Kakani – Central Nepal Landscape of the Mountain
Kakani Hiking is situated at north-west of Kathmandu; one can see the mountain landscape of central Nepal, a vast collection of majestic peaks stretching from Ganesh Himal to the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. There is an unusually perfect blending of the imposing mountain scenery with the more sylvan environment of the lower valleys. Rhododendrons growing wild on the mountain slopes begin to bloom in late winter and stay in bloom for several months, giving the village even more charm. Kakani is 3 km off the main Dhunche road.
Driving Distance : 23 kilometers North-West of Kathmandu, takes an hour drive to Kakani by using private transport from Kathmandu
Hiking Consists: 5 – 6 hours walk
Details Hiking itinerary - Early in the morning, you drive from Kathmandu to Kakani (2073m), 32km north of Kathmandu about one hour. From here the trail leads to the east along graveled motor-able road. The entire trail goes almost on a level path. You hike about three hours to Bhanjyang including about 20 minutes steep climb before you reach there. After detouring sometimes here, you retrace the same way back to Kakani in about two and half hours and drive back to Kathmandu.