This is one of the popular hiking trails in Kathmandu which offers, peaceful jungle walks, nature and wildlife experience, Buddhist monastery for nuns, magnificent views of Kathmandu valley and Himalayas.
Shivapuri is the second highest hill in Kathmandu valley after Pulchwoki hill and is one of the closest national park to the Kathmandu valley.After having breakfast at your hotel, we drive for about 20 minutes to Budhanilakantha and start hiking through the Shivapuri conservation area. Along the way, we will spot wildlife and lush vegetation. We will visit Nagi gomba which is a monastery for nuns and sometimes foreigners. After this monastery, we will hike about two hours uphill ascending to the top of Shivapuri hill which gives the best views on this hike. On the way back, we follow the shortcut route downhill to Kopan Monastery. High Himalayan Trekking organizes a private day hiking trip to our clients anytime throughout the year.
All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.
Duration: 1 Day
Price: $50 USD
Destination: Shivapuri hill
Average Hiking: 6-7 hrs/day
Program Type: Guided Day Hike
Best Season: Anytime
Geography: Countryside, Forests, Mid hills, unique culture, villages
Max. Altitude: 2,700m
Min. Altitude: 1,350m
Starting Point: kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Special Interest: Children tour, Culture, Environmental education, photography, senior tours, single tour, tradition, villages, wildlife, adventure, Spirituality
Day 01 : Drive to Budhanilakantha and start hiking to Shivapuri and come back via Kapan Monastery - 7 hrs
If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.
We can organize this activity anytime. However, going during 1 is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|10 December 201810.12.2018||10 December 201810.12.2018||$50 USD||Book|
|17 December 201817.12.2018||17 December 201817.12.2018||$50 USD||Book|
|24 December 201824.12.2018||24 December 201824.12.2018||$50 USD||Book|
|31 December 201831.12.2018||31 December 201831.12.2018||$50 USD||Book|
|07 January 201907.01.2019||07 January 201907.01.2019||$50 USD $43 USD||Book|
|14 January 201914.01.2019||14 January 201914.01.2019||$50 USD $43 USD||Book|
|21 January 201921.01.2019||21 January 201921.01.2019||$50 USD $43 USD||Book|
|28 January 201928.01.2019||28 January 201928.01.2019||$50 USD $43 USD||Book|
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.
Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.
You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:
You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Tourist visa extension facility:
No visa required for:
Dos and Donts:
Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.
Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.
|Narayanhiti Durbar Museum||Rs. 500||Rs. 250||Rs. 100|
|Kathmandu Durbar square||Rs. 750||Rs. 150||free|
|National Museum Chhauni||Rs. 200||Rs. 25||Rs. 20|
|Patan Durbar Square||Rs. 500||Rs. 100||free|
|Patan Museum||Rs. 250||Rs. 25||Rs. 10|
|Patan Golden Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 20||free|
|Mahabouddha Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||free|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 500||free|
|National Art Museum, Bhaktapur||Rs. 100||Rs. 50||Rs. 20|
|Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)||Rs. 200||Rs. 50||free|
|Bouddhanath Stupa||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||free|
|Pashupatinath Temple||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000||free|
|Changu Narayan Temple||Rs. 100||Rs. 25||free|
|Ethnographic Museum, NTB||Rs. 200||Rs. 100||Rs. 30|
You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.
Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Equipment list for day tours
Usually you should need these things while you are in Nepal with you for a cultural day tours, day hiking or short village tours around Kathmandu or Pokhara.