Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park is located about 12 km away
on the northern fringe of Kathmandu Valley. It was
designated as the country’s ninth National park in 2002, and
covers an area of about 144 km˛ prior to being a national
park; it was managed by the Shivapuri Watershed Development
Board, and was later declared as Shivapuri Watershed and
Shivapuri (SNNP) lies in a transition zone between
subtropical and temperate climates. The vegetation consists
of a variety of natural forest types including pine, oak,
rhododendron and more, depending on altitude and aspect.
Recorded wildlife in the park includes mammalian species
such as Himalayan black bear, leopard, jungle cats, and
Rhesus monkey. The park is also home to 177 species of birds
- species such as Kalij Pheasant, Common hill partridge,
booted eagle, black eagle, sunbirds and more; this includes
at least 9 threatened species; 102 species of butterflies,
with a number of rare and endangered species; and 129
different species of mushrooms.
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park:
Rivers, ponds, marshlands, and reservoirs are the major
wetlands in this park. Preliminary surveys show that about
0.24km˛ (0.17%) is covered wetlands. The major wetlands
contribute to the recharge of fresh water to the Bagmati,
Sunkoshi, and Trisuli rivers.
• An entry fee of NRs 250/- (Foreigners) and NRs 10/-
(Nepalese) has to be paid at the Park entrance gate.
• As respect to religious and cultural sites any removal of
cultural artefacts is prohibited.
• No one should walk within the park between sunset and
• Flora and fauna are fully protected and must not be
• Carry out non-biodegradable items such as plastic bags and
• The use of firewood is strictly prohibited.
• Rubbish must be packed out, buried or disposed of in
• Do not purchase animal or plant products, it is illegal.
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