Shivapuri Day Hike

Price starts from

USD 100

Start & End Point



Private transport


4-6 hours walking

Max Altitude




Trip Grade


Best Time

January to June & August to December


Meet your guide at 8 am in your hotel (You should have your breakfast by then) and a short drive to Budhanilkantha from where your hike begins. After check-in formalities done by my guide, you head up towards Shivapuri through the pleasant forest trail. There are opportunities to see deer, monkeys, wild boars, and many kinds of birds. After reaching the first ridge the. The trail leads left towards the Nagi Gumba where you can find a tea shop to have tea/coffee. Then continue up toward a Kharka which is a rest place from where you can see the Himalayas and countryside. Then the trail drops down to the Budhanilkanth which is pretty steep. After descending your car will take you back to your hotel.

It is a big day but really a great hike. There are no restaurants along the way so you need to carry pack lunch, water bottles, and enough energy bars.


    Transport from your hotel to the starting point and transport back
    English speaking guide 
    National park entrance permits 


    Lunch or snacks
    Drinking water
    Hiking poles and your personal gear

Date & Cost

Useful info

Things to carry while hike to Shivapuri
1. 4 liters of water

2. Pack lunch, energy bars and snacks

3. Hiking poles, sun hat, warm hat (if you are hiking in the winter), waterproof pants and jackets

4. Raincoat as per the weather 

5. Walking stick

Frequently Asked Question

It is up to you. But we suggest you start before 9 am. This way we can finish your hike by 4pm. 

This is just a day hike near Kathmandu so you can hike any time of the year. However, for the best views you can plan this hike in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to December).

No there is no restaurant when we start hiking. There is a small tea shop where we can buy a cup of tea. Please bring your own snacks and energy bars.

This is an easy hike. But still, a few stones steep to climb up and down on the way. 

Yes, if you want and if you are fit you can hike up to Shivapuri peak which is 28 KM in total. It is tough hike but great experience. 

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