Kathmandu Day Tours

Shivapuri hiking  is the ideal option for those who prefer comfortable day hike. Shivapuri, renowned for the watershed and wildlife, is the second highest hill that surrounds the Kathmandu valley.It   is second highest hill around kathmandu valley which is situated at an altitude of 2563m north of Kathmandu .  After breakfast at the hotel, we drive for about 20 minutes to Budhanikantha Temple, 8 kms north of Kathmandu. From Budhanilkantha we walk through Shivapuri conservation area. This is the Government protected forest where over 500 species are found. We start our hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check post is located. Nagi Gumpa situated at an altitude of 2330 m north of Kathmandu and above Budhanilkantha Temple is only Monastery for the Nuns practice Buddhism and foreigners often come there for meditation. It is a steep uphill hike through narrow and dusty trail for about half an hour and two hours gradual uphill trial to Shivapuri. After lunch and strolling around from sometime , we take a short cut down hill trail to Kopan for about two hours and drive back to Kathmandu.

 Highlights – Discover various species of birds, mesmerizing panoramic view, religious place for the Hindu and Buddhists


Facts of Trekking

Starting Point-Budhanilkantha

Ending Point –Kopan

Tour Grading – Easy

Duration – 8 Hrs

Places Covers – Budhanilkantha,Nagi Gumpa,Shivapuri national park & Kopan



Itineraries for Day Tours

  • 07. 00:  Breakfast
  • 07.30:  Pick up from hotel for day tour
  • 12. 00:  Lunch in Sivapuri Hill enjoying beautiful backdrop of Himalaya and Kathmandu Valley
  • 17.00:17.30:  Sunset in Sivapuri
  • 18.00:  Drive back to kathmandu