Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking

Trip Overview

The Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking trail is one of the closest hiking routes around the capital city. A lovely introduction to the stunning natural beauty of Nepal, the journey takes us through the quaint Gurung villages and ancient temples. At an altitude of 2,215m, Chisapani is located deep within the Shivapuri Nagerjun National Park and is well known for its picturesque natural beauty with a hint of the Himalayas.


Likewise, the hill station of Nagarkot offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the Manaslu Peak, the Rolwaling Himal, the Ganesh Himal, and Langtang ranges. Alongside a welcoming populace, the region offers a lovely respite from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu valley.


Moreover, the ancient temple of Changunarayan is home to historical and religious monuments. The temple is considered to be one of the oldest temples of Nepal and brings out the very best of Shikhara and Pagoda style of architectures. Devoted to the Hindu Lord Vishnu, it houses the first written record of history alongside some prominent historical monuments. The Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking puts forward an incredible array of places, each adorned with a mesmerizing beauty, historical monuments and cultural diversity.


We begin our Chisapani Nagarkot Hike from Sundarijal, located on the north-eastern edge of Kathmandu Valley. Ascending through the lush green forests, the hilly trail takes us deep within the Shivapuri Nagerjun National Park, crossing through the villages of Mulkharka and Borlyang Bhanjyang.


Enjoying a lovely hilly breakfast at Chisapani, we set off towards Nagarkot, located at an altitude of 2,175m. The hilly trail guides us through the descending stretches of the valley, heading past Dhulabari and Jule villages. From Jarsing Pauwa, the trail heads east to reach Kattike, located just above Nagarkot.


The final day of our journey begins with a lovely Himalayan sunrise. Dropping down to the ancient temple of Changunarayan, we take some time off exploring the temple and local museum alongside the temple. The final stretch of our hilly adventure takes us back through the cobbled streets of Bhaktapur to reach the capital city for the night.

We here at Nepal Peak Adventure have been accompanying trekkers and adventurers around the nation. We offer quality services, including certified guides, quality accommodation and an enjoyable experience overall. Journey with us and we will make sure your journey will be a memorable one.

Trip Highlights

  • An off-the-beaten-path journey through the lush green forests and picturesque hills around the capital city
  • Explore the vibrant Gurung hamlets learning more about the local culture and way of life
  • Tour quaint monasteries and ancient temples learning the history and religious practices around the region
  • Enjoy a scenic Himalayan sunrise over the summits of Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, and Rolwaling ranges


Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Chisapani (2215 m), [Drive to Sundarijal (1 Hrs) and Hike to Chisapani (3-4 Hrs)]

Day 02: Hike from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2175m), 4-5 Hrs

Day 03: Nagarkot to Changunarayan Hiking, 2-3 Hrs and drive back to Kathmandu, 2 Hrs

Cost Includes

All Ground Transportation

Accommodation during the trekking in a teahouse/Lodge

All three meals on the trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner), fruits after dinner and tea/coffee (3 times a day)

Government certified English speaking trekking guide

The entire cost of the staff members involved in the trek (their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation)

Porters (one porter for every two trekkers) and his entire expenses (salary, food, accommodation equipment, and insurance)

Charges of all necessary documentation and permits 

Cost Excludes

Nepal visa and International flights fare.

Expenses for your clothing and personal gears

Your personal equipment and other expenses such as mineral water, soft beverages, laundry, hot drinking water on the trek, bar bills, showers, internet, battery chargers etc. 

Your travel insurance that covers helicopter evacuation as well as medical expenses and trip cancellation

Tipping to the guide, porter, and drivers

Any other expenses not itemized in the "What is Included in the Trip cost? " are your personal expenses. 


We begin our hilly adventure with a scenic drive heading towards Sundarijal. From the trailhead at Sundarijal, we begin our adventure due north, heading towards Chisapani. Gradually ascending past the Syalmati waterfall, the trail brings us to Mulkharka. Passing through the quaint villages of Harkatol and Gurungtol, the trail ascends towards Borlang Bhanjyang, located at an altitude of 2,472m. The final stretch of the trail takes us due west before ascending to reach Chisapani for the night.
Enjoying the stunning beauty of hilly Nepal, we begin our descending journey heading towards Nagarkot. The journey is a pleasant one as we accompany the hilly trail through the villages of Thulo Dhap and Sano Dhap to reach the village of Dhulabari. After a brief rest, we make our way towards Jule, continuing onto reach Jarsing Pauwa. The final stretch of the hike takes us past the Kattike Bhanjyang to reach Kattie. Exploring the ancient temple, we continue our journey due south, dropping onto reach Nagarkot for the night.
The day begins with mesmerizing Himalayan views at sunrise. Nagarkot overlooks the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang and Rolwaling Himalayan ranges, while the summit of Mt. Everest (8,884m) can be seen at a distance. Enjoying the 360 degrees Himalayan panorama, we set off on our descending hike heading towards Changunarayan. Dropping down to Lamadanda, the trail takes us past the Ghatte Khola River heading towards Lamagaon. Past the Nagarkot Hospital, the trail ascends towards Deurali Bhanjyang before heading alongside the Tilkot Reserved Forest. The final stretch of the hike takes us alongside the banks of Chhapdanda before reaching the temple of Changunarayan. Taking some time off to explore the ancient temple, we head back to the capital city ending our journey. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.

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