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Shivapuri National Park Day Hike

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    What to Expect
    Take a full-day hike in Shivapuri National Park, located near Kathmandu. On this trip, you will observe the beauty of the area's lush surroundings as you hike to the top of the Shivapuri peak.

    In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel by your driver and guide. After 20 minutes of driving, you will arrive at the Budhanilkantha Temple, 5 miles (8 kilometers) north of Kathmandu. This temple is famous for the pond with a large statue of the reclining Vishnu.

    From Budhanilkantha, drive uphill to reach the gates of the Shivapuri National Park. This area is a government-protected forest where more than 500 species of animals are found.

    Start your hike from the southern boundary of the area. Be ready to climb stairs, as part of the trail consists of stone steps, leading you slowly but gently to the peak. On the way, pass Nagi Gumpa, the only monastery where nuns can practice Buddhism, and a place that foreigners often visit for meditation.

    It is a steep uphill hike along narrow trails that gradually lead up to Shivapuri. Continue on to pass by the starting point of the Bagmati River, and your surroundings will beckon you to rest and enjoy the beauty of the forest.

    Finally, you will reach the peak, located at an altitude of 8,963 feet (2,732 meters). From here, you can look out over toward the Langtang Mountain Range and enjoy lunch. Stroll around for a short time before taking a shortcut downhill and returning to Kathmandu.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    From your hotel in Kathmandu
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Lunch
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
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    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My trip was on June 2017, the weather was fine we got bits of rain and bits of sunshine! We were picked up from our hotel to the entrance of Shivapuri Park. There was two guides with us, the agency guide and a local guide they were extra friendly and made the whole journey
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    By: Great Wall Nepal
    Jamila H
    Amman, Jordan
    Unforgettable Day!
    My trip was on June 2017, the weather was fine we got bits of rain and bits of sunshine! We were picked up from
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    Keith R
    Olathe, Kansas
    Perfect Day!
    Very informative and interesting tour of Kathmandu - Great Wall Nepal did a great job. Our tour guide Shiva
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    Good agency for holiday programme in Nepal
    I have been in Nepal in August 2016, and my plan it was organised by this agency. The agency have organised
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    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Mostly Good but one not so good down
    We planned a 5 day trip in Nepal and booked through Great Wall before flying out and everything was sorted out
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    Arno v
    Breda, The Netherlands
    second trip with Great Wall Nepal
    Last November we went back to Nepal. And like 2 years ago we booked our trip with Great Wall. In our second week
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    tanja w
    Haarlem, The Netherlands
    from Kathmandu to Taplejung
    From the moment we left the airplane until the day we had to take it back to the Netherlands, the people from the
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    Michelle W
    Ottawa, Canada
    Great Way To Plan A Trip From Abroad!
    I hate planning. I hate planning a trip even more when I have never been to the place. Great Wall Nepal Pvt. Ltd
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    Houston, Texas
    Best transportation service
    I travelled to Nepal with my family and opted for transportation between Kathmandu and Chitwan through Great Wall
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