Shivapuri Day Hiking

Duration: 1 Day

About Shivapuri Day Hiking

Shivapuri National Park, a National Park rich in wildlife and vegetation and the nearest national park from Kathmandu located in the northern hills that surround the Kathmandu Valley. It consists mainly of two hills; Shivapuri and Nagarjun. The Shivapuri National Park covers an area of 159 square km spread over 3 districts- Kathmandu, Nuwakot, and Sindhupalchwok.

In this hike, we will hike all the way from Budanilkantha to Shivapuri Peak(2732 M) which is the second-highest among the hills that surrounds the Kathmandu Valley via Nagi Gompa and Bagdwar(2520 M). During the hike, we will visit Nagi Gompa, a quiet and peaceful Buddhist monastery for nuns with a beautiful view of the city. And then we will pass through Bagdwar which is the origin of the Bagmati river and a pilgrimage site as well. And finally, from there, we will reach Shivapuri Peak within 20-40 minutes of walk. From the peak, the stunning view of the Himalayas and the Kathmandu city can be seen which is simply astonishing.

Highlights

  • A short and beautiful hike suitable for people who have limited time to experience and explore the natural beauty, and culture 
  • Stunning view of Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayan ranges like Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Gaurishankar Himal
  • Hiking through the quiet and peaceful trail of beautiful mixed forests rich in wildlife and vegetations
  • A short visit to the holy temple of Budanilkantha

 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Pick up from hotel and drive to Budhanilkantha and hike to Shivapuri peak. Then hike down the same way to Budhanilkantha and drive to hotel

Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 8 AM. He/she will brief you about the program and drive you to Budhanilkantha where you will spend some time visiting around as well. From there you will start the hike. Hiking through the quiet and beautiful forest you will reach the Shivapuri peak in 3-4 hours via Nagi Gompa. From the top, you will enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayas and Kathmandu Valley. You will take your lunch here. After spending some time visiting around the place, you will hike down to Budhanilkantha following the same route. Then, your guide will drop you to your hotel and bid farewell.

  • Packed Lunch
  • Shivapuri
  • 2732 M
  • 7-8 hours

What’s Included

  • Hotel-Budanilkantha-Hotel in a private vehicle.
  • Packed lunch with seasonal fruits on the day of hiking.
  • All entrance fees. i.e. Heritage sites and National Park.
  • Assistant guide if the group is over 6 people.
  • Professional English speaking guide.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu except for the packed lunch on the day of hiking.
  • Tips for the guide,and assistant guide(Tipping is expected).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.