Shivapuri Trek is an outstanding choice for those who are looking for a short hike within limited time. Within Shivapuri Trek hikers can penetrate into popular Shivapuri wildlife reserve, Sundarijal-Shivapuri National Park. Shivapuri situated at an altitude of 2563m north of Kathmandu is second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. Further, Baghdwar, source of holy river Bagmati is also located near Shivapuri.
Shivapuri Trek begins at Budhanilkantha from where visitors able to view the central and eastern mountain ranges, the sunrise and sunset. The end of the hike offers one of two options either at Nagarkot or at Dhulikhel. The viewpoint at Nagarkot offers memorable experience of the magic of mountain vista.
From Sundarijal-Shivapuri National Park, famous for biodiversity trekking route passes to Nagarkot, Gosainkunda , Helambu and the Langtang National Park offering awe inspiring views of the majestic Himalaya. The park conserves Oaks and Rhododendron trees, Shielding ferns, Moss and a large variety of grass with wildlife that includes Jungle cats, Himalayan Black Bear, Leopards and the Rhesus Monkeys.
Over all, the Shivapur Trek is not just well admired for its en route biodiversity and views of Himalayan ranges, this trail paves the way for experiencing cultural diversity of rural village life of Suburb of Kathmandu.