Phikuri Trek – a new easy trekking destination
Phikuri Trek in Nuwakot, near Kathmandu-capital, has come as a new trekking destination. The trail is the best destination to enjoy the view of mountains like Langtang, Gosaikunda, Manaslu, Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal including the bordering mountain with Tibet.
This trail has come as a combined package of history, nature, and culture. The trail passes through the several ethnic settlements. It will also let you experience the tastes of the traditional farming system, the isolated mountainous view, and the rural life. The trailhead is easy to access from Kathmandu and the Phikuri hill itself is just 90 km away from Kathmandu in the northwest direction. Trekkers can combine the trail with Ruby Valley trek leading to Ganesh Himal area and with other popular trekking trails of Langtang valley like Tamang Heritage Trail and Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Trek.
Phikuri Peak Trekking trail is one of the newest trekking trails in Nepal. The trekking trail is named after the picturesque Phikuri peak (3800). Visitors can observe the breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas including Ganesh Himal, Mt. Langtang, and Mt. Dorje Lakpa from the top of Phikuri peak. Tamang and Gurung communities are the main inhabitant of the region. The community successfully preserves the rich local culture. Visitors can observe typical Nepali village life. Enroute visiting the medieval Nuwakot Durbar and sheep farm are essential attractions.
The accommodation includes both the homestay and camping experience. Furthermore, the trekkers will also have the opportunity for Trishuli rafting and zipline ride. The Phikuri trek itineraries are customizable from 5 days to 7 days. The shorter 5 days trek and the longer 7 days versions of Phikuri Peak Trekking trail depending upon the available time and interest of the visitors.