Shivapuri National Park


Location: Districts of Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk  Map

Area: 159 km2 (61 sq mi)

Tel. 4370355

Official site

Admission Fee: Rs 250/25

Motorcycle: Rs 15

Car: Rs 75


Description of Shivapuri National Park

Shivapuri National Park is a nature reserve situated in Districts of Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk in Nepal. Shivapuri National Park covers an area of 159 sq km (61 sq mi) and protects local mountainous forests in the Northern part of the Kathmandu Valley. It is named after Shivapuri Peak that reaches an elevation of 2,732 m (8,963 ft). The best time to visit this area is before or after the completion of the rainy season that usually lasts between May and September and dumps over 1,400 mm (55 in) of water. There are over 170 species of birds and animals that live here including rhesus monkey, leopards, Himalayan Black bears and many others. Temperature in the summer months reach 19–30 °C (66–86 °F) and 2–17 °C (36–63 °F) in the winter months.


Considering the conservation history of the area, Shivpuri reservoir conservation ward was started as a reservoir conservation ward in 1979 and Shivpuri protected reservoir area was established in 1959. Similarly, in 1959, the Shivpuri reservoir and wildlife reserve was announced. By the same name, as the necessary protection and management of the area is underway, the importance of this area has been further evaluated and the information was published in the Gazette by the Government of Nepal as Shivpuri National Park. Nagarjuna Forest area was the private forest of the then King Birendra and in the situation where the King Birendra was descended, the political decision to nationalize the forest area was made according to the political decision of the area. The Nagarjuna Forest Area, which occupies the area, has also been named as Gavi Shivpuri Nagarjuna National Park in Shivpuri National Park.

From the very beginning, this park has been of great importance in the Kathmandu Valley. The importance of this park has remained in the history of Kathmandu valley since it is the source of thousands of liters of drinking water daily.