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Budhanilkantha Shivapuri N.P
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To the north of Kathmandu valley, there lies a Shivapuri National Park which is home to thousands of species of floras and faunas. The national park covers an area of 159 km square to Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk. Shivapuri is an important water source for the Kathmandu valley and has been considered a protected area since 1972 but officially became a National Park in 2002. The National park covers such a long area that many different destinations can be explored and visited. Shivapuri is not only famous for the national park but also famous for a short one-day hike.
Shivapuri National Park is one of Nepal's most well-known national parks, particularly among young people who come for day hikes, camping, and other activities. There are numerous locations to explore in the national park. Budhanilkantha, one of the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park's entrances, serves as the beginning point for this climb. A Hindu pilgrimage site in Budhanilkantha displays a reclining figure of Lord Vishnu floating in a coil of snakes. From Ratna Park Bus Stop, take a bus to Budhanilkantha.
The National Park entry is about a 2.3-kilometer uphill hike in a north-easterly direction from Budhanilkantha, where the bus leaves you off. On the way, you can stop for some light snacks and a cup of tea at one of the local tea shops. Permits to access the national park region can be purchased for around Rs 500 ($5) for foreigners and Rs 50 ($0.05) for Nepalese at the army checkpoint.
Shivapuri Hiking offers breathtaking views of the Langtang Himalayas, beautiful scenery, and a bird's-eye view of Kathmandu Valley and its environs. Spending a day hiking around Kathmandu valley is a natural delight. It's a never-ending ascent to the summit of Shivapuri Hill. During the hike to Shivapuri, you may observe Bagdwar, the origin of the Bagmati River.
Attractions of Shivapuri National Park
Budhanilkantha, the temple of Lord Bishnu
Fresh environment surrounded by trees and green hills
Beautiful Bagdwar from where the Bagmati River originated
Different species of plants and animals
Beautiful Nagi Gumba
The hike starts early in the morning, We will take a drive to the entrance of Shivapuri National Park from where our hike starts. Our destination for today is Nagi Gumba which lies in the middle of the national park and is on the northern side of Kathmandu valley. The national park preserves more than 500 species of animals and if you are lucky enough then you will get to see a few species of animals on the way to Nagi Gumba. After reaching Nagi Gumba we will explore the Gumba, have our packed lunch, and then return to our destinations.
- Entrance fee in Shivapuri National Park
- First aid
- Escort guide if necessary
- All applicable tax, vat and office service charge
- Permit fees
- Travel insurance, Nepal tourist visa fees, personal items, and expenses
- Bar drinks and beverages including mineral water
- Airport shuttles, lodging, and meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast
Shivapuri hike is a day hike which can be done within few hours.
Since it's a day hike, we will provide you a packed lunch after reaching our final destination.
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