The Shivapuri hiking trip is considered to be one of the best day hiking trips, and its proximity to the capital makes it an ideal location for tourists who wish to explore the wilderness but do not wish to venture too far. The hike takes place in the youngest National…

Highlights

  • The Shivapuri hiking trip is considered to be one of the best day hiking trips,
  • its proximity to the capital makes it an ideal location for tourists who wish to explore the wilderness.
  • The hike takes place in the youngest National Park of Nepal, ‘Shivapuri’ and covers an area of 159 km2.
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Duration 1 Days
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Price From $57
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Time All year around
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Group Size 1 - 15
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Altitude 2,732 m
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Difficulty Level Easy
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Overview

The Shivapuri hiking trip is considered to be one of the best day hiking trips, and its proximity to the capital makes it an ideal location for tourists who wish to explore the wilderness but do not wish to venture too far. The hike takes place in the youngest National Park of Nepal, ‘Shivapuri’ and covers an area of 159 km2. Venture into the tranquil ambiance on the foothills of the Shivapuri peak and experience the rugged trails on which many have stepped and created long-lasting memories. The deafening silence of the jungle may fool you, but it is home to a variety of species like golden jackal and birds. If you wish for a quick getaway, then the Shivapuri day hike is definitely for you.

Detailed Itinerary

day 1

Shivapuri day hike

Shivapuri is situated at an altitude of 2563meters, north of Kathmandu and is the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. After breakfast at the hotel, we drive for about 40 minutes to Budhanilkantha Temple which is (8) kilometers, north of Kathmandu. From Budhanilkantha we walk through Shivapuri conservation area. This is a Government protected forest where many species of plants, birds and butterflies are found. We start our hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check post is located. Nagi Gumpa is situated at an altitude of 2330 meters, north of Kathmandu and above Budhanilkantha Temple is the only monastery for Nuns of Buddhism and foreigners often come there for meditation. It is a steep uphill hike through narrow and dusty trail for about half an hour and two hours of gradual uphill trail to Shivapuri. After lunch, we take a short cut down hill trail to Kopan for about two hours and drive back to Kathmandu. This route is also known for cycling trails, bird watching and Jungle walks. Total time 6 to 8 hours.

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Accomodation Hotel
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Altitude 2,732 m
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Time 6-8 hrs
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Distance 15 km
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Ascent 800 m
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Descent 800 m

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportations as per itinerary
    (pick up from your hotel and take you back to the hotel after a day trip)
  • The government trained guides and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary, and meals.

Cost Excludes

  • Major meals in the cities.
  • Monuments entrance fees if any
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears
  • Tips to guides and porters
  • Cost raised by cancelations, landslides, weather, political unrest, illness, which are not within our control

Departures

Available Dates

As the one day tours depart on a daily basis, it can be arranged as per your need. If you are interested to travel, you can communicate with us.

Start DateEnd DatePriceAvailability
2018-10-112018-10-11$57AvailableBook Now
2018-11-202018-11-20$57AvailableBook Now
2018-12-212018-12-21$57AvailableBook Now

Accomodation

Thamel Eco Resort

Thamel Eco Resort

A 48 room Eco-friendly boutique hotel with a beautiful quiet courtyard garden has 44 deluxe rooms, 2 suite rooms and 2 rooms with common bathrooms, a multi cuisine restaurant and Yoga hall.

A miniature Buddhist stupa in the middle of its front courtyard brings an ambiance of peace, conveying the chief concern of the hotel to offer you a full repose of body and mind.

http://www.thamelecoresort.com/
+977 1 4257505

Trip Info

  • Before you head out, make sure to check the weather reports and if needed, carry an umbrella or a sunscreen.
  • As the hike requires a lot of walking, be sure to wear comfortable and strong shoes.
  • Carry a mineral water bottle with you and some medicines like paracetamol, and aspirin.
  • You might need to make some expense, so carry small bills.
  • Do not take photos on places where it is restricted.
  • Don’t unnecessarily talk with the locals there as some people do not like their privacy being disturbed.
  • Don’t throw rubbish in the hiking premises and don’t pat the street dogs as some of them might be aggressive.
  • Be polite with the locals residing there and respect their culture and traditions.
  • Carry some light snacks with you which includes fruits and biscuits.
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