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About Shivapuri Day Hike

Shivapuri day hike is the longest day hike around the Kathmandu valley. The hiking trail lies in the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Shivapuri day hike is a perfect way of having a different experience of nature and being free from the busy schedule in the town.

Shivapuri day hike begins from Budanilakantha, which is about a 12 km drive north of the main city area- Thamel. Getting an entry permit from the National park checkpoint, you begin to hike. There is a monastery on the way and after passing it, the isolated hiking begins. The hiking trail is nicely made inside the forest. The forest is dotted by the rhododendron, pine and oak forest. Only in one-two place, there are slightly open meadows. You feel the real wilderness there. The monkeys look at you from the tree. Walking for about 3 hours, you reach the Bagdwar, which is the source of the Bagmati River. Some hermits have settled down on the open meadow. After another half an hour of walks up and up, you reach the top of the Shivapuri peak (2730 meters). Sometimes, we can see snow there. It is a piece of paradise. The Himalayan views of Langtang and Ganesh Himal can be explored. Descending about a couple of hours, you conclude the hike at Budanilakatha and drive to your hotel.

Frolic Adventure manages all the required things for your Shivapuri day hiking. You can feel the real wonder of walking on the ridge of the valley. For more details, please feel free to contact us.

Highlights of Shivapuri Day Hike

  • Jungle walk.
  • Birdwatching.
  • The starting point of the Bagmati river.
  • Stunning Himalayan range and the view of the Kathmandu valley.
  • A big and beautiful Monastery.


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We drive to Narayanthan after our breakfast at our hotel in the morning. We drive about a half an hour to this place where we take the entrance ticket at the army checkpoint and start hike through a big Ani Gompa and see the view of the Kathmandu valley and enter the forest with the stone steps. After our hike for about an hour, we reach Baghdwar. Baghdwar is the starting point of the Bagmati river. We see Tibetan Buddhist flags here and again keep continue our hike through the forest towards the top. We see the great view of the mountain range from here and a small cottage of the Sadhu. Then we hike back to the place where we started our hike than drive back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
  • Place: Shivapuri Hill
  • Altitude: 2735m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am

Cost Details

  • pick up from your hotel to the starting point of hiking and drop back by private car/van/bus.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport  (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in  Kathmandu.
  • All entry fees for the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
Talk to Leader
Rajesh Thapaliya

+977 9851043624 (Call/WhatsApp/Viber)