Chisapani Nagarkot Hike

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Embark on an unforgettable journey through the picturesque landscapes of Nepal with our specially curated 3-day Chisapani Nagarkot Hike package, designed for short-time travelers seeking an authentic and invigorating experience. This hike offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and panoramic vistas.
Moreover, Chisapani Nagarkot Hike rewards us with an awe-inspiring Himalaya panorama. The journey rewards us with the grandeur of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Gaurishankar Himal.
Similarly, this short hike is meticulously tailored for hikers who crave a quick yet enchanting escape into Nepal's breathtaking terrain. The trail takes you through the heart of the Himalayas, allowing you to relish the tranquility of Chisapani and the mesmerizing sunrise from Nagarkot. Whether you're an avid trekker or a leisure seeker, this all-year-round trek promises an unforgettable journey that suits every kind of traveler.
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Chisapani Nagarkot Major Highlight:
  • Short hike in the outskirt of Kathmandu
  • Nature and village walk in Chisapani via Shivapuri National Park.
  • Breathtaking Himalayan panorama from Chisapani.
  • Witness sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas in Nagarkot.
  • Tranquil night stay in Nagarkot.
  • Scenic downhill hike to Changunarayan.
  • Explore the historical Changunarayan Temple.

Outline Itinerary:
  • Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu and trek to Chisapani (2115m), 4-5 hours walk.
  • Day 2: Hike to Nagarkot (2195m), 7 to 8 hours walk.
  • Day 3: Nagarkot to Changu Narayan to Kathmandu (Drive)

Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking Route:

The adventure commences with a scenic one-hour drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, setting the stage for an unforgettable journey ahead. Sundarijal marks the gateway to our exploration, where we step into the embrace of nature and embark on our short hike. As we leave the bustling city behind, we are greeted by the tranquil beauty of the Shivapuri National Park.
Then, our path winds through dense trees and along the watershed of the national park, leading us through charming villages that offer a glimpse into the local way of life. The journey culminates in the serene village of Chisapani, our first destination. Chisapani is a haven for nature enthusiasts and village explorers alike, offering a captivating blend of pristine landscapes and authentic cultural encounters.
The second day of our journey leads us to the famed hill point of Nagarkot. After a hearty breakfast in Chisapani, we begin our hike towards Nagarkot, a place renowned for its spellbinding sunrise views over the Himalayas. The path takes us through undulating terrains, verdant landscapes, and enchanting trails that unveil the heart of Nepal's natural beauty.
Upon reaching Nagarkot, we are rewarded with a panoramic spectacle that will forever be etched in our memories. The second night is spent amidst the tranquility of Nagarkot. This allow us to soak in the magic of the Himalayan sunrise and sunset.
On the final day of our adventure, we embark on a four-hour hike downhill from Nagarkot to Changunarayan.Upon arriving at Changunarayan, we take a moment to explore its historical and cultural significance, admiring the ancient temple and absorbing the rich heritage that surrounds us. Our journey concludes with a satisfying lunch,and we make our way back to Kathmandu.

Best Time to Experience:

You should undertake the Chisapani Nagarkot hike during the enchanting seasons of autumn and spring. These periods, which span from September to November and March to May respectively, reveal Nepal's natural beauty at its finest. Similarly, the months during these seasons feature clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and optimal visibility of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The lush greenery and vibrant blooms bring the picturesque landscapes to life, crafting a captivating backdrop for your trek.
However, it's important to note that the hike can be enjoyed throughout the year. While autumn and spring offer the most favorable conditions, other seasons have their own unique charm. Summer provides a chance to experience the vibrancy of Nepal's landscapes, but it's essential to be aware that the monsoon season, which falls between June and August, can present challenges. During this time, the trails may become muddy and slippery, and the captivating views can occasionally be obscured by mist and rain.

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3 Days
Group Size

Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani

The first day of your adventure begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, approximately 17.5 km. This picturesque journey takes approximately one hour, offering glimpses of Nepal's stunning landscapes as you leave the city behind.

Upon reaching Sundarijal, the real trekking experience commences. Your trail leads you through the lush beauty of Shivapuri National Park and its dense trees.

Traverse along the watershed, passing through quaint villages that provide a glimpse into local life. As you ascend, you'll gradually make your way to the charming village of Chisapani, situated at an elevation of 2115 meters.

This trek takes about 4 to 5 hours and unveils a nature-rich path that introduces you to the serenity of the area.

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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Ground Transportation Fee

Day 2: Hike to Nagarkot

Prepare for a captivating day of hiking as you embark on a journey from Chisapani to Nagarkot, approximately 29.9 km.

The trail rewards you with panoramic views, undulating terrains, and a continuous connection with the natural wonders of Nepal. It takes 7 to 8 hours to complete this hike, ensuring you have ample time to soak in the mesmerizing vistas along the way.

Nagarkot, at an altitude of 2195 meters, becomes your haven for the night. As the day transitions to evening, Nagarkot' s reputation for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas becomes evident.

Experience the ethereal beauty of the Himalayan panorama, and let the tranquil surroundings soothe your senses.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Nagarkot to Changu Narayan to Kathmandu (Drive)

The final leg of your journey commences with a short 4 hour hike down from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan. This ancient temple town holds cultural and historical significance, inviting you to explore its timeless beauty.

The Changu Narayan Temple stands as a testament to Nepal's rich heritage, and you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in its architectural marvels.
Following your exploration of Changu Narayan, your adventure concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu.

Reflect on the memories you've created, the landscapes you've traversed, and the experiences that have shaped your remarkable journey. As you return to the bustling city, carry with you the essence of Nepal's natural wonders and cultural treasures.


Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Entry Fee
  • Ground Transportation Fee

Here is the cost inclusion & exclusion of Chisapani Kathmandu hike

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  • All necessary documents and paperwork
  • Government Registered Licensed Guide (Wages, Insurance & Salary)
  • First aid box
  • Ground Transportation
  • Accommodation Service
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • All Permits for the Trek
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Country visa fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and donations

Chisapani & Nagarkot are the two beautiful places located in Kathmandu that is suitable for hiking. Chisapani offers insight to Shivpuri National Park while Nagarkot is the best place for sunrise view.

For a beautiful weather & clear sunrise view, Spring & Autumn season is the best time for Chisapani Nagarkot hike. However, it can still be accessible in winter and end of monsoon season. Each season provides beautiful scenery.

Here are some essential information about tours in Nepal:

Tour Itinerary:

The itinerary can be customized as per your preferences.

Additional cost will be applied when adding extra days, destination and services in the itinerary.

Meeting Point and Time:

Usually, meeting point will be provided before the tour and we request all tourist to be ready on time.

Guide or any representative of NHO will be there to pick you up on time.

Contact Information:

There are many options to contact us for any help during tour. You can directly talk with head of NHO through What’s App, email, or phone number too.

Packing and Dress Code:

We request participants to pack clothing based on the weather of Nepal and activities planned.

Please wear comfortable & sweat absorbing clothes. Also, we request you to wear less revealing clothes during tour.

Entrance Fees and Tickets:

Usually, entrance fees & tickets costs will be in cost inclusion. If you do not see them in cost inclusion then do message us as some tour package do not cover entrance fees & tickets.

Participants can pay for the entrance fees & tickets in the destination directly if the fees & ticket cost is not mention in cost inclusion.

Meals and Snacks:

Please notify us if you have any food allergy.

Foods & Snacks are usually not included in cost. You can get meals & snacks in near restaurants which offer all types of cuisines.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

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