Kakani, a great day trip from Kathmandu

I recently took a group of customers to Kakani. They didn’t come to Nepal for trekking, but they wanted to see as much as possible. We decided to go to one of the most beautiful places I know for people who wish to do a short and easy hike.

Beautiful terraces

Kakani is a settlement in the Nuwakot district  of the Bagmati zone in central Nepal. It is one of the most accessible settlements from Kathmandu over 2000 meters. This hill station hosts a British Ghurkas welfare bungalow and is the home to a memorial park to the victims of Thai Airways International Flight 311.

Kakani is also very popular for its amazing panoramic mountain views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung and 20 other mountains over 6,000 meters above sea level. My customers really enjoyed the magnificent view over Kathmandu Valley.

You have so much to see there, you’d be surprised. Everybody spent some quiet time at the memorial park to honor the memory of those who died in the plane crash. Then my customers had the opportunity to talk to some strawberry farmers. Kakani is indeed famous for its strawberry farming. With the assistance of a United Nations  development programme project, a local farmers’ cooperative now produces close to 250 000 kg of the fruit per year.

Kakani is definitely my favorite one day trip for people who want to have fun, enjoy amazing views of the Himalaya Range et love strawberries!

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