Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

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Chisapani to Nagarkot trek

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek Summary

    1. Chisapani to Nagarkot Trek days: 3 Days
    2. Hiking difficulty: Easy Level
    3. Highest Elevation: 2,195m / 7,178 feet
    4. Walking Hour: 5-6 Hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 14 People
    6. Best Time: January to December (except rainy months)
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Trekking foods: Breakfast Plan

Overview

The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal, known for its relatively easy access from Kathmandu and stunning views of the Himalayan mountains. This trek is a great option for those looking for a short trek near Kathmandu Valley, as it’s possible complete in 2 to 4 days, depending on your itinerary and hiking pace.

Often start hiking uphill through the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park with charming villages, and terraced fields. Chisapani is a picturesque village situated at an elevation of around 2,165 meters (7,100 feet). The village offers stunning sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas, and you’ll find guesthouses and teahouses for accommodation.

Chisapani trek

Likewise, Nagarkot is a hill station situated at 2,175 meters, a main attraction of this trek. Nagarkot is famous for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, including the Langtang Range, Ganesh Himal, and even the Everest range on a clear day. There are various hotels and resorts in Nagarkot that starts from basic to luxury to tourists.

One of the highlights of the Chisapani and Nagarkot Trek is the opportunity to witness breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the mountains. A relatively easy and best suitable route for beginners. Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons are the best time to visit when the weather is pleasant, and the views are clear.

Chisopani and Nagarkot Trek offers a rewarding experience for nature lovers and those who want to enjoy the Himalayan scenery without a longer and more strenuous trek. It’s also a great option for acclimatizing before attempting higher-altitude treks in Nepal.

How much does for Chisapani and Nagarkot Trek Package Cost?

The cost of the Chisapani and Nagarkot trek package with a Gokyo Treks Agency (a local trek operator in Nepal) ranges between US$ 120 to 250. Typically, the Chisapani and Nagarkot trek cost will vary as per group size and month you are traveling to. It is the standard trip package price for 2 night 3 days trip nearby Kathmandu city.

Have in mind that, we also have a discount offer for tour leaders, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) on your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So you can visit Chisapani and Nagarkot for free of cost.

However, we basically arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. A private tour gives you a better experience on your journey. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

It’s a 2 nights 3 days standard trip package price. If you are 2 people Chisapani to Nagarkot trek costs US$ 190 for 3 days as per the given plan. We can modify the trek route and price as per your demand. Here is the price list for the Chisapani and Nagarkot trekking.

Price Per Person for 3 Days Chisopani and Nagarkot Trekking

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 250
2 PersonUS$ 190
3 PersonUS$ 170
4 to 6 personUS$ 150
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 135
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 120

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.

Itinerary

Soft adventure Chisapani & Nagarkot Trek itinerary details

Explore the breathtaking Himalayan vistas through the Sundari Jal – Chisopani and Nagarkot trekking itinerary. This route offers the best of both hill stations, providing a picturesque panorama of the Himalayas.

Perfectly suited for novice national and international tourists, this trek is a popular choice for those beginning their trekking adventures. This Chisapani and Nagarkot route is tailor-made for casual travelers seeking Kathmandu’s finest views while enjoying a serene walk amidst nature’s beauty.

01 DayArrival at Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu to Chisapani hiking (2,215m/7,265 feet), 5 hours walking

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you in a private vehicle and transfer you at the bus station. From the Bus station, we take a Micro Bus to Sundarijal (sharing basis). A private transfer to Sundarijal is also possible paying an extra additional cost.

We walk from Sundarijal Bazaar, passing a small hydroelectricity station and a dam to the northeast corner of Kathmandu Valley. Our walk leads to a climb through the wet, subtropical forest to an oak forest, a scattered Tamang village to a Burlung Bhanjyang pass. And continues on the trail, descending to Chisapani Height for an overnight stop.

Hilltop Chisapani offers fabulous panoramic views of the Jugal mountain range including Langtang Himal, Ganesh in the far east, and Manaslu, Annapurna towards the far west. Local people installed Chisapani homestay to comfort lodges at the center point of Chisapani ground after the massive earthquake in 2015 in Nepal.

02 Day Chisapani to Nagarkot trek (2,195m/7,201 feet), 6 hours

From Chosopani to Nagarkot trail continues to drop from Chisapani on a good, sometimes level trail that crosses meadows and fields. The trekking goes between the village and the jungle with great views of the countryside and mountains. A famous Nagarkot hill station proposed breathtaking Himalayan views, quality accommodation, and high standards of service.

Nagarkot hill station is much more away from the hustle and bustle of urban life, and the best place to see a sunset and sunrise over the great Himalayan ranges and Kathmandu itself.

03 Day Get a Sunrise from Nagarkot. Trek to Changu Narayan Temple (1,543m/5,062 feet), 5 hours trek

Wake up very early in the morning to get a sunrise view over the tallest Himalayas just standing at Nagarkot hills. If you wish to walk around 4 kilometers in the morning then walk to Nagarkot View Tower. Tourists can see the breathtaking views of the major mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Ganesh family, Langtang living, Dorje Lakpa, Shishapangma, Cho-Oyu, Gauri Shankar, etc. On a clear crystal day, one can even see Mount Everest at 8,848m not bigger than a dot in the same range.

Likewise, on your way back, your can trek from Nagarkot hill to Changu Narayan temple, a picturesque journey through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. This scenic trek takes you through lush forests, charming villages, and offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains through the authentic villages. Changu Narayan temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, awaits at the end of the trail, showcasing exquisite craftsmanship and cultural significance. It’s a rewarding and culturally enriching day trip that allows you to connect with Nepal’s natural and historical beauty.

Get to know about this temple, the oldest temple in Nepal which is said to have been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 AD. You will observe the culture and history of the Changu Narayan temple. After visiting this temple, we have lunch somewhere and drive out to the city center at your hotel. Total journey of Today takes around 5 hours roughly. Trip finish !

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Cost

How much does Chisapani and Nagarkot Trek Price?

Your footsteps at Chisapani and Nagarkot trip package 3 days, starting at a price of 120 per person on a double occupancy basis, with the potential to reach up to 250. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency has released the updated Chisapani and Nagarkot Trek Cost for 2024 and 2025, tailored according to group size you are traveling with.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a luxury hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Nagarkot as well as the deluxe hotel in Chisapani with breakfast. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Chisapani and Nagarkot Trek Package Includes

  • Single Night double bedroom accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Chisapani with breakfast.
  • One Night double bedroom accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Nagarkot Hill with breakfast.
  • Shivapuri National Park entrance permits and their fees
  • Changu Narayan temple monuments entrance fees.
  • Ratna Park to Sundarijal Bazaar drive with a Bus (sharing basis).
  • Likewise, Changu Narayan Temple to Old Bus Park (Ratnapark) transfer with a Bus (Sharing basis).
  • An English-speaking license holder mountain trekking guide [Salary, food, accommodation, insurance].
  • Agency’s duffle bag (50 liters capacity) and trekking poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • A First Aid medical kit bag.
  • Agency’s Certificate of Appreciation after the successful Chisapani and Nagarkot hiking
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Chisapani and Nagarkot Trek Package Price Excludes:

  • All Lunch and Dinner during the trekking tours.
  • Drinks and deserts
  • Battery charges, laundry service, phone calls..etc.
  • Personal trek equipment’s and Clothing.
  • Hiking porters cost USD 18 per day. Each professional porter carries a maximum of 22 kilos of your luggage.
  • Nature of Personal expenses.
  • Gratuities for guide and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

Nature walks are a fun and easy way to bring your university and college students outdoors, whether it’s out of the school grounds, at a national park, or at another local place of interest. Every nature trip offers something different for students to explore – even if you hit the same trails from one day to the next. We can organize a Chisopani and Nagarkot Trek privately starting on any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

FAQ

Question: Do I need experience for Chisapani and Nagarkot Trek?

Answer: Not really. But it is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a trivial daypack.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is a Chisopani – Nagarkot trip safe for a Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Yes, Chisopani and Nagarkot trip is widely regarded as safe for solo female trekkers. However, as with any trekking adventure, it’s crucial to take precautions and remain aware of your surroundings.

Gokyo Trekking team consists of honest and friendly guides who treat every trekker like a family member. We arrange treks for solo female travelers since our establishment, ensuring their safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on Chisapani to Nagarkot Trek?.

Answer: Chisapani lodges are simple but in Nagarkot lodges are luxuries. And you can get a hot shower.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on this trek?.

Answer: You can find Chinese, Indian, western food, continental, and as well as Nepali food choices as you wish.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Trek?.

Answer: Most of all places stays with hotels and shops where you can buy mineral water but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we offer you boiled water or bring AQUA tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite.

Question: Are there any communication facilities on Chisapani to Nagarkot Trekking?.

Answer: Yes, you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: Not possible in Chisapani but perhaps you can pay by credit card during your stay in Nagarkot.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: To prevent any misunderstandings, we advise booking your Chisopani and Nagarkot trip with us as early as possible. While we aim to accommodate last-minute bookings, a 15% advance deposit is necessary to secure your reservation. The remaining payment can be settled upon your arrival in Nepal..

Question: Who will carry my luggage on the Chisapani Nagarkot lodge trekking?

Answer: We do provide porters to transfer your luggage on request. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 22 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (11 kilogram luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: The distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to the slope of hills, and high altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you can prepare to walk roughly 4 to 5 hours every day.

Question: Does the trekking pole helps on my Himalayan hikes?

Answer: It is always better to hike in the Himalayas with walking poles. Having hiking poles are advisable but not mandatory. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is it possible to hire a certified and experienced private guide for Chisapani to Nagarkot hiking route?.

Answer: Certainly! Yes, there are several interconnected small trails along the journey, increasing the likelihood of taking the wrong path. To avoid getting lost easily, we recommend hiring at least one guide if you prefer not to book a package tour with us. Our expert private trekking guides can ensure your holiday is safe, enjoyable, and hassle-free.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 12 – 20 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 8 to 12 US$ each day is enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Chisapani to Nagarkot Trek highlights

  • See some of the tallest mountains from Chisapani and Nagarkot hill station.
  • You’ll have an opportunity to visit ancient temples, monasteries, and stupas, offering insight into Nepal’s rich cultural heritage.
  • Trek through cultivated fields, mixed forest of Rhododendrons, conifers, and oak trees.
  • Experience the mixed cultures, traditions with the best view of Ganesh Himal family, Langtang range, Annapurna range and Saipal Mountain range.
  • considered a moderate in terms of difficulty, making it suitable for most trekkers. However, it’s important to be reasonably fit as there are some steep ascents and descents along the way.
  • Chisapani to Nagarkot tour has easily accessible from Kathmandu, making it a popular choice for those looking for a short trek with stunning views.
  • Chosopani – Nagarkot, popular hill stations renowned for its sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas. The panoramic views from here are truly spectacular and not to be missed.

Notes for Chisapani and Nagarkot Trekkers

The Chisapani and Nagarkot is the best nature walk in Nepal. The above information stated above is a standard template guideline for guests. However, hiking on the nature trail is possible to customize at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.

Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are out of our control can result in a change of daily plan during on trip. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered.

If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

“What makes Chisapani and Nagarkot Trek special?”

Opportunities for challenging Chisapani to Nagarkot trip located in Shivapuri National Park. You just need to know where to find the best viewpoint. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern.

We are a team of professional, experienced, trained, and licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced in costs and consumption.

Chisapani and Nagarkot Trek Review

Nagarkot hiking Tour was great

April 10, 2023

Ammar Guni (my guide) and Manoj (driver) were great and punctual. Although it was, unfortunately, cloudy morning and during the sunrise, I could see some mountains for a few minutes. Because the clouds came very quickly over the mountains.

Likewise, it was a lovely hike down the mountain with great views. Definitely, an easy and quick hike took 1.5 hours and all downhill but it was so nice to pass through the village and see how the locals live. I felt very comfortable and safe the whole time. Thanks Gokyo treks arranging our great trip ?

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Sophie Russell, Manhattan, New York.

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Sophie Russell,

Your review has filled us with absolute pleasure! Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we are excited to learn that you had a wonderful experience with our services. Your kind words mean the world to us, and we are sincerely grateful for your understanding.

Your words of encouragement serve as a powerful motivation for us to continue delivering exceptional Himalayan adventures. We eagerly await the opportunity to serve you further outstanding trip in the near future. Your return will be a true pleasure for our team.

Thank you once again for choosing us and for sharing such positive feedback. Should you have any further questions or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Warm regards, Ammar

The best Hikes Near Kathmandu

April 10, 2022

Had a great experience hiking and getting the fresh energy from nature through Sundarijal waterfalls. Chisapani near Kathmandu and Nagarkot near Bhaktapur are the best hill stations to watch sunrise and sunset.

Great place to go on a hike with friends and family with kids. And enjoying nature and wildlife.

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Christopher Kaempe , Oslo Norway

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Christopher for your time to submit a review on our website. stay connected.

The best treks in Chisopani and Nagarkot via National Park

February 10, 2022

Me and my 3 other friends – backpacker girls spent 2 nights 3 days of Chisapani hiking in Nepal in late December. We couldn’t be happier with our choice!.

The owner, Ammar, really took good care of everything, and our nature guide, Kamal, is terrific and proficient and super caring throughout the travel. He really made sure that we feel well and adjust the itinerary accordingly. I highly recommend this company!

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Marina Antonini & 3 other travel girls from Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany

Nagarkot and Chisapani Hike 3 days

November 10, 2021

We met Ammar searching for a professional tour guide for our chisapani hikes. Luckily, he was happy and free for guiding us as we go on off-season in Nepal. He made our chisapani Nagarkot journey a very memorable and great experience, although it was our first time hiking in Asia.

He looked nice, clean, and cozy in places that we like and the view of the high mountains was just incredible. Experienced with the red panda and wild boar footprint fresh and some monkeys on the way to Nagarkot.

Nagarkot sunrise and our way down to Changu Narayan were another interesting part of the hikes. Highly recommended Ammar and his agency to anyone who wants to go for Shivpuri hikes.

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Dr Jordanio and Judith William, Salzburg, Austria.

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