Kakani Shivapuri Trekking

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Trip Overview


The Kakani Shivapuri Trekking Trip is an exciting adventure that combines breathtaking natural beauty, cultural exploration, and physical challenge. Located in Nepal, this trek also offers a unique opportunity to experience the majestic Himalayan mountains and immerse oneself in the rich local culture. The journey begins in Kakani, a picturesque hill station situated at an altitude of approximately 2,000 meters. From here, trekkers are treated to panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges. The trek then takes you through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, providing glimpses into the rural lifestyle of the Nepalese people. One of the highlights of the Kakani Shivapuri Trekking Trip is the visit to Shivapuri National Park, a protected area renowned for its diverse flora and fauna. As you hike through the park, you will encounter rhododendron forests, cascading waterfalls, and serene streams. Keep an eye out for elusive wildlife such as red pandas, Himalayan black bears, and various bird species. The trek also includes visits to ancient monasteries and traditional villages where you can interact with the locals and learn about their customs and traditions. The warm hospitality of the Nepalese people is sure to leave a lasting impression on you. The trail gradually ascends to Shivapuri Peak, the highest point of the trek at around 2,563 meters. From here, you can enjoy breathtaking vistas of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding mountain ranges. The sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit is also truly rewarding. Throughout the trek, you will be accompanied by experienced guides who will ensure your safety and provide valuable insights into the region's history and natural wonders. Basic accommodation and delicious local cuisine are provided along the way, offering a taste of authentic Nepalese hospitality.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Kakani Shivapuri Trekking Trip is an unforgettable adventure that combines stunning natural landscapes, cultural immersion, and physical challenge. It is a chance to explore the Himalayas, interact with local communities, and create lasting memories of Nepal's beauty and charm.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • Scenic Drive along the route on this Trek
  • Enjoy the Scenario of Strawberry Farming in Village of Kakani
  • Magnificent views of wild rhododendrons growing on the mountain slopes, oak and pine forest.
  • Village of Kakani with mountain views.
  • Hiking along the Shivapuri National Parks
  • Views from Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and Namobuddha
  • Cultural experience of countryside of Nepal
  • Visit Important Piligrimage Destination like Nagi Gumba, Bagdwar, Bishnudwar, Jamacho, Manichud Mahadev, Kageshwori, Sundarimai, Tarkeshwor and Pachali Bhairav.
  • Easy and exotic walking trail in context of Nepal
  • Mixed culture of Tamang, Newar, Kshetri and Brahmin societies
  • Bird’s eye view of Kathmandu Valley
  • The panoramic views of Langtang, Ganesh and Jugal Himal
  • Panoramic Views of Highest Mountain of the World: Mount Everest during the Trek.
  • The great countryside, terrace farming and beautiful landscapes
  • The diversity of flora and fauna like 102 species of butterflies and 129 species of mushrooms including some 318 rare bird species located in Shivapuri National Park.
  • The best sunrise and sunset views along every Destination like Kakani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and Soon.
  • Suitable to Travel with Friends and Family.
  • Suitable for all age group
  • Less Chance of Altitude Sickness during the trek
  • Enjoy Adventure Activities such as; Rock climbing, Canyoning, Mountain biking through the lush and ancient village trails.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and Transfer to Hotel

Arriving at Kathmandu marks the beginning of your journey to Kakani Shivapuri trek. We, Friendship World Trek, will receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. You will also meet with your FWT guide, who will brief you about the trek. You will be spending your night in Kathmandu.

  • Overnight stay at a Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley and Trek Preparation

Kathmandu Valley is a microcosm of entire Nepal. Today, we will explore this ancient city rich in cultural heritage. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple), Boudhanath, and historic Durbar Squares. As you relish these wonders, you will also get a brief insight into these places from our tour guide. After an entire day exploring Kathmandu, you will prepare for your trek that will start the next day. Your trek lead will conduct a final check of the equipment and gear you are carrying. 

  • Overnight stay at a Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Kakani (1,982m/6,502ft) (4-5 hours Drive)

We drive to Kakani about 25km, north-west of Kathmandu. Kakani is a famous place for the magnificent views of the Kathmandu Valley and panorama of the Himalayas. Kakani has also become a popular picnic spot now-a-days. Then we walk along the ridge through the Shivapuri national park. Trekking time 4-5 hours.

Day 04: Drive from Kakani to Shivapuri (2729m) approximately 4 to 5 hours

You will have to Drive to Kakani and start the hike at 9 am from there to Shivapuri (2729m), the highest point of our trek. The panoramic view of the mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Range, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Shishapangma, Mt. Gaurishankar and many more from the top of Shivapuri is simply awe inspiring. Standard hotel will serve the lodges and food.

Day 05: Trek from Shivapuri to Chisapani (2194m) approximately 6 to 7 hours,

We wake up early in the morning to see the sun rise over the snowcapped mountains. After the breakfast, we start our trek to Chisapani (2194m). We walk for about four hours to Chisapani. The views of mountains from this point are spectacular. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.


Day 06: Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2195m) approximately 6 hours,

Today we start our trek to Nagarkot (2175m). Nagarkot is very well known for its fantastic mountain views. It is so close from Kathmandu- just an hours’ drive from the city yet it is far from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The sunrise and sunset view from this point is fabulous. With fresh air and peaceful atmosphere, Nagarkot is a place to relax your mind and body. It is an opportunity to escape the hectic hours of life to experience the beauty of nature, the beauty of Nepal.


Day 07: Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m) approximately 5 hours,

We wake up early for the sun rise view. After the glorious sunrise, we have our breakfast and get ready for a hiking to Dhulikhel. We have to follow the jungle trail, off road, fine road then we will reach to banepa after that Dhulikhel. An impressive vista of the snowy central Himalayas is visible in the backdrop of the gentle hills. Dhulikhel offers some of the splendid views of towering mountains. It can also be an opportunity to get some insights about local, their lifestyle and old Newari culture.


Day 08: Trek from Dhulikhel to Panauti (1400m) and then Drive to Kathmandu

We will walk Dhulikhel to Panauti approximately 2 hours. Panauti is a Newari village stuck between the Punyamata and Roshi streams that forms the shape of a triangle with a serpent statue standing at each of its three corners to protect the village from floods. The three-tied Indreshwor Mahadev adds to the glory of this place. It is believed that the structure was raised there in 1294 AD, making it the oldest surviving Nepal. This shrine area at the sacred confluence is called the Kowari. Panauti village exploration the opportunity to come across the lovely temple and interesting old house. The fourteenth century wooden temple struts are just amazing. After exploring the Panauti village to its fullest, we drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 09: Transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and Final Departure

Friendship World Trek representatives will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International airport in a private vehicle based on your flight schedule. We hope that you will have enjoyed your trek to the fullest.

  • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

Price Includes

  • Drive Kathmandu and Kakani
  • Shivapuri National Park Permit
  • Panauti to Kathmandu Transport
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • 09 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 09 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 08 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal
  • Our service charge and government taxes

Price Excludes

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Extra Hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned in include Section
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