After breakfast, we drive 29 kms north of Kathmandu to Kakani. The drive itself is interesting as we get past numerous villages negotiating the road that seems to have never ending bends. The scenery on the way is magnificent. But the thing of true beauty is saved for the moment we arrive in Kakani - the whole vista just opens up on the north side as we get off our vehicle. To the north are some of the world's highest mountains including Manaslu, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar and many (yes many mountains).
From the main view point, there are a lot of interesting hikes possible towards north-east. There is also a century old summer villa used by the British Embassy a long ago as well as the memorial park that commemorates the victims of 1992 Thai Airways Flight 311 accident.
If we are there between February to April, we will see local people selling fresh strawberries. Trust us, their strawberries are best in the world.
We start our hike from Kakani, walk past dense forests and continue via Alle to finally end our hike at Budhanilkantha. It is a really good hike of 5 to 6 hrs. But we can take more time to rest and take photographs to enjoy on our own style.
Day 01: Kathmandu to Kakani
07:00 AM - Breakfast at Hotel
07:30 - Pickup at Hotel, drive to Dhulikhel(30kms, 1 hr 30 minutes)
09:00 - Arrive in Kakani
Local hikes around and stop for lunch
17:00 - Finish hike at Budhanilkantha.Drive back to Kathmandu.
Service Includes And Excludes
- Hotel / Airport pick up and drop by private car / van / bus
- Accommodation during the tour
- Necessary transportation during the tour program
- Local licensed Experinced English speaking guide
- All goverment taxes
- Monument entrance fee
- Offical expense
- Travel Visas and Travel insurance
- Alcoholic, cold and hot drinks