Only twenty-five kilometers north-west of Kathmandu, one can see the mountain landscape of central Nepal, a vast collection of majestic peaks stretching from Ganesh Himal to the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. There is an unusually perfect blending of the imposing mountain scenery with the more sylvan environment of the lower valleys. Rhododendrons growing wild on the mountain slopes begin to bloom in late winter and stay in bloom for several months, giving the village even more charm. Standing at 2073m on a ridge northwest of Kathmandu, Kakani is quite an alternative holiday place for Nagarkot, The 25km road to Kakani also offers a great bike ride from the capital. The peaceful Thai Memorial Park commemorates the 113 victims of a 1992 Thai Airlines crash. The Shiva shrine across the road offers wider Himalayan views. An excellent Recreational Destination conveniently located. Courtesy: Lonely Planet
Kakani is an hour by car or motorcycle from Kathmandu, and is a long, though rewarding, bicycle trip. There are a number of restaurants along the route. The road is sealed almost all the way and it is a fairly gentle climb downhill all the way home!
Kakani is 3.5km off the main Trisuli road; turn right at the crest of the hill, before the Kaulithana police checkpoint.
For Kakani, catch a Kakani, Ranipauwa, Trisuli Bazaar or Dhunche bus from counter 30 of the Kathmandu bus station, get off at Kaulithana (Rs 50) and walk the 3km uphill to Kakani.