Shivapuri is a protected zone situated on the northern rim of the Kathmandu valley( 2,732 m) . You can see the spectacular view of the Kathmandu valley & panoramic mountains. Most of the trek is through undisturbed thick oak forest. If you are lucky you may come across spotted deer, monkeys and jackals on the trail.
The hill at Nagarjun overlooks the famous Stupa of Swayambhunath known to many as monkey temple. The hilltop temple is thought to be the meditation place of the Buddhist Sage Nagarjun who visited the area while the Kathmandu valley was still a huge lake, there are number of meditation caves still to be seen on the hillside. The trail starts about one kilometer from Balaju on the road to Trisuli. Prepare to spend five to six hours walking.