About Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

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.

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 surrounding hills of Chisapani and the gorgeous weather here make it a beautiful place to rest in. The lodges in this area offer you good facilities for food and accommodation.

Your next stop from Chisapani is Nagarkot. This gorgeous settlement is considered to be the most scenic place inside Kathmandu valley. From Nagarkot, 8 out of the 13 Himalayan ranges in Nepal can be seen.

The Himalayan ranges that can be seen from Nagarkot include Everest range, Manaslu range, Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal range amongst other. The location of panoramic views of such mountains makes spending your morning and evening for sunrise and sunset here compelling.

Another historically and culturally important place that you go to in Chisapani Nagarkot trekking is Changunarayan. This is one of the many temples in and around Kathmandu area that is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is considered to be the oldest temple in Nepal. The temple is an embodiment of the wonderful traditional architecture of Nepal. It still remains one of the most important sites of religious worship amongst Hindus in Nepal.

Due to the relatively low altitude of the Chisapani Nagarkot trek, this trek can be completed even in the winters. Spring and autumn are the most popular seasons for Chisapani Nagarkot hiking.

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.

People who want to get a feel of trekking in Nepal in the easiest manner possible should complete the Chisapani Nagarkot hike. In addition, some people also take this trek as a preparation hike before they embark on longer trekking destinations to Annapurna Region, Everest region, and others.

Chisapani Nagarkot trek is a trek for people of all ages, people of different trekking experiences, and one for all seasons. The rich cultural and natural beauty of this picturesque hike is a one to savor for a long period of time.

Main Attractions of Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

  • You will get to explore the various UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.
  • You will trek inside the green premises of Shivapuri National Park.
  • Mesmerizing sunrise and sunset at Nagarkot are bound to leave you speechless.
  • You will get to see 8 out of the 13 Himalayan Ranges of Nepal from Nagarkot.
  • Visit the oldest temple in Nepal- Changu Narayan.
  • You will get to experience trekking in Nepal in an easy way.
  • You can complete this trek with your family members.

Outline Itinerary

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The representatives from our office will be on standby with our vehicle to receive you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu. They will also be displaying a signboard that displays “Sublime Trails” outside the airport terminal. They will help you to check in your respective hotel. This will be your first overnight in the ancient city of Kathmandu. This city is a cultural melting pot with many temples to go along with the modern parts as well.
After a good night’s rest & a hearty breakfast at the hotel, you set out for a Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is a wonderful mix of the ancient & the new. This includes some western influences that make visiting the capital an interesting place to spend time in. The old and the beautiful jostles for its place with rising attractions from Europe & the west.

The tour begins in Kathmandu Durbar square. Then, you will head out to Swayambunath temple, which is also known as the Monkey temple in the morning. This will be followed by sightseeing in Pashupatinath Temple. Pashupatinath temple is the biggest place of pilgrimage for Hindus in Nepal. Finally, you will head out to Boudhanath Stupa in the afternoon. All of the sites you visit are UNESCO declared world heritage sites. You will truly enjoy visiting these ancient monuments & learning of its mystic history with your professional guide. If you have some spare time, you can stroll around the wonderful vibe of Thamel. The place is replete with wonderful cafes and eateries.
Next day, a drive of about an hour will take hikers to the water resources site of Sundarijal. This place is a sacred one. This is due to the presence of the holy river of Bagmati. Sundarijal is a major drinking water supply center of Kathmandu Valley. You can see another equally important water supply center, Melamchi, at a few minutes of walking distance from Sundarijal. From Sundarijal, you will traverse through Shivapuri National Park area towards Chisapani Village. You will first climb a steep ascent to Mulkharka. The way to Mulkharka is full of staircases. From Mulkharka, terraced farmlands and villages of multiethnic people especially Tamang origin can be seen on the way to Chisapani. The entire trip is effervescent as hikers will be overwhelmed by the green lush forests and plentiful of vegetations. Slight pass of Borlang will be crossed in the final juncture before reaching the splendid area of Chisapani.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After a joyous stay in Chisapani, you will head out to one of the most vibrant hill stations nearby Kathmandu known as Nagarkot. Some rough trail and some well-paved trail can be found on the way along with lots of tranquil hamlets. This route is regarded as a haven of bird watching activity. You will stop in a little town called Jhule for lunch before resuming our trek to Nagarkot. You will go through a few towns on the slopes before climbing steep Nagarkot. From Nagarkot, you can see excellent crests of mountains ranging from Dhaulagiri to Everest to Kanchenjunga including tops from Langtang Himalayan range in the north. The setting sun from of top of the Himalayas with golden shadows looks astounding from here.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
The first activity that we do on this day is the sunrise view. You can be assured that on a sunny morning, the wonderful views of the rising sun will delight you. The spectacular sunrise blanketing the surrounding panoramic mountain vistas are a joy to behold. We have a short and simple day in front of us. It is a lovely stroll around Nagarkot this morning. After the breathtaking sunrise, you will head out to Changunarayan. The trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan is around 4 hours. You will have plenty of time to appreciate green slopes and towering pine trees along the way. After reaching the destination, you will explore the beauty of Changunarayan Temple. It is a UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE that was build in the medieval age. After admiring its beauty, a private transportation will take you to your lodge. The drive to Changunarayan to Kathmandu is just a tad over 60 minutes.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
On your final day in Nepal, you will enjoy breakfast and check that your belongings are in place. After you have packed well, you will head out for your departure to the airport. Our office representative will come to pick you up at an agreed time to transfer you to the airport for your departure home. We, at Sublime Trails, had a fantastic time serving you. We hope that you enjoyed your holidays of a lifetime with us. Maybe sometime in the years ahead you will remember us and visit this wonderful country Nepal. We will be delighted to arrange a trip for you.
Detail Itinerary

Inclusions

  • Airport pick and Drove 
  • 3 Nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu 
  • 2 Nights hotel in Chisapani and Nagarkot. 
  • One trekking and tour guide and 1 porter between 2 members. 
  • 5 Breakfast, 3 lunches, and 3 dinner 
  • All the necessary private transport as per group size. 
  • Shivapuri national park entry fee and tims card fee. 
  • government taxes. 
  • One Day Kathmandu tour with monuments entrance fees.

 

  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • Travel insurance 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage
  • Tipping for guide, porter, and Driver. 
  • Personal Shopping 

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