Hill Stations in Nepal
List of Best Hill Stations in Nepal

Hill Stations in Nepal

There are a lot of hill stations in Nepal. The outskirts of the valleys and the elevated hills offer mind-blowing views of the Himalayas and the lush greenery.

Deepak Raj Bhatta
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Best Hill Stations in Nepal

Nepal is one of the best countries in the world in terms of geographical and cultural variations. It boasts a diverse range of flora and fauna, valleys, river streams, majestic mountains, lakes and high passes. Exploring the beauty of this incredible country is a bucket list choice for travellers around the world. Among the ways of exploration, Hill stations in Nepal are wonderful places to surf around the beautiful panorama and explore the mountain offerings. 

Hill Stations in Nepal are an excellent way to explore the mountains, gorges, valleys, and the rural settlement of Nepal. The exploration around the mountains is a wonderful escape from the mundane, hectic and busy lifestyle of the hustle and bustle of the busy city and routined lifestyle. 

There are a lot of hill stations in Nepal. The outskirts of the valleys and the elevated hills offer mind-blowing views of the Himalayas and the lush greenery. If you are seeking to explore the best hill stations in Nepal, here is our guide to the wonderful places to visit in the mountains of Nepal. We have enlisted these hill stations considering the accessibility and accommodation factors for the ease of visitors.

Table Of Content

    List of Hill Stations in Nepal

    Hill Station

    Altitude 

    Location

    Bethanchowk

    3000 m.

    Narayanthan, Kavre

    Kakani

    2030 m. 

    Nuwakot

    Lakuri Bhanjyang

    1985 m.

    Lalitpur

    Chandragiri 

    2551 m. 

    Kathmandu

    Dhulikhel

    1550 m. 

    Kavrepalanchowk

    Nagarkot

    2175 m. 

    Bhaktapur

    Daman

    2322 m. 

    Makwanpur

    Kalinchowk

    3842 m. 

    Dolakha

    Balthali

    1730 m. 

    Kavrepalanchowk

    Dhampus/Australian Camp

    2060 m. 

    Kaski

    Sarangkot

    1600 m. 

    Kaski

    Ghalegaun

    2100 m. 

    Lamjung

    Poonhill

    3210 m. 

    Myagdi

    Bandipur

    1030 m.

    Tanahun

    Tansen

    1371 m.

    Palpa

    Bhedetar

    1420 m.

    Dhankuta

    Kanyam

    1627 m. 

    Ilam

    Shree Antu Hill

    2328 m. 

    Ilam

    Hill stations near Kathmandu

    Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, itself is an amazing place to be. The cultural spectrums in the alleys and streets of this busy city remind you of the medieval culture still vibrant and in practice with a lot of enthusiasm and zeal. The heritage and cultural buildings, old markets and the amusing religious shrines scattered in this city have their own sort of elegance. 

    If you are longing to get away from the capital or just want to explore the mountains, there are a lot of hill stations nearby. The outskirts of the capital and the nearby districts of Kathmandu offer the awe-inspiring views of the mountains and beautiful rural valleys. Find out the best hill stations near Kathmandu that offer incredible life-lasting experiences in this article.

    Bethanchowk

    Bethanchowk is one of the most beautiful Hill Stations near Kathmandu valley. Situated at an altitude of 3000 m above sea level, Bethanchowk is getting popularity for its amazing views seen from the top. The majestic mountain landscapes, lush green hills and peaceful atmosphere of Bethanchowk lure a lot of people. Bethanchowk lies in the Kavrepalanchowk district. It is also a wonderful pilgrimage and there is a shrine dedicated to Lord Bishnu. The villagers and the locals from Dhumkharka visit Bethanchowk during the festival and spend the night doing campfires. 

    Bethanchowk Facts

    Hill Station

    Bethanchowk

    Altitude

    3000 m. 

    Location

    Kavrepalanchowk, Nepal

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 60 KM

    Hiking distance

    About 5 KM

    Accommodation

    Camping

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    Bethanchowk has its own set of unique experiences. The beautiful mountain panorama stretched from Mount Dhaulagiri to Mount Makalu is astounding. It is also the best place to witness the best version of sunrise and sunset. 

    Bethanchowk hill is the highest mountain in the Mahabharata range. The pristine settlement and a wonderful hike of about 3-4 hours is another best part of visiting this amazing vantage point. In the hilltop, there aren't any organized teahouses or homestays, so it is also the best place for camping near Kathmandu valley.

    Kakani

    Kakani is the best place to visit as it is located in a short distance of about 23 Km from Kathmandu valley and has a functional road to reach there. It lies in Nuwakot district of Nepal. For the quick escapers, Kakani is an amazing place as it can be reached within a few hours and can be planned for a day trip. It is also favourable for gatherings and small picnics. The spectacular views of the mountains such as Mount Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh and Langtang Himal can be seen from the Kakani viewpoint. There are several restaurants and teahouses for accommodation. 

    Kakani Facts

    Hill Station

    Kakani

    Altitude

    2030 m. 

    Location

    Nuwakot, Nepal

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 23 KM

    Accommodation

    Teahouse/Guesthouse

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    The serene ambience and peaceful atmosphere of Kakani provides a wonderful experience. The culture and traditions of local people, rural lifestyle and captivating sight of the mountains, valleys and the lush greenery are the major attractions of this beautiful vintage spot. A short stroll around the village will reward you with some glimpses on the village culture and lifestyle.

    Lakuri Bhanjyang

    Lakuri Bhanjyang lies in the south-east corner of the Kathmandu valley in the Lalitpur district of Nepal. The vantage point is situated at an altitude of 1985 m above sea level and offers the spectacular views of the mountain ranges such as Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Sailung etc. 

    Lakuri Bhanjyang Facts

    Hill Station

    Lakuri  Bhanjyang

    Altitude

    1985 m. 

    Location

    Lalitpur, Nepal

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 22 KM

    Accommodation

    Teahouse/Camping

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    Lakuri Bhanjyang is a famous picnic spot and a wonderful viewpoint. It can be reached within an hour from central Kathmandu and there is a road all the way to the top. So, it is easier and accessible to visit Lakuri Bhanjyang. It is also suitable for camping. 

    Some of the major activities that you can do in Lakuri Bhanjyang are Hiking, Biking, Sunset and sunrise views and the excellent views of the valley and Himalayas. It is also a popular spot for bird watching near Kathmandu valley.

    Chandragiri

    Chandragiri hills are one of the top attractions near Kathmandu valley. Situated just 7 Km away from the Thankot and 12 Km away from the central Kathmandu, Chandragiri hills offer incredible experiences to the visitors. The spectacular views of the majestic mountain panorama stretched in a single frame to Annapurna to Everest is one of the best parts of visiting Chandragiri.  

    Chandragiri Facts

    Hill Station

    Chandragiri

    Altitude

    2551 m. 

    Location

    Kathmandu, Nepal

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 12 KM

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    Chandragiri now boasts a range of activities in its surroundings. Apart from the impeccable natural beauty and cultural significance, Chandragiri has a charm of its kind. The children park in the premises, a thrilling cable car to the hilltop, temple and resort are the added attractions of this amazing place. 

    The recreation centres, park and amusing mountain beauty alongside the wonderful snowfall experience in winter make it a popular and a quick escape from the busy town of Kathmandu valley.

    Dhulikhel

    In the eastern fringe of Kathmandu, lies the beautiful village of Dhulikhel. Dhulikhel is situated at an altitude of 1550 m above sea level. It is a popular destination to explore the natural and cultural beauty. Semi-urban lifestyle and wonderful natural atmosphere, just 32 Km away from the capital make it a wonderful destination to visit. From Dhulikhel, you can see the spectacular views of the mountains such as Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Phuribichyachu, Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Lhotse and many other neighbouring peaks. 

    There are several other natural places to explore in Dhulikhel. Some places such as Tundikhel, Bhagwati temple, Gita Mandir, Kali Devi temple, Hajar Sidhi, Gaukhureshwar etc. are major places to visit in Dhulikhel.

    Dhulikhel Facts

    Hill Station

    Dhulikhel

    Altitude

    1550 m. 

    Location

    Kavrepalanchowk, Nepal

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 32 KM

    Accommodation

    Hotels

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    Some of the major activities that you can do in Dhulikhel are Hiking, Biking, Cycling, sunrise views, mountain views, nature and culture exploration, bird watching and exploring the flora and fauna. Apart from these, it is a wonderful escape from the monotonous and busy lifestyle of Kathmandu valley.

    Nagarkot

    Nagarkot is one of the popular and best hill stations in Nepal. It is popular for the wonderful Himalayan panorama seen from the top and incredible sight of sunrise and sunset views. Some of the major mountains visible from Nagarkot view tower are Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Everest range and Number range. It also offers clear views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park.

    The wonderful viewpoint,  Nagarkot, is situated at an altitude of 2175 m above sea level. It takes around 1 hour of drive to reach Nagarkot from central Kathmandu and is at a distance of 28 Km. 

    Nagarkot Facts

    Hill Station

    Nagarkot

    Altitude

    2175 m. 

    Location

    Bhaktapur, Nepal

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 28 KM

    Accommodation

    Hotels

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    Some of the major activities that you can do in Nagarkot are nature walk, sunrise and sunset views, glorious mountain views, homestay and cultural experience alongside the luxury stay in the local hotels.

    Daman

    Daman is a wonderful destination in the Makwanpur district of Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of 2322 m above sea level. Daman lies southwest of Kathmandu, approximately 55 Km away and can be reached within 3 hours by drive. 

    Daman is a popular place for snowfall near Kathmandu valley. Many people from the capital and neighbouring districts visit Daman for snowfall during winter months. The hilltop offers an incredible mountain panorama, lush green mountains and natural and cultural atmosphere of the village.

    Daman Facts

    Hill Station

    Daman

    Altitude

    2322 m. 

    Location

    Makwanpur, Nepal

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 55 KM

    Accommodation

    Teahouses and Resorts

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    Daman has a wonderful settlement. The beautiful terraced farmlands, agricultural style, serene atmosphere and vibrant village lifestyle are worth exploring.

    Kalinchowk

    Kalinchowk is also the best hill station in Nepal. The beautiful hilltop, boasting the Kalinchowk Bhagwati Shrine, alongside offering the astounding views of the Himalayas and the lush greenery in distant pavements is the best part of visiting Kalinchowk. Also, you get to experience the thrill of the cable car while exploring the scenic views of the mountain trail. Some of the major mountains seen from the Kalinchowk are Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Gurkarpo Ri and other neighbouring peaks. 

    Kalinchowk Facts

    Hill Station

    Kalinchowk

    Altitude

    3842 m. 

    Location

    Dolakha, Nepal

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 146 KM

    Accommodation

    Hotels/Teahouses

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    Kalinchowk is situated at an altitude of 3842 m above sea level. The Kalinchowk is known for the snowfall activities and popular among youngsters for the winter offerings. Kalinchowk is also a wonderful night getaway from the bustling Kathmandu valley. 

    Balthali

    Balthali village, situated at an altitude of 1730 m above sea level, is one of the most beautiful villages in the southeastern part of Kathmandu valley. It lies in the Kavrepalanchowk district, beyond the Panauti town and Khopasi. 

    Some of the major mountains seen from the Balthali village are Manaslu, Langtang and Everest ranges alongside other major mountain peaks. The Mahabharata range is also spectacular in the south. 

    Balthali Facts

    Hill Station

    Balthali

    Altitude

    1730 m. 

    Location

    Kavrepalanchowk, Nepal

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 90 KM

    Accommodation

    Resorts

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    Some of the major activities that you can do in the Balthali village are exploring the local culture and traditions, mountain views and valleys, lush green forest and terraced farm fields. This place is also popular for hiking, nature walk, cycling and bike riding. It is popular for snowfall activities as well.

    Hill stations near Pokhara

    Pokhara is a popular destination in the lap of Annapurna Himalayas in Nepal. It is renowned for its amazing adventure activities, lakes and caves. All the trekking and hiking activities in the Annapurna region starts from Pokhara. That’s why it is a wonderful place to be. There are so many hill stations in the mountains near Pokhara valley. Some information about popular hill stations near Pokhara is provided here.

    Dhampus/Australian Camp

    Dhampus and Australian Camp are the major popular destinations among the trekking enthusiasts in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The Dhampus hill is situated at an altitude of 2060 m above sea level and offers the spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli And Machhapuchhre mountain peaks. 

    Australian Camp lies 2 Km away and is a wonderful short hike of around 1 hour from Dhampus. There are several teahouses and lodges available for accommodation facilities. The Dhampus and Australian Camp are the best hill stations near Pokhara in Nepal to explore the close and majestic views of the Himalayas. 

    Dhampus Facts

    Hill Station

    Dhampus/Australian Camp

    Altitude

    2060 m. 

    Location

    Kaski, Nepal

    Distance from Pokhara to Dhampus

    Approx. 26 KM

    Hike distance from Dhampus to Australian camp

    Approx. 2 KM

    Accommodation

    Teahouses and Lodges

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    The Dhampus village is a Gurung ethnic village in the lap of Annapurna mountain. The major activities that you can do in the Dhampus village are hiking, village tour, nature and culture exploration, terraced rice fields, vibrant natural beauty and incredible views of the Himalayas. The sunrise and sunset views from the Australian Camp are awe-inspiring and offer a unique experience.

    Sarangkot

    Sarangkot is one of the best hill stations in Nepal. Situated just 10 Km away from the lakeside, Pokhara, Sarangkot offers the incredible views of the sunrise and sunset. It is also the major adventure hub of Nepal. There are Paragliding and Zip flyer activities available in the hill area. 

    The Sarangkot view tower offers the astounding mountain views of Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The captivating sight of the Fewa lake and entire valley view is another major attraction of this viewpoint. 

    Sarangkot Facts

    Hill Station

    Sarangkot

    Altitude

    1600 m. 

    Location

    Kaski, Nepal

    Distance from Pokhara

    Approx. 10 KM

    Accommodation

    Hotels

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    Sarangkot is situated at an altitude of 1600 m above sea level. The traditional houses, small tea shops, lush greenery, the majestic mountain panorama in a near-distant lake and the city view are best explored from the hilltop.

    Ghale Gaun

    Ghale Gaun is a popular place at an altitude of 2100 m. in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers incredible views of the mountains, the Annapurna Circuit trail and the very cultural essence of Ghales in the Lamjung district. Some of the major mountain panoramas seen from Ghale Gaun are Mount Machhapuchhre (6693m), Mount Annapurna II (7939m), Mount Annapurna IV (7525m), Mount Annapurna (8091m), Mount Lamjung (6932m), Mount Bouddha (6974m) and Himal Chuli (6747m) along with other neighbouring mountains and peaks. 

    Ghale Gaun Facts

    Hill Station

    Ghalegaun

    Altitude

    2100 m. 

    Location

    Lamjung, Nepal

    Distance from Pokhara

    Approx. 125 KM

    Accommodation

    Teahouse/Homestay

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    Ghale Gaun boasts an amazing natural beauty. Sitting just beneath the Annapurna Himalayan Range, this place is an amazing destination for its wide range of activities and rural settlement near Pokhara valley. 

    Some of the major activities that you can do in Ghale Gaun are nature cruises, environmental exploration, religious tours, homestays and cultural programs. There is a village tourism museum, which is worth exploring here.

    Poon hill

    Situated in the border of Myagdi and Kaski district, Poon hill is a world-renowned vantage point in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is also the major highlight of Khopra ridge trek, Mohare Hill trek, Annapurna Base camp trek, Ghorepani Poonhill trek and the classical Annapurna circuit trek. Some of the major mountain panorama seen from the Poonhill viewpoint are Hinchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus peak, Tukuche peak, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri II, Gurja Himal, Gangapurna, Nilgiri Mountain and many other neighbouring mountains and peaks.

    Poon hill is a popular place for snowfall activities during winter months. It offers the tremendously beautiful views of Sunrise and sunsets alongside the close-up views of the Himalayas. During the spring season, the forest area around bloom with the beautiful Rhododendrons. 

    Poon Hill Facts

    Hill Station

    Poon hill

    Altitude

    1600 m. 

    Location

    Kaski, Nepal

    Drive distance from Pokhara to Ulleri

    Approx. 58 KM

    Hike from Ulleri to Ghorepani

    8 Km

    Hike from Ghorepani to Poonhill

    1.4 KM

    Accommodation

    Teahouse/Homestay

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    Poon hill offers a wonderful experience in the Annapurna region. A beautiful amalgamation of nature and culture perfectly blends in this area. Located in a vibrant Himalayan atmosphere, Poon hill is one of the best hill stations in Nepal.

    Bandipur

    Bandipur is a popular place located in the Muglin Pokhara segment of Prithvi highway. It is renowned for the wonderful Newari people and their culture. It was an ancient India Tibet trade route in medieval times. Bandipur is situated at an altitude of 1030 m above sea level and is an amazing place to explore the natural landscapes, mountains, caves, lush greenery and rural lifestyle.

    Bandipur Facts

    Hill Station

    Bandipur

    Altitude

    1030 m. 

    Location

    Tanahaun, Nepal

    Distance from Pokhara

    Approx. 78 KM

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 149 KM

    Accommodation

    Hotels

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    Bandipur offers the incredible mountain views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range. The Bindabasini temple, Thanimai, Tindhara, Raniban, Siddha cave and Ramkot villager are some of the major attractions of Bandipur. There is a hill in Bandipur which serves as a viewpoint allowing you to explore the natural experiences.

    Tansen (Palpa)

    Situated at an altitude of 1371 m above sea level, Tansen of Palpa district is one of the most beautiful places to explore in this region. The tranquil atmosphere very well accompanied by the local cultural inhabitants, and quite a fascinating rural touch away from the hustle and bustle of busy Pokhara city is worth exploring. 

    Some of the major places to explore in Palpa are Shreenagar Hills, Rani Mahal, a wide range of flora and fauna, culture and lifestyle of locals alongside the beauty of vibrant mountains. 

    Tansen Facts

    Hill Station

    Tansen

    Altitude

    1371 m. 

    Location

    Palpa, Nepal

    Distance from Pokhara

    Approx. 122 KM

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    Visiting Tansen is an excellent opportunity to learn about the rural lifestyle and historical values of this place. Beautiful mountain valleys and amusing surroundings of Tansen offer a never-ending bliss and joy of exploring the true gem in the mountains. 

    This area is more off the beaten path than the commercial tourist places like Kathmandu and Pokhara. The mandatory essence of nature and culture makes it more diverse and fauna exploration.

    Hill stations near Janakpur

    Janakpur is a religious and cultural place in the terai region of Nepal. Situated around 224 Km  away from the capital, Janakpur has always been an amazing place of spirituality, culture and traditions. There are a few hill stations around Janakpur. Some of the major hill stations that are near to Janakpur are enlisted here.

    Bhedetar

    Bhedetar is a small hill station situated at an altitude of 1420 m above sea level, just 16 kilometres away from the Dharan city. It lies in the Dhankuta district of Nepal. It is renowned for the amazing city views and mountain views it offers. Furthermore, visiting Bhedetar allows you to explore the mind blowing surroundings and the culture and traditions of the locals in the Terai region of Nepal.

    Bhedetar Facts

    Hill Station

    Bhedetar

    Altitude

    1420 m. 

    Location

    Dhankuta, Nepal

    Distance from Janakpur

    Approx. 206 KM

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 402 KM

    Accommodation

    Teahouses/Homestays

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    The Bhedetar hill station is popular for its unpredictable weather. One moment you can witness the cloud just above you and a few moments later, you may witness the sunlight. That’s why it is often known as the crown of urban Dharan. 

    This vibrant place is full of fun and the amazing atmosphere it offers. Bhedetar also boasts a high power transmitter station of Nepal Television. It can be visited from Janakpur and is 206 Km away from the city.

    Kanyam (Ilam)

    Kanyam of Ilam is situated at an altitude of 1627 m above sea level and is popular for the tea garden and picnic activities. This beautiful place is known as the queen of eastern Nepal as it offers the incredible landscape vistas and a wide range of flora and fauna in its territory. The main attraction being the tea garden itself, this place is a wonderful escape from the monotonous city lifestyle and offers a soft adventure. 

    Ilam Facts

    Hill Station

    Kanyam

    Altitude

    1627 m. 

    Location

    Ilam, Nepal

    Distance from Janakpur

    Approx. 310 KM

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 484 KM

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    The lush greenery and the captivating scenery around lures a lot of people. Many newlywed couples visit Kanyam of Ilam for their honeymoon and spend quality time. The peaceful and vibrant climate of Kanyam is the best choice for the people who want to explore a little off the beaten path and see the beautiful views from Kanyam.

    Antu Hill

    Antu Hill is also known as Shree Antu. It is situated at an altitude of 2328 m above sea level in the Ilam district of Nepal. This place is best for sunrise and sunset views. It also offers an incredible scenic beauty of the surrounding places. 

    Antu Hill Facts

    Hill Station

    Shree Antu Hill

    Altitude

    2328 m. 

    Location

    Ilam, Nepal

    Distance from Janakpur

    Approx. 324 KM

    Distance from Kathmandu

    Approx. 498 KM

    Accommodation

    Hotel

    Best time to visit

    Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter (Monsoon is not favourable)

    There is a view tower atop the Shree Antu allowing you to explore the neighbouring places. This place is 324 Km away from Janakpur and 498 Km away from the capital Kathmandu. It is worth exploring this amazing place if you are planning to visit the Ilam district of Nepal.

    Reasons to Visit Hill Stations

    Hill stations are the best ways to explore the mountainous beauty. The vantage points in the mountains act as a place to explore the surrounding and the nearby areas. It allows you to witness the incredible beauty of the villages, gorges and river streams, valleys, Himalayas and the lush greenery in the surrounding. Hill stations are also the best places for the photographers as they will get a different kind of content from the different angles in the Hill stations. 

    Hill stations are a wonderful escape from the routine monotonous lifestyle. They help you get refreshed and prepare you in a blissful way. 

    If you are a nature lover, you must visit hill stations. Hill stations are full of natural beauty. Overlooking the mountains and incredible scenery within eyesight is a wonderful feeling. In addition, you can have the best views of sunrise and sunsets from the Hill stations. 

    For photographers, Hill stations are the best places to find content. The imagination is best boosted in the mountains and hill stations offer a lot of it. 

    Apart from exploring nature, Hill stations allow you to witness the cultural beauty of the villages and the rural settlement. The best part of visiting Hill stations is, you get to explore a lot of stories, some of nature and some of people.

    Things to do in the Hill stations of Nepal

    There are a lot of things that you can do while exploring the mountain region of Nepal. Nepal is full of adventure and new experiences. Every place in Nepal has its unique natural and cultural dimension which is worth exploring. And visiting Hill stations in Nepal allows you to get into a complete eye gazing atmosphere where you will be facilitated with the incredible mountain panorama and the impeccable scenery around. 

    Some of the major things that you can do in the Hill stations of Nepal are:- 

    • Camping and campfire

    • Exploring the mountains, valleys, lakes

    • Incredible floral and faunal spectrums

    • Sunrise/Sunset views

    • Cloud gazing

    • Photography

    • Quick escape into nature

    • Hiking/Trekking/Cycling

    • Nature walk

    • Local village and culture exploration etc. 

    There are much more experiences to explore in the hill stations. And every hill station is unique because no mountain is explored similarly from different places.

    Best time to visit Hill Stations in Nepal

    Hill Stations in Nepal observe a pleasant climate year-round. The amazing mountain settlement in the lap of Himalayas offers the incredible vistas of the mountains, monuments, lake and valleys, river water streams, lush greenery, gorges and every geographical structure that is a wonderful gift of nature in itself. The best time to visit Hill stations in Nepal is during the spring and autumn season. 

    Spring Season

    The months of March to May are the spring season in Nepal. This is the best time you can explore the newly sprouted trees and leaves, lush greenery of the mountains, blooming flowers in the wild, spectacular Himalayan vistas and mind blowing atmosphere around. Spring season is one of the best seasons to visit the hill stations in Nepal. 

    Summer Season

    Another best time to visit Nepal is in the months of June until September. These months are the summer season in Nepal. The climate might get harsh in the latter months due to unpredictable weather causing rainfall and storms. 

    However, during the daytime, the fresh air and wonderful surroundings lures a lot of people. The monsoon time is not so favourable as the trail to Hill stations might get slippery. 

    Also, because of the heavy presence of clouds, you might not be able to enjoy the incredible views. So, avoid monsoon days to visit Hill stations. 

    Autumn Season

    The Autumn season is the best time to visit Nepal for any sort of activity. This is the most favourable time where you can explore the mountains, valleys and every sight that your eye can cover. 

    The months of September, October and November are the Autumn months in Nepal. During these months, the sky is generally clear and the views are very spectacular. So, Autumn is the best time to visit Nepal to explore hill stations. 

    Winter Season

    December, January and February are the winter months in Nepal. During these months, the climate gets cold and frosty weather and snowfall at different places makes it a little difficult to visit. 

    However, if you want to explore the snowfall in the hill stations of Nepal, the months of January and February are the best time.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What are the Hill stations?

      Hill stations are the place from where you can explore a wide range of natural spectrums in the mountains. From the views of majestic lofty Himalayas to the lowlands, a lot of floral and faunal varieties are best explored from the Hill stations of Nepal. The hill stations are designed to provide fascinating experiences while allowing you to get a wonderful insight into nature and habitat exploration in the mountains.

    • Can I visit Hill stations in the wintertime?

      Yes, you can visit Hill stations in Nepal during wintertime. But some of the high altitude hill stations might observe the extensive amount of snowfall causing difficulty to reach. But, if you want to experience light snowfall and enjoy the cold but fun atmosphere, the hill stations in Nepal are the best places to visit during winter.

    • Which is the best hill station in Nepal?

      Nepal has mountainous geography and that constitutes more than 60% of the total landmass. Having a varied landscape, Nepal offers a wide range of experiences in the hill stations. All the hill stations in Nepal have their own sort of experiences to offer, however, some of the renowned and most popular hill stations in Nepal are Poonhill, Nagarkot and Sarangkot.

    • Will I find accommodation in the hill stations in Nepal?

      It’s one of the most common questions to think of while visiting any place. There are a lot of hill stations, where the accommodation facilities are available within a few minutes distance. However, some of the hill stations that have a touch of rural and unexplored settlement might not have organized accommodation and amenities. These places are the best fit for camping activities.

    • What are the best hill stations for camping?

      Some of the best hill stations in Nepal for camping activities are Bethanchowk, Daman, Lakuri Bhanjyang, Kakani etc.

    • What else can I do in the Hill stations?

      You can explore the impeccable natural beauty from the hill stations. The astounding views of the mountain ranges, local culture and lifestyle, the religious attributes, the connection of locals to the land, and the best version of dawn and dusk views etc. are the major attractions in the hill stations. However, you can do camping, photography, picnic, gatherings and fun-filled peer adventure in the mountains.

    • Is there snowfall in Hill stations?

      There are a lot of hill stations in Nepal which observe snowfall in the winter season. In most of the places in high altitude trekking, peak climbing and off the beaten path trekking, you can witness astounding snowfall. During winter, not all the hill stations, all the time, observe snowfall. However, sometimes in winter, Chandragiri, Kalinchowk, Daman, Nagarkot, Poonhill, Dhampus, etc. observe snowfall in winter.

    • What are the major hill stations near Kathmandu?

      Some of the popular hill stations near Kathmandu valley are Chandragiri, Nagarkot, Daman, Kalinchowk, Fulchowki etc.

    • What are the major hill stations near Pokhara?

      Some of the major and best hill stations near Pokhara are Poon hill, Dhampus, Australian Camp, Sarangkot, Ghandruk, World Peace Pagoda etc.

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