hands down - Nagarkot to Dhulikhel!!! it is a 4-5 hour hike - i just did it again last week when I was in nepal. if the sky is clear (in feb there is a good chance that it will be) you will be hiking most of the time with the view of mountains - amazing view of PanchKhal valley and Banepa town as well -also will be hiking through farms and fields, you go thorugh couple of villages as well - this hike offers variety of landscapes- do hire a guide though - several chances to go off courseEdited: 04 August 2012, 20:16
I think Doing Pharping to see Kali Temple would be great for you and it is less stress about timing. Or Kirtipur sight seen with hiking little around would be very cool out of busy touristic Royal Places you will be able to see something hidden out of .....,planet and books too! any inquiry is more than welcome. Welcome to Nepal.
Great idea, Sherpani,
For a first time hiker and with limited time I would consider that. Can I pm you for further details?
The Champadevi one day hike was great ...... nice chance to stretch your legs for a few hours, walk through a few small villages, quiet & peaceful, and a fantastic view of the mountains and KTM valley from the top (on a clear day!). You're also close to Pharping so can look around there on the same trip.
I recommend "Chandragiri day hiking" you can search on Google where you can get details... start to hike from Outlook Inn Hotel near by Matatirtha and ends at Hattiban Resort... I did it on 11 Aug 2012. I think it would be far better than others. Usually, people recommend Nagarkot, Dhulikhel,this is also good but better "Chandragiri day Hiking"
I think Nagarjun hiking is good for you. Its takes 2 hours to reach the top from where you can see the beautiful himalayas and nice view of kathmandu valley.
#4 Sherpani dude - more details please. I am intrigued - take a bus to where?? besides the OP is about a day hike not a 20 min stroll.Edited: 26 August 2012, 06:53
If it is first time someone posting in tripadvisor he will be blind according to rely because where and what he doesn't know. which is the best. In this Nepal situation no one can do day hike and back to kathmandu. if he has 1 full day time he can do day hike otherwise arrival nepal and make plan then hiking very difficult. but Anyway where is problem there is solution as well.