Chisapani Nagarkot Hike - 3 Days

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek 3 days - Trek around Kathmandu - Suitable for Every One !
Chisapani Nagarkot Hike
What to see & doSpecific information about Chisapani Nagarkot Hike - 3 Days
  • Duration3 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Max Altitude 2200m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Hike
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Vehicles
  • Best Season All Time

Chisapani Nagarkot Hike is a short 3 days hiking trek near Kathmandu. Available at any time of the year, this hike is best for people having limited time who have a keen desire to experience hiking in Nepal. As the trek is suitable for all age groups and fitness levels, it can be a great idea for a family vacation. Even your children and seniors can enjoy the hike as there’s no prior trekking experience required. 

The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek starts with a short drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu (the capital of Nepal). The adventure begins in Sundarijal by entering the Shivapuri National Park. The Shivapuri-Nagarjun is the youngest national park in Nepal. After about 5-6 hours of trekking from Sundarijal through a forest and some villages on the way, you reach Chisapani, which is the place of stay for the first night.

After staying overnight at Chisapani, you trek to Nagarkot the next day. Nagarkot is one of the most popular viewpoints near Kathmandu to view gorgeous sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas as it is located at the altitude of 2211 meters above sea level. If the weather is clear, you can see great views of the Himalayas including Annapurna, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Ganesh Himal, and some more. You stay the second night at a resort in Nagarkot.

On the last day of your hiking journey, you will hike down to Chagunarayan temple, a UNESCO heritage site that has been preserved for generations. However, you can only see the remains of the temple as the 2015 earthquake destroyed it severely. The hike from Nagarkot to this temple takes about 4 hours. Once you visit Chagunarayan Temple and have lunch, you’ll drive back to Kathmandu to end the trip. 

Look at our detailed itinerary to know more about the trek before booking. Do let us know if the given itinerary is not suitable for you as we are always happy to offer customized Hike to Chisapani Nagarkot. You can also upgrade your stay with some additional cost if you like.

Best Features of Chisapani Nagarkot Hike

  • Trekking in Shivapuri - Nagarjun National Park
  • Hiking through villages, farms, and forests
  • Great panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain ranges
  • Magnificient sunrise and sunset view from Nagarkot
  • Visiting Chagunarayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Learning about the local villagers and their simple way of life

What is the Best Time for Chisapani Nagarkot Hike?

The journey to Chisapani Nagarkot can be done all year round, except for June to August, when Nepal experiences its monsoon season. Avoid going during this time of year as the trails can get muddy and the overcast skies might make it difficult to see the breathtaking Himalayan vistas. However, because the path doesn't go very high, there aren't any major concerns involved with walking to Chisapani Nagarkot in the winter. Wintertime brings warm days and sometimes chilly evenings. 

Autumn and spring are thought to be the ideal times of year to hike Chisapani Nagarkot. Clear skies, abundant vegetation, and unhindered mountain views are abundant during these months. Springtime, which lasts from March to May, is especially alluring because of how the natural world explodes in color. Following a hard winter, a variety of plants and animals spring to life along the pathways and in the forest, taking advantage of the warmth. Fall, which lasts from September to November, is also a great season to go hiking because it brings fresh air after the rainy season. This time of year is breathtaking for its views of the Himalayan mountain range.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Your 3 days hike to Chisapani and Nagarkot begins with an hour of drive from your hotel in Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Be prepared for the journey after having an early breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu. Your hiking guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning and take you to Sundarijal in a private vehicle. You enter the Shivapuri National Park in Sundarijal and begin to hike. The trail gradually goes up through pine and oak forests. The Shivapuripuri National Park is a good spot for bird watching and some other wild animals can be seen during the hike. After hiking for about 4 to 5 hours along forests, villages, and terraced farms, you reach Chisapani, which is a resident of the Sherpa ethnic group. From Chisapani, we will see a panoramic view of the Himalayas and the valley. We stay overnight at a lodge in Chisapani.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 815m/2,674ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 Hours
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles

After having breakfast at the lodge in Chisapani, we start our hike to Nagarkot. It is about a 6-hour hike. The route from Chisapani to Nagarkot passes through villages, terraced farms, and forests. We get breathtaking vistas of numerous peaks along the way, including Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and many more. We will also get a view of Kathmandu's concrete jungle from the trekking hills. We stop at Chauki Bhanjyang for lunch midway through the hike and continue the charming trails for another 3 hours. On a clear day, you can see the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerging from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe-inspiring majesty. Once we reach Nagarkot, we will have a great sunset view from our resort.

  • Max. Altitude: 2,195m/7,201ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 30m/98ft
  • Accommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 Hours

The final day of the hiking journey starts with a marvelous sunrise view early in the morning. Nagarkot lies on top of the hill so it is a good place to see the Himalayan panorama through a Himalayan river valley. After a warm breakfast, we hike for a couple of hours to Chagunarayan temple which is a very old and artistic temple of Nepal and listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After visiting the temple, we have lunch at a restaurant nearby the temple. Our driver will meet you here and drive you to Kathmandu where the hike concludes.

  • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Elevation Loss: 725m/2,378ft
  • Walking Hours: 4 Hours
  • Transportation: Private Vehicles
Customize Trip
Trip MapDay to day route map and altitude graph
Chisapani Nagarkot Hike - 3 Days map
Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • Accommodation in lodges/tea houses during the hike.
  • Meals ( breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the hike.
  • All necessary paper works & National park permits.
  • Transportation by private tourist vehicle.
  • Well Experience hiking guide.
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket & duffle bag (if needed).
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic, non alcoholic drinks and dessert.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Tips for the guider & driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.
Dates & PricesBook your trip with confidence
Select a departure month
Starts:MONDAYJUN 17, 2024
Ends:WEDNESDAYJUN 19, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$200
Starts:WEDNESDAYJUN 19, 2024
Ends:FRIDAYJUN 21, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$200
Starts:FRIDAYJUN 21, 2024
Ends:SUNDAYJUN 23, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$200
Starts:MONDAYJUN 24, 2024
Ends:WEDNESDAYJUN 26, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$200
Starts:WEDNESDAYJUN 26, 2024
Ends:FRIDAYJUN 28, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$200
Starts:FRIDAYJUN 28, 2024
Ends:SUNDAYJUN 30, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$200
  • We have set date for the 3 days Chisapani Nagarkot trek, select one of the date and book your hike and if your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as we departure this tour on any day.
  • We have price list for upto 10 people only, So, contact us if you are more than 10 people then we offer best group price and further booking process.
  • Booking is required 48 hours before tour date So, if you have less than 48 hours and need to book then contact us before you book and make payment.
Client ReviewsTravelers talk about Outfitter Nepal
  • J
    jadartnItaly,May 29, 2019
    rating star

    Chisapani- nagarkot Trek

    At the beginning of March I leaned Outfitter Nepal for a walking tour. It 'was a really good choice, beyond expectations. The organization, in addition to being very flexible, has always been efficient and accurate, I have always felt accompanied.

    I walked alone with a guide outfitter Nepal who took care of everything, often surprising for the care of the details. Overall, an unforgettable experience, if I were to return to Nepal in the future, I would choose again Outfitter Nepal.

Add-ons Trips
You may also like this trips