Nagarkot Chisapani Hike

  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration3 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude2175 meters
  • Starts/EndsSundarijal/Nagarkot
  • Trip StyleHiking
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax.
  • Best SeasonWinter, Spring and Autumn
  • Experience the most beautiful sunrise and sunset from Nagarkot
  • Enjoy the panoramic views of the snowcapped mountains from Chisapani and Nagarkot
  • Take in an incredible view of Mt. Everest and 8 out of the 13 Himalayan ranges of Nepal from Nagarkot
  • The trail passes through the dense forests of rhododendron, pine, and oak trees, offering the unique experience of nature.
  • Opportunity to spot some rare birds and animals like the Himalayan Monal, Pheasants, and Langur Monkeys.
  • Explore Changunarayan, the oldest temple in Nepal, which is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Chisapani Nagarkot Hike is a popular hiking trail near Kathmandu Valley that offers breathtaking views of Himalayan ranges and picturesque landscapes. It is an ideal option for those with limited time who wish to immerse themselves in the serene beauty of nature and the stunning Himalayan scenery.

The hike usually starts after a 1-hour drive to Sundarijal which is 17 km away from the capital Kathmandu. The hiking trail passes through the small village and the dense forest of Shivapuri National Park. Travelers whether from Nepal or foreign countries, need an entry permit to enter the national park. It takes around 4-5 hours of jungle walking to reach Chisapani, a small village located at a height of 2215 meters. The village offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas and nearby hills.

After staying overnight at Chisapani, the hike continues to Nagarkot the next day, which usually takes 6-7 hours to complete. The trails leading to the hill station go through calm forests with rhododendrons, oak, and pine trees, home to rare birds and animals like the Himalayan Monal, Pheasants, and Langur Monkeys. In the evening, Nagarkot offers an exceptional view of the sunset, an amazing experience to witness.

Nagarkot is the finest spot to witness beautiful sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan ranges including majestic Mt Everest. After experiencing the breathtaking sunrise and incredible panoramic views of the mountains, the hike proceeds to Changunarayan Temple, the oldest temple in Nepal. A 3-hour trail to Changunarayan passes through terraced farmland, forest, and traditional Nepali houses.

Chisapani Nagarkot Hike is a great way to experience Nepal’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.

What's Included

Cost Includes:

  • Private vehicle
  • Professional Guide
  • All accommodations during the hike
  • Meals during the hike (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • National park permit.
  • Government and Local taxes.
What's not Excluded

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal expenses during the trek like drinks and beverages.
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Porter charge, if needed
  • Any other expenses not mentioned on including section
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