Chisapani Nagarkot Yoga Trek - 08 days

Trip Overview

Chisapani Nagarkot Yoga Trek

Chisapani Nagarkot Yoga Trek combines the ease of trek and breathtaking natural beauty besides the benefit of yoga, meditation and yogic breathing for the nature lovers and adventure seekers. Exploring the rim of Kathmandu valley for some days, trekkers experience the rich cultural and traditional heritages of the surrounding areas of Kathmandu valley besides traversing through the medieval aged sites with intricate carvings, architecture and religious symbols. Join the Chisapani Nagarkot Yoga Trek to experience the blend of natural, cultural, traditional elements and observe the authentic Nepalese lifestyle in the areas.

A trail that blends in cultural richness and natural extravaganza, Chisapani Nagarkot Yoga Trek begins from Sundarijal, a small settlement to the northeast of Kathmandu valley. Walking up into the dense sub-tropical forest of Shivapuri National Park through stone steps, trekkers traverse through the varieties of vegetations, watersheds, waterfalls and few Tamang settlements before reaching the beautiful village of Chisapani. A settlement with in-habitation of diverse communities, Chispani provides marvelous view of the range of Himalayas from the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range in the west to the tallest Everest and extending on to the Kanachenjunga in the far-east. Descending through the rural farm villages and lush forests, ups and downs of wet vegetations, the trail leads trekkers to one of the most famous hill station of Nepal, Nagarkot. Famous for breathtaking sunrise and sunsets, this tourist hub of Nagarkot provides panoramic view of several mountain peaks. Further on, explorers undertake the trails through scenic landscape, lush forest and unique villages to reach the historical Changunarayan Temple before heading back to Kathmandu for completing the short yet enriching and insightful trek in the outer Kathmandu valley. Getting involved in the activities that shall benefit the local community at the conclusion of Chisapani Nagarkot Yoga Trek shall add the feeling of contributing back to the society in the mind of trekkers, thereby increasing satisfaction derived from this experience.

Chisapani Nagarkot Yoga Trek is an easy trek where the elevation ranges from 1000 meters to 2800 meters. Best suitable in the Spring, Autumn and Winter seasons, this trek is perfect for the explorers with limited time who still want to view the majestic Himalayas and experience authentic lifestyle of Nepal, cultural and natural richness, and historically important heritages. Join the team of Nepal Trekking Planner to be a part of this trek full of contrasts, beautiful amusements and perfect natural setting. From the layers of hills covered with clouds and mists to the terraced lands, lush valleys and authenticity of lifestyle you have it all in this trek.

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: Cooking Class in Kathmandu-Hotel (B/B)

7th Day: Local community involvement activities-Hotel (B/B)

8th 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 our 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 your tour plan.”  

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Welcome to the enticing nation of Himalayas, Nepal. As you land in the Tribhuwan International Airport and complete the formalities in the customs, you will be picked by our office representative after a warm welcome and greeting. You will then be transferred to the hotel of your stay in the centre of Kathmandu with all the necessary facilities available to you. Besides the authentic cuisines and warm hospitality, you shall have the yoga session and yoga breathing session as well as the session for meditation in the afternoon. Joined with the rest for your jetlagged body you shall feel more refreshed and ready for the trekking beginning the following day. Later in the evening you shall be greeted with a welcome dinner that shall have authentic and delicious Nepalese cuisines. In an introductory day of the trek, you shall stay overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Cultural and Historical tours in Kathmandu

In this yoga trek, the day shall begin with the session of yoga, meditation and yogic breathing. In a bid to explore the ancient heritages and masterpieces of architecture and artifacts, today we shall have a cultural and historical sightseeing in Kathmandu. Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple among the foreigners, is ancient heritage which is supposed to have self-emerging. It is the stupa believed to be built around 14th century and is one of the oldest stupas in Nepal. Then we shall visit Pashupatinath Temple, the ancient temple situated on the bank of the holy Bagmati River is a Hindu pilgrimage and the centre of belief and faith of Hindu community all over the world. The next heritage in this sightseeing tour is the Boudhanath Stuap, one of the biggest and oldest stupas in the world, which hosts several other stupas and heritages and is one of the most revered pilgrimages for Buddhists. We may probably also visit the ancient Kathmandu Durbar Square which hosts ancient Royal palace, several temples and other heritages including the temple for the only living goddess in the world, Goddess Kumari. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in your hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding the trek as well as provide you the opportunity to ask any questions of the upcoming trip. After all the activities we shall have another session of yoga and meditation. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Chisapani (2215m)

The trekking expedition to the surrounding hills of the Kathmandu valley begins today after a session of yoga and meditation before the trekking team moves to the small settlement of Sundarijal located in the north-east corner of Kathmandu. Sundarijal has a small dam and a hydroelectricity station and is famous for holiday spot for the valley dwellers. The trek starts with the climb on the stone stairs and through the wet, subtropical forest above Sundarjal. Continuing on the trail, we pass through the path covered by forest of various trees such as oak before reaching to the small settlement of Mulkharka. This village is mainly inhabited by the Tamang community, one of the several ethnic communities in Nepal. We move further on the trail and reach to the village of Burlung Bhanjyang passing through the oak forest. After reaching to the settlement perched on the ridge we traverse along the trail to descent at the beautiful settlement of Chisopani for the overnight stop. This village of Chisopani provides beautiful and panoramic view of the several mountain ranges including the Jugal Mountain, Langtang Peak, Ganesh Himal and to the tallest peak in the world, the Mount Everest in the far east and Mount Manaslu as well as Annapurna to the far west. Explore the beautiful and authentic culture and tradition of the locals. We call it a day after the first session of yoga and meditation in the trekking region. Overnight in Chisapani.

Day 04: Chisapani to Nagarkot (2100m)

Starting with the awesome sunrise over the vast stretch of Himalayas and our regular session of relaxing yoga and meditation, we shall head towards another popular hill station of Nagarkot as the destination for our overnight stay for today. We start with the trekking to the settlement of Chauki Bhyanjyang that falls in the middle way of the trail and then end our trek in Nagarkot. En route we shall traverse along the foothills of ridges, trough the forest and rural settlements, with the view of the marvelous mountains including the Annapurna massifs, the peaks of Manaslu and Ganesh Himal besides other neighboring mountains. With the greenery and lush forests inhabited by several wild animals, due to it being in the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Trekking along the ridge of hills in this trekking trail, trekkers have the view of panoramic scenery of the snowcapped Himalayan range and the fertile landscape, rolling hills and lush valleys. After exploring the spectacular trail, we reach the hill station of Nagarkot ad end our day with another session of meditation and yoga. Overnight in Nagarkot.

Day 05: Nagarkot to Changunarayan and back to Kathmandu

Waking up with one of the most wonderful and breathtaking view of sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayas, we are into another beautiful and enriching section of this trek. We have regular session of relaxing yoga and meditation. Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill stations and sunrise view spots in and around Kathmandu valley at an altitude of 2195 meters. We reach the small village of Changunarayan as the ending point of this trek; Changunarayan is an ancient temple listed in the UNESCO World heritage site list. We trek through the rural farm villages including the popular village of Telkot, terraced landscape and ridges that provide scenic view of the surrounding landscapes and unexploited culture of the local inhabitants. The trek from Changunarayan to Telkot is more scenic while the other section is culturally enriching. After a trekking of around 3-4 hours we reach the destination for today, the village of Changunarayan. After reaching Changunarayan we shall head for Kathmandu in a drive of about an hour after an entertaining, enriching and glorious trekking experience in the hills. We shall have session of yoga, yogic breathing and meditation in the morning as well as in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 06: Cooking Class in Kathmandu

In pursuit of making this trek an enriching and more rewarding experience we shall go for a class to learn the skill of cooking a Nepali meal in Kathmandu after our regular yoga and meditation session. In this class you shall learn the use of special spices of Nepal besides learning how best to cook the authentic Nepalese cuisines. During the class you may also learn the use of some Nepali words and phrases from the trainer and fellow classmates of the training session. After making our day productive we shall return to the hotel of your stay and have another session of yoga, yogic breathing and meditation. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 07: Local community involvement activities

We shall dedicate this day for some voluntary activities as a effort to payback something to the community that has welcomed us and made our adventure a memorable experience. We shall begin the involvement activities in the local community after taking our breakfast and relax with the session of yoga, meditation and yogic breathing. You can pick up the activity of your interest for such contribution which may either include working with the orphan children and other disabled people in the centers established for their care and support or teaching at schools as the guest teacher. You can also teach the local people about the skill you are expert in or assist the disadvantaged people better learn the skills they are interested in. The support and assistance may be in any form. After making some contribution to the local community we shall return to the hotel with a feeling of satisfaction and content. For further peace and relaxation we shall continue with our yoga and meditation in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu in hotel.

Day 08: Final Departure from country

The time has come to end this trek and depart for the respective destinations. The scenic landscape and wonderful memories in the rural settlements, authentic cuisines and cultural heritages en route the trekking trail, panoramic views of the sky-piercing Himalayas and interaction with the ever smiling local in the trail is hoped to occupy a special place in your memories. After wonderful time in Nepal, today you will timely picked up from hotel and transferred to the airport for your next destination after a quick session of yoga and meditation. Our representative shall escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport at least three hours prior to your scheduled flight for your onward destinations. We hope that the uniqueness of Nepal and its diversity in various aspects shall bring you for further adventures in Nepal.

“Trekking Planner is committed to keeping the day-to-day schedule as per the predetermined itinerary however there might be an occasion in need of a change due to factors beyond our control. Factors such as adverse weather conditions, flight delays, natural disasters, political situations etc can force us to make necessary changes. Even though it is not possible to guarantee the itinerary the trip leader will do his best to minimize your inconvenience.”

We trust you will have a wonderful time with us!

Include Exclude

Cost Includes:

  • All airport pick drop by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant
  • 05 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Kathmandu
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Changu Narayan to Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Shivapuri National Park Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport and insurance
  • 02 guest=01 porter with their Salary, Insurance, Accommodation, Food, and other equipment
  • Best available 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
  • Cooking Class in Kathmandu
  • Yoga/Meditation
  • Yoga Mate
  • Local community involvement activities in Kathmandu
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, Ti-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.

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 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.
  • Trekking stick.
  • Sun Hat, cap
  • Warm woolen cap.
  • Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • 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)
  • Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries


How difficult is trekking in Nepal?
The trekking trails in Nepal range from easy to moderate, difficult and very difficult. However, this perception of difficulty depends on preference of those who are trekking. Consider the trekking grades we have mentioned in our website for references. So, if you are reasonably fit i.e. you like to walk whenever possible and do some form of mild exercises regularly, trekking in Nepal may be bit challenging in higher altitudes but not exhausting.
How fit do I need to be for trekking in Nepal?
Generally speaking trekkers need to have good overall fitness and ability to walk for some hours on a hilly terrain and flexible to adjust with the conditions in the trail. If you are suffering from some form of chronic disease or some serious ailments, consider your physician before going for the trek. It’s better not to go for a trek than being seriously ill during the trek. Also, develop the mental endurance to complete the trek in new trekking destination.
Do I require previous trekking experience?
Not really. Many people without previous trekking experiences have completed their trekking in Nepal. Anyone with strong cardiovascular ability and good stamina can overcome the odds during trekking. However, previous experience makes your trekking more comfortable. Also consider that some trekking trails require you to have previous trekking experience; though the trails with this requirement are less in number.
What is the best trekking season for trekking in Nepal?
Except that you are going for trekking in the rain shadow areas of Upper Mustang during monsoon season, the best season for trekking in Nepal are the months of February to May and September to December. During winter many high passes are difficult to cross due to heavy snowfall. Lower elevations are generally open to trekking round the year.
Is Travel insurance mandatory for my trekking?
Yes. Travel insurance is mandatory and you are required to obtain it before you begin your trekking. Go for the travel insurance that covers helicopter rescue and medical evacuation even up to 6000 meters. Many insurance policies are limited to 4000 meters only. You must confirm with your insurance company about the nature of coverage your travel insurance policy shall cover. If you are already in Nepal without travel insurance, you need to consult with your travel company in Nepal for assistance in this regard.
What about the packing list for my trekking?
You can look at our comprehensive list for the detailed materials to be included in your packing list. But in general you can include a trekking pole, t-shirts, Khaki cargo pants, sturdy trekking boots, down jacket, waterproof poncho, warm fleece jacket, thermal underwear, wet wipes and thermal sleeping bags. Make sure you are not short of trekking gears and equipments in the mountains. For detailed list, contact us. We love to hear from you.
What kind of permits do I need for trekking?
You require any two of the three kinds of permits- Trekking Information Management System or TIMS, permits to enter national parks or conservation areas, and special permit are the permits we have for trekking in Nepal. Your trekking company shall take care of the kind of permits you shall need during your trek.
What kind of accommodation do we have during our trekking?
Unless you opt for deluxe trekking, the accommodation you shall be utilizing during the trekking is a decent teahouse. In few trekking destinations you may have to go for camping or sleeping in tents. In teahouse trekking we enjoy full board meals prepared by the lodge owners, running water (if not hot water), decent beds to sleep with blankets, and quilts being provided by them. In camping trekking you shall enjoy meals prepared by professional cooks and support staffs, and have a good quality tents to sleep in. Trekker s may also opt for home-stays in villages where such facilities are available to them. For better information on home-stays you need to contact with your trekking company.
How will we tackle with the problem of altitude sickness?
For altitude sickness, you shall be walking at normal pace, slowly and gradually (listen to your body!) while you ascent to higher altitude. Be properly hydrated and follow the standard itinerary and instructions provided by your guides. If symptoms like headache, difficulty in breathing and others occur (be informed about the symptoms and precautions about altitude sickness), convey it to your guide who will assess your condition. If symptoms worsen immediately descend to lower altitude and reach to nearby hospital.
Do I have to face flight delay or cancellation?
May be yes. Because the Himalayan weather can’t be reliable always, you may face flight delay. In monsoon season the problem is more often than in other seasons. To overcome this separate some extra days and prepare accordingly, identify other alternatives to enter and exit a particular trekking destination, and carry some cash to bear expenses in case of emergency.
What about carrying my stuffs during the trek?
If you hire a porter for trekking, you needn’t carry your stuffs. A porter and guide are generally arranged by your trekking company, though you may negotiate for only porter with your trekking company. You may have donkey or yaks to carry your baggage
How will I communicate with my people back in my native place?
The options for communication vary depending upon the trekking route you will be going for. In popular destinations like the Everest region you can find cyber cafes, mobile coverage and local VHF phones for communication. However, if you are going for some more remote destinations, you may have satellite phones as the only option for communication.
Is tipping the guide and porters necessary?
No. Giving tip to the guide and porters is not mandatory, though tipping is customary and always appreciated in Nepal. Your guides and porters will gladly appreciate this gratuity at the end of your trek, which helps them help their families in return. Providing tip to your trekking team is a good way to show your appreciation for their hard work and support to you.

Before You Go

Safe drinking water on Chisapani Nagarkot Yoga 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 Chisapani Nagarkot Yoga Trek

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 adapters 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 Chisapani Nagarkot Yoga 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 Chisapani Nagarkot Yoga 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.

For more information see our Terms and Conditions page.

Fixed Depature

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.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.


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