Shivapuri day hike itinerary starts from Kathmandu driving about a half an hour to Narayanthan Budhanilkhantha where we take a permit to enter inside the national park and hike a few hours to the top of the Shivapuri hill which 2735m elevation above the sea level. Shivapuri hiking trail is mostly inside the forest crossing the Baghdwar from where the Bagmati river starts. We pass a beautiful Ani monastery before Baghdwar. The birds welcome our hike with their melodious sounds. Once we reach the top of the Shivapuri hill, we see a little cottage of the Sadhu, view of the valleys, green hills, and mountain ranges in a clear day. Shivapuri day hike is a nature hike which is inside the Shivapuri Nagarjun national park. After visiting the top of the Shivapuri hill, we hike down the same way to the starting point and drive back to the hotel.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Drive to Budhanilkhantha 1 hrs. and hike to the Shivapuri hill (2735m.) 5 hrs.
    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.
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