Budhanilkantha to Nangi Gompa Hiking

Budhanilkantha to Nangi Gompa Hiking is listed as popular hiking route around Kathmandu. A short drive around 20 minutes from Kathmandu brings us to Budanilkantha. Budhanilkantha where we visit the 5m long stone image of Vishnu which lies serenely in a pond sleeping on a most unusual bed of the multi-headed snake. The holy site of the sleeping Hindu god Vishnu then enjoys a moderate hike with your guide.

Shivapuri conservation area is then within 10 minutes of the walk which is situated at an elevation of the 2563m north of Kathmandu is the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley. Bagdwar, the source of the holy river Bagmati, is located near Shivapuri. Budhanilkantha to Nangi Gompa Hiking is the region where it was celebrated as the nations ninth popular national park in the year 2002. Over 500 species are protected in this conversation area with various birds and vegetation.

The national park is additionally home to 177 types of birds including 9 endangered species, 102 types of butterflies with various rare and endangered species and 129 types of mushroom. Our hike actually starts from the south side of the Shivapuri area. It lies in a peaceful region in the middle of subtropical and mild atmospheres A short walk will take us past the army check post stationed there. And you start to hike uphill to the Naagi Gompa where a nunnery monastery is located. It is situated at 2340m.

The trail goes along the rugged but drivable road through pine and cherry forest up to Nangi Gompa within one and half hours. Beyond the monastery, the trail goes steeply uphill through the oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest for another three hours. From here you can enjoy the beauty of the snowy Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung, Dorji Lhakpa from the campsite on the flat, grassy summit. You can see the views the most cherished mountain encompassing Kathmandu valley and start getting more and more magnificent. This is the best spot for the nature lover. The trail down leads us to another interesting area of Sundarijal.

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Budhanilkantha to Nangi Gompa Hiking
After the breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu. We drive 20 minutes to Budhanilkantha. Budhanilkantha where we visit 5m long stone image of Vishnu which lies serenely in a pond sleeping on a most unusual bed of the multi-headed snake. The holy site of the sleeping Hindu god Vishnu, then enjoy a moderate hike with your guide. Shivapuri conservation area is then within 10 minutes of walk. It is a protected forest with over 500 species. Our hike actually starts from the south side of the Shivapuri area. A short walk will take us past the army check post stationed there. And you start to hike uphill to the Nangi Gompa. It is situated at 2340m. The trail goes along the rugged but driveable road through pine and cherry forest up to Nangi Gompa within one and half hours. Beyond the monastery, the trail goes steeply uphill through the oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest for another three hours. From here you can enjoy the beauty of snowy Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung, Dorji Lhakpa. You can see the views of Kathmandu valley start getting more and more magnificent. The trail down leads us to another interesting area of Sundarijal. Then we drive back to Kathmandu.

TOUR COST INCLUDES:

  • Meet & assist on arrival and departure
  • Accommodation and breakfast daily
  • Entrance fees at all sites
  • Sightseeing tours per itinerary
  • English speaking guides during sightseeing tours
  • All transfers/tours in private air-conditioned vehicles

TOUR COST EXCLUDES:

  • International and domestic flights & airport taxes
  • Visa or visa handling charges
  • Drinks or any extras at hotels or during tours
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance
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