Kakani Nagarkot Trekking

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  • Duration 9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 2,195 m | 7,201 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Kathmandu - Kakani - Shivapuri - Chisapani - Nagarkot - Dhulikhel - Panauti - Kathmandu
  • Best Season Jan - May and Sept - Dec


  • Bird watching, natural exploration, and photography.
  • Interacting and blending into local people and culture.
  • Sightseeing and cultural tours around Kathmandu and Bhaktapur.
  • amazing views of Sunrise and Sunset.
  • explore lush nature, green hills, Stunning waterfalls, forests, and mountain views.

This is an easy trek. Situated towards the north of the Kathmandu Valley, due to its strategic location and convenience, Shivapuri was proclaimed as a watershed area supplying more than a million liters of natural spring water to the city.

Kakani Nagarkot trek gives visitors an opportunity to observe the rich Nepalese culture tradition from the closest quarter and intermingle with the locals.
The narrow mountain paths take you through dense forests and quaint villages. And in the background the magnificent presence of the Himalayan peaks are always there, providing its magnificent panoramic mountains scenery with more than thirty mountains over 6000 meters (19,680ft).and to Kakani.

NOTE:It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days besides actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.


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In accordance with your flight schedule, we will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, to extend a warm welcome to you in our beautiful country for the beautiful trip. After exchanging warm welcome greetings at the arrival section, we will lead you to our vehicle to transfer you to our trip hotel. It’s a day at complete leisure on your own to relax the jetlag. But we definitely help you with the information to go around in case you’d like to do so.

We spend a full day in Kathmandu today which will be a necessary acclimatization day as well. Early in the morning after breakfast, we will meet for a trip briefing where we will talk about this amazing trip in detail and answer your questions should you have any. After the brief meeting is over, we are taking you for an amazing cultural sightseeing tour of heritage sites in Kathmandu valley.

The sites we take you for the sightseeing today include Swoyambhunath - the oldest monument in Kathmandu valley, Kathmandu Durbar Square – to see the temple of Living Goddess and other medieval architectural wonders, Pashupatinath – to immerse into Hindu death rites on the bank of a holy river, and Boudhanath – a massive Buddhist shrine considered as the biggest in the world.

After finishing up with your breakfast you will pack your required things for the hike including a camera to shoot some photos of nature. We will drive to Kakani which will take us about 1.5 hours. As we reach there we will hike while exploring through the forests. You get the spectacular view of the Himalayas like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, and Langtang while hiking along the ridges. We will stay here overnight.

Today we will reach the highest point of the trek. The trek will last for about 4 to five hours. The trek is easy and relaxed as you breathe in the fresh air of the green and dense forest. Once you reach the Shivpuri you get the perfect view of mountains panoramas which include the famous peaks like Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Gauri Shankar and, Mt. Dorje Lakpa Mt. Shisapangma, Langtang Range. We will be staying at Shivapuri overnight. 

You will be waking up early if you don’t want to miss the sunrise with the beautiful mountain panoramic views. After having our breakfast, we will continue towards Chisapani in chilly weather. We will hike for about five hours to reach Chisapani. You will be passing through a dense forest. You will notice some rear birds along the way. The mountain view from Chisapani as well is breathtaking. We will stay at Chisapani for the overnight stay.

Nagarkot is one of the famous destinations known for its amazing view of fantastic mountains, sunrise, and sunset. Though it is just a 1-hour drive from Kathmandu you can still get the taste of ancient culture and tradition. Here you can relax your body and soul. We will stay at Nagarkot for the overnight stay.

We wake up early in order to view the great sunrise with the mountain's panoramas. After the beautiful sunrise, we will have our breakfast and we will continue our journey. We will drive to Dhulikhel which will take about an hour. From Dhulikhel, you can get a view of mountain vistas. Other than vistas you can explore the Newari culture and traditions. We will be staying at Dhulikhel for an overnight stay. 

Today will be the last day of our journey we will first explore around the Panauti which is about half an hour hike from Dhulikhel. We drive back from Panauti to Kathmandu. Himalayan Scenery will provide you with a farewell dinner at night. 

    On the last day of this trip, we drive you to the airport as per your flight schedule back to home or onward destination. We definitely hope that you enjoyed the Kakani Nagarkot Trek and hope to see you for another adventure soon.

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    Cost Details


    • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
    • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
    • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
    • Kathmandu city tours, tour guides, and private transportation
    • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
    • Himalayan Scenery trekking map, Trekking T-shirt, and duffel bag for trekking
    • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
    • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
    • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport-size photos for permit)
    • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
    • Government taxes & office service charge


    • Personal Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
    • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
    • Hot showers during the trek
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
    • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

    Useful Info

    The itineraries provided by the Himalayan Scenery Treks Are guided and standard; however, the itineraries are subject to be altered or changed because of the uncertainties beyond our control. Note that, the itineraries are just a Guideline to show you the overview of tentative tour plans. The alteration on the tentative itineraries may differ or be altered as per the best interest, due to the unpredicted event caused by physical, technical, and natural conditions.

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    Please provide us with your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 10 to 20 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay the rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer, or online. Please visit here for payment details.

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    If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellations of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearrange the schedule.

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