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  • Jyatha, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal


Kakani Danda lies in the northwest of Kathmandu Nepal towards Dunche which is the road leading to Langtang Region trekking.

This is an interesting hike through oak, rhododendron and pine forest. Early in the morning, you drive from Kathmandu to Kakani (2073m), 32km north of Kathmandu about one hour. From here the trail leads to the east along graveled derivable road. The entire trail is almost entirely on a level path.

You hike about three hours to Bhanjyang, which does include a 20 minute steep ascent before reaching the final location. After detouring around the area here, you retrace the same path back to Kakani in about two and half hours and then drive back to Kathmandu.

It is about 12 km walking tour around Kakani hill. During the hike you visit a Buddhist Monastery, ethical Tamang Villages, some nature forest walking experience, visit the Kakani Farmers fields, Kakani Memorial Park, Kakani Stuppa, Basanti Durbar Area, Strawberry farms and Natural climbing rocks.

Trip highlights

  • Enjoy the hike through sub-alpine forests.
  • Walk through the oak, pine and rhododendron forests.
  • Enjoy the views of Shisha Pangma Range, Langtang Mountain Range, Annapurna Range, Mt Manaslu.
  • Opportunity to enjoy rainbow trout, Rhododendron-flavored wine, and strawberry harvesting.
  • Observe Tamang culture and traditions.
  • Great surrounding vistas from Suryachaur meadow.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Kakani, hike from Kakani - Suryachaur - Gurje Bhanjyang & Drive to Kathmandu

We leave Kathmandu early in the morning and drive for two hours to reach Kakani. Once we reach Kakani hill station, we can right away see the locals selling the famous Kakani strawberries, plums, peaches, and other seasonal fruits. The mountains may already be seen from here, particularly the Ganesh Himal, Paldor Himal, and Langtang range. Annapurna, Lamjung, and Manaslu Ranges also can be seen on clear weather days.

The initial half of the hike is quite difficult, as the pathways gradually become more difficult until we reach the checkpoint. We traverse through some residences and numerous strawberry fields.

We continue till we reach the Suryachaur meadow offering a picturesque view of the Himalayan ranges, deep valleys, and surrounding landscapes.

After spending time at Suryachaur, we will continue our hiking adventure further down to Gurje Bhanjyang at 1800 meters elevation which is the prime destination of this journey. 

We reach the Bhanjyang after nearly half an hour of descending. Upon reaching Bhanjyang, we will be gifted with a spectacular close-up vista of the Himalayas again such as Manaslu, Lamjung, and Ganesh. The hill station also offers beautiful sights of the rivers and valleys.

  • Trip facts

  • Trip duration : 1 day
  • Grade : Soft adventure
  • Activity : Hiking
  • Starts in : Kathmandu
  • End in : Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude : 2030 m

Cost Includes

  • All land transfers
  • A Trek Guide
  • Lunch
  • Entry permit for National Park / Conservation Area
  • First aid kit

Cost Excludes

  • Personal nature expenses such as drinks, beverages etc.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips.
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.

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