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Trip Overview

Shivapuri Hill day hike

Shivapuri Hill day hike is one of the most popular day hikes from the Kathmandu valley. Shivapuri hill situated at an altitude of 2563m, to the north of Kathmandu valley. It is the second-highest hill surrounding the Kathmandu valley. Similarly, it is also the source of the holy Bagmati river. Shivapuri day trip offers wonderful Himalayan views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, and the Kathmandu valley below. Shivapuri hill day hike is an easy mixed culture and nature hike.

The Shivapuri hill day hike begins with a short drive to the national park entrance gate at Budanilkantha. The hike begins from near Budanilkantha and goes along the rugged road through pine forest up to Nangi Gompa, a Buddhist nunnery. From Nagi Gompa, the trail is steep uphill through oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forest through the Shivapuri National Park. From Nagi Gompa, it takes about 3 hours or more to reach the hilltop. From here you can enjoy the beautiful view of snow-capped peaks and the entire Kathmandu valley. The total hiking time is approximately 5-6 hours.

Trip highlights

• Visit one of the second-highest hilltop surrounding the Kathmandu valley.
• Explore the green lush landscape of Shivapuri National Park.
• Discover the source of the Bagmati River.
• Visit the Hindu shrine of Budhanilakantha temple.
• Visit the Nagi Gumba, a Buddhist monastery.
• Enjoy the beautiful view of Kathmandu valley from Shivapuri hill.

Trip Fact

  • TRIP ID: SST-467
  • TRIP NAME: Shivapuri Hill day Hike
  • DURATION: 1 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Hiking
  • Group Size 2-8 People
  • MAX ALTITUDE 2563m(shivapuri)
  • WALKING HOUR 5-6
  • TRIP ROUTE: Kathmandu-Budanilkantha-Shivapuri-Kapan-kathmandu

Itinenary Details

  • Day 1: Drive to Budanilkantha-Hike to Shivapururi

    After breakfast, we shall drive about 10kms from the city centre to Budanilkantha. This Budanilkantha temple is famous for a large statue of the Lord Vishnu sleeping on a bed of snakes. From here we will pass through the Shivapuri Conservation area and visit the Nagi Gumba, a Buddhist monastery. It is a steep uphill hike along narrow trails that gradually lead up to Shivapuri. Continue to Baghdwar, the source of the Bagmati River, and to the hilltop from where we will witness the spectacular picturesque view of snow-capped mountains surrounding the Kathmandu valley. Spend some time enjoying the great view and then hike downhill to reach Kapan monastery where our hike ends and then drive back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

What's Included
  • Transfer to and from the hotel.
  • English speaking local tour guide.
  • Shivapuri National Park entrance fee.
What's Not Included
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section.

Review

EDhan
EDhan

10th November, 2015

My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day.

The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time.

Margo Boston
Margo Boston

14th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit.

We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great.

Lori
Lori

7th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Lori, and I came to do the trip with my daughter. After the earthquake had happened we were confused, what should we do, should we go or should we not go for Nepal Trip and finally we decided to come after the consultation, and we had a wonderful time there. The tour guide and driver and all the staff were done magnificent job. There is so much to see and worthful to visit. The hotel was excellent, the food was great, we enjoyed our time. The Buddhist and Hindu temple were fascinating. Our guide was brilliant and enhanced all experience and knowledge he passed all the knowledge to us and shared the ideas. I encourage you to visit Nepal it is one of the incredible places around the world.

Palm
Palm

12th August, 2015

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on. There are lots of places to see and open for the tourist. The people here are very friendly, all the staffs of Sixth Sense including tour guide and the management and coordination were perfect.

What I like this country is that the culture and diversity of landscape. Besides this Nepal is very vibrant country and colourful country. In the future, I would like to make more trips in Nepal with Sixth Sense spending more time in Kathmandu and it’s surrounding areas and countryside. For the tourist, I would recommend please do visit Nepal with Sixth Sense. Tour Guide and company which was responsible for everything to organise this trip, everything was taken care of all the arrangements were first class. We loved the Trip plan, the selected hotels, the knowledge of tour guide and the entire team was absolutely perfect and highly recommended for future travellers.

Irfan
Irfan

27th December, 2019

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on.