Important Information

Region
Langtang, gosainkunda and Helambhu Region Treks
Duration
4 Days
Max Altitude 2194 Meters
Best Season Whole Year
Activity Per Day
4-5 Hours Walk
Grade
Level 2
Group Size
2 - 12 people
Transportation Jeep/Bus

Get away from hustle and bustle of the Kathmandu city crowd, experience the pleasure of dynamic scene of an oldest Hindu temple, Buddhist Monastery, typical Nepali hospitality, enjoy the natural beauty of amazing sceneries, panoramic sunrise view over of mountains range including Everest.                 

Chisapani and Nagarkot Trek is a  short trip that takes you to the peaceful and scenic hiking to Chisapani, Nagarkot, and Namo Buddha which is a mind refreshing and easy trek located close to the Kathmandu valley. If you are planning or looking for the short trek around Kathmandu valley, this trek is the right choice for you.

This four days trek around Kathmandu starts from Sundarijal situated in the northern part of Kathmandu on the Helambu circuit trek route. The hiking trail is dominated by the sub-tropical forests and magnificent waterfalls and watershed area of the Shivapuri National Park lead to Chisapani, you will have a wonderful panoramic view of Himalayas and Helambu region. Nagarkot is a popular place for tourists and a great place to view the extremely fascinating and mesmerizing Himalayas and a stunning sunrise over them. The scenery is just awesome with green hill surroundings and scattered villages. The hike leads you to the Dhulikhel villages and open hill. Hiking for 4 hours through gradual climbing up from a fine trail will lead to the Namobuddha monastery. It is an important monastery for Buddhist devotees. Drive back to Kathmandu from Panauti. 

Himalayan Wander Walkers offers the Hiking to Nagarkot and Namo Buddha package with the hiking guide and excellent arrangement.  All our trips are tailor-made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels, and amendments in our readymade itinerary, if any, tell us or Customize Your Trip

Highlights of Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

  • Hiking to the most famous place in and around Kathmandu
  • Best sunrise viewing
  • Get up close to Nepali culture in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Hike the oak and pine forests of the Shivapuri National Park
  • Go to the oldest temple of the Kathmandu Valley
  • See the terraced fields of Changunarayan
  • Admire panoramic views of Everest from Nagarkot
  • Visit Holiest place Namobuddha
  • Authentic historic site exploration

Outline Itinerary ( 4 Days )

Day 1

Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, hike to Chisapani (2194m)

After 40 minutes’ drive to Sundarijal hike to Chisapani(5 hr) through the rhododendron forests of Shivapuri National Park. Along the way is Mulkharka, a traditional Tamang village and descend down to Chisapani, which is the best viewpoint for the eastern mountains from Langtang, Ganesh to Gaurishankar Himalayan ranges.

Overnight at teahouse.
Meal: full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Day 2

Chisapani to Nagarkot (2174m) 5-6 hr

The trail goes downhill on a ridge. On clear day, one can see Dahaulagiri in the west, Everest and Kanchenjunga in the east. Best viewpoint for sunrise.

Overnight at teahouse.
Meal: full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Day 3

Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1945m) 5-6 hours

Today, we wake up early in the morning before dawn for capturing the wonderful sunrise views over the snow capped mountains. After watching spectacular sunrise from Nagarkot, we will hike further east towards Dhulikhel, enjoy the Newar communities with great Himalayan views.

Overnight stay at comfortable resort in Dhulikhel.
Meal: full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Day 4

Dhulikhel - Namobuddha- Kathmandu 4-5 hours

After having breakfast we will trek to Namobuddha. The place is very popular in its climatic condition as it has got mountains climatic condition. There’s a legend that Lord Buddha offered his body to a hungry tigress at this very place before he obtained his enlightenment because of why it’s a holy place for Buddhists. After visiting the monastery area return to Kathmandu.

 

Include

Transfers from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Namobudha to Kathmandu by private vehicle
Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and coffee daily) during the trek
One porter for two pax
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
Accommodation in a teahouse or lodge during the trek
English-speaking trek leader with first aid and eco-training
Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park entry fee and permit
Monuments entry fee
All government and local taxes

Exclude

Hotels in Kathmandu (if you want to include please let us know we will book for you with extra payment)
Excess baggage charges
All kinds of drinks soft and hard liqueur.
Personal expenses (phone calls and laundry)
Travel insurance
Tips for the driver, guides, and porters
Any service not mentioned in "what's included”

Important Information

Checklists for Chisapani to Nagarkot Trek

  • Valid passport (valid for six months from the date of your trip)
  • One other picture ID, such as driver’s license (in case of emergency and for use as a substitute of passport or in case of loss of your passport) Photocopy of passport page to carry in a wallet
  • Air tickets (Make a copy of flight tickets which may be helpful, in case of loss)
  • Visa Clearance (Make a copy of visa clearance which may be helpful, in case of emergencies)
  • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, traveler's cheques and some cash are highly recommended.
  • Mobile (if your cell phone is from CINGULAR USA or ATNT (USA) operators then your cell phone will work in Nepal.)

Guiding, Food, and Lodging
In Nepal, all trekking supplies - Teahouse trekking means staying and eating in local lodges. We stay in single rooms where possible, but often you will have to share. Rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow, blankets. A few have electric lights and all have a spacious dining room-lounge. We eat at teahouses and, although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, the menu is not extensive. They offer a variety of potatoes, rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. Beers and local spirits are often available, but that will be at your own cost. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There are also snacks available such as basic biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. It is normal to meet your porter in the teahouse where you will stay overnight. So, pack your necessary things in your own day pack. 

DRESS CODE FOR VISITING MONASTERIES, AND TEMPLES 

  • Shirt (either half or full sleeve)
  • Full pants/long skirts
  • Any type of shoes with socks
  • No Hats, No Umbrella, No Slippers, No t-shirts, No short skirt, and No half-pants
  • Photographs allowed in the courtyard only.

Note regarding itineraries
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan; their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Himalayan Wander Walkers has led till now. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is successful.

Frequently Asked Question

Although trekking gear is available in Nepal you are advised to bring your own gear.

Trekking or running shoes Camp shoes or thongs Socks (polypropylene)

Down or fiber-filled jacket Jumper or piled jacket Hiking shorts Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella Hiking pants T-shirts or blouses Underwear Sun hat

Rucksack Self Inflating Sleeping Mattress (optional), Water bottle Torch, batteries, and bulbs