Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking - 6 Days

Trip Overview

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking, the combination of cultural richness and natural extravaganza, takes you to a short yet rich and entertaining exploration of the surrounding areas to Kathmandu. Also known as the Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek, this trek is amongst the easy, popular and short trekking with the elevation ranging from 1000m to 2800m. Experience enchanting sunrise and sunsets from Chisapani and Nagarkot, explore the natural richness and diversity of Shivapuri National Park, get insight into the diverse culture of different communities and observe the architectural excellences at the Changunarayan Temple and in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Join this short trek which is near to the capital city of Kathmandu.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking, which offers richness of culture, tradition and natural diversity, starts from the small settlement of Sundarijal, located at the north-east of Kathmandu and famous for quaint environment, natural beauty, home to hydropower plant and a popular picnic spot for locals. Through the stone stairs trekkers then head up into the Shivapuri National Park and trek through dense forest with rhododendron and varieties of other flora, watershed and waterfalls, river dams and river banks, occasional small settlements we reach to the beautiful Chisapani village. The village with inhabitation of Gurung, Brahmin and Sherpa community, Chisapani has mind-blowing sunset and sunrise over the panoramic Himalayas (from Dhaulagiri in the West to Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga in the Far East) overlooking the beautiful valleys and high hills. The trail of Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking from Chisapani to Nagarkot is gradual and easy through small settlements, tea shops, and lush landscape. Further on the trail then explores the diverse landscape, interesting villages and welcoming locals before reaching to the temple listed in UNESCO Heritage Site List and one of the oldest temples in Nepal, the sacred Changunarayan Temple. Return back to the Kathmandu valley after this enriching, insightful and entertaining trek.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking is an economic, easy to take on, rich and diverse trekking experience. Preferred by the local and foreign tourists alike, this trek is at its best during the spring, autumn and winter season due to magnificent views of the Himalayas and lush natural scenery. Join the professional team of Nepal Trekking Planner to pursue the trip of your lifetime and get the best out of the money spent by you. We are here to organize your holiday in Nepal as per your interest and make this tek the memory of the lifetime.

Outline Itinerary;

1st Day: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)-Hotel (D)

2nd Day: Full day in Kathmandu with city tours-Hotel (B/B)

3rd Day: Kathmandu to Chisapani (2215m/7267ft)-Lodge(B/L/D)

4th Day: Chisapani to Nagarkot (2100m/6890ft)-Lodge(B/L/D)

5th Day: Nagarkot to Changunarayan and back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)-Hotel(B/L)

6th Day: Final Departure from country-(B)

B/B = Bed & Breakfast, B = Breakfast, B/L/D = Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Detail Itinerary

“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Itinerary is on the basis of tea-house trekking but it can be operated as Camp Trek. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)

Arrive in Kathmandu, at the Tribhuwan International Airport, and complete the formalities at the customs. You will then be received by the representative of Nepal Trekking Planner and escorted to the hotel for your stay. Check into the room; relax yourselves after a long journey to this beautiful nation in the hotel and get prepared for a half-day sightseeing to the nearby historical heritage of Kathmandu Durbar Square, a complex with ancient temples, royal palace and several monuments of prominence. Stroll around the cobbled paths surrounding the site and later in the evening get welcomed by the authentic cuisine in the cultural dinner. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with city tours

Today we have the guided sightseeing to the ancient, religious heritages and architectural excellences in the form of monuments, intricate carvings and historical complexes in Kathmandu valley. We shall pay visit to the Kathmandu Durbar Square, if it can’t be possible in the first day itself and then head for the 14th century old stupa of Swayambhunath, also popularly known as the “Monkey Temple” among the foreigners. Amongst the oldest heritages in Nepal, this stupa is famous for whitewashed stupas in its complex and the view of Kathmandu valley from its premise. Then we shall head on to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas of its kind in the world, where the Buddhists and other visitors pay respect with alike and utmost faith. After getting relaxed with the chanting of Buddhist mantras, we shall go for other heritage if time permits. Later in the afternoon, you shall join a pre-trip meeting where trekking guide shall brief you about the trek and you shall have the opportunity to get yourself clarified on the queries, if any. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Chisapani (2215m/7267ft)

The trek into the natural sanctuary of Shivapuri National Park begins today as we drive to Sundarijal for the start of the trek. Sundarijal is a small settlement in the northeast of Kathmandu which is popular for the quaint, natural scenery, hydroelectricity station and small dam for the purpose of water supply to the Kathmandu valley. We walk along the stone stairs for some time and head into the wet, sub-tropical forest adorned by rhododendron and oak trees and trek past the watershed and lush forest to reach the first settlement in today’s trek, the village of Mulkharka. After the sparsely located Tamang village of Mulkharka, the trail leads us up to the heights of Burlung Bhanjyang and down the ridge through the forest of oak and rhododendron to the destination for today, the village of Chisapani.  A settlement dominated by Sherpa community, Chisapani is famous for the panoramic view of the Jugal Mountain range including the peaks such as Ganesh Himal and Langtang Peak, the mightiest Everest and Kanchenjunga Peak in the east, and Manaslu and Annapurna to the far west. After witnessing a beautiful sunset, we warm ourselves in our respective rooms. Stay overnight in Chisapani.

Day 04: Chisapani to Nagarkot (2100m/6890ft)

We wake up today with the pleasant sunrise over the Himalayas stretching in the horizon and prepare for the trek to another popular hill station of Nepal, Nagarkot. In a charming trail, we embark on our journey through the trail that passes through lush and dense forest of national park, along the ridge and provides us the occasional views of Annapurna, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu Peaks before we reach Chauki Bhyanjyang and nearby Jhule; trekkers generally stop in one of these places for brief stop and rest. Through the rural country side the trail continues through the dense forest which is green lush and relaxing, have some brief ups and downs on the trail and reach to Nagarkot, a hilltop to the east of Kathmandu.  We have one of the most beautiful sunset and sunrise from this popular hill station of Nagarkot along with the view of Himalayas and unmatched scenery. The Sun decorates the mountains in surreal fashion and gives your imagination the chance to play with the color it unfolds before you. After a bit strenuous trek, you shall have overnight stay in a hotel in Nagarkot.


Day 05: Nagarkot to Changunarayan and back to Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft)

Today as well we shall wake up with the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas and after breakfast we shall head on for the town with ancient temple of Changunarayan. Beginning with the scenic surrounding of Nagarkot overlooked by lofty peaks, we shall trek through the terraced fields through the unique settlements inhabited by indigenous Tamang community, the major being Telkot village. The houses are typical with thatched houses made of stone, by the local craftsmen; the adjoining shed for animals and the vegetable garden next to the house supplies fresh vegetables. Local wines made in these villages are delight to the visitors. If interested you may taste the local dishes as well. On the other section, more scenic, trekkers traverse through rich deciduous forest; moving further every step the Himalayas seem more distant and the paths are more gradual and finally leveled path as we reach to Changunarayan Temple. A temple with intricate carvings, unique pagoda style and historical monuments, sculptures and statues, Changunarayan Temple is also listed in world heritage site list. After exploring this ancient temple, we shall drive back to Kathmandu in an hour. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.


Day 06: Final Departure from country

The short and enriching trekking in the rim of Kathmandu valley comes to an end today as you shall be leaving for your onward destination. Go for some last minute souvenir shopping if you are interested in that. If you have booked for any other activities, you may extend your stay. If not, our representative shall assist you for your onward flight and escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport. We hope that this short yet insightful trekking experience created some of the best memories of your lifetime and tempt you for another trip in this enticing nation.

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

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Trip Cost:

USD $360.00 per person(3 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $520.00 per person(4 star category hotel in KTM)
USD $645.00 per person(5 star category hotel in KTM)

Single Supplement US $120.00

Cost Includes:

  • All airport pick drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 04 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB at Three star hotel in Kathmadnu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle and necessary entrance fee
  • Kathmandu to Chitwan to Kathmandu by tourist bus (if you want both way flight or private vehicle also aviable on aditional cost)
  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Changu to Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Shivapuri National Park Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation and equipment
  • Best Available twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box

Cost Excludes:

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Guest Personal expenses like ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column 

Equipment List

Suggested Equipment list for this trip;

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We will provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag but is to be returned after the trip)
  • Day bag.( Small handbag)
  • Trekking shoes
  • Sports shoes or sandal.
  • Sun Hat/cap
  • Warm woolen cap
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket
  • Pullover or warm sweeter
  • Raincoat
  • 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
  • Hand gloves
  • 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
  • 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  • Eye glass
  • Water bottle
  • 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trip)
  •  Flash or Torch light
  • Camera and batteries.


Can you provide me more information about the teahouses on Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking?

According to the location the tea houses vary on their quality and style on this trek. Basically they have communal room downstairs with one or two bed bedroom above them. You have to use share toilet but nowadays in low levels attached toilet is found and some have hot shower facilities but some will have stand pipes. Tea houses use a type of burning stove in main communal area and other rooms are unheated. Tea houses do not have money exchange facilities. Trekking Planner recommend you to exchange cash in Kathmandu.

How many guides and porters will be there in our group?
A group will have a group leader or a guide who will lead you on the trek. Porters will be there to carry your baggage packs and all the camping gear. One porter will carry two trekkers baggage. A number of supporting staff will depend upon your group size.

At one time how many liter of water I have to carry in Chisapani Nagarkot Trek?
Mostly 3-4 liters is sufficient. You will be able to refill bottles at lunch time. When you are in high altitude you have to drink more water to get rid of altitude diseases.

Is it necessary to carry Trekking poles?
Yes, Trekking Poles make you easy to walk in the rough ways. Trekking poles makes your body and leg to move more safely. So, we suggest you to use it.

Is bottled water available everywhere in Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking?
Mainly tea houses on the way have stores which sell bottled water and other supplies that may be needed for you on the trek. There are no any plastic recyclable facilities in Nepal, we encourage you to bring chlorine tablets and use filter water in the teahouses.

Should I have to bring iodine tablets for purifying the water?
You have to bring iodine tablet with you.  Chlorine tablets are widely available. The most effective and commonly used version of chlorine is chlorine dioxide, which is tasteless and odorless. Tablets can be bought cheaply and usually 1 tablet is sufficient to purify 1 liter of water. Neutralizing tablets can also be bought to get rid of the smell and taste of chlorine or iodine. This will need to be done for water obtained using hand pumps or streams in the trek.

What are the effects of going so high?
Altitude produces physical changes in the body. Higher you go, more pronounced those changes. If after gaining a lot of elevation in a hurry, you experience dizziness, nausea, headaches, and dehydration, you are probably suffering from altitude sickness. In rare cases this may worsen, so a close watch is kept on all trekkers by the Group Leader who is trained to recognize Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). If trekkers show any signs of AMS they will be evacuated to a lower, safe altitude immediately. To minimize effects of altitude you ascend slowly which allows safe acclimatization.

What if I get ill while on Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking?
It depends on the nature of your illness. If you suddenly feel dizzy or weak, you have to sit or lie down. If you still feel sick, keep a warm and quiet until you can get medical help. You will carry down if no progress we advise travelers to take a personal kit too.
In serious cases, you need helicopter rescue. Our guide will suggest you to use it if it’s very serious. So, helicopter rescue insurance is necessary for every trekker before you come to trek in this trek.

Would you recommend taking a Down Jacket?
The weather is changeable in the Himalaya so you can expect to experience four seasons in one day. Make sure you have plenty of warm layers which you can shed or add as required. While even in winter it can be as warm as 19C during the day, the higher the altitude, the colder the temperature and when high up the temperature drops significantly at night to around -10C in October/November, and to around -20C from December to February.

Is alcohol permitted Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking?

Alcohol is consumed in Nepal. You can buy it in tea houses in the trek. Local alcohol is also available. However we suggest you not to drink alcohol at high altitude.

Before You Go

Safe drinking water on Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek

Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but as we go higher cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking

Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal

Use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage’s in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day

It mainly depends upon spending habits; normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek

You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek

All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap.

Toilets are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses

On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Trekking Planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal. You can see photos of legal documents in about us section. We accept your booking under following terms and conditions:

  • Bookings must be done 48 hrs. in advance
  • Free Cancellation
  • No Down payment
  • No Deposit
  • Accept Cash Payment, Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card.

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To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

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