Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park: Where You can get Fresh From City Hang Over
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park is placed on surrounding of the northern part of Kathmandu valley and it’s about 12 km away from the center of the capital city, which covered 159 sq km area. It is registered as the country’s ninth national park in 2002. In Initiation phage, it was managed under the Shivapuri Watershed Development Board as a national park, and later it announced as Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. It has 118.61 km2 Buffer Zone.
Flora and Fauna:
In the explanation of vegetation, where we can see a variety of natural forest types including pine, oak, rhododendron etc, depending on altitude. Himalayan Black bear, leopard, jungle cat, and rhesus monkey are recorded wildlife can see in the park as well as it settles for 177 species of birds, including at least 9 threatened species, 102 species of butterflies with a number of rare and endangered species, and 129 species of mushroom.
Nearly 30 million liters per day water is valve from rivers such as the Bagmati and the Bishnumati and other smaller streams, so we can be called that it is a main source of water for Kathmandu Valley.
- Places of Interest:
The park is easily accessible from Kathmandu.
- Visitors are attracted to the park for trekking.
- Through this Park, we can each these trekking routes to Nagarkot, Gosaikunda, Helambu and Langtang National Park also.
- Several religious sites for the Hindus and the Buddhists are another important inside the park.
- Pilgrims reach Baghdwar and Bishnudwar of the park on Nepalese New Year’s Day to flock, from where the sacred rivers Bagmati and Bishnumatii originate.
- And next thing visitor can see that the views of the high Himalayas from the northern aspects of the park and panoramic views of Kathmandu.
Photo By: Dipak Nishchal/Nepalayatimes