Shivapuri trek is the best short trek from Kathmandu that is as equally scenic and rewarding as any other treks in the Himalayan foothills. The trekking route climbs to the northern valley rim and then follow the ridge through the Tamang villages into the subtropical forest of Shivapuri national park.
Route : Kakani - Shivapuri - Chisopani - Nagarkot
Duration: 3 - 4 days trek
Grade: Moderate trek
Mode of Trekking : Lodge / Resorts
Himalayas : Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal Himal
Day 01: Drive through Nagarjun to kakani (45 mints / 2,066 m) from where we will start trekking. We will enter into National park and follow dirt road to get to Gurje Bhanjyang (1,800 m).
Day 02: Hike to Shivapuri (2,732 m) and trek to Chisapani (2,194 m).
Day 03: Trek along the ridge to Nagarkot (2,100 m).
Day 04: You can either trek to Changunarayan for four hrs or drive back to Kathmandu.
This trek could be continued to Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha and Balthali. Shivapuri trek Inquiry >
The hike starts from the base of Shivapri Hill near Budanilkhanta. We will drive till the national park entrance. The trail climbs past monastery through the forest to Bagdwar with shrines and hermitages. From there another 40 mints climb takes us to the Shivapuri hill top with panoramic view of Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal and Manaslu Range. Shivapuri hiking will take about 8 hrs and we will climb about 900 m in the rim of Kathmandu.