Chisapani Nagarkot hiking is the perfect blend of cultural and natural attractions. This short trek in Nepal is attainable for any age group of people which makes it suitable for a quick family getaway. If you are going busy but still want to witness the mesmerizing view of the Himalayan range, the Chisapani Nagarkot trek would be the perfect Nepal trekking package for you. You can connect with Nepal Big Mountain Travel to start your Nagarkot hike journey. Established in 2013, NBM Travel is considered one of the best travel agencies in Nepal to provide the best trekking experience in Nepal. Since our establishment, we have served more than 20,000 tourists, both national and international, and made their trekking in Nepal dream come true. NBM Travel has got a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and has got a 4.5-star rating on its website.
Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2150 m)
Day 2: Chisapani to Nagarkot Hiking (2195 m)
Day 3: Nagarkot to Changu Narayan to Kathmandu (Drive)
Your journey starts with an hour-long drive to Sundarijal which is the origin of the water supply for Kathmandu. Once we are there, you will officially begin your Chisapani Nagarkot trek. You start hiking through the vertical stone-paved stairs making your way to the Shivapuri National Park where you will take a National park entrance permit to continue ahead. The trail gradually up with the forest of pine and oak. Shivapuri National Park is known for its diverse floras and faunas and local wildlife.
After taking the permit, you can continue your trek to Chisapani. As you are walking, you will come across several settlements from a variety of ethnic groups, including a unique Mulkharka settlement inhabited by Tamang people. Throughout the journey, you will be amazed by the stunning mountain views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Gaurisankar, Dorje Lakpa, Everest Himalaya Range, Gaurishankar Range, and Annapurna range. It will take you 6 to 7 hours to reach Chisapani and once you get there, you will explore the hilly village throughout the day. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Chisapani.
The next day you will wake up early in the morning before sunrise. Chisapani provides you with a spectacular viewpoint from where you can explore a magnificent sunrise with panoramic Himalayas vistas. Following a nourishing breakfast, you will continue your Chisapani Nagarkot trekking. Today will be an easy journey as you won’t have to climb much. However, you still have to walk a bit longer, and sometimes need to walk up and down through the dense forest, massive woodlands, an army camp, and small villages.
After walking for 3 hours, you will reach Chauki Bhyanjyang where you will have lunch. You will then continue walking on flatlands before ascending towards Nagarkot. There is a view tower in the area, Nagarkot View Tower that provides you with a more clear view of the Himalayas with the binoculars paired to it. You will have a good dinner in a hotel, either in an inexpensive or deluxe one, based on your preference, and stay overnight there.
This morning today is the highlight of your Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking because, on this day, you will witness a mesmerizing sunrise over 8 out of the 13 Himalayan ranges. The view of the sun rising over the majestic mountains will leave you overwhelmed. This is what has made Nagarkot a top attraction among visitors for enjoying Himalayan views without a tough walk.
After exploring the beautiful sunrise, you will have breakfast and then hike for 4 hours towards Changu Narayan Temple. Following the exciting hike with beautiful views of local villages, you will finally reach Changu Narayan Temple. It is a pagoda-style Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu in his incarnation as Narayan. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. After capturing some unforgettable moments there, you will drive back to Kathmandu.
Nagarkot is only 16 miles (27 kilometers) far from Kathmandu. The road goes through the Himalayan foothills and if you choose a private transfer you can reach from Ktm to Nagarkot in only 1.5 hours.
Get to the Bhaktapur bus stop, east of Ratnapark in Kathmandu, and take a bus to Kamalbinayak. Nearly after 50 minutes of travel to Kamalbinayak in Bhaktapur, you will get off the bus and then take another bus for Nagarkot. A 1 to 2-hour drive will take you to Nagarkot.
Nagarkot is in the Bhaktapur district of Nepal. It is 32 km northeast of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Nagarkot is famous among visitors for providing magnificent Himalayan views from the hilltop.
Book this Trip for $100.00 USD Advance