Nagarkot at Sunrise Time
Nagarkot at Sunrise Time

3 Days Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking - 3 Days


    • Trekking through dense forest, water sources and rural villages near Kathmandu valley.
    • Famous hill station nearby Kathmandu valley Chisapani and Nagarkot
    • Very suitable for those who want to take taste of Trekking in Nepal within very short period
    • Panaromic Himalayan views from Chisapani and from Nagarkot

3 Days Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking is the best short trekking very near to Kathmandu valley. Those who are looking for very short trekking and do not want to go far from valley Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking is the best choice. It is three days trekking take through beautiful villages, Himalayan scenery and beautiful jungle in the countryside. Chisapani and Nagarkot both are hilltop stations near Kathmandu are popular for panoramic views of Langtang, Everest and Ganesh Himalayan range. It is good choice of taking a taste of Trekking in Nepal. It does not require previous trekking experience although mid physical fitness is required. Accommodation on the way is more comfortable than other regular classical trekking routes.

We start our trekking from Sundarijal after one hour driving from Kathmandu. Start serious uphill towards Chisapani. It is 15 kilometer or 9 miles walking in total. The trekking route is inside the dense forest of Shivapuri National Park takes 5 hours. Stay overnight at Chisapani provide good sunrise and sunset views with views of local villages and fields. Next day trekking to Nagarkot is mostly downhill inside dense forest. It is quite long but interesting day. Third day of trekking is short trekking exploration including some historical sites like Changunarayan and Bhaktapur durbar squire. Nagarkot is also the famous hill for sunrise and Himalayan views. In clear day, you can see Mount Everest and other panoramic Himalayan ranges.  

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

The best season for Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is from March to May and September to November. Monsoon season July and August are not recommended although the month of December January and February is still suitable. Trekking itinerary has the option to include other short activities like Mountain flight, Day tour in Kathmandu valley, temple or monastery visit. Nagarkot Chisapani itinerary can also design with Motorbike or cycle.   

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:Drive to Sundarijal (1 Hrs) and trek to Chisapani via Mulkharka (5 Hours - 2,194m) Overnight at local hotel

Day 02:Trek to Nagarkot (7 Hours - 2195,) Overnight at Hotel

Day 03:Explore Himalayas and sunrise view from Nagarkot. Trek down to Changunarayan, Bhaktapur and drive back to Kathmadnu.

Cost Includes

    • Private car as transporation to trekking starting and ending point 
    • Entrance fees of Shivapuri National Park
    • Profesanale Guide and porter for trekking 
    • Accommodation in local hotels in Nagarkot and in Chisapani
    • Foods during trekking 
    • Sightseeing in Bhaktapur durbar and in Changunarayan

Cost Excludes

    • Accommodation, Activities and foods in Kathmandu 
    • Extra activities 
    • Bottled drinks and bar bills 
    • Personal gears/ Equipment
    • Personal expenses/ Nature of personal 
    • Any tipping 

Important Note

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking is short hiking trip near from Kathmandu. This trip is possible to organize immediately. Peoples can choose to hike entire tour, ride with motorbike or by cycle. It also has option to extend hiking days to Dhulikhel and Namobuddha or make even short days plan (2 days).  

Detail Itinerary

Day 1Drive to Sundarijal (1 Hrs) and trek to Chisapani via Mulkharka (5 Hours - 2,194m) Overnight at local hotel After breakfast in Hotel, drive to Sundarijal. The drive is about is about an hour. Sundarijal is he major water supply spot for people in Kathmandu as well as picnic spot. From here we start our climbing uphill route towards Chisapani via dense forest of Shivapuri National Park. Enjoy spectacular view of Himalayas, forest and villages with beautiful paddy fields.

Day 2Trek to Nagarkot (7 Hours - 2195,) Overnight at Hotel The is long day of walking required a bit extra strength. The trail start is gentle downhill walk through newly constructed unpaved road. The whole walk will take us inside Shivapuri National Park. We will have beautiful views of spectacular Himalayas as well. Beautiful sounds of birds and streams next to us will also add more fun in the trip. We will stop in a small village called Jhule for lunch before continuing further to Nagarkot. We will pass through several villages in the hills before climbing steep uphill to reach Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a touristic hill station near Kathmandu. facilities of simple to deluxe hotels are available here.

Day 3Explore Himalayas and sunrise view from Nagarkot. Trek down to Changunarayan, Bhaktapur and drive back to Kathmadnu. Early in the morning explore best sunrise view and Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Everest to Kanchenjunga including Langtang Himalayan range. After breakfast, trek down through the forest and local villages to Changunarayan temple. Changunarayan temple is the oldest temple rich in architecture. Drive now to Bhaktapur Durbar squire and explore around. Drive back to Kathmadnu or option to stay overnight at Bhaktapur.

Departure Dates

You can choose your own day if our fixed departure dates are not suitable. Cost of our departure dates are based on minimum 2 pax group size. Please get reasonable cost for more than 2 pax group or for single pax.  

Useful Info

Accommodation in trip
First night accommodation in Chisapani is in simple local guest houses. The second night at Nagrkot has choices of accommodation. Simple or star categories till 5 stars accommodation are available in Nagarkot. Nepal Highland Treks let client to choose category of accommodation in Nagarkot.  

Foods in the trip
Foods are from local guest houses, restaurant and from hotel. There are simple restaurant on the way of first day hiking. Use same guest house to take Dinner and Breakfast in Chisapani. On the way of second day have good restaurant in Jhule for Lunch and Evening dinner either in hotel or in any restaurant in Nagarkot. 

Packing List
3 Days Chisapani Nagarkot trekking
is simple hiking program at lowland region. The region is with hot temperature. Light clothes are requiring. Temperature at the evening and morning feels little cold in Chisapani and Nagarkot. It is suggest bringing one pair light cloth. During December to February is cold season in Nepal and warm clothes are requires

Site trips
Day Bungee Jumping tour, Mountain flight in one morning, a day white rafting tour, sightseeing in UNESCO heritage sites in Kathmandu valley are the site trip along with this hiking trip. This route also can be done with mountain bike or with Motorbike.