Hike to Shivapuri, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel to Panauti

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Trip Details
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Easy
  • Group Size: 2 - 12 Pax
  • Highest Altitude on Trek: 2732m
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The shivapuri lekh forms the northern rim of the Kathmandu. valley. The slopes provide much of the city’s drinking water and the forests here constitute a protected zone for the reason. The highest point of the ridge at 2732m. it provides a stunning view of the city and its outskirts. Much of the trek through unspoiled old grown forests of oak, rhododendron and beech. You may be lucky enough to spot deer, monkeys or jackal along the way.

Flora and Fauna
The forests of Helambhu region and Langtang area prime example of temperate and sub alpine vegetation. The dense oak and pine forests on the trail of particular interest. As usual , the rhododendrons from a spectacular display during the spring.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. and Transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu.

Day 03:Kathmandu. - SHIVAPURI (2732 MTR) 5 to 6hrs


Day 05: DHAP – NAGARKOT(2163M)5 TO 6HRS



Day 08: PANAUTI TO Kathmandu. BY BUS

Day 09: Free day at Kathmandu

Day10: Tour Ends

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel in kathmandu.
Upon  arrival in Kathmandu. Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. The drive from the airport to the hotel is around 20 minutes. 

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu or self sight seeing tour ( option are)
Hanumandhoka ( Kathamdnu Durbar Square ):It is the historic seat of royalty. The Durbar Square , with its old  temples and palaces, epitomizes the religious and cultural life of people. It is here that kings of Nepal are crowned and their coronations solemnized. Interesting things to see here are, Taleju temple built by king Mahendra  Malla in 1954 AD, the temple of Kal Bhairab , the god of destruction, Nautale durbar, the statue of King Pratap Malla, the big drum and the Jaganath temple. It was listed in the UNESCO world heritage monument list in 1979.

On the right hand corner, a large wooden lattice screen hides an enormous gilded face of Sweta Bhairab. The screen is removed only during the Indra  Jatra festival.. there are also the Numismatic museum and Tribhuban museum inside the Hanuman Dhoka palace building . Photography is prohibited inside the museums. Both the mseums remain closed on Tuesday and government holidays.

Swoyambhunath ( Monkey temple)

This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas. It is said to be 2,000 years old. Painted on the four sides of the spire’s base are the all seeing eyes of Lord Budhha. It is 3Km west of Kathmandu city and it situated on a hillock about 77 m commands an excellent view of the Valley. This stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal . It was listed in the UNSCO world  Heritage Monument List in 1979.

Day 03: Kathmandu. - SHIVAPURI (2732 MTR) 5 to 6hrs
Drive from Kathmandu. to Budhanilikantha, site of a huge monolithic statue of Lord Vishnu, one of the valley’s most photographed sites. From here trail ascents into the Shivpuri hills. Pass the interesting monastery(Nagi Gompa) and climb uphill through lush oak and rhododendron forests to Shivapuri where we camp for the nights.

An uphill climb of 45 minutes takes us to the top of Shivapuri. from the ridge there are fabulous Himalayan mountain views ranging from Everest to Manaslu. The trail gradually descent through beautiful forests with different kinds of birds and flowers. From the camp site there are good view of mountain and Kathmandu. Valley.

Day 05: DHAP – NAGARKOT(2163M)5 TO 6HRS
An interesting trail takes us to the hill retreat of Nagarkot, perched on a ridge 32 km east of Kathmandu. It commands sweeping views of the Himalayas. Five of the world’s ten highest peaks, Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu and Manaslu are visible from here. Nagarkot is also a popular spot to watch sunrise and sunset.

The trail climbs up to the tower of Nagarkot. From the tower there are excellent views of mountain including view of Mt Everest and Kahmandu valley. Trail descends through rhododendron forest and villages to Dhulikhel. In a clear day there are excellent view of eastern Himalaya.

Trail ascent steeply through forest to the ridge. From the ridge there are good views of mountain and valley. The trail passes many villages and terrace to reach to Namoboudha. There are some interesting Tibetan monastery.

Day 08: PANAUTI TO Kathmandu. BY BUS
Explore the city of panauti and visit temples of this ancient city than take a bus ride to Bhaktapur city. at the evening return back to kathmandu.

Bhaktapur durbar Squares:

The Golden Gate is the entrance to the main courtyard of the Palace of 55

Windows, built by King Ranjit Malla. The gate is one of the most beautiful

and richly carved specimens of its kind in the entire world. This gate is

embellished with deities and monsters with marvelous intricacy. The palace

of 55 Window was built in 1700 AD. Among the brick walls in their gracious

setting and sculptural design, is a balcony of 55 windws. This balcony is a

masterpiece of wood carving. The stone temple of Batsala Devi which is also

located in the Durbar Square is full of intricate carvings. This temple also

sets a beautiful example of Shikhara style architecture in Nepal . There is a

bronze bell on the terrace of the temple which is also known as the Bell of

Barking Dogs. This colossal bell, placed in 1737 AD, used to ring to signal

curfew those days.

The main square of the city contains innumerable temples and other

architectural showpieces like the Lion Gate, the statue of King Bhupatindra

Malla, the Picture Galley, the Batsal Temple , etc. A magnificent statue of

King Bhupatindra Malla in the act of worship is placed on the column facing

the palace. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument list in


Day 09: Free day in Kathmandu or self sight seeing tour ( option are)

Boudhanath stupa

Boudhanath Stupa (or Bodnath Stupa) is the largest stupa in Nepal and the

holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet . It is the center of Tibetan

culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism. The stupa is located in

the town of Boudha , on the eastern outskirts of Kathmandu .


Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions;

various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its

construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959

Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centers of

Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and

meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular

tourist site.

Pashupatinath Temple :

Situated 5km east of kathamandu, the temple of Lord Shiva , Pashupatinath,

with two tired golden roof and silver door is considered one of the holiest

for Hindus. Although only Hindus are allowed inside the temple, visitors can

clearly see the temple and the activites performed in the Temple premises

from the eastern bank of the Bagmati river. The Temple was listed in the

UNESCO world heritage Monument List in 1979


The ancient city of Patan , lying 5 km southwest of kathmandu, is known as the city of fine arts, The city is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist

monuments. The diversity of the medieval culture that allowed both Hinduism and Buddhism to flourish has left a rich legacy of impressive sightseeing in this city for today’s visitors.

Patan Durbar Square:

Situated in the heart of the city, constitutes the focus of visitor’s

attraction. The square is full of ancient palaces, Temple and shrines, noted for their exquisite carvings. The Patan durbar Square consist of three main chowks or countryards, the Central Mul Chowk, Sundari Chowk and Keshar narayan Chowk, The Sundari Chowk holds in its center a masterpiece of stone architecture. The Royal Bath called Tushahity. It was listed in the UNESCO world Heritage Monument list in 1979

Day10: Tour Ends

What’s Included

  • Airport Pickup and Drop by private transport
  • All the trekking transfer by private transport
  • 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel ( centrally located, attach bathroom , hot and cold shower)
  • 4 nights sleeping  in tent
  • 2 night accomodation at hotel during the trek ( attach bath room and hot and cold shower)
  • All the meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Trek Permit & National Park permit
  • All  the camping equipment  such as sleeping tent, Dinning tent, kitchen tent, Toilet tent, sleeping mattress, Sleeping Bag and  Kitchen Equipment etc.)
  • An experience trekking  guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), Trekking cook, kitchen helper, sherpa and necessary number of porter  and their meal/accommodation/transportation/salary/insurance/equipments are included in price

What’s not Included

  • Personal bar bill, travel insurance/International airfare/Domestic airfare.
  • Items of personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, tips etc.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 40 (duration 60 days from date of issue)- Available at Royal Nepalese Embassies and Royal Nepalese Consulates abroad or on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Sight seeing tour around kathmandu valley and all the entrance fees for temple of kathmandu valley
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