Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is an easy and short trek in Kathmandu. Visit Sundarijal and see the waterfall and watershed that supply water to Kathmandu city.
Walk to the Shivapuri National Park, home to animals like leopard, Himalayan black bear, barking deer, golden jackal, etc.
Trek to the famous hilltop of Nagarkot famed for its mesmerizing sunrise and sunset. The vantage point of Nagarkot overlooks a series of verdant hills and snowy mountain ranges. Enjoy the panoramic view of mountains including Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar. On a clear, day you can see the pride of Nepal, Everest as well from Nagarkot.
Visit one of the oldest Hindu temples of Nepal, Changu Narayan situated on a hilltop. The temple is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Chisapani Nagarkot Trek Route
Your Chisapani to Nagarkot trek starts and ends in Kathmandu. A short drive from Kathmandu will take you to Sundarijal, the trailhead of your trek. You will be hiking through Shivapuri National Park. Walk past Tamang villages and farmlands.
Enjoy the stunning view of mountains including Langtang, Ganesh, and Manaslu on your way to Chisapani. On the following day, walk through dense jungle to the popular tourist destination of Nagarkot.
The hilltop settlement of Nagarkot overlooks panoramic views of the Himalayas. Wake up early to catch an awesome sunrise.
Gradually descend to Telkot and walk on a forested trail to Changu Narayan Temple. Explore the temple surrounded by forest. It is one of the oldest Hindu temples of Lord Vishnu and is listed among UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Further, you will be driven back to Kathmandu.
Chisapani Nagarkot Trek Difficulty
Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking is one of the easy short treks in Kathmandu. You will attain a maximum height of 2,175 meters at Nagarkot. You will be walking for a maximum of 7 hours and a minimum of 3 hours. On average, you will be walking roughly for 5 hours.
This short trek is suitable for families with kids and for novice trekkers.
Chisapani Nagarkot Trek 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 Changunarayan (1,430m/4,690ft)
Drive to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft)