"Budhanilkantha Nangi Gompa Shivapuri Day Hiking is a popular hiking route that falls in short day hiking adventure category of Nepal"
A wonderful hike starts with short drive to north of Kathmandu valley rim to reach at holy sites of Buddhanilkanta, also known as Narayanthan a sacred spot for Hindu followers, where you can witness a masterpiece statue of sleeping Lord Vishnu on a bed of serpent within a pond.
From here head towards Shivapuri National Park premises entrance within serene forest surrounding where, short hour walk hike takes you at isolated Buddhism monastery known as Nagi Gompa, actually a nunnery where you can visit the monastery within its main prayer halls decorated with lively religious painting with great idols of Buddha and other great Buddhist Gurus.
After a serene time in this holy areas of Nagi Gompa, where hike leads uphill on steps and then following natural country path with climb to reach at high and scenic Shivapuri Hill located above 2,540 m, facing great views of Kathmandu city and the valley in the south with range of Himalayan peaks towards north.
Enjoying time and having your packed lunch descend back to the road-head at Buddhanilkanta for drive to your hotel in Kathmandu.