Best Places To Visit Near Kathmandu Valley

best places to visit near kathmandu

11 Best Places To Visit Near Kathmandu

Best Places To Visit Near Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu is the densely populated city which is surrounded by green hills. There are many exotic places to visit in Kathmandu. Kathmandu is also popular for UNESCO World Heritage Sites. If you don’t have the time or energy to trek for long days, you can still experience short hiking or travel within one day around Kathmandu’s hills. Here is the list of famous places to visit near Kathmandu Valley.

1. Nagarkot

view from nagarkot
Wikimedia image by Sherparinji

Nagarkot is situated in the east of Kathmandu valley and it lies in Bhaktapur district. It is popular for sunrise and sunset views. It is famous for viewing snow-capped mountains, hiking, and picnic spot near Kathmandu Valley. You can get a fresh air in Nagarkot and it is the best place for honeymoon in Nepal. So, Nagarkot is one of the best places to visit around Kathmandu Valley. The places is also popular for Nagarkot picnic spot.

2. Kulekhani

kulekhani dam
Kulekhani, Wikimedia image by AfzalKhan1981

The Kulekhani Dam is a rock-fill dam, which is the largest man-made lake in Nepal for Kulekhani Hydropower project. Kulekhani is famous for fishing, hiking, and boating. The one-hour boating is the best experience in Kulekhani. It is also one of the best places to visit near Kathmandu valley for couples.

3. Chitlang

one hill tree
one hill tree – Chitlang, Wikimedia image by Saroj Pandey

Chitlang is a small paradise which is popular for organic products in Nepal. Short hiking to Chitlang has become popular for those who are in Kathmandu because it is one of the beautiful places for hiking near Kathmandu. Chitlang comprises magnificent landscapes, delightful sense, green forest, and beautiful villages. The place is also popular for one hill tree. It is near to Kulekhani. Certainly, these both are the best places to visit near Kathmandu and the best picnic area around Kathmandu.

4. Sundarijal

Bagmati river
Wikimedia image by Sudan Shrestha

Sundarijal is one of the coolest places in Nepal where one can have thrill and hiking experience. Visitors are attracted to the natural beauty, waterfalls, and rivers. Many tourists come from the Kathmandu Valley to enjoy the nature. The place is also popular for photography. It is the nearest place to visit and also starting point to Chisapani for hikers. Because of the following reasons, it the best places to visit near Kathmandu.

5. Chisapani

chisapani lake
Wikimedia image by Smnbhattarai

Chisapani is one of the shortest hikes in Kathmandu valley. It is popular for the spectacular views of snow-capped mountains green hills. The village Chisapani is also the gateway to Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Nagarkot trek. Sundarijal and Chisapani are the nearest and best places to visit near Kathmandu.

6. Phulchowki

Landscape from Phulchowki
Wikimedia image by Sadikshya21

Phulchowki is one of the highest hill situated near Kathmandu valley. This is one of the most beautiful hiking in terms of vegetation and bird watching destination in Kathmandu valley. The journey starts from the Godavari. From the top, you get a breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley. Pulchowki is surrounded by the dense forest. It is a natural place in Kathmandu.

7. Dhulikhel

Wikimedia image by Rameshjarvis

Dhulikhel lies in the east of Kathmandu valley. Two major highway B.P Highway and Araniko Highway passes through Dhulikhel. One has a panoramic view of Himalayan from Dhulikhel. Above all, it is famous for the natural and historical reason. Birds watching and forest walk are the attractions to visitors. It is also getting popular for picnics and one of the best places to visit near Kathmandu.

8. Namo Buddha

Wikimedia image by Wang Lama Humla

Namo Buddha is a beautiful place located at Kavre district which is few kilometers away from Dhulikhel. It is one of the most important religious sites of the Buddhist. There is a monastery on the hill-top from where visitors can enjoy the great views of mountain hills and green fields. Its environment is very clean with no pollution, and the natural air is so fresh, cool and healthy environment. It is one of the best places to visit near Kathmandu Valley.

9. Lakuri Bhanjyang

view from lakuri
Wikimedia image by Brabim Bhandari

Lakuri Bhanjyang is one of the most scenic spots renowned for sunrise view and panoramic views of Himalayas. The journey starts in Gwarko. The place is famous for the great view of cities like Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur. It is also a really good destination for a day hike.

10. Kakani

view in kakani
Wikimedia image by Ananda Raj Devkota

Kakani is located in the Nuwakot district. Kakani is one of the destinations where many tourists visit every year. It is a fantastic site for viewing the mountain scenery and popular for a short drive, picnic and cycling. It is a one day cycling from Kathmandu to Kakani because it is the nearest place from Kathmandu.

11. Bhotechaur Tea Garden

Bhotechaur tea garden
Wikimedia image by Bajraniraj

Bhotechaur Tea Garden is a village lies in Sindhupalchowk district. It is well-known for the tea garden which is also popular as “Mini Ilam”. You will get panoramic views of the hills and tea garden. Therefore, it is one of the beautiful and best places to visit near Kathmandu Valley and the best picnic spot around Kathmandu


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