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Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

Destination: Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park 

Highlights:

  • At easy access from Kathmandu
  • Treks and hikes from day to week along the Kathmandu valley rim.
  • Easy treks and hike from Kathmandu.
  • Options of teahouse, resorts and camping trek.
  • View of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal Himal and Rolwaling
  • Cultural encounter of both Hindu and Buddhist practices.

Best time:

Winter season

Accommodation:

No accommodation facility after entering the National park's gate

Transportation:

You can reach to main Shivapuri gate by walking around 20 minutes from Budhanilkhantha, or about 15 minutes walk from Sundarijal after getting out from the bus.

Description:

The northern part of the Kathmandu Valley rises to the sprawling forests of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, upgraded to national park status in 2002 to protect the valley’s main water source, as well as 177 species of birds and numerous rare orchids. This is one of the last areas of primary woodland left in the valley, and the forest is alive with monkeys, and maybe even leopards and bears. 

The park is split into two distinct zones by the roads running north from Kathmandu. The bulk of the park lies immediately north of Budhanilkantha, on the trekking route to Helambu, but there's a second forested zone, the erstwhile Rani Ban, uphill from Balaju on the road towards Trisuli Bazaar, encircling 2095m Nagarjun Hill.