Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is one of the popular, short, blissful and easy hiking trails around the Kathmandu Valley which does not require extra physical strength and health condition. Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking is also known as Kathmandu Rim Valley Trek or Nagarkot Chisapani trek. The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is short and enjoyable trail that provides the travelers a taste of trekking in Nepal. It provides the best view of snowcapped mountains and beautiful sceneries of countryside landscapes. This hike starts from Kathmandu to Sundarijal by drive; either private vehicle or public vehicle then hike up to Chisapani passing through the Shivapuri National Park and the Tamang village, Mulkharka at an altitude of 1800m then after Nagarkot. The trail is peaceful with birds chirping in the oak and rhododendron forest. Chisapani is one of the best view points to observe Panoramic view of the Langtang Himalayas range and Nagarkot is another scenic spot to observe the panoramic view of Himalayas of eastern Nepal including Mount Everest, beautiful landscapes, Sunrise and Sunset as well.
Early sunrise views at Nagarkot are extremely fascinating and mesmerizing. Nagarkot is one of the best places for sightseeing and hiking. This hiking provides the enjoyment of real boon of nature being away from the hustle and bustle of the city. So, Chisapani Nagarkot Trek offers the spectacular mountain scenery stretching from Everest region in the east to Annapurna region in the west along with charming villages, culture and lifestyle of local people around the Kathmandu valley. Interacting with the local people adds another dimension to experience their lifestyle, tradition and culture.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Upon arrival in Kathmandu, meet and greet at the international airport. Transfer to hotel, short briefing of trip. Check in to hotel and rest for refreshment. Overnight at Hotel, Kathmandu.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour – B
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and head towards Kathmandu sightseeing tour especially UNESCO’s world cultural heritage sites which includes Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swoyambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Patan Durbar Square for the experience of beautiful fusion of religion, culture and history. These heritage monuments reflect centuries old culture, arts and architecture of Nepal which are unique in world. After tour, drop off to hotel. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal (1350m, 01hrs) – Hike to Chisapani (2300m, 04-05 hrs) – B/L/D
After breakfast, pick up from hotel and drive to Sundarijal by private vehicle which takes approximately one hour and hike up to Chisapani for about 04-05 hrs. The trail ascend up through Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve, and reaches Mulkharka, the first settlement of Tamang habitants with unique settlements, then ascend further up to ridge then after descend down to Chisapani through a forest of Oak and Rhododendron. Overnight at hotel, Chisapani.
Day 04: Chisapani – Hike to Nagarkot (05-06 hrs) – B/L/D
Early in the morning, observe the beautiful sunrise and panoramic view of Himalayas in Langtang Region. After breakfast, hike to Nagarkot which takes about 05-06 hrs. The trail is mostly flat and passes through forest and villages which is really pleasant and provides the Mountain View. After reaching Nagarkot, enjoy the beautiful Sunset View and Kathmandu valley from Nagarkot. Overnight at hotel, Nagarkot.
Day 05: Nagarkot – Hike to Changunarayan – Drive to Kathmandu – B
Early in the morning, observe the beautiful sunrise, amazing Landscapes and Panoramic view of mountains including Mt.Everest. After breakfast, hike down to Changunarayan for 03-04 hrs.Visit Changunarayan temple and further hike down to Danchhi for about 01 hr. Then, transfer to Hotel by half an hour drive. Overnight at hotel, Kathmandu. Enjoy the free time by shopping at souvenir shops or hanging around thamel (tourism hub city). In the evening, farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance.
Day 06: Departure Day
Leisure until departure. Transfer to the International airport to board the flight.
1. Pick up and drop off service from airport and hotel by private vehicle.
2. Welcome drinks (non-alcoholic) and farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance show.
3. All accommodation in 3-star category hotels on bed and breakfast basis in Kathmandu and full board basis in Nagarkot whilst Guest house accommodation in Chisapani with full board basis (All meals).
4. Sightseeing in Kathmandu with private vehicle and tour guide.
5. Kathmandu-Sundarijal and Danchhi-Kathmandu transportation by private vehicle.
6. All Heritage monuments entrance fees.
7. All the necessary permit charges for the trek, official expenses, government and local taxes.
8. Highly experienced, friendly, government licence holder guide with salary, accommodation, food, transportation and insurance.
1. Nepalese visa fee.
2. International airfare.
3. Lunches and Dinners not mentioned above.
4. All personal expenses.
5. All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
6. Tips for the guide and driver (tips is expected).