Chisapani Nagarkot Hike – Self Guided Trekking Trip

3 Days

  Chisapani Nagarkot is a short and easy hiking area near Kathmandu Valley. Chisapani Nagarkot hike is the mixture of typical life – hood, ethnic culture and tradition and mountain scenery. Chisapani Nagarkot hike is suitable for children’s, Family’s, students, and those who have a busy schedule or short time to spend in Nepal but still want to explore Nepal or gain the hiking experience in Nepal.  

Self – Guided Chisapani Nagarkot hike can be the best hike for you which away from the center of city life and a great opportunity to experience the local life and communicating with local people.

Chisapani Nagarkot Hike

The three day hiking from Kathmandu to Chisapani and Nagarkot is an ideal hiking package to spend the time away from the crowded lifestyle of Kathmandu. The hikers have a good opportunity to be bound with the village lifestyle and interact with local people.

Also for the travelers who would love to be delighted in natural beauty without traveling a long distance then Chisapani Nagarkot hike is the perfect option. The Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking is the best alternative to escape from the chaos of the busy city Kathmandu and to indulge yourself in the tranquility of the natural environment.

Chisapani Nagarkot Hike

Walk along through the rough trails that enter Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park via a watershed and get yourself into nature, enjoy the chirping of bird’s melodies filling up the vibrations.

The hiking trail surrounded by woodlands offers a beautiful experience of being close to nature and the park’s biodiversity is also an important notable feature of Chisapani Nagarkot Hike. Walking up the stone-carved path ultimately opens the land area that offers you the view of snow-capped towering mountains in the distance.

      Because of its ease, most beginners choose the Chisapani Nagarkot hike which can be done in under a week or 5 days. Hikers who want to hike a long hiking route in Nepal also choose this hike for the warm-up of the long route hike. Chisapani Nagarkot hike doesn’t demand high physical strength from hikers.  So, there is no age limit for Chisapani Nagarkot hike. Meanwhile, you will need to pay for the Permit before entering the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park.  

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    Where does Chisapani Nagarkot Hike Begins?

    Chisapani Nagarkot HIke
    Pic: Direction board to Chisapani

    The hiking starts from Sundarijal after a one and half hour drive from Kathmandu. Sundarijal is a famous visiting site and a busy picnic spot with an eye pleasing waterfall. Then the hike heads to the Chisapani village, which is a mixed settlement of Gurung, Sherpa and Brahmins. It is enclosed with rocky landscape and traditional houses.

    On the way, you will be walking in a Shivapuri watershed and Wildlife reserve. This reserve offers rich insight into the culture; the lifestyle, and tradition of the locals living there. You can also get the best view of mountains like Mount ManasluGanesh Himal ranges, Mt Dorje Lakpa in the Langtang range, Mt Gaurishanker and many other unnamed peaks.

    Chisapani Nagarkot Hike

    Similarly, the trail continues to Nagarkot from Chisapani. You will be hiking towards Nagarkot from Chisapani which is considered to be the favorite hill station in Nepal. It is a perfect place for mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views over the Everest, Langtang, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range.

    After getting the view from Nagarkot you will get back to famous Bhaktapur city which will take around half an hour to drive. Bhaktapur is a famous Newar village full of cultural and archaeological monuments. You will be the sightseeing the UNESCO world heritage site i.e. Bhaktapur Durbar Square. After sightseeing you will be driving back to Kathmandu.


    Chisapani Nagarkot HIke
    Pic: Panoramic view of mountains

    Nagarkot is a famous place to view the towering mountain ranges along with sunrise and sunset. It is situated at an elevation of 2175 meters and is located 35 km east from Kathmandu. If the weather is clear, one can see great views of the Himalayas including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa and GauriShankar. The view from Nagarkot is like the view you get from a mountain flight.

    Once the sun begins to rise from the back of the Himalayas, it looks so beautiful as the mountain changes its colour. It is eye – catchy to watch the view of both sunrise and sunrise with the backdrop of mountain ranges. However, to see the sunrise, it is compulsory for you to wake up at 5 o’clock in the morning.

    Outline Itinerary

    • Day 1 – Short drive Kathmandu – Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani; 2230m, 6 hours
    • Day 2 – Start hiking from Chisapani to Nagarkot via Chauki Vanjang. At the evening watch sunset; 2175m, 6 hours
    • Day 3 – Hike down to Bhaktapur via Telkot and Bhaktapur sightseeing and drive back to Kathmandu; 1400m, 6 hours

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    Chisapani Nagarkot hiking is one of the short hikes near Kathmandu valley to see the Himalayan range and enjoy nature. The short trek offers you the various nature experiences such as a walking into the peaceful jungle of the Sundarijal to Chisapani and a magnificent view of the Langtang Himalayan range from Chisapani.

    This short hike starts from Chisapani to Nagarkot which allows you to walk with the immense range of the Langtang Himalayan range and arrive at one of the famous tourist place i.e. Nagarkot. The Chisapani and Nagarkot both are the best view points to see the mountains peak of the Langtang range. From here you can see Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Langtang Lirung, GauriShankar, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal and many other peaks. The hilly landscapes are more greenery and forestry so you can enjoy the perfect landscape with the green and white at the end.

    Chisapani Nagarkot hike is suitable for travellers who have a very short period of time to explore the Himalayas and landscape of Nepal. This is one of the easy hiking routes which is suitable for anyone or any types of hikers.

    This is also suitable for the family as well as student hike. Chisapani is the last location of the Langtang Gosainkunda trek if you hike in the clockwise and if you start your hike in anti-clockwise, it is the first camp of your Langtang Gosainkunda trek. Hikers can also do the Self-Guided Helambu hike from here.

    Cost Details of Self – Guided Chisapani Nagarkot Hike

    Cost Details of Chisapani Nagarkot Hike - General Inclusions

    • Briefing on phone every morning before the start of the trek.
    • Guide on call duty at any time during the trek
    • Arrangement of accommodation in the tea houses in the places where tea house owner is reachable.
    • Phone guidance for the bus/jeep/car ticketing.

    Cost Details of Chisapani Nagarkot Hike – General Exclusions

    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
    • All Food & accommodations during the hike
    • Bhaktapur Sightseeing entrance fees
    • All necessary paper works, entry permit & Trekker`s information management system (TIMS).
    • Credit card processing fees for online payment.
    • Satellite Phone - if you want to rent we can help you.
    • Tips for your phone guide and driver (Tipping is never been compulsory though expected).

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