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Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking - 3 Days

Quick Facts
  • Trip Duration3 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Maximum Altitude 2,175 m/7,136 ft (Nagarkot)
  • Activity Trek
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-30
  • Transportation Drive Kathmandu-Sundarijal & Nagarkot-Kathmandu
  • Best Season Spring, Autumn & Winter
Why You'll Love This Trip
  • A perfect short three days gateway from Kathmandu to unwind and rejuvenate
  • A delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu
  • Breathe in the fresh mountain air, soak in the breathtaking mountain views, and experience the cultural richness of Nepalese people
  • Trek through the lush forests of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park
  • Come across various species of birds, butterflies, and maybe some wildlife
  • Witness jaw-dropping distant views of the majestic eastern Himalayan range, including Mount Everest
  • See the daily lifestyle of Nepali people and have delicious Nepali dishes
  • Catch a gorgeous sunrise from Nagarkot 
  • Visit the oldest temple in Nepal, which dates back to the 4th century, Changunarayan Temple
  • This trek suitable for individuals of all ages and fitness levels
  • Ideal for family adventures and beginner trekkers

Introduction: Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking 2 Night / 3 Days

The Chisapani Nagarkot hike is available year-round. This trek offers a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. The Chisapani Nagarkot trek is a perfect way to unwind and rejuvenate, whether you're a visiting tourist or a resident of Kathmandu.

Nestled in the outskirts of Kathmandu valley, Chisapani Nagarkot is a short trek from Kathmandu. If you are looking for a quick and convenient weekend getaway from Kathmandu, this is the package for you. As you wander along this scenic trail, you'll find your body and mind relaxing in the midst of nature's tranquility.

The Chisapani Nagarkot trek 3 days is a chance to breathe in the fresh mountain air, soak in the breathtaking mountain views, and experience the cultural richness of Nepalese people. The highlight of the Chisapani Nagarkot hike lies in its exploration of the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. The national park has a rich biodiversity, and the trail from Chisapani to Nagarkot goes through beautiful villages. 

Likewise, you will also get to witness jaw-dropping distant views of the majestic eastern Himalayan range, including Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m/23,734 ft), Manaslu (8,163 m/ 26,781 ft), Gaurisanker (7,134 m/23,405 ft), and even the mighty Everest (8,849 m/29,032 ft) on a clear day.

Over the course of our 2 nights/3 days Chisapani Nagarkot hiking, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the diverse topography, local cuisine, and grandeur of the Himalayan panorama. This trek provides an adventurous experience while offering a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. 

At the end of the trek, you will visit the Changu Narayan Temple. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Nepal, dating back to the 4th century. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is known for its intricate wood and stone carvings, which provide a glimpse into the artistic and architectural skills of ancient Nepali craftsmen.

Who can do the Chisapani Nagarkot trek?

The Chisapani Nagarkot trek is an inclusive adventure suitable for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. Whether you have previous trekking experience or not, you can join this incredible, short venture. We want to make this trek accessible to everyone, so we provide a great service at a very minimal Chisapani Nagarkot trek cost. 

Likewise, our Chisapani Nagarkot trek itinerary is designed to let you feel what it is like trekking in the Himalayas. This trek is like a trailer to our bigger trekking expeditions in Nepal. It is perfect for family adventures and beginner trekkers. 

Chisapani Nagarkot trek itinerary

The Chisapani Nagarkot trek commences from Kathmandu, with a scenic drive to Sundarijal, which is the starting point of the trek. Sundarijal is a small village on the outskirts of Kathmandu and is known for its beautiful waterfalls and lush forests. From Sundarijal, the trail ascends through Shivapuri National Park. You'll pass through dense forests, cross small streams, and gradually gain elevation. 

Along the way, you'll have opportunities to observe various species of birds and wildlife. After a few hours of hiking, you'll reach the picturesque village of Chisapani, perched atop a hill. Chisapani offers stunning panoramic views of the Langtang range on a clear day. Spend the night at a lodge in Chisapani, enjoying the tranquility of the mountains. 

After breakfast in Chisapani, you'll continue your hike through rhododendrons and oak forests, passing by lovely rural villages. The trail is relatively gentle, with some uphill sections. As you approach Nagarkot, you'll be treated to magnificent views of the Himalayan range, including peaks like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, and even Mount Everest on a clear day. 

Nagarkot is a popular hill station, and a renowned spot for its sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas. You'll spend the night in Nagarkot, and if you're an early riser, you can wake up to witness a breathtaking sunrise over the snow-capped peaks. On the final day of your trek, you'll have a leisurely morning in Nagarkot, soaking in the panoramic views. After breakfast, you'll drive to Kathmandu via Changunarayan Temple and might also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. 

Benefits of doing Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking with us 

When you embark on the Chisapani Nagarkot trek with us, you can expect a comprehensive trekking package. Our package includes all essential trek components, such as accommodation, meals, permits, and transportation, making your journey hassle-free. We understand the importance of budget-conscious travel. Therefore, we offer this incredible trekking adventure at the best possible cost. We aim to provide you with an exceptional trekking experience without breaking the bank. 

Below are some of the benefits you will get by trekking with Nature Excursion:

  • Free farewell dinner
  • Free airport pickup and drop off
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Budget-friendly trekking packages
  • Duffel bag and company t-shirt (you have to return the duffel bag at the end of the trek and keep the t-shirt with yourself)
  • Fix departure
  • 24/7 support
  • No hidden costs
  • Native guides & porters

Alternative trek packages in Nepal and activities you can combine in the Chisapani Nagarkot trek package

If you wish to make your Chisapani Nagarkot trek more adventurous, you can combine an hour-long Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour in the package. It will cost you additional money and make your journey much more memorable. Likewise, you can also tailor-made Chisapani Nagarkot trek 2024/2025 with us.

Likewise, here are some other short and beginner-friendly trekking packages in Nepal- Annapurna base camp short trek, Everest base camp short trek, Langtang valley trek, Everest Panorama trek, Tamang heritage trek, Ghorepani Ghandruk trek, Poon Hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Khopra Danda trek, etc.



After a delicious breakfast, we will leave Kathmandu and drive to Sundarijal. It is a couple of hours long drive. Passing by busy markets, we will drive, enjoying countryside views. On the way, we will also get to see beautiful views of lush hills, terraces, and waterfalls. Kathmandu gets water from Sundarijal via a century-old water pipe, running alongside the road and down the stone steps. From here, we will begin hiking towards Chisapani, following forested hills and cliffsides.

  • Max. Altitude:2,135 m/7,004 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:1-2 hours drive & 4-5 hours trek

We will wake up early to see a lovely sunrise and mountain views. After breakfast, we will leave Chisapani and begin trekking toward Nagarkot via Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. The trail goes through lush forests where we may come across wild animals, but it is likely to happen. Likewise, we will see birds and lush vegetation while trekking. 

Soon, we'll reach Chauki Bhanjyan and stop here for lunch. From here, the trail continues to Nagarkot. We will reach just in time to get some rest and later go out to enjoy a beautiful sunset. The evening is free. Rest and enjoy your time away from the noise of the city.


  • Max. Altitude:2,175 m/7,136 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:6 hours

Today, we will visit one of the oldest and most significant temples of Nepal, Changunarayan Temple. But first, we will wake up at dawn and hike to the sunrise point to see a gorgeous sunrise over eight Himalayan ranges. After that, we will return to our hotel and have breakfast. We will then drive to Changunarayan Temple. 

The guide will explain to you the art, architecture, and history behind the temple. This temple has many important historical events and stories. After exploring the temple, we will drive back to Kathmandu. On the way, we can also stop at Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Spend the remaining day in Kathmandu exploring and shopping. We will meet in the late evening to have a farewell dinner.


  • Max. Altitude:1,400 m/4,600 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and farewell dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:4-5 hours
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Cost Details
  • 1 night accommodation in Chisapani Lodge (Best available lodge)
  • 1 night accommodation in Nagarkot Hotel
  • All meals during the trek (3 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, and 2 x dinner)
  • Guide with his all expenses for 3 day
  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal by private car
  • Changunarayan to Kathmandu by private car
  • Shivapuri National Park Permit
  • Nagarkot and Changu Narayan Entry Permit
  • Porter for 3 day USD 60 (Optional)
  • Bhaktapur Entry Permit (Payable at any entrance counters)
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Chisapani Nagarkot trek cost

The 3 days Chisapani Nagarkot trek cost starts at USD 350 per person. In a group of 8 plus trekkers, the cost ranges from USD 300 to USD 250 per person. We have the best Chisapani Nagarkot trek price in the market with comprehensive service. 

Can I do the Chisapani Nagarkot trek solo?

Yes, you can do the Chisapani Nagarkot trek solo. However, it is better to trek with a local company like us who will arrange everything for you to have a seamless experience. Likewise, our guide will be there to help you along the trail and introduce you to the region, monuments, and the locals. 

Chisapani Nagarkot trek difficulty and altitude sickness

The Chisapani Nagarkot trek is not a difficult journey. It is an easy-to-moderate trek near Kathmandu. The trail is forested and rugged. You have to walk 5 to 6 hours a day during the trek. Any healthy individual can do Chisapani Nagarkot trekking with us. Likewise, the elevation rise is also nominal on this trek, so there is no risk of altitude sickness. Keep yourself hydrated and eat plenty of food to have ample energy while trekking. 

Accommodation & meals during the Chisapani Nagarkot trek

During the Chisapani Nagarkot trek, we have a combination of hotels and lodges. In Kathmandu and Nagarkot, you will spend nights in a nice tourist-standard hotel with a private washroom and all modern amenities. Likewise, in Chisapani, you will spend a night in a simple lodge. Let us know whether you prefer a single room or twin-shared room while booking. We will make a reservation as per that. 

You will get breakfast, lunch, and dinner during trekking. All meals are provided as per the menu of the hotels and lodges. In Kathmandu, you will get two breakfasts and a welcome dinner. You will not have any issues with food and beverages as the menu will have a wide variety of options available. We highly recommend having dal bhat as one of the meals and trying other Nepali dishes to make the journey more immersive. 

The best time to do Chisapani Nagarkot trekking

You can do the Chisapani Nagarkot trek 3 days throughout the year. However, summer/monsoon makes the trek quite challenging because of heavy rainfall and muddy trails. It is better if you avoid the Chisapani Nagarkot trek from June to August. Similarly, spring (March to May), autumn (September), and winter (December to February) are the best time to do this trek. There will be no weather-related issues. The climate will just be fine with clear sky and great views.

Chisapani Nagarkot trek tips

  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is not needed for the Chisapani Nagarkot trek. However, if you want to get travel insurance, you can add coverage for loss/theft of personal blogging, international flight cancellation, medical bills, etc, in the travel insurance. 
  • Passport & Visa: To travel in Nepal, non-Nepali citizens have to carry a passport and obtain a Nepali travel visa. The rules are a bit different for SAARC countries, so kindly check Nepal Immigration's website. Your passport should have six months of validity from the day you enter Nepal. Likewise, you can get a Nepali travel visa from the Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office in your home country. Travelers can also apply for an on-arrival travel visa upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu or while entering from any land border. 
  • Trek Group: You can do the Chisapani Nagarkot trek in a group or privately with us. Solo travelers or small groups (2-3 people) can join our fixed departure groups. Likewise, if you prefer to customize the itinerary and services included in the package, opt for our private trek service. During the private trek, no other travelers will join you. 
  • Luggage: You will not have to carry much on Chisapani Nagarkot trekking. Your backpack limit is 5 kg, and your duffle bag limit is 10 kg per person. Pack smartly and keep your luggage as light as possible. Pack all the essentials, documents, and money in your backpack. 
  • Charging & Internet: There will be no problem with charging and internet on Chisapani Nagarkot trekking. You will get these two services free of cost in all lodges and hotels. The network will be quite good, too. For more convenience, you can use a Nepali tourist sim for the internet.
  • Tips: It is a norm to tip trek guides, porters, tour guides, and drivers. If you are happy with their service, you can tip them as a thank-you gesture. Our Chisapani Nagarkot trek cost does not cover tips. So, feel free to tip as much as you wish. 
  • Personal Expenses: Our Chisapani Nagarkot trek package cost does not cover your international flight tickets, travel insurance, tips, extra beverages and snacks, shopping, etc. So, budget money for these things.

Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking - 3 Days FAQs

  • Nagarkot is a famous hill station near Kathmandu. Locals and tourists love to visit this place to take a quick break from the bustle of Kathmandu. There are many budget-friendly to luxurious hotels and resorts available in Nagarkot for visitors. You can also see fantastic views of the eastern Himalayan range on a clear day from here.

  • Yes, you can see Mount Everest from Nagarkot, but the sky has to be clear.

  • Nagarkot is a nearby hill station from Kathmandu. Likewise, Sarangkot is a hill station close to Pokhara. Nagarkot offers distant views of the eastern Himalayan range, whereas Sarangkot offers close views of the western Himalayan range. Both places are amazing and offer a quick retreat from the city in nature. You can visit either of these places depending on the city you are in.

  • From Kathmandu (KTM), Nagarkot is located 30 kilometers (19 miles) east and takes one and a half hours to two hours of ride to reach.

  • Chandragiri is located on the western side of Kathmandu valley, from where you can see a lovely aerial view of the valley. Nagarkot is located on the eastern side of the valley and is famous for sunrise, sunset, and Himalayan range views. Both places are fantastic places to have a short holiday.

  • Sundarikal is located at 1,350 meters (4,429 ft) from sea level.

  • The surrounding forests of Sundarijal are home to wildlife like Himalayan black bear, leopard, jungle cat, rhesus monkey, porcupine, etc, and 177 species of birds, 102 species of butterflies, and 129 species of mushrooms. 


  • Yes, while trekking from Sundarijal to Chisapani to Nagarkot, you enter a national park called Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. The entry permit fee is included in our package cost.