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Introduction

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park (SNNP) is situated in the north side of Kathmandu valley. The park headquarters is located in Panimuhan village of ChapaliBhadrakati VDC of Kathmandu district. The headquarters is at 12 kilometers away from Kathmandu downtown. SNNP has three sector offices viz. Manichur, Dhakalchaur, andNagarjun. SNNP was established in 2002 AD. The park is demarcated by stone and brick wall.

SNNP has two islands of forests namely Shivapuri and Nagarjun. The park area is surrounded by heavy sub-urban population. Geographically Shivapuri forest located within 27°45' to 27°52' N latitude and 85°16' to 85°45' E longitude and Nagarjun forest is located within 27°43' to 27°46' N latitude and 85°13' to 85°18' E longitude. It claims part of Kathmandu, Nuwakot, Dhading, and Sindhupalchowk districts of Nepal. The elevation range is 1350 masl to 2732 masl. 

Conservation History

SN Status Year Remarks
1 Shivapuri Watershed Conservation Area 1978  
2 Shivapuri Protected Watershed Area 1978  
3 Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve 1984  
4 Shivapuri National Park 2002  
5 Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park 200 Nagarjun forest was appended to Shivapuri National Park

Watershed Value

SNNP is the prime source of drinking water for Kathmandu valley. Small rivers and streams discharge about 30 million liters of water per day. The major sources include Nagmati, Bagmati, Syalmati, Bishnumati and their tributaries. Drinking water, irrigation, holy bathing are the major uses of the rivers.

Introduction