Kakani and Gurje hike


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kakani Shivapuri day hike

Kakani and Gurje hike Summary

    1. Kakani to Gurje Hike duration: 6 to 7 Hours
    2. Trek Difficulty: Easy level
    3. Top Altitude: 2,030 meters/6,660 feet
    4. Group Size: 1 – 14 People
    5. Best time to hike: February, March, April, May, September, October, November, and December
    6. Transportation: Jeep & Car [Private Trip]

The Kakani and Gurje hike is one of the most demanding day hikes located 26 kilometers North-west of Kathmandu. It’s the best short hike for beginners to get heart touching view of glittering mountains. Namely, Annapurna (8,091m), Manaslu (8,165m), Ganesh Himal (7,446m), Lantang lirung (7,245m), and many other snow-covered mountains are possible to see from Kakani hiking route.

Hikers can see from here is stirring view because it unravels the beauties of nature like any other viewpoint and stands head to head with them and has become the most popular viewpoint. Because it’s perfect for swallowing the extensive blessing of nature.

Kaule is a gateway exploring Kakani to Gurje hill and is possible to reach in 90 minutes with a private car from your hotel in Kathmandu. Explore the wonders of the Kakani and Gurje single-day hike, a remarkable journey traversing oak, rhododendron, and pine forests. As you venture through this nature trail, spring unveils a breathtaking display with vibrant Rhododendron flowers adding to its allure.

Kakani to Gurje Bhanjyang day tour information

Embark on a day-long trek from Kakani to Gurje Bhanjyang, navigating through the scenic expanse of Shivapuri National Park, encompassing the exploration of Boudeshwor Cave. Departing from Kathmandu city, this hike promises an immersive experience amidst nature, offering a blend of leisure, cultural immersion, birdwatching, and mountain vistas. A day filled with adventure and joy awaits every visitor on this renowned journey.

Boudeshwor waterfall

Hike to Boudeshwor Cave to enjoy with waterfall

Visiting Jhor Mahankal or Boudeshwor Cave is one of the most religious sites in Kathmandu. The Boudeshwor is one of the names of Lord Shiva and offers majestic waterfalls nearby an ancient cave. In addition, the waterfall is the most beautiful located in Kathmandu town.

Jhor Mahankal temple is also the border village between Kathmandu & Nuwakot district. However, Mahankal temple, Jhor is located next to the beautiful waterfall on the lap of Shivapuri National Park.

Boudeshwor is one of the names derived from Lord Shiva, visits Johor Mahankal, Boudeshwor cave, and its beautiful waterfall is an additional impressive part of hikes. Especially during monsoon time, the spot is busy with local tourists.

Mahankal temple

Surya chaur hike is another fascination to watch the nearest Langtang Himalayan range including the Ganesh Himal family. A few voyagers said that the view from here is a far better view contrasting with the hills and the Likhu valley.

Furthermore, obviously, as you are voyaging through the public park, you can see a lot of wild creatures and winged animal species along the way.

Boudeshwor cave

Kakani and Gurje hike itinerary details

Day 01 Kakani to Gurje Bhanjyang Day Tour. Or Kakani and Gurje hiking itinerary.

Your day tour will start at 8:00 am with a private Car and a professional tour guide for Kakani to Gurje hike. Hike from Kakani hill station to Suryachaur passing via a memorial park.

Kakani to Gurje day hike information

Kakani to Surya Chaur hike is the best short hike nearby Thamel and also best for all-age travelers. Hilltop at Kakani is popular for picnic spots, day hiking, cycling, Bird watching, and couples for relaxation.

Likewise, Thai Airways Memorial Park and the century-old villa used by the British Embassy are the remaining spots to visit at Kakani hiking. Thai airways memorial park is built in memory of the 113 passengers who died in an airplane crash in Ghopte Vir in 1992.

Likewise, a hike to Surya chaur to get a beautiful better view of Likhu valley landscapes and pristine mountains. Travelers can hike at Suryachaur directly without a long drive to Kakani too. Surya Chour is a paragliding hub nearby Kathmandu town within an 18-kilometer distance.

Hike with a nature tour guide price

Besides the hikes, the Kakani hilltop is well known for cycling and mountain biking. It is also one of the hot spots for picnics for the valley’s large crowd. Famous for trout and strawberry farming, Kakani greets the visitors to International Mountaineers Memorial Park on its southern side too.

Gurje and as well as Kakani hill is a popular place to watch the majestic white mountains, green valleys, and typical villages. While on your day hiking, you walk through the beautiful rhododendron forests & rice fields to Boudeshwor cave.

Descend to Boudeshwor cave, waterfall, Johor Mahankal, and return to Kathmandu journey takes about 5 hours of walking the rest of the part, and you can drive. If you are interested to walk even longer then you can hike to Tokha Chandeswori temple with a lower route. Return to the hotel and finish the trip.

Boudeshwor cave
Boudeshwor cave located near Boudeshwor waterfall @Gokyo Treks Agency.

Mystical Kakani and Gurje hiking highlights

  • Discover the tallest mountains such as the Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang Range of Earth.
  • Total length of this hike is around 10 to 15 kilometers (depending on where you want to finish).
  • Majestic views of Kathmandu city, Likhu valley, and some of its heritage sites.
  • Kakani to Gurje hike goes across the pure nature walk through the mixed forest.
  • Visit Johor Mahankal, Baundeshwor cave, and the beautiful waterfall.

What does the Kakani to Gurje Day hiking tour cost?

The Kakani and Gurje tour package cost is depends upon the group size you are traveling to and the means of transportation you choose en route. The fixed departure cost is shared on the basis of your travel group size.

However, traveling solo tour costs a little bit more expensive rather group travel in terms of private guide and transportation. Have in mind that the tour guide cost and the vehicle cost are going to share by the number of a person you are traveling together with.

This journey takes around 5 to 6 hours including driving however a private car/Jeep/Van/Bus transportation cost depends upon the place you reach to drop off and pick up.

What’s Included in the Price

  • Private transfer [Car/Jeep/Van/Bus] from your hotel in Kathmandu to Kakani school.
  • Shivapuri National Park entrance permit fee for guide and Tourist.
  • Boudeshwor cave plus Boudeshwor waterfall entrance fee.
  • On your return – private transfer [Car/Jeep/Van/Bus] from Boudeshwor waterfall to Thamel at your hotel.
  • Experienced English-speaking Guide including salary and insurance.
  • Kakani to Gurje hike trip completion certificate.
  • All government Tax & VAT (Value Added Tax) and as well as Agency service charges.

What’s not-includes in the hiking Price.

  • All your food and drinks.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Gratuities for Tour Guide and Driver [Tip is a culture, so it’s highly expected].

Departure & Return Departure Point:

Have in mind that we pick up all the travelers from inside the ring road such as your location in Thamel, Lazimpat, Darbar Marg, etc.

What To expect on the day of hiking?

Hike from Kakani to Gurje offers a better view compared to Nagarkot hill. And of course, as you are traveling via the national park, you can see wild animals and bird species along the journey. This is all about hiking into the hill station and purely nature walking and seeing some villages.

Furthermore, It’s an easy hiking trail from Kakani to Gurje that takes you through lush forests and terraced fields that take 3-4 hours to complete, depending on your pace. It is a must-do best short hike nearby Kathmandu town.

See the Hindu pilgrimage place at Boudeshwor Temple. Recorded wildlife in the park includes mammalian species such as Himalayan Black bears, leopards, jungle cats, and rhesus monkeys.

This Shivpuri park is also home to 177 species of birds, including at least 9 threatened species, 102 species of butterflies with a number of rare and endangered species, and 129 species of mushrooms. Additionally, there are about 125 Tigers recorded in the Shivapuri National Park.

Additional Information (TIPS AND TRICKS)

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
it’s a hiking so a wheelchair is not accessible on tours.
A maximum of 25 people per booking
Travelers with pregnant or a very old travelers are not advisable.
It’s a private tour activity.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.

Notes for Kakani to Gurje Bhanjyang Day Tours!

The above hiking itinerary is subject to change due to a condition and the months you travel to. Likewise, taking a comfortable private vehicle transfer to Kaule and returning after Boudeshwor Temple to your hotel in Thamel cost rapidly changes the package.

The hike from Kakani to Suryachaur Gurje hill is a Guideline showing a tentative hiking plan that we offer. A physical, technical, and natural condition may change the above itinerary hours.

“What makes Kakani to Gurje Bhanjyang day hiking trip special?”

The Kakani to Gurje hike is not as popular as some of the other trekking routes in Nepal, which means you can enjoy a more peaceful and less crowded experience. It’s a unique combination of natural beauty, cultural experience, and physical challenge, making it a very special experience for those who undertake it.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction are our prime concerns. We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others.

Kakani to Gurje Hike Traveler’s Review

Kakani to Gurje Bhanjyang Day Tour

Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 18, 2022

We are a team of 4 people and have booked Kakani to Gurje Bhanjyang Day Tour for my college friends with Gokyo Treks and Expedition. From the initial inquiry to the end of the trip the company was very impressive.

Ammar – the founder of the company was extremely efficient. He answers all of our emails and messages in return. We were extremely fortunate to have Ammar Guni as our local Tour Guide. They were both extremely kind and always wanted to ensure we were safe and happy. Kakani to Gurje hill day hiking was just amazing. Their customer service is excellent, so I would definitely recommend and use this company again.

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Sarah Tschedel, Jena city, Germany.

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Sarah for your feedback.

Fantastic day hike in Shivapuri from Kathmandu

Rated 5.0 out of 5
November 10, 2019

We had a wonderful trek with our guide Shreeram. He went above and beyond to provide a beautiful one-day hike from Kakani to Gurje Bhanjyang, a short drive from Kathmandu. The walk itself was stunning – with regular, clear views of the Himalayas – and Shreeram was so helpful and friendly. It was also very easy to arrange the trek. Ammar, our point of contact, was clear and responsive. I would highly recommend Gokyo Treks & Expedition –

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Martha Mackenzie, California, USA.

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