The Shivapuri Hiking mainly focused on Shivapuri National Park sits north of Kathmandu and offers an enjoyable hiking experience for both trekkers and nature enthusiasts. The park covers an area of 159 km2 and is filled with over 500 species of birds and animals. The Shivapuri hiking route clustered with ethnic villages and dense forests which provide magnificent views of the Langtang and Rolwaling mountains. This Shivapuri day hiking trip bound to provide you a closeness to nature despite its closeness to the city.
Shivapuri Hiking Trip Highlights
- Explore the lush forests and local culture prevailing in the Shivapuri National Park
- Witness the fascinating views of the Langtang and Rolwaling mountain ranges
- Take a spiritual detour to the Nagi gompa
- Visit the Budhanilkantha Temple, one of the illustrious Hindu temples
Shivapuri Hike Overview
The trip of the Shivapuri day hike begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha and involves sightseeing at the esteemed Hindu Temple. Thereon, you will be in the company of the mesmerizing Shivapuri National Park. Shivapuri is the second highest hill near the Kathmandu valley with natural forests of oak, pine and rhododendron.
The hike takes place in the Shivapuri National Park which spreads in the districts of Kathmandu, Nuwakot, and Sindhupalchowk. The park is the abode of animals such as the clouded leopard, leopard cat, barking deer, langur monkeys, and red panda. Along with the stunning natural beauty, this trip comprises of culture and religion as well. Hikers can also visit the Nagi Gompa which is a prominent Buddhist monument. The locals along the hiking trails are mostly from Chhetri and Tamang communities. The trail to the top is fairly easy and becomes more pleasing as we traverse it.
Enjoy the delightful sight of the Kathmandu valley along with the scenic views of mountain peaks in Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and Rolwaling ranges. Being a low altitude hike, anyone can take part in this adventure. You can add Shivapuri Hiking to your other tour or trekking itinerary or can do it on a solo basis. The best season for Shivapuri hiking is from February-May and October-November.
Nepal Treks is one of the biggest names in the travel and tourism of Nepal. On the Shivapuri Hiking Trip, we will drive you to the hiking spot and provide you with the region’s map and necessary details. We also allow you to enjoy the trip at your own pace. Choose us to get the best value for your money.