Shivapuri day hiking
Shivapuri day hiking

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park is the best destination for short trekking near Kathmandu valley. It has occupied 159 area which is popular for day hiking tour for trekkers. It is situated on the northern side of Kathmandu valley and has occupied the area of 159 square km. This national park is approximately 10km far from the centre of capital city and taken as a popular day hiking trail. It is easily accessible from Kathmandu and the day hikers can have breathtaking views of the high Himalayas from the northern side of the park. Likewise, the panoramic views of Kathmandu valley could be seen from the southern slopes of the park. Shivapuri is one of the main sources of drinking water for Kathmandu Valley. It is one of the easiest and suitable places for day hiking. This trek can be done within a day which starts from northern side of Kathmandu valley near the Budhanilakantha Temple and ends at the same place. On this trek, you can explore the natural beauty with different kinds of flora and fauna. This trek is popular for those who are restricted by time in Nepal for longer treks.


Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Budhanilakantha for day hiking to Shivapuri hill (2,732m) 4/5 hours
Day 04: Final departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m)

Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one international airport of Nepal from where you will be welcomed with a great hospitality by the representative of United Brothers Trek and Expedition and transferred to the hotel. After having checked in the hotel, we will give you a short briefing about the trip. You can rest the leisure time exploring around and stay a night at the hotel with breakfast.

Day 02: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu

You can get up in the morning and have breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast we will come to pick you up at the hotel and take for full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley (the world heritage site). At first, we will drive you to Swayambunath Temple. Swayambunath means self-originated Buddhist Temple which is known as Monkey Temple as well. It is located on the top of the hill from where you can see the superb view of the whole Kathmandu Valley. After having visited this holy temple, we will drive you to Boudha Stupa. It is a holy place for Buddhist and pilgrims which was slightly damaged during due the tremor of 2015 but later rebuilt. It is one of the largest spherical stupas in the world. From here, we will take you to Pashupatinath Temple that is pretty close from Boudhanth. Pashupatinath Temple, located at the bank of the Bagmati River is one of the biggest and most popular Shrines where you can behold for Hindus. Pashupatinath Temple which is the biggest Hindu Temple. You can see the ritual and cremation activities according to the Hindus Culture. At the end of the day, we will return back to the hotel. By the evening, we will take you to a Nepali restaurant for welcome dinner with typical Nepali cultural dance. At last, we will drop you to the hotel and spend a night with breakfast.

Day 03: Drive to Budhanilakantha for day hiking to Shivapuri hill (2,732m) 4/5 hours

Today, we drive you to Budhanilakantha after breakfast. We will stop for a while at Budhnilkanta Temple to visit it. It is the huge statue of sleeping Vishnu on the water. Then we will drop you near the Shivapuri National park gate. From here you can walk with a guide through the green forest and different sorts of flora and fauna can be observed on the way along with fresh air. On this trek you can visit the nunnery Gompa which is located on the top of the hill from where you will see the outstanding view of Kathmandu Valley. It takes around 4/5 hours to complete the day hiking. After having done that we will return back to the Shivapuri National Park gate and get on the car and return back to the hotel.

Day 04: Final departure

We will come to the hotel and pick you up and then drop to the airport for your final departure.


What is Included in the Cost

  • Arrival and departure transportation by private vehicle

  • 3 Nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast

  • One day full day sightseeing in Kathmandu

  • Hotel to Shivapuri National park and back to the hotel transportation

  • welcome dinner

  • Packed Lunch for the day hiking

  • National park fees

  • An English speaking and government license holder trekking guide

  • All entrance fees during the sightseeing

What is Excluded in the Cost

  • Visa fees in Nepal

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • International flight tickets

  • Travel insurance

  • Mineral water

  • Personal expenditure (Bar bills and laundry)

  • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu

  • Tips for guide and driver


Trip dates trip price trip status
20 Feb, 2019 - 24 Feb, 2019 0.00 Available


04 May 2020 By ftxvegnluu

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tirp fact

  • Duration : 3 days
  • Trip Grade : Easy
  • Destination : Kathmandu
  • Type of Trek : Day hiking
  • Group Size : 1-12 pax
  • Max height : 2,732m
  • Starting point : Kathmandu
  • Ending point : Kathmandu
  • Transportation : Car/Jeep/ Hiace

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