(32 Km. northeast) is popular as a Himalayan Viewing Point
with Newari settlement. Drive for about 35 minutes to Banepa
and visit to nearby Panauti. This is an ancient riverside
town of temples and inns. There are number of religious
sites to should be visited. Indreshwar Mahadev Temple dedicated
to Shiva, Bhairab Temple and the whole tiny city itself
are remarkable to be witnessed. Have the pack lunch and
after the further exploration drive back to Kathmandu. This
hike consists of about 6-7 hours walk.
Drive to Kakani (23 Km. northwest) of Kathmandu standing
at 2073m. on a ridge for about 01 hour. The tranquility
of the surrounding gives you the immense pleasure and the
Himalayas like Annapurna, Machhapuchhare, Ganesh Himal,
Langtang can be viewed from here. Take an easy walk to Gujre
which is about 03 hours walk. Have a pack lunch down to
Balaju & 10 minutes drive from here will bring you to
Kathmandu. This hike consists of about 5-6 hours walk.
This hike starts with the approximately 01 hour drive to
Pharping (south - west) of Kathmandu. Pharping (19 Km.)
is the typical Newari town, surprisingly untouched by the
swarm of tourists that visit Dakshinkali (separate spot
following the same road). Before the 1st Shaha King Prithvi
Narayan Shaha, unified Nepal this was another tiny city-state.
Walk for about 03 hours to the Champadevi Hill. Have a pack
lunch there. The magnificent views of Kathmandu Valley,
Kirtipur & others are seen from here. After lunch descend
down to the Kirtipur in about 02 hours. Kirtipur (6 Km.
southwest) is an ancient hill top town. From here drive
back to KTM. This hike consists of about 5-6 hours walk.
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