Key Information

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

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.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking 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: Tea House
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: Tea House
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, Lunch and Dinner
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 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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