About Shivapuri Hiking
Shivapuri is one of the closest hiking destinations near to the Kathmandu valley which offers the amazing views of scenic beauty, Langtang Himalayas and eye-catching views of Kathmandu valley. It is located in northern and northern west part of Kathmandu at the altitude of 2563 m. When you hike to the Shivpuri hill you have different choices to explore it, you can enjoy views, there you can see the origin of Bagmati River and more importantly there is Shivapuri National park where there are numerous species of flora and fauna.
As the fact reveal Shivapuri is world’s closest National park from the capital city, Kathmandu, which is also the second highest hill near to the Kathmandu valley. It is a short and easy trek that any aged people can explore the beauty of it. Hike to Shivpuri begins early in the morning riding through the vehicle about 30 min to Nagi Gumba. On reaching Guma you also can explore the Gumba and can learn about Buddhism and its ancient history. After that, you have to pass the permit before you enter the National Park. When you begin your hike then you will realize you have a worthy effort to explore the natural beauty. In the National park, there are more than 500 species of animal which have been preserved by the government. Your hike continues through the trail of beautiful rhododendron forests. Similarly, birds and monkeys in the way to the hill may give you the company which may not bother you walking.
Another fascinating feature of this hike is you also can explore the Budhanilkantha Temple, which lies at the northern part of Kathmandu, 8 km away. But we have to go by vehicle to reach the temple. After reaching upon the temple you can witness the statues of god and goddess. After this, you will be hiking up to the Shivapuri and make your journey more exciting. The breathtaking views of the valley and its surrounding definitely make your day. Similarly, you can take some snap of picture so that you can remember this place for a long period of time.