Shivapuri national park summit!
This is not just a hike but there are lots in between!
6-7 hours of walking/hiking
For this enchanting tour, we take a short drive to the entrance of the national park and start hiking. Walking along the national park’s dirt road, you go along a small but well established walking trail past the nunnery. During this walk, we get ample chance to enjoy and view nature along the way, with the birds’ calls and songs. Many birds, such as white-crested laughing thrushes, golden-spectacled warblers, mountain bulbuls, white-coloured blackbirds, long-tailed broadbills, hill prinias, great barbets, grey-hooded warblers can be easily seen and heard
This walk can be taken by the people of any ages. The walking or hiking is usually easy to moderate but due to the walking terrain and the hilly area it can be strenuous at some point.
Includes in the cost
An English speaking and experienced normal/nature guide, pack lunch, private transportation and national park fees
To bring along
Drinking water, camera, sunhat, sun cream, a pair of binocular and field guide of birds of Nepal, notebook with pen or pencil. The main thing is you!
What to expect
For nature lovers this is juts great hike. There is always a good chance to encounter the wildlife around and sighting of rare species of birds is great moment. The walk though the natural and lush forest will be always enriching experience.
When to do this hiking!
This hike can be done any time of the year. Summer and monsoon season has very lush green surrounding. Spring is very colourful season with many flowers in bloom including the rhododendrons with the birds that are very active. The echoes of birds’ song can travel and mix up to form a very enchanting music. Autumn and winters are, wonderful with clear sky and views and this is the season of many migrating species of birds that makes the walk very lively. There is always some flowers in bloom.
Flora and Fauna
Shivapuri national park embrace wealth of natural diversity. The vegetation consists of a array of natural forest, including pine, oak and rhododendron. Diverse wildlife recorded in the park consists of various mammalian species such as Himalayan Black bear, common leopard, jungle cat, and rhesus monkey. The park is also home to 318 species of birds, including at least 9 threatened species, 102 species of butterflies with a number of rare and endangered species, and 129 species of mushroom.