Shivapuri Day hike in Kathmandu

Shivapuri hiking is one of the best hiking routes in Nepal that takes you to Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park where you hike in the forest trail. Hiking in Shivapuri provides you with admirable views of mountains and plenty of flora and fauna. This National park is the ninth national park in Nepal with an area of 159 square kilometers, established in 2002. It is named after Shivapuri Peak (2332m). From this peak, we can see the panoramic view of Langtang village.

We start our journey with a drive to Budhanilkantha, which is 8km far from Kathmandu. From Budhanilkantha, we will begin our trek with an entry card to Shivapuri National park. If you are lucky enough, you will have a glimpse of some of the animals out of 500, that resides in this National park. Hiking inside the national park, we will pass through Nagi Gompa, Rhododendron forest and reach Shivapuri peak.
Trip Code: SDHIK03
Starts: Budanilkantha
Finishes: Shivapuri
Duration: 4 Days
Difficulty: Easy
Group Size: 1 - 14
Age: Minimum 16
Seasons: Jan-Jun,Sep-Dec
Elevation: 2729m/ 8953.4ft
Trip Views: 429
Activities: Hiking
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Travel Style: Budget Comfortablecheck Luxury

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Breakfast: 3
Lunch: 1
Dinner: 1
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
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Trip Facts

  • 4 days hike in Shivapuri National park leads you to the best of Kathmandu and Shivapuri peak, from where we can get panoramic views of Langtang village.
  • Offers amazing views of Langtang Himalaya and beautiful surrounding.
  • Shivapuri National Park is the ninth national park of Nepal, established in 2002.

Why this Trip

  • Shivapuri hiking in the outskirts of Kathmandu is an easy and accessible hiking route in Kathmandu. Shivapuri National Park has been gaining attention from national and international visitors for its natural diversity in plants and animals making it perfect for hiking that lasts only one day.

speaker_notes Trip Notes

  • • We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • • What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible




  • 1. Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon arrival ?
    Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
  • 2. Is there an Orientation program ?
    Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
  • 3. What is the overnight accommodation like ?
    We use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms for the nights that you spend in hotel during your trip.
  • 4. How big are the groups ?
    We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the hike hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
  • 5. Can I do solo hike ?
    Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety.
  • 6. For what purpose is this hike Popular ?
    Shivapuri Hiking in the outskirts of Kathmandu is an easy and accessible hiking route in Kathmandu that provides you with admirable views of mountains and plenty of flora and fauna. Shivapuri National Park has been gaining attention from the national as well as international visitors for its natural diversity in plants and animals making it perfect for hiking which lasts only a day.
  • 7. Is Shivapuri Day Hike in Kathmandu safe for women ?
    Yes, Nepal can boast as one of the safest country in South Asia for women. You will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. People here inside Kathmandu Valley are well taught about respecting any female person around them.
  • 8. What about security during hiking ?
    We make sure to take security measures during hike to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
  • 9. What sort of food can I expect in hiking ?
    Since the hike is near to Kathmandu Valley, you can get wide range of delicious eastern as well as western foods like Pasta, Pizza, Noodles, Bread, Soup, Rice and Vegetables, delicious MoMo, etc.
  • 10. Is the drinking water safe in hiking region ?
    There are plenty of water stations and mini markets and shops where you can easily get bottled water. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you in case you need it for yourself. You have to buy it for yourself.
  • 11. What mode of transportation do you use ?
    We use private transportation for sightseeing inside Kathmandu Valley. We then transfer to Budanilkantha on private transportation according to the comfort and ease that you desire. We do pick up and drop from starting point till the end.
  • 12. What is the best season for trekking ?
    Shivapuri Day Hike in Kathmandu can be done every season throughout the year but September to November and March to May are the best time to perform this hike.
  • 13. Will I be taken care of during emergency ?
    Yes, of course. Your security is our first priority. In any kind of emergency, ask your guide to contact us immediately so that we can manage vehicle for you ASAP and you will be directly transferred to hospital for the treatment.
  • 14. What is appropriate dress for hiking ?
    Hiking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and hiking pants for easy hike. Needless to say that, good shoe is very important for any hike. As Kathmandu is not very much cold place, you will not have to carry heavy clothes. Carry a light weight jacket along with the pant to hike. But make sure you bring at least one warm jacket in case of sudden weather change.
  • 15. Is it possible to alternate or change the day trips ?
    We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the hike, consult the guide.
  • 16. Are we sure to get room while hiking ?
    We contact the hotel owner for reservation of the room before hiking on a particular day.
  • 17. Are your guides reliable and certified ?
    All our guides are hiking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the hiking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
  • 18. How can I charge my electronics during the trip ?
    You can charge your electronics in the hotel where you stay and spend your nights by paying minimum amount.
  • 19. Is there any communication while we are on hiking ?
    Yes, you will get telephone service which is available in the hotel you will be staying at. In case of emergency, you can also ask your guide for his/her help.
  • 20. Can I add extra days to my hiking trip ?
    If you need extra day to complete the hike, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to hike can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all. So, we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
  • 21. What immunizations will I need ?
    Before coming to Nepal, make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the hiking without any complication.
  • 22. How many hours do I have to hike each day ?
    Usually, we have to walk about 4-6 hours a day. But it should not be taken as certain thing because the hour of walk depends on client’s speed. So it is really relative.
  • 23. How will my booking be processed ?
    To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that nonrefundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
  • 24. Can we use the credit card during the hike ?
    Yes, you can use the credit card during the hiking. But make sure you withdraw few amount in case of emergency.
  • 25. Do we need to carry our bags by our self or you will provide porters ?
    You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle yourself and medicines will be carried by your guide in case of need.

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Taking a mountain flight is one of the most exhilarating things you can do in Nepal. You can experience the beauty of those gigantic Himalayas within a minute through a mountain fight. Nepal is famous for the presence of enormous number of mountain ranges and many visitors come to Nepal to conquer those vast mountains.

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