Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park is located in the corner of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. Popular as trekking, hiking and recreation are, the park offers the nearest from Kathmandu. The park was established as a Watershade and Wildlife Reserve in 1976 and was declared as a national park in 2002 for the protection of its flora and fauna. Vegetation varieties in the park include its 129 species of mushrooms while animal include 19 species of mammals including Himalayan black bear, leopard, barking deer, wild boar, wildcat, rhesus monkey and langur monkey. The park also boasts of 177 species of birds and 12 species of butterflies.
Since it is located in the corner of Kathmandu valley, hiking, rock climbing, bird watching and mountain biking are most popular in the park.