Chisapani Nagarkot Trek: 3 Days

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek: 3 Days
Chisapani Nagarkot Trek: 3 Days
Chisapani Nagarkot Trek: 3 Days
At a Glance
Duration3 Days
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude2175m/7136ft
Group Size1 to 20 pax
Travel StyleHiking/Trekking
Best TimeAugust to May

Are you seeking a short trek around Kathmandu Valley? There are several choices to explore the natural and cultural richness away from busy city life. Consider the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek for a 3-day adventure, offering a fantastic mix of mountain views, village life experiences, green valleys, and towering peaks within the Shivapuri National Park. Relax at a comfortable lodge, enjoy local cuisine, and receive exceptional hospitality. The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is an easy, short and rewarding journey that provides an adventurous trekking experience in the Kathmandu hilltop area, specifically within the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. This trek offers a day of hiking in  Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park for those with limited time. It is a highly sought-after tourist destination in the Kathmandu Valley, allowing visitors to explore the National Park's diverse flora and fauna, charming local villages, and breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, Gaurisanker, and Everest. Throughout our 2-night/3-day Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, we will have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the biodiversity, terrain, local cuisine, magnificent Himalayan panoramas, challenging trekking experiences, and peaceful surroundings away from the city's chaos. Moreover, this trek can be undertaken without extensive preparation and within a limited timeframe.


  • The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek starts and ends in Kathmandu.
  • Begin the journey by taking a short city drive to Sundarijal.
  • This trek offers an opportunity to explore the open fields, vegetation, and fauna of Shivapuri National Park.
  • It is possible to complete straightforward treks near Kathmandu in just 2 evenings or 3 days.
  • Experience breathtaking views of 8 out of the 13 Great Himalayan Ranges in Nepal, including sunrise and sunset views.
  • Immerse yourself in village life and enjoy the fresh air and stunning mountain views.
  • Indulge in the local culture, savor delicious food, and experience warm hospitality.
  • Witness the panoramic views of Kathmandu and nearby towns.
  • Conclude the trip with a drive back to Kathmandu from Changunarayan.

Embark on a journey to Sundarijal, which is located a 45-minute drive away from Kathmandu. Sundarijal, meaning "Beautiful Waterfall" in English, serves as the main source of drinking water for Kathmandu. Once we arrive at Sundarijal, we will enter the Shivapuri Nagarkot National Park and make our way to Chisapani. Chisapani, translated as "cold water," offers breathtaking views of dense forests, snow-covered peaks, and the panoramic beauty of the Kathmandu Valley. Along the way, we will pass by streams, farmland, and local villages, immersing ourselves in the magnificence of the surroundings. Our continuous trek will lead us to Chisapani Village, which is predominantly inhabited by the Tamang community. This trek will take us through the charming village of Mulkharka, adding to the overall excellence of our journey.

The town also provides breathtaking views of the snow-capped Himalayan mountains, including the Annapurna Range, Manaslu Ranges, Ganesha Himla, Langtang, and Jugal. After a 4-5 hour hike through Shivapuri National Park, we will arrive at Chisapani Village. Chisapani is a picturesque village located within Shivapuri National Park, offering stunning views of the lush green hills and majestic Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Everest. The next day, we will continue our journey towards Nagarkot, which takes approximately 6-7 hours along the National Park. Nagarkot is one of the best vantage points in the Kathmandu valley to witness the beauty of the Himalayan ranges during sunrise and sunset, as well as the panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. On the third day of the trek, we will hike for 5–6 hours to reach Changunarayan Temple, the oldest temple square in the Kathmandu Valley, from Nagarkot. Finally, we will drive back to Kathmandu through the historic Newari town of Bhaktapur.


The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek itinerary is a simple, brief, and fulfilling option that provides comprehensive details on the trek, including distance, duration, activities, meals, accommodation, elevation, and sights to see. Feel free to explore our itinerary for Chisapani Nagarkot, and if you wish to tailor it to your preferences, please inform us, as we are here to assist you.

Tour PlanExpand All

The exquisite Chisapani Nagarkot short treks commence with a 45-minute drive to Sundarijal, a picturesque starting point known for its captivating waterfall. This renowned stream tirelessly supplies drinking water to the Kathmandu Valley on a daily basis. Our guided journey begins with an uphill trek to Mulkharka village, a charming Tamang village that offers awe-inspiring views of the Kathmandu Valley and Shivapuri National Park. From there, we continue our expedition towards Chisapani Village, where we spend our first night. The trail takes us through the breathtaking Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, and upon reaching Chisapani Village, we are greeted by the majestic sight of snow-capped mountains in close proximity. We will be accommodated overnight at a comfortable guest house.

Max. Altitude: 2050m/67256ftMeal: Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Lodge

Wake up to the stunning view of snowcapped peaks during sunrise, creating an unmarked Himalayan appearance. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the guest house before packing your bag and setting off for Nagarkot. Begin your trek through the picturesque jungle, filled with a variety of flora and fauna, for 2–3 hours. The trail will then lead you downhill to Jhule and Chauki Bhanjang. Stop for a lunch break at Chauki Bhanjang before continuing your trek through local villages, countryside, and terraced fields until you reach Kattike Bhanjyang. Trek uphill from Bhanjyang to Nagarkot, where you will spend your second night.

Max. Altitude: 2175m/7136ftMeal: Breakfast, Lunch and DinnerAccommodation: Hotel

Chisapani Nagarkot Treks offer a spectacular morning with birds singing and a breathtaking view of the Himalayas. Witness the sunrise over the majestic Himalayan ranges, including the world's tallest mountain, Mt. Everest (8848.86m). Nagarkot is renowned for its stunning sunrise and sunset views over 8 out of Nepal's 13 Himalayan ranges. After enjoying the scenery, return to the hotel for a hearty breakfast with stunning mountain views. Following breakfast, embark on a hike to Changunarayan Temple, the oldest temple in Nepal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Then, head to Bhaktapur, a medieval city, to explore another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, return to Kathmandu by private vehicle.

Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ftMeal: Breakfast and Lunch
Cost Details
  • Private car transportation from Kathmandu to Sundarijal
  • Expert guide who speaks fluent English
  • Full board meals provided during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Inclusive of all government taxes
  • Accommodation provided in Chisapani and Nagarkot
  • Entrance fees for Changunarayan and Bhaktapur
  • National park and Nagarkot entrance fees included
  • Guide's meals, accommodation insurance, and salary covered:
  • Private car transportation from Chanjunarayan to Bhaktapur and Kathmandu
  • Visa charges for Nepal
  • International flight expenses to Nepal
  • Costs of staying, eating, and drinking in Kathmandu
  • Beverages consumed while trekking
  • Tips provided to guides and drivers