If you are short in time but want to have few glimpses of mountains, few contact with people from different communities, experience through forest and typical Nepalese lifestyle, the best option for you can be the hiking around Kathmandu valley
. You have various destinations such as trekking to Shivapuri, Dahachowk, Champadevi, Phulchowki, Chisapani, Nagarjuna, Namobuddha, Nagarkot, Changu Narayan, Bhanjyang, etc. These hiking will be very easy to complete, and you will have multiple experiences in very short coverage.
At Champadevi, you will find a famous Buddhist stupa. You will walk through pine forests and will get chance to witness spectacular views of Mt. Annapurna and Langtang. Starting from Pharping, this trek will cost you somewhere around 5 hours. You might want to trek to the highest hill surround the valley—the Phulchoki. You will see botanical garden, miniature view of the Kathmandu valley, glimpses of Mt. Gaurishankar and Annapurna, and few historical places. This trek will cost you 3 hours, at least. Similarly, if you want to walk through forest full of pine, oak and rhododendron, you might want to go for hike to Bhanjyang. This will take approximately 5 hours in total, and you will, mostly be walking through small villages, picnic spots, over flat trail. Namobuddha offers you a cultural and spiritual touch. This trek will require trekking for a minimum of 5 hours. You will witness various shrines and stupas, cross through suspension bridge, and visit the Buddhist's holy site. Similarly, if you want to go for a trek rich in vistas of natural vegetation, you might go for Shivapuri. After Phulchoki, Shivapuri is the second highest hill surrounding Kathmandu. This trek also offers you the opportunity to view Shivapuri Conservation Area, monastery, and Budhanilkantha Temple.
Though they are very near to Kathmandu, your hiking around Kathmandu valley
will start the trek from various points. You might go for Nagarjuna from Balaju, to Chisapani from Sundarijal, to Champadevi from Taudaha, to Phulchowki from Godavari, and so forth. We—the Dahachok Homestay offer you the best opportunity to live in the typical Nepalese community, with on-request service for mountain bikes, Chandragiri hiking, cultural tour, camping, and Cable Car experience. If you are wondering to hike in peaceful and worthy destination, and live in warm Nepali family, we might be the best choice for you. If you have any inquiry, recommendation, and suggestion, do remember our name; we warmly welcome your responses.