Hiking in Nepal
Simply Hiking in Nepal means to walking/covering a great distance through rural areas. Nepal is a diverse country. Landscapes differ from place to place in this country; Himalayas in the North, plain lands of Terai at south and Hills in middle part of this country. Nepal’s high hills are very renowned for hiking. Hiking in Nepal provides you with spectacular views of the mountains and other landscapes also a great opportunity to know the local people, Nepali people lifestyle, their art, architecture and cultural traditions. The main purpose of Hiking is exploring and enjoying beautiful nature.
Hiking in Nepal are done in remote and rural areas and they are comparatively shorter than trekking. Hiking are suitable for child, old aged people and weary travelers as they are not difficult. Hiking is a best option to those travelers who have limited time or insufficient fitness for trekking/long travel. You will drive to starting point of hike and trail for only 3 to 5 hours a day through villages, rivers, forest area and many more. Hiking in Nepal is very good for refreshment on mind and body also during hiking tours one can join with multiple adventure activities, home stay opportunity and learn the local culture. You will be provided very luxurious accommodation facilities in hotel or resorts.
Sarangkot is a beautiful high hill preached above the valley of Pokhara which is situated in the western part of Nepal at an elevation of about 1700 meters. It is very popular for sunrise, sunset and mountain scenery as it provides panoramic views of Annapurna (8091m), Manaslu (8165m), Ganesh Himal (7446m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Machhapuchhre and 25 other mountains over 6000 meters high.
Daman Hiking is one of the best hiking areas of Nepal and a paradise to experience Himalayan Vistas. It is a beautiful village which lies in the Makwanpur district only 80 km south west of Kathmandu valley at an elevation of 2320 M from sea level. Daman offers the mystic Himalayan panorama of Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishanker, and Cho Oyu along with many others from a view tower.
Bandipur is certainly the best hiking spot for Nepal which is a beautiful hill town situated on a hill-crest that offers stunning vistas of central Himalayas, Bandipur village, its hill station and Marshyangdi valley. It lies in between Kathmandu and Pokhara often known as Newari mountain town. Bandipur is the living museum of Newari culture where majority of houses are built in Newari style, woods, windows and doors are crafted with overhanging slated roofs.
Shivapuri Hiking is the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley which is located at with an elevation of 2703 M. This area is untouched because of its religious significance and importance for water supply to Kathmandu. Two main sources of river flows from here i.e. Bagmati and Bishnumati.
Nagarkot is one of the beautiful spot in Bhaktapur district which offers stunning natural and cultural beauty. It is located 32Km north east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175 M above the sea level. Nagarkot is one of the major tourist destinations in Nepal.
Dhulikhel is an ancient town which situated 30 kilometer east of Kathmandu on the side of the Arniko highway. From here one can have a complete panoramic view of the snowy ranges from Karyolung in the east to Himalchuli in the west. Dhulikhel is famous for mountain viewpoint, hiking and biking hub, but its popularity is decreasing as road-building and modernization take their toll.