Shivapuri is a mountain in the north of Kathmandu valley. It falls inside Shivapuri Nagarjuna National Park. Very close to capital Kathmandu, Shivapuri is a dense forest with many wild animals and birds. It is very suitable for day hikes and or short treks to people who do not have much time to travel outside Kathmandu. Although close to Kathmandu, Shivapuri trek offers a great experience as you can view a great landscape and various snowcapped mountains during the trek. There are waterfalls, religious shrines and other places of interest in the trekking areas. You can also intermingle with various ethnic communities that settle in the brink of Kathmandu valley and enjoy their warm hospitality during the trek. Itineraries can be tailor made to suit your needs. Treks for as short as one day to over one week can be organised in Shivapuri and other mountains around Kathmandu. Here is a sample itinerary.
Shivapuri - Nargakot - Kathmandu (4 days)
Day 01: Drive to Budhanilkantha, base of Shivapuri (less than one hour), trek from Shivapuri to Chisapani via Sundarijal (5/6 hours) and trek overnight at lodge/camp.
Day 02: Trek from Chispani to Nargakot (5/6 hours), over night at resort/hotel/camp.
Day 03: Trek from Nargakot to Dhulikhel (5/6 hours), overnight at resort/hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur