Shivapuri National Park Day HikeShivapuri National Park Day Hike

Shivapuri National Park Day Hike

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About The Trip

Shivapuri National Park is located on the northern side of the Kathmandu valley and it lies 12 KM far from the capital city. The area was gazetted as the country's ninth national park in 2002. Shivapuri National Park is one of the few national parks within a nation's capital and it is the youngest national park in Nepal. From quaint pathways leading to monasteries to viewpoint and hilltop temples, this hiking provides a fascinating experience without breaking your back.


Are you seeking a near place where you can get lost in the woods and refresh your body, mind, and soul? Shivapuri National Park Day Hike is the best place where you will get a chance to be in the dense forest. It is best for all types of trekkers or hikers who can easily be done as a day trip or an overnight journey. This hiking route is fairly easy, starting with the beautiful temple, cozy village, and seasonal waterfalls. 

Shivapuri National Park Day Hike is best for the typical Nepalese countryside which exposes you to various ethnic groups of Nepal. This is an ideal hike to Shivapuri Peak for those with limited time and a desire to be in nature. Kathmandu day trip Budhanilkantha and hike through Shivapuri National Park combines with natural diversity, cultures, diverse bird watching, and time to relax. As you reach the Shivapuri Peak it offers mesmerizing mountain views stretching from far western Annapurna Range to Everest in the east.

Mostly you will pass through the undisturbed dense forest of oak and various trees. If you are lucky then, you can witness the various floras and faunas. This park is the home of about 200 different species of birds so this is the best place for birds lover.

As you start the hike you will see the holy shrine of Budhanilkantha (sleeping Vishnu). As you ascend highest you will pass through Buddhist monasteries called Nagi Gumba. Further, you will see the origin of the sacred Bagmati River, Shivapuri Baba Ashram on the way. As you will stroll further through the dense forest, you will finally reach Shivapuri Peak (2732 m).

The Himalayan Odyssey arranges Shivapuri National Park Day Hike through our professional Guide accordingly to your requirements. Our guide will pick you up with the private vehicle and early in the morning.


Visit Budhanilkantha Temple on the way to the national park.
Walk inside the dense forest of Shivapuri National Park.
Visit Baghdwar, Nangi Gumba, and finally Shivapuri Peak (2,732 m).
Suitable for all types of fit hikers.
Enjoy the beautiful Langtang Range, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal from the peak on a clear day.


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The Shivapuri National Park Hike starts with a short drive to Buhanilkantha Temple which is 9 KM far from the Thamel. You have the option to drive directly to Panimuhan too which is 1 KM far from Budhanilkantha. You have to check into the National Park and make sure not to take any prohibited things into the park.

Start your hike from the southern boundary of this park. As you reach further you have to climb the stone steps, which slowly lead you to the peak. On the way, you can visit the Nagi Gumba where you can see nuns practicing Buddhism. 

Continue your hike along narrow trails decorated with green bush which will take you to the source of the Bagmati River. As you climb the stairs further, you will finally reach Shivapuri Peak. From here you will be able to witness the beautiful mountains ranges and enjoy your lunch. Rest and enjoy the view for short time before returning back to Kathmandu.

  • MealsB, L
  • Time6-7 Hours Hike
  • Maximum Altitude2,732 m/8,963 ft

Cost Details

  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Medical Kit Bag during the hike
  • Gratuities to our staffs
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Meal and accommodation in Kathmandu hotel.