Day Hiking To Shivapuri
Day hiking to Shivapuri National Park is another beautiful hike in Kathmandu Valley. Shivapuri National Park is situated at an altitude of 2563m north of Kathmandu is second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. Baghdwar, Shivapuri locates near source of holy river Bagmati. After breakfast at the hotel, we drive for about 20 minutes to Budhanikantha Temple, 8 kms north of Kathmandu.
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From Budhanilkantha we walk through Shivapuri conservation area. This is the Government protected forest where over 500 species are found. We start our hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check post is located. Nagi Gumpa situated at an altitude of 2330 m north of Kathmandu and above Budhanilkantha Temple is only Monastery for the Nuns practice Buddhism and foreigners often come there for meditation. It is a steep uphill hike through narrow and dusty trail for about half an hour and two hours gradual uphill trial to Shivapuri. After lunch and strolling around from sometime , we take a short cut down hill trail to Kopan for about two hours and drive back to Kathmandu.
0700 – Gather all groups in front of Nature Trail’s office
0715 – Depart from office to Budhanilkatha approx. 45 min drive
0800 – Tea break, fill up water bottle or last minute shopping for the hike
0830 – Further drive approx. 5 to 10 min to Army check post point (entrance of Shivapuri National park) pay the conservation fee and start your hike
12:00 – Reach top of Shivapuri, which is rewarded with expansive views of the mountains to the north.
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 Army check post and drive back to
Kathmandu and drop all the group member in front of Nature Trail’s office.
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.
Departure time: 8am
Place of departure: In front of Nature Trail office, Thamel Kathmandu.