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 panoramic Himalayas and offers a great experience of trekking in Nepal. Chisapani Nagarkot trekking tour 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 the 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 the elevation of 2200 meters. The weather in Chisapani Village is always cold as its name is Chisapani means cold water in 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 lodge’s restaurant menu.
Nagarkot Village (2100m)
About 33 kilometers 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 that 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.
Accommodation during the Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Tour
Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Tour package includes 3 nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu on a standard hotel with breakfast. Accommodation in Kathmandu has a wide range of hotels and resorts, especially in Thamel known as a best touristic hub, there are many non-stars to 5-stars hotels, guesthouses, lodges, and resorts are available. Please let us know if you want to upgrade your accommodation in Kathmandu.
During the Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Tour, 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 concludes the hike with two hours’ drive to Kathmandu.
Meals and 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 the 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 Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Tour, 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 yourself. 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.
Difficulty and Physical Fitness
Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Tour is a short and easy hike around the Kathmandu valley. We have organized Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Tour for the 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 a reasonably fit health will be able to enjoy Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Tour. Previous trekking or hiking experience is not required for this trek.
Best Season for the Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Tour
The best seasons for the Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking 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 Trekking Tour?
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 that should be 20kg max. You can carry your daypack on your own, that should be around 5 kg. On your daypack please only carry what are essentials for the hike such as 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.
Gears for the Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Tour
Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Tour is a short and easy trek in Nepal, also the nearest destination from the capital city of Kathmandu valley so that you do not need to bring any special gear from home for this trek. You can buy or rent most of the hiking gears 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.
Extra Personal Expenses on Trek
For the Lunch, dinner, drinks, and shopping in Kathmandu and snacks, hot and cold drinks and tipping your guide and porter during the Chisapani Nagarkot 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 Trekking Tour?
Since the Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking tour is short and sweet and 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 any trips with us. Please kindly provide us your copy of the insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.
Nepal Visa Information
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 Entry for 30 days.
USD 125 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry 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 into Nepal. More information for Nepal Visa.
Alpine Eco Trek offers the Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Tour 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.
Price for the Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Tour?
For the up-to-date and competitive pricing for the Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking tour, please contact us, we have an attractive discount for a small group of family traveling with senior citizens and kids.
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.