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.
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.
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?
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 Manaslu, Ganesh Himal ranges, Mt Dorje Lakpa in the Langtang range, Mt Gaurishanker and many other unnamed peaks.
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.
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.
- 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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