• Kakani Hiking
  • Kakani Hiking

Kakani Day Hiking

Trip Overview

Kakani Day Hiking  is one of the best options to escape this nasty city life of Kathmandu. Kakani is a hill station nearby Kathmandu which is located in Shivapuri National Park to north of Kathmandu. It is a beautiful village facing to the northern mountain range of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langang. On the one hand, Kakani is popular for its serenity and mountain views and landscapes and on the other hand it is also famous for Trout Fish. We can choose the fish we like and we are allowed to do fishing in the pond and they will cook it for us immediately. It is lovely and organic. Kakani is a perfect destination for one night stay. 

Kakani Day Hiking refreshed thoroughly as well as enhances your walking stamina for other longer trekking in the Himalayas. 

Kakani is a tourism site closer the Kathmandu city for exploration and pleasant hiking .It is 26 km drive from Kathmandu. Thousands of tourists as well as native Nepalese visit the area to explore its natural beauty. This glorious site elevates itself to 2,073m/6,801ft at the top of the ridge to the northwest of Kathmandu.

The viewpoint at summit offers superb views of picturesque landscape down below and panoramic views of mountain peaks such as the Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Langtang range and others as well. To the most, there exists a glorious park catching sight of every visitor’s on its way. The park is dedicated to the 113 victims who died on a plane crash.

Highlights of Kakani Day Hiking

  • An escape from nasty city life of Kathmandu/ Dustmandu
  • Beautiful drive via deep forest for an 2 hours
  • Glorious insights of Shivapuri National Park, country life and settlements
  • Organic Fish and various Nepali cushions
  • Alluring landscapes and mountain views
  • Serene Park with true natural flavor

Getting to the trailhead and Away

First we drive from Kathmandu to Kakani(26 km) ( Lower Kakani) where the road  divides. One goes to Trishuli or Syabru Besi which is the beginning point of Langtang region Trekking and the other goes up to the top of the station and the park. However, we choose to walk for 1 hour experiencing village life and landscapes. The pines and other forest make our hiking more fascinating till we get to the top. We pass Tapoban and climb the hill and get to the trailhead from where we begin our hiking. On return, we get the bus from the same place.

Local bus, private jeep, car or motorbike are the means of transportation to get this hills station of Kakani.

Note: We can also spend the night at Kakani. If yiu want to do so, Please Contact Us. We can fit the itinerrary according to your choice. 

Cost Details


  • Surface transportation by private car/van.
  • An experienced trekking guide
  • Lunch during the day tour to Kakani
  • Governmental taxes and company charge


  • Kathmandu city hotel accommodation
  • Tips to the guide and driver.
  • Any alcoholic beverages and mineral bottle water.
  • Personal expenses 
Price From

US $ 97

* All Inclusive Price

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 day

Trip Grade: Easy

Destination: Nepal, Asia

Group Size: 1- 14 pax

Arrival On: Kathmandu

Departure From: Kathmandu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Best Season: All round the year

Elevation: 1300-2000m

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