Overview

1 Days

Duration

Nepal

Country

Day Hiking

Activities

16 +

Age

Dec-Mar

Dates

Day Hiking to Shivapuri

A day hike to the Shivapuri National Park is one of the most beautiful hikes in Kathmandu Valley. Shivapuri National Park is situated at an altitude of 2563m north of Kathmandu and is second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. In fact, Shivapuri locates the source of the holy river Bagmati that flows through Kathmandu. After breakfast at the hotel, we drive for about 20 minutes to the Budhanilkantha Temple, 8 kms north of Kathmandu. Here you can see a Shiva statue floating on the water on snakes, a holy place for believers.

From Budhanilkantha we walk through the Shivapuri conservation area. This is the government protected forest where over 500 animal species are found. We start our hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check post is located. After enjoying the view on the top and some rest, we start descending again. Moreover, we will visit Nagi Gompa. This Buddhist nunnery is located at an altitude of 2330m. However, foreigners often come there for meditation. It is a steep downhill hike, but totally worth it. From Budhanilkantha drive back to Kathmandu.

Package Details:

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu
JOIN GROUP Contact 1 day before departure from Kathmandu.
SERVICE INCLUDES
Private transportation
Hiking guide
Lunch
Fruit basket
1 liter Mineral water bottle
Shivapuri National park fee
First Aid service
All applicable taxes
SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Personal hiking equipment
Tips for guide and driver
Any drinks
Extra expenses beyond our control
Other cost not mentioned above as included

Note: Minimum 2 pax required, if single there would be supplement charge of USD 20 pay on arrival. In winter season, we depart for the hike at 800am. So, request  to meet up at 07:45am at Nature Trail office, Thamel.

Itinerary details

07:00

Gather in front of Nature Trail office

07:15

Departure from office to Budhanilkantha

08:00

Tea break, fill up water bottle or last minute shopping for the hike

08:30

Entrance of Shivapuri National park - let's start the hike!

12:00

Reach top of Shivapuri, enjoy stunning views

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Lunch break for one hour

NOTE: There is no food or water available in the park, so make sure to bring your own
13:00

Hike back to the base of the park via Nagi Gompa

16:00

Meet your vehicle outside the entrance and drive back to Kathmandu

drop all the group members in front of Nature Trail office

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