Shivapuri National Park Tours

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Shivapuri National Park, also called Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, forms the northern part of the Kathmandu valley and covers an area of 159 square kilometers. The park is located in the transition zone between subtropical and temperate climates, which can be observed in the parks typical plant life. In the forests, hikers will find many familiar trees and shrubs, such as pine, oak and rhododendron and especially notable are the countless orchids with their large blooms, which can be found everywhere along the way. Mushrooms grow here naturally and approximately 129 separate species of fungi have been counted. 

Also not to be forgotten is the wildlife in the Shivapuri National Park, which includes the Himalayan black bear, Indian leopards, Indian civets, golden jackals and jungle cats. Rhesus monkeys perform their gymnastics in the treetops and their antics have been known to scare many a hiker sunken in thought. Since the national park forms a wide valley, the trails are especially popular with trekkers and mountain bikers, who can climb up to sights such as the Buddhist Nagi Gompa monastery, where about a hundred nuns live with spectacular views over the green valley slopes and the Himalayan backdrop. Visitors can go up even higher and follow the trail up to over 2,700 meters to the second highest peak of Kathmandu Valley. At the very top, the origin of the Bagmati river, one of the main sources of drinking water in the valley, flows out of the mouth of two tigers – an imposing sight. 

Practical Info

The border of Shivapuri National Park is located about 12 kilometers from Kathmandu and it’s best to arrive there by car – either in a rented vehicle or by taxi. If you aren’t into hiking, you can even enter the park by car and drive as far up as Nagi Gompa, but only if your vehicle has a 4x4 drive. It is also possible to take the bus to Budhanilkantha and trek to the park entrance from there and quite a few people even opt to do the whole journey on a mountain bike.
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Address: Sundarijal, Nepal
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Kathmandu Day Trip: Budhanilkantha and Hike Through Shivapuri National Park

Combine visits to two of Nepal’s most fascinating Buddhist and Hindu religious sites with a moderate woodlands hike during this 6- to 7- day trip from Kathmandu. Travel to Budhanilkantha, where you’ll visit the sacred site of sleeping Hindu deity Vishnu. Then take a moderate hike through the idyllic woodlands of Shivapuri National Park to Nagi Gompa. This Buddhist monastery sits astride a majestic hilltop location, offering magnificent views of Kathmandu Valley below. End your day by checking out a local market in Sundarijal. Your day trip also includes a guide, round-trip local transport fare and admission fees.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$57.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Shivapuri National Park Day Hike

Trek through Shivapuri National Park during this full-day eco-adventure 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.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$70.00 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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4-Day Kathmandu Valley Trekking Tour Including Bhaktapur

Explore the Kathmandu Valley with an expert local guide on a rugged 4-day tour that includes three days of trekking. Hike through Shivapuri National Park to the medieval village of Bhaktapur where you have free time to explore. Get an intimate experience of Nepali life while staying at basic yet comfortable teahouses with welcoming hosts. Visit small towns and ancient temples, watch magnificent sunrises, and marvel at the majestic Himalayas. This small-group hiking tour operates with a maximum of 12 people, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.
  • Duration: 4 days
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$395.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Nagi Ghompa Hidden Monastery Day Hike from Kathmandu

Visit the town and temple of Budanilakantha, Nagi Ghompa convent and Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park on a full-day tour from Kathmandu. View the Kathmandu Valley and Himalayan mountains, and look for local wildlife in the national park.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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Day Hike from Shivapuri to Sundarijal

Our One-day from Shivapuri to Sundarijal is an excellent choice for travellers wishing to squeeze in an extra day in the capital city. The trip is a combination of hike in the serene Shivapuri National park, nature-spotting, tour of Budhanilkantha Temple and NagiGompa (Buddhist Nunnery); and a rewarding view of the city down below.
  • Duration: 1 day
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1 Week Langtang Trekking in Nepal from Kathmandu

The Langtang Valley is part of Langtang National Park and is the third most popular trekking destination in Nepal. The Langtang Valley’s small size and Sherpa culture in the shadow of the beautiful snowcapped peaks of the Langtang Mountain Range has made this place popular with visitors for years. This is a short trek which won’t short you on mountain views as well as fascinating local culture.  The Langtang Valley has been called by visitors the “Little Switzerland of Nepal” because of its similarities to the beauty of Switzerland. The lush, green farms of the Langtang Valley is surrounded by the high snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas. Beautiful waterfalls and delicate wildflowers dot the trails while the crisp Himalayan air touches the senses. The skies are as blue as the snowcapped peaks stand in sharp contrast to the expansive beauty of the Langtang Mountains.
  • Duration: 7 days
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  • Duration: 7 days
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Small-Group Shivapuri Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

Discover the natural beauty of the Shivapuri National Park on this 8-hour hiking tour. Accompanied by a local guide and small group of no more than 17, see Budhanilkantha, Tokha, and Hattigauda. Enjoy the provided lunch along with round-trip hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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A day hike from Kathmandu to Bagadwaar

A Day hike from Kathmandu to Bagdwara is one of the best things to do in Kathmandu offering jaw dropping panaromic view of Himalayas. This is a refreshing gentle hike in the healthy lush damp green forest taking you through Nagi Gompa, Budhanilkantha, Shivapuri and bagdwara who are in Kathmandu for a day or 2. This forest houses 19 species of wildlife like Himalayan black bear, leopard, barking deer, wild boar, wild cat and monkeys along with 177 species of birds : Bird watchers’ paradise. This is like the Kingdom of Clouds! Staying there for a sec to turn the beautiful scenery into unforgettable pictures is inspring. Bagdwar, the origin of sacred Bagmati River, where the water comes out of a tiger-shaped spout at altitude of 2732m, our ultimate destination. You will enjoy the view of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and Jugal himals in the north and Manaslu Himal in the south from the second highest hill around the valley : the Shivapuri hill.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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3 Nights 4 Days Kathmandu Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trekking in Nepal

Kathmandu Rim valley trekking is offered for those who has limit time & fits to all the age group traveler, families, and students. Kathmandu Rim valley trekking is an easy trekking Katmandu valley. Situated towards the north of the Katmandu Valley, due to its strategic location and convenience, Shivapuri was proclaimed as a watershed area supplying more than a million liters of natural spring water to the city. Katmandu valley Trekking gives visitors an opportunity to observe the rich Nepalese culture tradition from the closest quarter and intermingle with the locals. The narrow mountain paths take you through dense forests and quaint villages. And in the background the magnificent presence of the Himalayan peaks are always there, providing its magnificent panoramic mountains scenery with more than thirty mountains over 6000m.
  • Duration: 4 days
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$598.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 days
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Kathamandu Valley Rim Trekking 8 days

The key attraction of Nepal is to trek through the Himalayas and tend to be a life-changing experience for visitors; either they are beginners or experienced trekkers. If you are in Kathmandu for a short leave or have only a few days for adventure activities, 3-5 days around Kathmandu gives you the real taste of adventure and definitely help you out to answer frequently asked questions on trekking in Nepal. You can see many of the Kathmandu Valley’s highlights, from markets, temples and cultural sites to sunsets, mountain views and hiking.HIGHLIGHTS Sightseeing in Historical Kathmandu valley.Visit World Heritage sites and Monasteries.Amazing Mountains RangesThe Beautiful hill station of Kathmandu valley, Chisapani, Nagarkot, DhulikhelRivers, waterfall, Jungles, wild animals. 
  • Duration: 8 days
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$775.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 days
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Kakani Day hike from Kathmandu

Kakani Day hike from Kathmandu is an easy hike of about 3-4 hours (10 kms) diving into nature and escaping away from urban cities. This place has a great natural vegetation of Himalayan flora and fauna. This hike is well known for its amazing landscape and the green mountains encompassed by Himalaya panorama. It is also one of the famous bird watching sites around Kathmandu valley, which records over 170 species of the birds. It is one of the best hiking destinations while looking for a short trek around the Kathmandu valley.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$75.00 USD
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Day hiking tour in Kathmandu suitable for small group, family and children.

Embark on a private hiking tour in Shivapuri National Park with this full-day excursion to Nagarjuna Hill. Soak in sweeping views of the Himalayas and Kathmandu Valley as your guide leads you on an invigorating hike to the summit. Have a picnic lunch at a scenic overlook, and view a Buddhist meditation cave and monastery, a military fort, and a former royal residence. Includes private guide and transportation, lunch, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Kathmandu.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$130.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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