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.
  • Places around shivapuri national park is so good. Amazing nature beauty so much refreshment we can get. Birds chirping sound is mesmerizing.
  • Awesome place to refresh from daily routine. quick to go n come in a day. Soothing air n cool water streams n falls. but better wear good shoes to prepare to walk!
  • Not far from the city but far enough to be away from it's chaos. Well placed, full of nature, serene, peaceful. Awesome view of the valley. Conserved by army, so it's secure and well managed. It's a good place for weekend plans.
  • It is amazing place during monsoon with hazy fog and wet land, I have seen wild boar but only during g morning time. Walk will be great with steep steps
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