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Shivapuri Nagarjun Day Hiking

Shivapuri Nagarjun Day Hiking

Starts from   $75 USD

  1. 1 Day
  2. Easy
  3. MIN 01 PAX

Trip Destination: Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

Max Altitude:2563 M

Main Attraction:Village and forest Tour

Best Season:Throughout the Year

Trip Route: Kathmandu-Budhanilkhantha-Shivapuri Hill -Kathmandu

Activities:Driving, Walking, Sightseeing

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Shivapuri day hiking covers the area of Shivapuri National Park that was established in 2002. The area is  widened by adding the area of Nagarjun Forest and now known as a Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. It is a very popular easy day hiking in the national park located on the northern fringe of Kathmandu valley. The national park is named behind Shivapuri Peak 8732M, (8963ft) that covers the area of 159 sq. km. Hiking in Shivapuri National park is the best option for birdwatching, relaxed day hiking with the beautiful mountain views, observation of different flora and fauna and  enjoying the meal at local villages. The national park has been recorded with 129 species of mushrooms, 2122 floral species, out of which 449 are vascular and 16 are endemic plants, 318 species of birds, different reptiles and many more.  Easy day hiking starting from Budhanilkantha temple is the best way to explore the various flora and fauna of Nepal within a short period of time. Shivapuri Day hiking is a hike that is short enough to be completed in a single day with exploration of various flora and fauna in the low mountain range of Nepal. 

Various surveys carried out in different time has determined the different reptiles and other animals like  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, Indian hare, Himalayan squirrel, fawn-colored mouse, brown-toothed shrew and black rat at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Besides this, Clouded leopard, leopard cat, jungle cat, large Indian civet, masked palm civet, crab-eating mongoose, pangolin, rhesus macaque and yellow-throated marten were trapped in camera.Different reptiles like 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 are also found in Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. It is the best destination for  all ornithologists near Kathmandu valley. The national park has been recorded with 318 species of birds including Eurasian eagle-owl, slender-billed scimitar-babbler, white-gorgeted flycatcher, barred cuckoo-dove and golden-throated barbet.

Massif Holidays arranges a day hike to Shivapuri National Park to go on an extended walk for pleasure and  exercise, especially in a natural setting of Himalayan subtropical broadleaf forests in the lower and upper subtropical bioclimatic zone. The hiking can be done throughout the year depending on the weather condition. It is less recommended in the rainy months. The hike starts from Budhanilkantha temple crossing the popular ANI GOMPA- a nunnery of about 200 nuns and also popular among foreigners for meditation. Our guide picks up you from your hotel and guide you for a whole day journey till you are droped off at your hotel. The picturesque view of lush hills, oak and pine forests at Shivapuri national Park is wonderful. Rejoice the moment of being in a pristine and joyful environment with the spectacular views of mountains as you proceed your Shivapuri Day Hiking with Massif Holidays.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • The fantastic aerial views of landscapes and panoramic mountain view
  • Exploration of local lifestyle, culture and ancient temple
  • Walking through the peace forest, village and beautiful landscape
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Complete private tour with your party and a guide/driver
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Drive to Budhanilkhatha- Hike to Shivapuri and back to the hotel.

The above cost include the following services:

  • Transportation from Kathmandu- Budhanilkhantha-Kathmandu
  • Professional Government License holder hiking  guide
  • National Park Entrance Fee
  • All our government taxes, vat & service charges

The above cost doesn't include the following services:

  • Tips for guide & driver (optional)
  • Food, Beverages and drinks
  • Any other not mentioned  expenses

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Drive to Budhanilkhatha- Hike to Shivapuri and back to the hotel.We pick up you from your hotel about 8:30 AM after breakfast and drive to Budhanilkanth in private transportation with your hiking guide. Hiking through local village gives you the experience of hiking somewhere in a remote area of Nepal. You will reach Shivapuri after about 3 hours of hiking from Budhanilkantha. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery and landscape during your hike. We will pick up you from the same place and drop you back to your hotel.

Departure Details


Shivapuri day hiking is private tour for individuals, couples, families and a group of friends. We have not published any departure dates for this trip because we operate this tour EVERYDAY from Kathmandu as the trip can be done throughout the year. All the dates throughout the year are accepted for online booking. We also arrange the special trips like honeymoon trip, volunteer trip, wildlife tours, longer days trekking, adventure holidays and many more. The detail of service includes and excludes are given in the overview section. Here are the cost details of  Shivapuri Hiking. Group Discount is available for booking of four or more than four people. Win a free trip for a group leader if you are more than 10 people. 

S.N.  Number of Pax        Cost Per Person

01.          01 Pax                   125 US$

02.          02 Pax                   95 US$     

03.          03-05 Pax               85 US$     

04.          06 or Above Pax     75 US$      

Important Note

We also arrange: - The above mentioned itinerary is just the guideline of your trip. We also provide the customized itineraries to address your specific requirements. Please let us know if you are planning to do this hike in different ways. We do arrange as per your interest. We do operate multi days hiking and different trekking packages as well. Please contact our expert team to get the perfect Massif Holiday Packages as per your interest and requirement.

Better to know: - Different unexpected situations like political environment, weather condition, natural disasters which are out of our control can affect your trip. This may change or alter on your itineraries. In such cases, our guides or leaders will try to arrange the best alternative itineraries. We will try our best to minimize the effect, but not be responsible for any delayed, changes or inconvenience caused by it.   


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