Kathmandu, July 12 -- Soon, it's going to get muggy and sticky. The rains are going to pelt down and nature is going to come alive--which means it's time to escape the capital. And escaping the city's hustle and bustle only takes a short run to the hills. Here are the Post's top destinations.


Sitting on the fringe of Shivapuri National Park, this little village is a perfect hilltop getaway during monsoon. The roads to this little north-western town are bound to be muddy, but it's worth a couple of hours' driving. However, if you are game for a hike, walking from Gurje Banjyang would be a suitable way to earn the trout and strawberries awaiting you in Kakani.

There's so much more to the wee town than fish and berries though, and ...