Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park was established in 2002. It is located to the north rim of Kathmandu valley. It covers the area of 159 sq. km of Kathmandu, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk districts. This national park was established with a motive to protect watershed and wildlife within. From here, thousands of cubic liter water is supplied to Kathmandu valley on a daily basis. So, this area is considered as an important source of water supply.
Shivapur Nagarjun National Park mainly contains 2 islands called Shivapuri and Nagarjun. There are some historical and religious sites as well as the popular hiking routes for the trekker within the park. There is Nagi Gumba in Shivapuri, Jamcho Gumba in Nagarjun, Bagdwar (the source of Bagmati River) Muhan Pokhara in the national park. The Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park has become the famous destination for one day hike, hundreds of trekkers go for a hike on a daily basis. While exploring, you will explore various kinds of rare plants and animals as well as sites with great importance.