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What To Expect
Rendezvous at the courtyard of Kathmandu Guest House. Walk to the nearest bus-stand. Jump on local transport and hobnob with the locals to Buddanilkantha on your journey to the site of the sleeping Vishnu (Hindu God of preservation). Observe the magnificently carved stone idol of sleeping Vishnu from the outer periphery of the pond (non-Hindus are not allowed inside), on which seems to float the sleeping Vishnu - get your cameras out and lend your ears to an interesting story about the sleeping Vishnu. Start the hike through the surrounding farmlands into Kathmandu's nearest forest reserve - Shivapuri National Park. After registering at the park entry gate, take a pleasant walk through the woods, to a hidden Buddhist monastery - Nangi Gompa. Set on a pedestal atop the hill offering wide angle view of the Kathmandu valley. Avid bird-watchers will have a field day!
Descend down the hill and continue to hike through the woodlands emerging out of the forest reserve at Sundarijal. Enjoy the sights of waterfalls and follow the pipeline to the end point of the hike at the bazaar. Again, jump on local transport for the journey back to Kathmandu.
English speaking guide
Entry fees to Shivapuri National Park
Meals and drinks unless specified
Tips and gratuities
Tour will be operated as a guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests.
As dress standards are conservative throughout Asia and as this trip visits religious sites, modest clothing is strongly recommended, even swimwear. This means clothing that covers your shoulders and knees. Loose, light, and long clothing is both respectful and convenient in the predominantly warm Asian climate. Singlets, tank tops, and topless sun bathing are all unacceptable. In visiting religious sites men often need to wear long trousers and women a long skirt or sarong.
Children below 6 years old are not permitted on this tour.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.