Hike and Country Walks in Nepal
‘a pleasant way to enjoy rural farm life with natural surrounding on the high ridges of Nepal Himalaya’
BUNA Treks & Expeditions offers wide range of day hike and country walks from one day to more of moderate and scenic hike around the high hill and ridges within Kathmandu valley rim or in and around beautiful Pokhara, with captivating mountain views and dramatic scenery of rolling green hills and verdant valley, and walking into pristine forest of dense rhododendron-pines-oaks and fir tree lines.
Exploring rural farm villages where you can witness the medieval and traditional way of simple life in the harmony of natural environment.
Hike and Country Walks around Kathmandu valley
Phulchowki day hike:
Phulchowki Hill stands at 2,760 meters high which is just 18 km South East of Kathmandu with short driving distance, the area is reached via Godawari Botanical Gardens. It is famous for birds and some wild life with an awesome panorama of mountains views from Annapurna, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal towards North West and with central Himalaya range of mountains of Langtang-Jugal Himal and continues towards North East Mt. Everest and other adjoining high Himalayan peaks.
Kakani to Nagarkot via Chisapani from a day to 2-3 days Hiking:
A moderate and peaceful walk on North of Kathmandu valley walk uphill into forested area of rhododendron-pines and oaks trees and terraced farm land with country villages, to reach at Kakani and towards Chisapani hill ridge at 2,240m for stunning sunrise views over range of mountains.
From here continue hike to Nagarkot at 2,100 meters famous mountain resorts with splendid views of mountains with stunning sunrise and sunset over snow-clad peaks.
For energetic people can continue walk to Dhulikhel or downhill to Changunarayan Temple area near Bhaktapur.
Other scenic hiking area on the ridges of Kathmandu Valley rim:
Shivapuri hill and Nagarjun hill:
01: Shivapuri Hill 2,540 m high with duration of 03 to 04 hrs hike both ways
02: Phulchowki Hill 2,760 m high with duration of 03 to 4 hrs hike both ways
03: Chisopani Hill 2,310 m high with duration of 05 to 6 hrs hike both ways
04: Nagarjun Hill 1,670 m high with duration of 03 to 4 hrs hike both ways
Hike and Country Walks around Pokhara valley
With time in Pokhara if you are joining for longer trekking, here you can enjoy a day walk on the high hills at Pokhara, where you can witness the simple and rural life with traditional hill villages overlooking awesome views of snowcapped mountains, a moderate walk within warmer climate above the ridges of serene Lakes Begnas, Rupa and Phewa with reflection of Annapurna Himalaya.
Pokhara with its natural beauty is also a starting point of Nepal’s most popular adventure destinations. Most of the trekking, mountaineering expeditions begins from this remarkable place and it’s a also an ideal spot for all types of holiday makers at present Paragliding and Ultra light flight among popular activities on air with alluring views of snow capped peaks and aerial look of Pokhara valley.
Buddhist Peace / Shanti Stupa:
An excellent next view point of short hike and drive near to ridge top of Pokhara at Shanti or Peace Stupa, located south of Phewa Lake on a ridge top.
Peace / Shanti Stupa, a Buddhist Pagoda on a hilltop, also known as Ananda hill, built by Japanese monks with local supporters under the guidance of a head priest.
This beautiful spot offers tremendous overwhelming views of Pokhara valley and of the snow capped peaks towards the north.
A hill top the tallest spot at 1, 460 meters with super views of mountains, Pokhara green valley and its city with Phewa Lake below, besides the fabulous panorama famous for paragliding which is one of the most popular adventures sports around this scenic place.
Hike and Country Walks Trip profile:
Hike and scenic walk: With short drive to and from hiking start and end point
Walk Duration: 4 to 5 hours with short stops and for refreshments.
Hiking Areas: At the rim of Kathmandu and Pokhara valley high hills.
Maximum altitude: At Phulchowki 2,760 m, Chisapani 2,240 m and Nagarkot of above 2,100 m
Season: All Year except July to Mid September monsoon times.