Trip Overview

Shivpuri National Park lies in the north of Kathmandu approximately 12kms away from the city center. The name to the national park is given after the Shivapuri peak which lies within the conserved region of the national park and is 2732 meters high. The national park is home to much natural vegetation, flora, and fauna. The national is covered with a dense green forest of Pine, Oak, and Rhododendron. Shivapuri National Park is a heavenly paradise to nature lovers and explorers. The vegetation here consists of 129 different spices of Mushroom, 2122 different floral spices on a higher elevation. The National park is inhabited with protected animals such as Indian leopard, Jungle cat, large Indian civet, Golden jackal, Himalayan black bear, Yellow-throated marten, Small Asian mongoose, Himalayan goral, Barking deer, Wild boar, Rhesus monkey, Hanuman langur, Chinese pangolin, Indian crested porcupine, Himalayan pika, Black-naped hare, Himalayan squirrel, Fawn-colored mouse, Brown-toothed shrew, and Black rat, Clouded leopard, leopard cat, Masked palm civet, Crab-eating Mongoose, Pangolin, Rhesus macaque, Intermediate horseshoe, Greater horseshoe, and Big-eared horseshoe bats, etc. 

Also, the National Park is famous for reptiles such as  Monocled cobra, Himalayan keelback, Olive Oriental slender snake, Yellow-bellied worm-eating snake, Variegated mountain lizard, Oriental garden lizard, Many-keeled grass skink, Sikkim skink, black-spined toad, long-legged cricket frog, and horned frog. It is recorded that 318 spices of birds are available here including Eurasian eagle-owl, Slender-billed scimitar-babbler, White-targeted flycatcher, Barred cuckoo-dove and golden-throated barbet.

The National Park is easily accessible to the valley and is a famous hiking destination among the people of the Valley. The hiking routes to Nagarkot, Langtang National Park, Helambu, and Gosaikunda pass through the park. It is also a pilgrimage as devotees in huge groups visit the temple of Baghdwar and Bishnudwar, during the Nepalese New Year to pay their belief and respect to Hinduism. Holy rivers Baghmati and Bishnumati have their origin here. 


The van arrives at the hotel 15 minutes earlier, be ready with the essesntials for the day hike and take the van to depart towards Budanilkantha, which is 8kms north of Kathmandu.
Five minutes drive from the Budanilkantha temple reaches you to the entrance of the Shivapuri National park. We’ll begin our hike from here through the dense forests of Oak, pine and Rhododendron. The birds singing and creeping adds to the serenity of the place. We’ll witness many birds and animals on our hike to the top.
It takes us approximately 2.5 hours to the top of Shivapuri peak. The trails are well and smooth in condition that adds up to the efficiency of the hike. From the top we could enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas towards the North and The valley of Kathmandu from the south edge.
We’ll enjoy our packed lunch at the hill top and take a short nap to restore energy within us, if required in order to start our journey back.
We’ll begin our journey back towards the base via Nagi gumba, 1650 meters above the sea level. It is a Buddhist monastery and also offers an elevation to enjoy the view of the jungle, hills and the clouds.
Enjoy the spectacular views and visit the monasteries at Nagi gumba. Drive back to the hotel.



What is Included?

  • Private Van both ways.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide. 
  • Mineral water bottle each and Packed Lunch. 
  • Entrance fees to the National Park. 

What is Excluded?

  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Gratuities (Tips). 
Trip Info
Hike to Shivapuri National Park

  • A peaceful day in nature. 
  • Bird Watching destination.
  • Spectacular view of the Himalayas towards the north.
  • Panoramic views of the valley from the southern slopes. 
  • A private van.
  • An English speaking experienced guide.
  • Best competitive price.

Equipment Checklist

Hike to Shivapuri National Park


It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed.

  • Sunscreen 
  • Sunglasses
  • Sanitation trowel (if no washroom
  • Baby wipes 
  • Sun hat 
  • Sanitizers and alcohol wipes

To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.

  • Binoculars
  • Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
  • Camera
  • Credit cards/ATM cards

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