Shivapuri Day Hiking

4.6 by 3 reviews
  • Quality4.67
  • Location5
  • Services5
  • Price4

Duration

1 Day

Trip Grade

Easy

Max Height

2732M

Start/End

Thamel

Transportation

Private Van/Car

Group Size

Min 2 / Max 15

Best Season

March - Sept

Trip Overview

Shivapuri situated at an elevation of 2563m and north of Kathmandu is the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. Bagdwar is the source of the holy Bagmati river, which lies near Shivapuri.

Drive from Kathmandu to Muhan Pokhari for about 1 hour. You commence your hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check-post is located. After checking the formalities at the Shivapuri entrance gate, enter the Shivapuri watershed and wildlife area. The trail goes along the rugged but drivable road through pine and cherry forests up to Gompa within one and a half hours, where a nunnery monastery is located. Beyond the monastery, the trail goes steeply uphill through the oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forest for another three hours. From here you can enjoy the beauty of the snowy Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung, and Dorji Lhakpa and you take a shortcut downhill to Budhanilkantha in about two and half hours before commencing your drive back to Kathmandu.

What's Included In The Cost

  • Ground transport in a comfortable private vehicle
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • All city tours with permits and entrance fees for museums and monuments
  • All government taxes

What's Not Included In The Cost

  • Lunch and dinner
  • Alcohol, hot or cold drinks, bottled water, and other snacks
  • Phone calls, internet, laundry, additional porters, and other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance. (It is compulsory and covers emergency rescue and evacuate
  • Other expenses which are not mentioned in the Includes section

Trip Itinerary

Drive from Kathmandu to Muhan Pokhari via Budhanilakantha- 30 minutes, then start Hiking.
Early in the morning, you will drive from Kathmandu to Muhan Pokhari for about 30 minutes. After passing through the official formalities at the Shivapuri National Park entrance gate, you will start your hike through the Shivapuri watershed and wildlife area. The trail goes along the rugged motor-able road through pine and cherry forests up to Nangi Gompa, where a nunnery monastery is located. Beyond the monastery, the trail goes steep uphill through the oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forest for another three hours. From here one can enjoy the beauty of snowy Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung, Dorji, etc. You then take a shortcut downhill to Budhanilkantha and drive back to your Hotel in Kathmandu.

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No. People Price/Person
1 – 1 USD 120
2 – 8 USD 108
9 – above USD 102

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$102.00

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