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Shivapuri Day Hiking tour is one of the most popular Hiking trail near by Kathmandu for bird watcher group and religious / pilgrimage travelers. Shivapuri National park is one of the nearest national park of Kathmandu valley. Shivapuri day hiking tour offers superb Himalayan views of Langtang Himalayan views, Rolwaling Himalayan views , Kathmandu valley view, Budhanilkantha temple, Nangi Gompa, green forest , mixed culture and nice terrace etc. Shivapuri situated at an elevation of 2563m and north of Kathmandu is the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. 
Early in the morning, you drive from Kathmandu to Muhan Pokhari for about 30 minutes. After checking the formalities at the Shivapuri entrance gate, you enter Shivapuri watershed and wildlife area. You commence your hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check-post is located. The trail goes along the rugged but drivable road through pine and cherry forest up to Nangi Gompa within one and half hours, where a nunnery monastery is located. Beyond the monastery, the trail goes steeply uphill through the oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest for another three hours.From here you can enjoy the beauty of snowy Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung, Dorji Lhakpa and you take a shortcut downhill to Budhanilkantha in about two and half hours before commencing your drive back to Kathmandu. 

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  • Shivapuri Day Hiking

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Day 01Shivapuri. Our Guide will pick you up early in the morning at your hotel in Kathmandu

Drive from Kathmandu to Muhan Pokhari for about 30 minutes. After handling the formalities at the Shivapuri entrance gate, you enter the Shivapuri watershed and wildlife area. You commence your hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check-post is located. The trail goes along the rugged but drivable road through pine and cherry forests up to Nangi Gompa within one and half hours. Here, a nunnery monastery is located.

After the monastery, the trail goes steeply uphill through the oak, rhododendron and bamboo forests for another three hours. From here you can enjoy the beauty of the snowy Himalaya ranges such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung and Dorji Lhakpa. Finally you take a shortcut downhill to Budhanilkantha in about two and half hours before commencing your drive back to Kathmandu.

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