Hattiban, in Kritipur, Lalitpur District, Nepal is known for climbable rocks featuring well -bolted routes. The difficulty level of climbing routes vary from 6a (hard very difficult) to 7a (mild very severe). Professional rock climbers would love it. The winter is the best time to climb, as the rocks bask in sun throughout the day. Summer and spring are hot seasons and demanding. Climbing wet rocks during monsoon is risky.
Hattiban is en route Dhashinkali (Dakchhinkali)Templein Kathmandu District. The temple hosts Dashain festival in every autumn. Animals-buffaloes, domestic fowls and goats- are sacrificed during the festival dedicated to Kali, an incarnation of Durga goddess. The 8-day festival will start onOctober 4, 2011.
Hattiban, about thirty kilometers fromKathmandu, is easily accessible by private and public vehicles. A short walk from the main road will take you to the climbing area. Entry to the rock climbing area is free. The word “Hattiban” means “elephant forest” in Nepalese.