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kathmandu chisapani nagarkot trek

Trip Overview

  • Experience stunning views of the northern mountains of the Himalayas
  • Hike /Walkthrough forests of pine and oak on a 3-day trek of the Kathmandu Valley.
  • See the oldest temple of the valley, visit a village of the Tamang ethnic people, and more.
  • Combining the best of nature, different communities with some typical local life.

Kathmandu  Chisapani  Nagarkot hike Amazing and a unique trek of the Kathmandu Valley, hiking the lush landscape of the Shivapuri National Park. Walk through dense forests of oak, pine, and rhododendrons with wild animals like musk deer, bear, leopard, and wild birds as they are found in this local region and areas. Watch the sunrise and sunset over Nagarkot, marvel at the terraces en route to the temple of Changu Narayan, sleep in the lodge, hotel, or mountain teahouse accommodation, and get the most breathtaking vista of the Himalayas, with the stunning views of Mountains like Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, juggle Himalayan ranges, Makalu range, Kanchenjunga with local ethnics people culture, livestock, traditions, and livings. Combining the best of nature, different communities with some typical local life, gorgeous Himalayan views, a captivating sunset, and ethereal sunrise from Chisapani and Nagarkot, this hike makes for an ideal vacation in a matter of three days. Kathmandu Chisapni Nagarkot The trip starts with a short drive to Sundarijal, a popular hangout and busy picnic spot in the north of Kathmandu. Falling inside the boundaries of Shivapuri National Park, this is a place of cool shades, tall trees, beautiful streams, and a serene atmosphere — all in striking contrast to the noise and crowd of the city. Leaving aside a few settlements on the way, the hiking trail passes through different Villages and forests to Chisapani, the destination of the first day. Chisapani is a mixed settlement of Brahmins, Tamang Gurungs, and Sherpas. The village also commands a beautiful view of the large section of the Himalayan range, as like the Mount Jugal range, Dorje Lakpa range, and Langtang Himalaya range, and some other Himalaya range that emits an ethereal glow in the setting sunlight.



From Kathmandu to Sundarijal by private car/jeep and admire the Nepalese scenery on the 1:30 hour drive. Start your approx 4.5-hour trek upon arrival in Chisapani, entering the spectacular Shivapuri National Park Established in 2002, the park provides panoramic views of the jagged peaks of the 2nd highest mountain in the Kathmandu Valley, as well as an abundance of pine and oak forest flora, fed by the fertile watershed landscape as we walk from Sundarijal to Chisapani steep upward climb, approx 3 hrs and walk down to reach Chisapani for our overnight to Chisapani. we will enjoy the magnificent Langtang ranges and juggle range with many other Himalayan ranges with the beautiful views of Sunset and sunrise. Meals:-Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
On the second day, we will wake to see the heart-stopping snow-capped mountain views to the north. After breakfast, We will start to walk from Chisapani to Jule 3-hour in the close and descent forest where we can see the many birds and animals along the trail and this trail will take us to Nagarkot, where on a clear day you can see the Himalayas stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east. Meals:-Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This is Your last day’s trek which takes you to Changunarayan, a hike of about 3 hours. The most popular walk around Kathmandu, the route leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to Changu Narayan Temple, where beautiful views of the village of Sankhu and the Bhaktapur area await. Built-in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma, and said to be the oldest temple in the valley, Changu Narayan is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. Then after exploring around the Changu Narayan, we will drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square a UNESCO world heritage site and after exploring the Bhaktapur Durbar Square we will drive back to Kathmandu hotel.

What is Included?

    • Accommodation as per itinerary on twin sharing basis (Basic tea house/lodge accommodation)
    • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
    • A professional and experiences English speaking trekking guide including his salary, foods, accommodation and Insurance)
    • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer service
    • Hotel-Sundarijal, Changunarayan-Hotel by private transfer
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner

What is Excluded?

    • Beverages such as tea/coffee, mineral water, cold drinks, alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Arrangements in Kathmandu (accommodation, meals, tours, etc
    • Nagarkot and Changunarayan entry fees
    • Extra meals, wifi, laundry, phone calls, etc
    • Gratuities
    • Nepal visa and International airfares
    • any extra services than mentioned on inclusion

Equipment Checklist

  • Day backpack, Nepalese Money
  • Passport, Address book, Walking Boots
  • T-shirts, Fleece, Sun-hat, Walking Trousers, Towel
  • Wash Gear (compact)Sun Block
  • Sandals, Shorts
  • First Aid pack + any extra medication
  • Glasses, Sun Glasses
  • Digital Camera + extra batteries + charger & leads
  • Mobile Phone (Buy Local SIM card)
  • Battery chargers for above, Small Padlock
  • Water Bottle, Water Purifier
  • Pocket knife, Head Torch
  • Trekking Pole, Guidebook / Maps
  • Waterproof / Windproof Jacket, An Umbrella
  • Insect repellent cream, Personal toiletries
  • Hand sanitizer


What type of shape do I need to be in, is this trip for me?

This trip is suitable for average people who are moderately fit, thus no previous experience is required. Some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking is recommended before you embark on your journey. The best preparation for this trek is bushwalking involving relatively steep ascents and descents. If you can manage a couple of valley floor to ridgeline ascents per comfortable and able to enjoy the trek to the fullest. They are physically strong, sharp-witted, and have an incredibly positive attitude towards a life that we would consider extremely tough. There is something about a trek in the Himalaya that draws you back time and time again. For keen walkers, it is a paradise and even avowed non-walkers find that one foot just seems to follow the other, drawn by the appeal of what lies beyond.

Will some body come to pick me up at the airport open my arrival?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying Mount Adventure Holidays signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.


Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon on arrival at the airport?

YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)


What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu in Trekking?

We use standard rooms at three-star hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, tea houses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. We can also offer you Ace the Himalaya sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping equipment. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory-style. At times when possible, dining will be around a bonfire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always outside the room.


What are the toilet facilities in the tea house /guesthouse?

Most of the tea houses do have western-style flushing toilets however in higher elevation you could find the squat toilets made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground which is always outside of the room.


Where we go along toilet during the trial?

In most cases, you can use the toilet provided by the tea houses/lodges on the trail but normally in case of emergency, you just do toilet along the trail wherever you find privacy.


Is there a possibility of getting separate rooms for the trip? If so how much extra will this cost?

During the trek, we will try our best but normally the lodges have twin sharing and dormitory styled rooms instead of a single room. The lodges will provide a private room for one person when the room is free and additional cost is not required. In Kathmandu, USD 45 Per Room per Night would be added as a single supplement fee. The single supplements are always guaranteed in Kathmandu but not in the mountain especially during the peak time.


What sort of food can I expect in trekking?

Most teahouses (lodges) in Annapurna trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season), and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at the best possible places to eat.


I am a Vegetarian, is that a Problem?

No problem at all because mostly, the lodges serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.


How much additional money do I need per day?

It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu and during the trek you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for lunch and a dinner. USD 10 to USD 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower, and a few drinks during the trekking.


What is your cancellation policy?

Cancellation notice is required, a minimum of 20 days prior to trip departure. If the reason is valid the Trip shall then be termed as canceled and the cancellation charge of 30% of the trip amount would be deducted from the advance paid.


What is the best season for this trekking?

Our trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoonal rains decrease. By the end of September to December, the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December is the best time to do this trek.

Will there be a place to store items/clothing not required for the trek?

The hotel in Kathmandu does provide free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel.


Can I add extra days to my trekking trip?

A holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, ccommodation, and food Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangements accordingly. If you are on a private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible whereas if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.


Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the trek.


All your departure is guaranteed to run?

YES, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimal additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.


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