Kakani - Nagarkot Hiking

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Kakani - Nagarkot Hiking

Overview and Highlights

The Kakani - Nagarkot hiking is four days in total. The Kakani is situated at north-west of Kathmandu; one can see the mountain landscape of central Nepal, a vast collection of majestic peaks stretching from Ganesh Himal to the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. There is an unusually perfect blending of the imposing mountain scenery with the more sylvan environment of the lower valleys. Rhododendrons growing wild on the mountain slopes begin to bloom in late winter and stay in bloom for several months, giving the village even more charm. Kakani is 3 km off the main Dhunche road.

One of the more popular day hikes amongst visitors is hiking Shivapuri. The Shivapuri hike usually starts in Budhalkantha and detours through Nagigumpa. Shivapuri stands at a height of 2563 meters and is located to the north of Kathmandu. It is one of the highest hills in the Kathmandu Valley.

The entire Shivapuri area is known as a protected area that is home to a vast amount of endangered bird and animal species; included in these rare species are leopards, jungle cats and Himalayan Black Bears. Hikers can also look forward to seeing a large variety of mushroom species, approximately 127 bird species and 102 different species of butterflies. The two major rivers in the Shivapuri region are the Bisnumati and Bagmati rivers.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Arrival at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel. Stay overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2030

Drive from Kathmandu [1,338m/4,389ft] to Kakani [2,030m/6,660ft] that lies 23 km northwest of Kathmandu. Hike from Kakani to Ale Dada. Hotel overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2014

Hike from Ale Dada to Shivapuri [2,011m/6,598ft]. This magnificent hill comes alive with Rhododendrons during the months of March and April and this wonderful view is definitely one of the reasons for making hiking in Shivapuri so popular. Hotel overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
571

Hike from Shivapuri to Chisapani [571 m/1,873 ft]. Sunrise view behind the mountains is the prime attraction. Walk along the rim along the Shivapuri watershed forest and arrive at Chisapani. Hotel overnight

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1905

Hike from Chisapani to Nagarkot [1,905m/6,250ft] via Chauki Bhanjyang [1,760m/5,774ft]. After having lunch at Chauki Bhanjyang we continue our hike to Nagarkot [1,905m/6,250ft]. Hotel overnight

Final Departure

Cost Includes:

  • All surface transfers as per itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Fooding, lodging, insurance and other expenses of the staffs
  • Fooding; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner [as per itinerary] and lodging of the clients
  • Necessary National Park fees
  • All necessary paper works and permits
  • Guided sightseeing tour
  • Camping equipments such as very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping
  • Kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses and other kitchen equipments
  • Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs
  • All ground transportation by private vehicles as per the itinerary program
  • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, cook, assistant leader [4 trekkers: 1 assistance] also a personal Sherpa on request
  • Porter’s Charges [Porter can carry up to 20kg]
  • Tea and coffee during Mountain Climbing
  • Teahouse/Lodge and tented accommodation during trekking and climbing session
  • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available]
  • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety]
  • Seasonal fresh fruits such as orange, apple, banana, mango, grape and other Nepali local fruits

Cost Excludes

  • Meals in Kathmandu
  • Domestic / international airfares
  • Nepal entry visa fee [Visa fees US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days & US$ 100 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.][ Visa can be easily issued upon the arrival of Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu which will require 2 passport size photos]
  • Airport tax required for the Domestic / International flights
  • Expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet and others
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing
  • Any extra transportation except in itinerary [we can arrange upon request]
  • Any kind of personal expenses
  • Helicopter rescue due to out of control
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price
  • Some extra assistance like if you cannot walk properly our guide will arrange you horse to came back [if applicable this you have to pay them directly]
  • Tips to staffs. After working everyone expect some Tips. We don’t mention fixed amount, it’s is up to you and up to their service, but generally tourists provide 10% of the total cost
  • International airfares to and from Kathmandu as per your destination
  • Single supplement charges [if required]
  • Departure tax from Kathmandu
  • Your travel insurances
  • Cold drinks and beverages

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Why trip price is different?

Following are the determinants for the price

Accomodations in Kathmandu and other cities
Mode of Transportation (car/van/bus/flights)
Number of crews(Guides & porters, Sherpas, Cook(s))
Travelling time(Season)
Extra services

Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.

You will get best price after your inquiry We know about value of money and world economy, so fell free to share your tentative budget for this trip so we can mention and compromise with price, this is standard price for trip if you have low budget we can run even cheap and if you wise to pay more and need extra deluxe service we will do that.

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