Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, Kathmandu Valley

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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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  • The gate closes at 4pm, so get there before 4pm. Entrance fee varies according to nationality. The walk up is not too difficult and scenery is beautiful. The nunnery on the hill top is a must visit.  more »
  • We visited the park in Mid March, wanting to get out of the city for a day and get some views of the Himalayas. On arrival at the park gate, we learnt that we'd need to pay for a guide, which was fine...  more »
  • Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park is excellent for Short as well as long treks. For new trekkers like me it was an excellent experience.  more »
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  • Its very beautiful place. It has lots of place for wonder pictures to be taken. Those seekers of natural peace and beauty must check this place out. I special recommend dipping your feet in those chilling ponds , its so fun. The water there is always cool. I also suggest the new photographers who want to prove there skills go there and shoot pics.
  • Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park is one of best day out locations to escape from crowd, pollution and noises of Kathmandu valley. It has several hiking trails ranging from shorter of less than 3 hours to longer of a day long hiking from simple to complex in terms of accessibility. During the hiking, it would provide you with the wonderful experience of jungle hiking with views and sounds of birds, and wonderful panorama view of Kathmandu valley.
  • Really nice and quiet place in contrast to Kathmandu! However, the way to the peak is definitely a challenge, we did not make it all the way due to a heavy storm that came up. BE AWARE: At the entrance of the park, close to the ticket counter, a guy told us we have to get a guide to be able to enter the park. He showed us the notice, see the picture, which looks slightly official as he was clever enough to add the Tourism Department's logo. However, this is just a trick and there is no need for a guide!! So don't get fooled. It's a really nice place to wander around just by yourself and enjoy the nature sounds :)
  • Probably the best place to hike in the Kathmandu valley. Hiking is the best option if your priority is to see animals, birds and beauty of hills and views of mountains. The mountain ranges you can see from the top will be worth your efforts. You will have to ask around to find the best place to view those ranges.
  • A best place to spend peaceful time. Some popular hiking routes have made this way more better. But the jungle is dense .locals believe that even tigers are seen in this region sometimes but cheetah and bears are said to be found occasionally. One can easily spend a day or two easily.
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