Kakani – Nature at its Best

For tourists and visitors to Nepal who are trying to escape the normal bustle of the cities, Kakani is the perfect escape. It is a destination in Nepal that is known for its unmatched beauty, breathtaking views and magical tranquility. Kakani is a place where villagers live simple, uncomplicated lives and coexist peacefully with nature. Many visitors come here for its beautiful mountain biking trails and challenging, scenic hiking trails.

Kakani towers over the surrounding landscape at a height of approximately 1,982 meters. It is only about twenty-nine kilometers outside of the city of Kathmandu, and can easily be reached along the Trishuli Road. Many visitors are speechless when reaching Kakani, as its spectacular natural beauty is almost unexpected. The rolling hills of the landscape and sloping mountains are covered in blankets of Rhododendrons, and in the late winter they bloom, bringing a sea of color to the mountains. The scene that plays out before visitors from the village is one of pure splendor. From here, they can look out over the Kathmandu Valley, the magnificent river plains and some of the Himalayas peaks such as Choba Bhamte, Gauri Shanker, Dorje, Himalchuli, Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Lakpa.

Mountain biking through this magnificent terrain can be very rewarding. Many bikers take on the route from Balazu to Kakani, to enjoy the tranquil scenery along the trip and to stop off at the many traditional villages that are found along the way. There are also plenty of picnic spots and rest areas along the route, to stop off at and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. Hiking routes are also plentiful around Kakani. A popular trail is runs from Kakani to Bhanjyang and takes approximately three hours to complete. Trekking can be hazardous if visitors are unfamiliar with the land and the routes and it is advisable that tourists, who are wanting to hike through or mountain bike along the trails in the Kakani region, ask for the assistance of a guide, or someone familiar with the area.

Kakani is a destination in Nepal that overflows with natural splendor and picturesque moments. Watching either a sunrise or sunset from this position is guaranteed to be an experience that is memorable. To explore the true, untouched beauty of Nepal, travel through Kakani and enjoy a sensory adventure of a lifetime.