Shivapuri situated at an elevation of 2563m north of Kathmandu is the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. Bagdwar, source of holy river Bagmati, is located near Shivapuri.
After breakfast at hotel, we drive to Muhan Pani – 10 km north of Kathmandu for about 30 minutes drive. After checking the formalities at the Shivapuri entrance gate, we enter Shivapuri watershed and wildlife area. We commence our hike from the southern boundary of the area where the army check-post is located. The trail goes along the rugged motor-able road through pine and cherry forest up to Nagi Gompa within one and half hours, where a nunnery monastery is located. Beyond the monastery, the trail goes steep uphill through the oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest for another 03 hours.
From the top one can enjoy the sight of snowy mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung and Dorje Lakpa and we take a shortcut downhill trail to Budhanilkantha within about two and half hours and drive back to Kathmandu.