Chisapani – Nagarkot Hiking

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  • Aug,08,2022
  • Naveen Poudyal
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You will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did twenty years from now. Traveling is never a matter of money but of courage. Even if it's the same place you travel for multiple times, you should have the eyes to view things differently because nature is abstract.

There are long routes as well as short routes for travelers according to their needs, desires and the time table. One short and sweet trip can be Chisapani Nagarkot Trek. It is a three days tea house trek around kathmandu. This trek can also be extended to Namo Buddha and Dhulikhel for the next day or two. This trek is for the travelers who are willing to travel despite their busy schedule. This trek is a weekend getaway from the hustle of the city. Chisapani Nagarkot trek starts from Sundarijal which is almost 45 minutes drive from kathmandu. It is great to everyone as it relaxes your mind and soul whether you are a tourist or the people within kathmandu.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek offers beautiful natural environment, stunning Himalaya panorama of Manaslu, Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Gaurisankhar and even Mount Everest can be spotted from a distance. After walking for 4-5 hrs your first destination is Chisapani. The weather in Chisapani is cold as it is named. It is a place near to kathmandu where you enjoy the beautiful nature and its surrounding where there is peace and the birds chirping around the forest makes it more surreal. After Chisapani the hiking continues towards Nagarkot which is also wonderful and has lots of options for high standard hotels, restaurants as well as lodges. Nagarkot is known for the most surreal view of the sunrise. The reflection of rays towards the beautiful white mountain is a mesmerizing view that is very desirable. Nagarkot lies at the edge of the valley and offers the view of beautiful mountains as well as Kathmandu valley. Along with Nagarkot you visit Changunarayan temple, which is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Nepal which offers you observation of culture and tradition of Nepal.

Chisapani Distance from Kathmandu 

The way to get to Chisapani is by bus or private jeep. It is a short and sweet trip of 3-4 days at maximum. The trek begins from Sundarijal after driving 45 minutes from kathmandu. The trail pierces through Shivapuri National Park passing through a big watershed.

Accommodation of Chisapani Trek

The previous accommodation of Chisapani has been destroyed by Earthquake. There are few buildings being rebuilt in a traditional way whereas some are lodges and restaurants. Foods and beddings are of high standard at the high profile restaurants .

Sundarijal to Chisapani Hike

Sundarijal Chisapani is the best combination of beautiful natural scenarios like beautiful Himalayas, captivating sunset and surreal sunrise from Chisapani and Nagarkot. Falling inside the boundaries of Shivapuri National Park, this is a place of wonderful cool shades, tall trees and serene atmosphere without any noise and crowd of the city. The weather in Chisapani is cold, which is called chiso pani. Interaction with the local people helps to gain more experience. Walking through the jungle with the sound of bird chirping is the most pleasurable moment.

Flora, Fauna and Habitat of Sundarijal

Sundarijal's vegetation consists mostly of oak, pine and Rhododendron. The wildlife recorded in the area include rhesus monkey, leopard, jungle cat and Himalayan black bear. There are around 177 species of birds which include at least nine threatened species, 102 species of butterfly and 129 species of mushrooms.


All we need to do is take an exciting and scary step. we will have so much regret if we don't take the opportunity.  After all, traveling is investing in yourself. Let's have a short and enjoyable trip. Chisapani-Nagarkot hike is one of them.  



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