Hiking in the nearest national park to the capital city Kathmandu
Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, is the nearest nature park to the Kathmandu city. This park is extremely, rich in its natural biodiversity and offers a memorable walking experience in it’s natural ambiance. This natural broad-leaved forest is beautiful with Castanopsis, Rhododendron, Oaks and Pine trees. The fauna includes, the rare Black Panther, Common Leopard, Wild Boar, Clouded Leopard, Pangolin, Muntjac, Rhesus and Common Langur and many other with well over 300 species of avifauna (birds). On a clear day, you can also enjoy the spectacular mountain view in the north from the summit.
As one of the most popular nature hiking trail, this enchanting tour, start after a short drive to the entrance of the park. The walk can be stretched up to the summit or to the Buddhist monastery, during which, you can get ample chance to enjoy and explore the birds and other nature. This hiking is extremely inspiring and enjoyable.
Duration: 6-7 hours approximately!
Starting/finishing time: 07-am and 3pm
Highest point: 2730m (Shivapuri summit)
Walking grade: Easy to Moderate level
Hike Cost: From US$90 – $170/person
Minimum and maximum person: 2 to 08
Includes: Guide, public/private transportation and national park fees
Excludes: Your travel insurance, tipping and other personal gears etc.
Departure: Every DAY and can be operated any day as per your time available
For private transportation, we need minimum 2 person and people who are okay to go public transportation pay the first option price. At the same time if you are booking full group ( 8 person), please ask for the group price
The walking duration is a just a rough guide, that entirely depends on an individual how often he/she makes scenic, photographic or rest stops, see the wildlife/birds etc. Some people can make in much shorter time and some can longer than the given time. For best of this walk, our strong advice is to take it easily and positively, so that you can really enjoy and get a lot from this inspiring hike!
Go on to longer treks in Annapurna, Langtang or Everest or other off the beaten trails or go down to Chitwan national park for Nepal’s finest wildlife life and nature experience, You may also think of taking the adventure trips such as day to multi-days white-water rafting, Kayaking or Canyoning or even Rock climbing
DepartureEvery Saturday and Sunday