Blossom Expeditions

Shivapuri Day Hike

Shivapuri National Park is situated north of the Kathmandu valley and is the closest National Park to the capital city Kathmandu. Shivapuri hill has an altitude is 2563 m, and it is the second highest hill around the Kathmandu valley. It is a renowned destination for both locals and visitors who want to take a single day hike, and perhaps also do some bird watching. The flora and fauna in this area draws hundreds of people every Saturday, and it is probably one of the most exhilarating hiking destinations near Kathmandu city. The Bagdwar River is the main source for the holy Bagmati River, which flows right through the middle of Kathmandu city. 

Trip Facts

Trip Grade:
Max. Elevation:
2563 m
Starts Point:
Shivapuri National Park Gate, Budhanilkantha
Ends Point:
Shivapuri National Park Gate, Budhanilkantha
Trip Duration:
01 days
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The hike starts from Shivapuri National Park gate, about 2 km north from famous Budhanilkantha Temple. From the National park gate, we follow the road track for about 30 minutes. Then we leave the road and follow a steep path through the dense forest to Bagdwar. We continue ascend to the top of Shivapuri hill. Then we descend through Nagi Gompa to Narayanthan. Nagi Gompa is located at an altitude of 2340 m. From here we will have great views of the Kathmandu valley. 

Trip Cost

Cost Per-person (2-3 person) U.S. $45
Cost Per-person (above 4 person) U.S. $40

What is Included

1. Transfer both way
2. Guide
3. Assistant guide or helper (according to number of pax and requirement) 
4. Pack Lunch
5. Entrance fee