Sundarijal Hike also known as Sundarijal- Shivapuri Hike is solitude and spiritual hike in Nepal. It is an easy hike for all age group, so if you are bored with the city life of Kathmandu after your long stay this will be a good option for you. Sundarijal Hike is just an hour drive from the main city of Kathmandu. So it is a perfect short trek for refreshment and views of the Himalayas.
All around the trek, you will be able to encounter with the majestic views of the flora and fauna, cascading waterfall, magnificent vegetation and the very popular water reservoir which supply drinking water to Kathmandu valley. It is a trail where nature and culture are mixed together. You will be trekking into the conservation area, so the area has been well preserved by the local.
Passing through the river and waterfall with some climb uphill, you pass through the army checkpoint. The trail offers a spectacular view of Kathmandu valley and stunning views of the mighty Himalayas. Passing through the dense forest of Shivapuri National Park and Tamang villages mixed with culture and nature, you will be able to encounter different flora and fauna and also marijuana plantation that exists just close to the capital city of Nepal.
The trail is easy as compare to other short day hikes of Nepal, but is diverse in terms of the view of nature and different ethnic settlement. The trail passes through Shivapuri National Park of Nepal, which is one of the very famous watershed area and main resources of drinking water supply to Kathmandu valley. The park lies between the temperate and subtropical climatic zone, rich in flora and fauna.
Shivapuri National Park is a protected area, so different army checkpoints do exist to maintain its conservation project. It is also one of the religious heritage areas for both Hindu and Buddhist followers, as different hermitages from a different period of time came here for meditation and among them ‘SHIVAPURI BABA’ is one of them, as a respect to this hermitage the park has been named after him.
Above all this conservation area is the source of Bagmati and Bisnumati rivers of Nepal, a highly sacred river. Furthermore, different subtropical hardwood, pine, oak, rhododendron etc are grown and the park is blessed with an abundance of different species of butterflies and birds, so Shivapuri is also a popular destination for Bird Watching and in terms of wildlife sloth bear, jungle cat, monkeys, deer, leopards etc can be seen. So to protect all this, army checkpoint keeps their eyes with visitors’ record.
As Sundarijal hike is a day hike so, your final point to reach will be Mulkharka, a Tamang settlement area, but can be extended depending upon your time. After enjoying your lunch you will descend down towards the trail back to Sundarijal where we can enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and finally back to Kathmandu.
Discover Altitude has specially design Sundarijal- Shivapuri-Mulkharka Hike Itinerary with frequent field visit by our professional staff to make sure the program goes according to the itinerary mentioned below.
For the convenience of our client minute detail itinerary, cost, highlights, pictures and map has been provided. As it is an easy trek/hike in the mountain, so the trekkers can visit this trail in every season throughout the year. Regarding the Sundarij-Shivapuri/Mulkharka Hike/Trek Cost, it varies as per the interest of our valuable clients and the services they prefer to take.
Itinerary can be customized according to the limitation of your time and interest.