- Trip Grade:Easy
- Max Elevation:2,732m
- Total Duration:01 days
Shivapuri day hike is the best short trek near Kathmandu.
It is as equally scenic and rewarding as any other treks in the Himalayan foothills. The trail is located in the north of the Kathmandu valley which follows the ridge through Tamang villages into the subtropical forest of Shivapuri national park.
You will be driven to the Shivapuri National park entrance, passing through the Budhanilkantha temple on the way. You are required to acquire the entrance permit or tickets. The trail climbs past monastery through the forest to Bagdwar with shrines and hermitages. You will then hike for another 40 minutes to reach the Shivapuri hilltop with the panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, and Manaslu Range. It requires 8 whole hours to complete Shivapuri hiking.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to hotel
Day 02: Drive to Budhanilkantha to Shivapuri National park
Or drive to Kakani via Nagarjun forest to enter the park
Day 03: Trek along the ridge to Nagarkot
Day 04: Drive back to Kathmandu (Trek to Bhaktapur, Dhulikhel and Namo Buddha for additional Day)
Day 04: Departure.
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