3 Days Chisapani Trek

Chisapani Nagarkot trekratingbased on 1 review
  • Duration3 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 2175
  • Starts Sundarijal
  • Ends Changunarayan Temple
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Best Season September to May
Group Discount Prices
1 paxUS$265
2 - 6 paxUS$225
7 - 10 paxUS$195
3 Days Chisapani Trek Highlights
  • Exploring Shivapuri National Park
  • Getting away from the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnecting with nature
  • Exploring the culture, lifestyle, greenery, farming, and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Changunarayan Temple
  • Stunning sunrise and sunset views
  • Picturesque Himalayan surroundings

The 3-Day Chisapani Trek is the most demanding, short, and adventurous trek among the various trekking routes in Nepal. This is one of the most beautiful and classic treks, which begins with a 1-hour drive east from the Kathmandu Valley, called Sundarijal, and ends at Changu Narayan. The trek is the best option for those who have limited time and budget, are beginners, but still prefer to experience the adventure of Nepal and its unspoiled beauty. It is the perfect way to explore blended cultural and natural attractions. The dense jungle walk, terraces, farming, local lifestyle, world heritage sites, and massive Himalayan chain surrounding the trek are the trek's main features. The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is equally popular with internal and external tourists.

Chisapani, along with Nagarkot, is the finest viewpoint for sunrise, sunset, and close-up views of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Everest Himalaya Range. Nagarkot is situated 32 km east of the Kathmandu Valley and 2175 m above sea level. While situated on a strategic hill, Nagarkot was an ancient Kathmandu Valley fort built to monitor the external activities of other kingdoms. Later, it became a summer retreat for the Royal family before becoming popular as an international hill station. In addition, Nagarkot Hill is popular for day trips. Moreover, our final destination, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Changunarayan, adds extra value to the trek. Changu Narayan is known as the second-biggest Hindu god, after Bishnu. The most interesting wood carving, metal carving, and stone carving temples are made in the pagoda style.

Likewise, you may also consider our more adventurous trekking routes like Khopra Danda Trek, Mardi Himal Trek, Langtang Valley Trek, and many more.

Useful Information
  • Appreciate and respect the local culture and customs.
  • Drink a minimum of three liters of water per day.
  • Even when not mandated, there are always benefits to using the invaluable services of a guide on a trek.
  • Respect wild animals and save nature.
  • Max. Altitude:2215m/7267ft.
  • Meals:Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tea House

After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, we drive an hour towards Sundarijal, from where we embark on a real hike. 30 minutes hiking from Sundarijal, we encounter Shivapuri National Park, where we buy a National Park entrance permit, then continue ahead. As we climb gradually, we arrive at the name of a village called Mulkharka, where we might have a lunch break or some snacks. Then the trail leads through stone-paved stairs and an amazing jungle hike to Chisapani, which is known as a stunning viewpoint of the sunrise with striking views of Gaurisankar, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and many more.

  • Max. Altitude:2175m/7136ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:2-3 Stars Hotel

As you know, Chisapani is known for its spectacular viewpoint, so we recommend waking up early in the morning to explore the sunrise with panoramic Himalayan vistas, then enjoying your breakfast with beautiful nature. Making our way through refreshing rhododendron forests inside Shivapuri National Park, we might have a quick stop at Jule and relax for a while. Then we slowly head further, passing some local villages and rice field terraces, and arrive at a scenic hilltop, Nagarkot.

  • Max. Altitude:1400m/4593ft.
  • Meals:Breakfast and Lunch

After exploring the sunrise with the undisturbed Himalayan range, we trek for 4 hours towards Changunarayan Temple. The exciting hike starts gradually downhill through the ridge and offers beautiful views of local villages, the lifestyle of people, temples, Bhaktapur, Sankhu, and the Kathmandu valley too. The trail ends with a walk through a pine and rhododendron forest and some lovely picnic spots, which may be your last chance to capture panoramic Himalayan views. Ultimately, we reach Changu Narayan, which is known as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a major shrine to the Hindu god Vishnu. After collecting unforgettable experiences, we drive back to Kathmandu.

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What's Included
Cost Includes
  • Complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off if needed.
  • All necessary trekking permits
  • All accommodations during the trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • A cup of tea or coffee with the meal
  • If and when available, fresh fruit should be eaten every day.
  • Complimentary duffel bag, trekking map agency t-shirt
  • Professional English-speaking, government-registered, and first-aid-trained local guide
  • First-aid kit
  • Return road transport to and from Changu Narayan
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodations, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Rescue arrangements, if necessary
  • Agency service charge and government tax, or VAT
Cost Excludes
  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee
  • Accommodation, lunch, and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Porters to carry your backpacks (we provide porters on request)
  • Personal insurance, personal expenses, loss of property, theft, etc.
  • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc.)
  • All beverages like cola, beer, mineral water, snacks, etc.
  • Tips for staff
Dates & Availability
Start:MondayApr 29, 2024
End:WednesdayMay 01, 2024


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1Travelers' Reviews
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    Beautiful Nepal

    Had a fantastic time in Nepal with the help of Nepal Trekking Experts. We didn't have a lot of time, so we only did a short trek, but nothing was too hard to organise, and the correspondence was great. I would definitely recommend Rajesh and his company. Our guide, Lok, was really experienced and knowledgeable about the area and was such a kind person. An awesome week in Nepal!

    shelly1234Feb 04, 2024Thailand
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