Ranikot Village Hiking

Trip Duration 1 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Easy
Activity Day Hike
Transportation Private Vehicle
Meals Lunch
Max. Altitude 1800 M
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I want to escape from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu; I want to hike in the non-touristic area, Ranikot is the best the place for a day hike.Ranikot hiking is the probably the best day hiking trip purely on touristic hiking trails inside Kathmandu valley. From Kathmandu we will take 30 – 45 minutes drive to Suryabinayak temple (Ganesh Temple). At first, we will be walking on the main road then we after getting inside the forest we will be gradually hiking uphill. After an hour’s uphill hike we will be following a rough road then again we will be taking hiking trail, overall the trails are mixed with road and trek trail.
It’s an easy hiking route which gives you an amazing experience of local village lifestyle. You will be surprised to see the village life unchanged lifestyle house and their living style. Houses are normally in 3 storied with a kitchen on the ground floor, bedroom on the second floor and a store on top. The small green vegetable garden next to the house where you can see seasonal vegetables growing.
To make your Ranikot hiking memorable we will eat Lunch at the local house. This hike will not disappoint you from amazing mountains, from the Ranikot top we will see the stunning views of the Himalayas and the beautiful view of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur city. If you want to stay a night in local villages we can organize and we will be carrying our own tents and matters but the food we will be eating in local houses.
Day Tours Nepal can arrange homestay tour in Ranikot village, make yourself at home in the farming village, steeped in culture and tradition. Nearby Kathmandu, Ranikot village is the beautiful place with amazing mountains ranges. For more email to us, we will be happy to get back to with more details.

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning Himalayan Peaks.
  • World's tallest Mt. Peaks, and ranges.
  • Farming, local villages lifestyle.
  • Amazing Landscapes, scenery.
  • Peacful hiking though forest, birds, animals.
  • If time permits Bhaktapur Durbar Square visit.

Trip Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Kathmandu - Suryabinayak - Ranikot - Kathmandu.

Cost Includes

  • Private vehicle pickup from hotel and drop to your hotel.
  • Local government license holder guide.
  • Lunch on the way.
  • Assistant to carry your day pack bag (If needed).
  • If time permits Bhaktapur Durbar Square sightseeing.
  • Salary and allowance for Guide and assistance.

Cost Excludes

  • Entrance fees to visit the monuments Changunarayan and Bhaktapur. 
  • Snacks and drinks while hiking.
  • Tips for Guide and assistance.
  • Personal hiking gears.

Equipment List

Trekking Equipment

Obviously you will be in higher elevation while trekking in Nepal. The weather will be different in every region but also have to pack the proper trekking equipment. Day Tours Nepal is selling Nepal’s Top Best selling treks and all are Tea-house Trekking so you don’t need to think of Camping gears.

While buying clothing please pick warm clothing especially during the winter season (Dec-Feb) in Nepal. We also suggest you to get the proper light backpack and have enough space to pack your stuff. If you are confused to buy the Trekking gears than no worries you can buy the Trekking equipment in Nepal too.

We recommend you to get check the below list for Trekking in Nepal.


  • Warm jacket – down jacket, if possible.
  • Water and windproof jacket (alternatively bring a poncho or umbrella)
  • Long sleeved synthetic fleece (windproof material, if possible)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Hat, pair of gloves and scarf
  • Comfortable hiking trousers (loose fitting)
  • Shorts and trousers, or skirt
  • 2 pairs of warm wool-blend socks
  • 2 pairs of running socks or liner socks
  • Proper hiking boots
  • Running shoes and flip-flops
  • 2-3 t-shirts

During winter season, additional clothing’s may include:

  • The outer jacket should be warm, down jacket is highly recommended during winter season
  • Bring a pair of warm winter trousers, in addition to the hiking trousers
  • Bring at least one windproof layer of clothes, helping to reduce any chill factor influence.
  • Snow gaiters

Trekking Gear

  • Pair of polarizing sun-glasses (to be comfortable and to avoid potential snow-blindness)
  • Backpack and backpack cover (against rain and dust)
  • Map of the trekking area (Day Tours Nepal will proivde Trekking Map so you don't need to buy)
  • Head torch, or small torch, plus spare batteries
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • 2 x water bottles
  • Miscellaneous
  • Toiletries
  • A small light weight and quick drying towel
  • Bar of soap
  • Sunscreen (SPF +20)
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellants (for lower elevations)

First aid kid

  • Water purification tables or a water filter
  • Some Diamox pills against potential altitude sickness (if going beyond 3,500+ m elevations)
  • Toilet paper
  • Optional items
  • Camera, battery etc
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Trekking poles
  • GPS unit
  • Padlocks for guest house rooms and bags
  • Sewing/repair kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Candles (for lodges)
  • Dairy or notebook plus pencil/pen

Usefull Info

  • Check weather before packing your day pack bag.
  • Carry mask, roads are dusty and bumpy. 
  • You may need umbrella or rain cover.. (check weather).
  • Normal nice grep shoes are enough for this hike.
  • If you want to reach before the sunrise, we have to leave around 4-to 4;30 am. (Depends on season).
  • 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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