Here we present the best kept secret places around Kathmandu valley which you should definitely visit.
1 Bhotechaur Tea Garden
One hour drive from Kathmandu this beautiful tea garden is located at Bhotechaur VDC. The best way to reach is in private vehicle (bike/car). Alternatively, you can take public transportation to Sankhu bus park then trek from there. Spare at least a full day to enjoy the whole tea garden and spectacular views surrounding.
2 Balthali Village
Balthali village is situated 40 km south east of Kathmandu just beyond Panauti town in Kavre. This culturally and naturally rich village is a little piece of untouched Nepal that all the tourists yearn to find.
3 Chandragiri Hills
Probably the most beautiful a day hike in Kathmandu valley which take us to amazingly beautiful Chandragirl hill (2275 meters). You can have the most astonishing views of Himalayas from there. It is also heaven for birdwatchers and wildlife lovers. Start a hike from Matatirtha near Kirtipur.
4 Khokana Village
This typical tiny Newari village has its own history that has retained its tradition and culture. It is a living museum and recalls medieval times. Just 8 km south of Kathmandu, this traditional village at Lalitpur district is a must visit.
5 Pullahari Monastery
This monastry is located at Kapan hills. You can have a breathtaking scenic view from the monastery. A heavenly and quiet place to meditate and enjoy nature. You can visit the 3rd Jamgön Kongtrül Rinpoche’s relics and stupa inside.
6 Taudaha Lake
A small and beautiful lake in the outskirts of Kathmandu, arguably only clean water body remaining in Kathmandu valley. The name comes from a combination of Newari words ‘Ta’, meaning snake and ‘Daha’, which means lake.
These are just some of the hidden gems around Kathmandu valley. If you know more, do share below in comment box, of course except those regular places such as Nagarkot, Dakshinkali, Sundarijal, Godavari, Garden of Dreams etc.