Trip Facts

Trip Highlights

HIKE ROUTE: Ktm-Sankhu-Bajrayogini-Ktm
HIKE TYPE: Private Hiking tour
HIKE DAYS: Every Saturday (Fixed departure)
LANGUAGE: English, Nepali

Trip Overview

Come and join with us to explore the old Newari town, and hike from Sankhu to Bajrayogini temple. Enjoy the vistas of mountains, hills, unspoiled forests, and meditative places, mainly the Siddha caves.

You are invited to hike at the holy mysterious area of Kathmandu called Sankhu. It is also well-known as “Shankharapur” for its renowned prehistoric Sankha-shaped town structure with pristine, simplicity and marvelous trails. Sankhu is 16 km far and one hour drive from Kathmandu which is the primitive Newari town. The Newari town encompasses Newari culture with its appealing arts and crafts. The flow of the Sali River has brought different legends and the place is frequently visited as a pilgrimage tour.

After hiking around Sankhu, we head towards Bajrayogini temple which is about 2 km. This temple is the most important and famous place for tantric practices. It is sited in the middle of the hill where hikers can view the wonderful hills, forest, and mountain backdrop. You can observe various other shrines and statues behind the temple. This place is also notable as the Eighty Siddhas (perfected gurus) of the Hindu religion and four of five caves where the Siddhas are said to have resided. After viewing the place of interest of Sankhu we can retrace back to the vehicle. Then drive back to Kathmandu.


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.

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