Key Information

  • Destination:
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Foods:
    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle
  • Min Person:

About Chisapani Nagarkot Hike

Chisapani-Nagarkot is a short and sweet trekking destination that is one of the most popular in Kathmandu valley. This short and easy trek takes you inside the premises of Shivapuri National Park and eventually takes you to Changunarayan, an embodiment of the wonderful traditional architecture of Nepal. Along the trek, you will be greeted with some gorgeous views of villages along the way. Wonderful panorama of mountains ranging from Kanchenjunga to Everest is bound to delight every trekker.

Chisapani Nagarkot trek starts from Sundarijal. This town is a haven for water supply in the Kathmandu valley. From here, you will walk uphill for a bit of time and get to the entrance of Shivapuri National Park. The trek then runs through some of the beautiful forests of this national park and takes you to the picturesque settlement of Chisapani. The lodges in this area offer you good facilities for food and accommodation. Your next stop from Chisapani is Nagarkot. Nagarkot is famous for the outstanding views of mountains one can get from there. It looks especially amazing during sunrise and sunsets. 

Due to the relatively low altitude of the Chisapani Nagarkot trek, this trek can be completed even in the winter. Due to its short and easy trekking route, this trek is also a perfect trek to embark on with your family. There is perhaps no other destination in Nepal that offers you breathtaking sites of so many mountain ranges within a short span of trekking time.



  • Explore the various UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath
  • Trek inside the green premises of Shivapuri National Park
  • Mesmerizing sunrise and sunset at Nagarkot are bound to leave you speechless
  • Get to see 8 out of the 13 Himalayan Ranges of Nepal from Nagarkot
  • Visit the oldest temple in Nepal- Changu Narayan
  • Experience trekking in Nepal in an easy way not straying far from your comfort zone
  • Perfect for any age group, possible to travel with your family


What to Expect:

1. Food and Accommodation 

While you are at Kathmandu, you will stay at a 3-star hotel providing breakfast. For lunch and dinner, you can try different amazing restaurants there. Leaving Kathmandu, you will stay at a guest house providing clean and minimalistic accommodation. You will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

2. Cultural and religious sites

Sightseeing in Kathmandu gives you the amazing opportunity to explore various ancient religious and cultural sites like Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple. Most of these also hold enormous historical significance and showcase brilliant architecture. You also get to go to the Changunarayan Temple, the oldest temple in Nepal which lies in Bhaktapur.

3. Shivapuri National Park 

You will enter Shivapuri National Park for this trek with a permit. This park consists of pine, alder, oak and rhododendron forests with several species of birds and animals, though most of these animals live in the protected area of Shivapuri National park. Few settlements and cultivated lands can also be seen inside this area. This park is also an important source of water for the daily use. This park lies north from Sundarijal and Bagmati river originates in a place called Baghdwar which lies in this park.

4. Chisapani & Nagarkot

Chisapani is a picturesque village which lets you explore the beauty of Nepal not so far from the busy Kathmandu city. The surrounding hills of Chisapani and the gorgeous weather here make it a beautiful place to rest in. This village is a famous trekking destination for people wanting short and easy trek. You will find people busy in their household works, farming and animal rearing. There are few guest houses you can stay at enjoying local food.

Nagarkot, a gorgeous settlement is considered to be the most scenic place inside Kathmandu valley. 8 out of the 13 Himalayan ranges in Nepal can be seen from here. The location of panoramic views of such mountains makes spending your morning and evening for sunrise and sunset here compelling.

5. View of Mountains and Landscapes

Most of the landscape during this trek is covered with green forests, cultivation, settlements with beautiful mountains in the backdrop. The Himalayan ranges that can be seen from Nagarkot include Everest range, Manaslu range, Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal range amongst others. 

Chisapani Nagarkot Hike Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrive at Kathmandu airport
  • Picking you up at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Transferring you to a three-star hotel
  • Stroll around the streets of Thamel and bye the trekking essential

As you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will be there to pick you up.They will be waiting for you with the board with your name in it. When you meet them, they will drive you to the hotel you will be staying in. You can relax there for a while and set out to explore the city. You can stroll around the streets of Thamel exploring foods, restaurants and bars. You will stay overnight at the 3-star hotel. 

Accommodation: 3-star hotel 
Elevation: 1345 m


DAY 02: Orientation and Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
  • Explore the Kathmandu City
  • Visit 5 of the UNESCO world heritage sites ( Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple)

Today you will go out for sightseeing in Kathmandu where you will visit 5 of the UNESCO world heritage sites; Basantapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. You will also visit other with cultural and religious sites. Our experienced tour guides will tell you all you need to know and answer all your curiosities regarding those sites. You can also check if you have everything you need for this trek and buy anything if missed. You will prepare for the trek and stay at the same hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel 
Elevation: 1345 m


DAY 03: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani
  • Walk through the dense jungle of Shivapuri and beautiful rice fields to reach Chisapani
  • Get the wonderful view of the river valley and Kathmandu valley
  • Chance to encounter different species of birds and animals 

You will be having one hour ride to Sundarijal from Kathmandu, from where the trek begins. You will ascend uphill along the Bagmati river. You walk through the dense forest of Shivapuri National Park. After walking for a while, you will depart from the stream and will hike through the Jungle. You will have a wonderful view of the river valley covered with the forest. You will climb the Shivapuri ridge for a while and reach Tamang village, Mulikharka. You can relax there for a while as there are a few small shops where you can buy food and drinks. Then you will ascend the steep trail covered with oak and pine forests to reach Chisapani. You can see the rice fields and small settlements as well. As most of the trail is among the forest, you will get the opportunity to see some birds and wild animals in their natural habitats. Walking this serene trail for about 4 hours to get to Chisapani. You will stay overnight at a tea house there. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Elevation: 2195  m
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours approx.


DAY 04: Trek to Nagarkot
  • Walk a gentle downhill trek passing villages and forests 
  • Enjoy the views of mountains like Mt. Everest, Manaslu and Gauri Shankar, etc.
  • Enjoy the beautiful sunset over the Himalayas

Leaving the beautiful Chisapani, you will move ahead to reach Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a destination for anyone wanting to get away from the busy city life but doesn’t have much time. Your path may include some well-paved roads as well as some rough trails. Nagarkot is also a famous bird-watching site. You will have your lunch at Jhule and continue your trek. You will finally climb a steep slope to reach Nagarkot. From there, you can have amazing views of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Everest, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, etc. The view of the sunset over the Himalayas from Nagarkot is breathtaking.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Guesthouse
Elevation: 2195 m
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours approx.


DAY 05: Trek to Changu Narayan and drive to Kathmandu
  • Behold the mesmerizing sunrise view over the Himalayas from Nagarkot
  • Walk down the trail to visit Changu Narayan Temple, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites
  • Drive back to Kathmandu from Changunarayan 

You get up early in the morning to catch the wonderful view of sunrise from the height of Nagarkot. With the sunrise, you will enjoy the spectacular panorama of the Himalayas reflecting the morning sunbeams. After enjoying this delightful view, you will descend down to Changunarayan. It takes about 4 hours to get there, so you will have plenty of time to admire the lush forests along the way. After reaching Changunarayan, you will explore the temple which was built in the medieval age. It is an important site from the historical and cultural aspects. After spending a few moments there, you will drive back to Kathmandu and check in to a 3-star hotel. You can spend the evening strolling around Thamel and exploring things around. 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Elevation: 1345  m
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours approx.


DAY 06: Departure
  • Driving you to the Airport and wishing you goodbye

This is the last day of your trekking package and you will return to your country or head towards your next destination. We bid you farewell and wish you luck. If you want to trek to other regions of Nepal or go for other activities in Nepal, we at Sublime Trails will make your stay fun and worthy.

Meals: Breakfast

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  • Airport pick and Drove 
  • 3-star hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu 
  • One day Kathmandu tour with monument entrance fees
  • Lodge accommodation Chisapani and Nagarkot
  • One trekking and tour guide and 1 porter between 2 members
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
  • All the necessary private transport as per group size
  • Shivapuri national park entry fee and TIMS card fee
  • Government taxes


  • Any meal other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc)
  • Any alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks
  • Any desserts
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Tips for Sublime’s crew

Departure Dates

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25 Jan, 2020 - 30 Jan, 2020 Guaranteed $350 USD
28 Jan, 2020 - 02 Feb, 2020 Guaranteed $350 USD
31 Jan, 2020 - 05 Feb, 2020 Guaranteed $350 USD

Chisapani Nagarkot Hike Reviews

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Had a fantastic time in Nepal while trekking in Chisapani Nagarkot. Also had the chance to view the sunrise and the mountains. Most recommended if you are here for the first time and have short time. We thank Sublime Trails for being there for us anytime we needed, it didn't feel like we had guides, it felt like traveling with friends. Amazing!!

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