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The Kakani Hiking experience offers a perfect one-day retreat from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, leading you into the serene beauty of hills and farmlands. This 5 to 6-hour adventure provides a captivating tour of Kakani, showcasing the Tamang culture, the cultivation, and the unique food processing methods of Nepal.
Commencing with a scenic hour and a half drive from Kathmandu to Kakani, the hike leads you to the lunch spot at ‘Suryachaur’ within Kakani itself. The journey is renowned for its breathtaking panoramic views of mountain ranges, the famous Japanese strawberries grown in Kakani, the rhododendron-flavored liquor, delectable rainbow trout dishes, and the poignant Mountain Memorial Park.
Designed for ease and enjoyment, this day hike is suitable for all age groups, offering an opportunity to savor the novel experiences Kakani has in store, making it one of the most rewarding one-day trips in the region.
Here are the key highlights of the Kakani Hiking experience:
– Enjoy a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Kaule, Kakani, offering splendid views of hills and valleys.
– Marvel at the breathtaking vistas of the Annapurna Range, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishankar, and the Ganesh Himal from Kakani’s viewpoint.
– Immerse yourself in the rich culture and traditions of the Tamang community in Kakani.
– Participate in the delightful activity of strawberry picking, and savor dishes prepared from rainbow trout, along with the unique experience of tasting Rhododendron-flavored liquor.
Here’s a concise overview of the itinerary:
– Day 1: Embark on a scenic hike from Kakani to Gurje Bhanjyang.
We’ll kick off the day with a prompt pickup from your hotel at approximately 8:00 AM. Starting early in the morning is ideal, as the clarity of peak views tends to diminish as the day progresses. This ensures that we make the most of the stunning vistas on our journey.
The journey from Kathmandu to Kaule, Kakani, lasts approximately an hour. As you traverse this route, you’ll witness the cityscape gradually giving way to expansive green fields. This picturesque transformation offers ample opportunities for capturing the beauty of the hills and observing the tranquil village life amidst the lush surroundings. Upon arriving at our starting point in Kakani, you’ll catch sight of various trout farms and strawberry fields tended to by local farmers. The Langtang Range stands prominently in the backdrop, adding to the scenic allure.
Kakani stands out as one of the most accessible and charming settlements in the vicinity of the Kathmandu Valley. Renowned for its idyllic picnic spots enveloped by dense forests of rhododendron, oak, and pine, as well as its cultivation of Japanese strawberries and other crops, Kakani promises a delightful experience.
Following a refreshing tea or coffee break, you’ll gear up for the main hiking adventure in Kakani.
Your hike commences towards the Mountain Memorial Park in Kakani, a place dedicated to honoring and remembering mountaineers who have passed away, established by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Enjoy a cup of tea here as you gear up for your trek through the enchanting jungles of Kakani.
Initially, the hike is uphill and may pose a bit of a challenge, but as you progress, the trail becomes more enjoyable and relatively easier. It’s a unique experience to walk amidst the dense forests of oak and rhododendron, with glimpses of snow-capped mountains in the distance. Along the way, you’ll pass through local settlements and observe farmers tending to their crops. If you’re fortunate, you might even have the chance to participate in strawberry picking during the right season.
Kakani is renowned for its specialties like rainbow trout, homegrown strawberries, and rhododendron-flavored liquor. Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase some from the local market. You can also engage with the locals, learning about the Tamang way of life. Picture having your lunch surrounded by breathtaking views of the Annapurna Range, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishankar, and Ganesh Himal.
Consider taking a brief stroll to the Thai Memorial Park, established in memory of the victims of the tragic 1992 Thai Airlines crash in Nepal.
Finally, hike to Gurje Bhanjyang via Suryachaur, and from there, arrange for transportation back to Kathmandu.
After your invigorating hike, you’ll embark on the journey back to your hotel in Kathmandu. Before bidding farewell to Gurje Bhanjyang and Kakani, take some time to pick up souvenirs and capture a few photographs to commemorate your experience and support the local economy. As the day comes to a close, you can reflect on the adventures of the day, knowing that you’ve made lasting memories.