“Hike with Heart”
Nepal Sanctuary Treks organize Kathmandu Hiking Day Tours to contribute and support Woman Society. Hiking is held every Saturday around the spectacular trails of Kathmandu Valley. Nepal Sanctuary Treks Hiking tour will be guided by experienced guide. Hikes are usually conducted in Kathmandu valley surrounded by hills where you can view incredible vistas of nature along the trail.
Feel free to join “Hike with Heart”, especially to those who have limited time for trekking or short time visit can enjoy nature and see the real impact of actions on your personal giving footprint. So let’s hike to experience full of adventure, fun and photographs.
Set off the hike to Pharping
“Let’s experience pristine nature and refreshing air, just an hour drive from the bustling city and revitalize your soul and body with full of energy”.
If you are seeking a short vacation that combines together with a hike, seeing the sights and experience typical lifestyle and culture of folks in the outskirt of Kathmandu, then Pharping is one of the best hiking destinations situated in the southern part of Kathmandu. An hour drive from Kathmandu will take you to the mysterious lowland comprises of temples, monasteries and Newari village with beautiful nature.
From Pharping we start our hiking slowly up for about half an hour along the trail toward the north ridge and through pine woody area. You will pass through stunning jungles and four major beautiful monasteries and Guru Rinpoche’s huge statue. This lively monastery is located on the side of a stream among the dense forest. We can see the Devotees from the neighboring villages on Tuesday and Saturday and the vendors selling a local product that gives a good insight into village life. You will meet monks on the way who might join you for a hike for some distance. You can see the magnificent mountains backdrop through the lush green pine trees. You can view the panorama of central and western Himalayan range from here. Our next place of interest is the traditional Newari village of Pharping where you can see the typical Newari lifestyle. After a wonderful hike, we hike down following a similar trail to Pharping for about 2 hours and drive back to Kathmandu.
HIKE ROUTE: KTM-Pharping-KTM
HIKE TYPE: Private trail tour
TOTAL DISTANCE: 19 km
HIKE DURATION: 5-6 hours
START TIMES: 6:00 AM
LANGUAGE: English, Nepali
Most Common FAQs
- 1 . FAQ about Hike
Do you cancel tours?
We do cancellation of tour only if there is a political close announcement or protests. We do not cancel our tours if it rains or snows. We might consider cancellations if we expect a heavy thunderstorms or downpour. However, we will notify you in advance via email or by phone.
What should I wear?
Normal hiking shoes with more traction to tackle the difficult downhill slopes of the valley is good for hiking.
A T-shirt and a pair of shorts or tights are enough during summers. In addition please bring your sunglasses and sunscreen to avoid from sunburn.
During winter, we recommend our clients to wear an extra layer besides to what they would normally wear.
Is there water available on Hike?
We will carry our own bottles and fill up them. We advise that you carry your own water bottle to avoid purchasing plastic bottles. However there will be small tea houses on some locations of the trails selling mineral water bottles.
Is it possible to store belongings at the place we start?
Our pick up van will have the bag storage. However, we recommend you to take care of your belongings and not to store any valuable items in the bag storage.
Is it possible to take photos along the way?
Yes, you can bring your camera to take the pictures. The hike guide will also take pictures along the trails. You can ask your guide if there is a definite place you would like to take picture. Later the pictures captured by our guide will be sent to you via email.
Do you have pick up service?
We offer for our private tours an optional hotel pick-up service. The hotel or apartment building should be on or close to the tour route. Please let us know your complete hotel or apartment address during the tour reservation process and we will check if we can meet you at your hotel/apartment.
What is booking and payment procedure?
All tours are booked and paid for through our online booking system on our website or you could pay at the local registration places mentioned on the guide.
How long does the hike take?
It depends on the length of the hike (how many kilometres / miles) you choose. This information is available in the tour description.
Is there any age limit for the hike?
It is the responsibility of you as a participant to ensure that you are fit enough to participate in the tour. Children under the age of 18 are the responsibility of their parents or guardians.
In what language the hike be?
Tour will be guided in English and Nepali.