Chisapani Hike with Nagarkot and Dhulikhel is one of the shortest and unique treks offered by Nepal Trek Routes. Hike to Chisapani, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel and experience the rustic charm, wonderful nature, and spectacular views of the mountains.
This trip allows you to escape from Kathmandu’s chaotic environment. The panoramic hiking trail takes you past beautiful forests, streams, green hills, monasteries, and charming villages.
Dhulikhel, located to the southeast of Kathmandu, is popular for a panoramic view of mountains including Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gaurishankar, Lhotse and other peaks.
Nagarkot, a scenic hill station located to the east of Kathmandu, offers a stunning sunrise view of Everest, Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, Langtang range, Rolwaling range, and surrounding peaks.
Explore Shivapuri National Park and Mulkharka village en route to Chisapani.
Chisapani Hike with Nagarkot and Dhulikhel Route
This short hike starts and ends in Kathmandu. You will complete, Nagarkot hiking, including a trek to Chisapani and Dhulikhel in just 3 days.
As per your itinerary, you will drive to Sundarijal from Kathmandu. Sundarijal (‘Sundari’ means beautiful, and ‘Jal’ means water) is the starting point of your trek and gateway to Shivapuri National Park. Explore Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve on your way to Chisapani.
On the second day, continue your hike through the forest of Shivapuri National Park to Nagarkot. It will take you 7 hours approximately to reach Nagarkot. Nagarkot commands spectacular panoramic views of the towering peaks.
Your next destination Dhulikhel, is 3-4 hours away. Upon reaching Dhulikhel, the stunning Himalayan view greets you. On the final day, you drive back to Kathmandu.
Chisapani Hike with Nagarkot and Dhulikhel Difficulty
Chisapani Hike with Nagarkot and Dhulikhel is an easy trek suitable for all age groups. It is a highly recommended hike for families.
The minimum trekking hours are 4-5 hours. On your way to Nagarkot from Chisapani, you will have to hike for 6-7 hours. The highest elevation of this trek is 2,175m.
Chisapani Hike with Nagarkot and Dhulikhel Itinerary
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1,400m/4,592ft)
Trek to Chisapani (2,135m/7,003ft)
Duration: 1 hour drive, 4-5 hours trek
Trek to Nagarkot (2,175m/7,134ft)
Walking distance: 6-7 hours trek
Trek to Dhulikhel (1,550m/4,724ft)
Walking distance: 3-4 hours trek
Drive back to Kathmandu: 2 hours