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Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park ( Area 159 sq. kms)


Introduction

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park {159 sq km) is situated on the northern fringe of Kathmandu valley and lies about 12 km away from the center of capital city. The area was gazetted as the country's ninth national park in 2002. Prior its declaration as national park, it was managed under the Shivapuri Watershed Development Board, and was later declared as Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve.


Flora and Fauna


Shivapuri lies in a transition zone between subtropical and temperate climates. The vegetation consists of a variety of natural forest types including pine, oak, rhododendron etc, depending on altitude and aspect. Recorded wildlife in the park includes mammalian species such as Himalayan Black bear, leopard, jungle cat, and rhesus monkey. The park is also home to 177 species of birds, including at least 9 threatened species, 102 species of butterflies with a number of rare and endangered species, and 129 species of mushroom.

Water Resources


Shivapuri is one of the main sources of drinking water for Kathmandu Valley. Everyday about 30 million liters of water is tapped from rivers such as the Bagmati and the Bishnumati as well as from several other smaller streams.


Places of Interest


The park is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Visitors are attracted to the park for trekking. Trekking routes to Nagarkot, Gosaikunda, Helambu and Langtang National Park also pass through the park. Several religious sites for the Hindus and the Buddhists lie inside the park.

On Nepalese New Year's Day, which falls in mid-April, pilgrims from Kathmandu valley and neighboring areas flock to Baghdwar and Bishnudwar of the park from where the sacred rivers Bagmati and Bishnumatii originate.

Visitors can have breathtaking views of the high Himalayas from the northern aspects of the park. Likewise, the panoramic views of Kathmandu valley could be seen from the southern slopes of the park,


Famous Trekking Destinations within the Park

  • Panimuhan, Park HQ - Shivapuri peak (12 km)
  • Nagigumba - Baghdwar - Chisapani (18 km)
  • Nagigumba - Shivapuri peak (6 km)
  • Kakani - Shivapuri
  • Jhuje - Chisapani (12 km)
  • Sundarijal - Chisapani (22km)

 

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 10 yearsPark
Entrance fees is regulated by Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (Phone: 4220850). Entrance fees for mountain National Parks can be paid at ACAP counter (Phone: 4222406) at Sanchaykosh building in Thamel, Kathmandu, or at the Park gate. For other National Parks entrance fees are to be paid at the Park gate.


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Monkey at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

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