Nagarkot Changu Narayan Hike

Trip Overview

The Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is the nearest trekking route from Kathmandu valley. Also, this trek offers a stunning view of the snow-capped mountain and green hills. The trail passes through forests of pine and oak and small villages. The hike is a mixture of nature and a village walk experience. Therefore, you will get the opportunity to visit the villages and learn about the culture and living style of the local people. Besides, the hike to Nagarkot is also a good option to escape from the chaos of the city.

Chisapani lies in the north-eastern outskirts of the Kathmandu valley. It is a popular overnight stop in the Helambu Trek and the Langtang Gosainkunda trek. Likewise, it is also popular amongst locals from around the valley as a weekend gate away. In addition, Chisapani also provides equally beautiful mountain views. Nagarkot is yet another hill station. Nagarkot boasts of the broadest views of the Himalayan ranges. On a clear day, you can enjoy views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, and the Everest range. The best viewing seasons are from September to November and February to April.

Our hike begins with a short drive to Sundarijal. From Sundarijal it is a moderate uphill hike past Mulkharka to Chisapani. The trail goes through the Shivapuri National park. After spending a night in Chisapani, we head towards Nagarkot. The path goes through small villages and settlements. Hence this trip is the best way to observe the Nepali villages along the trail. Also, you can have great views from Nagarkot. From Nagarkot, we hike down to Changu Narayan and then finally drive to Kathmandu.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic mountain views.
  • Enjoy the spellbinding sunrise and sunset view from Nagarkot.
  • Learn more about the lifestyle of the local people.
  • Hike through the thick pine and oak forest.
  • Visit one of the oldest temples in the valley.

Trip Fact

  • TRIP ID: SST-849
  • TRIP NAME: Chisapani Nagarkot Trek
  • DURATION: 3 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Hiking
  • Group Size 2-8 People
  • MAX ALTITUDE 2175 m(Nagarkot)
  • ACCOMMODATION lodge/guest house
  • TRIP ROUTE: Sundarijal-Chisapani-Nagarkot

Itinenary Details

  • Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal-Hike to Chisapani

    After breakfast, drive for about an hour to Sundarijal. We start our hike from the Sundarijal bazaar. It is an uphill hike through stone steps that lead to the entrance of the Shivapuri National Park. Next, the path to Chisapani is through densely forested areas of the Shivapuri National Park with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Overnight in Chisapani.

  • Day 2: Hike to Nagarkot

    The hike from Chisapani to Nagarkot goes through the lush countryside with a beautiful view of the mountains. Leaving Chisapani, the trail passes through dense forests and small villages to Nagarkot. Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the Himalayas ranges. Eight out of the thirteen Himalayan range is visible from Nagarkot. Enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains and the sunset view. Overnight stay in Nagarkot.

  • Day 3: Hike to Changu Narayan-Drive to Kathmandu

    Wake up early before sunrise and head towards the view tower to enjoy the sunrise view. After spending some time, we then return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we shall continue our journey towards Changu Narayan. We hike down over a fairly wide trail to Changu Narayan, the oldest temple in Nepal. After exploring this UNESCO world heritage site, then drive back to Kathmandu and end our hiking trip.

What's Included
  • All transfers by private vehicle.
  • Accommodation in a local lodge/guest house during the trek.
  • All meals during the trek.
  • All necessary paperwork work and pemits.
  • English speaking local trekking guide.
  • All government fee and service charge.
What's Not Included
  • Accommodation and meal in Kathmandu.
  • Personal Travel Medical Insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips, and gratuities.
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section.


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