Kakani Hiking from Kathmandu - 1 day

Kakani Hiking from Kathmandu - 1 day

Kakani Hiking is the perfect one-day hike in Kathmandu, away from the hustle and bustle of city life towards the simplistic beauty of hills and farms. This 5 - 6 hour hike takes you on a tour around Kakani, to the Tamang culture, the cultivation, and processing of special foods of Nepal.

Kakani Hiking starts with an hour and a half drive from Kathmandu to the starting point in Kakani, then a hike to your lunch point at ‘Suryachaur’ in Kakani itself. The trip is famous for the panoramic views of mountain ranges, Kakani’s cultivated Japanese strawberries, rhododendron-flavored liquor and rainbow trout dishes, and Mountain Memorial Park.

The day hike is easy and suited for all age groups to truly enjoy the new experiences Kakani has to offer, making it one of the best one-day trips out there.

Departure Point

From your hotel stay

Pickup Time

8 AM


7 to 8 hours

Destination Covered



Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Kaule, Kakani, with splendid views of hills and valleys
  • Spectacular views of Annapurna Range, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishankar, and the Ganesh Himal from Kakani’s viewpoint
  • Exploring the Tamang culture and traditions in Kakani
  • Experience Strawberry picking, and enjoy dishes made of rainbow trout and Rhododendron-flavored liquor

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Kathmandu to Kakani Hiking

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Kathmandu to Kakani Hiking

At around 8:00 AM, we will pick you up from your hotel stay. As the day gets older, the views of the peaks also start fading away. Therefore, it is best to start the trip early in the morning.

Drive from Kathmandu to Kaule, Kakani (1 Hour, 26 Km)

An hour drive takes you from Kathmandu to Kaule, Kakani. Along the way, you can see the cityscape transforming into green fields. You can click pictures of the beautiful hills and the distant village lifestyle in the serene greenery. On reaching our starting point in Kakani, you can see different trout farms and strawberry crops planted by farmers from a distance. The Langtang Range is also distinctly visible.

Kakani is one of the most convenient settlements around the Kathmandu Valley. It is famous for picnic spots surrounded by dense forests of rhododendron, oak and pine, Japanese strawberries, and the cultivation of other crops.

Have some tea/coffee, then prepare for your actual hike in Kakani.

Hiking in Kakani (5 - 6 hours)

You can begin your hike to the Mountain Memorial Park in Kakani, built to give limelight and respect to deceased mountaineers by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. You can have a cup of tea here and prepare for hiking in the jungles of Kakani.

Hiking until the checkpoint is uphill is a little difficult, but it becomes easier and enjoyable throughout the rest of the trail. It is a completely different feeling while hiking on this trail surrounded by dense forests of oak and rhododendron with views of snow-capped mountains in the distance. You will pass by settlements and can see farmers cultivating crops. If you are lucky, then you might be able to help them in strawberry picking in the right season.

Once you reach the checkpoint called ‘Suryachaur,’ you can have your packed lunch or buy it from a local store. Kakani is famous for its rainbow trout, homemade strawberries, and rhododendron-flavored liquor, so be sure to buy some from the local market. You can also intermingle with the locals and learn about the Tamang lifestyle. Imagine having your lunch surrounded by astounding views of Annapurna Range, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishankar, and Ganesh Himal.

After your lunch, if you wish, you can also take a short walk to the Thai Memorial Park, which was named to commemorate the victims of the fatal 1992 Thai Airlines crash in Nepal.

Drive from Kakani back to Kathmandu (1 Hour, 26 Km)

Following your hike, you will drive back to your hotel in Kathmandu. Be sure to collect souvenirs and click a few photos for memories before leaving Kakani, as it supports the local economy. After a long day, your trip is finally over after reaching your hotel.

Useful Tips

It is advised not to hike during the Monsoon season as the earthen trail becomes muddy. The best seasons for Kakani Hiking are certainly the spring and autumn, lasting from March to May and September to November, respectively.

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Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Based on 1 reviews
Very good

Stanley Moore
flagsUnited States of America
Dec 15, 2021
Beautiful Kakani Hike
We hiked through the trail of Kakani, had beautiful view from Suryachaur. It was about 6 hours hiking in Kakani and it was great. We could see Annapurna Range, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishankar, and Ganesh Himal. It was superb experience.
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