Shivapuri day hike starts early in the morning 7:30, after breakfast we will drive from center of the Kathmandu to Kopan Monastery. After reaching the Kapan Monastery we will start our day hike. From gradual climb up from Kapan Monastery pine forest and walking through the Tamang Village, we will reach the Nagi Gumba. Nagi Gumba is an especially for the girls and ladies located in a quiet place in the middle of Jungle. Nagi Gumba the only monastery where nuns can practice Buddhism, and a place that foreigners often visit for meditation. After observing Nagi Gumba we will hike uphill until we reach the Shivapuri Peak 8,963 feet (2,732 meters).We can observe the Hindu Holy place called Bhagh Dwar which is the main source of Bagmati River. Bagmati River is very Holy source in Hinduism as they believe if the Bagmati River water is spilled on the dead body then their soul are believed to free in heaven according to the Hindu Culture. For the Lunch we will have Pack lunch/Hot Lunch on the top of Shivapuri Peak.
In this Shivapuri day hike we can explore and see the various wild life like: Musk deer, Tiger, Bear, Wild Boar, Monkey, Colorful birds, different species of flora and fauna during the hike. From the Shivapuri top we can see the mesmerizing views of many Himalayan ranges like: Langtang ranges, Jugal range and Ganesh Himal range. We can observe the breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley, Bhaktapur valley, Nuwakot and Patan Valley. While returning we will hike down the same route and we can also hike to either Sundarijal or Budhanilkantha (Sleeping God Vishnu Temple). After arriving our end point we will drop you in your designated hotel here in Kathmandu.
Established as a watershed and park in 2002.
19 species of mammals including Himalayan black bear, leopard, barking deer, wild boar, wildcat, rhesus monkey
177 species of birds,102 species of butterflies,129 species of mushrooms,
Observe the beautiful flora and fauna, Tamang Village, Nagi Gumba, Bhag Dwar, and Kapan Monastery.
From the top of Shivapur peak observe the Himalayan ranges like:Langtang ranges, Jugal range and Ganesh Himal range.
mesmerizing views of Kathmandu city, Bhaktapur, Nuwakot and Lalitpur from the Shivapur Top.
Explore and practice the meditation and Buddhism in Nagi Gumba.
Encounter the wildlife like: Musk deer, Tiger, Bear, Wild Boar, Monkey, Colorful birds, different species of flora and fauna during the hike.