Chisapani Nagarkot Trek – 3 Days


USD 250

Trip Duration

3 days

Trip Grade


Highest Altitude

2175 meters




Private Vehicle/Public Vehicle

Group Size


Best Season

Through out the year

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek – 3 Days Brief Insight

Chisapani Nagarkot 3 Days Trek is a short and sweet trip of 3 days trek around Kathmandu. This tour plan is designed for short-time travelers in Nepal who would like to taste Nepal. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek starts from Sundarijal after driving 45 minutes from Kathmandu. Chisapani’s distance from Kathmandu is just around 24.0 km.

In the beginning, the trail pierces Shivapuri National Park passing through a big watershed that provides 40 percent drinking to Kathmandu Valley. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek offers a beautiful nature and village walk experience, a natural environment, a stunning Himalaya panorama of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Gaurishankar Himal, and even spot Mount Everest in the far distance.

Your first destination is Chisapani after walking about 6-7 hours to Sundarijal. The weather in Chisapani is always cold as its name is Chisapani, meaning “cold water” in Nepali where you will enjoy the real boon of nature being away from the noise of Kathmandu feeling better away from crowded busy city life and your interaction with the local people will add another experience. Walking through the jungle and hearing birds chirp to Lapsi Phedi from Chisapani is a pleasurable excursion.

We have a lunch break in Jule or Chauki Bhanjyang village after walking 3 hours from Chisapani and after having lunch hiking continues to Nagarkot, the beautiful village full of standard hotels, lodges, and resorts. Early sunrise view from Nagarkot is the most fascinating and mesmerizing view reflecting rays of the sun to the White Mountains. Nagarkot’s height from sea level is 2188 meters is on the edge of the valley and offers superb views of the mountains as well as Kathmandu Valley. Similarly, Nagarkot snowfall takes between December and February.

Along with this, you visit the temple at Changunarayan, one of the oldest Hindu temples in Nepal which offers you to have a peek observation of the religious practice of Nepali people. And your sightseeing tour in the medieval ancient town of Bhaktapur can be a beautiful lifetime experience for sure.

The Chisapani Nagarkot Hike offers a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu, providing a refreshing experience with stunning natural beauty. Here are some highlights and key points of the hike:

FQA about Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

Kathmandu to Chisapani:

About 32 km northeast of Kathmandu lies Chisapani in Nepal. By road, the journey usually takes 1.5 to 2 hours.

Chisapani to Kathmandu:

Chisapani in the northeast of Kathmandu is about 32 km away. Traveling by road, it usually takes 1.5 to 2 hours to reach Kathmandu.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek:

A famous trekking trek in Nepal, the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is spread over 2 to 3 days, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas, lush forests and picturesque villages.

Chisapani Description:

Chisapani is a village about 32 km northeast of Kathmandu, situated within Shivpuri Nagarjuna National Park.

Nagarkot Altitude:

At an altitude of about 2,175 meters (7,136 ft) above sea level, Nagarkot offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, on a clear day.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek Map:

This map depicts the route, landmarks, villages, and terrain features of the Chisapani Nagarkot trek, which helps trekkers plan and navigate their journey effectively.

Sundarijal to Chisapani Trek Map:

Serving as a popular starting point for the Chisapani trek, the Sundarijal map outlines the trail to Chisapani, including elevation changes, water sources, and notable sites.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek – 3 Days

Convenient Weekend Getaway:

  • Ideal for those with limited time or looking for a short weekend getaway.
  • The entire hike takes three days, making it accessible to both tourists and residents of Kathmandu.

Scenic Hiking Trail:

  • The trek starts with a 2-hour drive to Sundarijal, followed by a 4-5-hour walk through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park to reach Chisapani.
  • The trail passes through shady forests and bubbling springs, providing a serene and natural environment.
  • Chisapani offers views of the Himalayan range, giving you a preview of the breathtaking scenery to come.

Nagarkot Hill Station:

  • The second day involves a 7-hour hike through more forests to reach Nagarkot, a charming hill station town.
  • Nagarkot offers stunning views of the Himalayas, making it a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.
  • Memorable sunrise and sunset experiences at Nagarkot are emphasized, encouraging hikers to wake up early for the sunrise.

Sunrise View and Breakfast in Nagarkot:

  • The morning in Nagarkot includes a sunrise view of 8 out of the 13 Himalayan ranges from your breakfast table.
  • The sunrise experience is described as awe-inspiring, with the play of clouds revealing and hiding the majestic mountains.

Possibility  to visit Changu Narayan Temple:

  • The third day includes a trek from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan, taking about 4 hours.
  • Changu Narayan is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, considered one of the oldest temples in Nepal.
  • The temple and its surrounding area, though affected by the 2015 earthquake, offer insight into Nepali and Newari culture, art, and history.

Wildlife and Natural Beauty:

  • The hike through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park provides opportunities to spot wildlife, including the Himalayan black bear and Indian leopard.
  • Bird watchers can enjoy the diverse bird species, including the yellow-throated marten.
Restoration Efforts:
  • The Changu Narayan Monument Zone, affected by the 2015 earthquake, is undergoing restoration efforts by UNESCO and other organizations.
  • A living museum near the temples provides insight into Nepali and Newari culture, art, and history.

Shortest and easiest trek

3 days Chisapani Nagarkot short trekking in Nepal is a renowned trekking trail for its beauty and the length of the trek. The shortest and easiest trek in Nepal which can be completed in just 3 days. Trek includes scenic beauty which makes the trekkers worthwhile.

Overall, the Chisapani Nagarkot Hike promises a rejuvenating experience, combining natural beauty, cultural exploration, and outdoor adventure in a relatively short time frame.

Highlights of Chisapani Nagarkot Trek – 3 Days

  • Great for those with less time or who want a weekend get-away
  • Various waterfalls and amazing scenarios.
  • Stunning sunrise view of 8 out of 13 of the Himalayas ranges from your breakfast table
  • Marvelous views of the snow-capped mountain ranges.
  • Short trek near Kathmandu valley.
  • A few days away from the crowded city.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1.5hrs) and trek to Chisapani (2115m) (6/7 hrs)

Highest Altitude :

2115 meters

Trek Duration :

6 hours

Meals :


Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal
Start the trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani on the way of Mulkharka
Up to arrive at Chisapani transfer to the hotel at Chisapani and refreshment
After refreshment explore the Chisapani hill and observe the mountain view
Overnight at the hotel in Chisapani

Day 2 : Trek from Chisopani to Nagarkot (2195m), (6/7 hrs)

Highest Altitude :

2195 meters

Trek Duration :

7 hours

Meals :


Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot on the way of Jule and Chauki Bhanjyang
Up to arrive at Chisapani transfer to the hotel at Chisapani and refreshment
After refreshment explore the Nagarkot hill and observe the mountain view
Overnight at the hotel in Nagarkot


Day 3 : Trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan (5 hrs) and drive Kathmandu

Trek Duration :

3 hours

Meals :


Early in the morning breakfast at the hotel
After breakfast trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan on the way of Telkot
Up to arrive at Changunarayan explore the historical Changunarayan temple
After visiting Changunarayan temple drive back to Kathmandu
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu

What is included in Chisapani Nagarkot Trek – 3 Days

  • Trekker’s information management system. (TIMS Card)
  • You’re Meal in During the Trekking as Your standard meals (3 times a day Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • All Trekking Permit and Local Permit.
  • Accommodation in Trekking: All accommodations in lodge/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekking Guide: An experienced, helpful, friendly, and English-speaking Trekking Guide. His well-paid salary, meals, accommodation insurance, etc.
  • Service charge

What is Excluded

  • Meals and Extra Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • All Hot and Cold drinks
  • Special Table Menu/Bakery Cafe
  • The additional size of Pots Hot Drinks
  • Personal expenses of any type
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for Guide and Porter

Trip Map

Additional Information

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is one of the short and sweet trek near Kathmandu. This trek is best among the tourist who have limited time but want to experience the taste of Nepal. The term Chisapani, where ‘Chisa’ means cold and ‘Pani’ means water. Thus, the meaning of Chisapani is cold water.

Term Nagarkot, where ‘Nagar’ means a city, and ‘Kot’ means the top of the hill. The meaning becomes the top of the hill situated close to the town or city on the top of hill. Mind-blowing waterfalls and rivers perfectly blended with the trees and forests are explored during this trek.

Kathmandu Day tour and Hiking

Usually, Chisapani Nagarkot Trek start from Sundarijal. Which is one hour drive from Kathmandu. The first destination after walking about 5/6 hours from Sundarijal is Chisapani. Similarly, we pass through Mulkharka i.e of Tamang community with uniques settlements.

From Chisapani to Nagarkot normally it take about six hours. Mostly tourist stop for lunch at Chauki Bhanjyang after 3 hours walking from Chisapani. Early in the morning in Nagarkot, one can see the great views of a sunrise with a reflection of the white Himalayas.

Generally, for Photographers, Chisapani-Nagarkot is one of the best destinations. You will be facilitated by the wonderful content, landscapes, and sceneries.

Moreover on Chisapani Nagarkot Trek

This trek offer the beautiful nature, Natural environment, unique village, and stunning Himalayas peak. The panoramic views of Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Gaurishankar, and also Mt. Everest on the clear day. Nagarkot is at the height of 2195 meters from the sea level. On the winter season one can experience the snowfall in Nagarkot.

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