What are the best camping spots around in Kathmandu?

What are the best camping spots around in Kathmandu?

Author: Himalayan Trekkers

Oct 8, 2020

Nepal's warm multi-ethnic community welcomes guests from all over the world throughout the year. You can visit Nepal at any time of the year and immerse yourself in the picturesque hill life. However, if you are looking for an edge of nature between the laps of nature, then Nepal has several amazing camping spots to offer. 

If camping is what you are looking forward to, it is best to plan your trips between March and May or between September and December as these are the best months for camping in Nepal. While you are camping or hiking around Kathmandu, you can do it on a regional budget, as well as a comfortable and luxurious trip depending on interest and availability.

Himalayan Trekkers knows how adventure enthusiasts seek to get energetic and want to explore the rawest form of nature. So, we know how to make your stay really special. Here are 10 of the most amazing places near the Kathmandu Valley that you can go to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, especially for travelers who want to experience the serenity of nature.

NAGARKOT

If you are looking for a peaceful hill station, Nagarkot is the place for you. It is surrounded by 8 mountain ranges of the Himalayas and gives you some of the most spectacular views of both sunsets and sunrises. You will rest in the lap of nature at a height of 2,195 m. The site also has many attractive temples for Hindu devotees and is a popular site for Hindu pilgrims.

One of the most popular features of Nagarkot is the many camping trails that lead off it. If you are an adventurer who likes hiking, this is the ideal destination for you. Trails take you through great mountain scenery and you must go through lush forests on your way. The forests are an ideal place to observe exceptional birds and varieties of fauna in the region.

LAPSEPHEDI

Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, is a lovely place to visit, however, only 20 km further, lies this incredible hill station, gifted by nature that is also quite intact. In Lapsiphedi, you can find peace and serenity and this place has recently become a popular tourist destination, all thanks to the abundant natural wealth available here.

Greenfields of tea leaves welcomes you to this wonderful valley. There are many places around Lapsiphedi that offer you some of the most impressive views of the sunrises and sunsets. You can go on many daily hikes to nearby hills and places in the Lapshiphedi Valley. 

The valley in central Nepal is quite high with very steep hiking trails. This means that the walks are going to be quite strenuous. However, the joy of warm and delicious thukpa, momos, and other Nepalese authentic dishes are sure to make this trip incredible. 

The perennial snow-capped views of the Langtang mountain range will always be accompanying you. The place is also ideal if you want to immerse yourself in the Nepalese Tamang culture.

VILLAGE OF BALTHALI

Another exotic town that you can visit during your stay in Nepal for an ideal camping, hiking experience is the town of Balthali. It is located 32 km from the capital of Kathmandu and is a very popular place. This exotic location is covered in rice fields and surrounded by lush green forests that are ideally soothing to the eyes and soul.

Balthali Village, like Lapsiphedi, has the snow-capped Langtang mountain ranges to one side which gives you a great view of the Mahabharata mountain range. Other attractions include many Buddhist temples that you can visit. There are many hiking trails emerging from the village, which will take you through the alpine forests to wonderful villages that are sure to fill your heart with peace and delight.

SHIVPURI- NAGARJUNA NATIONAL PARK

If you are a nature lover or you like photographic landscapes and exotic fauna, then the Shivapuri Nagarjuna National Park is a gem that you must embellish in your memories collection. The national park is only 12 km from Kathmandu and is a must-see for any traveler when in Nepal. 

You will be greeted by a panoramic view of the Himalayas as you enter this national park area. There are many trekking and hiking trails that spring through the park and take you on a wonderful and unforgettable walk through the woods. 

Setting up camp in this park would be an adventure lover's dream because of all the exciting things it promises. There are many species of native birds that you will find in this national park and many migratory ones also stop here. The endemic plant species that flourish and spread here is a delight to see.

GURJEBHANJYANG - SURYACHAUR

As you might enjoy your time in Shivapuri Nagarjuna National Park, you will be delighted to know that there is even more secluded and fascinating camping spots just in the parking area. 

Suryachaur Hill takes you to one of the rural places near the Kathmandu valley which gives you a taste of Nepalese culture at its best. You have to go through the Gurjebhanjyan pass to reach this place isolated from the rest of the world. 

The best time to visit the hill station would be in the later months of the year during the Fall season and even better during winter. The Ganesh Himal mountain ranges will stand tall in front of you as you take in the beautiful Thangshing Valley from its many vantage points.

CHITLANG-MARKHU-KULEKHANI

Chitlang, Martkhu, and Kulekhani are three villages located on the southern outskirts of Nepal. These places are well known for their Gamey goat cheese and also have an abundance of organic farming going on. 

A visit to these places and camping on the banks of the fast-flowing river or along the lush slopes will help you connect with nature. There are amazing views as you ride the dusty road and you can also go cable car in this region.

Conclusion

Nepal is a fascinating place full of unspoiled natural delights. The food, the culture, the people of Nepal are excellent and you will have the experience of a lifetime while traveling through Nepal. 

The minimal use of plastic, no littering in the camp, putting out the campfire efficiently when leaving a campsite, trying not to provoke any wild animals are some of the most important things to keep in mind when camping around the outskirts of Kathmandu. It is our responsibility to preserve the beauty of these beautiful places while having great fun.

So, explore the most beautiful place in Nepal with Himalayan Trekkers and connect more with the life of the locals. Himalayan trekkers promise to fulfill all the wishes of their guests.

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