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Chisapani Hiking

Chisapani Hiking

Langtang Region
Chisapani Nagarkot
Chisapani Nagarkot

Trip Facts

Duration : 3 Days Max-Altitude : 2175 m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Jan, March to Aug Per Day Walking : 5/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Land


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All price inclusive
$ 350 $ 250
USD per person

Group Price

No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $300
2 Paxes $250
2-4 Paxes $230
4-6 Paxes $200
6-10 Paxes $190
10-15 Paxes $160
15+Paxes $160

Number of Travellers


Chisapani Hiking 2 nights 3 days trek

Chisapani Hiking is a delightful and convenient hiking option near Kathmandu, offering a refreshing getaway into nature with glimpses of local life, mesmerizing Himalayan vistas, and captivating sunrises and sunsets from Chisapani and Nagarkot. The hike begins at Sundarijal, a water source in the Kathmandu Valley, situated at an elevation of 2,500 feet.

To reach Chisapani, the first day’s destination, the hiking trail passes through the enchanting Shivapuri National Park forest. To access the trekking trails within the Shivapuri National Park, covering an area of 159 km2, all visitors, both domestic and international, must obtain a National Park permit at the Sundarijal Checkpost. The Chisapani and Nagarkot region is inhabited by a mix of Brahmins, Gurungs, Tamang, and Sherpa communities.

The trek through the Shivapuri National Park offers a comfortable walk amidst lush greenery and can be enjoyed throughout the day. Along the way, you will encounter traditional Tamang villages and experience a typical crossing into the valley. As you continue the journey towards Chisapani and Nagarkot, you will be treated to breathtaking views of the world’s highest peak, Mt. Everest, as well as Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, and the majestic Annapurna range on the horizon.

Nepal offers a variety of trekking options, including shorter three-day treks for those with limited time. Poon Hill Trek and Chisapani Nagarkot Trek are popular choices for quick breaks. These treks allow you to explore the diverse landscapes and cultural richness of Nepal while offering opportunities to witness stunning sunrises, sunsets, and panoramic mountain views, making the Chisapani Nagarkot trek a perfect fit for your journey.

To embark on the Chisapani Nagarkot trek, your first step is a one-hour drive to Sundarijal, followed by a hike through the Shivapuri National Park Peak, characterized by dense jungles and an eco-friendly environment. The trail meanders through green bushes and towering trees, providing invigorating energy as you listen to the melodious chirping of hummingbirds. As you ascend, you’ll encounter fresh mountain air and stone steps leading up to Borlang Bhanjyang at 2,438 meters. From there, it is a downhill walk to the village of Chisapani.

The hike mostly involves uphill sections until you reach Borlang Bhanjyang, followed by a descent to Chisapani, where you can enjoy panoramic mountain views. Borlang Bhanjyang, situated at an elevation of 2,425 meters, marks the highest point of the ridge extending from the Shivapuri Peak Mount.

Whether witnessed from Chisapani or Nagarkot, the early morning sunrise reveals the enchanting beauty of the Himalayan range, including the magnificent Mt. Everest towering at 8,848 meters. Nagarkot, perched on the edge of the valley’s small mountains, offers unparalleled views of the mountains and the Kathmandu Valley simultaneously.

Accommodation options in Chisapani include the Dorjelakpa Lodge and tea houses with a traditional trekking style, while Nagarkot boasts a wide range of luxurious hotels featuring comfortable rooms, exquisite dining areas, and extensive menus of Western cuisine. Other treks, such as the Helambu Trek and Gosaikunda Circuit Trek, also commence from the Sundarijal area.

By choosing an experienced guide for your trek, we at Nepal Wilderness Trekking Team are here for you on a two-night, three-day Chisapani Nagarkot rim trek with the assurance of the trek.

Best hiking season at Chisapani Nagarkot:

The Chisapani Nagarkot trek can be undertaken throughout the year, except during the monsoon season, which occurs from June to August in Nepal. It is advisable to avoid this period as the trails can become muddy, and the cloudy weather may obscure the majestic views of the Himalayas. However, there are no significant risks associated with trekking to Chisapani Nagarkot during winter, as the route does not reach high altitudes. While days are sunny during winter, nights can be cold and chilly.

Spring and autumn are considered the best seasons for the Chisapani Nagarkot trek. These months offer clear weather, lush greenery, and unobstructed views of the mountains. The spring season from March to May is particularly captivating, as nature bursts with vibrant colors. The forest and trails come alive with various types of flora and fauna, enjoying the warmth after a harsh winter. Similarly, autumn, spanning from September to November, provides a pleasant time to hike, with fresh air after the rain showers have passed. The crystal-clear vistas of the Himalayan mountain range are a sight to behold during this season.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Our Guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in the morning at 8 AM and drive for approximately 1 hour to Sundarijal, covering a distance of about 15 kilometers. From there, you will begin your trek to Chisapani, situated at an altitude of 1915 meters. The trek will take around 4 to 5 hours of walking through the scenic trails. Once you arrive, you will spend the night at a comfortable lodge.
  • Day 02: After enjoying a hearty breakfast, you will embark on a trek to Nagarkot, located at an altitude of 1920 meters. The trek will span over 6 to 7 hours of walking, covering a distance of approximately 25 kilometers. Along the way, you'll be treated to stunning vistas of the surrounding landscapes. You'll spend the night at a lodge in Nagarkot, where you can relax and soak in the serene atmosphere.
  • Day 03: Begin your day with a breathtaking panoramic view of the morning sunrise. After breakfast, set out on a trek towards Changu Narayan, which will take about 3 to 4 hours of walking, covering around 10 kilometers. Changu Narayan is renowned for its historical and cultural significance. After exploring the area, you'll be driven back to Kathmandu in a car, completing a distance of approximately 20 kilometers. You'll be dropped off at your hotel, marking the end of your memorable trip.

Cost Included

  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Sundarijal by car
  • Comfortable lodge accommodation with an attached bathroom throughout your trip
  • A delectable selection of meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) featuring Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and various European cuisines, chosen from the menu
  • Inclusive of Shivapuri park permits and TIMS card
  • Transportation from Changunarayan to Kathmandu by car
  • Comprehensive support from a professional guide and porter, including their wages, insurance, food, and accommodations

Cost Excluded

  • Personal equipment
  • all beverages, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter.

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