Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking-6 Days

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Good to Know
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 2420m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical And Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-November


The Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking, which lasts 6 days, takes you through Nepal's magnificent landscapes. Trekkers will pass through lush forests, attractive villages, and scenic hills while taking in stunning vistas of the Himalayan highlands, making it a great journey for both nature lovers and trekkers.

Major Highlights: Chisapani Nagarkot Trek.

  • Along the route, learn about the various cultures and traditions of different towns and gain insight into the local way of life.
  • Explore the natural richness and diversity of Shivapuri National Park, which is noted for its diverse flora and fauna.
  • Witness beautiful sunrises and sunsets from Chisapani and Nagarkot, with panoramic views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Mount Everest, and Kanchenjunga.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Changunarayan Temple, one of Nepal's oldest temples which is renowned for its architectural quality.
  • Trek through lovely villages inhabited by Gurung, Brahmin, and Sherpa communities and enjoy their gracious hospitality.

An Advantage of Booking a Trip with a Trekking Planner Nepal.

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Trip Introduction: Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking-6 Days/ What to expect during Nagarkot Chisapani trek?

Travelers who embark on the "Chisapani Nagarkot Trek," also known as the "Nagarkot Hiking Trail" or “Kathmandu Valley Rim Trek” are in for an unforgettable Himalayan trekking trip. This gorgeous trekking adventure in Nepal promises an immersive journey across Kathmandu Valley's natural beauties, all within easy reach of the bustling capital.

The journey starts with the "Chisapani Viewpoint Trek," which takes trekkers through the stunning vistas of Shivapuri National Park, a paradise for nature lovers and birdwatchers. The Chisapani Nagarkot path passes through lovely Himalayan villages, providing an authentic sense of local life and culture.

The fascinating vistas of the Nagarkot Hiking Trail as the sun rises are nothing short of magnificent, making it a popular destination for sunrise treks. The timetable for the Chisapani Nagarkot trip offers a well-paced tour, allowing travelers to relish every moment of the walk while staying within their budget.

Those wishing to enhance their trekking experience can camp along the way, making it an amazing Chisapani Nagarkot camping trek. This budget-friendly trip promises an authentic Himalayan encounter without sacrificing breathtaking scenery or cultural immersion.

This enticing short trek is conveniently located near the capital city of Kathmandu, providing an accessible adventure for all. So don’t miss the chance to embark on this unforgettable Himalayan journey with Trekking Planner Nepal offering the best of both worlds - nature and culture - just a stone's throw away from Kathmandu.

Where does the Trek to Chisapani Nagarkot Start and End?

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking, which offers a richness of culture, tradition, and natural diversity, starts from the small settlement of Sundarijal, located at the north-east of Kathmandu and famous for the 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 rhododendrons and varieties of other flora, watershed and waterfalls, river dams and river banks, and occasional small settlements we reach the beautiful Chisapani Village. The village with inhabitation of Gurung, Brahmin, and Sherpa communities, 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 Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot is gradual and easy through small settlements, tea shops, and lush landscapes. Further on the trail explore the diverse landscape, interesting villages, and welcoming locals before reaching the temple listed in the UNESCO World 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 economical, easy-to-take-on, rich, and diverse trekking experience. Preferred by local and foreign tourists alike, this trek is at its best during the spring, autumn, and winter seasons 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 life 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 take the memory of a lifetime.

Best Season for Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking.

Most months of the year are suitable for this adventure, except during the monsoon season which lasts from mid-June to early September, and the winter season which typically spans from mid-December to February.

The optimal time for this marvelous adventure is during the spring season, from March to May. During this period, most days are clear, with occasional light rain and snow in the late afternoon. While mornings and nights can be cold, the landscape is incredibly scenic, adorned with seasonal wildflowers, including tall trees to bush rhododendrons, magnolia, and other vibrant blooms. Days are marked by clear skies, offering grand views of the snow-capped peaks, and the longer daylight hours in spring make it an ideal time to embark on this journey.

The next best season is autumn/fall to pre-winter, spanning from the middle of September to early December. Although mornings and evenings can be much colder during this time, and there are shorter daylight hours due to the approaching winter, most days are bright and clear, allowing for excellent mountain views and enjoyable walks. Occasionally, higher elevations may experience some snowfall.   

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Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking provided with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities, etc…….
We will follow the itinerary if it needs to be changed in case of weather, landslides, and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decide holding full authority for Trekking Planner Treks and Expeditions.

    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 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, a 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.

      Today we have 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 relaxing 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.

        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 its 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.

          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 the 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 an overnight stay in a hotel in Nagarkot.

            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 an ancient temple of Changunarayan. Beginning with the scenic surroundings of Nagarkot overlooked by lofty peaks, we shall trek through the terraced fields through the unique settlements inhabited by the 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.

              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.

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              What's Included
              •   All airport pick up drop off by private vehicle.
              •   Twin/double sharing accommodation on BB in Kathmandu.
              •   Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu with private vehicles (entrance fees extra).
              •   Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Changu to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
              •   Shivapuri National Park Area Permit and Trekkers' Information Management System( TIMS card).
              •   A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
              •  1 porter for 2 guests with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
              •  Your cost includes insurance, wages, food, and lodging for both your guide and porter. We take excellent care of our guides and porters, they are like family to us.
              •  Best available twin-sharing lodge accommodation during the trek.
              •  Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and tea/coffee during the trekking.
              •  Snacks of biscuits/peanuts and seasonal fresh fruits dessert during the trek.      
              •  Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
              •  First aid kit.
              •  Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
              •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
              •  All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
              What's Excluded
              • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport-size photos).
              •  All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flights).
              •  Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
              •  Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
              •  In case of extra night accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the 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 the itinerary.
              •  Guest Personal expenses like ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
              •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
              •  Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
              Client Reviews
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                Beginner Trekking trip

                "4 day package. 1st in Kathmandu. Following days trekking in Shivapuri national park, Very friendly and serviceminded company. The trip was customized for us and they accommodated all our needs. The help us with equipmemt and guided us for the trip.
                First day in Kathmamdu was with a knowledgeable guide who showed us all interesting sites downtown. The trekking trip were a family trip - 2 kids (10,12) and were done in their pace. The guides were very helful and skilled. I would recommemd this company."


                Jacob BQatar,Nov 06, 2016
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