KATHMANDU VALLEY – SHIVAPURI HIKING VIA NAGI GUMPA – Shivapuri is the preserved national park situated at an altitude of 2,563 meter, north of Kathmandu city is the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley rim.
Shivapuri is the preserved national park situated at an altitude of 2,563 meter, north of Kathmandu city is the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley rim. This is the source of Holy River Bagmati and drinking water for Kathmandu valley. Shivapuri is a Government protected forest area where over 500 species of vegetation and different species of birds are found. NagiGumpa is one of the famous monasteries which is only for nuns and is situated at an altitude of 2,330 meter, where more than 200 nuns practice Buddhism and many Buddhism followers from the world come to practice Buddism. The trip starts from Kathmandu by surface driving to Budhanilakanth temple, the temple of Lord Vishnu sleeping on the ocean bed about 8 Km far and takes approx 20 to 30 minutes of driving. From Budhanilakanth temple hiking starts toward Shivapuri Hill via NagiGumpa, after crossing the army check point. At the beginning the hiking is step uphill for 30 minutes and gradual uphill afterward for more than two hours.
After lunch and visiting the area, we hike down for one and half hour back to Budhanilkanth a temple and drive back to Kathmandu.