Day Hike to Shivapuri



Stretching its protected area near Kathmandu just 12 km away, Shivapuri National Park is one of the youngest national park and only the one present in Kathmandu valley. It is the second-highest hill among all surrounding Kathmandu valley. Day hiking is one of the best approaches to spend your day with quality of time. Initiating the day hike to Shivapuri National Park is an astounding way to spend your free time and eradicate your stress. This national park is supplying shelter for lots of flora and fauna and many endangered species too and it provides tranquility to heart and soul.



Shivapuri Day Hike is ideal hiking for those people touring Nepal who cannot go for more extended and higher treks. The alluring arena of Shivapuri, located at the height of 2732m northern part of Kathmandu is the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. It also grants a nice soothing jungle walk through the shimmering forest of Shivapuri. You can witness the natural environment, thrilling panoramic Mountain View of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Gaurishankar Himal to east. Exploring cultural villages is more pleasant which is dwelled near the source of holy divine Bagmati River, which is a paradise for bird watchers. The excellent thing about hiking in the Shivapuri area is that various selections are provided i.e. whether to trek for just 2-3 hours or for a whole day. If you are looking for a short and sweet hike around this area then we can hike up to Nagi Gompa, and end at Kapan Gompa.

From the lovely vicinity of Budhanilkantha, we will hike through the Shivapuri conservation area. This is the Government protected forest which has diverse wilderness in both flora and fauna. We will commence our hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check post is settled. Nagi Gompa is situated at an altitude of 2330 m north of Kathmandu and above Budhanilkantha Temple is only Monastery where the Nuns practice Buddhism and foreigners often come for meditation. It is a sheer upward hike through the narrow and dusty path for about half an hour and two hours continuous uphill trial to Shivapuri. After a delicious lunch and swing around from sometime, we take a short passage downhill trail to Kapan. We can visit the impressive Full Hari and Kapan Monasteries on the way back then drive back by relishing the scenic place.

So enjoy the lovely expedition and enjoy the lovely arena of Shivapuri. Love the hike. Our agency will be there to provide you all the basic requirements that will sprinkle your day hike whether short or long according to your choice. You can customize according to your needs and desire. Enjoy the drinks and lunch by viewing love panorama of different massifs like Langtang, Jugal, Gaurishankar, etc.

Trip Highlights:

  • View of the Himalayas like Gaurishankhar Himal, Langtang, Jugal massifs, etc.
  • Astonishing Base view of the entire Kathmandu valley.
  • Sightseeing holy city of Budhanilkhanta which has biggest statue of Lord Vishnu in whole world
  • Jungle walk and bird watching which helps Forest Therapy.
  • Witness ancient relics of Nagi Gompa.
  • Lovely arena of Kapan on the way.Observe the relics and artifacts of Hari and Kapan Monasteries.
  • Escape from the so-called modern crowdie places for a while.
  • Lovely, charming, and hospitable individuals.


Day 1
Day Hike to Shivapuri


There are a series of activities that you’ll follow in order to make your trek more fascinating and full of memories. Cherish every moment that you will spend in the vast vicinity of Shivapuri Hill. Explore the Shivapuri National Park. Here are some of the activities that well do in order to make this trek a grand success.

Begin your Trek by freshening up yourself in your hotel. After some time of quailing wait, our representative will pick you up in our private van. A very delicious breakfast will be there to tempt you. The breakfast treat is by our agency.
After that, a scenic drive through the ring road will be there to take you to Shivapuri. It will basically take 45-minutes of car drive to reach Budhanilkhanta. You can talk with your guide if you want to see the religious Budhanilkhanta Temple. Then your trek commences further by a hike towards Nagi Gompa. You will be witnessing many beautiful sceneries and fill your soul with butterflies. Away from the crowded place, you can rest your heart resting in tranquility.
After you ascend and lie at the top of the Shivapuri Hill… It’s lunchtime!! Feast on the items provided by our company itself and enjoy the panorama as well as your delicious food. Langtang, Jugal, and other massifs like Ganesh Himal would be waving hello to you. Your struggle will pay off by those beautiful panoramic views, so in order to cherish those momentous forever, click some pictures of you posing in different ways.
Now trekking is going slowly on the concluding spectra. You’ll trek downhill and observe all those natural beauties that you missed. Observe those beautiful birds and flora which are on the way that’s going to relieve you a lot. After trekking about 2-3 hours you’ll reach alluring areas of Kapan. Here in Kapan, you’ll get to see different monasteries like Hari and Kapan Monasteries, which will make you happy. Enjoy the drink provided by our guide on behalf of our agency.
Now bid farewell to all the natural components you saw there and enjoy the scenic drive from Budhanilkhanta to your hotel. Add that hike to your experience list and enjoy your life.

What is included? What you need?


Here are some of the awesome services that we provide so that you can give chances more in your upcoming trips. So make sure you enjoy it and you can always customize according to your needs and necessities.

 Drive from your Hotel and to Budhanilkhanta by our
private vans.
 Entry tickets or necessary permits will be provided.
 Drinks sponsored by the agency ourselves.
 Tasty Pack lunch offer by the agency.
 A photo-shoot on the trekking spot by DSLR to save
your happiness in HD.
 Agency T-shirt and certificate of appreciation.
 A government licensed your language speaking guide to tell you more about the place you’re observing.

 Accessories and Technical items
 Binoculars
 Camera
 Trekking sticks and a small backpack
 Books/GPS navigators
 Umbrella (if it’s too hot or if it rains)
 Personal and Clothing items
 Thin T-shirts and half Pants
 Light fleece and long pants
 Sun hat
 Sunglasses
 Sanitizers and alcohol wipes

P.S: You’ve full control of your trip. This is just the
outline day package you can customize according to
your needs and desires.

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Day Hike to Shivapuri
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Trip Facts

  • Tourist Car
  • 1-10
  • 2732 m.
  • Easy
  • Kathmandu
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