Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking - 1 Day

Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking
Trip Information
  • Duration1 Day
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude2563m/8409ft
  • ActivityHiking
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeSept to June

Budhanilkantha, Nangi Gompa, and Shivapuri are significant destinations in Nepal, especially in the Kathmandu Valley, renowned for their natural beauty, cultural significance, and hiking opportunities. Some of the major highlights of Budhanilkantha, Nangi Gompa, and Shivapuri day hiking are listed below:

  • Budhanilkantha, also called "Sleeping Vishnu," is a holy Hindu temple in the northern part of the Kathmandu Valley. The huge figure of Lord Vishnu lying on a bed of snakes in a pond is what makes the temple famous. People can see the impressive statue and take part in religious rituals when they come.
  • Nangi Gompa is a Buddhist monastery on the edge of Kathmandu Valley that people often stop at on this day hike. The monastery is peaceful and quiet, which makes it a great place to meditate and think about your spiritual life. You can look at the design of the monastery, learn about Tibetan Buddhism, and enjoy the view of the valley from its highest point.
  • Shivapuri National Park is a protected area, It is known as Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. It is known for its thick forests, wide variety of animals, and hiking tracks. During your hike, you can enjoy the park's natural beauty, see different kinds of birds and maybe even some animals, and see beautiful views of the Kathmandu Valley.
  • Hiking tracks: The hike is usually made up of a number of tracks that link these places together. You'll take a beautiful path through Shivapuri National Park's woody hills. Depending on where you start and what you want, the hike can be easy or a little hard, and it can be short or long.
  • Views: All along the hike, you'll get amazing views of the Kathmandu Valley, the hills around it, and, on clear days, the Himalayas in the distance. The walk was well worth it because of these views.
  • Cultural Encounters: Along the way, you might meet local people, see traditional Nepali houses, and learn about the culture and way of life of the area.
  • Nature and animals: Shivapuri National Park is home to a wide range of plants and animals, such as different kinds of birds, flowers, and sometimes even deer and monkeys. Nature lovers and people who like to watch birds will enjoy this part of the hike the most.
  • Fitness and adventure: The Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking is a great way for people who love being outside to get some exercise, learn about the area's history, and enjoy the natural beauty. It's good for people with different levels of hiking skills and fitness.

Trip Introduction: Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking 2024/2025.

Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking 2023/24 is a short but rich experience that takes you to the holy Budhanilkantha Temple, the peaceful Nangi Gompa monastery, and the lush trails of Shivapuri National Park. In just one day, you can discover the beauty and variety of this area by immersing yourself in its culture, faith, and breathtaking views.

Our trip starts from the famous Budhanilkantha Temple, where you can see a beautiful figure of Lord Vishnu lying on a bed of snakes in a calm pond. You should be able to take part in the temple's lively religious ceremonies and enjoy its peaceful atmosphere. 

As we move on, we'll stop at the Buddhist monastery Nangi Gompa, which is set in a beautiful area of hills. Immerse yourself in the peaceful atmosphere of the monastery and use it as a place to learn about spirituality and culture.

The wilderness of Shivapuri National Park is where most of the excitement happens, you can expect well-kept hiking paths that wind through lush forests and offer chances to see birds and other animals, as well as amazing views of the Kathmandu Valley.

Why Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking?

Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking trip is a day hike suitable for all types of physical levels. The hike is short and can be completed in a day. Some of the major reasons why Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking are:

  • This hike gives you the chance to see both Hindu and Buddhist cultural places in one day. From the popular holy Hindu Temple of Budhanilkantha to the peaceful Buddhist monastery of Nangi Gompa, Nepal's religious history is a rich tapestry.
  • The trail goes through the beautiful and green Shivapuri National Park. You'll be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the Kathmandu Valley, which is full of dense woods, a wide range of plants and animals, and stunning panoramic views.
  • Whether you're an experienced hiker looking for a day of adventure or a beginner looking for a moderate trek, the hike has different trail choices to fit your fitness level and tastes.
  • Go to holy places and monasteries, where you can find quiet places to think and feel spiritually connected among the hills.
  • As you travel, you'll meet friendly local communities that will show you their way of life, customs, and warm welcome.
  • This day hike is easy to get to because it is close to Kathmandu. This makes it a great choice for people who don't have much time in Nepal's main city.

What is the Best Time to visit to Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking?

Autumn and spring are normally considered the finest seasons to visit Budhanilkantha, and Nangi Gompa, and embark on the Shivapuri Day Hiking adventure in Nepal. These times offer the best weather and conditions for an unforgettable trekking experience:

Autumn (September to November) is widely regarded as the ideal time to travel. The weather is stable and mild, with clear skies and good visibility. Still prevalent is the lush greenery of the monsoon season, and the trails are at their most beautiful. Additionally, the daytime temperatures will be mild, making it an ideal time for hiking.

Spring (March to May) is also a wonderful time to visit. The landscape comes alive with vibrant rhododendron blossoms and wildflowers as the weather remains mild. Clear skies and moderate temperatures provide optimal conditions for hiking. As migratory birds return to the region, spring is also a wonderful time for bird watching.

Some major benefits of these major seasons for Budhanilkantha Nagi Gompa Shivapuri Day hiking are:

You will experience comfortable temperatures during the day and cool evenings, ensuring a safe and enjoyable hiking experience.

  • Clear Skies: The skies are typically clear during these seasons, allowing for the most breathtaking vistas of the Kathmandu Valley and distant Himalayan Mountains.
  • Both autumn and spring experience negligible precipitation, reducing the likelihood of muddy trails and enhancing the hiking experience.
  • Despite the fact that these are the preferred seasons, it is essential to remember that Nepal's climate is somewhat unpredictable, and conditions can vary from year to year. If you intend to visit during the monsoon (June to August) or winter (December to February), you should be prepared for wet conditions during the monsoon and frigid temperatures during the winter. Before embarking on a hiking expedition during these times, it is prudent to verify the weather forecast and trail conditions.

Overall, the best season for your Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking will depend on your personal preferences and the experiences you seek, but autumn and spring are the most recommended seasons for a memorable and comfortable hike.

How should you Prepare for the Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking?

To ensure a safe and enjoyable Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking journey, meticulous planning, and deliberation are required prior to departure. Here are a few essential preparation steps:

Research and plan.

  • Investigate the trekking trail's level of difficulty, distance, and estimated duration. Choose a path that corresponds to your fitness and experience level.
  • Check for any applicable trail updates, permits, and local regulations.

Obtain the Proper Gear.

  • Wear comfortable, breathable apparel that is appropriate for the season and weather conditions. Layer your clothing to adapt to fluctuating temperatures.
  • Sturdy, comfortable hiking boots or trail shoes with excellent grip are essential. 
  • Carry a compact daypack to carry necessities such as water, snacks, a first-aid kit, and additional layers of clothing.
  • Remember to bring a wide-brimmed hat, eyewear, and sunscreen for sun protection.

Maintain Hydration and Nutrition.

  • Carry sufficient water or a reusable water bottle to remain hydrated throughout the duration of the hike. There may not be many replenishment stations along the trail.
  • Pack high-energy foods such as granola bars, nuts, and dried fruits to maintain your stamina.

Climate Considerations.

  • Check the forecast for the day and the area in which you will be hiking. Dress and pack appropriately to be prepared for varying weather conditions.

Protection and First Aid.

  • Include bandages, antiseptic swabs, pain relievers, and any personal medications you may require in a basic first-aid kit.
  • Ensure that your mobile phone is fully charged and carry a portable power source in case of an emergency. In remote locations, cell phone reception can be unreliable.

Permits and Admission Fees: (If you choose a package, it is included)

  • Check if any permits or licenses are required to enter Shivapuri National Park or other designated areas along the trail. Obtain these beforehand, if necessary.

Leave No Trace.

  • Follow Leave No Trace principles by carrying all of your trash and refuse with you. Honor the local environment and culture.

Physical Readiness.

  • If you're not used to hiking, consider some physical preparation to increase your endurance and strength before the hike.

Regional Traditions and Culture.

  • Respect local customs and traditions, particularly when visiting religious sites such as Budhanilkantha and Nagi Gompa.
  • By carefully planning for the Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking excursion, you will maximize your enjoyment and ensure a safe and rewarding experience in this stunning region of Nepal.

Where your trip does to Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Begins and End at?

In the early morning, you will be driven to Naranthan Budhanilkantha Temple, situated near the Shivapuri National Park entrance gate. (Breakfast: Option to have a packed breakfast or start the day without breakfast). Stroll around the temple (non-Hindus are not allowed in the main temple) - Drive to the National Park Entrance Gate.

After arrival at Shivapuri National Park, you will obtain permits for hiking. Begin hiking in Shivapuri National Park. Start at the beginning of the tree-lined trail. After arriving at Nangi Gompa, you will meet with the nuns, visit the monastery, and also get the opportunity to meditate at the monastery. Enjoy the spectacular views of Langtang Mountain. After completion of the hike spend quality time and have lunch (as per client's wish). Drive back to the hotel. 

Why Holiday Tours Nepal for Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Hiking?

"Holiday Tours Nepal" is a well-known Nepalese tour operator and trekking firm noted for its experience in organizing hiking and trekking trips in the region. There are various reasons why you should consider booking your Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Hiking. 

  • Local Expertise: Holiday Tours Nepal employs a staff of professional and experienced local guides who are well-versed in the trails, culture, and history of the Kathmandu Valley and Shivapuri National Park.
  • Holiday Tours Nepal places a premium on safety. Our guides have received first aid and outdoor safety training, providing a safe trekking experience.
  • Itineraries that are tailored to your preferences and fitness level: Our agency can design your hiking itinerary to your preferences and fitness level, allowing you to have a personalized and pleasurable journey.
  • Holiday Tours Nepal can accommodate trekkers of all skill levels, whether they are experienced or inexperienced.
  • Flexible Packages: They provide trip duration flexibility, letting you pick between single-day hikes like the Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Hiking and longer trekking expeditions.
  • We do take last-minute reservations.

Besides there are many more reasons on why Holiday Planner Nepal for the best experience and memorable moments in Nepal.

Cost Details
What's Included
  • Hotel to Starting point of hiking and ending point of hiking to hotel by private vehicle.
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Shivapuri Nationla Park Entrance fees.
  • Pack lunch with bottle of water.
What's not Included
  • Your Nepal Visa fees.
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu.
  • All meals and accommodaiton in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • Your Personal expenses.
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • The trip departs everyday around the year
  • The trip and trek is fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients
  • The trip is available for solo travelers group travelers and private travelers
  • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well
  • If the given date are not appropriate for the travllers and trekkers the trip can be conducted on the custom date provided by our clients
  • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time.

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