Chisapani Nagarkot Hike

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Chisapani Nagarkot Trail, Nepal
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3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people



About this tour

The Chisapani Nagarkot Hike invites you to embark on a remarkable journey thru the breathtaking landscapes and fascinating cultural treasures of Nepal. Nestled within the lap of the Himalayas, this hike gives a unique mixture of herbal beauty, cultural encounters, and lovely panoramic perspectives. As you traverse the winding trails, you will meander thru dense forests, traverse rustic villages, and be greeted by the warm smiles of the locals.

Chisapani, the place to begin of the trek, welcomes you with its tranquil environment and awe-inspiring mountain vistas. The path regularly unfolds, leading you thru terraced fields and lush rhododendron forests, where colorful flora and fauna grace your direction. Along the way, you may have the chance to engage with the nearby groups, experiencing their conventional way of life and sharing moments that bridge cultures.

As the hike ascends, Nagarkot emerges on the horizon – a vantage factor renowned for its spellbinding sunrise and sundown panoramas. The sun’s golden rays forged a spell-binding glow upon the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, developing a captivating tapestry of colors as a way to depart an indelible mark in your reminiscence.

The Chisapani Nagarkot Hike not simplest rewards you with awe-inspiring vistas but additionally offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of ordinary lifestyles. It’s a threat to reconnect with nature, find out the easy joys of village life, and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of Nepal’s countryside. So, lace up your hiking boots, embrace the spirit of the journey, and allow the Chisapani Nagarkot Hike to unveil its wonders as you embark on this unforgettable journey.

Essential Tips for a Successful Chisapani Nagarkot Hike

  • Wear comfortable and sturdy hiking shoes that provide good grip and support for the varying terrain.
  • Check the weather forecast before the hike and carry appropriate clothing layers to stay warm and dry. The weather can change quickly, especially at higher altitudes.
  • Carry a sufficient amount of water to stay hydrated throughout the hike. Also, pack energy-rich snacks to keep your energy levels up.
  • Consider hiring a local guide who knows the trails, culture, and can enhance your experience with valuable insights.
  • If you’re not accustomed to higher altitudes, take it slow to acclimatize. The Chisapani Nagarkot Hike reaches over 2,000 meters, so allow your body to adjust.
  • Use sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the strong sun at higher altitudes.
  • Carry a basic first aid kit with essentials like bandages, antiseptic ointment, pain relievers, and any personal medications.
  • The trail passes through local villages, so be respectful of their customs and traditions. Ask for permission before taking photos of people.
  • Only bring the essentials in a small backpack. Carrying unnecessary weight can make the hike more tiring.
  • Yield the trail to uphill hikers and animals, and keep noise levels down to respect the peaceful environment.
  • Inform someone reliable about your hike plans and expected return time. Carry a fully charged mobile phone with a local SIM card or a satellite phone for emergencies.
  • Begin your hike early in the day to take advantage of clear views and cooler temperatures.
  • Follow the “Leave No Trace” principles. Carry your trash with you and dispose of it properly when you reach a suitable location.
  • Maintain a reasonable level of fitness before the hike. While the Chisapani Nagarkot Hike is not as strenuous as longer treks, it still requires physical endurance.

Chisapani Nagarkot Hike Safety Considerations

  • Be informed about the weather forecast before starting the hike. Conditions can change rapidly, especially at higher altitudes. Avoid hiking during bad weather.
  • Plan your hike so that you have ample daylight to complete the trail. Avoid hiking in the dark to minimize the risk of accidents.
  • Carry enough water and energy-rich snacks to stay hydrated and nourished throughout the hike.
  • The Chisapani Nagarkot Hike reaches moderate altitudes. If you’re not used to higher altitudes, take it slow to acclimatize and be aware of altitude-related symptoms.
  • Inform someone trustworthy about your hike plans, route, and estimated return time. Carry a fully charged mobile phone with local network coverage for communication.
  • Carry a map, compass, or GPS device to navigate the trail, especially if you’re not familiar with the area.
  • Carry a basic first aid kit with essentials like bandages, antiseptic ointment, pain relievers, and any personal medications.
  • Be cautious of the trail conditions, especially if it’s wet or slippery. Use trekking poles for stability on uneven terrain.
  • Use sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat to protect yourself from the strong sun at higher altitudes.
  • Be aware of the wildlife you might encounter and maintain a safe distance. Avoid feeding or provoking animals.


  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas, including peaks like Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, and even Mount Everest on a clear day.
  • Witness mesmerizing sunrises and sunsets from vantage points like Nagarkot, where the changing colors of the sky create a magical atmosphere.
  • Immerse yourself in the traditional lifestyle of rural Nepali villages, interacting with locals, experiencing their warm hospitality, and learning about their culture.
  • Walk through lush forests, terraced fields, and charming villages, surrounded by natural beauty and tranquility.
  • Explore the quaint village of Chisapani, known for its peaceful atmosphere and captivating mountain views.
  • Experience the beauty of Nagarkot, a popular hill station, where you can indulge in panoramic vistas and enjoy the cool mountain air.
  • Savor delicious Nepali cuisine at local teahouses and lodges along the trail, offering a taste of authentic flavors.
  • Observe diverse flora and fauna along the trail, including rhododendron forests, pine trees, and various bird species.
  • Engage with the local Tamang and Newar communities, gaining insights into their way of life, traditions, and customs.
  • Escape the hustle and bustle of city life as you hike through serene landscapes, enjoying moments of solitude and relaxation.


  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner from the Teahouses menu during the treks.
  • Overnight Sleep at Standard tea house with basic facility during the treks.
  • Government licensed holder trekking guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance.
  • First aid kid box included and carry by guide.
  • All needed Trekking Permit and National park Entry fees.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • Government Tax and Company service charge.
  • Personal expenses as like the Phone Bill, Camera Charging, Hot Shower, Wifi.
  • All kind of drinks as like Mineral Water, Tea, Coffee, Juice, Coke, Fanta, Beer and Bar Bills.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during your stay in city like Pokhara, Kathmandu.
  • Extra Nights’ Accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the Hike.
  • Tips to your Guide. (It is expected)
  • Travel insurance.


  • In the morning, you'll be driven from Kathmandu to Sundarijal by Local Bus, which takes about 1-2 hours depending on traffic.
  • From Sundarijal, the trekking trail starts. You'll walk through Shivapuri National Park, passing waterfalls and lush forests.
  • The trek to Chisapani takes around 5 to 6 hours, with uphill and downhill sections.
  • Chisapani is a beautiful village offering stunning mountain views, including the Langtang and Ganesh Himal ranges.
  • Overnight in Chisapani.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the teahouse.

  • Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the Himalayas from Chisapani.
  • After breakfast, start your hike to Nagarkot. The trail takes you through dense forests and terraced fields.
  • Nagarkot is a popular hill station known for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest.
  • The hike to Nagarkot takes around 5 to 6 hours, with some steep ascents and descents.
  • Overnight in Nagarkot.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at the Hote / teahouse.

  • Wake up early to witness the breathtaking sunrise view from Nagarkot.
  • After breakfast, start your hike to Changu Narayan, which is one of the oldest Hindu temples in the Kathmandu Valley.
  • The trail offers cultural insights and beautiful landscapes.
  • Explore the Changu Narayan temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Our Local Bus will be waiting for you to drive back to Kathmandu, which takes about 1-2 hours.
  • Arrive in Kathmandu and check in at your hotel.
  • Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast and Lunch at the Local restaurant.


2 Days



Frequently asked questions

The Chisapani Nagarkot Hike is a popular trekking route near Kathmandu, Nepal, offering a short yet scenic hike through lush forests, charming villages, and hill stations like Chisapani and Nagarkot.

The duration of the Chisapani Nagarkot Hike varies depending on the chosen route and trekking pace. On average, the hike can be completed in 2 to 4 days.

The Chisapani Nagarkot Hike is considered moderately easy, suitable for beginners and trekkers of all ages. The trail involves some uphill and downhill sections but doesn't require extensive trekking experience.

The best time for the Chisapani Nagarkot Hike is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons. The weather is usually clear, and the views are spectacular.

While hiring a guide is not mandatory, it can enhance your experience by providing insights into the local culture, navigating the trail, and ensuring safety.

Yes, the Chisapani Nagarkot Hike can be done independently. The trail is well-marked, and basic accommodations are available along the route.

Yes, there are teahouses and lodges in villages along the trail, offering basic accommodations and meals.

As of my last knowledge update in September 2021, no special permits are required for the Chisapani Nagarkot Hike. However, it's advisable to check with local authorities for any updated regulations.

Yes, on clear days, you might catch glimpses of Mount Everest and other Himalayan peaks from Nagarkot.

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