Walk 'rural' parts of Kathmandu in this guided walk, immersing in lifestyle and the two philosophies of Buddhism & Hinduism. End with a sumptuous lunch with glorious views of the valley!
The Shivapuri forests form the northern boundary of the Kathmandu Valley. Over the last twenty odd years, this has changed from an agrarian land with lazy settlements to a bustling suburb. Remnants of the past are of course still there.
In this walk, modifiable between 1.5 to 2.5 hours, you start at either the Hare Krishna Temple or the famous Budanilkanth Sleeping Vishnu Temple, and walk back lanes to the beautiful Namkha Monastery, where the disciples are from the Far West corner of Nepal - Humla.
Post the Namkha monastery, you walk back lanes to the homely Shivapuri Heights Cottage, which boasts itself to be "a breath of fresh air and a home away from home". Here you enjoy a leisurely home cooked lunch, while sitting in the terrace with stunning views of the Kathmandu Valley.
Guaranteed. It will be difficult to peel you away from this wonderful setting back to the bustle of Kathmandu.
TOP TIP: When booked in advance, this day trip can be conviently converted into an overnighter. You will not regret it!
Hiking the hills around Kathmandu
Lunch at Shivapuri Heights Cottage
View from Shivapuri Heights Cottage
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