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.
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