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Hiking is a beautiful way to immerse yourself in the outdoors. Transported by your own two feet and carrying only what you need for the day on your back, you can discover the beauty of nature at whatever pace you’re comfortable with. And, with a little planning and preparation, it’s an activity that almost anyone can do.

The Terraces Resort is surrounded by dense forests where you can see different flora and fauna. While you’re here in the resort, hiking is one of the must-do recreational activities to experience nature at its best.

We have multiple hiking routes, best customized with your preference.


Ghyampe Dada and Pilot Baba Ashram (3 hrs. Hike)

Ghyampe Danda, which is named after big soil pot (Ghyampo) is a recently explored tourism hub. This beautiful green hill is just 5.6 Km from The Terraces Resort. It lies at an altitude of 2000m from sea level which offers famous shrines and temples, natural habitat of different flora and fauna, panoramic views of Kathmandu valley and various himalayan ranges. The Government of Nepal recognized Ghyampe Danda and its periphery for historical, cultural and natural significance recently, so the GoN and other concerned stakeholders are also planning to make a zoological garden in its extended forest. Rope cycling, Zip flying, Hiking, jungle safari and many more adventurous attractions are also consolidated in the plan.

Pilot Baba is a revered Indian spiritual guru who had been Wing Commander Kapil Singh, a pilot in the Indian Air Force. Pilot Baba's Ashram is situated on a lovely hill with panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley at Ghyampe Dada.

  • Distance Back and Forth: 11.2 Km
  • Total Time: 3 Hrs.
  • Route Type: Nature Trail, Off-road
  • Gradient: 30% Slope, 35% Downhill, 35% Uphill
  • Level: Intermediate/Advance

Lakhuri Mane Circuit

Lakhuri Mane Circuit is around 2.5Km from the resort. In this trail, we follow through white mane which is visible from a distant area. This White Mane is built as a reflection of the newly built Tamang Gumba of Lakhuri Bhanjyang. In this trail we will be experiencing the farming culture and lifestyle of the Tamang people. The huge white mane of Lakhuri Bhanjyang will be our final destination from where we can experience the dispersed Tamang settlement, the south side of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and some parts of Panauti.
  • Distance Back and Forth: 5 Km
  • Total Time: 1.5 Hrs
  • Route Type: Nature Trail, Off-road
  • Gradient: 50% Slope, 25% Downhill, 25% Uphill
  • Level: Beginners/Intermediate

Lakhuri Bhanjyang Trail

Lakuri Bhanjyang is a hill station located on the eastern edge of Lalitpur district just 15 kilometers up from Kathmandu valley which is considered by most beautiful site with heavenly nature. It is famous as a picnic spot offering various natural sceneries and the most preferable hiking destination. Lakhuri Bhanjyang Trail is just 4Km from The Terraces Resort. It is filled will beautiful nature trails, ponds, and Tamang villages.
  • Distance Back and Forth: 8 Km
  • Total Time: 2.5 Hrs.
  • Route Type: Nature Trail, Off-road
  • Gradient: 45% Slope, 25% Downhill, 30% Uphill
  • Level: Beginners/Intermediate

Chapakharka Dada

Chapakharka Dada can last upto 3 hrs to 4 hrs. The trail passes through the main chowk of Lakhuri Bhanjyang. It is one of the most loved trails since it passes through Chapakharka pond, and ends in the Paragliding Dada of Lakhuri Bhanjyang. Chapakharka Dada is considered the best place for camping and survival training or any kind of group activities. We can sport several birds and butterflies while passing through the Chapakharka trail. Chapakharka Dada is considered a favorite amongst cyclists, trail runners, slackliners, and rock climbers.
  • Distance Back and Forth: 10 Km
  • Total Time: 2.5 Hrs.
  • Route Type: Nature Trail, Off-road
  • Gradient: 30% Slope, 35% Downhill, 35% Uphill
  • Level: Beginners/Intermediate

Ranikot Hiking

Want to spend a full day in a peaceful village with beautiful mountain views? Then, you need to try the Ranikot Village Hiking. The village is approx. 6km from The Terraces Resort. 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.

Ranikot Hiking not only give you the chance to experience a walk in the jungle and a view of the Kathmandu valley, but it will also allows you to experience life as a local villager. 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. 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 the resort!

  • Distance Back and Forth: 12 Km
  • Total Time: 3.5 Hrs
  • Route Type: Nature Trail, Off-road, Black-topped road
  • Gradient: 40% Slope, 25% Downhill, 35% Uphill
  • Level: Intermediate/Advance

Manedoban Trout Farm

Manedoban trout farm is about 6.5 km from The Terraces which takes you to the small villages of trout land. People from Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Panauti, and Dhulikhel come over to have the trout delicacy of Manedoban. The main fun part about hiking to Manedoban trout farm is fishing. You can catch your own trout and place it for packing or eat it for lunch while on the trail.

The trail is surrounded by natural habitats and disperse settlement of Tamang people. Phulchowki temple can also be explored on the trail to Manedoban.

  • Distance Back and Forth: 13 Km
  • Total Time: 3.5 Hrs.
  • Route Type: Nature Trail, Off-road
  • Gradient: 30% Slope, 35% Downhill, 35% Uphill
  • Level: Beginners/Intermediate

Manamohan View Tower

Manamohan is a quick hike of approx. 2 km from the resort. You pass through the main Lakhuri Chowk to get to the view tower. We can see the south part of Kathmandu and can enjoy some nature views and listen to the music of birds, and rivers. Manamohan View Tower hike is best to keep the body active and to experience the local lifestyle.
  • Distance Back and Forth: 4 Km
  • Total Time: 45 Mins
  • Route Type: Nature Trail, Off-road
  • Gradient: 65% Slope, 15% Downhill, 20% Uphill
  • Level: Beginners/Intermediate

Forest Walk

The forest walk is done within the premises of the Terraces resort. The trail is filled with dense forest and single trails. This walk can be curated from 30 mins to 1.5 hrs. This is one of the must-do hikes which takes you to the farms of the resort. We pass through the kiwi farm, herbs farm, vegetable farm, Tamang crematory area, and Tamang village along with the South view of Kathmandu and some areas of Bhaktapur.
  • Distance Back and Forth: 2-4 Km
  • Total Time: 30 Mins to 1.5 Hrs
  • Route Type: Nature Trail
  • Gradient: 70% Slope, 10% Downhill, 20% Uphill
  • Level: Beginners/Intermediate