Kathmandu Day Tour or Hiking.

Kathmandu Day Tour or Hiking

Kathmandu Day Tour and Hiking

Kathmandu Day tour and hiking are amazing experiences for national and international tourists. Different varieties of tours are available according to the interest of guests and the limitations of the time. Normally, 3-4 places can be explored in one day based on location and time consumption. Similarly, for hiking one hiking for a day. Kathmandu Day tour and hiking are different from each other. Sometimes we can include one cultural site and one hiking according to location.

Thus, Some possible trips for Kathmandu day tour or sightseeing are as follows:

  • Patan/Pashupati/Bouddha
  • Swyambhu/Basantapur/Pashupati/Bouddha
  • Pashupati/Bouddha/Kathmandu Durbar  Square/Ashan
  • Patan/Bhaktapur
  • Changu/Nagarkot/Bhaktapur
  • Panauti/Dhulikhel/Namobuddha/Sanga
  • Pharping/Chobhar/Kirtipur
  • Pashupati/Bouddha/Kapan/Buddhanilkantha
  • Sankhu/Gokarna/Bouddha
  • Chandragiri/Matatirtha/kirtipur
  • Chobhar/Bugmati-Khokana/Patan

For hiking one place for one day, if you will do partial hiking you can add any one historical site according to a suitable location.

Kathmandu Day Tour

Kathmandu Valley has an amazing ancient heritage and amusing cultural and historical assortment. This city is full of arts and architecture with acknowledging ancient history. It is the city of Gods and Goddesses. There are many statues and temples from the pre-historical period to till now.

Kathmandu Sightseeing tour is full of historically significant pagodas, domes, and shikhara-style temples. Most of the venerable stupas and temples from the medieval era. Visiting some of these places, you might feel as if you’ve stepped back in time ancient period years.

This Sightseeing Tour package includes some of the possible major places in one day. Many sites are the part of World’s UNESCO heritage sites. We will spend the full day exploring UNESCO World Heritage sites including Swoyambhunath Stupa, Patan Durbar Square and Pashupatinath temple, and Bouddhanath Stupa.

Besides them, we will arrange other different historical sites according to the interest of our guests. Like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple, and Nagarkot. Similarly; Kirtipur, Bugmati-Khokana, Pharping-Dachhinkali, Champa Devi, and many more.

The spinning of prayer wheels, an attractive monolithic stupa in Buddhist sites. The murmur of mantras, the glow of diyas, tinkling bells, and ancient statues of different deities in Hindu Sites. Beautiful monuments, ancient art, architecture, and museum are welcoming you to other historical sites.

Kathmandu valley is a live museum, so this city includes a UNESCO world heritage site including 7 places. This tour belongs to one of the best day tours near Kathmandu according to your interest and time. We can include the Kathmandu Day Tour and Hiking in the same package on the demand of guests.

1. Kathmandu Durbar Square

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Centered in Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square has Hanuman Dhoka, Degutale Temple, Taleju Mandir, Nasal Chowk, and Nine story Basantapur Tower, Panch Mukhi Hanuman Temple, Mul Chowk, Mohan Chowk, Sundari Chowk, Tribhuvan Museum, King Mahendra Memorial Museum, and Kal Bhairab temple in its vicinity.

Hindu Mythology boasts that if a person interprets 17th-century stone inscriptions written in 15 different languages on the walls of the palace of Hanuman Dhoka, there would be instant flooding of milk from the wall. Hanuman Dhoka was the former Royal Palace of the Malla kings and later was passed on to the Shah dynasty.

The royal family lived in the Hanuman Dhoka palace till 1886 and thereafter shifted to Narayanhiti palace. However, the palace is still used for ritual and ceremonial occasions. A new King is crowned inside the palace. The palace has a 17th-century statue of Hanuman to the left of the palace entrance and an amazing sculpture of Lord Narasimha. The palace bears the historical reminisce of the Royal family, culture, and religion of Nepal.

Museums inside the palace let one explore the culture, religion, custom, tradition, architecture, history of Royal palaces, etc. Therefore, the Pharping Dakshinkali tour is another attraction over Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

2. Bhaktapur Durbar Square:

Bhaktapur lies in the Eastern part of the Kathmandu valley. Bhadgaon or Khwopa, Bhaktapur is the abode of ancient Nepali culture, custom, and alluring art pieces of excellent craftsmanship. Each historical monument represents the medieval culture, religion, and customs of Nepal. The Newari populace has largely dominated Bhaktapur.

Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal that has remained untouched by western culture. Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple, and fifty-five windowed Malla palaces are the living pride of Bhaktapur. The place houses the finest restaurants and hotels to cater to the needs and requirements of tourists. Therefore, the Bhaktapur tour is another attraction of Kathmandu tours and hiking.

3. Patan Durbar Square:

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Patan is 5 km South-East of Kathmandu Valley by the Bagmati River. 459 hectares of Patan is bounded by 4 stupas built by Emperor Ashoka in the 3rd century BC as recorded in history. As Lalitpur is another name for Patan.

There are several legends attached to the origin of the term, Lalitpur. One such legend says that in ancient times Kathmandu was engulfed with severe drought and three people were assigned to summon God Red Machhendranath from Kamaru Kamachhya, a place in Assam, India, into the valley for rainfalls.

Among the three people, one was a farmer named Lalit who was believed to have contributed more. When the rain finally poured into the valley, people as a sign of gratitude Sanskritized the valley after his name and the term ‘pur’ meaning township, and was finally named Lalitpur. Another tale boasts that the valley was named after king Yalamber.

Patan people refer to Patan as Yala. The history of Patan is from the 3rd century i.e in the Kirat dynasty period. And later modification takes place by Lichhavis in the sixth century. Then same chain of modification takes place by the Malla dynasty. The major attractions of Patan are as follows.

4. Swayambhunath:

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It is 3 km away from the West of Kathmandu. The ancient tale has it that thousands of years ago Swayambhunath was an island. Later a stupa was built. King Manadeva contributed to the making of the stupa in 460. After the invasions from the Mughals, it was distorted and had to undergo renovation in the 14th century. King Pratap Malla in the 17th century further enhanced the architecture and also added a stairway to get to the stupa.

At present, the stupa is a solid hemisphere of brick and clay, supporting a lofty conical spire capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and has Lord Buddha’s eyes adorned on all four sides of the spire base. Buddhists regard it as the holiest place. Similarly, Swayambhunath also offers a majestic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Therefore, Swyambunath is another attraction over Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

5. Pashupatinath Temple:

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Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Pashupatinath is one of the four most important religious sites in Asia for devotees of Shiva. Built-in the 1st or 2nd century and later renovated by Malla kings, the site itself is said to have existed from the beginning of the millennium when a Shiva lingam was discovered here.

The largest temple complex in Nepal stretches on both sides of the Bagmati River which is the holy place of Hindus.  The main pagoda-style temple has a gilded roof, and four sides covered in silver, and wood carvings of the finest quality. Temples dedicated to several other Hindu and Buddhist deities surround the temple of Pashupatinath.

Experience this highly recommended religious hub for a mix of religious, cultural, and spiritual experiences. Located 3 km northeast of Kathmandu on the banks of the Bagmati River, the temple area also includes Deupatan, Jaya Bageshori, Gaurighat (Holy Bath), and Kutumbahal, Gaushala, Pingalasthan, and Sleshmantak forest. There are around 492 temples, 15 Shivalayas (shrines of Lord Shiva), and 12 Jyotirlinga (phallic shrines) to explore.

Similarly, It is also a cremation site where the last rites of Hindus take place. The site and events at cremation are not for the faint-heart person; still, some visitors watch curiously from across the river from the hill. Therefore, Pashupatinath is another attraction over Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

6. Boudhanath:

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Boudhanath epitomizes Tibetan Buddhism. It lies 8 km East of Kathmandu and was built by Licchavis King Man Dev in the 5th century A. D. Its colossal and ancient stupa is one of the world’s biggest stupa. It has been built on a stepped octagonal base and inset with alcoves representing Buddha and his teachings.

Boudhanath Stupa looks like a giant mandala or diagram of the Buddhist cosmos. And as in all Tibetan mandalas, four of the Dhyani Buddhas mark the cardinal points, with the fifth, Vairocana, enshrined in the center (in the white hemisphere of the stupa). The five Buddhas also personify the five elements (sky, water, earth, fire, and air), which are represented in the stupa’s architecture.

There are other symbolic numbers here as well: the nine levels of Boudhanath Stupa represent the mythical Mt. Meru, the center of the cosmos; and the 13 rings from the base to the pinnacle symbolize the path to enlightenment, or “Bodhi” hence the stupa’s name.

At the bottom, the stupa is surrounded by an irregular 16-sided wall, with frescoes in the niches. In addition to the Five Dhyani Buddhas, Boudhanath Stupa is closely associated with the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Padmapani), whose 108 forms are depicted in sculptures around the base. The mantra of Avalokiteshvara (Om Mani Padme Hum) is carved on the prayer wheels beside the images of Avalokiteshvara around the base of the stupa.

The base of the stupa consists of three large platforms, decreasing in size. These platforms symbolize the body, brain, and speech. Boudhanath is topped with a square tower bearing the omnipresent Buddha eyes on all four sides. And the third eye symbolizes the wisdom of the Buddha. Therefore, the Boudha tour is another attraction over Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

7. Changunarayan:

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The two-tiered Changunarayan temple is 15 kilometers away from Kathmandu city. Changu Narayan is considered to be the oldest temple in Nepal. It remains a milestone in Nepali temple architecture with rich embossed works. The two-story roofed temple stands on a high plinth of stone. It has an architectural style like traditional Nepali temples.  Gokarna Mahadev temple is surrounded by sculptures and arts related to Lord Vishnu.

Also, we can see the temples of Lord Shiva, Ashta Matrika, Chhinnamasta, Kileshwor, and Krishna inside the courtyard of the main temple. There are four entrances to the temple and these gates are guarded by life-size pairs of animals such as lions, Sarabhai, griffins, and elephants on each side of the entrances. The ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu and the other idols are carved in the struts, which support the roof.

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Similarly, The entrance door is gilded with carvings of Nāaga (snakes). On the main entrance gate (i.e. western entrance gate), we can find the Chakra, Sankha, Kamal, and Khadga all at the top of a stone pillar. These stone pillars have an inscription in Sanskrit.

This inscription is considered to be the oldest inscription of Nepal and the stone inscription pillar was erected by Licchavi (kingdom) King Manadeva in 464 AD. The following monument is located while visiting the temple from the right side after entering from the main entrance (Eastern gate) to the courtyard. Therefore, the Changunarayan tour is another attraction of Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

8. Godawari:

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The Godavari is 11 km east of Lalitpur’s, Botanical Gardens of Nepal at Godavari Nepal. With its rushing streams and shady meadows, it is a popular picnic spot and bird watching as well as a dating spot among teenagers, and a spending area for family as well. It also has a notable collection of orchids, cacti, and ferns found in this area.

A quiet path leads to the Godavari Kunda, a spring where the sacred water of the Godavari River pours from the mountains and can be found. A huge festival takes place at the Godawari temple once every 12 years in the autumn season pilgrims from around the country participate in the fair named Maha Kumbha Mela. Therefore, the Godawari tour is another attraction over Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

9. Panauti:

Panauti is about six km southeast of Banepa, the beautiful village of Panautiis located between Punyemati and Roshi Khola. It is said that the then king Ananda Deva installed four dikapalas (guardian deities) in four directions and founded Panauti by uniting the then scattered small villages with seven hundred people in Kaligat in the year (1006 AD). The local people believe that the Basuki Naga (serpent deity) has occupied the area of Panauti to protect them from evils and keep them safe.

Hence, people are not allowed to use dhiki as the sound might disturb the sleep of the deity. It is also believed that the village itself rests upon one which is why not a single house was broken or dismantled during the great earthquake in 1990 BS (1934 AD). It is also one of the very important trade centers lying next to Banepa as it lies in a small valley surrounded by villages. However, most of the people here follow farming.

Panauti was founded by Ananta Malla (1274-1310) AD; others believe that there is a golden scripture dated 1385, which is located within the Indreshwar temple stating that King Harisingh Dev founded the town.

The Indreshwar temple is one of the largest and tallest pagoda-style temples in Nepal. It was originally built over a lingam in 1294, making it the oldest surviving temple in Nepal. The roof struts embellishing the two lower stories of the temple are distinct Nepalese wood-carving and architecture. The upper section of the temple is hung with pots and pans, offerings from young married couples hoping for happy and prosperous family life. Therefore, the Panauti tour is another attraction over Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

10. Kirtipur:

Kirtipur is an ancient city in Nepal. It is located in the Kathmandu District of Bagmati Zone 5 km southwest of Kathmandu. It is one of the five municipalities of the Kathmandu Valley. The name Kirtipur comes from Kirti (Glory) and pur (city). The name ‘Kirti’ is the queen who rules that place. As ‘pur’ means a city, and it states Kirtipur means the city of ‘Kirti’.

Originally a Newari foundation, Kirtipur is still a center of Newari culture. Therefore, the Kritipur tour is another attraction over Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

11. Chandragiri Hill

Tour lies on the South-West of Kathmandu Valley and is 2551 meters from sea level. It is 7 km from the Thankot. The tour provides you with the finest and most spectacular view of the Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, and Gaurishankar. Covered with a lush green blanket of flora Chandragiri is truly a great bountiful and pristine landscape. Similarly, The panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley & Himalayan ranges make anyone feel like seeing the whole of Nepal from this hill.

Concerning the description written in Himvatakhanda, Bhaleshwor Mahadev appeared at the spot where Satidevi’s ‘Bhala’ or the forehead fell off from her dead body. It is believed that Satidevi, Shiva’s consort, gave up her life by jumping on a fire pyre at her father Daksha Prajapati’s yajna (sacred fire ritual). After Daksha insulted her husband Shiva in front of scores of gods and goddesses invited to the religious ceremony. An enraged Shiva then carried her dead body on his back and walked across the world. Like a madman for a long time, without taking note of Satidevi’s decaying body.

Different ‘Shakti-centers’ are there in this site where different parts of Satidevi’s body fell in the course of Lord Shiva’s mourning. Therefore, A temple was erected at the same site where Bhaleshwor Mahadev appeared. Thus, the Chandragiri Hill tour is another attraction of Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

12. Chobhar Hill:

The path to the top of these gentle hills starts near the back of the Bagmati at the hill’s base. An impressive example of natural engineering and skillful design, the wide stone-paved track adjusts beautifully to the contour of the slope. After a series of steps and a pair of gates, it enters the courtyard of a Buddhist temple called Adinath Lokeshwor.


The most remarkable features of this triple-roofed structure in the 15th century, most probably in 1602, and reconstructed in 1640 are the numerous water vessels, pots, and pans nailed to boards all over the building. Below the golden Torana depicting six Buddhas, the masked face of the Red Machhendra stares out from the main that cuts through the hill, emerging at the Manjushri cave below. Therefore, the Chobhar tour is another attraction of the Kathmandu Day tour and hiking.

13. Pharping Dakshinkali

Tour is a way of going beyond the bustling town of Kathmandu and enjoying the greeneries. It is not only the greeneries but also explores two distinct features of those two brilliant destinations.


Pharping is an agricultural town, where people are spending their husbandry lifestyles. It is famous for its hydroelectricity. It is the first hydroelectric project in Nepal. The Power Station is located about 12 km south of Thamel. It is the second oldest hydropower station in Asia. After this, drive to Dakshainkali temple, which is a significant temple that people go to for worship.

Pharping, about 19km south of Kathmandu is a culturally prosperous and thriving Newai town identified with the sacred site of Hinduism and Buddhism where Guru Rimpoche (Padmasambhava, known as lotus-born God) attained the level of a Mahamudra vidyadhara. This village is famous for religious Buddhist monasteries, Shesnarayan temple, Bajra Yogini temple, Gorakhnath temple, and Guru Padmasambhava meditation cave. He believes that he gets enlightenment at Asur Cave.

The best way to visit the Pharping is to join other pilgrims on the clockwise pilgrimage circuit (parikrama in Nepalese, kora in Tibetan). Therefore, the Pharping Dakshinkali tour is another attraction over Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

14. Bugumati and Khokona:

Bungamati and Khokana are rural residents whose families have thrived here since antiquity. These are the Newars, people who are indigenous to the Kathmandu Valley. Even today they live simply, in much the same way as their forefathers. Many residents here live as woodcarvers (and have done so for generations), and the tour includes visits to their showrooms to see artisan craftwork that has adorned thousands of local temples and museums.

Historically, this place is the birthplace of the deity Machhindranath, who stays there for six months of the year and he spends the rest of the time in Patan. The procedure of moving him back and forth is one of the major annual festivals in the valley. Besides that, a dedication to Lord Ganesha, the Karyabinayak temple is one of the most important temples in Nepal. From that temple, the view of the surroundings looks very spectacular.

Similarly, The major locality of people living as woodcarvers around that area. Khokona is a beautiful traditional Newari village, since ancient times, this place itself very famous for the production of mustard oil. The temple of Rudrayani and the ponds carry similar religious importance as well. Local people are preserving this small museum. in which they have got old farming tools, jewelers, etc. Therefore, the Bugumati and Khokona tours are another attraction for Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

15. Narayan Hiti Palace:

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Narayanhiti Palace Museum is the former royal palace in the center of the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu. It is the palace that long served as a primary residence for the country’s monarchs.

Narayanhiti Palace is of two words ‘Narayan’ and ‘hiti’. ‘Naryan’ is a form of the Hindu god “Lord Vishnu” whose temple is located opposite the palace and ‘hiti’ means “water spout” which is also located to the east of the main entrance in the precincts of the palace, and which has a legend associated with it. A wall closes the entire palace. It is in the north-central part of Kathmandu. It was a new palace, in front of the old palace of 1915 vintage, built in 1970 in the form of a contemporary Pagoda.

Finally, the average citizens of Nepal and the rest of the world can get a glimpse of what it was like to live like the king of Nepal. The Narayanhiti Palace was now the Narayanhiti Palace Museum. Therefore, the Narayanhiti Palace tour is another attraction over Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

16. Sankhu:

The paved road beyond Boudha one of the old trade routes to Tibet rolls eastwards as far as Sankhu. It’s still one of the valley’s larger traditional Newari towns, but its location, in a rural corner hard up against the forested hills, gives it a pleasant backwater feel. There’s an old bazaar area to the east of the main north-south road, but the area is worth visiting mainly for its temple to Bajra Yogini, whose gilded roof glints from a grove of trees on the wooded hillside north of town.

Sankhu is also the site of the month-long worship of the God Madhav Narayan. The Barta (fasting) is a tribute to God through fasting, meditation, and ritual bathing by women and men too. It begins on the full moon of the Nepali month of Poush and ends on the full moon of the Nepali month of Magh. Therefore, the Sankhu tour is another attraction over Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

17. Budhanilakantha:

The Budhanilkantha statue of the Hindu god Vishnu, located approximately 10 kilometers from the center of Kathmandu at the base of the Shivapuri Hill, is the largest and most beautiful stone carving in all of Nepal. It is also the most enigmatic.

Carved from a single block of black basalt stone of unknown origin, the Budhanilkantha statue is 5 meters in length and it lies in a reclining position inside a recessed tank of water (representing the cosmic sea) that is 13 meters in length. Called the Sleeping Vishnu, or Jalakshayan Narayan, the statue depicts the deity reclining on the twisting coils of the cosmic serpent Shesha (Shesha is the eternal, multi-headed king of the serpent deities known as Nagas, and also is the servant of Vishnu).

Similarly, Vishnu’s four hands hold objects that are symbols of his divine qualities: a chakra or disc (representing the mind), a conch shell (the four elements), a lotus flower (the moving universe), and the club (primeval knowledge).

Thus, Budhanilkantha means “old bluethroat and how it got that name is fascinating, as explained by the excellent Rough Guide to Nepal:

Similarly, Two old stories offer different explanations of the origin of the Budhanilkantha statue. There is a saying that the statue was sculpted and brought (by devotees) to its current location in Kathmandu. It was during the reign of the seventh-century monarch Vishnugupta, who controlled the Kathmandu valley under the Licchavi king Bhimarjunadev. Therefore, the Budanilkantha tour is another attraction over Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

18. Tapoban

Osho Tapovan is the only spiritual place in Nepal where you can stay and meditate at night. We do not stop anyone there. Everyone gets entry easily. Now it has about 200 branches in Nepal and outside. The specialty here is to inspire Nepali society to lead a healthy life and we are doing it. According to this, there are 8 meditation sessions a day along with yoga. Anyone can come for 8 sessions. It has meditations related to music and meditations on silence.

Kathmandu Day Hiking

Kathmandu Day Hiking is an outdoor activity that consists of walking in a natural environment. And can be completed within One day. It is one of the easy ways you can explore nearby hillsides for this hike. As a result, we do not require any overnight camping.

Kathmandu Day Hiking tours are perfect for those who are looking for a taste of trekking in Nepal. Offering some experience of traditional rural activities within sight of the metropolis along with the excellent mountain panoramic views.

Similarly, some of the Kathmandu Day Hiking are Phulchowki Hike, Champadevi Hike, and Nagarkot Hike. Likewise, Namobuddha, Dhulikhel, Sundarijal, and Kakani are other best for hikes in the Kathmandu vicinity.

The fairly easy trails to bask in the enchanting landscapes, ethnic settlements, and an array of biodiversity. As well as the best thing about these hiking routes in Kathmandu is that you can do them.

Kathmandu Day Hiking trails we can see the views of the Himalayas (8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here). Include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, and Mahalangur range (Everest range).

1. Day Hiking to Namobuddha:

Under the Kathmandu Day tour and hiking package, Namoboudha hiking is one of them. It is at the hilltop of Panauti. It is a very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District about 38 km. east of Kathmandu. The stupa and shrines built up on this lovely little hill have significantly enough marked a very ancient holy site. Normally, We drive 35 km east of Kathmandu for about one and a half hours to a place called Dhapasi. An old Newar town Panuti with a packed lunch box.

Generally, from Dhapasi we follow the uphill trail forward northeast direction, and the trail narrows. We cross a suspension bridge and pass through many small villages to a vast rice field. Which gives you the chance to see How Nepali People plant and harvest the crop. From here we hike steep uphill for about an hour to reach Namoboudha. Thus, Drive back to Kathmandu or overnight at a resort in Dhulikhel.

2. Day hiking to Phulchowki (2782 m.):

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Similarly, the Kathmandu Day tour and hiking also include Phulchoki (2782m) hiking. It is the highest hill in the south of Kathmandu valley. This is one of the most beautiful hiking in terms of vegetation in Kathmandu Valley. After breakfast at the Hotel, drive 14 km south of Kathmandu for about 30 minutes to a place called Godavari ( Royal Botanical Garden ) with a packed lunch box.

Similarly, From the Godavari, we start our hiking gradually uphill through a sub-tropical thick forest for about four hours. The magnificent view from the eastern part of the Annapurna range to Gaurishanker in the east can be visible from here on a clear day apart from the Breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley. After lunch and strolling around for some time, we hike down following the same trail to the Godavari for about 2 hours and drive back to Kathmandu.

3. Day hiking to Champadevi (2285 m.):

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Champadevi is at an altitude of 2285 m southwest of Kathmandu, is a pilgrimage site having a Buddhist stupa and a Hindu shrine that commands many pilgrims to visit this place on a full moon day. After breakfast at the Hotel, we drive 16 km south of Kathmandu for about an hour to a place called Pharping (on the way to Dakshinkali Temple) with a packed lunch box. Thus, From Pharping, we start our hiking gradually for about half an hour along the trail toward the north ridge and through the pine forested area.

Generally, from here we continue hiking gradually up following the trail for about another 3 hours to Champadevi. Therefore, the view of the central and western Himalayan ranges is magnificent. After lunch and strolling around for some time, continue to hike down to Hattiban for about 2 hours and Drive back to Kathmandu. Thus, Champadevi hiking is also another major attraction on Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

4. Day hiking to Nagarjuna (2128 meters.)


Nagarjuna is in the northwest of Kathmandu valley. It just takes 15 minutes by car and 2 and half hours up to Nagarjuna hill. Historical Jamacho Peak (6,300 feet/2128 meters) is another name for Nagarjuna. It provides the best view of the northern Himalayan range and Kathmandu valley.

Hence, A Jamacho monastery lies on top of the hill and is sacred for Buddhist pilgrimage. There are several specific dates to gather more people for the special function of Jamacho Monastery. Hence, Besides the Nagarjuna cave, there are some other caves of Buddha and Mahasiddhas. Therefore, Nagarjuna hiking is also another major attraction on Kathmandu Day tours and hiking.

5. Day hiking to Shivapuri (2563 m.):

Shivapuri is at an altitude of 2563m north of Kathmandu and is the second-highest hill around Kathmandu Valley. Baghdad, Shivapuri is located near the source of the holy river Bagmati. Thus, after breakfast at the hotel, we drive for about 20 minutes to Budhanikantha Temple, 8 km north of Kathmandu. From Budhanilkantha we walk through the Shivapuri conservation area.

National Park is preserving over 500 species in this forest. We start our hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army checkpost is located. Nagi Gumpa is at an altitude of 2330 m north of Kathmandu. Above Budhanilkantha Temple is the only Monastery for the Nuns to practice Buddhism and foreigners often come there for meditation. Hence, It is a steep uphill hike through a narrow and dusty trail for about half an hour and two hours of gradual uphill trial to Shivapuri.

Thus, Shivapuri Hiking is another major attraction on Kathmandu Day tours or hiking.

6. Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hiking:

Nagarkot is another hiking attraction on the Kathmandu Day tour and hiking. Which lies 40 km far from the main center of Kathmandu in the eastern direction. Early in the morning drive from Kathmandu to view the tower of Nagarkot. After seeing a view of the Himalayas from Nagarkot we will provide it to Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel Hiking is a tourist Paradise.

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Thus, the spectacular snow-fed mountains must be one of the finest panoramic views in the world. When a blue haze covers the lower portion of the mountains, they seem to be floating in the air. The panorama offers a majestic undisturbed view.  The Himalayan ranges stretch from Mount Annapurna in the far west to Mount Karolung in the Far East. Thus, from Dhulikhel, more than twenty Himalayan peaks are visible from there. Hence, In short, it has been the initial point for mountain-oriented sightseeing since time immemorial.

7. Kakani to Bhanjyang Hiking:

Another Kathmandu Day tour and hiking include Kakani to Bhanjyang Hiking. This is an interesting hike through oak, rhododendron, and pine forest. Early in the morning, you drive from Kathmandu to Kakani (2073m), 32 km north of Kathmandu about one hour. Furthermore, from here the trail leads to the east along a graveled derivable road.

Therefore, the entire trail is almost entirely on a level path. You hike about three hours to Bhanjyang, which does include a 20-minute steep ascent before reaching the final location. After detouring around the area here, you retrace the same path back to Kakani in about 2.5 hours. And then drive back to Kathmandu.

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Besides this, the Golden Triangle Nepal Tour Hot Spring Trek, Trek near Kathmandu, Panchase Trek, Ghalegaun Trek, Chepang Hill Trek, Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, and Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek are available.

Similarly, the Annapurna Circuit Trek – 14 Days, Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 14 Days, and many more are in the Annapurna Region.

Likewise, the Everest Base Camp Trek – 12 Days, and Everest Three Pass Trek – 17 Days are in the Everest Region

In Langtang Region Holy Gosainkunda Trek – 6 Days, Langtang Valley Trek – 9 Days, Langtang Gosainkunda Chisapani Trek – 13 Days are available.

Manasalu Area Trek – 15 Days, Upper Mustang Trek – 14 Days, Nar Phu Valley Trek – 12 Days, and Rara Lake Trek – 11 Days are in the Restricted Region.

As well as Ganesh Himal, Kanchanjunga, Makalu Trek, and programs are organized by Robinson Crusoe Holidays.

Among the cultural programs; are the Kathmandu Day tour and hiking, the Honeymoon Tour Package – 10 Days, the Nepal Pleasure Tour – 8 Days, Adventure Package Tour – 14 Days, the Historical Nepal Tour – 10 Days, the Spiritual tour Package – 12 Days, Kathmandu Unique tour – 5 Days, Historical Gorkha Village Tour 9 Days, Nepal India Cultural Tour – 10 Days.

Thus, We can manage your tour and trek on your interest and demand. According to your time duration and schedule, please go to our Plan Trip or Customize Trip.

Therefore, Robinson Crusoe Holiday is always ready to provide excellent services for our guests. Based on our cultural motto “Matri Debo Bhaba, Pitrii Debo Bhaba, Atithi Debo Bhaba.”  Thus, the Mother is a God, the Father is a God, and the Guest is a God.

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Kapil Banjara

Kapil is been working for 7 years in the tourism industry as a professional tour guide. He is a resource person of Nepalese society and politics with culture and tourism under Tribhuvan University for 8 years.
Kapil has also published a tourism-related book titled “Nepalese society and politics with culture and tourism” from Buddha Publication. He has been completed his master’s degree in different social subjects such as Population Studies, Political Science, Educational Planning and Management, and sociology.

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