About Shivapuri National Park Day Hike
Located closer to Kathmandu valley, Shivapuri day hiking is popular as an absolute choice to get just away from the valley and its lifestyle in order to shift into a country life. A newly established national park closest to Kathmandu valley offers a vast range of flora and fauna. The serene and deep and dense forest has been a dominant shelter to a great variety of wildlife including some of the endangered species.
Buddhanilkantha, an incarnated holy shrine of Lord Vishnu, a popular Hindu pilgrimage site is the commencing point of this hiking after half an hour drive from The notable attraction of Budhanilkantha is a huge sleeping shrine of lord Vishnu in the pond. Hundreds of Hindu devotees go to this pilgrimage site every day. Then the hikers will ascend to the Shivapuri hill passing a renowned Buddhist monastery, then through the deep and serene forest and you can enjoy an absolutely astonishing view of the Langtang and Mustang and the proud Manaslu at the same time. Besides, there are a number of vantage points for Mountain View on the trail. The hill is also a mine for fresh and clean drinking water. It is the water supplier to the Kathmandu valley. Your descent next to the holy Bagmati River takes us to the alluring viewpoint of Nagarkot on the edge of the Kathmandu valley.
Most significantly, this trek is famous for rich insights into Buddhist and Hindu cultures, alluring and panoramic views of Langtang and Manaslu and a great deal of species of wildlife and woods.