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  • DURATION3 Days
  • GROUP SIZE1-14


  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal
  • An adventurous trail through lush forests and picturesque villages
  • Experience rich culture and lifestyle of locals
  • Visit ancient Changu Narayan Temple
  • Witness gorgeous sunrise and Himalayan Mountains Nagarkot

Trip Overview

Chisapani Nagarkot trek is a short 3-day trek in Nepal crafted for those who are seeking a quick getaway while visiting Nepal. The trail is Extremely beautiful and passes by fine villages. Chisapani Nagarkot trek is a short excursion to the east of Kathmandu. This hike is well-known among travelers who have limited time to explore Nepal.

Chisapani Nagarkot trek is an easy hike, or we can say short trekking that traverses beautiful villages and dense forests. We Escape Nepal Holidays has designed the Chisapani Nagarkot trek itinerary that includes Chisapani village and Nagarkot viewpoint along with a short visit to Changu Narayan Temple.

Chisapani and Nagarkot both are famous for striking mountain views. You can see a range of snow-capped Himalayan Mountains from Nagarkot on clear days. Similarly, the trail you follow during the Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking lets you see a diverse range of flora and fauna, some of which are only available in Nepal. The Changu Narayan temple is one of the oldest temples in Nepal dedicated to Lord Visnu. This temple has a Huge history and holds a very prominent position in Nepal.

Chisapani Nagarkot trek takes you to the outskirts of Kathmandu amidst tranquil surroundings. The hike begins with a short drive to Sundarijal. From here, you walk through the lush forests of Shivapuri National Park and small villages to reach Chisapani. Further, the trail ascends to Nagarkot, from where you get to see the beautiful landscape and snow-capped mountain views. On the last day, you drive back to Kathmandu En-route stopping at Changu Narayan temple.

You can check our Chisapani Nagarkot trek departure dates to be part of this trek. Or, contact us to custom make your Chisapani Nagarkot Hike package. We would love to cater and share a memorable trip with you.

Major Attractions of Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal

You take a short drive to Sundarijal (trek start point from Kathmandu. You get to see the countryside views on the way. It is a beautiful village famous for the short gateway, biking, and picking among local travelers. Here, you get to see the Sundarijal Hydropower station that supplies electricity to Kathmandu.

An adventurous trail through lush forests and picturesque villages

The Chisapani Nagarkot trekking trail passes through Shivapuri National Park, which is home to numerous species of flora and fauna. You come across different types of vegetation and herbal plants. Likewise, the trail moves along fine villages with beautiful views.

Experience rich culture and lifestyle of locals

During your stay with the locals on the Chisapani Nagarkot trek, you get to see their daily lifestyle and culture. People from Tamang and other communities residing in this part of Nepal. Therefore you get to see a perfect blend of traditions and norms. You get to interact with them and enjoy their warm hospitality.

Visit ancient Changu Narayan Temple

While returning from Nagarkot, you stop at Changu Narayan temple. This temple is part of UNESCO world heritage sites and is believed to have been built in the 4th century. It is a two-story pagoda style temple dedicated to the Lord Vishnu. Changu Narayan Temple is one of the oldest temples of Nepal, where you get to see the Finest carvings and fascinating collection of ancient statues.

Witness gorgeous sunrise and Himalayan Mountains Nagarkot

From Nagarkot, you get to observe the gorgeous sunrise with stunning views of snow-capped mountains includes Mt. Everest (8,848 m), Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m), Mt. Shishapangma (8,013 m), Mt. Gauri Shankar (7,134 m), Mt. Himal Chuli (7,893 m), etc.


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You drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal in the morning at about 8:00 am from your hotel in Kathmandu. The drive is about an hour, then the hiking starts with a walk on the stairs that lead to Shivapuri National Park.

Upon reaching the entrance of the national park, you see well-defined boards that mark the way to Chisapani. Passing by a beautiful waterfall and watershed, you trek through Tamang villages and reach Mulkarka. The trail then goes through dense forest and takes you to Chisapani.

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After breakfast at the lodge, you start the trek towards Nagarkot. The trail slowly ascends and takes you to Chauki Bhanjyang, where you take a short break to have lunch.

The trail continues offering wonderful views of the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east. After reaching Nagarkot, you rest and explore the area. In the evening, you will see gorgeous sunset views over the Himalayas.

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You wake up early to see an amazing sunrise along with Himalayan panorama. You then have breakfast, and then hike for a couple of hours to reach the holy Changu Narayan temple.

It is a very ancient and artistic temple of Nepal. You then take a short lunch break and drive back to Kathmandu.

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What's Included

  • All the transport by private vehicle
  • 2-night accommodation on trek
  • 7 Meals on trek (2 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners)
  • Local tour guide
  • National park entry fees

What's Excluded

  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Tips for the guide & driver
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section

Check Available Dates

  • We depart Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek every day so, select your date and book the trek.
  • We have listed the price for up to 14 people only so, if you are more than 14 people, then please contact us for the group price and process to book the trek.
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Start Date25 Oct, 2021End Date27 Oct, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$150
Start Date27 Oct, 2021End Date29 Oct, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$150
Start Date29 Oct, 2021End Date31 Oct, 2021AvailabilityAvailablePriceUS$150

Client Reviews


Chisapani Nagarkot 3 days is an easy trek in Nepal. There is no drastic change in the altitude. Therefore, you do not have to worry about high altitude sickness on this trek.

Chisapani Nagarkot trek passes through lush forests and a few rugged paths, which is bearable for individuals with sound health and fitness. You have to walk 5 to 6 hours a day that does require effort. This hike is suitable for people of all ages.

The best time to go on the Chisapani Nagarkot trek is from March to May and September to December. You can also go on this hike during winter- December to February, but the views may not be clear because of unclear weather. Likewise, you can do this small trek in monsoon as well.

You stay overnight in a guesthouse/hotel in Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek. As it is not a remote area, you get almost all the modern facilities. The guesthouse does not be lavish, but the basic services like a hot shower, wifi, charging facility, network, etc are available. The rooms usually come on a sharing basis with a private or common washroom.

We provide a total of 7 meals (2 breakfast, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners) on this Chisapani-Nagarkot trek, and these meals are provided in the lodges/guesthouse. The menu is vast and includes cuisines like Nepali, Tibetan, Continental, and Indian. Dishes like rice, curries, soup, veggies, meat, egg, toast, sandwich, pasta, Momo, Noodles, Thukpa, Pudding, Porridge, etc are available on this trail.

Yes, You need to have Shivapuri national park entry, Tims permits to trek in Chisapani Nagarkot trek, and entry permits to visit Chagunarayan temple. We apply and get these permits for you once you book the trekking with us.

Yes, the Chisapani Nagarkot trek is the best trek for the children and school students. The Chisapani Nagarkot Hike does not go to a high altitude and still offer great views.

No, Hotel in Kathmandu pre and post the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is not included in our given itinerary. So, you have to take care of them yourself. However, we can book a hotel in Kathmandu for pre and post the trek as per your requirement.