Shivapuri Trek

Shivapuri Trek
Shivapuri Trek

Trip Facts

5 Star
Jan 29, 2017
5 days
meters
1 people
Overland
Kathmandu
Kathmandu
Popular Hiking

Introduction:

The Shivapuri trek is the ideal option for those who prefer comfortable and short trek. Shivapuri, renowned for the watershed and wildlife, is the second highest hill that surrounds the Kathmandu valley.

This trek that begins from Budhanilkantha presents to the trekkers splendid sights of the central and eastern mountain ranges, breathtaking sunrise and sunset and the Nepali rural life. You have 2 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 of 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 landscape of the Shivapuri region.

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Shivapuri.
Day 2: Shivapuri to Dhap.
Day 3:Dhap to Nagarkot
Day 4: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel
Day 5: Dhulikhel to Namobuddha to Panauti to Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha by private car.
  • Panauti to Kathmandu by private car.
  • An English speaking government license holder trekking guide.
  • Twin bed room sharing tea house accommodation.
  • Everyday breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Park permit.

Cost Excludes

  • Bar bill like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Tips.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in cost includes.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Shivapuri.
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 2: Shivapuri to Dhap.
Trek from Shivapuri Lekh (2523m.) to Dhap via Chisapani takes about five hours. This day you start your trek on plain trail about 1 hour. The mountains greet you from northern side (left side) and you hike slowly to gain the height. The summit of the hill welcomes you with the fascinating sight. From here the way through forest and 3 hours flat trail lead you to Chisapani. The route you follow is quite smooth and you can observe the numerous green hills and villages at some distance. Moreover, you head along the path through forests where you can enjoy the chirping of birds. Dhap is an uncultivated field surrounded by beautiful forests. You camp for the night.

Day 3:Dhap to Nagarkot
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 trails leading you toward Nagarkot. Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destination. 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 the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty.An interesting 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. Nagarkot is also a popular spot to watch sunrise and sunset. The snow peaks look especially gorgeous during sunset and sunrise. Nagarkot, surrounded by terraced hillsides and picturesque farm houses, the hilltop resort 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 4: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel
Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours. After you have your share of 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 birdlife unfolds before you. You camp for the night.

Day 5: Dhulikhel to Namobuddha to Panauti to Kathmandu
Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti takes approximately four and half hours and 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 NamoBuddha. Namobouddha situated at an elevation of 1750m is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District about 38 km east of Kathmandu. You camp for the night.

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At the outset Mrs Jothi & I (we) would like to convey our heartfelt Namaste and thanks to you & your service.

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