Maligaun hiking trail

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Maligaun Viewpoint, located at an elevation of 1,834 meters, in the southeastern area of Bhaktapur, is one emerging hiking destination of Bhaktapur. It is best suited for relaxation and getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Because it is so close to Suryabinayak Chowk, anyone who wants to go for a walk in the woods could come here. Due to its ease of access, it appears to be the ideal location for vacationers to jump in and be whomever they want.

One can do all sorts of fun activities here, such as tent stargazing, hiking, offroading, mountain biking, dry picnics, and so on. This location is also known as ‘Single Tree Hill’. A Lakuri tree has grown here, contributing to the beauty of the surroundings.

From here, one can see a great deal of Bhaktapur and have one of the best sunsets of their life. If you’re looking for a short hike, Maligaun could be one of the better options. The destination is commonly recognized as one of Bhaktapur’s greatest hiking trails.

Furthermore, there are two ways to get there.

1. Jagati-Nalinchowk-Nangkhel-Prem Shakti Mandir-Maligauun
2. Maligaun – Jagati – Doleswor (There is also a route for motorcycle and light vehicles like cars, jeeps, and vans on this route )

If you take the first route, you will need to take a local bus to Nalinchowk, which will take you less than 10 minutes. You could walk to Nangkhel (22 minutes) and then reach Prem Shakti Mata temple from there (16 minutes from Nangkhel).

After there, you must trek for another hour and ten minutes to reach the Maligaun viewpoint. Apparently, the Maligaun viewpoint is not shown on Google Maps because it is known as the Nangkhel viewpoint.

After some time, you can return by the same route, or you can walk up to Doleshwor and take the bus back. The bus ride from Doleshwor to Jagati lasts about 20 minutes.

Jagati- Nalinchowk-Nankhel – Prem Shakti Mata Mandir-Maligaun viewpoint

  • Jagati to Nalinchwok by Bus. (Less than 10 min by bus).
  • Nalinchowk to Nangkhel by walk. About 22 min of walk.
  • Nankhel to Prem Shakti Mata Mandir by walk. About 16 minutes. Hike start from here. We can find the Maligaun hiking trail right from here.
  • Prem shakti Mata Mandir to Maligaun by walk. About 1 hr and 10 minutes of Hike. Steep trails up to Maligaun through the jungle.

If you take the second way, you will have to walk far less than if you took the first. Getting to Doleshwor via bus and then hiking for half an hour is a breeze. Isn’t that absolutely correct?

Jagati – Doleswor – Maligaun

  • Jagati to Doleswor by bus. Bus available at Jagati Chowk near police bit. About 20 minutes on the bus. About 4.5km.
  • Doleswor to mali gau Hike. You can find the concrete ladder as a trail up to Maligaun.

This path can also be thought of as a circuit. Traveling from Nankhel to Maligau and back through Doleswor.


Indeed, It is. Recently, more and more domestic travellers are making their trip to Maligaun.

It is also called a single tree because of an existence of a tree.

Yes, it is. Until and unless you follow the trail and not take the unknown jungle’s route.

First of all, you could hike over there. Besides, you could do camping and dry picnics over there. However, don’t forget to collect your garbage back with yourself.

Yes, they do. Hence, you could enjoy the sunset from there if you have your own vehicle, before returning.


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