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Chisapani -Nagarkot Trek

Chisapani-Nagarkot trek

Chisapani to Nagarkot trek is one of the popular trekking located in the northwest part of Kathmandu valley. The trek passes through Shivpuri-Nagarjun national park. Characteristics of this trekking is to observe the local village life, pass through a beautiful forest inside the national park, see the reservoir of water supply to Kathmandu and two of the important mountain view point from where one can see the stunning beauty of Langtang range and part of Everest range. Chisapani to Nagarkot trek is the best way to observe the outskirt of Kathmandu.

Chisapni-Nagarkot-Changunarayan Trek at a glance

Maximum elevation: 2,200 meter

Number of Days: 3 days of walking

Difficulty level: Easy

Accommodation: Tea house in Chisapani and hotel in Nagarkot

Transportation: Private transfers

Price:  $260 per person and two persons minimum

Best time to go: Throughout the year

Highlight of the trip

The trip covers two best sunrise and sunset viewpoints so one can enjoy the best sunrise and sunset views.

Mountain View from Annapurna up to the Everest range is spectacular if weather permits. In a clear day one can see part of Annapurna range, the whole Langtang range and part of Everest range during the trek.

Shivapuri- Nagarjun National park, which is house for many type of mammals, the most common are different type of monkeys, deer and wild boars. The park also has many different species of birds and butterflies. The smallest type of deer, the barking deer is very common in the national park.

The trek is ideal to understand the village culture and tradition as it passes through different villages. The trek gives insights in lifestyles of Tamang people as there are lots of Tamang people residing in the area.

Chisapani- Nagarkot trek pass through reservoir for water supply to Kathmandu.

Eye-catching view of whole Kathmandu valley is observed from Mulkharaka which is the lunch place for first day of walking.

Overnight at Nagarkot, Nagarkot is the famous weekend destination for many people even from Kathmandu and expatriates who lives in Kathmandu.

The trek gives opportunity to breathe fresh air and out of hustle and bustle from Kathmandu.

The oldest temple in Nepal, Changunarayan is included in the trip.

Similar to this trek which might be of great interest to you might be Nagarkot-Dhulikhel-Panauti trek which is more pocket friendly but does not pass through national park.

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The detail itinerary of the trip 

Day 1: Early in the morning drive to Sundarijal, about one and half hour and start walking. The trail ascends at the beginning to reach the reservoir from where they supply the water to Kathmandu. The trail passes through beautiful forest with abundant birds and beautiful waterfalls during monsoon. After crossing the reservoir the trek still ascends to Mulkharka, one of the biggest village of the area. One can stop for lunch at the top of the village. The trail then passes through the dense forest of oak in the ridge and start descending to reach Chisapani (2194m.). Cisapani literally signifies cold water and this is the popular view point of Langtang area. One can see the view of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Phurbigyachu, Gaurishankar and many other snowcapped mountains from here. Overnight stay at Chisapani in tea house.

Day 2: After breakfast, start walking through beautiful trail with the view of the mountains and terraces. The trail maintain more or less same elevation until Jhule and have a sharp descend to reach Chaukibhanjyang. Some small tea houses are located here and one can stop for lunch in this place. The trail continues through the village to reach Jarsingh Pauwa and continue a dirt road to Kattike Bhanjyang. The trail ascends to reach Nagarkot, the popular destination for mountain views with sunrise and sunset. Overnight stay at Nagarkot in guest house or Hotel.

Day 3: Early morning wake up to see the snow capped mountains including Langtang range and Everest range. Some of the popular peaks are Langtang, Dorjelakpa, Numbur, Gauri shankar, Phurbigyachu and Everest in clear weather. After breakfast walk down to Changunarayan and visit Chnagunarayan temple and drive to Kathmandu.

Price Includes:

All transfer as per itinerary.

Full board meal during the trek

Comfortable & clean accommodation on teahouse/lodge during the trek on twin sharing basis

Local English-speaking trekking guide

All the necessary permits

All government and local taxes

Price Excludes:

Visa fees to enter Nepal

Personal trekking Equipment

Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower

Tips for driver, guides and porters

Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control

Any others expenses which are not mentioned on price Includes section.

One need to drive to Sundarijal and starts climbing to reach the village of Mulkharka.