One of the best ways to hangout near the Kathmandu city is Shivapuri day hiking. This hiking route lies in the Shivapuri National Park guides you to the rich wilderness and the best reward of the nature. It is a paradise for the nature lovers and those who have keen interests in bird watching, where several bird species are found. It is located in the northern part of Kathmandu. This hiking trip offers the fabulous Himalayan range of Dorje Lhakpa and Langtang.
The Shivapuri day hike begins from Kathmandu. On the way you can explore a Hindu temple and enter into the Shivapuri Nagarjun national park. It is out of the noise and pollution and gives only the virtual scenes. It is a shelter of various flora and fauna. According to the record of the National Park, there are 129 mushroom species, 150 butterfly species, 177 bird species and 19 mammal species. The wild animals include the Himalayan black bear, leopard, wild boar, wild cat, and rhesus monkey. Several bird species are found here, including the Turdus boulboul. The lush forest in this National Park includes the Oak, Pine, Rhododendron and other sub-tropical plants. During the hiking in Shivapuri, you can reach to the Nangi monastery, which is a sacred monastery of Buddhists’. Although there is a motorable road, the hiking is so much exciting. If you love short walk, you can end this trip here, or still love to walk higher, you can make a circuit via Bagdwar (source of holy Bagmati River) and Shivapuri peak. The peak point is the viewpoint of the Langtang region peaks.
A day hiking trip to Shivapuri, hikers have rich natural affluence. Vertex Holiday operates various day tours and hiking packages in Kathmandu and the other parts in Nepal. We arrange all the required arrangements and guides for your fantastic trip, including the Shivapuri day hiking.
Shivapuri hiking day trip begins from Budanilakantha after getting the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park entry permit. The trail is peaceful. Nagi Gompa lies on its way. Then the stone steps trail leads you through the rhododendron and oak forest. After about 3 hours, you reach to the Bagdwar, which is the source of the Bagmati River. Again, about 45 min walk, you reach to the Shivapuri peak. Some hermits meditate nearby. The descending takes about 2.5 hrs down to the army check point and end the hike.