Shivapuri day hike
Shivapuri Village is a destination village resort in Nepal in capital; Kathmandu. Even though many villages are found in Nepal, Shivapuri Village maintains the true spirit of Nepalese village experience in it's midst; yet it provides a visitor a glimpse of the remoteness and the grandeur apart from the hospitality and lies in the buffer zone of the Shivapuri National Park, which is one of the few National Parks situated in any capital around the globe.
Hiking start from: Budanilkantha
Hiking Duration: 1 days
Maximum Height: 2563m
Hiking Type: Teahouse
Best season: September- December and March-May
Per day Walking: 6 to 7 hours
Shivapuri situated at an altitude of 2563m north of Kathmandu is second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. Baghdwar, Shivapuri locates near source of holy river Bagmati. After breakfast at the hotel, we drive for about 20 minutes to Budhanikantha Temple, 8 kms north of Kathmandu. From Budhanilkantha we walk through Shivapuri conservation area. This is the Government protected forest where over 500 species are found. We start our hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check post is located. Nagi Gumpa situated at an altitude of 2330 m north of Kathmandu and above Budhanilkantha Temple is only Monastery for the Nuns practice 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 gradual uphill trial to Shivapuri. After lunch and strolling around from sometime , we take a short cut down hill trail to Kopan for about two hours and drive back to Kathmandu.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Anywhere in Kathmandu your hotel lobby, airport pick up or according to your request.
End location: Anywhere in Kathmandu your hotel lobby, airport pick up or according to your request.
Duration: 7 hours
Hiking Consists: 6 - 7 hours walk
By walk and Private A/C car as per itinerary.
1Surface transportation in a private car with AC.
2 Shivapuri National parks entry permits fees
3 All necessary paper works
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2500 Nepalese Rupees - Per person for launch and other personal expenses like beverages
1. Personal spending money & all bar bill.
2. Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, etc.
3. Travel Insurance
4.Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
I am not a driver. There will be a separate driver in our tour. Vehicle will depend on the size of group driven by highly experienced driver.
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Kumar is a an extremely professional and knowledgeable guide. He is well trained in the history of Nepal, Buddhism, and Hinduism. His tours are well planned and perfectly timed. He contracts with conscientious drivers (important in Nepal). His English is excellent. One of the most delightful parts of the tour was his desire to show us real life in Nepal. He took us to several small villages, and this was the highlight of our visit! His love/pride for his home country makes him an outstanding guide!