Want to spend a full day in a peaceful village with beautiful mountain views? Then, you need to try the Ranikot Hiking Day 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 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!
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.
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!
Normally for short day hiking trips we don't need proper trekking gears like we go for Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp or any other treks which are more than 2-3 days. Depends on the trail and the seasons we need to prepare some light gears which are listed below.
For Winter we need to carry below stuff.
Waterproof Breathable Poncho is always help but check the weather before. Day Tours Nepal guide will suggest if it's necessary to carry. But from May to End of September you need to carry with you.