Chisapani Hike


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Chisapani hiking package with a tour guide

Chisapani Hike Summary

    1. Hike duration: 1 Night 2 days
    2. Hill Top Altitude: 2,175 meters / 7,136 feet
    3. Difficulty Level: Easy hike [start/ends in Sundarijal]
    4. Best time to hike: September to June
    5. Group Size: 1 – 15 People
    6. Accommodation: Guest House [Twin/Double bedroom]
    7. Foods on Hike: Breakfast Only
    8. Transportation: Car / Jeep [Private tour]

The Chisapani hike 1 night 2 days from Kathmandu offers a quick escape into the natural beauty of Nepal. Starting from Sundarijal, the trail winds through lush forests and charming villages, providing stunning views of the Himalayas along the way. About a five hours hike from Sundari jal, you’ll reach Chisapani, a peaceful hill station with panoramic mountain vistas.

Spend the night in a cozy guesthouse, waking up to a breathtaking sunrise before heading back to Kathmandu. It’s a short trek nearby Kathmandu is perfect for those looking to experience the beauty of Nepal’s countryside without venturing too far from the city.

Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park (SNNP) is the closest park to Kathmandu, covering an area of 159 km2 (61 square miles). Established in 1985 as a wildlife reserve, conservation efforts for Shivapuri began as early as 1975 under the Shivapuri Watershed Development Board. It was designated as the ninth national park in Nepal in 2003 and is named after the Chisapani Peak.

Sundarijal Waterfall is a picturesque natural attraction that formed by the waters of the Shivapuri Watershed and is a popular spot for picnics. It’s more stunning during the monsoon season when the water flow is at its peak.

Hikers are greeted with a stunning view of Mountain Manaslu (8,165m), Ganesh Himal (7,446m), Langtang Lirung (7,245m), and more. Lush green valley below is a sight to behold, unique to this location. A hike to Dhap Dam is also a scenic place that takes about three hours through the nature.

Likewise, a fresh breeze and the melody of birdsong remind you of your connection to nature. Your hike through the park is a also home to a thriving Rhododendron forest, which begins to bloom in February and continues to enchant visitors for several months.

Sundarijal to Chisapani hike & Return 1 Night 2 days tour Itinerary.

A hike to Chisapani from Kathmandu is a wonderful way to experience the natural beauty and cultural richness of Nepal, all within a short distance from the capital. View the best itinerary for a Chisapani hike from Kathmandu:

Day 1Drive to Sundarijal. Sundarijal to Chisapani hike (2,175m/7,136 feet), 6 hours

Meet and brief introduction among the group and verify the essential equipment. We take a comfortable car to Sundarijal that takes 1 hour. Upon arrival, enjoy a warm cup of tea, pack your water bottle. Sundarijal offers the last minute shopping opportunity before the hike begins.

Furthermore, Sundarijal is a gateway exploring the Shivapuri park and as well as Hydroelectricity power station. It is a key source of clean drinking water supply and electricity for Kathmandu Valley. This station harnesses water from the Shivapuri watershed to generate electricity.

You’ll pass by natural springs, waterfalls, and climb stone stairs. And enjoy an amazing view of Kathmandu city, adding to the memorable experience of our hike. Upon arrival at the guesthouse, fresh up with a hot shower, and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature.

Day 2 Sunrise with a breakfast. Chisapani to Sundarijal hike and Return to Kathmandu, 5 hours.

Wake up early to witness the sunrise over the high mountains including Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, and more. After capturing the sunrise, enjoy a warm breakfast at your hotel and prepare to pack your gears to visit Dhap Dam.

The hike to Dhap Dam is often dusty, but the view from there is stunning and peaceful. Take a break to enjoy lunch, relax, and capture some stunning scenery.

Our return to Sundarijal passes with a well-defined and relatively easy and enjoyable trip. Along the way, encounter small streams, waterfalls, and stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

Like the day before, you’ll have the chance to see the water supply pipes to Kathmandu Valley. Around the waterfall area provides a peaceful escape from the city. After reaching Sundarijal, we’ll arrange for a private car to take you back to your hotel.

Chisapani Hike day tour highlights

  • Explore the high mountains such as the Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang Ranges.
  • Experience the wild animals and flowers on your hike through the Shivapuri National Park.
  • Dhap Dam – offers mesmerizing view of entire Langtang Himalayan Range.
  • Visit to Dhap Dam is a artificial lake, a new publish attractions for visitors.
  • View the Hydropower Dam, scenic waterfall, and picnic spots on your trip.
  • Walk to Chisapani is also popular for cycling trips for Bird watching.
  • Pure Nature walk through the mixed Rhododendron forest mixed with some herbal plants.
  • January to May and from September to December are best months to hike.

1 night 2 days Chisapani Hike Cost Includes!

  • AC private car transfer (from your hotel in Thamel to Sundari Jal and return).
  • Shivapuri National Park entrance fee pay at Army checkpost.
  • Tourist standard hotel twin/double bedroom accommodation with breakfast plan.
  • A professional certified license holder Guide [salary, all food and accommodation] on hikes.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
  • Hiking completion certificate, you keep as a souvenir.

What’s not included in the package price:-

  • Lunch and Dinner during the hikes.
  • All types of drinks and deserts.
  • Client’s travel insurance.
  • Tip for the Guide and Driver

Things to know before your Chisapani Hike:

  • Stay together as a group, ensuring the slowest hiker stays near the front to keep everyone together.
  • Keep track of your time and distance.
  • Be polite and careful of other hikers on the trail.
  • Know your limits and pay attention to how you’re feeling.
  • Wear long trousers to protect against grasses and flies.
  • Drink enough water.
  • Watch the step, especially in slippery areas or near cliffs.
What To expect on the Chisapani day hikes?

You can expect a scenic journey through forests, charming villages, and diverse Himalayan mountains, including Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Lirung.

Additionally, experience the local culture and wildlife, with opportunities to see various flora and fauna along the way. It’ an easy to moderate hikes with some steep ascents and descents, so be prepared for a rewarding trekking adventure.

Additional Information (TIPS AND TRICKS)

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.
Wheelchair access is not available on hikes.
A maximum of 15 people per booking.
Travelers with back pain are okay but not recommended for pregnant, and very old travelers.
It’s a private/group tour activity.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 72 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund. For a full refund, you must cancel at least 72 hours before the experience’s start time. If you cancel less than 72 hours before the trip starts time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

Despite that, any changes made less than 3 days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted. Limitations of time are based on the experience’s local time.

Notes for Chisapani hikers!

Before begin your hike to Chisapani, it’s essential to check and secure the necessary Shivapuri National Park entrance permit. Chisapani offers guest house accommodation, providing a rustic yet comfortable experience.

Pack essentials like comfortable trekking shoes, warm clothing, a water bottle, a hat, sunscreen, and a first aid kit. Check the weather conditions before your journey, as hill stations weather often unpredictable.

“What makes a hike to Chisapani special?”

A hike to Chisapani offers a serene escape to one of less crowded hilltops, providing panoramic views of the mountains and Kathmandu itself. It blends natural beauty, cultural immersion, and a moderate challenge, creating a truly memorable experience for trekkers.

At Gokyo Treks and Expedition, we prioritize quality services, ensuring your safety and satisfaction. Our team contains professional local guides who possess superior knowledge of the destination compared to others.

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