Bosan Hike
Bosan Hike

Bosan hike

Kathmandu
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View seen from Lanagol KirtipurThe single house in Bosan Dada seen from LanagolA view of the town of Kirtipur from between the hikeHikers overlooking the view just below BosanHouses of Kirtipur scattered like matchboxesClimbing the trail up after passing Lanagol in KirtipurView of Taudaha Lake seen from top of BosanPanoramic mountain view during sunset from Bosan

Bosan hike

Distance: 7.3mi
Elevation: 1,831ft
Time: 3.5-5h

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Bosan Danda (White House) is a lesser-known gem of a viewpoint in the Kathmandu Valley that lies on the southern outskirts of Kathmandu. A short hike with rewarding views, you’ll trek through ancient villages following jungle trails to reach the summit. The hike starts from Panga in Kirtipur and takes you to Lanagol before ascending to Bosan Danda.

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Getting there

Get to the village of Panga by bus or taxi. Once in Panga head southwest from town.

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When to do

March to May and September to November

Backcountry Campsites

No

Family friendly

Older Children only

Route Signage

Poor

Crowd Levels

Moderate

Route Type

Out and back


Bosan
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Route Description for Bosan

Get to the Panga Bus Park by taking a bus from the Ratna Park bus Stop. You’ll reach the Panga Bus Park in 30 to 45 minutes depending on traffic. From here, head southwest from Panga and walk through a network of alleyways lined with traditional homes of the Newar people, offering insight into daily customs You’ll likely see locals working stone grinders while they prepare food for the community, an ancient practice that is fascinating to witness.

After walking 1.2mi, take a left at the fork and find your way down the path to your next village in Kirtipur, Lanagol. Head south from here and follow the narrow trail to a large water source—the perfect spot where locals collect water, take baths, and wash their clothes.

Next, take a right and continue on the narrow trail. Upon reaching what seems to be the end of the trail, you’ll see a small path. Head down this path and begin to ascend up the hill that’s right next to a lone tree.

The climb from this point takes you along a narrow tree-lined trail for close to 1312ft until you arrive at the summit. Take in the all-encompassing vistas from this vantage point of the Kathmandu Valley, relishing the unique view of Kirtipur, with its scattered settlements shrunk to the size of matchboxes. If the weather is clear, you’ll have the pleasure of encountering stunning views of mountain ranges—Gauri Shankar, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and with luck, you’ll spot the Annapurna mountains when there are no clouds—as you walk.

Relax and enjoy the break, savoring the view and snapping those essential photos before heading back on the same route you came.

Insider Hints

  • Enjoy lunch with a view at White House View Point Resort

  • For an alternate route back to Kathmandu from Bosan Danda, descend the main asphalt-covered road to the Khahare Bus Stop.

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Matthew P. 2 years ago

It was nice seeing the ancient village. Great walk towards the end.

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Aizen 2 years ago

Short hike with marvelous scenery to unravel. It was very calm and villagers were really nice and helpful.

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Jess A. 3 years ago

Moderate hike, with fairly impressive views.

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Ryan S. 3 years ago

Pleasant surroundings. The air quality and temperature were so nice.

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Kimbra W. 3 years ago

Views from the valley are beautiful and a perfect place to take a lunch break. It’s worth the visit.

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Ralph B. 4 years ago

The quality of air in here is magnificent! The village looks so calm from above.

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