• 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. The short Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek is crafted for those who are seeking a quick getaway while visiting Nepal. The trail of Chisapani - Nagarkot is extremely beautiful and passes by fine villages. Chisapani Nagarkot Hike is a short excursion to the east of Kathmandu, which 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 have 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 see a range of snow-capped Himalayan Mountains from Nagarkot on clear days. Similarly, the trail you follow during the Chisapani Nagarkot Hike 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.

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

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. We would love to cater and share a memorable trip with you.

Why Chisapani Nagarkot Trek?

A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal

You take a short scenic drive to Sundarijal (trek start point) from Kathmandu to start the short Chisapani – Nagarkot Trek. 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.

Experience the short & soft 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

You get to see the local’s daily lifestyle and culture during your stay with the locals on the Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking. People from Tamang and other communities reside 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.

Witness gorgeous sunrise and Himalayan Mountains 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 from Nagarkot. The Nagarkot is one of the major attractions of Chisapani Nagarkot Trek.

Visit ancient Changu Narayan Temple

While hiking 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 Lord Vishnu. Changu Narayan Temple is one of the oldest temples of Nepal, where you get to see the finest carvings and a fascinating collection of ancient statues.


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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