Shivapuri Day Hike |

Trip Overview

Shivapuri Day Hike is an excellent day hike close to Kathmandu to view the Langtang Himalayan range and experience nature across Kathmandu. The Shivapuri National Park is one of the water resources for the citizens who are residing in Kathmandu and is also home to thousands of vegetation and animals; hence it is also a heaven for those who love to view the birds. The Shivapuri is the second-tallest hill station in Kathmandu valley after Fulchowi.  

The location and altitude of Shivapuri Day Hike provides excellent points to view the Langtang Himalayan ranges. The Langtang Himalayan range is excellently visible from here so the hikers would love to visit there. Peaks like Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung, Dorji Lhakpa and a lot of other mountains are broadly visible from here if the day is very clear. The hike itself is a demanding walk because of its ascending; there are a lot of stairs on the way to the maximum height of Shivapuri. 

The hiking begins from the Muhanpani that is very close to the Budhanilkantha temple then heads by the road up till Nagi Gompa, where there are hundreds of lamas who are residing and studying over there. During the time to Shivapuri Peaks, there is a place known as Bagdhwar. This is the source of the Religious River Bagmati flowing close to Religious pilgrimage location Pashupatinath. From the maximum height of Shivapuri, the hikers can view Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Langtang Lirung, Mt. Langtang Ri, Ganjala Peak, Dorje Lakpa and a lot of other mountains like Mt. Gaurishankar. 

Shivapuri Day Hike Highlights 

The Shivapuri Day Hike, is perfect hiking routes that includes the following prospects which hikers might witness in their Shivapuri Day Hike

Huge jungle through a lot of falls and water station for the Kathamdu people. 

Budhanilkantha Temple.

Nagi monastery and lamas of the monastery.

Enjoyable walk into Shivapuri National Park. 

Stunning landscapes of mountain ranges that involve Annapurna range, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gaurishankar and a few mountains of Rowling range. 

Very attractive forest walks through plentiful rhododendron trees. 

Enjoyable hiking to the route. 

Amazing landscape from Shivapuri. 

Key Takeaways 

Shivapuri hike is one of the finest hiking in which the hikers can do close to Kathmandu 

Shivapuri hike is 5-6 hours hike but provides the great views of Kathmandu city, nature, waterfalls and Langtang Mountain range from the top of Shivapuri. 

The hikers can hike with their family and children also but they are to be cautious in which they are required to hike ascent all the way to the maximum height of the Shivapuri top. 

There are many routes that hikers can follow to hike and has an immediate access with the Kathmandu city. 

Shivapuri Day Hiking facts

Trip Name:
    Shivapuri Day Hiking facts
Duration:     5-6 Hours, 1 Day
Max. elevation:     2800 Meter, Shivapuri Peak
Start     Pani Muhan
Ends     Pani Muhan
Difficulty     Easy
Best Time     Spring and Autumn Season
Permits:     Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park Permits

    1000 Rs if you are non Nepali

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