A day hiking to Shivapuri

Trip Overview

The hilltop of Shivapuri is situated at an altitude of 2563m. It lies in the northern side of Kathmandu and it is second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. This hilltop is also famous for a place called Baghdwar. It is believed to be the source of the holy Bagmati River. It is interesting to note that the water comes from the mouth of a golden statue of tiger at this place. We hike through the Government protected forest having more than 500 species to get to the top of the hill. To get to the hilltop, the trail generally ascends through the forest. We can opt to travel to the Shivapuri hill either via Nagi Gumba or directly via a different route.

Activities: Walking, Hiking and cultural and Historical Tours,
Location: Kathmandu- Shivapuri
Day Tours Trip Duration: 1 Day
Transportation: Private vehicle
Group Size: Minimum 1 people
Tour starts at: 10 am
Ends at: 4 pm
Trip Duration: 6 hours
Departure from: Dreams Garden Gate, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal (Please be there at 9.30 am)
We can also arrange for hotel pickups and drops upon request.



The journey begins from your hotel or the gate of the Dreams Garden in a private vehicle. The drive is towards the northern side of the valley. It takes around half an hour to reach to the Budhanilkantha temple. After looking at the temple and the stone carving of the Lord Bishnu (one of the prominent deity of Hindus) in water, we travel again in the vehicle towards the gate of Shivapuri conservational area. The area around the gate is also known as Muhanpokhari. From there, after getting the tickets to enter the area, we hike towards Nagi Gumba. The trail is via the jungle area with magnificent sceneries of the jungle. The journey is really peaceful. Upon reaching Nagi Gumba we rest for a while there. This Gumba is popular not only for the natives but also for foreigners as many foreigners often visit this place to do meditation. From Nagi Gumba, the trail further ascends via jungles until we finally reach Baghdwar. From Bagdwar, ascending via the stone staircase, we reach the hilltop of Shivapuri. From Shivapuri, magnificent view of the valley and different mountain ranges can be seen. This hilltop is also famous for bird-watching. After staying awhile at the top of this hill, we descend back from the same route that we had followed to get to the gate of the Shivapuri Conservational area. From there, we drive back to your hotel.

Cost Include & Excludes

Cost Includes:

  •     Air-conditioned private tourist vehicle.
  •     English Speaking Hostess.
  •     All permits and entrance fees along with governmental taxes
  •     Official expense


Cost Excludes:

  •     Alcoholic drinks and cold drinks.
  •     Items of a personal nature.
  •     Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  •     Tips for hostess and driver. (Tipping is expected).

We will organize this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us for your customized departure date.

Food & accommodation

On our day trip, all the foods will be available on local traditional restaurant in below US$5 cost. Before and after the trip,  accommodation will be your own but we can also manage accommodation for you upon your request.

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