Nagarkot Chisapani Trek – 2 night 3 day

3 Days

2 night 3 day Nagarkot Chisapani Trek is a short trek from Kathmandu that packs a punch with spectacular views and beautiful countryside, perfect for 3 days retreat and to add on your Nepal trip.

If you are living and working in Nepal or traveling to Kathmandu and wondering what trek to limited time and want to experience trekking in Nepal, then dig out your hiking boots, get out of the city and come and enjoy a trek into a pristine environment, where the air is fresh, the locals are friendly and the views are pretty amazing.

Nagarkot Chisapai Trek is a great trip to introduce hiking to your kids as well as it is easy going and just two days of walking.

Starting with a short drive to Nagarkot where you will enjoy magnificent, sunrise panoramas of the Langtang Himalayas, we then begin trekking through local villages and hilly landscapes, through the Shivapuri National Park to the beautiful settlement of Chisapani.

Here you will enjoy fantastic sunset views and the warm hospitality of the local people.

The second day is a down hill venture through the forests and local villages where you will see terraced fields and traditional houses perched on the hillside.

When we reach Sundarijal, it is just a short drive back to Kathmandu where you can relax at home/hotel and enjoy the memories of the 3 days.

Nagarkot Chisapani Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Nagarkot
Destination: Nagarkot.
Hours of driving: about 1 hours from Kathmandu.
Activities: Pick up from hotel or your place and a one-hour drive to Nagarkot.
Elevation reached: 2195m.
Highlights: Relaxing in the hotel with beautiful views.
Accommodation: 3* Nagarkot hotel. (Upgrade to the 4* is available on request for an extra US$40 per person.)

Day 02: Drive to Jhule, trek to Chisapani.
Destination: Chisapani.
Hours of driving: Nagarkot to Jhule about 1 hour.
Hours of walking: 4.
Distance covered: 14kms.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Elevation reached: 2165m.
Terrain: Gentle inclines, well defined paths, forest trails.
Views on offer: The Melamchi Valey and stunning views of the Langtang range and Ganesh Himal from Chisapani.
Highlights: Relaxing in Chisapani in the evening enjoying the sun set over the mountains.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 02: Trek to Sundarijal, drive to Kathmandu. 
Destination: Kathmandu via Mulkharka and Sundarijal.
Hours of walking: 5.
Distance covered: 8kms.
Hours of driving: Sundarijal to Kathmandu about 1 hour.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Elevation reached: 1460m.
Terrain: Steep descents, forest trails and many stone staircases.
Views on offer: The dense forest, farmland where the locals grow millet; the key ingredient for the local alcoholic drink, and sunrise views of the Langtang Range.
Highlights: The village of Mulkharka where you will see the local houses that have been built, perched on the hillside, the reservoir which supplies water to Kathmandu and walking in the Shivapuri national park; home to leopards, musk deer and wild boar amongst others.

3 day Nagarkot Chisapani Tour cost: USD 235 per person

What is included

An English speaking guide.
Kathmandu to Nagarkot transfer.
Nagarkot to Jhule transfer.
1 night hotel in Nagarkot with breakfast.
1 night basic teahouse in Chisapani with breakfast.
Entry fees.
Sundarijal to Kathmandu transfer.
Applicable taxes.

What is not included

Lunch and dinner
Beverages and bar bills
Tipping and personal expenses.

Highlights of Nagarkot Chisapani Trek

  • Sunrise vistas of Langtang Himalayas from Nagarkot.
  • Family friendly trek suitable for beginners.
  • Charming settlement of Chisapani with warm hospitality.
  • Diverse terrain: gentle inclines, forest trails and steep descents.
  • Chance to see varied wildlife in Shivapuri National Park.
  • Memorable sunset and sunrise views in Chisapani and Nagarkot.
  • Affordable package at USD 235/person.
  • Professional English-speaking guide provided.
  • Scenic countryside and terraced fields along the route.
  • Convenient 2-night, 3-day retreat from Kathmandu.

FAQs about the 3-Day Nagarkot Chisapani Trek

Is previous trekking experience required?
No, this trek is suitable for beginners and families with no prior trekking experience.

Why are we doing Nagarkot to Chisapani and not Chisapani to Nagarkot?
We plan this trip to start from Nagarkot to avoid the steep ascent involved if we were to reach Chisapani from the Sundarijal side. If we were to approach it the other way around, we would have to undergo a steep ascent for almost 3.5 hours before descending for 1.5 hours to reach Chisapani.

What is the best time to do Nagarkot Chisapani trek?
The trek can be enjoyed throughout the year, but the best times are during the spring, autumn, and winter seasons when the weather is pleasant and the skies are clear. You can do it at any time, including winter, as we are not reaching high altitudes, and temperatures are usually bearable, avoiding the monsoon season.

Are meals included in the package?
Breakfast is included in the package, but lunch and dinner expenses are not covered. Trekkers can enjoy meals at local teahouses along the route.

What is the level of difficulty for Nagarkot Chisapani Trek?
The trek is considered easy to moderate, featuring well-defined paths and gentle inclines. However, some sections involve steep descents and forest trails.

What type of accommodation is provided during the trek?
Accommodation includes a 3-star hotel in Nagarkot and basic teahouses in Chisapani, offering simple yet comfortable lodging facilities.

Is transportation provided to and from Kathmandu?
Yes, the package includes transfers from Kathmandu to Nagarkot and from Sundarijal back to Kathmandu.

What should I pack for the trek?
Essentials include comfortable trekking clothes, sturdy hiking boots, water bottles, sunscreen, hat and a small backpack. It’s advisable to carry a first aid kit and personal medications.

Are there any age restrictions for the trek?
There are no strict age restrictions, but participants should be in good health and able to endure moderate physical activity.

Do I need special permits for the trek?
Entry fees required to enter Shivapuri National Park are included in the package.

What if I encounter altitude sickness during the trek?
Chisapani trek does not reach high altitudes that would typically cause altitude sickness. However, if any discomfort arises, the guide will provide assistance and necessary precautions will be taken.

What wildlife encounters can I expect during the trek?
While sightings are not guaranteed, Shivapuri National Park is home to various wildlife species, including birds, deer and occasionally, smaller mammals. However, larger predators like leopards are rarely seen.

How can I book the Nagarkot Chisapani Trek and make payment?
Bookings can be made online through the website. Click on “View Availability,” choose the date of your choice, proceed with each step and make payment as the final step.

Overall Trip Rating:
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  1. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek
    By Alison Stilwell October 4, 2023
    Highly recommended trek and company if you are looking for a shorter trek around Kathmandu. The Chisapani Nagarkot trekking experience with guide Rudra was brilliant. The two of us females felt safe and well taken care of throughout our hike. We got to see some amazing landscapes and Himalayan views of the mountains. We would recommend this shorter trek around Kathmandu to anyone who enjoys hiking!
  2. Adventure of a lifetime
    By Larry Hewitts November 13, 2019
    I had some idea of what I wanted to see & do in Nepal: Kathmandu temples, the Himalayas and trekking, but it was Mosaic that pulled it all together so beautifully. However, what really made it an amazing trip was my utterly phenomenal guide, Sushil Nepal (yes, Nepal is actually his surname). I made it clear to Sushil when we met that I what I was most interested in was the "real" Nepal, and Sushil delivered beyond all expectations. Here are some highlights of my Nepal trip that was entirely due to Sushil's efforts to make my trip one to remember: * His introduction to goat curry and buffalo momo, washed down with Everest beer, while overlooking the Boudhanath stupa. * Hindu palm reading in the backroom of Sushil's uncle's Nepali homeopathic drug store. * Speaking to his friend of the family, the Kumari's caretaker to catch a glimpse of the living godess. * While trekking, arranging an impromptu meeting with an Untouchable family and seeing their home. * Having a cold beer and spicy Nepali snacks, with a view of the Himalayas while trekking through Nargakot. * Arranging for a three person motorcycle ride up rough and winding mountain roads for an amazing adventure. With any other guide, I would have had a great time. With Sushil, however, I had the Nepal adventure of a lifetime and made a wonderful friend.
  3. Good and patient guide
    By Sheila Lum October 16, 2019
    At very short notice just before the festival they organized & on a day which suited what I wanted. The guide was good and patient and helpful. The porter was excellent and we were a cheerful happy threesome.
  4. Very Positive Experience
    By Amanda Fairbank April 8, 2014
    I found Mosaic Adventure's review on tripadvisor and as it was so good booked my trip to Nepal through them. I did the Chitwan adventure and the Kathmandu Valley 3 day trek. Madhav patiently provided answers to all my queries and organised everything to connect with the extra activities I requested. It was a breeze having them organise it all as it all ran smoothly - drivers arrived on time to take us to our next destination. Our guides were all very knowledgeable and pleasant and our drivers very skilled considering the mayhem that is traffic in Nepal. When I tore a calf muscle while trekking Madhav easily organised a driver to collect me and drive the last leg to meet my companion at the end of the trek. Overall a very positive experience!
  5. face-women
    Short but great trip in Kathmandu
    By Ana & Diak April 4, 2010
    A short but great trip in the Kathmandu Valley. Many thanks to our guide Thakur and our porter Hari. We really enjoyed our walks and the amazing views.
  6. face-women
    Good guide
    By Sheila Lum September 9, 2009
    At very short notice just before the festival they organized & on a day which suited what I wanted. The guide was good and patient and helpful. The porter was excellent and we were a cheerful happy threesome.

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Nagarkot Chisapani Trek – 2 night 3 day
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