Shivapuri Nagarjun Hiking

4 Days
  • Trip Code: Shivapuri Nagarjun Hiking
  • Trip Type: Hiking
  • Max. Altitude: 2732m
  • Travel Mode: Jeep.Car/Van

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 a 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.

Trip Code Shivapuri Nagarjun Hiking
Trip Duration 4 Days
Trip Type Hiking
Trip Grade Easy
Min Group Size 1
Max Altitude 2732m
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu
Best Season Feb-May & Sep-Dec
Transportaion Jeep.Car/Van
Meals All meals
Acommodation Lodges/Resorts

Drive through Nagarjun to Kakani (45 minutes / 2,066 m) from where we will start trekking. We will enter the National park and follow a bumpy road to get to Gurje Bhanjyang (1,800 m).

Hike to Shivapuri (2,732 m) and trek to Chisapani (2,194 m). Walk up early in the morning to see the sunrise over the white-mountains. Breakfast will be served about 7:00 AM. After breakfast, we will start our trek to Chisopani (2194m). It takes 4 hours. Wlk along the ridge between the Shivapuri watershed forest and the panoramic attraction of the Himalaya and overnight camping in Chisopani.

Walk between the village and forest, continue our journey to Nagarkot 2300m above the sea-level. This spot provides an excellent view of the sunset and Mount Everest can be seen on a clear day. O/N camping in Nagarkot.

Today, the trail will descend to Changunarayan after having morning breakfast. It will take about 2 hours. We will pass through terraced fields and local villages inhabitant by tamang and newar as well as green forest until ChanguNarayan, the oldest medieval Hindu temple in Nepal. Changunarayan Temple was built in the 4th century during the Licchavi King Mandev period. We will have lunch there and drive back to Kathmandu by private car. It will take about 1 hour.

Service Includes/Excludes

The cost of each trip differs as per the size of the group, choice of hotel, client’s interest of service and correction in our itinerary.

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Tour cost Include

Airport pick up drop service
Welcome dinner with trip briefing
All land transportation as per itinerary
Accommodation in Lodges during the Hiking
Food and accommodation and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
All necessary private Transportation
An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
Trip permit and all necessary paperwork

Tour Cost Exclude
Nepal entry visa:
International airfare
Accommodation & meals in Kathmandu
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
Personal trekking equipment and clothing
Tips for guides and porters


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