Being the closest national park hosting amazing views of the valley, Shivapuri National Park is one of the most loved hiking destinations around Kathmandu. The hike through the conservation area features flora and fauna in abundance which provides an exciting experience to the hikers. Famous for adventures like hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing, the conservation area is home to prominent sites like Nagi Gumba and Bagdwar.
The one day Shivapuri National Park Hike starts uphill from Budhanikantha, a temple with Lord Vishnu floating in the pond, heading towards the entrance of the national park. A check post of Nepal Army is located for the security of the national park where maps and guidelines are placed for help. The park is subtropical, lower temperature forest which consists of oak, Chir pine, and rhododendron trees. The trail consists of numbers of stone steps along with the flat trails amid the forest which makes the hike more exciting. Many waterfalls and small water outlets can be seen during the trek along with the exotic sounds of various birds. One of the highlights of the hike is the visit to Bagdwar, which is the starting point of the holy Bagmati River that is worshipped by the Hindu devotees. Another notable attraction is Nagi Gumba, the only monastery inside the conservation area where nuns practice Buddhism. A swift hike downhill through Tarebhir takes the hikers to Sundarijal, where a beautiful waterfall awaits the hikers. The hike ends with a taste of the local food in Sundarijal, fulfilling the hikers from every aspect.
Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition is one of the best hike organizers in Nepal since 2016. We offer our clients a number of facilities and services as per their need. The services include transportation, food, first aid, and recreational activities to make the hike more fun and exciting for our customers.