Shivapuri Day Hike

The Shivapuri National park is located in the northern and north western part of Kathmandu. It is the second highest hill near the Kathmandu valley at altitude of 2563m and a paradise for bird watchers. The good thing about hiking in Shivapuri area is that there are multiple options - whether to hike for just 2, 3 hours or for an entire day - there are choices. It is ideal for people visiting Nepal who cannot go for longer treks.

The source of Bagmati river, Bagdwar is close to Shivapuri that makes it a more interesting visit.

After breakfast, we drive 20 minutes to Budhanilkantha Temple, just 8 kms north of Kathmandu. Shivapuri conservation area is then within 10 minutes of walk. It is a protected forest with over 500 species. Our hike actually starts from the south side of the Shivapuri area. A short walk will take us past the army check post stationed there. Nagi Gompa at 2340m is another attraction - this is famous among foreigners and locals who want to practice Buddhism and meditation.

The trek above is somewhat steep through dense forest. The views of Kathmandu valley start getting more and more magnificent. It takes us about two hours to reach the top while we enjoy leisurely lunch with good views of the landscapes and hills.

The trail down leads us to another interesting area of Sundarijal. Then we drive back to Kathmandu.

This is how the day will be like -

06:30 AM - Breakfast at Hotel
07:00 - Pickup at Hotel, drive to Budhanilkantha (8kms, 25 minutes)
07:30 - Start hiking from south side of Shivapuri

Hike to Nagi Gompa, then towards to Sundarijal, Lunch en route

15:00 - Trek down to Sundarijal
17:00 - Drive back to Kathmandu

Price: Please email - [email protected]

Who will be in the team?
You, other participants (maximum 8) and a very friendly team member from our company.


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Trekking Information

What to bring:
  • A small daypack
  • Sunglasses & sun-block
  • Walking/training shoes
  • Half-pant/trousers
  • Hat
  • Camera/music player
  • Binocular
Quick note -
  • Max. altitude 2563m
  • Start - Budhanilkantha
  • End - Kopan

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Kathmandu, Nepal

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