Day Hike is basically a hike that is short enough to be completed in a day. It is an outdoor activity which does not require any overnight camping but it does include walking in natural environment. Day Hike in Nepal is the best option for people suffering from depression as it helps to increase happiness level. It can be considered as a warmup for longer trekkings. Exciting Himalaya provides best day hike packages for you at reasonable price. With the amazing views to discover and exploring the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal, you will find this trek most satisfying. That leaves your mouth wide open as you say “wow” over and over throughout the journey.
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Some of the popular day like are as follows:
Phulchowki Day Hike
With the height of 2,782 m Phulchowki hill takes the first place as the tallest peak in kathmandu valley. The hill is home for wild flowers and other many different native plants. On top of the hill there are many different types of rhododendron trees which lit the forest up with its different hues. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of Ktm valley, Annapurna range and Gauri Shanker mountain on a clear day.
Nagarkot Day Hike
At an altitude of 2,175m above the sea level, Nagarkot hill lies from the east of kathmandu. It is the most popular tourist and local destination out of Ktm valley. As this place has viewpoint, This hill is most popular for the amazing views of mountains and most importantly for the best sunrise and sunset.
Nagarjun Day Hike
Nagarjun hill is the nearest 1 day hiking peak from Kathmandu which is about 10 km from kathmandu city. Riding for about 20 minutes drive from Thamel we reach the entry gate. The hike starts from Rani Ban and walking up to the summit. On the top there is a buddhist shrine which is the very holy place for both buddhist and hindu. After walking about 2 hours you will finally reach the top from where you can see panoramic view of mountain ranges. Buddhist shrine, ancient caves and Jamacho viewpoint are the main attraction of this hike.
Shivapuri Day Hike
Shivapuri hill is the second highest peak in kathmandu valley with the height of 2,563 m. This hike provides various option of hiking like you can choose to hike for about 2 – 3 hours or foran entire day. The choice is yours. The hike offers walking through shivapuri forest and then spectacular views of mountains like Manaslu, Langtang, Gaurisankar and Ganesh.
Naudanda Day Hike
Naudanda, a small village at 1600 m elevation situated in kaski district is easy and short treks . That offers rural lifestyle of gurung people. In addition, Phewa lake, Pokhara valley, Himalayan range and terrace farm. A beautiful spot for adventurers for paragliding.
Sarangkot Day Hike
It is a one of the shortest trekking that pass along the base of Mt. Annapurna. Royal trek is so named as the Prince Charles and his 90-person escorted this route in 1980s. This short treks from pokhara offers easy up and down hill routes with scenic image of Himalayan range and also Begnas lake views . Walking across the rhododendron forest you can view the whole pokhara valley and north view of Mt. Fishtail. The trails passes through ethnic villages and you can learn about their culture and traditions.
Sirubari Day Hike
A recently launched trekking spot is a pristine gurung village. It lies in Syangja district, south-west of Pokhara. Sirubari Village Tour is 3 days journey which offers scenic view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and other peaks. Besides that, it offers great welcome from people of these region. Best for those who want less adventure and want to know about local Nepalese lifestyle.
Dhampus Day Hike
Dhampus Village, situated on the northern side of Pokhara is a small ethnic village of Gurung people. A perfect spot for night stay, sunset and sunrise. This village provides wonderful view of Mt. Annapurna and Pokhara valley. Dhampus Hill is one of the main viewpoint of Annapurna Region. It is a 2 days hiking which starts from Phedi which is 30 minutes drive from city.