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A great to escape the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city for a day, Everest Vacation provides a day hike in a serene and wonderful environment outside the valley rim a day hike of 3-4 hours to the north of Kathmandu above the valley rim in a tranquil environment setting with super views of snow capped peaks from Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang to Jugal Himal range from the wonderful spot at Shivapuri at 2, 523 meters high.
Starting with a short drive from Kathmandu leading North towards Narayanthan or Buddhanilkantha temple area of Lord Vishnu in a sleeping position on the bed of serpent, from here heading for a climb with tremendous views of Kathmandu valley, green farm lands and spread out farm villages, after an hour climb on the dense forest winding road reaching an isolated Buddhist monastery and a nunnery in serene ambiance, here with rest for a while climbing through lovely forest of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines reaching the top of Shivapuri Hill at 2,523 meters high with fabulous views of snow capped mountains North and of Kathmandu valley down below, here visit an ashram of a late guru who lived here for many years in meditation in this wonderful spot.
After a great hike with wonderful views and tranquil surrounding, Shivapuri is a wildlife reserve and a park with watershed source for Kathmandu valley.
Descent towards the Shivapuri Park entrance and exit, then drive back to Kathmandu after completing this nice day hike.