Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking

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Starts at
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3-Star Hotel In Nagarkot
All meals (Breakfast, Tea Break, Lunch & Dinners) during the Hike
Private Tourist Vehicle
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Sundrijal-Chisapani-Nagarkot-Changu Narayan-Kathmandu


  • witness the Beautifull sunrise and sunset from Chisapani and Nagarkot

  • trek through the countryside, farmlands, pine forests, villages with stunning views of the Mountains and the Kathmandu valley

  • Witness majestic Himalayan panorama of mountains like Mt. Everest, Dorje Lhakpa, Gauri Shanker, Langtang Lirung, etc

  • Visit the historical and most important temple of Kathmandu valley - The Changu Narayan Temple


Kathmandu is not only the Capital city of Nepal it is also known as the trekker's capital. Kathmandu valley is the gateway of many trekking trails like Langtang, Helambu,   Chisapani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha, Balthali, Nagarjuna, etc. A short and easy trek of just 4 to 5 days around the Kathmandu valley is something everyone should try once. A short drive from Kathmandu to Sundrijal you get to see rich insight into lives, history, culture, and religion. Gentle climbing through the villages, after Sundrijal you arrive at the beautiful Shivapuri hill (2,729m), which is the highest point of this whole trek.

This trek offers a remarkable natural panorama and magnificent views of Mt Everest, Mt Manaslu, Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Himal range, Dorjelakpa, Shisangma, Gaurishankar, and many more. And also the native villages, different peoples, Green-Hills mountain, Helambu, Panauti, and Kathmandu Valley, we will also walk through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve.

Chishapani to Nagarkot Trekking is probably one of the most exciting parts of your Trek. The trail is filled with exotic forest and offers stunning views of the Himalayas and traditional hamlets. The short trekking takes you to the alluring hill station of Chisapani and Nagarkot to witness the magnificent views of the Himalayas.

Nagarkot is rather famous as a viewpoint to view the stunning views of sunrise and sunset. Towering at an elevation of 2,175 meters, it is one of the most loved travel sites nearby Kathmandu. This whole trip will always remain in the most sacred part of your heart, you will always cherish these memories and you will want to make more of them.

Outline Itinerary

DayItinerary / Activities
1Drive to Sundrijal and Hike/Trek to Chisapani
20 km / 8 km2,135m
2Hike/Trek to Nagarkot
19 Km2,175m
3Hike/Trek to Changu Narayan Temple and Drive to Kathmandu
10 Km / 17Km1,400m

Trip Itinerary



Drive to Sundrijal and Trek to Chisapani (2,135m)

Your journey to Chisapani Nagarkot begins here! About an hour drive will take you to Sundrijal, from where you will start your trekking at the elevation of 1350m. You will start to climb through small villages along the Bagmati River. In this part of the trail, you can witness the countryside lifestyle, which is completely different from the lifestyle in Kathmandu. As you climb higher we will pass by beautiful waterfalls and water supply Dam to Kathmandu valley.  As you continue your climb through Shivapuri Ridge, you will arrive at the village of Mulkharka where you will stop for Lunch. It is the last village before Chisapani and you can witness stunning views of Kathmandu Valley and panoramic views of its surroundings.

After lunch, you will continue trekking along the Shivapuri Nagarjing National Park. This part of the trail passes through the most beautiful wilderness of the entire trek. The National Park Includes 400 Birds, 200 animals, and many flora and fauna. As you climb higher you will arrive at the top of the Shivapuri Hill which is the highest point of the trek, Locally known as Shivapuri Pass at the altitude of 2729m. From here the trail to Chisapani is nice and easy down along the other side of the Shivapuri Hill for about 1:30 hours.



Trek to Nagarkot (2,175m)

Chisapani is one of the best places near Kathmandu Valley to witness a beautiful sunrise view over the Himalayas. In crystal clear Himalayan days We can see five of the fourteen tallest mountains in the world, including part of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft), Lhotse (8,516m/27,941ft), Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,907ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,767ft), Manaslu (8,163m/26,782ft) and many other smaller peaks like Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Langtang  II,  Gaurishankar and many more.

After enjoying the sunrise with a hot cup of tea you will take breakfast then up for another Himalayan day. We trek on the flat trails for about 2:30 hours. The trail then descends for about an hour to get to Jhule Village for lunch. After lunch, we trek 30 min downhill to get to Chauki Bhanjyang. The trail is mostly flat along with the beautiful Farming villages and valleys surroundings for about another 2 hours, then we will take 30 min climb to the popular hilltop of Nagarkot. 

Nagarkot is rather famous as a viewpoint to view the stunning views of sunrise and sunset from your hotel balcony. It offers a remarkable natural panorama and magnificent views of Mt Everest, Mt Manaslu, Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Himal range, Dorjelakpa, Shisangma, Gaurishankar and many more.



Trek to Changu Narayan Temple and Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m)

Enjoy the breakfast with a Himalayan view before heading out along the ridgeline towards the Kathmandu Valley. Today, you'll pass through community forests and open landscapes with small villages. with the beautiful view of the Himalaya in the north side and the valley of Kathmandu in the south. few hours of easy trek will take you to The Changu Narayan Temple. which is one of the most important temples of Kathmandu valley, a UNESCO world heritage site. From where you will take your private tourist vehicle back to Kathmandu.


What is included?

  • Kathmandu to Chisapani  by Private tourist vehicle
  • Changu Narayan  to Kathmandu by Private tourist vehicle
  • 3-Star Hotel in Nagarkot including breakfast
  • All the meals (2 Breakfast, 3 Tea breaks, 3 Lunches, and 2 Dinner) with seasonal fruits
  • All necessary paperwork and permits
  • All government and local taxes
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Assistant trekking guide (1 assistant trekking guide for every 10 trekkers), 
  • Support staff/ Sherpa porters (1 porter for every 2 trekkers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, transport food and lodging

What isn't included?

  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, bar bills, personal drinks, bottle or boiling water,)
  • Tips for guide and porters


    • Down jacket (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • Namaste Nepal’s duffle  bag (to be returned after completion of the trip)
    • Namaste Nepal’s  T-shirt
    • Trekking map
    • Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • A self-sufficient medical first aid kit containing vital medications
    • Hand sanitizer and a face mask

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