Lunch with Nuns

A hike through the Shivapuri Forest to the Nagi Gompa nunnery, where we enjoy the humble lunch prepared by the Nuns.

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The Shivapuri Forests in the northern side of Kathmandu are one of the closest National Parks from an international airport in the world. Its pristine forests houses the famous Nagi Gompa Nunnery, which offers a peaceful environment combined with fantastic views of the Kathmandu Valley.


  • A walk in the forest
  • Understanding lifestyle in a nunnery
  • Eating lunch prepared by nuns


English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees to the National Park
Private Transfers


  • Snacks, Tips, and other Beverages

We start the day early with a pick up from your hotel, or place of stay in Kathmandu. The private transfer drives about an hour maximum to the gates of the Shivapuri National Park. Here after entrance formalities, you will walk with your guide for about two hours through this pristine forests to the Nagi Gompa Nunnery. Upon arrival at the nunnery, one gets some time to just wander around while the guide goes to check on the lunch that was prepared by the nuns. You then have the humble but delicious lunch, hang around for a while, before walking back to the gates to the awaiting car to go back to Kathmandu

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Day Location Activity Transport Hotel Meals
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Brief Itinerary Detailed Itinerary
  • Lunch with Nuns


Make this trip into an overnighter by staying at the incredibly well done Shivapuri Heights Cottage. You could also just add a coffee in the afternoon post hike out here and come back after a sundowner with a view of the city.

Convert this hike into a longer hike but ending it at Sundarijal or by going to the Shivapuri Peak. This will then take a better part of the whole day!


Think mainly protection from

Dehydration - hence you will need water
Sun - hence you need suncream, a sunhat and sunglasses
Wind - a light jacket
Cold - depends on the time of year so a heavier jacket
Rain - a rain jacket 

The three could be the same of course!