Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

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We organize Chisapani Nagarkot hiking tour from Kathmandu, an hour drive to Sundarijal, the trekking starting point this trek provides breathtaking panoramic mountain views of the Himalayan range in the north and bird’s eye view of Kathmandu valley in the south, Plentiful encounters with the rural Valley rim dwellers, Experience unique cultures, Best sunrise and sunset view from Nagarkot, Explore the diversity of flora and fauna.

This trek is also known as Kathmandu Valley Rim Trekking is a less crowded trekking destination around the Kathmandu valley. Yet it offers a rich insight into the lives, history, culture, and religion together with the picturesque daily toil in the fields of its inhabitant. The valley rim lies between 1800m and 2800m and in spring offers early flowering rhododendrons. In autumn and winter, there are wonderful mountain vistas, which can, from certain viewpoints, stretch from Everest in the east to Annapurna in the west. When the trek reaches Nagarkot it offers a spectacular Mountain View as well as a panoramic view of Kathmandu valley. Nagarkot is one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal.

This trek can be combined with the 2 night 3 days Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park where you will track the rare Royal Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceroses, slot bear, crocodile and many more other species of birds and animals, which will enchant as you explore this pristine Jungle area.

Depending on your time frame Chisapani to Nagarkot hike can be extended to Namobuddha, Panuti, or even Balthali. Let us know if you want to extend the hike.  


  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramic mountain views of the Himalayan range in the north and bird’s eye view of Kathmandu valley 
  • Experience unique cultures, best sunrise and sunset view from Nagarkot Explore the diversity of flora and fauna
  • Enjoy a rich insight into the lives, history, culture, and religion together with the picturesque daily toil in the fields of its inhabitant
  • Experience Jungle Safari where you will track the rare Royal Bengal tiger, one-horned rhinoceroses, slot bear, crocodile and many other species of birds and animals, which will enchant as you explore this pristine Jungle area.  

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrive at the Kathmandu International airport (TIA), Nepal

Upon your arrival at the TIA airport, one of our trek leaders from our company Alpine Eco Trek will meet you and greet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel and help you check into your designated hotel. In the evening, one of our team leaders will come to meet you to brief you about the daily activities of your journey. Overnight at the hotel.  

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Bed and Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, join a full day of sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple). Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Bed and Breakfast
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, we drive by a private vehicle to Sundarijal. From here the trek starts, the trail climbs steeply past Tamang villages and on through rhododendron forest to Chisopani. Excellent views over the whole Himalayan range from Manaslu, Ganesh Himal to Everest. Mid hill mountains and valley of Helambu in a clear day. Overnight at guest house. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse / Teahouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chisopani
  • Maximum Altitude:2,200m

Today we hike for about 6 to 7 hours. Walk between the village and forest of Shivapuri, continue our journey to Nagarkot 2100m above the sea- level. This spot provides an excellent view of the sunset; sunrise and Mount Everest can be seen on a clear day including the other 12 peaks. Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Nagarkot
  • Maximum Altitude:2,100m

We will awake early to watch the spectacular dawn. The first rays of the sun firing the peaks a lightest red slowly lighting up the Himalayas from Everest range in the Far East of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri in the West. After breakfast, 6 hours trek down to Dhulikhel village. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dhulikhel
  • Maximum Altitude:1,550m

After breakfast we will drive back to Bhaktapur Durbar Square (world heritage site), do some sightseeing and have a delicious lunch and back to Kathmandu. In the evening join farewell dinner with live culture show. Overnight at the hotel. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350m

We will drop you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime. Namaste.


    • All the necessary arrival and departure transfers from/to the International airport
    • Accommodation in a standard hotel in Kathmandu with daily breakfast 
    • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley with a tour guide 
    • Shivapuri National park fee and Chisapani Nagarkot trek permits.
    • An English speaking guide and necessary porters as per the group size 
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with 3 cups of tea/coffee a day during the trekking period 
    • Best available guest house/teahouse/hotel accommodation during your stay in Chisapani and Nagarkot 
    • Food, insurance, equipment, salary, etc for guide and porters.
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with a live cultural show.
    • Our service charges and necessary taxes and vat 
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Any flight fares.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.
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    Useful Information

    Chisapani Nagarkot trekking tour is a short, soft and comfortable hike around the Kathmandu valley. Without going too high, this trip provides amazing views of the panoramic Himalayas and offers a great experience of trekking in Nepal. Chisapani Nagarkot trek (also known as Kathmandu Valley rim hike)  is very popular among nature and adventure lovers and best suites to those who have limited time and would like to enjoy the breathtaking Himalayas along with family members from young to senior citizens. This hike is also the best choice for honeymoon couples, student groups, and various business professionals looking to explore nature and culture during their short and sweet holiday in the Himalayas.

    Chisapani Village (2200m) 

    An hour drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and 4 to 5 hours hiking through the refreshing jungles and beautiful Shivapuri National Park hearing birds’ chirpings and interacting with the locals to Chisapani village is a pleasurable hike. Chisapani Village is situated at an elevation of 2200 meters. The weather in Chisapani Village is always cold as its name is Chisapani means cold water in the Nepalese language which offers a real boon of nature. The views from Chisapani Village are always breathtaking. From the morning’s sunrise to the evening’s sunset, this village keeps you always happy and inspired by the Himalayan panorama of Mount Manaslu, Mount Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himalayan range, Gaurishankar Himalayan range and even the majestic Mount Everest in the far distance. This village is a mixed settlement of Brahmins, Gurungs, and Sherpas and offers from the basic to standard lodge accommodations with authentic Nepalese and continental food on the lodge’s restaurant menu. 

    Nagarkot Village (2100m) 

    About 33 kilometres to the northeast from Kathmandu and situated at an elevation of 2100 meters, Nagarkot is one of the beautiful hillsides in Nepal. Nagarkot is famous for the panoramic Himalayas and sunrise-sunset views. Nagarkot is located on top of the ridge surrounded by thickly forested hills of pine trees which give you an idyllic sense. Nagarkot has a wide range of hotels, resorts and lodges from non-star to 5-star luxury accommodations such as Hotel Club Himalaya, Mystic Mountain Resort, Country Villa Hotel and many more are established in this village. 

    Nagarkot offers stunningly beautiful views of the mighty Annapurna range, Mount Manaslu, Langtang Himal, Jugal Himal, Numbur Himal, Ganesh Himal and the Rolwaling ranges with Mount Everest in the far distance can be seen from Nagarkot View Tower on a clear day. 

    Nagarkot village also provides a lot of hiking opportunities for those active nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts who would like to spend quality time on the lap of nature. Nagarkot eco-trail along with Nagarkot panoramic hiking trail is one of the most popular hikes in Nagarkot. You can also do Paragliding with Everest's view in Nagarkot.

    Situated in a well-planned location, Nagarkot was an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley built to monitor the external activities of other kingdoms of the Himalaya. Later, it became a summer retreat for the royal family before becoming popular as an international hill station.


    What types of accommodation do I have during the Chisapani Nagarkot trek?

    Chisapani Nagarkot trek package includes 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu in a standard hotel with breakfast. Accommodation in Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels and resorts, especially in Thamel known as the best tourist hub, there are many non-stars to 5-stars hotels, guesthouses, lodges, and resorts available. Please let us know if you want to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu.

    During the Chisapani Nagarkot hike, we will provide the best available lodges on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). On the first day of our hike, we will stay in a beautiful village called Chisapani. This village has limited lodges and guesthouses, with basic facilities including cozy rooms with attached bathrooms, Internet Wi-Fi, comfortable beds with neat and clean bedsheets and warm blankets.  The lodge’s restaurant serves authentic and delicious meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The next day, we will hike from Chisapani village to Nagarkot village, there are many nice and luxury hotels, lodges and guesthouses in Nagarkot village. We will provide one of the best lodges on the full board. On the day third, we will hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel, another beautiful and amazing hill station with a wide range of hotels, resorts, and guesthouses. We will provide one of the best guesthouses on the full board. On the day forth of our hike, we will hike from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha and conclude the hike with two hours drive to Kathmandu.   

    How about Food and Drinks? Where do I buy drinking water? 

    In Kathmandu, the trek package includes breakfast, tea/coffee and 2 bottles of mineral water a day. You can enjoy every day’s breakfast at any time from 6:30 AM to 10 AM at our hotel. During the Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Tour, the hiking package includes meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and lodge accommodations. Meals during the hike will be mostly authentic Nepalese dishes like rice, curry, lentil, vegetable, spicy free pickles, curd, plain chapatti and etc. Other cuisines like continental, Tibetan and Indian are also available. These meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. Besides that, you can buy bars, bread, cookies, and hot chocolates, extra on the trail on your own. In Kathmandu, we will offer a farewell dinner at the end of the trip to celebrate the grand success of your great journey.

    Regarding the drinking water, during the trek, drinking water can be easily found everywhere, every two to three hours you can buy pure and safe drinking water from the local teashops. Also, you can get hot water from the lodge and fill in your bottle every time it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with you. We request you not to buy mineral water bottles (plastic) on the way as it will help in preserving the nature of this beautiful region. Moreover, you can also carry water purifier tablets or SteriPen with you to purify the water. 

    Can I do Chiapani Nagarkot trek? 

    Chisapani Nagarkot hiking tour is a short and easy hike around the Kathmandu valley. We have organized for valley Rim trek for people of varied age differences. Even though it is a short and easy trek, you are required to be in good shape and with professional guidance by our crew, anyone with reasonably fit health will be able to enjoy the Chisapani Nagarkot tour. Previous trekking or hiking experience is not required for this trek. 

    When should I come for this trek?  

    The best seasons for the Chisapani Nagarkot walking tour are autumn (from September to November) and spring (from mid-March to mid-May). During these seasons, the weather will be warm and clear with spectacular views. If you want to avoid the rush time and crowds then winter (December to February) will be an ideal time to go on this trek. Monsoon season (June to Aug) makes everything unclear and slippery.  

    How much luggage can I take during the Chisapani Nagarkot (valley rim trek)?

    Since the trek is quite easy and short, it is not necessary to bring a lot of things for this trek and since the lodges during the trek provide cozy beds with warm enough blankets, it is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag. The weight limit for your hiking pack is 10 kg per trekker, if you are two trekkers there will be one porter from our company and our porter will carry both of your luggage which should be 20kg max. You can carry your daypack on your own, which should be around 5 kg. On your daypack please only carry what are essentials for the hike such as a camera, water bottles, and other valuable belongings. You can leave your unnecessary stuff either at your hotel in Kathmandu or at the Alpine Eco Trek store for free and it will be completely safe. Our leader will recheck everything (Luggage, equipment, etc.) in our briefing time one day before the trip departure.

    Do you have a packing list for the Chisapani Nagarkot trek?

    Chisapani Nagarkot hiking trip is a short and easy trek in Nepal, also the nearest destination to the capital city of Kathmandu valley so you do not need to bring any special gear from home for this trek. You can buy or rent most of the hiking gear in Kathmandu at a reasonable price. We at Alpine Eco Trek recommend you to arrange a pair of walking shoes (sports will be fine), trousers, socks, one warm jacket, t-shirts and a long-sleeved shirt, Sunscreen, small backpack, torch (flashlight), Camera, memory card and battery charger( spare batteries) and one quick-drying towel. 

    What are extra personal expenses on the trek?

    For lunch, dinner, drinks, and shopping in Kathmandu and snacks, hot and cold drinks and tipping your guide and porter during the Chisapani Nagarkot - Kathmandu valley rim trekking tour it would be wise to bring some extra money (in local currency) which you can exchange in Kathmandu.  

    Do I need Insurance for the Chisapani Nagarkot (Kathmandu valley rim trekking)?

    Since the trek is short and sweet and has easy road access, it is not mandatory to have travel insurance for this trek but traveling is an investment and we believe that insurance makes your investment secure. And, It is also a condition of joining any of our treks that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues, loss of your things, or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

    Also, a relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is recommended for everyone who signs up for any trips with us. Please kindly provide us with your copy of the insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip. 

    How much does Nepal Visa cost for me?

    USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days.
    USD 50 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days.
    USD 125 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist visas with Multiple Entries for 100 days.
    Regardless of the provision stated in 1(a) and 1(b), travelers with a passport from South Asian
    Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations is not required to pay the visa fee for 30 days. However, Indian citizens do not require a visa to enter Nepal. More information for Nepal Visa

    Why Chisapani Nagarkot trek with Alpine Eco Trek?

    Alpine Eco Trek offers the Chisapani Nagarkot hiking trek in a unique way. We take our guests like family members, and for us, this is not only a business but, also a way to connect and know people from different parts of the world. Our exclusively designed Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking tour itinerary gives you all of the Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking tour experience. We guarantee you that, with our local team, you will complete this trek without having any issues, and get back to your home with a sweet and beautiful experience and lifelong memory.

    What is the price for the Chisapani Nagarkot hiking?

    For the up-to-date and competitive pricing for the Chisapani Nagarkot tour, please contact us, we have an attractive discount for a small group of families traveling with senior citizens and kids.  

    Need Customize This Trip?

    If the above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari or Bhutan tours and Tibet tours

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