Shivapuri Hiking - 5 Days

Shivapuri Hiking is easy walking tour around Kathmandu valley. It is the best way to know Nepalese village lifestyle and culture with close to natural environment. Similarly the hiking trail passes through Shivapuri National Park which is the home of many birds, animals, plants, butterflies and water resources. Additionally, hike into the Shivapuri jungle gives coolest experience with views of Kathmandu valley to the south. Starting from the view point of Kakani, this hiking ends at Panauti, a beautiful valley to the south east of Kathmandu. Shivapuri Hiking passes through villages, farming lands, jungle, small bazars and forest.

Highlights of Shivapuri Hiking

  • Village of Kakani with mountain views
  • Hiking along the Shivapuri National Parks
  • Birds, animals and butterflies inside national park
  • Views from Nagarkot, Dhulikhel and Namobuddha
  • Cultural experience of countryside of Nepal
  • Easy and exotic walking trail

Shivapuri hiking is special walking tour for nature lover. The Shivapuri hiking begins from Kakani and ends at Panauti. Kakani is an ideal site to explore and discover Nepalese village lifestyle and culture with panoramic views of Himalayas. The hiking trails falls maximum length at Shivapuri National Park.

The Shivapuri Hiking tour offers astounding views of gigantic peaks and passes through the dense forest of Shivapuri National Park. One can explore the diverse species of flora and faunas. As the trek passes through the small villages, it helps to introduce a trekker to rural cultures and traditions and culture. So this nature hike is consider as the best hiking in Nepal.

Nagarkot is a well-liked spot for surveillance the sunrise and sunset. It is a village having comprehensive view of Nepal’s signature eastern mountains. Catching the first rays of sun and watching all the birds return to their nest at the end of the day is one of the rejuvenate experiences that can be captured here. The distinctive aura that this view brings in one’s life is an invaluable life time.

Best Season for Shivapuri Hiking

Shivapuri Hiking can be done in all the seasons throughout the year. However, spring and autumn are considered as the best season. In these seasons climate is favorable and scenarios are mesmerizing over the clear sky. In the monsoon, heavy rain affects the trekking and it may feel quite miserable. In the winter it’s raining all the day which may disturb your hiking. There are so few trekkers in the months of winter and monsoon so if you want to trek alone, you must choose these seasons.

How hard is Shivapuri Hiking?

Shivapuri Hiking is an easy hike near Kathmandu valley. It can be done by all the trekkers of any age groups. Shivapuri hill lies near Kathmandu valley and also easily accessible by bus. For small or big group, private or group joining all kinds of trip is possible. The hiking is easy with exciting views to experience the close of nature.

Day 1
Kakani to Shivapuri (2729m) approximately 4 to 5 hours

you will have to drive to Kakani and start the hike at 9 am from there to Shivapuri (2729m), the highest point of our trek. The panoramic view of the mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Range, Mt. Dorje Lakpa Mt. Shishapangma, Mt. Gaurishankar and many more from the top of Shivapuri is simply awe inspiring. Standard hotel will serve the lodges and food.

Day 2
Shivapuri to Chisapani (2194m) approximately 6 to 7 hours,

we wake up early in the morning to see the sun rise over the snowcapped mountains. After the breakfast, we start our trek to Chisapani (2194m). We walk for about four hours to Chisapani. The views of mountains from this point are spectacular. Overnight at Guesthouse, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

Day 3
Chisapani to Nagarkot (2195m) approximately 6 hours,

Today we start our trek to Nagarkot (2175m). Nagarkot is very well known for its fantastic mountain views. It is so close from Kathmandu- just an hours’ drive from the city yet it is far from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The sunrise and sunset view from this point is fabulous. With fresh air and peaceful atmosphere, Nagarkot is a place to relax your mind and body. It is an opportunity to escape the hectic hours of life to experience the beauty of nature, the beauty of Nepal.

Day 4
Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1440m) approximately 5 hours,

we wake up early for the sun rise view. After the glorious sunrise, we have our breakfast and get ready for a hiking to Dhulikhel. We have to follow the jungle trail, off road, fine road then we will reach to banepa after that Dhulikhel. An impressive vista of the snowy central Himalayas is visible in the backdrop of the gentle hills. Dhulikhel offers some of the splendid views of towering mountains. It can also be an opportunity to get some insights about local, their lifestyle and old Newari culture.

Day 5
Dhulikhel to Panauti (1400m) and then to Kathmandu

we will walk Dhulikhel to Panauti approximately 2 hours. Panauti is a Newari village stuck between the Punyamata and Roshi streams that forms the shape of a triangle with a serpent statue standing at each of its three corners to protect the village from floods. The three-tied Indreshwor Mahadev adds to the glory of this place. It is believed that the structure was raised there in 1294 AD, making it the oldest surviving Nepal. This shrine area at the sacred confluence is called the Kowari. Panauti village exploration the opportunity to come across the lovely temple and interesting old house. The fourteenth century wooden temple struts are just amazing. After exploring the Panauti village to its fullest, we drive back to Kathmandu.

Cost Include

  • Drive Kathmandu and Kakani
  • Shivapuri National Park Permit
  • Panauti to Kathmandu Transport
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • 05 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 05 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 04 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal
  • Our service charge and government taxes.

Cost Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu and during trekking
  • Extra Hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned here

Cost include for service trek

  • Farewell dinner
  • All government taxes, National Park entry fees TIMS (Please bring 2 passport size photos for TIMS & Permit)
  • Experience English speaking guide and support staff to carry your luggage (two guest = one porter (including their daily wages, life insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • Private car to sundarijal, Chagunarayan to Kathmandu.
  • Medical support: emergency first aid kit carried.

Cost Excludes for service trek

  • All food, drinks & hotels
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies),
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc.),
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Services not mentioned herein,

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