Hiking to the hill ridge of the Kathmandu valley offers remarkable day trip excursion through the lush forest. Shivapuri Hiking Day Trip is one of them. It begins from Budanilakantha and walking through the gentle trail, you make a circuit of the Shivapuri hill. Nagi Gompa is one of the fantastic destinations, where the hikers mostly visit and the short hikers retrace from here. The trail above the monastery is prevailed by the stone steps. Hiking to Shivapuri Hill organized by Nepal Kameleon Holidays leads you to the sacred destination-Bagdwar, which is the source of the Bagmati River. This place is decorated with the Buddhist prayer flags and various sculptures of the Goddesses have been kept. The altitude increases and once you reach to the hill top, the statue of Shivapuri Baba can be seen in a meditating pose, of which is national park is named as Shivapuri Nagarjun National park. The top is in about 2700 meters altitude and offers grand views of Mt. Langtang region. Shivapuri hike is spectacular and the lush hill is regarded a place to get enlightened by meditation. Numerous hermits can be seen meditating while hiking on the Shivapuri hill. From top, it is just down all the way to the gate, where the hike concludes.
You have two options in Shivapuri Hiking. If you want to walk long through the stone staircase and reach the peak point, you need to walk for 6-7 hours. Or, you can reach to Ani Gumba (monastery) and back, which is about 3-4 hours journey, including the rest time.