It should be a compulsory walk for every visitor to Kathmandu! Shivapuri is to the north of the valley and easy to get to with public transport, something like Rs 20 in a white hiace van.
When you think Nepal, you may think of jagged snow-capped mountains and glaciers. This trail race is something different – right on the doorstep of Kathmandu, in the lush green jungle of the protected Shivapuri National Park. It’s far from an ultra, at just over 10km but in that short distance, you’ll climb over 1100m […]
A fabulous trail running route in the Shivapuri national park in the Kathmandu Valley with lush forest trails, orchids, wildlife, a pure Bagmati river, holy men and an optional 2700m peak.
We set out from Gokarna temple at 6:35: Upendra, Rekha, Peter, John and I (Roger). The plan was to try and do Shivapuri but add some trails we didn’t know yet. The first bit from Gokarna through the pine forest hill – now being turned into a picknick area with an entrance fee (huge wall […]