- Trails through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
- Closeness to nature and wildlife
- Break from bustling Kathmandu
- Origin of holy rivers: Bagmati, Bishnumati
- Budhanilkantha Temple
- Nagi Gumba and Kapan Monastery with nunnery practicing Buddhism
- Professional, certified, and friendly guide
Shivapuri Day Hike aims at exploring Shivapuri Nargarjun National Park in a day where hikers do not have to put much energy and effort. Shivapuri day hike offers travelers to explore the wilderness around bustling Kathmandu valley with a natural and cultural trip to Shivapuri Peak.
Shivapuri day hike begins from the blessing of Budhanilkantha Temple and Nagi Gumba, reaching the origin of the Holy River, an eye-pleasing view of the valley and Himalayas, delicious lunch at the hillside to the best wishes given at Kopan Monastery. Shivapuri day hike enables hikers to explore nature, culture, peace, and views in a single day.
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park lies in a transition zone between subtropical and temperate climates. The vegetation consists of a variety of natural forest types including pine, oak, rhododendron, etc, depending on altitude and environment. Mammalian species such as the Himalayan Black bear, leopard, jungle cat, and rhesus monkey are recorded wildlife in the park. The park is home to 177 species of birds, including at least 9 endangered species, 102 species of butterflies with a number of rare and endangered species, and 129 species of mushrooms.
Nagi Gumba, (1650 m) in Shivapuri Hiking
Nagi Gumba is situated at an altitude of (1650 m) above the Budhanilkantha Temple. Nagi Gumba is special as it is the monastery for Nuns where about 200 of them practice Buddhism. This place gets lots of visitors - locals as well as foreigners for practicing meditation and relaxing under the practices of Buddhism and nature.
Kopan Monastery in Shivapuri Hiking
Kopan Monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery nearby urbanized Kathmandu. Its name comes from the name of the hill on which it was built. Kopan Monastery has two separate institutions: the monastery, atop Kopan Hill, and the nearby Kopan Nunnery.
Kopan has become especially famous for teaching Buddhism to visit Western foreigners. These courses generally combine traditional teachings with informal discussion, several periods of guided meditation, and a vegetarian diet
It is a member of the foundation for the preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international network of Gelugpa dharma centers, and once served as its headquarters.
Nepal Adventure Team ensures to have a safe and pleasing Shivapuri day hike. You can also customize the itinerary. You can also choose to spend more time at Shivapuri peak or monasteries for meditation and yoga.
Starting point: Budanilkantha Temple
Ending point: Kopan Monastery
Guide for Shivapuri Day Hike
The guide will lead you to Shivapuri Day Hike. The number of guides depends on the number of individuals registered for the Shivapuri Day Hike. Each group of 4-5 pax is assigned with one guide.
The guide with a Nepal Government-certified license is only assigned to lead the Shivapuri Day hike. Additionally, the guide is also trained in first aid and eco-tourism. Usually, an English-speaking guide is available but on request, Chinese and other language speaking guide can be made available. The guide will lead as well as inform you about the locality, culture, rules, importance. Overall, the guide will have the feature of friendliness, leadership, communication expertise, and jolly nature.
Transportation at Shivapuri Day Hike
Early morning after you have your breakfast, the guide assigned by the Nepal Adventure team will come to pick you up for the hike. You will have a short drive from your pick-up point to the checkpoint of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Similarly, you will be driving back to your station from the check post of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. A private vehicle will be used for your transportation which may be a car or van as per the group size.
Food and drinks on Shivapuri Day Hike
Lunch will be provided during the Shivapuri Day Hike. Basically, lunch includes typical Nepali food: Daal (lentil soup), Bhat (Rice), Tarkari (Vegetable/Chicken curry), and pickle. And We will eat Lunch with Nuns at Nagi Gumba.
A Mineral water bottle is handed to you prior to the hike.
Checklist for Shivapuri Day Hike
- Light and Comfortable shoe
- Weather appropriate clothing (moisture-wicking/ quick-drying cloth is best)
- Lightweight fleece or jacket/ windproof jacket
- Sunglasses and Hat/ Cap to cover the face from direct sunlight
- Hiking stick and bag (optional)
- Umbrella or waterproof jacket
- Sunscreen of 60 SPF +
- Snacks, juice, and energy bar (if you want)
- Water bottle/ water purifier/ water chemical treatment (if you prefer)
- Hand sanitizer, toilet paper
Booking and payment for Shivapuri Day Hike
For the day hike, the cost is minimal so the full payment is requested for booking Shivapuri Day Hike. Even at the last moment, Shivapuri Day Hike can be booked. For any cancellation, the amount cannot be refunded as the amount will be allocated for the preparation of the hike.
You can make the payment in cash and credit card where a 3% - 4% additional charge is imposed if you pay through the card. You can also pay through the following services:
A. Online Payment
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B. Bank Transfer
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: Tridevi Marga, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Account Name: Nepal Adventure Team Pvt. Ltd
Account No: 01906210910018
Swift Code: HIMANPKA
An experienced and certified guide will be leading your Shivapuri Day Hike. Usually, tourists and hikers tip guides as an appreciation for their polite and loyal services towards them. So, you may tip the guide as per your satisfaction with their services. The tipping guide is not compulsory. It is not forced by the company and it is solely your decision.
Request by Nepal Adventure Team:
Nepal Adventure Team believes in and practices responsible for tourism. We request each travel to follow the rules of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park and support to maintain a clean area. You are also requested to care for flora and fauna you encounter on the Shivapuri Day hike trail.