Chisapani Nagarkot Hike - 3 Days

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  • Duration 3 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Trip Start and End Sundarijal to Kathmandu
  • Best Season March to Mid -June, and Sep – Dec
  • Trip Area Sundarijal - Nagarkot
  • Maximum Altitude 2175m.|7135ft.


  • Enter Shivapuri National Park, Sundarijal
  • Stunning views of sunrise and sunset
  • Spectacular panoramic Himalayan Views
  • Reconnect with nature and get away from the hustle and bustle of the city 
  • Visit the Changunarayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to learn about local culture and lifestyles. 

Nepal is a desired country for hiking and trekking all over the world. There are many routes and trails for travelers in Nepal. Among them, Chisapani to Nagarkot is a 3 Days hiking route, and it is one of the most considered and easy hiking trips. The Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking is a quick hike through the forest, Nepalese villages, and a secret valley near Kathmandu. The Chisapani Nagarkot Hike is mainly considered for an estimated short-time traveler and is budget-friendly.   

The Chisapani Nagarkot hike takes you through leafy forests and past bubbling springs in Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. The temperature in Chisapani is always chilly since its name means "cold water" in Nepali, and you will appreciate the true beauty of nature while being away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. Your interactions with the locals will add to the experience. 

Nagarkot is renowned for its sunrise and panoramic mountain views. Nagarkot is 35 kilometers east of Kathmandu, 2175 meters from sea level. If the weather is favorable, we can see the eye-catching views of the mountains like Gauri Shankar, Mt. Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Ri, and Everestddition, Nagarkot hill is also a popular day-trip destination. Furthermore, our last destination is the UNESCO world heritage site Changu Narayan Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, which adds to the trek's worth. 

Best Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking Season

The best hiking season for Chisapani Nagarkot is March to June, and September – December. The Chisapani Nagarkot hiking is possible in the winter and rainy seasons, but we cannot see the best views due to the cloudy weather.

Likewise, you may also consider our more hiking routes like Balthali Namobuddha Hiking, Champadevi Hiking,Nagarkot 1 Day Tour, and short treks like Mardi Himal Trek, Gosaikunda Lake Trek, Poonhill Trek, and many other packages.


Day to Day Details

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After having breakfast, we keep our backpacks in private vehicles and set off on a drive of around 2 hours to Sundarijal. Sundarijal is the origin of the water supply for Kathmandu with an old water pipe date stamped from the last century running alongside the road and down the stone steps. We will begin our walk in Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park towards Chisapani. The hike to Chisapani would be about 4 to 5 hours according to your pace.

  • Hotel
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • 2200m.|7217ft.

We will have our breakfast at Chisapani and begin our hike to Nagarkot. The trails pass through the Shivapuri National Park. So, it is more likely to encounter animals, such as mongooses, porcupines, jungle cats, pangolins, etc. We will take lunch at the Chauki Bhanjyang. We will reach Nagarkot in time to watch the sunset over the Himalayas. We can enjoy the views of the villages and hills before having dinner.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2161m.|7089ft.

Today we woke up early and walk up to the view tower to witness the sun rising over the mountains. We expect the weather to be clear without fog to enjoy the views. Then, we return to the hotel, have breakfast, rest for a while, and head towards Changu Narayan Temple, which is mainly a downhill walk. Changu Narayan is an ancient temple, the oldest in Nepal, dedicated to Lord Vishnu. We have our lunch and take a short drive back to Kathmandu.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

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What's Included

  • Professional Guide 
  • Private Transportation
  • 3 lunches, 2 dinners, and 2 breakfasts.
  • 2 nights accommodation in lodges.
  • Entrance fees to National park and Changu Narayan Temple.

What's Excluded

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal Expenses
  • Alcoholic Beverages, Non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Tips for guide ( it is expected)

Useful Info

  • Kindly ask the locals before capturing their pictures.
  • Drink an adequate amount of water.
  • Don't throw the garbage in the pathways.
  • Wear the appropriate clothes as you will be entering the temple area.

Client Reviews

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    CarolUnited StatesNovember 29, 2022

    Great Experience for First Timer in Nepal

    I'd love to do the Everest Base Camp 14 day trek but only had 3 days so they provided Chispani and Nagarkot trek. I felt safe as a solo female traveler with the assigned tour guide/porter. KP from the company is very friendly and easy to work with. I was not feeling well during the first day of the trekking, so I had to come back to stay in the city for a night before 2nd day trekking starts. They were very adaptable and put my health first and make sure that I'm ok to continue. I would highly recommend this company and am looking forward to trek with them to Everest next time.

    Dear Carol, Namaste!
    Thank you for sharing an incredible review of your experience of the Chisapani and Nagarkot Hike with the Nirvana Trails team! We are always pleased to provide you with our services. Thank you for the recommendations. Good luck with your future endeavors and wish to see you soon for the Everest Base Camp Trek.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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