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 that begins from Budhanilkantha presents to trekkers splendid sights of the central and eastern mountain ranges, breathtaking sunrises and sunsets 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 as the 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.
Duration: 04 Days
Type of Trek : Tea House/Camping
Max Altitude: 2563 m.
Minimum Pax: 1 +
Mode of travel: Land Transportation
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Budhanilkantha (
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
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 04: Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours
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 birdlife unfolds before you. You camp for the night.
Day 05: Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti
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 NamoBuddha. Namobouddha 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.
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