Shivapuri and Namobuddha Trek
Shivapuri and Namobuddha Trek takes you beyond the rim of Kathmandu Valley through Budanilkantha and into the hills to the north valley of the Shivapuri National Park 159 sq km (2760m), established in 2002. From here, fine views can be had of Ganesh Himal, Himalchuli, Manaslu and Langtang range. This trek can be done throughout the year as each season adds beauty and majesty to this trek.
Shivapuri and Namobuddha Trek is to commence at Budhanilkantha with the purpose to be amazed with pleasant views of the central and eastern mountain ranges, heavenly views of sunrise and sunset and is good introduction to Nepalese rural life. The end point of the trek appears with two options either at Nagarkot or Dhulikhel and Namobuddha. Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destination. In the clear weather the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty. Namobuddha is one of the holiest sites for Buddhist in Nepal. It is believed the ancients Buddha was born here as prince. . It is an excellent trip for those who wish to avoid a long strenuous trek or only have time for a short and easy trek.
- Kathmandu valley excursion
- The closet trek from Kathmandu valley
- A relatively easy trail
- Enter the Shivapuri National Park
- Unique ethnic group and majority of Tamang, Chhetri, Brahamn & Tibetan
- Sunrise and sunset view from Nagarkot and Dhulikhel
- Namobuddha holiest sites for Buddhist in Nepal.
- A lot photographic opportunities
- Ecologically well managed bio-diversity
|Trip Grade||An easy trail|
|Trip Duration||7 Nights/8 Days|
|Trip code||NAP-SHI – 013|
|Maximum Altitude||Chisapani Hill (2194m)|
|Trip Cost||Prices on request|
|Group Size||Minimum 2 upto 16 persons in one group|
|Accessibillity||Easy to transfer to and from Kathmandu to trail-head by a short drive and trek|
|The Route||Maximum altitude (2194m) an easy trail and popular short trek.|
|Season||Sept – Nov / March - April|
|Trip Facilities||3+ hotel in city on B/B and best available lodge/resort on mountain.|
Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre trip meeting and briefing will held all together with you at hotel about the daily program activities by company representative and your trip Leader/Guide where you can discuss your final questions all together.
After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.
Drive from Kathmandu to the Sundarijal northern edge of the Kathmandu valley for about 1 hour by private transport, there is a small dam and a hydroelectricity station. The walk leads to a climb through wet, subtropical forest to an oak forest and on to Mulkharka, the sprawling Tamang settlement from where you can have a view of the entire Kathmandu valley. The trail again ascends through oak forest to a pass called Burlung Bhanjyang (2440m) then the route heads down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisapani, for the overnight stop. Chisapani, offers fabulous panoramic views of the Jugal himal range including Langtang, Ganesh himal and as far towards Mt. Everest in the far east and Manaslu, Annapurna towards far west.
The trek start to Chauki Bhanjag, which takes about 2 and half hours, you will stop here for an hour for your lunch. You continue the charming trails lead 3 hours toward Nagarkot (2175m) Nagarkot is by far the most popular. In the clear weather the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty. An interesting trail takes you to the hill retreat of Nagarkot, perched on a ridge 32 km east of Kathmandu. It commands sweeping views of the Himalayas. Five of the world's ten highest peaks, Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu and Manaslu are visible from here. Nagarkot is also a popular spot to watch sunrise and sunset. The snow peaks look especially gorgeous during sunset and sunrise. Nagarkot, surrounded by terraced hillsides and picturesque farm houses, the hilltop resort is the epitome of an idyllic escape - with only the wind and the sound of rustling leaves to disturb you. Bird watching is a joy in the forests here.
After you have your share of experiencing the magic of Nagarkot, you are guided along the hiking trails to Dhulikhel. As you approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife unfolds before you. Dhulikhel (1440m.) is a small town with a long history. Records show that it has been around for more than 500 years. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping title roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues everywhere. The major places of worship here are the Narayan and Harisiddhi temples which are adored with profuse wood carvings. The Gokhureswar Mahadev temple, a 30 minutes walk to the eastern part of town, is a peaceful and scenic spot. The Bhagawati temple is situated at a height in the western part of Dhulikhel and dominates the skyline. From here, you can get a beautiful vista of the town and surrounding areas.
It takes approximately four and half hours and drive from Panauti to Kathmandu which takes about one and half hours. From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From there the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. It then climbs again through pine woods past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before you reach the hill of Namobuddha. Namobouddha situated at an elevation of 1750m is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District about 38 km east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site significantly enough where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered he to a starving Tigress with its several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a very nice stone slab and placed right next to a holy Stupa.
This full day at leisure to rest, relax or explore the local area in Kathmandu or do a bit of last minute shopping. You also have the option of doing some sight-seeing. Evening will have farewell meeting & dinner at Nepali typical restaurant.
After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.
- Documents: Shivapuri national park entrance permit TIMS card
- Activities: Sightseeing, hiking and trekking trip as per itinerary.
- Accommodation: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu, 1/1 night hotel in Chisapani, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel.
- Food: 7 breakfast only
- Staffs: Leader/Guide and supporters and their daily wage, food, and accommodation
- Transportation: Airport arrival/deliarture transfer and surface road-head transliortation.
- Company and Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes and official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation
- International and local flight
- Personal travel and hiking equipments
- All lunch and dinner
- Items of a personal nature such as normal drinks, hot shower, dessert, laundry, internet and phone call.
- Expenses occurred due to unavoidable Events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays etc.
- Tips/Gratuities for your trekking crews
- Temple and Monastery entrance fees
- Optional activities
- And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point
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