Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Package Details
  • Total Duration: 06 days
  • Trek Duration: 03 days
  • Trek Grade: Moderate
  • Max Elevation: 2800m
  • Mode of Trek: Teahouse
  • Trek Start: Sundarijal
  • Trek Ends: Changunarayan

“A remarkable journey in the rural country side away from the hustle and bustle of city life”

This is one of the least frequented areas at the Kathmandu Valley rim. It offers a rich insight into the lives, history, religion and daily existence of its inhabitants. The valley rim varies between around 1000m and 2,800m. In the spring, early autumn and winter it offers wonderful mountain vistas, stretching from Everest in the east to Annapurna in the west.

The trek itself is not vigorous except on the first day a long uphill haul on the winding path through the farm villages, after Chisapani the walk is on the gradual path with ample time to immerse in the wonderful landscapes and its awesome scenery all the way to Nagarkot and to our final destination at Changunarayan Temple area (World Heritage Site) one of the most important ancient Temple perched on the hillock just above Bhaktapur area. After a wonderful time in the mid hills an hour drive brings you back to Kathmandu.

Departure Dates – 2014

Every Mondays
January to May
August to December

Price

Budget accommodation in cities 2-6 pax 7-16 pax
Teahouse lodge basis _ _
Single supplement _ _
Standard accommodation in cities 2-6 pax 7-16 pax
Teahouse lodge basis _ _
Single supplement _ _
Deluxe accommodation in cities 2-6 pax 7-16 pax
Teahouse lodge basis _ _
Single supplement _ _

Outline itinerary

Day 01 Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02 Full day guided sightseeing tour in the Kathmandu Valley
Day 03 Drive to Sundarijal (1460m) and trek to Chisapani (2165m)
Day 04 Trek to Nagarkot (1932m)
Day 05 Trek to Changunarayan (1700m) and drive to Kathmandu
Day 06 Final Departure

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1300m) and transfer to hotel

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by our staff, who will escort you to the hotel, where our Sherpa guide or the office staff will give you a brief orientation about the hotel, Kathmandu itself, trekking, and the do's and don’ts of the area. They will also review any additional information that you might require while in Nepal, including an overview of the next day's sightseeing tour. In the evening, you will enjoy a complimentary welcome dinner at one of the finest traditional Nepalese restaurants in Kathmandu, with the necessary transfer to and from the hotel by taxi, bus. Overnight in Hotel

Day 02: Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

After your breakfast, you will precede to Kathmandu Durbar Square, where you will tour the ancient palace, the temple of the Kumari, the living goddess of Nepal, Hanuman Dhoka and Kasthamandav Temple with a guide knowledgeable about Nepalese history, architecture, and religion. From there, you will proceed by taxi, bus to the Buddhist site, Swoyambhunath Stupa, also known as the "Monkey Temple" because of its lively troops of resident monkeys. You will then visit Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest shrine for Hindus, situated on the banks of the holy Bagmati River, a popular cremation site. Before returning to the hotel, you will visit Boudhnath Stupa, a Buddhist pilgrimage center and home to many colorful gompas, or monasteries. Once back at the hotel, you will receive a briefing about the trek and have a chance to meet your guides and ask any last minute questions before tomorrow morning's departure. Overnight in Hotel

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal (1460m) 01 Hr and trek to Chisapani (2165m) 04 Hrs

Drive to Sundarijal which is 13 km. from Kathmandu. Sundarijal is situated at the elevation of 1460m from where the trek starts. Beyond Sundarijal, the trail climbs continuously through forest to a medieval looking reservoir, the dam and waterworks. The trail leaves the water supply system and climbs steeply to a road to 1550m. Then cross the road and continue climb to the top of the Shivapuri ridge, the first village on the trail with the sprawling Tamang settlement of Milkshake at 1895m. There are few small tea shops where you can sit for a cup of tea and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. Beyond Mulkharka, the trail continues to climb steadily. After passing through an army camp, the trail enters the Shivapuri National Park. Most of the Shivapuri ridge is dense forest of pine and oak. Climb continues down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisapani at 2165m. Overnight at teahouse

Day 04: Trek to Nagarkot (1932m) 06 Hrs

After breakfast, we proceed to flat trails for about 3 hours. The trail descends almost two hours then we will reach small village called Chowki Bhanjyang where we will have our lunch. Beyond Chowki Bhanjyang, the trail is flat for almost one and half hours then 30 minutes ascend to arrive at the beautiful Hill station called Nagarkot, situated at an altitude of 2175 m. which provides the grand stand panoramic views of the Himalayas. You can see five of the fourteen tallest mountains in the world, including Mt. Everest (8848 m.). Other mountains are Lhotse (8516 m.), Cho Oyu (8201 m.), Makalu (8463 m.) and Manaslu (8163 m.) and many other lesser summits. The view of the peaks looks gorgeous during Sunrise and Sunset. Overnight at Resort/Lodge

Day 05: Trek to Changunarayan (1700m) 03 Hrs and drive to Kathmandu 01 Hr

After breakfast, an easy walk down to Changunarayan Temple, listed in the world heritage site. This is a fifth century made Temple located over a hillock 15 km. east of Kathmandu and is full of artistic works on metal and wood. Inscription dating back to 464 AD found here are the first epigraphic evidences of Nepalese history. After a visit to this Temple, drive back to Kathmandu and relax. Overnight in Hotel

Day 06: Final departure

Keep the departure time of international flight in mind, and make sure to keep your confirmed air ticket and passport handy!Our staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from beautiful Nepal.
  • The Company is not liable for any refunds after the departure date of the scheduled itinerary.
  • Cancellation should be made 48 hours before departure and a 40% cancellation charge is approved besides tax, transportation and permit. See specific information below.
  • No refund will be given if the program ends before the provided itinerary date.
  • The Company is not to be held responsible for your early termination of a trek should our experienced leader feels it is unsafe for you to continue due to fitness and/or health issues
  • The Company is not liable for an unconvinced or rescheduling due to natural, political or bureaucratic circumstances
  • The Company is not responsible for delays caused by local weather conditions resulting in international flights being missed
  • The Company is not responsible for the financial implications of rescue. Please ensure you have the appropriate insurance to cover these situations before you arrive in Nepal
  • Our staffs are very experienced in leading treks at all altitudes. It is their responsibility to ensure your safety, their conclusions regard safety are final and should you not follow their advice the Company cannot be held responsible for the outcome.
If you wish to cancel your trip for any reason the following scale of charges will apply:

Date of Cancellation Charge Incurred

2 months before departure Loss of deposit (40% of Total Trip Cost TTC)
29 days to 2 months before departure 50% of TTC
10 to 28 days before departure 70% of TTC
Less than 10 days before departure 100% of TTC