Popular as trekking,
hiking and recreation area, the Shivapuri National Park
offers the nearest retreat away from the hubbub of city
life. The park was established as a Watershed and Wildlife
Reserve in 1976. the park was declared as national ark
in 2003 for the protection of its unique natural adornments.
Vegetation varieties in the park include its 129 species
of mushrooms while animals include 19 speces of mammals
include beer, leopard, deer, wild boar, wildcat and
langur monkey. The park also boasts of 177 species of
birds and 102 species of butterflies.
- Entry Fee Per Person Per Entry:
- For Nepalese Nationals, Free
- For SAARC Nationals, Rs. 100/-
- For Other Foreign Nationals, Rs. 1,000/-
- (Note: Entrance fee not required for children under
Only 12 kilometers away from Kathmandu, the gateway
to Shivapuri National Park is Budhailkanta which is
15 to 20 minutes drive away from the city. Another option
is via Sundarijal which is about 30 to 45 minutes drive
from Kathmandu. From both Budhanilkantha and Sundarjal,
the park equires tekking uphill. Yet another way to
reach Shivapuri is by driving till Kakani from where
the park is an hourâ€™s trek away.