Hiking is a relaxant, a stimulant, a method of meditation, sometimes difficult but a good exercise and overall satisfying. Popular hills to hiking provide spectacular views of snow-covered mountains and deep valleys, as well as a chance to become familiar with Nepalese lifestyle and their culture and traditions. Some of the popular hiking places in Kathmandu valley are Shivapuri hill, Nagarjun hill, Pulchowki hill, Changunarayan hill.
On Capitol Hill: Shivapuri, just north of Kathmandu valley, this is an accessible place to see orchids, rhododendrons and other flora of the central hills forests and also popular for panoramic mountain views. Some of these include Mt. Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang. Shivapuri forest is a home for varieties of birds; it can be a prime destination for the bird watcher. During the hiking, you can see the origin of the Bagmati river, Bagdwar. which is considered a holy river by both Hindus and Buddhists. You can also explore the beauty of Kathmandu valley, local people and their culture and traditions.
Shivapuri hill is a natural paradise to spend hiking around Kathmandu. it’s a continuing of a walk to the top of Shivapuri hill. Shivapuri hill is additionally the second-highest hill in Kathmandu valley after Pulchowki hill. At the top of a hill at an altitude of 2330m, lie nagi gumba. which is a famous Monastery for the Nuns practice in Buddhism and one of the best place for foreigners to do meditation.