Budhanilkantha Temple and Shivapuri national park is the one of the best place to explore the Hindu pilgrims site of Nepal’s and the most fascinating Buddhist and Hindu religious sites with a moderate forests hike during one day trip from Kathmandu. Travel to Budhanilkantha, where you’ll visit the sacred site of sleeping deity Vishnu on the water. Then take a moderate hike through the idyllic woodlands of Shivapuri National Park to Nagi Gompa. This Buddhist monastery sits astride a majestic hilltop location, offering magnificent views of Kathmandu Valley while on the hike.
Budhanilkantha Shivapuri National park day hiking starts from the Northern town of Kathmandu called Budhanilkantha which is famous Hindu pilgrim site. Then the hike leads towards uphill to Nagi Gompa (2330M) where Nuns practicing Buddhism can be seen which would be the best part of the hiking. Then the trail goes more upward towards Shivapuri Peak (2730M), the top of Shivapuri National Park and second highest place close to Kathmandu Valley.
Budhanilkantha Shivapuri national park day hiking goes through the northern side of Kathmandu valley starting from Budanilkantha which is famous Hindu & Buddhist pilgrim site. As we start doing uphill we can feel the fresh air and the chirping birdsong. As we reach the dense territory we can enjoy the chirping birds and breezing pine song. After reaching the Nagi Gompa we spend some time there observing, doing meditation and launch. Excellent landscape view of Kathmandu valley can be seen on the clear days from there. The trail goes straight upward towards Shivapuri peak (2730M). Panoramic view of Himalaya can be seen from there on clear days and we have a crystal clear view of Gaurishankar, Langtang, Ganesh Himal & Manaslu. Trail descends down after exploring Shivapuri Peak.
This hiking day tour is interesting religious sites to Budhanilkantha, the site of the sleeping Hindu god Vishnu. Enjoy a moderate hike through Shivapuri National Park with your guide. Follow a hidden path to Nagi Gompa, a hilltop Buddhist monastery offering gorgeous views of the Kathmandu valley. Visit a local market, religion flora-fauna etc.