The place is a perfect blend of wilderness and a peaceful environment. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, an overnight stay in Kakani is a great option to enjoy your weekend.
Standing at the height of 2,030 meters, Kakani is a scenic hill station that lies 28 km northwest of Kathmandu valley. The mesmerizing view of landscape and mountains will give you a life-lasting memory of your travel journey. The place is a perfect blend of wilderness and a peaceful environment. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, an overnight stay in Kakani is a great option to enjoy your weekend.
There are numerous hotels, lodges present, and one can also choose to stay in homely lodges near the village for the authentic lifestyle of the local people. Buses leave for Kakani from Machhapokhari throughout the day. You can take the bus plying the route to Nuwakot and Trisuli and get off at the small market just before the check post at Kaulithana. Kakani lies 4 km far from the stop.
The short hike to Kakani takes you through a refreshing route with green paddy fields and the view of rural Nepalese life. Once you get there, one must not forget the top five things to do in Kakani.
As the destination stands at a significant height from above sea level, one can gaze at the magnificent views of the mountains. Peaks like Ganesh Himal, Langtang Range, Mt. Machapuchare, Mt Gaurishankar, Godatape, Rauchuli, and the other Himalayas with the clear blue sky will be a breath-taking moment to capture.
With the local lifestyle, Kanani also provides you with various cuisines. There are restaurants and eateries too that can treat you with the taste of the local delicacies. Smoked meat, sukuti ko achar (a distinct non-veg pickle), and Himalayan trout fish are some famous local dishes.
LOCAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES
Kakani is also famous for its local industry in strawberry farming. One must have a taste of some homemade liquor using unique local ingredients such as the strawberry, or the rhododendron flowers. And if you are lucky enough, you might also spot the locals preparing them.
THAI MEMORIAL PEACEFUL PARK
The village is also home to a memorial park that commemorates the 113 victims of a 1992 Thai Airlines crash. It is a peaceful park named Thai Memorial Park. You can also visit the other local monasteries constructed by Korean monks and go sightseeing around the village. The ethnic lifestyle of the Tamang culture is another enjoyable aspect of Kakani.
HIKE TO SURYACHAUR HILL
If you decide to extend your stay in Kakani, you can also add the hike to Suryachaur to your itinerary. The newly opened Kakani Suryachaur hiking trail can be a good option for hiking lovers to spend their day in Kakani. Suryachaur is a beautiful destination with trails through the Shivapuri National Park. The relaxing hike will also let you encounter diverse natural vegetation of Himalayan flora and fauna.