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Kakani Suryachaur Hike

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Kakani Suryachaur Hike

US $ 110per person



Trip Duration

1 Days

Max Altitude

2100 M

Trip Grade



Best Season

Spring (Mar, Apr)

Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Kakani- Suryachaur Hike takes us to the outskirts of Kathmandu towards the north. If you are used to Hiking, this will be one of the easiest hikes in your travel diaries.
You will feel like the hike just started and it will end. However, you will cherish the beautiful view of Kathmandu valley from the top, panoramic view of mountains including Langtang, the paddy fields of Likhu valley. This can be a beautiful opportunity to re-energize yourself if you are very busy with your work/studies and life has become monotonous.
We will start our hike from Kathmandu. We will drive towards Thamel, then to Sorhakhutte. We will then drive about 1.5 hours to reach Kakani Memorial Park. This is the place from where our Hike to Suryachaur(Nuwakot) begins. The hike is not so long( 2-3 hrs) and we will reach Gurje Bhanjyang. The next stop will be our final destination.
Your eyes will be blessed with a majestic view of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar. You will have to walk 15 more minutes to reach our final destination i.e Suryachaur. Suryachaur is a flat hillock with an altitude of 1925 meters.
You will forget all the tiredness in your body once you get there. The green surrounding of plants and vegetation will re-energize you. There is a view tower. If your want to experience some thrill, do ascend the tower. It enhances the fun and experience of your hike. We will rest for a bit there and return to Kathmandu on the same route.
Greater Himalaya has come up with this itinerary for all travel and hike lovers. This will surely give you the best natural highlights of the beauty of this mighty land. 

Kakani- Suryachaur Hike Highlights

• Explore the beautiful landscapes and views during our drive to Kakani
• Magnificent views of  Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar
• Explore the lifestyle of local people of Kakani village( paddy and seasonal vegetable farming)
• Forest walk with rhododendron trees.
• Splendid view from the top of the hillock i.e Suryachaur


Not Included

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Meals Except Serve in Hike as mentioned

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Arrival: Kathmandu Nepal > Departure: Kathmandu Nepal


Day 1: Drive to Kakani from Kathmandu/From your Location

Hike to Suryachaur:
Max. Altitude: 2050 meters
Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch
Highlights: Kakani Memorial Park, Shuryachaur hillock, magnificent views of mountains, a forest of rhododendron, farm of seasonal vegetables, and paddy.

8:00 AM: Drive to Kakani
After a hearty breakfast, our representative will pick you from the hotel/your location. 
We will drive for about 1.5 hours to reach Kakani. It will be a countryside ride with stunning views of local farmlands of paddy, seasonal vegetables, and fruits.

9:45 AM: Head to Gurje Vanjyang
After resting a bit and exploring the scenery at Kakani Memorial Park, we will start walking up.
The trail goes up surrounded by dense forests. You will be blessed by the magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar. We will hike for about 2-3 hours to reach Gurje Vanjyang.
You will witness terrace farming, the life of Tamang people, and a beautiful view of nature welcoming you while you hike to Gurje Vanjyang.

12:00 PM: To Suryachaur 2100m
After reaching Gurje Vanjyang, we will hike 15 more minutes and reach Suryachaur. Suryachaur is a wide and flat hillock with stunning farm views of Likhu valley, aromatic nature, and flowers. We will have our packed lunch at the Suryachaur enjoying the natural view far from pollution and crows.
We will rest a bit and descend the same trail. Else, you can return through Tokha (Jhor) observing the lifestyle of the Tamang and Newar community.
You will be then transferred to the airport for departure. We will love to see you again!


Kakani Suryachaur Hike Best Time  

There is no such particular time for this hike. You can hike anytime. However, the rainy season can cause slippery roads and road blockages. Also, we have to hike up the trail amidst the dense forest. It can get really dirty and muddy if it is a rainy season.

As the hike is featured by stunning mountainous views, the hike would be meaningful if it is not a cloudy day. March- June & October- November are considered favorable for 

Hiking tips( Kakani Suryachaur Hike)

The hike is one of the easiest and shortest hikes on the outskirts of Kathmandu. You will have to take care of the following:

• Check post near Gurje Bhanjyang where you will have to get done with the formalities which will help your Guide

• Get comfortable attire as you will have to climb the trail

• Enough drinking water

• Snacks if you have a habit of munch from time to time.

• You can carry a light mat to sit on and relax once you reach the top.


Getting to Kakani-Suryachaur

Visitors or travelers can easily get to Kakani through any private vehicle like a jeep, car, or motorbike from Kathmandu according to dealing with your agency. The next option can be public vehicles from  Balaju, Kathmandu but which are not properly scheduled and confirmed departure. So, we suggest you take a private vehicle. 

Kakani is about 28 kilometers from central Kathmandu. It takes almost 1.5 hours to reach there in a private vehicle, but a bit longer in a public vehicle.  Kakani Memorial Park is the starting point of the hike. We will ascend for 2-3 hours passing Gurje Vnjyang to reach our climax point i.e Suryachaur and back to the endpoint in another 2 hours approximately.