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Kathmandu Day Hike in Kakani

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    What to Expect
    Your experienced tour guide will escort you from your hotel and drive for about an hour to Kakani. Kakani is one of the destinations where many domestic and international tourists visit every year to enjoy its natural beauty. Kakani lies on a ridge northwest of Kathmandu valley with an elevation of 2073m above the sea level, from where one can observe the magnificent views of the Ganesh Himal and central and western Himalaya. Apart from this, another peaceful park which attracts visitors is the Thai Memorial park that commemorates the 113 victims of a 1992 Thai airlines crash.

    Detailed Itinerary

    8:30am: Our experienced tour guide picks you up from your hotel. Start the drive from Kathmandu city in a private vehicle to Rani Pauwa takes about 1 hour, which is about 29 kms or 18 miles from the city.

    After you reach the beautiful settlement of Rani Pauwa, you can explore the local bazaar. After sometime you will be backtracked 2kms to the village of Kaule, where you will commence your 2 hours trek up to Kakani height. The hiking trial that stretches up to Kakani height is a beautiful one, you can hike through pine forests with amazing views of the Kathmandu valley below.

    After reaching the Kakani hill top sightseeing of the surrounding, you can take a breath taking view of high snow-capped mountains namely Langtang 7,234 m (23,734 ft) and Ganesh Himal 7,422 (24,350 ft).

    The Kakani Hilltop is naturally beautiful and on the way, you will see a station for Armed Police forces, where you will see them train. After you reach the top, there is also the Thai Memorial peaceful park which commemorates the 113 victims of a 1992 Thai airlines crash.

    Kakani is also famous for Himalayan Rainbow Trout farming, you can enjoy the taste of Himalayan trout in the restaurants at the hilltop. All the more, this area is also famous for Strawberry farming, with its unique irrigation system. If you are lucky you can also spot locals preparing some homemade liquor using some unique local ingredients, such as Strawberry or Rhododendron flowers. You can also visit the local monastery constructed by Korean monks and do a sightseeing of the village, where one can enjoy the close view of daily lifestyle of the Tamang’s, who are an ethnic group in Nepal.

    3:30pm: Drive to Kathmandu, choosing any of the below return options.

    1. Head back to Kawle, where your transportation back to Kathmandu is ready.

    2. The other option is to request the transportation to come and pick you up from the hilltop.

    3. The last option is to walk down to the Passang Lhamu Highway and drive back to Kathmandu.

    4:30pm: Back to Kathmandu and drop off to your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    24h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Professional and Government license holding tour guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)
    • Bottled water
    • Driver/guide
    • Live commentary on board
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Private transportation
    Exclusions
    • Personal Expenses
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Comfortable clothing and walking/hiking shoes recommended
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Over-sized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    It was a great hiking day in Kathmandu with a wonderful caring tour guide Mr. Dipesh Thapaliya and the super driver! Although I cannot see the mountains view at the peak due to monsoon season but it was a great hiking track! U meet beautiful peoples and lovely animals along the
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    Response from Nabin D, Public Relations Manager at Kathmandu Day Hike in Kakani
    Responded 30 Jul. 2019
    Dear CONNIE SIU, Our entire team at Extollo Adventures including our experienced guide Dipesh appreciate your time and effort for glowing five star review on Trip Advisor. We are very grateful that you have taken time from your busy schedule to write these beautiful words for us. It always gives us a sense of satisfaction and inspiration for even better class of services when you like happy client reflect back with such a kind words. We would like to invite you for your next trip, many more exciting trails likeEverest Base Camp, Gokyo Lakes, Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal and mount Kailash tour in Tibet for you and your family! We strive to continue to serve you with our best efforts. We appreciate your valuable recommendation. Thank you again from the team Extollo!
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    It's a great hike. My guide Kamal dhodari was great. He spoke great English and was very informative about the terrain. Punctual and polite. Just be sure you book a clear day to see the mountains. You can always reschedule for no additional cost
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    Response from Nabin D, Public Relations Manager at Kathmandu Day Hike in Kakani
    Responded 2 May 2019
    Dear Chris , Entire Extollo team and your guide Kamal appreciates your glowing five star review on Trip Advisor. We will be awaiting to explore Himalaya together. We are very grateful that you have taken time from your busy schedule to write these beautiful words for us. It always gives us a sense of satisfaction and inspiration for even better class of services when you like happy client reflect back with such a kind words. We would like to invite you for your next trip, many more exciting trails like Annapurna Base Camp in Nepal and mount Kailash tour in Tibet for you and your family! We strive to continue to serve you with our best efforts. We appreciate your valuable recommendation. Thank you again from the team Extollo!
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    About the operator

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    By: Extollo Adventures
    Ramya C
    11
    Journey to EBC - Sept 2019
    Extollo exceeded my expectations in planning or logistics of my entire trip to EBC and back. I was a solo
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    Siu C
    21
    Kathmandu day hike in Kakani
    It was a great hiking day in Kathmandu with a wonderful caring tour guide Mr. Dipesh Thapaliya and the super
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    b2all
    San Ramon, California
    32
    EBC and Kala Patthar Trek: A trip of a Lifetime
    In July, I went on a 14 day trek to EBC, all arranged by Extollo Adventures, and it was a trip of a lifetime! It
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    SubhashPatel
    11
    Most exciting trip I ever had
    Had it not been for the excellent work by the Extollo team we could not have completed this trip. The local staff
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    Chandu B
    11
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    Extollo staff went out of their way to make our trip enjoyable. It’s amazing how much they cared! We had some
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    Hema Roy
    23
    Lake Gokyo
    I had the privileged of going to Lake Gokyo, Extollo handled everything from A to Z, they are very professional!
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    Wanderer1969
    Itasca, Illinois
    26
    Lifetime of Memories!
    Not enough words to express my gratitude to Extollo adventures and their amazing team - Hema, Nabin, Bimal, Sagar,
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    Vanita01
    San Ramon, California
    21
    EBC trek
    Extollo team was very professional. From the day we landed in Kathmandu they took good care. Everything was well
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    Chris Hike
    11
    Kakani hike
    It's a great hike. My guide Kamal dhodari was great. He spoke great English and was very informative about the
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    Sarj
    11
    Everest Base Camp Expedition
    Where do i even begin? First off- Extollo exceeded our expectations in every way possible. We went with a group of
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    • Duration: 24h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, Russian
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