Chisapani – Nagarkot hike

Hiking around the suburbs of Kathmandu valley is ideal for those who do not have long time for trekking yet the passion to watch the Himalayan view by walking. There is more than just one route to follow to complete loop but the mostly picked route is Sundarijal-Chisapani-Nagarkot-Chagunarayan. A bus or car takes you to Sundarijal, a beautiful hamlet located at the end of northern valley. As you start, you will be well challenged by the uphill steps which continue all the way up to BorlangBhajyang via Mulkharka.This is somehow breathtaking uphill of 900 meters ascend. After walking another couple of hours, you will reach Chisapani located on top of the ridge at the end of Shivapuri National Park where there are plenty of lodges to accommodate and dinning. Himalayas are located far from this place but on clear day the ranges from Gaurishankar to Manasalu can be observed from the same spot. A stunning sunrise view in the early morning is scenic bonus for those who put an effort to wake up early in chilling cold dawn. The path to Nagarkot is full of dense forest till the first half of the day while the trail to Chaukibhanjyang via Jhule is mostly steep downhill which offers a great view of Kathamandu valley. Nagarkot is the preferred destination for not only trekkers but also the tourists who drive to this hilltop. The last day walk can be taken to Changunarayan Temple through Telkot and driving back to Kathamandu or an extended hike can be taken to Dhulikhel another beautiful hill town where you can stay overnight or directly take a drive to Kathamandu.

Trip Highlights of Chisapani – Nagarkot hike

  • Best for tight scheduled trekkers
  • Longest panoramic view ranging from Everest to Annapurna
  • Short and sweet trek
  • Good for hitch hiking in need
  • Forest walk
  • Mix of different ethnic lifestyles
  • Popular amongst suburb hikers
  • Nagarkot view point

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu then trek to Chisapani (2140m)
  • Day 02: Trek to Nagarkot from Chisapani (2163m)
  • Day 03: Trek to changunarayan from Nagarkot then drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 01 :Drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu then trek to Chisapani (2140m)
  • Day 02 :Trek to Nagarkot from Chisapani (2163m)
  • Day 03 :Trek to changunarayan from Nagarkot then drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
Price from US$ 1650 US$ $ 250 (Per Person)
  • Trip Duration 3 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • AccomodationHotels, Lodges and Tea Houses

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