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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.
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.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
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.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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.
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