Shivapuri hiking is one of the best hiking routes in Nepal that takes you to Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park where you hike in the forest trail. Hiking in Shivapuri provides you with admirable views of mountains and plenty of flora and fauna. This National park is the ninth national park in Nepal with an area of 159 square kilometers, established in 2002. It is named after Shivapuri Peak (2332m). From this peak, we can see the panoramic view of Langtang village.
We start our journey with a drive to Budhanilkantha, which is 8km far from Kathmandu. From Budhanilkantha, we will begin our trek with an entry card to Shivapuri National park. If you are lucky enough, you will have a glimpse of some of the animals out of 500, that resides in this National park. Hiking inside the national park, we will pass through Nagi Gompa, Rhododendron forest and reach Shivapuri peak.
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2729 m/ 8953.4ft
Shivapuri hiking in the outskirts of Kathmandu is an easy and accessible hiking route in Kathmandu. Shivapuri National Park has been gaining attention from national and international visitors for its natural diversity in plants and animals making it perfect for hiking that lasts only one day.