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
4 days hike in Shivapuri National park leads you to the best of Kathmandu and Shivapuri peak, from where we can get panoramic views of Langtang village.
Offers amazing views of Langtang Himalaya and beautiful surrounding.
Shivapuri National Park is the ninth national park of Nepal, established in 2002.
Why this Trip
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.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
As you land in airport, our Swotah representative will be there to receive and escort you to hotel. After resting for a while in hotel, you 'll be invited for dinner from Swotah team in a traditional restaurant with cultural show. We will also discuss the itinerary over the dinner.
After breakfast today we visit the important sites of Kathmandu city. We will visit Boudhnath Stupa, syambhunath Stupa, and the three Durbar squares of Nepal (Kathmandu Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar square and Patan Durbar square). After finishing the city tour we take a rest at the hotel.
After morning breakfast, we drive to Budhanilkantha, which is 8 km far from the Thamel and it takes 20 minutes to reach. Taking the entry card to the Shivapuri Nagarjung National park we go for a hike. We pass through the Nagi Gompa and the rhododendron forests watching birds, flora and fauna. We reach at the Shivapuri peak which is 2332, where we can see the panoramic views of Langtang village. Our hike ends at Sundarijal where we spend some time to enjoy water fall and surrounding.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the hike hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Shivapuri Hiking in the outskirts of Kathmandu is an easy and accessible hiking route in Kathmandu that provides you with admirable views of mountains and plenty of flora and fauna. Shivapuri National Park has been gaining attention from the national as well as international visitors for its natural diversity in plants and animals making it perfect for hiking which lasts only a day.
Yes, Nepal can boast as one of the safest country in South Asia for women. You will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. People here inside Kathmandu Valley are well taught about respecting any female person around them.
We make sure to take security measures during hike to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
There are plenty of water stations and mini markets and shops where you can easily get bottled water. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you in case you need it for yourself. You have to buy it for yourself.
We use private transportation for sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley. We then transfer to Budanilkantha on private transportation according to the comfort and ease that you desire. We do pick up and drop from starting point till the end.
Yes, of course. Your security is our first priority. In any kind of emergency, ask your guide to contact us immediately so that we can manage vehicle for you ASAP and you will be directly transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Hiking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and hiking pants for easy hike. Needless to say that, good shoe is very important for any hike. As Kathmandu is not very much cold place, you will not have to carry heavy clothes. Carry a light weight jacket along with the pant to hike. But make sure you bring at least one warm jacket in case of sudden weather change.
All our guides are hiking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the hiking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
If you need extra day to complete the hike, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to hike can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all. So, we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the hiking without any complication.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that nonrefundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.