Shivapuri Day Hiking

Duration: 1 Day

About Shivapuri Day Hiking

The Shivapuri Day Hiking lies within the Shivapuri National Park, a National Park rich in wildlife and vegetation near Kathmandu and located in the northern hills surrounding the 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 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, the origin of the Bagmati River, and a pilgrimage site. 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 Kathmandu city can be seen which is simply astonishing. 


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



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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 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

  • All entrance fees. i.e. Heritage sites and National Park.
  • Packed lunch with seasonal fruits on the day of hiking.
  • Hotel-Budanilkantha-Hotel in a private vehicle.
  • 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.