• Jogging in the park, at Park Village Hotel grounds (five acres of wooded gardens)
• One day Nature walk at Shivapuri National Park (just behind the hotel)
• One day mountain bike ride at Shivapuri National Park (just behind the hotel)
We are located in the green and pollution free environment of Park Village Hotel, a tranquil oasis set in five acres of wooded gardens, located on the northern edge of the Kathmandu Valley, in Budhanilkantha, just below the Shivapuri National Park. Which secure and peaceful place best to exercise in the serene and beautiful mornings in Nepal!!!
Exercise and invigorate yourself
Add one extra day to your wellness destination at HPWCentre for that beautiful invigorating walk in the Shivapuri National Park, just behind Park Village Hotel, where you can go all the way to the top for that exhilarating view of the valley and the Himalayan mountains around, as well as visiting on the way the Nagi Monastery, with their Tibetan nuns community doing their meditations and prayers.
Shivapuri nature walk is one of the most accessible forest trails near the city of Kathmandu for bird watchers, trekkers and mountain bike enthusiast. It is also the second highest hill around Kathmandu valley, situated at an elevation of 2,563m at its highest point.
You will meet your guide after breakfast at HPWCentre, and start your walk from there to the famous and picturesque Boudhanilkantha, Narantan temple, only 10 minutes away. After that you start the climbing to the Shivapuri National Park main gate. After completing entry formalities, you will enter the watershed and wildlife area of this pristine forest. The trail goes along the rugged but drivable road through pine and cherry forest up to Nagi monastery which you will reach within oneand half hours.
Beyond the monastery, the trail goes steeply uphill through the oak, rhododendron and bamboo forest for another three hours. From the top you can enjoy (weather permit) the beauty of snowy Himalaya’s peaks such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang-Lirung and Dorji Lhakpa. We will take a shortcut downhill for about two and half hours back to Budhanilkantha and the hotel.
Price: NRs 5,000/- or US$ 50 per person at today’s exchange rate. 2 pax min
Price Includes: English speaking guide, National Park entry fee and pack lunch.
Not included: Any personal expenses or drinks including mineral water
Exercise, mountain views and cultural experience
Mountain Biking through Kathmandu Valley is one of the best ways to see Nepal’s nature and its ways of live. A one day tour is a good opportunity to leave behind busy Kathmandu for a fewhours.
Two Sample Routes to choose from HPWCentre
1. Budhanilkantha-Nagi monastery-Sundarijal
2. Budhanilkantha-Nagi monastery-Shivapuri
Price: NRs 6,500 per person or US$ 65 at present exchange rate
- Renting of high quality bikes and helmets
- Experienced mountain bike guide
- National Park entry fees
- Personal expenses, drinks including mineral water
- Transportation to/from Park Village Hotel if you are not staying at the hotel
- Bike entry permit to the National Park (currently about NRs 750/-)
What you should bring with you: Personal necessary things for one day bike ride, which you can carry with you on your rucksack, including mineral water.