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Kathmandu Shivapuri Trek
The Shivapuri trek is the ideal option for those who prefer a comfortable and short trek. Shivapuri, renowned for the watershed and wildlife, is the second highest hill that surrounds the Kathmandu valley.
This trek begins in Budhanilkantha and offers splendid views of the central and eastern mountain ranges, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets and a glimpse into Nepali rural life. You have two options to round off the Shivapuri trek: you can either end your trek at Nagarkot or at Dhulikhel. The village of Nagarkot presents marvelous views of the mountain ranges as well as the entire Kathmandu valley. The advantage of this trek is that it can done throughout the year with each season bringing in a different flavor and color to the landscape of the Shivapuri region.
Your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport(TIA) and you will be met by our airport representative then transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at Hotel.
The drive from Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha (Narayanthan) takes about 25 minutes. The trek from Budhanilkantha to Shivapuri Lekh (Baghdwar) takes approximately four and a half hours. You camp for the night.
The trek from Shivapuri Lekh (2523m.) to Dhap via Chisapani takes about five hours. The day starts on a fairly level trail for the first hour. The mountains greet you from the northern side (left side) as you hike slowly to gain elevation. The summit of the hill welcomes you with beautiful views. From here the trail leads you through forest and after thrree hours of flat trail you arrive in Chisapani. The route you follow is quite smooth and you can observe the numerous green hills and villages in the distance. Moreover, as you head along the path through forests you can enjoy the chirping of birds. The village of Dhap is surrounded by beautiful forests. You camp for the night.
The trek from Dhap to Nagarkot takes approximately five and a half hours. Your trek to Chauki Bhanjag takes about two and half hours. You continue on the charming trails leading you toward Nagarkot. Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destinations. In the clear weather the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet you with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty. A winding trail takes you to the hill retreat of Nagarkot, perched on a ridge 32 km east of Kathmandu. 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. You camp for the night.
Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours. As you approach Dhulikhel, an array of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife unfolds before you. You camp for the night.
The trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti takes approximately four and half hours, and the 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.
Departure for home.
Planning your trek
Upper Mustang Region