Kakani Village Trek - 8 Days

Trip Cost
US$ 525 (Per Person)

Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Transportation: NA
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Our Kakani Village Trek is a compact package of mere 8 days that takes you to the beautiful hillstation of Kakani.  Positioned 23km northwest of Kathmandu on a ridge at an altitude of 2073m, it is easily accessible by car of mere one hour through the bends and curves along the Raniban forest.  During the Kakani Village Trek, we will witness spectacular views of snowcapped majestic Ganesh Himal, the Central Himalaya the Western Himalaya, Gauri Shankar Himal, Manaslu Himal, Annapurna Himal, Langtang Ranges, Dorje Lakpa, Melung- Tse, Furi Chachui and several other peaks. You will be blown away at the sheer size and beauty of these massive peaks.

We'll hike through the verdant oak and pine woods covered with blooming rhododendrons, visit a trout fish farm, bird watch, and get to know the culture and traditions of the locals. We'll enjoy the rustic touch in the area and see once-in-a-lifetime sunrise and sunset views from Kakani Hill Tower.  All of these features make the Kakani Village Trek one of the best short treks in Nepal.

Kakani Village Trek initiates with a drive towards Kakani and passes through Aledanda to Shivpuri, which prolongs further to Dhap before winding up in Nagarkot - yet another popular Hill Station from where we will drive back to Kathmandu and conclude our 8days long Kakani Village Trek.  If you don't have the time or energy to take on a high Himalayan trek, this is the perfect package for you!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02:Sightseeing and preparation day in Kathmandu
  • Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Kakani (2030m)
  • Day 04:Trek from Kakani to Shivapuri (2000m)
  • Day 05:Trek from Shivapuri to Dhap (765m)
  • Day 06:Trek from Dhap to Nagarkot (2175m)
  • Day 07:Trek from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur, drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 08:Departure

What's Includes:

  •  4 nights and 5 days of food and accommodation during trek with tent
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Kakani and from Bhaktapur to Kathmandu after trek
  • English speaking local expert guide( porters,cook,sharpa and helper)
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast
  • Shivapuri National Park entrance fee
  • Airport transfers and escort
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
  • Equipment (sleeping bag,tent,kitchen equipment,jacket, first aid kit, etc.)
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.

What's Excludes:

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 40  (Details in Visa Page)
  • International flight & all domestic flights
  • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Shower and electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
  • Hot shower during trek
  • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
  • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in KathmanduUpon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, the Adventure Himalayan representatives will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefed in short about your tour by our guide or tour leader. If you have any questions or doubts about your trip then they should be asked and clarified at this time. Overnight stay at hotel.
  • Day 02Sightseeing and preparation day in KathmanduKathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). We can also visit Swyambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, which was built roughly 2000 years ago. Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the afternoon, you will be meeting with your trekking guide and will check all the necessary things. Overnight stay at the hotel.
  • Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Kakani (2030m)In the morning, we will take a short drive of about an hour and half towards the Northwest end of Kathmandu Valley to visit Kakani, a popular hiking spot. The hilltop provides a perfect view of the great Himalayan Ranges of Langtang. Kakani is famous for growing strawberries. We can explore the area the rest of the day. Overnight in guest house.
  • Day 04Trek from Kakani to Shivapuri (2000m)Leaving Kakani behind, we will begin our trek towards Shivapuri from Aaledanda along the ridge of Shivapuri National Park Area. We will stroll through the landscapes with views of terraces and mountains as we pass through woods to make it to eventually arive in Shivapuri. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 05Trek from Shivapuri to Dhap (765m)We trek along the ridge between the Himalaya and the Shivpuri Watershed for about 4 hours until we reach Dhap. Overnight at guest house.
  • Day 06Trek from Dhap to Nagarkot (2175m)A 5hours of hiking through the verdant forest of pine and spruce and the pretty villages, we arrive in Nagarkot, where we will have an enchanting sunset view prior to resting in hotel.
  • Day 07Trek from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur, drive to KathmanduWe wake early to have the incredible sunrise view over Himalayas. Returning back to hotel, we will nibble the breakfast and drive towards Kathmandu. Celebratory dinner in Kathmandu in the evening!
  • Day 08DepartureWe will transport you to the airport. Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels. We look forward to seeing you again!

Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date Status Price Booking
22 February, 2020 29 February, 2020 Guaranteed USD 525
22 February, 2020 29 February, 2020 Guaranteed USD 525
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