Kathmandu Valley Day Walks

Kathmandu Valley Day Walks

There are some good options from Kathmandu for day hikes around the rim of the Kathmandu valley with great views of the Himalayas to the north.  Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Nagarkot, 2125 metres,  is situated 32 km on a ridge above Kathmandu with  fascinating views of the high Himalaya. The long chain of peaks extends from the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges in the west to Everest in the far east. If you have only one day to spare you should leave your hotel in Kathmandu in the early morning say…
Pokhara Valley Day Walks

Pokhara Valley Day Walks

There are some very scenic day walks in and around the Pokhara valley in western Nepal.   Pokhara to Sarangkot Though it is possible to reach Sarangkot by road in forty minutes, a more rewarding day hike is to walk from the end of Pokhara lake upto Sarangkot in about 2.5 to 3 hours. Walk along Lakeside to the end of the lake and then enquire for the small path to Sarangkot. It is possible that the path is overgrown as many dont use it nowadays. Once you are on the path keeping climbing steadily…
Day Walks in Sikkim

Day Walks in Sikkim

There are a number of very beautiful day walks in Sikkim which are worth doing especially in the clear autumn and winter season when the Himalayas are visible in all their glory. Rabongla (2100 m) to Mainom Top (3200 m) The town of Rabongla is situated on the road to Pemayangste about a three hour drive from Gangtok. The three kilometre steep climb from the town brings the trekker to the hill top of Mainom, which towers above the town. The picturesque walk is thorough the Mainom Wildlife sanctuary;…