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The best walking tours in Nepal

As per the facts, there are the best walking tours in Nepal that provide you with spectacular views of the mountains and the deep valleys. Get a chance to become acquainted with the Nepali people’s lifestyle, art, architecture, and cultural traditions.

Special walking tour in Nepal is very popular for Nepal visitors. If travelers do not have sufficient time? or are not physically fit for long treks?, or are you worrying about altitude sickness? Nepal hiking and walking tours are suitable for children, and old or weary trekkers. Book below walking tours because they are easy hikes and plenty to see along.

Furthermore, there are many common day tour spots for one or two-day hiking to discover natural and cultural heritage. The mountain walking tour takes place on trails in rural or urban areas for a single day or longer day trip. Overland drives to a start point of a trail and begins the hike.

An average day of hiking includes roughly about 3 -6 hours through villages, forests, and running pristine rivers. Overnight camp at a hotel. Your porter is carrying your belongings to your destination. You just need a light day pack on your back to carry mineral water, your valuables things like passports and cameras, etc.

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Chisopani to Nagarkot walking tour.

Private tour Chisapani – Nagarkot is the nearest hiking trail from Kathmandu valley situated on the north side of Kathmandu. Nature trip Chisapani to Nagarkot is suitable for those hikers who are unable to trek in the Langtang region but want to see the great panoramic view of the Himalayas range. The Nagarkot walking day tour is an ideal trip for all-age hikers.

The main attraction of Chisapani Nagarkot hiking is the panoramic sights of Himalayan peaks including Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang lirung, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, etc. Blue mountain (Nilgiri), the Nagarkot is one of the most popular tourist destinations with spectacular scenic views of the mountain range.

A full-day Shivapuri walking tour.

Shivapuri National park is located in the northwestern part of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. It is the second-highest hill after Phulchoki near the Kathmandu valley located at an altitude of 2563m is absolutely a paradise for bird-watching lovers. Around Shivapuri hiking is possible to complete within 3-5 hours according to your time-bound.

Visiting Shivapuri offers an excellent view of the Langtang Himalayan range with the Ganesh Himal family and could be an ideal place for travelers who are not able to do longer treks. There are 2 options for you for day king tours on Shivpuri National Parks.

Option 1: Visit Baghdwar, Nagi Gompa, and Dhap Dam in Shivapuri hill

Baghdwar is situated in the Northern piece of Kathmandu valley, Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park lies around 12 Kilometers away from the focal point of the capital city. The Shivapuri hill is the second most elevated hilltop close to Kathmandu valley. It is the beginning mark of the Bagmati and Bishnumati rivers. Spread more than 159 with thick woods, it is home to 177 types of birds, including something like 9 undermined species, 102 types of butterflies with various uncommon and jeopardized species, and 129 types of mushrooms.

A few overviews have recorded the presence of Leopards, Himalayan Black bears, deer, wild boar, and numerous other valuable creatures in the recreation center. Shivapuri is additionally one of the renowned bird-watching locales around Kathmandu valley, which records more than 170 types of birds.

Nagi Gompa at 2340m elevation is another attraction – this is famous among foreigners and locals who want to practice Buddhism and meditation. Not only this but also the tourists can see the impressive Langtang mountain range including Manaslu on their hikes.

Hike at Dhap Dam at Shivapuri Najarjun National Park is another attraction for wayfarers, The government of Nepal has proposed to construct a 24 meters high dam in Shivapuri Dhap to increase water flow in the Bagmati River. The Dhap and Nagmati dams, to be built in the Shivapuri National Park, will collect rainwater during the monsoon and release it in a controlled water flow to expand the water stream by 3 to 4 m in the Bagmati River in any event, during the dry season. The dam would store 8, 50,000 cubic meters of water, which deliver at the pace of 400 liters each second during the dry season after the task is finished. The Asian Development Bank has put Rs 520 million into the task.

Option 2: Visit Jhor Mahankal, Baundeshwor Cave, and Baundeshwor waterfall.

Baundeshwor is one of the names derived from Lord Shiva. There is a Baundeshwor cave next to its beautiful Baundeshwor waterfall. The surrounding area of Johor Mahankal comprises Bishnu Budhanilkantha V.D.C in the east, Sangla V.D.C in the west, Shivapuri National Park & Nuwakot district in the north & Tokha Chandeshwori V.D.C in the south.

Option 3: Hike to Suryachour is another attraction to explore the closest Langtang Himalayan range including the Ganesh Himal family. Some travelers said that the view from here is better compared to Nagarkot hill. And of course, as you are traveling via the national park, you can see a lot of wild animals and bird species along the journey. Please let us know your option for day hiking tours in Nepal.

Pokhara city walking tour – 1 night 2 days tour.

1 night 2 days hike in Pokhara includes the Australian camp, Sarang Kot, and Dhampus hill. Visit here for the best view of the Mount Annapurna family including the triangle shape of Fish Tail. The Sarangkot hill station is located at an altitude of 1592m and is a tourist hub possible to reach within a 1-hour drive away from Fewa lakeside.

The Sarangkot Tower is the most popular to watch the sunrise. On a clear day, you can see an unobstructed view of the Annapurna family including Manaslu, Dhaulagiri range, and Fishtail mountain.

On your hikes, experience the true Nepali culture if you walk to Dhampus village and meet the locals and see how they live. Viewpoint Australian camp is just above Dhampus village and has many lodges to supply you with all your needs.

1 day Kakani walking tour.

The Kakani hill station hiking is sited at an elevation of 6,500 feet above the sea-level and 25 kilometers away from Katmandu city, Kakani is popular for panoramic mountains views of Annapurna (8091m), Manasalu (8156m), Ganesh Himal (7446m), Lantang lirung (7245m) and 20 other mountains over 6000 meters above sea level. It is also famous for plenty of terrace fields.

Trip Kakani leads to the east along the blacktop road. The entire trail goes on a level path where can be seen numerous picnic spots and a small village en route. We hike for about three hours to Bhanjyang with about 20 minutes of a steep climb before we reach there. After a few hours hiking around here, we retrace the same way back to Kakani in about two and a half hours and drive back to Kathmandu.

Amazing Balthali village walking tour.

The Balthali village walking tour is one of the brilliant tourist places for those who are relatively looking for an easy, short, and family trek with children. Moreover, beautiful Balthali village is just ahead of Panauti about 40 km far from Kathmandu in front.

It offers a sunrise in the east, speculating Himalayan range from Mount Manaslu to Mount Everest in the north, innumerable rice terraces in the west, and the huge green forest of the Mahabharat range in the south. The most important feature of this destination is that it is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

In addition, the Balthali area has various flora, colorful rhododendron forests, and magnolia and Sal trees. It is also a perfect place for nature lovers and bird watchers. Ancient temples and monasteries such as Namobuddha hill station with its cultural history, Indreshwor Mahadev and Bramayani Temple are along this route. A cheap Balthali village trek tour is possible to complete in 1 night 2 days from Kathmandu.


Nepal has a lot of hills, Mountains, glacial lakes, and valleys which have a lot of popular walking trails. Not only the day hiking but also there are uncountable popular walking trails which are possible to discover at any time throughout the year. Hiking for exploring the top most amazing places in the Himalayas makes your journey for a lifetime. Couples, solo individuals, groups of students, and family can make their travel with kids as it has no risk on hikes. Life is too short but precious, thus stop dreaming and let’s explore.

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