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Max. Elevation
2175 m / 7135 ft
Group size
Min 2 (Single Supplement $60)
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
All around year
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Hotel in Nagarkot and Tea House / Lodge during the trek<br>
Breakfast in Nagarkot&nbsp;and all meals during the trek
Trip Route


  • Enjoy few days hike around the high scenic hills of Kathmandu valley rim.
  • Stunning views of sunrise and sunsets from Chisapani and Nagarkot Hills.
  • Glorious panorama of Himalayan chain of peaks with amazing scenery.
  • Walk into lovely woods lined with tall rhododendron, pines and fir trees.
  • On the high hills of Chisapani and Nagarkot in the comfort of nice lodges
  • Enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and more, from vantage points like Nagarkot and Chisapani.
  • Trek through lush forests of oak, pine, and rhododendron, providing a serene and tranquil environment amidst nature.
  • Visit traditional villages along the trekking route, interacting with local villagers and experiencing their unique culture and hospitality.
  • Spot a variety of bird species along the trekking route, including colorful Himalayan birds such as the Himalayan Monal and various species of eagles and vultures.
  • Capture stunning photographs of the Himalayan vistas, lush landscapes, and picturesque villages, creating lasting memories of your short trek.


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.

Important Note

Mode of Trekking: In best available Lodges, Hotels or Resorts.
Trekking Grade: Moderate with Ups and Downhill walks.
Area of Trekking: North East of Kathmandu Valley Rim.
Highest points: At Nagarkot 2, 175 m / 7,136 feet high.                                                                                     
People and culture: Populated by Tamang the main tribes of Central Himalaya range interwoven to Buddhism religion and cultures.
Trek duration: 02 Days (with drives both ways).
Best Seasons: Nearly all months of the year, except for monsoon wet months of mid-June to mid-September. The best seasons are spring and autumn / fall, the spring time begins from March to May and autumn from September to November.
Interested people can enjoy the trek during winter times of Christmas and New Year Holidays, however much cold temperatures. But most days are bright and clear with sunshine, short daylight hours during autumn and winter times.

Trip Itinerary

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.

Max. altitude

2,165m / 7,103 ft.





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.

Max. altitude

2,175m / 7,136 ft.





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.

Max. altitude

1,320m / 4,331 ft.




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Chisapani Nagarkot short trek


  • Private vehicles according to group size before and after the hiking.
  • Applicable trekking permits and National Park.
  • Services of guide and porters, wages, food and accommodation allowance.
  • Accommodation from simple lodge to standard hotels on twin sharing basis and on Bed / Breakfast only.

Doesn't Include

  • Nepal Visa-Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
  • Personal gear and medical kit.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation services required.
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Frequently Asked Questions

First day leads to climb for 3-4 hours to Chisapani hill top, from Chisapani takes more than 5 hours to Nagarkot. A beautiful and scenic hike throughout the trip and enjoyable with ups and downhill walks.

Yes, young infants to elderly people can join on this trek, however for small babies needs to be carried. Where one can hire an extra porter to carry the young ones throughout the hiking.

First night in Chisapani lodge, the rooms are simple but clean serves limited food menu from Continental, Chinese, Indian and Nepali meals. But at Nagarkot the hotels are of tourist standard with rooms having attached bath and toilets.

Serves comprehensive food menu, similar to the restaurants in Kathmandu and your hotels.

From Chisapani views of Annapurna and Manaslu with Ganesh Himal in the far North-West. Includes Langtang and Jugal Himal with Mt. Gaurishankar range of peaks. While from Nagarkot same views as from Chisapani but can view peaks of far eastern Himalayas as far as Mt. Everest. 

It is a moderate grade walks, however involves steep climb for few hours as well downhill and with few gradual trail. Taking slowly having time for refreshing stops will make the climb on uphill easier, along with the views.

The Chisapani Nagarkot Short Trek is a relatively brief trekking itinerary in Nepal, popular for its scenic beauty and accessibility from Kathmandu.

The trek often starts from Sundarijal, near Kathmandu, and leads to Chisapani and Nagarkot, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas.

The trek can be completed in 3 to 5 days, depending on the chosen route and the pace of the trekker.

Key attractions include the Shivapuri National Park, Chisapani village, Nagarkot hill station, and stunning views of the Himalayan range.

As of my last update in January 2022, no special permits are required for this trek.

Yes, the Chisapani Nagarkot Short Trek is considered suitable for beginners, offering a moderate level of difficulty.

The trek doesn't involve significant altitude gain, but taking it slow and acclimatizing is always recommended.

The daily trekking distance can vary, but it's generally around 10-15 kilometers per day, depending on the route.

Yes, the Shivapuri National Park, part of the trek, is known for its diverse bird species, making it an excellent destination for birdwatching.

Sundarijal is approximately an hour's drive from Kathmandu. Private vehicles or public transportation can be used to reach there.

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