Sundarijal Chisapani Nagarkot Trip

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USD $ 299 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    3 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    2300 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private comfortable vehicle

  • Region/Type

    Day Hike Around In Kathmandu
  • Best Season:

    • All Year Round

Sundarijal Chisapani Nagarkot Trip, a peaceful and serene escapade.

Only about an hour of the comfortable ride from your preferred location in Kathmandu and you reach Sundarijal, the gateway to a nature-blessed hiking trail.

Sundarijal, Chisapani & Nagarkottrip is a short and easily accessible journey that escorts you to three distinct destinations–Sundarijal, Chisapani, and Nagarkot–integrated to present a perfect escape from the buzz and pollution of the cities.

The overall trip incorporates natural elements in their most pristine form. You will walk by streams and waterfalls flowing through tall woods, rich and diverse flora and fauna of Shivapuri National Park, the small yet lush tea garden, poetic terrace farms, and so on. The mesmerizing sunset and sunrises during which the massive Himalayas exude a soulful golden glow are something you would not want to miss.

You also get to interact with local people with their own typical culture and lifestyle. A visit to the ancient Changunarayan would be another cultural element and mark the end of your wonderful trip.

Sundarijal Chisapani Nagarkot Trip Highlights

  • Get to interact with the locals frequently 
  • Shivapuri National Park and its diverse flora and fauna 
  • Stunning vistas of the Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal, and Gaurishankar Himal 
  • Discover the history, art, and architecture of one of the oldest temples in Nepal 

 

Best time for Sundarijal Chisapani Nagarkot Hike

Spring and autumn are the king seasons for any hike and treks in Nepal because of pleasant weather, clear skies, and routes in the best condition. However, some hikes and treks can be done in the summer/monsoon and winter season too. Likewise, spring that starts from mid-march and ends in May and autumn from mid-September to November is considered to be the peak season for the Sundarijal Chisapani Nagarkot Hike. But, this short hike can be done any time of the year. Only monsoon could be challenging but not impossible. 

These villages located at the outskirts of the capital are hugely covered with red Rhododendrons and other flowering blooms in spring with fresh and cold water streams. The skies are blue and clear with the wonderful Himalayas and surrounding visibility. 

Autumn welcomes perfect post-monsoon Himalaya vistas, dense forests, and a fresh environment. The farms are filled with rice paddy ready to be harvested and the whole country gets ready to greet the biggest festivals of Nepal during this time. The hiking routes are a perfect stated and are filled with happy trekkers and hikers during spring and summer. 

Monsoon and winter are also options for those adventure seekers who are daring. The route is always open. But be sure to face wet slippery routes, rainy days, intriguing leeches, big streams, and wild rivers in the monsoon. Winter is just cold. The chances of snowfall are very light on this route. 

Based on the hikers’ interests and requirements, Himalayan Trekkers can organize the journey any time of the year. 

 

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal & Hike to Chisapani

🕑 1.5 Hours Drive & 3/4 Hours Hike

Max Altitude: 2300 m

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby after breakfast and we set off for an hour drive to Sundarijal, the starting point for the Sundarijal Chisapani Nagarkot Hike. It is a beautiful town, heavily influenced by Buddhist culture, with prayer flags and monks dressed in maroon all everywhere. 
We start our hike after a cup of tea along the unstoppable stone stairs and rhododendron groves. As we continue on our climbs, we reach the first settlement named Mulkharka at 1895 m on the trail. The trail continues to ascend steadily after Mulkharka. We pass through an Army Camp and enter the Shivapuri National Park which is mostly covered with dense pine and oak forest. The ascent continues to the ridge through an oak and rhododendron forests our today’s destination, Chisapani. It is a Sherpa village with stunning views of the Langtang and Gaurishankar ranges. The sunset view from this vantage point is particularly beautiful in the evening. 
O/N at a guesthouse. 
 

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 2: Hike to Nagarkot

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2175 m

We will get up at the crack of dawn to begin our journey to Nagarkot. The trail is today is fairly physically demanding. However, the scenery along the route on the backdrop is beautiful enough to make us forget about our tiredness.
The track passes through Shivapuri National Park's forest for the most part till it reaches Nagarkot. This natural and pure setting is enough to transport our mind, body, and spirit into the wilderness. We will stop for lunch at Chauki Bhanjyang before continuing our hike up to Nagarkot which is renowned for sunrise, sunset, and the surrounding vistas. 
We can take in the views of the sunset and the Himalayas from the watchtower or another site before enjoying a delicious meal. 
O/N at a hotel/resort. 
 

Meals: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3: Hike to Changu Narayan & Drive to Kathmandu

🕑 2 Hours Hike and 2 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 1350 M

Rise early to be astounded by the sunrise over the Himalayan ranges. We eat our nice breakfast with the nice view, drag ourselves away from this natural wonder, and set out towards Changu Narayan Temple. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is claimed to be Nepal’s oldest dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The walk from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan offers you to interact with many locals and helps to get insights into Nepalese rural lifestyle and culture. After we explore the Changu Narayan Temple and its surroundings, we leave towards Kathmandu on the vehicle. We stop at Bhaktapur to discover its artistic, historical, and cultural masterpieces and taste its famous Juju Dhau (King of Yogurt). Then it is a short journey to Kathmandu. 

Note:

Option 1: We can Drive from Nagarkot to Kathmandu as per our interest, time, and weather condition.

Option 2: We can extend our hike to Dhulikhel from Nagarkot If we have more days and interest.

Meals: Breakfast Lunch

Includes

  • From Airport/Hotel Private Drive to Sundarijal
  • An English speaking Hiking guide
  • Wages salary, foods, accommodation, and Insurance for Guide
  • From Nagarkot/ Changunarayan to Hotel/Airport transfer by a private Car
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis (Basic tea house/lodge accommodation) In Chisapani and Nagarkot
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the Hike
  • National park fees and Local entrance fees for Nagarkot
  • All applicable government taxes

Excludes

  • Nepal visa and International airfares
  • Arrangements in Kathmandu (accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, etc.)
  • Personal Expenses such as Extra meals, Wi-Fi, laundry, phone call, etc.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any bar beverages such as mineral water, cold drinks, alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Expenses that are caused by unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, political issues, natural disaster, personal illness, etc. 
  • Any extra services than mentioned on ‘Cost Includes’

 

Himalayan Trekkers promise to manage the best, most comfortable, and preferred accommodation.

In general, we arrange a 3* Standard Category Accommodations with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges/homestays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organize Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.

Reviews

Robert Naude

Switzerland

Amazing Trip experience with Himalayan Trekkers

Our trip with Himalayan Trekkers was just great! Interesting, very well organized, and most of all great fun!

Thanks Raj, Pradeep and Kumar a lot.. very nice trip and will definitely return for other amazing tours and treks... Himalayan Trekkers... Highly recommended... 

Barry Griffin

United Arab Emirates

A Trip I'll Never Forget for all the Right Reasons

We went on a 5 day trip to Nepal in early December and were greeted with the friendliest of people. We did two days of trekking to Chisopani and Nargarkot and spent the rest of our time in Kathmandu and the Thamel area. We felt extremely safe the whole time thanks to the assistance of our fantastic guides BK (our trekking guide), Madhav (our cultural guide) and our driver. Seeing the Himalaya mountains was very special, beautiful and breathtaking. But I think I liked the cultural part of Nepal best. I had not expected such a wealth of history and monumental sights.

Huge thank you to Raj who accommodated our every request. It was certainly a trip I'll never forget and wouldn't hesitate going back there in the future.

Marie B

Germany

Trek in Kathmandu Valley

I've used to advice of Raj, the managing director of Himalayan Trekkers, a Nepalese company, for a 3-day trek in the Kathmandu Valley. Raj was super friendly, answered every of my questions, offered help, welcomed me at the airport. He was very kind and very much customer service oriented. I even met his two lovely daughters and we visited a temple together.

I've done the trek "Chisapani - Nagarkot - Dhulikel" during 3 days. I wouldn't recommand to sleep in Chisapani, there is nothing left there after the earthquake (I feel very sad writing this for the lovely people who still own the only tea house there, they lost their small village). Especially if you are alone, bring a book to read. The weather wasn't good the first day so I didn't get to see the landscape, but as we went closer to Nagarkot the landscapes were beautiful. Very enjoyable. I also walked in small village, ate at some habitants' house and it was very typical and local. Fresh food from their gardens!
Kathmandu Valley might not the most impressive place in Nepal, with all the amazing treks that the country has to offer. But for someone who has short time and must stay around Kathmandu, I definitely recommand. Very much enjoyable.

I would also recommand Raj and my private guide was also very good and helpful. Nepal was wonderful with lovely people. A must do !!!

Linda Hickey

Norway

Nepal is safe....and beautiful!!

Traveled to Nepal for 5 days in December. We did two days of trekking to Chisopani and Nargarkot and the rest in Kathmandu and Thamel area. We had an amazing time with the friendliest and warmest of guides. Huge thanks to Raj for all his hard work accommodating every request we had...... and to BK our trekking guide for keeping us on the right track!!!.......and to Madhav, our cultural guide who was very insightful and a great company. All of them made our trip unforgettable and went above and beyond for us in every way possible. We can't wait to go back to beautiful Nepal and couldn't recommend them enough to anyone considering visiting Nepal for what ever the reason.

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