Chisapani Nagarkot Hike 03 Days

5 Days

Trip Info


Chisapani Nagarkot Hike is of short, easy and popular Hiking trail located around the suburb of Kathmandu valley. This hike is designed to offer you a unique opportunity to explore the wonder of nature, semi-remote Nepal and dramatic mountain vistas in a relatively short time period.

Attracting the admirers of nature from all around the globe, the Chisapani Nagarkot hike is a trail that offers splendiferous beauty, stunning mountain vistas and a hiking route that ideally suits a novice. This short trail starts from Sundarijal and encompasses beautiful sites of Shivapuri National. The hiking trail rewards glorious snow-capped mountain peaks, lush meadows, gushing streams and waterfalls and a variety of floral and faunal species. Moreover, we get the opportunity to interact with local people which adds more experience to the Hike.

It takes around 4 hours to reach Chisapani from Sundarijal. It is the first destination on our hike where we enjoy the real boon of nature. Nagarkot is the second destination of the hike which is located at an elevation of 2,175m. It takes around 7 hours from Chisapani to reach Nagarkot. The sunrise view from Nagarkot is simply mesmerizing. Add more, the panoramic view of Himalayan views from Dhaulagiri to the west, Mt. Everest to the east and Mt. Kanchenjunga to the Far East add more dimension to the hike.

Chisapani Nagarkot hike is one of the best family hikes in Nepal suitable for those with limited time or those who are not sure to undertake a week-long hike in remote Himalayan terrain. March-May in spring and September – December in autumn are considered the best time of the year to go for this Chisapani Nagarkot Hike.


Day 1:
Arrived in Kathmandu

When you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Himalayan 360 will be there to meet you and take you to your hotel. After checking in, you can rest or, with the guide, visit Himalayan 360’s office in Thamel a part of Kathmandu in the tourist district. Here there are many shops and restaurants. The shops are colourful and full of pashminas, slippers, trekking equipment, and felt items. The restaurants serve European as well as Nepalese meals. ATMs are plentiful should you require them. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan 360 where you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine. This is a great introduction to Nepalese food.

Day 2:
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Hike to Chisapani.

After breakfast, we make an early morning drive to Sundarijal, a popular hangout spot in the suburb of Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Sundarijal, we start an uphill climb through a stone-paved path that leads us to the entrance of the Shivapuri National Park. The Sundarijal village is named after Hindu Goddess – Sundarimai and the temple is dedicated to the deity. The Bagmati River meanders through the village which is joined by the Shyalmati and the Bagmati Rivers.
We continue from Sundarijal to the Shivapuri National Park via a stone staircase. The hiking to Chisapani goes through the park filled with subtropical mountain woods and several species of both vascular and endemic species of flora. It takes around 5 – 6 hours to reach Chisapani. On the way, we cross Mulkharka, a small Tamang settlement which remained intact despite being so close to Kathmandu.
Overnight in Chisapani

Day 3:
Hike from Chisapani to Nagarkot.

The hiking trail from Chisapani to Nagarkot is filled with stunning mountain views and hilly scenery. Today we leave Chisapnai and walk further out to dense forests. We pass massive woodlands, an army camp and another small village on our way to Nagarkot. The trail goes up and down and offers a close glimpse of lush vegetation providing a beguiling setting for a hike. Nagarkot is a hilltop town covered with forests and overlooks many small villages. It is also called the premier hill station of the Kathmandu valley; located on the northeastern side.

Nagarkot is popular for its stunning sunrise view. It also offers a spectacular view of snowy peaks – stretching from Dhaulagiri and Annapurna to the west, Manaslu and Langtang straight ahead, Mt. Everest to the east and Kanchenjunga to the Far East.
Overnight in Nagarkot

Day 4:
Hike down to Changunarayan drive back to Kathmandu

Wake up early in the morning and head towards the view tower in Nagarkot. Here you will get a fascinating experience that is filled with the glory of witnessing the sunrise amidst mountain ranges. After spending some time taking pictures, we head back to the hotel for breakfast. We follow the hiking trail that leads us down to Changunarayan from where we drive back to Kathmandu.
Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 5:
Final Departure

Today is the last day of our Trip, it is the time to say goodbye and return to the real world. If you have some time left, you can do some souvenir shopping or sightseeing around the hotel. A representative from Himalayan 360 will collect you from the hotel and take you to the airport 3 hours before your departure.

Cost Info

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickups and drops services via private vehicle
  • Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B & B basis
  • All the meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and accommodation during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All the ground transpiration on cozy vehicle as per itinerary
  • Guided city tour via private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All the staff salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
  • All the required paperwork, documents and trekking permits (National Park Permit and TIMS)
  • All the local and governmental taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Extra baggage charges
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu ( in case you arrive early or departure late and early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • International Flight
  • Personal nature expenses – alcoholic beverages, tips, shopping, laundry, internet bills, phone calls and more
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Chisapani Nagarkot Hike 03 Days