Shivapuri National Park - Day Hike

Duration: 1 Day   |   Based on 2 Reviews   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Group Size: 2+
  • Max Elevation: 3000 m

Shivapuri National Park Day Hike is one of the most popular hiking trails that lie quite near to the heart of Nepal, the capital city Kathmandu. Shivapuri National Park is a natural paradise which offers commendable and stunning view of several peaks including Langtang and Rolwaling Himalayas, pleasant nature, holy Bagmati River, amazing view of Kathmandu valley and the magnificent surroundings. It is mainly famous among bird watchers and religious/pilgrimage travelers. This hike lets travelers to explore Budhanilkantha temple, Nangi Gompa, green forest with various flora and fauna, mixed culture and amazing terrace. 

Shivapuri National Park hike begins after breakfast in your hotel. You’ll drive from Kathmandu to Muhan Pokhari approximately 35 minute of driving. After completing the formalities at the Shivapuri entrance gate, you’ll enter into the Shivapuri watershed and wildlife area and your hike begins. You will follow the trail that proceeds next to the rugged path via dense forest including various flora and fauna for one and a half hours until you reach to Nangi Gompa, where a nunnery monastery is located. Further monastery, the trail goes steeply uphill via rhododendron, oak, pine and bamboo forest for a couple of hours. While walking, you will enjoy the melody of chirping birds and monkeys gaze which makes feel like you are in treat. After reaching at the top of the hill you will encounter the stunning views of Langtang-Lirtung, Roalwaling, Dorjj Lhakpa, green hills and magnificent surroundings. While returning back to Kathmandu you will visit Budhanilkantha temple.


  • Breathtaking views of mountain ranges including Langtang and Rolwaling
  • Enjoy the melody of chirping birds and monkeys gaze
  • Visit Budhanilakantha Temple & Nangi Gompa
  • Trek to Shivapuri National Park
  • Jungle Tour- More than five hundreds species of plants and animals
  • Walking on stone steps
  • Explore wildlife and undisturbed habitat
  • Dive in nature and its varieties


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You will be picked up by our driver and your hike will start from Budhanilakantha Temple. Then you will be headed to Shivapuri peak for a hike. it will come to the end around 2-3 pm and you will be dropped off at your hotel. 

  • Altitude: 3000 m
  • Place: Kathmandu

After breakfast around 8 am, we pick you up from your hotel and you’ll headed to Muhan Pokhari, starting point of this hike approximately 35 minutes of driving. Then you’ll take an experience of hiking in the natural paradise of Kathmandu enjoying with natural varieties and breathtaking views. Your hike ends around 2-3 pm and we drop you off at your hotel.

We thank you for the oppertunity to serve you as your hiking partner, wish to serve you again. 

  • Place: Kathmandu
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What to Expect

  • Luxury private car during this tour
  • Bottled water
  • Experienced, English speaking, friendly and helpful guide
  • Salary for Guide and Driver 
  • Insurance for Ground staffs 
  • Parking Fees 
  • Official expenses
  • Entrance Fees
  • Meals and drinks throughout the hike
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and driver

Useful Information

Shepherd Holidays will provide you with a private vehicle for this trip. 

Guides and Porter:
Shepherd Holidays will provide you well experianced guide for the trip. 

We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness, then we will do our best to take you to the nearest health post or hospital possible. However, you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place during the evacuation process. So, it is best for you to be properly insured before the trip.

Trip Extensions:
If you like our service and would like to explore Nepal more or take part in any other adventurous activities in Nepal, India, Tibet or Bhutan, please feel free to contact us for further details.

Custom Itinerary:
If you'd like to suggest a different itinerary or plans for the given trip, feel free to contact us, so that we can make the best out of your custom-made trip upon your request.



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    Narayanan Chandramohanan, Fiji

    Om Shivapuri Baba

    I came to Nepal searching for Shivapuri Baba's footpath and someone advised to hike to Shivapuri for peace. Hiking in the park was pretty good. Amazing waterfalls, wild animals and birds, panoramic views, it’s all nature and it’s beautiful. Perfect place to spend a good day

  • Annie Morris
    Annie Morris, South Africa

    Perfect place to hang on

    Peace, nature and wildlife, perfect place to hang on. Once you get into the park you never wanna leave. Numerous steps to climb enjoying watching birds and wild animals, the breathtaking view of some of the mountains and entire Kathmandu valley was awesome.