Kathmandu Valley comprises of three popular district of Nepal: Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. Each three districts provides some of the best hiking destinations. So here we are going to talk about the best 5 hikes around the Kathmandu Valley.
All the hike around the valley offers the spectacular scenario of lofty mountains along with a 360 degree view of Kathmandu Valley. The hills surrounding the Kathmandu Valley is a worth of hiking. The trails goes through the lush forest and provides the feeling and experience of walking through the nature. So due to all these factors hikers experiences the close encounter to the nature.
All these hikes around the hills of valley takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and refreshes your mind and body. The sub-alpine forests and quiet countryside make for a great short break. One can also experience the settlements of people and view the lifestyle of people living around the countryside.
Best 5 Hikes Around Kathmandu Valley:
- Shivapuri Peak Hike: This hike is one of the most famous hike in Kathmandu Valley. Shivapuri Peak Hike goes through the lush green forest around the altitudes of 2563m. Shivapuri hike commands the spectacular view of the Langtang Himalayas, wonderful nature, birds eye view of Kathmandu Valley.
- Champadevi Hike: Champadevi Hill is situated at an elevation of 2,278m is the third highest hill around Kathmandu Valley. The hike falls under the strenuous hike in comparison to other hikes around the Kathmandu Valley.
- Nagarkot to Dhulikhel Hike: One of the most rated hike around the Kathmandu Valley. The splendid hill station is famous for the majestic mountain panorama offered during the clear days. Standing at an elevation of 2,195 meters, Nagarkot serves as one of the best spot of Bhaktapur district.
- Chandragiri Hike: Chandragiri is situated at an elevation of 2551m and offers the spectacular panorama of Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa and Gaurishankar Mountain Range.
- Suryabinayak to Lakuribhanjyang Hike: Another popular hike around the Kathmandu Valley which propounds the splendid view of Kathmandu Valley along with the wonderful views of Himalayas.