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Ranikot Hiking

  • Duration6 Hours
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Group Size Max 13
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu

Want to spend a full day in a peaceful village with beautiful mountain views? Then, you need to try the Ranikot Village Hiking Day Hike Tour. The village is just 15 km away from Kathmandu City. You can get a view of the snow-capped Himalayas in the north and the Kathmandu river. Upon arriving in Ranikot,  you’ll be faced with farming fields, forests, and temples. The village is a far cry from the bustling city. Here, there are less tourists. Everything is peaceful. And if you want to spend a night in the village, which is optional, you can even witness the beautiful sunrise

The Ranikot Village Hiking Day Tour will not only give you the chance to experience a walk in the jungle and a view of the Kathmandu valley, but it will also allow you to experience life as a local villager. You can cook with a local family and eat with them. Lunch is included in this trip. You can also join the same family in picking fruits and vegetables. Although, this highly depends on what season you visit Ranikot.
While you’re in the village, you might also want to visit the old Kathmandu city, the Panauti. On your trip from Suryabinayak, Bhaktapur to Panauti, you will cross the Ranikot pass. The hike will not be without great sceneries. Experience these and more in a one-day tour to Ranikot. This trip is unmatched when it comes to giving a real village hiking experience. And you don’t have to go far away from Kathmandu!

Nepal is open for all kind treks and tour activities, for more details reach us via email or Whats'App, facebook etc..

Add on while hiking! Ranikot Ghyampe Danda Zipline

If you are an adventure freak then on the way or way back can add Zipline, Superman Fly, Sky Cycling, or Swing. The newly opened Zipline is in Ghyampe Danda Ranikot which is just above Bhaktapur, Suryabinaya Pilot Baba Ashram. Ranikot Zipline is 1.2 Km long and 450 Meters short. Seems like you wanna try it.

Why Spend the Night in Ranikot Village? (Optional)

If the day trip is too short for you, you can choose to stay in the village. Doing this means you’ll have more time with local villagers. Thus, you can enjoy even more activities. You can join them when they are milking the cow or the buffalo. You can also see the village at night and experience first-hand how the typical Nepalese people live in villages. If you wake up early the next day, you can watch the sunrise behind the majestic mountains.
The Ranikot Hiking Day Tour is highly recommended for those who are looking for a peaceful place to spend their holiday. It will not only get you closer to nature, but it will also allow you to connect with the locals. See life in the eyes of a typical Nepalese villager and spend a day in their shoes! 

  • Stunning world's tallest Himalayan Peaks.
  • Farming, local villages lifestyle.
  • Amazing Landscapes, scenery.
  • Peaceful hiking through forest, birds, animals.
  • Unchanged Mountain people lifestyle. 


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The Ranikot tour starts at 9; at 00 am in the morning, the day tours Nepal guide and the vehicle will come to your place. Short drive to Suryabinayak and then start hiking up to rayale villae via Ranikot viewpoint. After reaching Rayaley we will stop for lunch at Keshab home, you will see the amazing landscape from this place. After lunch 1 and a half hr hike and drive back to Kathmandu. If you want to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square it's on the way back to speak with your guide.

  • Max. Altitude: 1800 M
  • You will visit: Ranikot - Bhaktapur
  • Walking Hour: 6
Cost Details
  • Private vehicle pickup from hotel and drop to your hotel.
  • Local government license holder guide.
  • Lunch at the local family home.
  • If time permits Bhaktapur Durbar Square sightseeing.
  • Salary and allowance for Guide and driver.
  • Entrance fees to visit the Bhaktapur (if you are interested to visit). 
  • Snacks and drinks while hiking.
  • Tips for Guide and assistance.
  • Personal hiking gears.

Dates & Prices

  • Ranikot Hiking departs every single day from Kathmandu.
  • Pickup and Drop service included on price for Ranikot Hiking (Inside valley only).
  • If you want to extend Ranikot village hike for a night with local let us know.
  • You are in your own group get the best deal for Ranikot Village Day Hike
  • Didn't see 2019 fixed departure dates? email us we accept the booking.

Note: In winter Ranikot Day Hike departs 8; 00 am. We are not able to place every single day as departure dates because the site will lengthy so book this trip for any dates. 

Good to know

Festival and Events

We are suggesting some of the biggest and most interesting festivals of Nepal which are celebrated in the capital city Kathmandu and in various parts of Nepal. You can plan a Nepal vacation or the Ranikot Village Hiking accordingly so you can experience more Nepalese cultures and participate the festive events. 

  • Dashian Festival "Inside Nepal"

The longest and most significant celebration in Nepal is Dashain. The ten-day event honors the triumph of good over evil. Equal numbers of Hindus and Buddhists participate in the holiday. Dashain is a time for gathering with family and friends to rejoice. It's a joyful, peaceful, and joyful time.  Festival Dates Oct 15, 2023 – Tue, Oct 24, 2023.

  • Indra Jatra Festival Kathmandu

Indra and his mother Dagini are honored during the eight-day joyful festival of the Newari community in the Kathmandu Valley in order to obtain their blessing for the upcoming harvest. The chariots of living goddess Kumari, Ganesh, and Bhairav will be the main attraction of the festival also the Lakhey and many cultural mask dances around Kathmandu Durbar Square. Lord Indra is a particularly revered deity in Hindu societies where a good harvest is crucial since he has an avatar as the god of rain. Festival dates are 28 September 2023 to 2nd October 2023

Nepal Festival Tour to Ranikot village

  • Check the weather before packing your daypack bag.
  • You may need an umbrella or rain cover.. (check the weather).
  • Normal nice grep shoes are enough for this hike.
  • Don't pat dogs while hiking some might be aggressive. 
  • Respect local people and make sure before taking pictures of them. 
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