About Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking

Combining the best of nature with some typical local life, gorgeous Himalayan views, captivating sunset and ethereal sunrise from Chisapani and Nagarkot, this hike makes for an ideal vacation in a matter of 3 days tour in Nepal by our agency TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE. The trip starts with a short drive to Sundarijal, a popular hangout and busy picnic spot in the north of Kathmandu. Falling inside the boundaries of Shivapuri National Park, this is a place of cool shades, tall trees, beautiful streams and a serene atmosphere, all in striking contrast to the noise and crowd of the city. Leaving aside a few settlements on the way, the hiking trail passes through the forest to Chisapani, the destination of the first day. Chisapani is a mixed settlement of Brahmins, Gurungs, and Sherpas. The village also commands a beautiful view of the large section of the Himalayan range, which emits an ethereal glow in the setting sunlight. All along the forest through Shivapuri National Park with only occasional settlements, we reach Nagarkot our hiking destination and spend our last day of the trip offered by our agency 

Trip Highlights

  • Experience the ethnic lifestyle of the Chisapani village.
  • Enjoy the rugged landscape and green hill views.
  • Stunning views of Sunrise from Nagarkot.
  • Everest and Langtang Himalayan views.
  • Explore the ancient arts, scriptures and architecture of Changu Narayan Temple.


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Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal and Hike to Chisapani (2175m7135ft) 5-6 hours

After having breakfast a bit early in the morning, you drive to Sundarijal  . It is a busy picnic spot of the valley-dwellers on public holidays. Lush greenery, sources of water and serene environment greet us as soon as you reach there. From here, our hike to Chisapani starts. Walking through a few settlements and a lot of forest with variety of birds and chances of sighting animals, you arrive at Chisapani. There is an added fun of having packed lunch on the way. The total duration of the hike is nearly five hours. Chisapani is a Sherpa village, offering grand views of the mountains. Relieve yourself in the evening by watching a picturesque sunset from the village, and retire to a teahouse to spend the night

  • Place: Chisapani
  • Altitude: 2175

You get up in the morning, have breakfast and head towards Nagarkot from Chisapani. This is a relatively demanding day that requires you to walk for about 7 hours. But the trail passes mostly through dense forest of the national park, making you forget the tiredness. You pause your hike for a while in Chauki Bhanjyang or Jhule to have lunch and take a short rest. Then you continue along the idyllic countryside to Nagarkot, a hilltop to the east of Kathmandu offers unmatched scenery of innumerable peaks along a large section of the Himalayas. Surely the setting sun fires your spirit and inspires your imagination with the shades of colour it leaves on the Himalayas. In the evening, stay in at hotel of TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE agency.

  • Place: Nagarkot
  • Altitude: 2175

After having breakfast, you can choose to hike to Changunarayan, a UNESCO world heritage site. We take lunch in Telkot. Enroute lie pleasant views of farm terraces and of Kathmandu valley. Or you can drive straight to Kathmandu from Nagarkot, and have your lunch in a fine restaurant in Kathmandu and explore the city during the rest of the day. And then as per your flight timings our staff of TOP OF THE WORLD ADVENTURE transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your international departure homeward bound or to your next port of call.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Government license holder experienced English speaking trekking/hiking guide
  • Tea house/Lodge  Accommodation during the Hiking
  • Necessary Hiking permits, if applicable.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to hiking start point and finish point to Kathmandu by private vehicle.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge, and all Government Taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • All Meals
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Tips and gratitude