Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Day Hiking & Walking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: Lunch
  • Group Size: 2


  • Suryachaur- broad and flat hilltop with a panoramic view of hills and mountains
  • Panoramic view of Thangshing Valley and mountain ranges; Ganesh, Langtang, Machapuchare, Gaurishankar, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa
  • Kakani- strawberry and trout farming hill station
  • Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park- home of diverse flora and fauna
  • Traverse through the hilly region of Nepal
  • Professional, certified, and experienced guide

Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike is an easy day hike to Suryachaur through the Kakani area, Gurju Bhanjyang, and returning to Kathmandu from Jhor area. The trails traverse through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park and enable travelers to enjoy diverse flora and fauna. Additionally, the bird-watching enthusiasm does have a great time on the hilly side of Kathmandu in Suryachaur Day Hike.

Hikers can closely observe the terraced farmland of the hilly region of Nepal as well as visualize the panoramic mountain range view. The hike is not hard and far away from Kathmandu but the experience and views it supplies are amazing which is not a bit like the chaos of Kathmandu. Suryachaur Day Hike is filled with nature, freshness, and a peaceful environment.

Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike is one of the interesting options of Hiking in Nepal which is operated by the Nepal Adventure Team. You can also look for sightseeing or tours option you have just a couple of spare days.


Suryachaur is a hill station to enjoy the Langtang Himalayan Range as well as the entire Likhu Valley of Nuwakot District of central Nepal. In addition to Langtang Himalayan Range, visitors get a great view of Manaslu, Ganesh, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar. Though you need to climb uphill and Suryachaur is a hill station, Suryachaur is a wide flat ground at the ridge supplying infinite natural beauty and pleasing sensation to its visitors.

The Sauryachaur area lies in Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park which makes the Suryachaur Day Hike more fascinating. Undoubtedly, the trails are accompanied by greeneries, forests, diverse flora, and fauna which lead to a world different than urbanization.


Kakani is the nearest viewpoint of Kathmandu valley, tiers of hills accompanied by mountain ranges. Kakani stands at an elevation of 2,030m/ 6,660 ft. Namely, mountain ranges such as Ganesh, Manaslu, Langtang, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri are visible and showcase the dramatic landscape of Mid-central Nepal.

Kakani hill is located on route to Langtang and Ganesh Himal trekking and mountaineering adventure. Kakani area is filled with farm terraces and villages where most of the farmers harvest strawberries and raise freshwater trout. For the people of Kathmandu, it is the best destination to create a fantastic weekend and an attractive spot for a picnic. Additionally, Kakani has a Nepal Army School of police and scout training center and a memorial site for Thai Airways that crashed in 1992 on the high ridges of Langtang Himal. Travelers also enjoy bird watching in the peaceful green environment of Kakani which is filled with woods of rhododendron, oaks, pines, and fir tree lines.

Guide for Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike

A guide will lead you to Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike. The number of guides depends on the number of individuals registered for the Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike. Each group of 4-5 pax is assigned with one guide.

The guide with a Nepal Government-certified license is only assigned to lead the Kakani Suryachaur Day hike. Additionally, the guide is also trained in first aid and eco-tourism. Usually, an English-speaking guide is available but on request Chinese and other language speaking guides can be made available. A guide will lead as well as inform you about the locality, culture, rules, importance. Overall, the guide will have the feature of friendliness, leadership, communication expert, and jolly nature.

Transportation at Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike

Early morning after you have your breakfast, the guide assigned by the Nepal Adventure team will come to pick you up for the hike. You will have a short drive to Kakani from your hotel and from Jhor to Kathmandu at your hotel. A private vehicle will be used for your transportation which may be a car or van as per the group size.

Food and drinks on Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike

Lunch will be provided during Suryachaur Day Hike. Basically, typical Nepali food: Dhaal(lentil soup), Bhat (Rice), Tarkari (Vegetable/Chicken curry), and pickle.

A Mineral water bottle is handed to you prior to the hike.

Starting point: Kakani, Kathmandu

Ending point: Jhor, Tokha, Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Hike to Suryachaur via Kakani
  • Day 01 : Hike to Suryachaur via Kakani

    Drive to Kakani

    Early morning, the guide from Nepal Adventure Team will come to pick you up for Suryachaur Day Hike at your hotel. You will have a scenic drive to Kakani from Kathmandu. The road trip will take you through the countryside road filled with small settlements, hills, farmlands, and ridges.

    Hike from Kakani to Suryachaur

    Once you reach Kakani, you will begin walking through Kakani village. The further trail is through open hills and dense forests. The trail is the combination of larger steep ascends and smaller descend. On the way, some mountain ranges are also visible along with Tamang villages, hills, and terraced farming. You pass through the main landmark Gurju Bhanjyang and land to Suryachaur.

    Hike from Suryachaur to Jhor, Tokha

    After having lunch and exploring Suryachaur, you will walk downhill on another trail. This trail will lead you to Jhor, Tokha Municipality. The area is populated by Newar and Tamang community. From there, you will drive back to Kathmandu and drop at your hotel

    • Meals: Lunch

What's Included


  • Pick up from your hotel and drop to Hike starting Point
  • Pick up from Hike ending point 
  • Lunch with Local people at Suryachaur
  • A bottle of Mineral water 
  • National Park permit and fee
  • An Experienced, English speaking, Expert, government license holder guide, and Yoga master 
  • First Aid Medical Kitbag, Company hiking T-shirt 
  • Government VAT and Local Taxes 


  • Nepal visa fee and international flight
  • Extra drinks; alcoholic and non-alcoholic
  • Personal expenses as phone bill, chocolate, bakery items, and other 
  • Tips to guide and porters


Useful Information

Checklist for Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike

  • Light and Comfortable shoe
  • Weather appropriate clothing (moisture-wicking/ quick-drying cloth is best)
  • Lightweight fleece or jacket/ windproof jacket
  • Sunglasses and Hat/ Cap to cover the face from direct sunlight
  • Hiking stick and bag (optional)
  • Umbrella or waterproof jacket
  • Sunscreen of 60 SPF +
  • Snacks, juice, and energy bar (if you want)
  • Water bottle/ water purifier/ water chemical treatment (if you prefer)
  • Hand sanitizer, toilet paper

Booking and Payment for Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike

For the day hike, the cost is minimal so the full payment is requested for booking Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike. Even at the last moment, Suryachaur Day Hike can be booked. For any cancellation, the amount cannot be refunded as the amount will be allocated for the preparation of the hike.

You can make the payment in cash and credit card where a 3% - 4% additional charge is imposed if you pay through the card. You can also pay through the following services:

A. Online Payment

Please Click Here for online payment.

B. Bank Transfer

Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: Tridevi Marga, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Account Name: Nepal Adventure Team Pvt. Ltd
Account No: 01906210910018
Swift Code: HIMANPKA


An experienced and certified guide will be leading your Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike. Usually, tourists and hikers tip guides as an appreciation for their polite and loyal services towards them. So, you may tip the guide as per your satisfaction with their services. The tipping guide is not compulsory. It is not forced by the company and it is solely your decision.

Request by Nepal Adventure Team:

Nepal Adventure Team believes in and practices responsible for tourism. We request each travel to follow the rules of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park and support maintaining a clean area. You are also requested to care for the flora and fauna you encounter on the Kakani Suryachaur Day hike trail.

Client Reviews

  • Amitabh Singh
    Rating Review by: Amitabh Singh, India

    Nature's Splendor

    The Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike was an invigorating journey through some of Nepal's most beautiful landscapes. The trail was surrounded by vibrant flora and offered stunning views of the distant Himalayan peaks. The fresh mountain air and peaceful environment made the hike incredibly rejuvenating. The summit provided a perfect spot to relax and soak in the natural beauty.

  • Marie Dupont
    Rating Review by: Marie Dupont, France

    Scenic Serenity

    The trail was easy to follow and offered a variety of landscapes, from dense forests to open meadows. The views from the top were absolutely breathtaking, with a clear sight of the majestic Himalayan range. The hike was both peaceful and invigorating, making it a perfect day trip. The Kakani Suryachaur Day Hike was a delightful experience that showcased the serene beauty of Nepal's countryside.

  • Sara William
    Rating Review by: Sara William, Canada

    A Refreshing Escape

    The hike was well-marked and suitable for all fitness levels, making it an enjoyable experience for everyone. Reaching the summit and taking in the panoramic views was the highlight of the day.