Shivapuri National Park hike starts with a drive from Kathmandu. Visit the Budhanilkantha Temple on the way to the park, which has a massive statue of Lord Vishnu sleeping on the pond. Shivapuri is a national park and a protected forest that is abode to more than five hundred native species of plants and animals. With your local guide in the lead, climb a combination of gentle stone steps and a walking trail to the peak of Shivapuri at 8,963 feet (2,732 meters) in elevation. Enjoy lunch while admiring views of the Langtang Mountain Range. Round-trip transportation from Kathmandu hotels is included. This tour belongs to one of the best day tours near Kathmandu.
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➺ Hike via Serene and lush forest
➺ Majestic Langtang Himalayan Panorama
➺ Experience Wilderness and Freedom
➺ Professional Local Hiking guide imparts information about flora and fauna and mountain views
Departure & Return Details
Departure Point: Traveler pickup is offered and we pick up from all hotels inside Kathmandu Valley.
Pickup Time: Between 9 -10 am
Yow will be notified by the company about your departure time.
Take a full-day hike in the Shivapuri National Park, located near Kathmandu. On this trip, you will observe the beauty of the area's lush surroundings as you hike to the top of the Shivapuri peak.
In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel by your driver and guide. After 20 minutes of driving, you will arrive at the Budhanilkantha Temple, 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Kathmandu. This temple is famous for the pond with a large statue of the reclining Vishnu.
From Budhanilkantha, drive uphill to reach the gates of the Shivapuri National Park. This area is a government-protected forest where more than 500 species of animals are found.
Start your hike from the southern boundary of the area. Be ready to climb stairs, as part of the trail consists of stone steps, leading you slowly but gently to the peak. On the way, pass Nagi Gumpa, the only monastery where nuns can practice Buddhism, and a place that foreigners often visit for meditation.
It is a steep uphill hike along narrow trails that gradually lead up to Shivapuri. Continue on to pass by the starting point of the Bagmati River, and your surroundings will beckon you to rest and enjoy the beauty of the forest.
Finally, you will reach a peak, located at an altitude of 8,963 feet (2,732 meters). From here, you can look out over toward the Langtang Mountain Range and enjoy lunch. Stroll around for a short time before taking a shortcut downhill and returning to Kathmandu.
✓ All taxes, fees and handling charges
✓ National Park Entrance Fee
✓ Professional Local Guide
✗ Gratuities (recommended)
✗ Food and drinks, unless specified
⇒ Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
⇒ In the event of poor weather or bad traffic conditions, the tour itinerary is subject to change without notice. No cancellations or refunds will be issued.
⇒ We recommend you bring warm clothing during winter
⇒ Wheelchair not accessible
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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