Among the various trekking routes in Nepal, 3 Days Chisapani Trek is the most demanding short and an adventurous easy trek. This is one of the most beautiful and classic treks which begins 1 hrs drive to east from the Kathmandu valley called Sundarijal and ends up to Changu Narayan. The trek is the best suit for those who have limited time, budget, beginner and still prefer to experience the adventure in Nepal and it’s unspoiled beauties. It is the perfect way of exploring blended cultural and natural attraction. The dense jungle walk, terrace, farming, local lifestyle, world heritage sites and massive chain of the Himalayas surrounding are the major attribution of the trek. The trek is equally popular for internal and external tourists.
Chisapani along with Nagarkot are the finest view point for sunrise, sun set and close up view of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and Everest Himalaya Range. Nagarkot is situated 32 km East from Kathmandu valley and 2175m from the sea level. While it is situated on top of the strategic hill, Nagarkot was an ancient fort of Kathmandu Valley built to monitor the external activities of other kingdoms. Later it became a summer retreat for the Royal family before becoming popular as an international hill station. Additionally the Nagarkot hill is quite popular for a day tour too. Moreover our final destination of UNESCO world heritage site Changu Narayan adds an extra value on the trek. Changu Narayan is known as the second biggest God of Hindu called Bishnu. The most interesting wood carving, metal carving and stone carving temple is made by in the Pagoda style.
Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal 1 hrs then trek to Chisapani(2135m, 4/5 hrs)
Day 02: Trek Chisapani to Nagarkot(2175m, 6/7 hrs)
Day 03: Trek Nagarkot to Changu Narayan then drive back to Kathmandu.
Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free to customize your own.
After enjoying the breakfast at the hotel, we drive an hour towards Sundarijal from where we embark on a real hiking. 30 minutes hiking from Sundarijal we encounter Shivapuri National park where we buy a National park entrance permit then continue ahead. As we climb gradually we arrive at the name of a village called Mulkharka where we might have lunch break or some snacks. Then the trail leads through stone paved stairs and an amazing jungle all the way to Chisapani which is known as a stunning viewpoint of sunrise with striking views of Gaurisankar, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa and many more.
As you know Chisapani is known for its spectacular view point, we recommend waking up early in the morning to explore sunrise with panoramic Himalayas vistas then enjoy your breakfast with beautiful nature. Making our way through refreshing rhododendron forests inside Shivapuri National Park, we might have a quick stop at Jule, and relax for a while. Then we slowly head further passing some local villages, rice field terraces and arrive at a scenic hilltop Nagarkot.
After exploring the sunrise with undisturbed Himalaya range, we trek 4 hrs towards Changu Narayan Temple. The exciting hike starts gradually downhill through the ridge and offers beautiful views of local villages, lifestyle of people, temples, Bhaktapur, Sankhu and Kathmandu valley too. At the last part the trail leads through the pine and Rhododendron forest and some beautiful picnic spots which might be the final opportunity of capturing panoramic Himalaya Vistas surroundings. Ultimately we reach at Changu Narayan which is known as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites and major shrine of Hindu gods Vishnu. After collecting unforgettable experiences we drive back to Kathmandu.
I had a wonderful time, hiking to Chisipani and Nargakot. My guide, Binod, was kind and supportive and gave me a lot of insight to the local history and culture. Everything was well organized and I did not have to worry about anything while on my adventure. Even before the trek started they were so welcoming and made me feel right at home.
I highly recommend using Nepal Trekking Experts to help you organize any and all kinds of activity during your holiday in Nepal!
While I had a short time in Nepal and was keen to hike, Nepal Trekking Experts offered me 3 days Chisapani Nagarkot Trek. The host Rajesh and my guide Rabin were amazing. The first day of the hike was short but a bit challenging for me but of course worth it. I really enjoyed the lush jungle, massive Kathmandu valley view and reached Chisapani. Chisapani was situated at the hillock and offered stunning views of the Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishanker and more. The second day was a pleasant hike through some local villages, farming and greenery to Nagarkot. The overnight stay in Nagarkot was welcoming and luxurious. Once again I had a great view with a beautiful sunrise from the roof of the Hotel. Finally we end up our trek to one of the famous Hindu temples Changu Narayan and drive back to Kathmandu.
Overall it was a fabulous experience with NTE. I can not recommend them enough. Hope to see you soon guys!