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Shivapuri Trek (Budhanilkanta - Nagarkot 5 days )

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Trip Highlights

Duration: 05 Days

Type of Trek: Tea House/Camping

Max Altitude: 2563 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Grade: Easy

The Shivapuri trek is a short and comfortable trek located just 20 minutes drive from Kathmandu. Shivapuri is the second highest hill surrounding Kathmandu Valley situated at an elevation of 2563m. Shivapuri Trek illustrates a typical rural Nepal and culture of of Tamang people, with some magnificent views of Himalayan ranges. The trekking area now partly falls under Shivapuri National Park perimeter, the newest national park in Nepal, with rich watershed system and wildlife.

The trail goes along pine and cherry forest up to Nangi Gompa a nunnery monastery. Beyond the monastery, the trail goes steeply uphill through oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest for another three hours. Enjoy the beauty of snowy Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung, Dorji Lhakpa on the route. You have 2 options to round off the Shivapuri trek; you can either end your trek at Nagarkot or at Dhulikhel. 

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha (Narayanthan) takes about 25 minutes and trek from Budhanilkantha to Shivapuri Lekh (Baghdwar) takes approximately four and half hours.

Day 02: Trek from Shivapuri Lekh (2523m.) to Dhap via Chisapani takes about five hours.

Day 03: Trek from Dhap to Nagarkot takes approximately five and half hours.

Day 04: Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours.

Day 05: Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti takes approximately four and half hours and then drive from Panauti to Kathmandu takes about one and half hours.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha (Narayanthan) takes about 25 minutes and trek from Budhanilkantha to Shivapuri Lekh (Baghdwar) takes approximately four and half hours.

You camp for the night.

Day 02: Trek from Shivapuri Lekh (2523m.) to Dhap via Chisapani takes about five hours.

This day you start your trek on a plain trail for about 1 hour. The mountains greet you from the northern side (left side) and you hike slowly to gain height. The summit of the hill welcomes you with a fascinating view. From here the way leads through forest and 3 hours of flat trail which takes you to Chisapani. The route you follow is quite smooth and you can observe numerous green hills and villages at some distance. Moreover, you head along the path through forests where you can enjoy the delightful sounds of chirping birds. Dhap is an uncultivated field surrounded by beautiful forests. You camp for the night.

Day 03: Trek from Dhap to Nagarkot takes approximately five and half hours.

Your trek to Chauki Bhanjag takes about 2 and half hours. You continue the charming trail leading you toward Nagarkot. Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destinations. It commands sweeping views of the Himalayas. Five of the world's ten highest peaks, Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu and Manaslu are visible from here. Nagarkot is also a popular spot to watch the sunrise and sunset. The snow peaks look especially gorgeous during sunset and sunrise. Nagarkot, surrounded by terraced hillsides and picturesque farm houses, is the epitome of an idyllic escape – with only the wind and the sound of rustling leaves to disturb you. Bird watching is a joy in the forests here. You camp for the night.

Day 04: Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours.

After experiencing the magic of Nagarkot, you are guided along the hiking trails to Dhulikhel. As you approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich bird life unfolds before you. You camp for the night.

Day 05: Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti takes approximately four and half hours and then drive from Panauti to Kathmandu takes about one and half hours.

From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From there the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. It then climbs again through pine woods past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before you reach the hill of Namo Buddha. Namo Bouddha situated at an elevation of 1750m is a very important Buddhist Pilgrimage site located in Kavre District about 38 km east of Kathmandu. You then drive back to Kathmandu.

The Trip includes following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • One trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) or Camping camping arrangements during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation
  • Insurance and equipment's for the guide and porter
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

Clients Reviews

Beautiful trip

(5/5)

Beautiful trip through Shivapuri National Park. Our guide Karmajit was knowledgable, friendly and good at cards. Porter Ganesh did flirty work on his first trek. A fantastic introduction to trekking in the Himalayas and we will definitely return for a greater challenge.

Ben Craven- Wikinson &
Lewis
United Kingdom
05/11/2010

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