Hiking to Shivapuri Hill
Trip at a Glance
- Trip Name: Hiking to Shivapuri Hill
- Trip Code: TMDT-05
- Trip Duration: 1 days
- Activities: Hiking
- Transportation: Private vehicle
- Best Season: Spring & Autumn (Other season: Considerable)
- Country: Nepal
- Group size: Min - 1
Shivapuri hill (2,563m) is the second highest hill near Kathmandu valley surrounded by Shivapuri national park. It is an ideal place to refresh our mind and body in an eco-friendly environment, completely out of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Hiking to Shivapuri Hill starts with 20 minutes' drive to Budanilkantha temple. Budanilkantha is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to God Vishnu. The further walking steps bring us to the entrance of national park. Then, enjoy full walk inside the national park as it eventually takes us to Nagi Gompa (2,340m) and then to Shivapuri hill. Nagi Gompa is famous as a quiet mediation and Buddhist center.
The Shivapuri hill offers us the scenic view of the entire Kathmandu valley. Entertain the local flora, fauna, breathtaking landscapes and magnificent view of central Himalayas.
Drive to Budanilkantha (8 km/ 25 min)
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel which is followed by drive to Budanilkantha temple (a temple of Lord Vishnu). All total of 8 km drive takes about 25 minutes along the emerging city area of Kathmandu.
Hike to Shivapuri Hill (2,563m)-2 hours walk
After taking inspiration and all enough blessing from God Budanilkantha, we start our hike along Shivapuri National Park (the closest national park from Kathmandu valley). All the way along the park it takes all total 2 hours to reach to top.
Hike to Sundarijal
From Shivapuri, we elongate our hike towards another beautiful village Sundarijal. Sundarijal is featured by its fresh water and beautiful dense surrounding forest.
Drive back to Kathmandu
On arrival at Sundarijal, catch a public bus and drive back to Kathmandu. This 32 km drive takes about an hour to Kathmandu.