Shivapuri hike and Budhanilkanth Temple Tour - 1 day

Shivapuri hike and Budhanilkanth Temple Tour - 1 day


Shivapuri Hike and Budhanilkanth Temple Tour is an amazing day tour that lets you hike to the Shivapuri Peak at 2,732m to admire the stunning view of Kathmandu valley and towering peaks, including the Langtang range. You will visit Budhanilkantha temple, a prominent Hindu pilgrimage site that features the sleeping Buddha. Hike through one of the popular hiking trails in Kathmandu to Nagi Gumpa and Bagdwar. 

Start this mesmerizing journey with a short drive to Budhanilkantha. You'll enjoy a fully guided tour with a local guide to the peak of Shivapuri. Visit Budhanilkantha temple and make your way through a forested trail to the peak. En-route visit Nagi Gumpa and Bagdwar. You will hike for 4-5 hours and, in the end, drive back to your hotel from Budhanilkantha.

Budhanilkantha Temple

Popular Hindu pilgrimage site, Budhanilkantha temple

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The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

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Trip Highlights

  • Easy and popular hike to Shivapuri peak
  • Enjoy superb views of Kathmandu and mountain ranges, including the Langtang range.
  • Encounter a wide variety of flora and fauna in the Shivapuri National Park.
  • Visit a popular Hindu pilgrimage site, Budhanilkantha temple, and pay homage to a large reclining statue of Lord Mahavishnu.
  • Visit Nagi monastery and gain insight into the daily lifestyle of the nuns there.

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Visit Budhanilkanth, Nagi Gumpa and Hike to Shivapuri Peak and Back

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Visit Budhanilkanth, Nagi Gumpa and Hike to Shivapuri Peak and Back

Nagi Gumpa

Nagi Gumpa

We will pick you up from your hotel at 8 am and drive you to Budhanilkantha, the gateway to Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. It takes about 20 minutes to reach there from Thamel. We will pay homage to Budhanilkantha Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Mahavishnu. You will see a reclined huge statue of Lord Vishnu there. Hike from Pani Muhan gate to Shivapuri Hill through a tree-lined trail. The hiking trail lets you traverse the motorable national park road to reach Nagi Gumpa.

Shivapuri Hiking

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

Nagi Gumpa, on the lap of Shivapuri forest, is the only monastery where nuns practice Buddhism. On the way, you can enjoy the splendid view of Kathmandu Valley. The next section of the hike takes you to Bhagdwar and, finally, the peak. Continue the steep uphill hike to Shivapuri. After walking for about 4 hours, you will finally reach the peak. Rest for a while, taking in the stunning view of Kathmandu valley and the Langtang range. We will slowly descend to Budhanilkantha. Our beautiful hike to the Shivapuri peak ends here. Your driver will take you to your hotel.



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Charlie Johnston
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Mar 14, 2022

Budhaniklakntha Temple Tour

It was a great day tour. We hiked to the Shivapuri Peak at 2,732m via a beautiful forested trail. Kathmandu is blessed with natural teasure. You can literally enjoy Himalayan views from the hill station around this city. In this tour, I enjoyed beautiful views of the mountains from Shivapuri peak. Must do short adventure in Kahtmandu.
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