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.