KAKANI NAGARKOT HIKING
The Kakani Nagarkot Hiking explores charming locations near Kathmandu city and offers majestic Himalayan vista. Kakani, Chisapani, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel are all popular viewpoints around the capital, from where you will see the towering snow-clad mountains in all their glory. The Shivapuri national park is another highlight, covered with lush forests and a serene ambient for you to stimulate your senses in the grasps of Mother nature. You can also delve in the cultural aspect of Nepal when you pay a visit to the Newari village and explore the 13th century Indeshwor Mahadev temple in Panauti. Enjoy breathtaking views from these hill stations and stay connected culturally to the locals as you explore their culture and lifestyle.
You will be received at the airport and transferred to the hotel. After checking in you will have the day for yourself. You can participate in a practice called Kora, where people circumambulate the Boudhanath stupa. You can also take an evening stroll in Boudha and explore the bustling and intertwined streets. Overnight stay at hotel.
Today you will have the whole day to explore Kathmandu city. You will be visiting UNESCO world heritage sites such as the Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and more. After this short tour you will be briefed about the trek that you will commence on. This will leave you spare time to do some necessary shopping in the city for the trek. Overnight stay at hotel in Kathmandu.
You will drive to Kakani from Kathmandu today. Once you get the starting point of your trek you will begin walking through the forest and ridges alongside beautiful views of Manaslu, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and Langtang mountains. You will then reach the guesthouse where you will be spending the rest of the day. Overnight at guesthouse.
After you enjoy a warm breakfast you will start on your trek to Shivapuri at 2729 m above the sea level, which is the highest point of the trek. From Shivapuri viewpoint you will get amazing views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, Shishapangma and Gaurishankar which will take your breath away. Overnight at guesthouse here.
Today you will rise early to watch the spectacular sunrise over the snow-clad mountains from Shivapuri. After taking in the breathtaking views you will head back for breakfast. Then you will start on your trek to Chisapani (2194 m) with more majestic views of the mountains. Overnight at guesthouse in Chisapani.
After breakfast today you will start hiking towards Nagarkot at 2175m. Nagarkot has a view tower and is popular for the spectacular views of the mountains that it offers. It is only an hours drive from Kathmandu city, yet starkly differs from the hustle and bustle of city life. Enjoy the tranquil and solitary atmosphere up here with the mountains and also enjoy the spectacular view of the capital city. You will then head on down to the hotel. Overnight in Nagarkot.
You will wake up early today so you don’t miss the fabulous sunrise view from the view tower. With that fleeting moment recorded in your memory, you will head back to the hotel to enjoy breakfast. After you will drive to Dhulikhel, with the majestic peaks still in view you can also gain some interesting insights of Newari culture and way of life. Overnight at hotel in Dhulikhel.
Today you will walk towards Panauti from Dhulikhel. Panauti is a village of the Newari, an ethnic group of Nepal. The village is situated between Punyamata and Roshi streams. This forms a triangle, and the locals have built serpent models on all three corners so as to ward off floods from harming the village. You will also visit the one of the main symbols of this village, the three stores Indreshwor Mahadev temple believed to be built in 1294 AD, thus the oldest standing monument in Nepal. While exploring Panauti village you will come across some interesting antique houses and enchanting temples. You can take this opportunity to try and interact with the locals and learn of their unique Newari culture and traditions. You will then drive back to Kathmandu, and you will have the rest of the day for yourself. You can choose to rest, or go about the city. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Depart from Kathmandu International airport to your destination.
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