Shivapuri hiking is easy hike to the famous Shivapuri hill very near by Kathmandu valley. It is named after the great mediator, Sage Shivapuri Baba. The hiking of one day falls in the Shivapuri National Park was established as a Watershed and Wildlife Reserve in 1976 A.D. and declared as the National Park in 2003 A.D. It offers the nearest retreat away from the hubbub of city life. Shivapuri hill hiking takes you just 25 km. far from the city. We drive up to Budhanilkantha, which is 8 km north of Kathmandu from where we begin our hiking.
Shivapuri Day Hiking, offers great valley view, meditative atmosphere, fresh air, peace and tranquility in mind. It is one of the best places for researching different species of butterflies and birds. Hiking begins from 1,350 m to 2,732m in height. It can be taken as a spiritual tour as well because, the famous origin of holy Bagmati River has the origination called Baghdwar.
Shivapuri Hill Hiking route consists of a variety of natural forest types including oak, rhododendron, pine etc. One can get a chance to encounter wild mammals during hike to Shivapuri Hill, in the Shivapuri National Park, some of them are clouded leopard, spotted leopard, leopard cat, barking dear, wild boar, two types of monkeys like common langur and common monkey, and red panda. Hiking to different routes from Shivapuri like Panimuhan to Sikre (12 km), Nagigumba to Chisapani(18 km), Nagigumba to Shivapuri peak (6 km), Kakani to Shivapuri, Jhule to Shivapuri (12 km ), and Nagi Gumba to Sundarijal can be done. Trekking routes to Nagarkot, Goshaikunda, Helambu and Langtang National Park also pass through the park.
Short Hike to Shivapuri Hill can be done in all the seasons of year and this one day hiking near Kathmandu valley is suitable for all grades of trekkers with keen interest of hiking in Nepal.
1. Explore the green landscape of Shivapuri National Park
2. Discover the origin of the Bagmati River
3. Eat lunch at the top of the Shivapuri peak while taking in the mountain views around you
4. Admire the view down on the Kathmandu Valley
Depart from Kathmandu and make your way to Shivapuri National Park. Spend a full day hiking as you climb the peak of Shivapuri. Once at the top, gaze down upon Kathmandu Valley, admire the view of the Langtang Himalayan Mountains, and enjoy lunch.
Take a full-day hike in 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.
▼ What’s Included
1. Hotel pick-up and drop off
2. Bottle of mineral water
3. Packed lunch
4. Professional guide
5. Entrance fees
6. Camera fee
1. Personal Tips
2. Other food and beverages
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