Kakani Nagarjun Hiking

Kakani Nagarjun Hiking

Kakani is a settlement in the Nuwakot District of the Bagmati Zone in central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census, the Kakani village development committee administered a population of 7816 living in 1343 individual households. As one of the most accessible settlements from Kathmandu over 2000 meters, hill station hosts a British Gurkhas welfare bungalow and a number of hotels. The village is also home to a memorial park. A notable local industry is strawberry farming. With the assistance of a United Nations Development Programmer project, a local farmers' cooperative now produces close to 250 000 kg of the fruit per year.

Nagarjun is one of the well-known Buddhist Stupa on the Nagarjuna Hill, which is about 7 km from Kathmandu on western skyline. A motor-able road leads through Raniban (Queen Forest) to this Stupa. It takes about 1 hour to reach there in the motor / jeep, while the hike is about 5 km. on foot and takes about 2/3 hours. It is quite steep, and you have to climb about 754 m. At altitude as the Stupa is situated on the top of the Nagarjuna hill at 2128 m. Nagarjuna hill is also described in literature as Vindya Mountain. This itinerary is for day hiking so that hiker early morning goes Kakani and next day hiking to Nagarjun hill and evening return to Kathmandu hotel.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Hiking to Kakani, exploring the view point and returning to Kathmandu, overnight hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Hiking to the Nagarjun Hill Top 3 hours, and return to Hotel 2 hours.