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Day Hike Around Kathmandu

Day Hike Around Kathmandu suggested 3 to 7 hours of walking along the mountain, hill stations, terraced fields, forest and village trail. Domestic and foreign tourists benefitted during their vacation in Kathmandu. Friends, family, individuals and groups can join one-day hiking to burn calories by exploring spectacular mountain views, peaceful nature, rural lifestyle, different flora and fauna, indigenous house patterns, ethnic mix cultures and seasonal festivals.

Kathmandu Valley offers several day hiking routes with driving and hiking starts in Panimuhan (30 minutes), Nagarkot (1:30 hours), Phulbari Gate (20 minutes) and Godavari (an hour), Bhangyang (40 minutes), Dhulikhel (1:20 hours). Hire a professional guide to explain the hiking route, walking time, snow-clad peak, rural culture, education system, village lifestyle, city lifestyle and ethnic caste groups. 

Day hiking reaches to explore seasonal flowers, fruits, plants, wildlife, domestic animals, cuisine, local lifestyle, heritage sites, temples, and monasteries in Nepal. Domestic and international tourists can observe the domestic animals, incredible mountain views, green hills, valleys, bridges, diverse landscapes and sunrise and sunset views while hiking around Kathmandu Valley.

Day Hiking Gears

It requires a Light cloth, proper shoes, a bag, a water bottle, medicine, an energy bar, sun lotion, a permit, and a professional guide. 

Hiking Path

Kathmandu day hiking varies along uphill, downhill, flat, zigzag, staircase trails and gravel roads. The top 7 most popular day hiking routes in Kathmandu Valley are below. 

1. Drive 10 km from Kathmandu to Panimuhan to start Shivapuri hiking (13 km) - 5 hours

2. Drive 32 km from Kathmandu to Nagarkot to start Nagarkot-Changunarayan hiking (10 km) - 3 hours

3. Drive 32 km from Kathmandu to Nagarkot to start Nagarkot-Dhulikhel hiking (14 km) - 5 hours

4. Drive 4 km from Kathmandu to Phulbari Gate to start Phulbari Gate-Nagarjuna hiking (10 km) - 5 hours

5. Drive 22 km from Kathmandu to the Godavari to start Godavari-Phulchowki hiking (15 km) - 7 hours

6. Drive 16 km from Kathmandu to Chandragiri Cable Car Station to start the Chandragiri-Hattiban Day Hike - 7 hours

7. Drive 32 km from Kathmandu to Dhulikhel to start Dhulikhel-Namobudha hiking - 3 hours

Hiking season

Nepal's dry season from September to May offers the best day hiking season.  


Tourist captures a waterfall, snow-clad peaks, sunrise, sunset, terraced fields and picturesque villages.


Day hike burns calories, firm up muscle and take close to nature and a rural lifestyle.