Hiking around Kathmandu
The verdant hills around Kathmandu make a ground for a beautiful day hikes and short trek around Kathmandu. The hill top reaches the altitude of about 3,000 m and offers the view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Jugal Himal ranges. Walking through the charming Tamang villages, one can get the close insight of the countryside lifestyle. Tamang people pursue shamanistic and animistic practices along with Buddhism. From our homestay the Shivapuri national park in the north is just about 8 km and the Nagarjuna hill is about 2.5 km. Here are the lists of day hike and short treks you can do from our homestay.
Nagarjuna hikingNagarjun hill is located about 2 km north from ‘Kathmandu Eco Homestay’. The hill is also known as Jamacho hill in local language. The hike to the 2,090 m hilltop takes about 3 hrs following the forested ridge and one hour to get down. The hilltop offers brilliant view of Kathmandu valley towards south and the Himalayan range of Ganesh Himal and Langtang towards north.
Shivapuri hikingShivapuri hill is the highest hill around Kathmandu valley. It is part of the 144 sq km Shivapuri national park. Shivapuri is located north of Kathmandu. It takes about 8 hrs to trek to the top and back. There are few walking trails but all passes through thick protected forest.
Changunarayan – Nagarkot hikingThis is one of the most popular and easy hike in Kathmandu. The trail gradually climbs from Changunarayan to the the popular hill station town of Nagarkot in about 5 hrs. The trail follows forested ridge and enters the Tamang villages with Jugal Himal looming at a distance.
- Short trek around Kathmandu valley – 3 days
A trek of about 6 – 8 days from our homestay to Gosaikunda Lake and Kyanjin gompa in Langtang national park could be planned. Langang national park is only about 18 km north of Kathmandu valley rim. We are involved in Himalayan tourism since 1998. Most of us in the family are trek leaders and tour guides. We run a small but reputable tour / trek company iTourNepal.com P Ltd . Visit our page for more short treks in Nepal.