SUNDARIJAL NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER HAS OFFICIALLY RE-OPENED – NOTICE (download-Notice)
Enriched with all the natural vegetation and the beauty, Sundarijal is popular among the youngsters for picnic, sightseeing and hiking. It is also known as a connection point for trekking to Chisapani, Nagarkot, Kakani, Gosaikunda, Helambu and many more places. No wonder the presence of national training centre of Nepal Scouts over there amazes people. The place is regarded as a holy place for Hindus as the place is renowned as the base camp for an annual Hindu event called “Bol-Bum” (All hail Lord Shiva). Local people even worship goddess Sundarimai in a regular routine. The trekking route not only pleasing with natural attractiveness but also gives you spiritual experience as prayer flags accompanies your trek.
The training centre is located 15Km northwest of Kathmandu inside the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Everyone can easily reach the centre from several of the bus station of Kathmandu like Ratnapark, Kalanki, Satdobato, Balaju while the main connection point is Chabahil. After 35 minutes of travel by bus from the central Kathmandu, you can enjoy the hiking of 2.5 Km for about 30 minutes with the mesmerizing scenes of rocks, springs, rivers and wildlife vegetation.
If you plan to go for a camping or hiking in the premises of Sundarijal National Training Centre and National Park near the river bank, it also provides suitable space to carry out various indoor, outdoor scouting and non scouting activities in the middle of forest. The place is popular among both scouts and non-scouts as the road from Sundarijal leads to “Bagdwar” the origin of the holy river Bagmati. Since Sundarijal is well known for its rich water source and supplies water to entire Kathmandu valley, thus damns around Sundarijal all worth for sightseeing. Melamchi Water Supply Treatment Plant and Reservoir which is also located on the way is also very scenic and recommended to do list while traveling to Sundarijal Camp. Overall the travel to National Training Centre becomes an enriching journey with beautiful natural landscapes, various activities that can be performed and information regarding culture, history and geography about the place.
• WHERE IS NTC SUNDARIJAL?
-> It is located in Gokarneshwar, Ward No 01, Kathmandu District. It is about 15 km from Kathmandu, North East inside the Sivapuri-Nagarjun National Park.
• WHO CAN VISIT? IS IT ONLY FOR SCOUTS?
-> The centre is open to all. Scouts and Non-Scouts can visit for different purpose like camping, adventure activities, hiking trails, training etc.
• WHAT FACILITIES ARE AVAILABLE?
-> National Training Centre offers visitors comfortable camping space for around 50-60 people at a time. One day activities like Hike and Trail can be made with the number limiting to 100 at once. The centre carries the historical architecture of more than 100 years which carries the legacy of Rana Regime.
However it doesn’t have modern day housing and amenities. If you are interested to experience past in 21St century this is the place for you where you can experience what Prime Ministers Juddha Sumsher, Dev Sumsher and Bir Sumsher envisioned for this location .
• HOW TO BOOK?
-> FOR SCOUTS MEMBERS: Booking must be done through the respective District Scout Headquarters in written format (in letter pad) along with Participant Entry Form of Sundarijal. Email from DHQ is also acceptable. Booking must be done at Business Development Section, Nepal Scouts National Headquarters, located in Lainchaur, Kathmandu.
FOR NON-SCOUTS AND INDIVIDUAL: Booking must be done at Business Development Section, Nepal Scouts National Headquarters, located in Lainchaur, Kathmandu.
• WHAT ARE THE ENTRY FEES AND OTHER RELATED CHARGES
The entry fees and other related charges are stated in the circular. Rate for reopening of Sundarijal NTC.pdf-.