Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Kathmandu

#2 of 6 in Nature in Kathmandu Valley
National Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Trekkers and nature lovers flock to Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, a lush national park that boasts multiple hiking trails of various levels of difficulty. Only 12 km (7.4 mi) from Kathmandu, the expansive park feels like a different world, inhabited by leopards, rhesus monkeys, and Himalayan black bears, and home to a Buddhist monastery. The park also contains Shivapuri Peak; climb up the mountain's hundreds of steps to see panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley. The trails are well marked and maintained, with maps displayed near the entrance to the park; take a picture of one to bring with you and guide your hike. Put Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kathmandu travel route planner.
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  • lived in there for a year. loved the serenity and the view. from the top of the Shivpuri pick u can see a great view. loved the place always.  more »
  • The only remaining serene, natural and beautiful park within 15 kilometers from kathmandu centre. never miss.  more »
  • Quick getaway from the city, you can either way through the forward or go on a mountain cycle. The starting point is few kilometer from budhanilkantha temple. The trail is one of the easy trekking routes near Kathmandu and on a clear day you can see the Himalayas once you have crossed over to the other side of the mountain.
  • Nearest and one of the younger National park of Nepal from a crowded Kathmandu valley. Feel very natural with a bird eye view of Kathmandu valley. Anyone who wishes to do a short one day hiking this place and nearby route can be a best option. There are several places to eat local foods and drinks.

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