Hiking in Nepal
Most of the hills of Nepal can be used for hiking. Hiking in Nepal provides you with stunning views of the mountains and the valleys, as well as enjoy the hospitality and know the diversified Nepali people’s lifestyle, art, architecture and cultural traditions.
Kakani is a hillside popular for panoramic views of Annapurna mountains (8091m/ 26,545ft), Manasalu (8165m/ 26,781ft), Ganesh Himal (7446m/ 24,422ft), Lantang lirung (7245m/ 23,763ft) and around 20 other mountains over 6000 meters above sea level. This can be a one day or two days trip from Kathmandu.
Nagarkot is situated east of the Kathmandu Valley with maximum altitude of about 1800 meters (5,904ft) above sea level. This Nagarkot tower is popular for mountain views particularly at sunrise and sunset. Among the mountains above 6000 meters (19,680ft), Annapurna (8091m/ 26,545ft), Manasalu (8165m/ 26,781ft), Ganesh Himal (7446m/ 24,422ft) and Lantang lirung (7245m/ 23,763ft) can be viewed from this point. This can normally be a one day trip from Kathmandu in case if interested can stay for more than a day.
Phulchwoki is considered to be one of the most prominent peak 2829m/ 9050ft above sea level, which surrounds the Kathmandu valley. This mountain consists a natural garden of multicolored roses, yellow jasmine, iris and other flowers. Rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal is found in sufficient amount to observe. A road is not that notorious, a jeep and motorbikes can lead to the top of the hill where there is a Buddhist shrine. A youthful hiker with good stamina ans climbing technique can get in there by less than four hours. The place has all the makings of a peaceful resort area.
The Nagarjuna hill is located about 10km/6.2 miles from central Kathmandu. There is a Buddhist shrine at the top, a holy scrupture for both Buddhist and Hindus. To get to the top one has to climb for around 15 to 20 minutes. From this point a superb panoramic view of the Himalaya ranges can be observed.
Dhulikhel lies 32 km away from Kathmandu. It is also located at the central part of Nepal. The main attractions of Dhulikhel are the grand and panoramic mountains views, numerous temples, and different types of landscape and a diversity of people. This ancient town, 30 km east of Kathmandu is a popular Himalayan viewpoint at Dhulikhhel.
Sarangkot lies in Pokhara, situated in the western part of Nepal and about 1700 meters (5,576ft) above sea level, It is very popular for mountain scenery. From this very point you can see panoramic views of Annapurna (8091m/ 26,545ft), Manaslu (8165m/ 26,781ft), Ganesh Himal (7446m/ 24,422ft), Dhaulagiri (8167m/ 26,795ft), Machhapuchre (the sacred mountain) and around 25 other mountains over 6000 meters (19,680ft) of altitude. Pokhara Valley lakeside with all its natural beauty can be most fascinating view from there. Sarangkot is another spot popular for seeing the sunrise over the Himalayas. This is a one day trip from Pokhara but can be extended.