The Chisapani and Nagarkot hiking is especially suitable for the domestic and foreign tourists who cannot trek in the alpine mountains or are on a short visit to Nepal. The route starts at Kathmandu Sundarijal and ends at Kavre Panauti or Changunarayan Temple Bhaktapur district. The 3 days treks is approx 60 km and involves a total 20 to 24 hours walk in 3 days. The main attraction of the trekking route is the clean and unadulterated natural environments, views of picturesque villages, traditional culture of various native communities and the view of the Jugal range. The maximum altitude is 2500 meter above the mean sea level thus tourist of any age can join this route. On the other hand, this trek is more economic and safe compared to other routes. One can enjoy the natural beauty and biodiversity from day one of the trek till the end.
Hotels and accomodations:
As per package requirement and availability.
- Diverse nature, wildlife and birds view.
- Mesmerizing himalayas view.
- Cultural, religious and historical experience.
Day 01 : Kathmandu Arrival
On arrival to Kathmandu International Airport pick up and transfer/drop to the hotel by our correspondence.
Day 02 : Kathmandu to Chisapani
Sundarijal, located at the foothills of the Shivapuri National Park at around 15 km northeast of the capital city, Kathmandu is the main entrance to the trek to chisapani. The first day trek shall take 5-6 hours of walk up and downhill along the way covering 16 km to reach Chisapani. The path extends along Shivapuri National Park, Kolthupa, Mulkharka and Deurali reaching to an altitude of 2500m. The trekkers are welcomed with the natural scenic beauty with the songs from chirping birds giving you an enthralling experience. Few hotels and restaurants are available to cater the trekkers at Mulkarkha to enjoy the food or rest along with the bird eye view of the Kathmandu city. Chisapani at an altitude of 2194m is located in Nuwakot district providing with 8-10 local hotels and lodges to stay. The main attraction of Chisapani includes view of Jugal Himal range, mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset along with a cheese factory at it premises.
Day 03: Chisapani to Nagarkot
It is advisable to start the second day walk as early as possible after the morning breakfast. Nagarkot, situated at 2000m above sea level can be reached with an estimated walk of 6-7 hours covering a total distance of 20km. The route here is fairly plain in compared to the first day walk with less uphills and downhills to cover but the lush greenery, view of snow capped mountains doesn’t comes any short in providing a great experience. The route is well famous among nature lovers and is also even suitable for elderly people. The trek starting from Chisapani passing through Shivapuri National Park, Jhule, Chauki Bhanjyang, Jaharsingh Pauwa and ending at Nagarkot. Nagarkot famous for breathtaking view of the majestic himalayan ranges and the view of rising sun has plenty of hotels and lodges at operation along with few luxurious resorts.
Day 04: Nagarkot to Changunarayan and Bhaktapur
The 12 km distance from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur via Changunarayan Temple, described as Nepal’s Oldest Temple is covered in 2-3 hours of downhills trails. The path involves moderate uphill and downhill and traverse through forest, local village, and paddy field giving you a close view to the daily life of Nepalese people in rural environment. The temple built around the third century lies 20 km eastward from Kathmandu. The temple is of high religious value among Nepalese people as it is dedicated to Hindu god lord Vishnu. A museum showcasing the rich history of the temple and Lichhavi era’s King Mandev is bedecked with some of the finest samples of stones, wood, different eras coins and metal craft, listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. It is assumed that the visit to the temple is indispensable to observe the complete cultural development of the valley.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square renowned as one of the most attractive destination includes ancient temples and shrines, sculptures and historical heritage sites from different eras depicts the rich history of the city. Many highlights like ancient Nepali Golden Gate, 55 windows temple, statue of Bhupatindra Malla, historic museum, Lord Krishna Temple, Goddess Shiddhalaxmi temple, Goddess Taleju Bhagwati temple, Siddha Pokhari etc are at a walking distance furthermore enhancing the cultural and historic value of Durbar Square. Durbar square can be assumed as a local hub for many people hence even an evening walk can give you much enlightening and enthralling experience.
After complete Changu and Bhaktapur sightseeing, 30 mins drive will reach you to the hotel at Kathmandu.
Day 05: Final Departure
After Breakfast, transfer to the Kathmandu International Airport for final departure.