SUNDARIJAL HIKING EXCURSION
After breakfast –start on your Sundarijal hiking excursion.
The excursion begins with a drive to the open-air Budhanilkantha temple, the sacred site of sleeping Hindu deity (Bishnu), resting upon a bed of serpents. From therewalk up-hill about 3km to the Nagi Gumpa, the Buddhist Nunnery for amazing views of the Kathmandu valley. From the Gompa, trekalong an uphill trail to reach Shivapuri Peak (2563 m). The hike takes you through Shivapuri Conservation Area. The trek ends after a downhill hike to Sundarijal village.
Sundarijal, meaning “beautiful water”, is named after the Hindu goddess Sundarimai.
Overnight camping at Sundarijal.(Meal–Breakfast)
After breakfast – Hike back to Kathmandu (1 hour drive from Sundarijal). The Sundarijal Hiking grade is “easy”, of about 5-6 hours duration.
The hike offers you the opportunity to bird watch, see gushing waterfalls and streams along the way, see diverse species of flora and fauna endemic to the mountain region, and enjoy memorable moments like the sun rise over Mt. Everest from the Nagarkot view-point or views of the valley from above.
(Meals – Breakfast)