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Chisapani Nagarkot short trek

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Package name Chisapani Nagarkot short trek
Duration 3
Max. elevation 2175 m
Level Easy
Transportation All ground transportation as per itinerary
Accomodation Hotel in Nagarkot and Tea House / Lodge during the trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route
Cost USD 245 per person



Chisapani to Nagarkot trekking leads to a short hike on the North Eastern Hills of the Kathmandu valley rim. A pleasant country walks of two days, suitable for all travelers with time in Nepal. Those, who would like to enjoy a few day's hikes in the fresh mountain air. This will be a perfect way to escape from the busy bustling city life for some days. Being in harmony with fresh green hills overlooking a stunning panorama of snow-capped mountains. Including striking sunrise and sunset views over a chain of Central and Eastern Himalayan peaks, as far as Everest. An ideal short hike for a family with children of all age groups, allows visitors to observe the rural farm life. As well as the local immense cultures and walking into deep woods lined with tall rhododendron, pines, firs and oak trees.
Although the first-day walk leads to climbing for a few hours, heeding slowly will overcome the tough sections. Reaching Chisapani a small settlement facing alluring scenery, offers grand sunrise and sunset views, along with a range of snow peaks. The walk follows the high ridge into a lovely forest and past the farm villages of Jarsing Pawa and Chowki Bhanjyang. Then slowly a short climb reaches Nagarkot hilltop, a famous and popular Hill station around Kathmandu valley.
Where travelers can find all types of comforts from the simple lodge to standard hotels and resorts. Nagarkot a famous hill, and the highest point of the walks, offers spectacular sunrise and sunsets. As it reflects over an array of Himalayan peaks as far as Everest on the far eastern horizon.
An exciting place to be overlooking the grand mountain vista of Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal Himal and towards eastern Himalayan peaks. Early morning catch the striking sunrise over a series of snow-capped peaks and then head back to Kathmandu. After refreshing and scenic moments on Chisapani and Nagarkot short hikes with great service of Himalayan Forever Treks.

1. What is the Best Time for Chisapani Nagarkot Hike?
The optimal time for the Chisapani Nagarkot Hike is during the post-monsoon season (autumn) from September to November and the pre-monsoon season (spring) from March to May. These periods offer stable weather, clear skies, and pleasant temperatures, creating ideal conditions for trekking. The lush landscapes, blooming rhododendrons, and clear mountain views enhance the overall trekking experience.

2. What to Look Forward to on the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek?
The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek offers a mix of stunning nature and authentic cultural experiences. Travelers can anticipate breathtaking sunrise and sunset scenes, peaceful strolls through lush forests, interactions with local villagers, and sweeping views of the Himalayas. This trek is a refreshing getaway from the noisy city life, providing moments of calmness and wonder.

3. Are you wondering if the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is a good fit for you?
This trek is rated as moderately easy, so it is suitable for a diverse group of hikers, including beginners and those with average fitness levels. Each day involves walks lasting approximately 5 to 6 hours over different types of terrain. It provides a great chance for individuals looking for a brief but fulfilling adventure in the Himalayas, without the difficulties of high-altitude trekking.

4. Preparation for Chisapani Nagarkot Trek
To prepare for the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, consider the following:

1. Physical Fitness: Engage in regular cardiovascular exercises to enhance stamina.

2. Trekking Gear: Pack appropriate clothing, sturdy trekking shoes, and essentials like a backpack, water bottle, and trekking poles.

3. Acclimatization: Take short walks at higher elevations before the trek to acclimatize to the altitude gradually.

4. Guided Tours: Consider joining a guided tour for a more structured and enjoyable experience.

5. Chisapani Nagarkot Trekkers Community 2023 and 2024
In 2023 and 2024, the Chisapani Nagarkot trekking community is expected to be lively and filled with passionate trekkers looking to explore the beauty and peacefulness of this short trek. Connecting with other trekkers from different parts of the globe will bring a sense of friendship, leading to unforgettable moments and exciting adventures.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive to Sundarijal and hike to Chisapani 2,165 m / 7, 103 feet- 04 hrs.

Starting the morning with short drive of less than an hour, heading North-East of Kathmandu Valley rim. Reaching a small farm town of Sundarijal, located 15 k.m. east of Kathmandu city. Following our guide with climb towards Shivapuri National Park entrance, facing nice views of waterfalls, brooks and fresh streams.

The trail follows uphill to a nice farm villages and then into a lovely rhododendron and pine forest. The last short climb reaches Chisapani, located on a high ridge north of Kathmandu valley. Where air gets cooler facing views of snow-capped peaks from Annapurna-Manaslu-Ganesh Himal and Lang tang Himal. The views extends towards Jugal Himal with Annapurna and Manaslu in the far west, check into a nice simple lodge. Late afternoon enjoy the stunning views of sunsets reflects over chain of Himalayan peaks in the north.

Day 2 : Trek to Nagarkot 2,175 m / 7, 136 feet - 06 hrs.

Enjoy the morning sunrise views, reflecting on chain of Himalayan peaks, after breakfast start the hike, following a high ridge. Views of snow peaks remains constant throughout the walks, enter into a lovely cool forest, as walk heads downhill to Chowki-Bhanjyang. A small farm village with views of Kathmandu valley eastern rim, the trail follows on gradual winding path. Reaching a lovely village of Jarsing Pawa, as walk continues with climb from a small farm areas of Kartike Bhanjyang. An hour uphill brings you to the end of day’s walks reaching famous Nagarkot Hill and the highest point. Nagarkot for overnight stop in the comfort of nice hotels and resorts with backdrop of Himalayan mountain views.

Nagarkot, located at 2,175 meters, is famous for stunning sunrises and sunset views, which reflects over snow-capped mountains. Facing views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang-Jugal Himal Mt. Gaurishankar as far towards eastern horizon around Everest range.

Day 3 : Morning enjoy sunrise views and drive to Kathmandu with options for tour of Bhaktapur and Changunarayan Temple.

Morning before dawn enjoy the first glimpse of stunning sunrise, as it reflects on Himalayan peaks. Having breakfast drive back to Kathmandu of few hours journey, the road leads through Bhaktapur city outskirts.(Interested people can enjoy tour of Changunarayan Temple with Bhaktapur sightseeing also). On reaching Kathmandu city area transfer to your hotel, rest of the day at leisure.


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