Full-day hike to Kathmandu Valley
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Activities

Full-day hike to Kathmandu Valley

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 6 hours to 7 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit Hindu and Buddhist religious sites revered by locals
  • Hike through the last remaining woodlands near Kathmandu and observe the lifestyle outside of the city
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding hills
What to expect

Want to go on a nature hike away from the chaos of city life to enjoy panoramic views of Kathmandu? Join an expert local guide for a scenic hike and make your way through local settlements and community forests to enjoy uninterrupted views of Kathmandu Valley.

This hiking tour offers you panoramic views of the capital city from forests at the north end of Kathmandu. After getting to know your guide, jump on local transport for a 30-minute ride to Budhanilkantha Temple, the site of a statue of Lord Vishnu - the Hindu God of preservation. Admire the beautifully carved stone idol and observe how locals start their day by offering prayers to their deity. Then, it's time to start the hike through semi-rural settlements. You'll be surprised to see concrete, modern buildings alongside traditional houses, and goats walking alongside motorbikes.

You'll continue on to a local community forest at the base of Shivapuri National Park (you won’t be going into the National Park). This is where the panoramic views begin. The higher you go, the more beautiful the views will be. At the end of your hike, you'll visit the beautiful Pullahari Monastery where you can stroll around as you hear about Buddhist beliefs and symbolisms. You will free relaxed and peaceful and ready to go back to the hustle and bustle of the city.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • What's included
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Transportation (one-way local transport and one-way private pick-up)
    What's not included
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Packed Lunch or beverages
    • Gratuities
    Reduced price

    Where

    Hotel Marshyangdi, Chaksibari Marg, Katmandu, Nepal

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide at the Hotel Marshyangdi

    What to remember
    • For the safety of you and other guests, we strongly recommend you bring a mask with you to the tour. Your guide will inform you of the latest government recommendations, and whether a mask is required
    • The guides may ask to collect your contact information at the start of the tour, for contact tracing purposes only
    • Please refrain from joining the tour if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with Covid-19
    • Travelers under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
    • Since this is a proper hike, please wear comfortable clothing suitable for an active tour (we recommend full sleeves for sun and insect protection) and hiking shoes. We also recommend bringing a water bottle
    • Modest clothing that covers your shoulders and knees is recommended
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Urban Adventures
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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