Day Hike Kakani to Bhanjayang

Day Hike

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US$ 110 P/P

Trip Info

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Max. Altitude

    2030 m

  • Difficulty

    easy

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Drive

  • Region/Type

    Day Hike Around In Kathmandu
  • Best Season:

    • All Year Round

Kakani to Bhanjyang Day Hike is one of the best short experiences on the outskirts of Kathmandu. It is also a great opportunity to experience nature, culture, and adventure in one shot in a short time. The day hike from Kakani to Gurje Bhanjyang passes through Kakani village, which is a notable Mountain Viewpoint, a flat meadow famous for picnics named Suryachaur, and reaches Gurje Bhanjyang which offers a fantastic mountain close-up views. 

Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the picturesque Kakani Hill station/town offers a wonderful blend of wilderness and a calm environment. It is located 28 kilometers northwest of Kathmandu valley, at a height of 2,030 meters with breathtaking views of the scenery and mountains. With the clear blue sky, peaks like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Range, Mt. Gaurishanker, Lamjung, Annapurna, Paldor, Manaslu, and the other Himalayas would be a breath-taking sight to see.

Another appealing part of Kakani is the Thai Memorial Park established to honor the 113 victims of a Thai Airlines plane crash in 1992. The Tamang people, their culture, unique lifestyle, and the Japanese strawberry farms along with seasonal fruits are other highlights of the town. Himalayan trout fish are popular in Kakani, and you can find them in a restaurant at the summit of the Kakani hill station.

The short climb from Kakani brings you along a pleasant path through lush paddy fields and rural Nepalese life to a favorite picnic spot for residents as well as a significant viewpoint, Suryachaur. The Suryachaur offers a beautiful terraced landscape. The beautiful rich valley of Likhu, also known as Thansing Phant, is visible and a sight to behold for all trekkers. Also, the hiking trail goes through the Shivapuri Nagarjuna national park, providing excellent possibilities to witness the park's natural and fauna.

The ending point of this day-long hike, Gurje Bahnjyang is just a 30-minute descent from Suryachaur. Walking with the sublime landscape views and valley rims, this 30-minute passes in a blink. Gurje Bhanjyang is a scenic viewpoint for the close-up views of the Himalayas such as Manaslu, Lamjung, and Ganesh Himal.

This day hike from Kakani to Bhanjyang, like other hiking near the Kathmandu valley, caresses your eyes with mesmerizing mountain and valley views. Hiking on this trail, which is surrounded by deep oak and rhododendron forests with views of snow-capped mountains in the distance, is an entirely different experience. It is indeed one of the best hiking routes to spend some quality time with friends and family is the Kakani walk. 

Note: If the hikers want a longer version of this hike, we can continue from Gurje Bhanjyang towards Budhanilkantha through the Shivapuri National Park on the prior information. It is a 3-4 hours walk from Gurje Bhanjyang. This hike should be started very early in the morning so that it can be ended in the early evening. This segment of the hike offers us an additional view of Kathmandu Valley and the opportunity to explore the famous Budhanilkantha Temple where a unique sleeping Vishnu statue is floating in the pond. 

Highlights of Kakani to Bhanjyang Hike

  • Beautiful vistas of hills and valleys during the scenic drive
  • Spectacular views of the Annapurna Range, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Gaurishanker, the Ganesh Himal, Lamjung, and Paldor Himal
  • Opportunity to enjoy rainbow trout, Rhododendron-flavored wine, and strawberry harvesting
  • Experience Tamang culture and traditions
  • Trek through a mixed woodland of oak and rhododendrons
  • Great surrounding vistas from Suryachaur meadow

The best time to do Kakani to Bhanjyang Day Hike

Kakani to Bhanjyang Day Hike can be done any time of the year. However, it is recommended that you visit during the spring months of March-May or September-November so that you may enjoy the crystal clear unhindered views.

The spring months will provide you with the ideal opportunity to see the Himalayas at their most beautiful. This is the season of flowering and the most notable blossoms will be red Rhododendrons throughout the forest. 

Along with the suitable and clear weather of September and November, you will get an extra boost because of Dashain and Tihar, Nepal's greatest month-long festivals.

Monsoon and winter appear to be suitable for those who enjoy trekking on less busy trails and seek extra-level adventure. 

Itinerary in Details

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. Our drive along the Pasang Lhamu Highway is accompanied by scenic views of hills, farms, and small settlements. 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. 

We can take a quick tea break in the town admiring the Himalayas. Then we'll take a walk around the neighborhood and pay a visit to Mountain Memorial Park, which is dedicated to the plane disaster that killed all 99 passengers and 11 crew members in 1992. 

After exploring the park, we will begin the hiking journey to the Kakani woods. 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. If you're lucky, you might be able to assist them with strawberry harvesting when the season is perfect.

We continue till we reach the Suryachaur meadow offering a picturesque view of the Himalayan ranges, deep valleys, and surrounding landscapes. We will eat our lunch at one of the basic tea shops present there. The foods will be very basic, local, and very different from what is found in the cities. 

After spending an ample amount of time at Suryachaur admiring its natural beauty, 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. 

We spend quality time there, admire the beauty of nature, capture pictures and moments to cherish for a lifetime, and return back to Kathmandu on a private vehicle via Tokha.

Includes

  • Private Transfer to Kakani from Kathmandu
  • Private Transfer to Kathmandu from Bhanjyang
  • Experience English Speaking Guide
  • Shivapuri National Park Entry Fee
  • Bottled Water
  • First Aid Kit/Hiking Poles ( refundable)
  • Tea/Coffee, Snacks, and Lunch
  • Applicable government taxes 

Excludes

  • Accommodations and Meals ( Breakfast & Dinner)
  • Personal expenses such as Drinks, Shopping, etc
  • Personal Clothing and Hiking Gears
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Tipping and Gratitude
  • Any Other Services which is not mentioned 

 

Accommodation for a Day Hike Kakani to Bhanjyang

Since day hikes are single-day trips, it doesn’t require accommodations so it is not included in the package. However, we offer 3-star category accommodation with breakfast on a twin/double sharing basis. But the accommodation can be modified as per the traveler’s interest, budget and availability. Luxurious resorts, standard hotels to comfortable guesthouses, lodges, and homestays are available in Kathmandu.  

Meals During the Time of Day Hike

Generally, if the location we are hiking towards consists of restaurants or cafes then we will have our meals and tea/coffee in those local restaurants/cafes. But if the destination doesn’t have any restaurants then our guide will take a packed lunchbox both veg and non-veg as per travelers' choice, and a water bottle with him/her. We will enjoy the hygienically packed lunch overlooking the mesmerizing scenery seen from the hilltop. 

 

 

Reviews

Jimmy & Rose

United States

Excellent work AMN !!

Me with my girlfriend were in Nepal for 2 nights only and we were in search of good hike. After surfing for few minutes on internet, we got Adventure Mission Nepal with short but interesting hike from Kakani to Bhanjayang. We book it at evening with short conversation to Raj.

Next morning we were picked up for scenic drive to start hike.  Enjoyed scenic drive, hiking through trail in between of woods, observe mountains, witnessing some wild creatures and birds and many monkeys. Pradeep was leading the hike where Sujan was there for assisting us. After completion of hike we stop for delicious Nepali meal with chicken curry. It was superb...

Thanks Raj, Pradeep & Sujan. will be doing more of similar kind in upcoming days... Highly recommended...

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