Shivapuri National Park Day Hike

Trip Highlights

  • Trek through Shivapuri National Park on a full-day eco-adventure
  • Visit the Budhanilkantha Temple on the way to the park
  • Explore the protected forest, home to more than five hundred native species of plants and animals Climb a combination of gentle stone steps and walking trail to the peak of Shivapuri
  • Enjoy lunch while admiring views of the Langtang Mountain Range

A full day Shivapuri National Park hike starts from Kathmandu. Visit the Budhanilkantha Temple on the way to the park, a protected forest that is home 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 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.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN23
  • Duration1 Days
  • Pricefrom US$65 / person
  • GradeEasy
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax02-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

01 Days Full-day hike in Shivapuri National Park: 8-9 Hours

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 the 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.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,732 m/8,963 ft
  • Meals: Lunch
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What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Transport by private luxury vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Trip Map

Shivapuri National Park Day Hike Trip Map

Cost included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Transport by private luxury vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Cost Exclude

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Transportation on Journey
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicle for pickup and drop.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

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Trip Extensions/ Add on trips
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