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Chisapani Nagarkot 3 Days Trek

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

Chisapani Nagarkot 3 Days Trek

The Price :   $250.00
Max People :    35
Start Location:   Kathmandu
Age Range :   6-85

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Chisapani Nagarkot 3 Days Trek is the most popular short trek near Kathmandu valley. Moreover, the trip offers stunning views of the Himalayas, charming villages, and a taste of Nepalese culture. Furthermore, the trip is also available all year long.


Additionally, the trip is also best suited for people with a short window of break and having a keen desire to go for a budgeted hiking & trekking experience in Nepal. Moreover, the trek is also feasible for people of all age groups and fitness levels. It can therefore be a great outing for a single, couple or group family vacation. Also being an entry level trek, there is no prior hiking experience required at all.


Drive to Sundarijal

The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek begins with a short (90 minutes) drive to Sundarijal from your hotel in Kathmandu on Day 1. Sundarijal itself is a beautiful village located about 15 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu. It is a popular destination for stunning views of the surrounding Himalayas. The visible mountain range here includes Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal & Gaurishankar Himal. The village is also home to a number of temples and shrines, including the Sundarimai Temple, which is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Sundari.


The hike then soon begins after a check-in into the Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park. For those unaware, Shivapuri-Nagarjun is also the youngest national park of Nepal. It therefore allows its visitors a chance to sight many wild animals including leopards, deers and pheasants.


Trek to Chisapani

After a 5-6 hour hike through dense forest inside Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, we will finally arrive at Chisapani. Moreover, Chisapani village is a charming hamlet nestled within the Shivapuri National Park itself. Situated northeast of Kathmandu at 2200 m, it offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and even majestic peaks like Gaurishankar and sometimes even Mt. Everest.


Trek to Nagarkot

After an overnight halt at Chisapani village, the trip then hikes towards Nagarkot the next day. Nagarkot, perched atop a ridge at 2175 meters above sea level, is a scenic hill station offering panoramic views of the majestic Himalayas. It’s a gem near Kathmandu, famed for its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets over the snow-capped peaks.


Moreover, Nagarkot is renowned for its unparalleled Himalayan vistas, particularly enchanting during sunrise and sunset. The travelers therefore stay here for their night halt on Day 2 for a spectacular view of sunset and sunrise. The sun’s golden rays the next morning here shall illuminate the surrounding peaks, creating a spellbinding spectacle for travelers.


Visit to Changunarayan Temple

The three day trip finally ends with a short hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan Temple after your morning breakfast on Day 3. For those unaware, Changunarayan Temple is one of the seven World Heritage Sites inside Kathmandu valley. Additionally, it is also considered as one of the oldest temples in Nepal, and a testament to the country’s rich heritage. Dating back to the Licchavi period (around 464 AD), the temple’s intricate stone carvings, sculptures, and inscriptions are captivating windows into Nepal’s past.


Besides being dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the temple also holds immense religious significance for Hindus. Witnessing the daily rituals and observing the devoutness of pilgrims is a humbling experience. Furthermore, the unique pagoda-style architecture, with its tiered roofs and graceful wooden carvings, is a captivating example of Nepali craftsmanship.


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Highlights of Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek:


1. 3 Days Short-Trek from Kathmandu

2. Suitable for travelers with limited budget

3. Suitable for people of all age groups

4. Panoramic view of the surrounding mountain range

5. A hike inside Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

6. Sunrise and Sunset experience from Nagarkot

7. A visit to historical and religious Changunarayan Temple

Places You’ll See :

Travel Itinerary:

Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (Max Altitude: 2200 m / 7218 ft)

The first day of your trip begins with a short (90 minutes) drive from your hotel in Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Sundarijal serves as an entry point to Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park.

After their check in at the entry point, the travelers then go for a 5-6 hour trek to Chisapani. On the way the travelers pass through many waterfalls, dense forests and wooden bridges via Mulkharka.


Approximate Trek Distance: 10 km / 6.2 miles


Accommodation: Mountain Guest House


Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Trek to Nagarkot (Max Altitude: 2175 m / 7136 ft)

The second day of your trip begins with a 6-7 hour trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot via Chauki Bhanjyang. The journey offers travelers a panoramic view of surrounding mountains, local villages and a chance to sight wild animals including leopards and deers.


Approximate Trek Distance: 15 km / 9.3 miles


Accommodation: '3 Star' Category Hotel


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 : Hike down to Changunarayan (Min Altitude: 1350 m / 4429 ft)

You begin your day three with a spectacular view of the sunrise from Nagarkot. You will then take a three hour hike down to Changunarayan Temple after your morning breakfast. Here you will be enjoying lush green forests and local villages on your way to the temple. The temple of Lord Vishnu alongside its surrounding monuments were built by Haridatta Barma c. 325 AD.


After your trip to Changunarayan Temple, you will then take a short (one hour) drive back to your hotel in Kathmandu.


Approximate Trek Distance: 5 km / 3.1 miles


Meals: Breakfast


What are the places I will visit during this trip?

The places you will visit during this trip include sundarijal, Shivapuri-Nagarjun National Park, Chisapani, Nagarkot and Changunarayan Temple. On your way you will be passing via lush green forests and many local villages.

What should I wear for the tour?

You may choose any outfit comfortable to you according to your season of visit. You must however choose comfortable shoes for the hike though.


Note: There aren't any restrictions to your clothes whatsoever.

Is pick up and drop off service included?

Yes, we have pickup and drop off service included in your pay. A private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu and drop you off at the same hotel after your trip.

Is this trip suitable for beginners with no prior experience?

Yes absolutely. This trip has been planned by travel experts seeking the feasibility of beginners and people of all age groups with no prior experience on hiking and trekking.

Is there a chance to sight any wild animals during the trip?

Yes you will be passing through the dense forests and local villages while on the trail to Chisapani. On your way you may have a chance to sight many wild animals and birds including leopards, deers, monkeys and pheasants.

What's Included

  • 3 Star Accommodation in Nagarkot
  • Company T-shirt
  • First Aid
  • Full Board Meals
  • Hot Shower
  • Monuments Entrance Fee
  • Mountain Guest House
  • National Park Fee
  • Pick Up and Drop
  • Private Vehicle
  • Travel Permits
  • Trekking Guide

What's Excluded

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Gratitude for Guide / Driver
  • Hot / Cold Drinks
  • Personal Expenses


  • Day Tour
  • Hiking
  • Sightseeing
  • Singing and Dancing
  • Sunrise
  • Sunset
  • Trekking

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