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Nagarjun Hill/Kakani Hiking

5 Days 4 Night

Trip Introduction

Nagarjuna hill is one of the famous Buddhist stupas on the Nagarjuna Hill which is about 7km. From Kathmandu on western skyline. A motorable road leads through Raniban (Queen Forest) to this stupa. It takes about 45 minutes to reach there in the motor/jeep while hike is about 5 km. on foot and takes about 2 hours. It is quite steep and one has to climb about 754 m. as the stupa is situated on the top of the Nagarjun hill at 2128m. This hill is also described in the literature as Vindhya Mountain.

Kakani has situated 23 km. away northwest from Kathmandu standing proudly at the elevation of 2,073m. It is most popular of immense pleasure and a spectacular view of the Himalayas like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Gaurishankhar etc. It takes an hour driving to reach there and 3/4 hours hiking from Kathmandu.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,295 m/4,273 ft.)

Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by a Nepal Alternative Treks airport representative. Transfer by Private car/ Van (depends on the size of group) to the select Hotel Marshyangdi. Stay overnight on B/B basis.

Day 2: Visit world heritage sites in Kathmandu.

Full day Kathmandu sightseeing (world heritage sites) – Boudhanath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Monkey temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Private car/van (depends on group size) and tour guide. Stay at the same hotel on B/B basis.

Day 3: Kathmandu- Nagarjun- Bhaktapur.

Drive private vehicle to Nagarjuna Gate and hike 2 hours to the Nagarjuna hill ( 2100m./6930ft.). You will have a great view of Kathmandu valley after good hiking and also visit Buddhist stupa then climb down to Nagarjuna gate. After lunch drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square to explore one of the oldest cities with rich culture and art. It is also a historical place. Stay there overnight at hotel on b/b plan.

Day 4: Bhaktapur- Kakani- Kathmandu.

Drive to Kakani ( 2073m./6840ft.) 1:30 hour for Panoramic view of high mountains as Fishtail, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang lirung and many more. You will hike down to Osho tapoban meditation center exploring typical villages, terrace, and lifestyle of poor people. Stay at Hotel overnight on b/b basis. In the evening, you are cordially invited to a farewell dinner where you will experience typical Nepali food and cultural entertainment, courtesy of Nepal Alternative Treks.

Day 5: Departure.

Nepal alternative treks provide you free transportation to Trivuwan international airport and departure to your home or other destination.

Trip Highlights

Trip Duration: 6 days hike.

Max. Altitude: 2100m./6930.ft.

Minimum Altitude: 1295m./ 4273 ft.

Grade: Easy.

Activities: Hiking/ tour.

Accommodation: Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee.

Transportation: Car/ Van/ Taxi.

Trek Departure: Every day throughout the week.

Group Size: 2 persons (minimum) to 12 persons (maximum).

Best season: Feb, March, April, May, Sep, Oct & Nov.

Available Time: All months.

Per day hiking: 5-8 hours per day Kakani.

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