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Shivapuri Hill Hiking

"An enjoyable, scenic day walk on high north hills of Kathmandu valley"

Trip Duration: 1 Day

Highlights of Shivapuri Hill Hiking

  • In tranquil environment with scenic views of Kathmandu valley and high peaks
  • Walk into nice forest surrounding with exotic bird life with exciting climb
  • Within Shivapuri National Park premises to reach high view point at 2,540 m
  • Fabulous panorama of Manaslu, Ganesh-Langtang to Jugal Himal range
  • Visit holy Narayanthan a temple of sleeping Lord Vishnu on bed of serpent

Trip Profile:

  • Hike Grade: Moderate with Ups and Downhill walks.
  • Highest elevation gain: Above 2,540 m high.
  • Day walks: Maximum of 04- 05 hrs.
  • Seasons: All year except monsoon times June to mid September


Shivapuri Hill Hiking Overview

Shivapuri Hill Hiking North of Kathmandu valley a pleasant day hike of near 4 to 5 hours of good scenic walk, leads you direct north of Kathmandu of less than an hour drive from your hotel.

Shivapuri Hill hiking North of Kathmandu valley includes a visit to the holy temple of Hindu, where you can witness a masterpiece of work of art sleeping Lord Vishnu on a bed of serpent.

The walk starts heading due north entering into Shivapuri National park and with an exciting tour of Nagi Gompa a Buddhist nunnery monastery and a smaller institute to study Buddhism.

From here, we are heading for a straight climb to reach on top Shivapuri Hill at high 2,540 m, facing great views of Kathmandu city and the valley towards the south with a range of Himalayan peaks in the north.

Enjoying the time and having your packed lunch descend back to road-head at Buddhanilkanta or Narayanthan to drive back your hotel in Kathmandu.


Shivapuri Hill Hiking Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Drive to Narayanthan / Buddhanilkanta hike to Shivapuri Hill – 04 hrs.

Shivapuri Hill Hiking Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Narayanthan / Buddhanilkanta hike to Shivapuri Hill - 04 hrs.
  • Morning short drive north of Kathmandu about 12 k.m. driving distance of less than hour drive
  • Narayanthan or Buddhanilkanta visit impressive temple with statue of sleeping Vishnu (one of main god of Hindu religion after Bhrama and Shiva).
  • From here climb to Shivapuri National Park entrance reaching into cool shade of forest a further walk and climb brings you at peaceful areas of Nagi Gompa a monastery and place for Buddhist Nuns.
  • After an interesting tour of the monastery climb leads for few hours into forest reaching at high ridge and hill top of Shivapuri at above 2,540 m facing tremendous scenery of Central and Western Himalayan peaks.
  • Enjoying time then back to the road-head for short drive back to your hotel, after a great day on hike to Shivapuri Hill within serene environment of green woodland and dramatic views.

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 1 Day

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Altitude: 2,540 m

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