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Kakani VillageTour

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Tour Details

The Kakani Village Tour is a popular holiday trip around Kathmandu valley at the elevation of 2073m. This easy going trek to the village, 22 km north of Kathmandu is a perfect destination to escape from the hustle and bustle of city life for a short span. It is the great opportunity to get some great insights into Nepali village culture along with natural diversity. This 3 days package tour offers the travelers with panoramic vistas of the magnificent Annapurna ranges, Manslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang range, Dorje Lakpa, Melung-Tse, Gauri Shankar, Furi Cha-Chul, Mount Everest and many others. Kakani is also famous for breathtaking views of the lower valley and glorious sunrise and sunset. The trail is filled with the woods of oak, pine and rhododendron, where you may encounter some flora, fauna and wildlife. The blossoming of rhododendron makes the whole forest red in the spring and in the winter, the panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges gives superfluous touch. Shivapuri village also provides the splendid views of the majestic Himalayas and the surrounding valleys.

Departure & Return Location


Departure Time

Price Includes

  • Private transportation to/from trailhead
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during the trip
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • All necessary documents and permit fees
  • All necessary entrance fees
  • All government taxes and office charges

Price Excludes

  • Drinks & Beverages of personal interest
  • Additional tours and accommodations
  • Personal insurance and personal expenses
  • Tips for guides

Day 01:Drive Kathmandu to Kakani (1982m), hike to Aaledanda

Driving Duration: 1 hour

Hiking Duration: 4-5 hours

Early morning, you will meet your tour guide and drive to Kakani. Kakani is a famous viewpoint on the outskirts of the Kathmandu valley offering an amazing view of the capital along with the Langtang ranges. From there, you will hike to Aaledanda along the ridge of the Shivapuri National Park area. The walk is pleasant almost in the lush green woods with the company of chirping birds. You will explore some of the popular place in Aaledanda and spend your night in one of the teahouses there.

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Day 02: Hike from Aaledanda to Shivapuri

Hiking Duration: 5-6 hours

After breakfast in the morning, you will commence your trekking down to Shivapuri via dense forest that houses a lot of rare and endangered species of birds. You will continue your hike with a spectacular view of Langtang ranges, a tranquil atmosphere and different forms of landscapes. You will spend your night at one of the lodges in the Shivapuri village.

Accommodation: Lodge  

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 03: Shivapuri Hike to Kathmandu

Driving Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Hiking Duration: 3 hours

Today, you will hike down to Budhanilkhanta after breakfast. Walking through lush green forest of pine, oak and rhododendron and quite steep trail, you will pay a visit to hidden Buddhist monastery, Nagi Gumba (2340). Once you reach at Budhanilkantha, you will be driven to the center of Kathamndu valley.

Meals: Breakfast

What to bring?

Gear List:

Equipment list for day hiking tours:

  • Day Bag Pack 
  • Trekking Pole 
  • Trekking Boots
  • Wind Proof/Water Proof Jackets , Pants
  • Full sleeve t-shirts, Fleece
  • Gloves, Sun Hat. Scarf
  • Sunglasses, Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle, Water Purifier
  • Favorite Snacks, chocolate bars 
  • Personal Toiletries, Towels 
  • Hand sanitizer, Insect Repellent Cream 
  • Binoculars, camera, mobile phone, power bank