shivapuri chishapani


Shivapuri Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking







Kathmandu Area






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Best Seasons

sept- May

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  •  Short, simple and safe hike suitable for all kinds of trek enthusiasts. 
  • Nearer from Kathmandu valley, the capital city of Nepal
  • Stunning views of the sunset and sunrise over snow-capped mountains. 
  • Experience of Local culture and food taste
  • Watch animals in their native habitat,birds,deer, clouded leopards, bears. 
  • Trip to the  historical, cultural, religious  and architectural UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. 
  • Learn about the terrace farming practices and rural lifestyle of Nepal ethnic communities.
  • Cultural interaction and taste of local music  

At an elevation of 2563 meters, Shivapuri National Park's forest (160km2 ) offers one of the best four-day treks in all of Nepal. Shivapuri, the second-highest hill encircling the Kathmandu valley rim, is well-known for its watershed and wildlife habitat.The Shivapuri  conservation area comprises a dynamic subtropical and temperate environment whose beauty extends to nearby five districts Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Dhading, Nuwakot and Sindupalchowk. This trek, which commences in Budhanilkantha, is intended to give participants a taste of rural Nepalese living while also providing them with nice views of the country's central and eastern mountain ranges, as well as heavenly sunrise and sunset views.

In addition, the Shivapuri-Nagarjun National park, estd. 2002, is a home to 318 bird species 2122 flower species, 24 species of mammals including 9 endangered species. The wildlife area features historical monuments, religious and pilgrimage sites, and the trekking routes. The branches and shadows of enormous woods of rhododendron, oak on the north and chir pine, alder on the south are home to hundreds of mammals, including clouded Leopard, Himalayan Black Bear, Goral, Jungle Cat, Wild Boar, Barking Deer, Sambar, Golden Jackal,Assamese Monkey, and many more. 

The Shivapuri Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking offers panoramic views of the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Jugal mountains. For those with limited time in Nepal, this trek is a particularly popular short trek. For both tourists and locals, this park provides a well-known hiking track and bicycle routes. In addition to Budhanilkantha, we have two more options for starting our trek: Sundarijal or the bypass Balaju. These entry spots are easily accessible by vehicle.




Day 01: Drive to Budhanilkantha and trek to Shivapuri (2732m) 3-4 hrs.

After having breakfast you drive to Budhanilakantha (30min) and from there you trek to Shivapuri where you can start observing the beautiful scenery of your surroundings. The trail forwards has spectacular views of mountains like Annapurna, Everest, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Jugal Himal and reaches Shivapuri. (Overnight at tea house on BB basis)

Day 02: Trek Shivapuri to Chisopani (2300m) 5-6 hrs.

An uphill climb of 45 minutes takes us to the top of Shivapuri from the ridge there are fabulous Himalayan mountain views ranging from Everest to Manaslu, The trail goes along the ridge between the Shivapuri watershed and the fine green forest and beautiful forests with different kinds of birds and flowers,  After walking further you reach to Chisopani. (Overnight at tea house on BB basis)

Day 03: Trek Chisapani to Nagarkot (2100m) 5-6 hrs.

In the morning you will see heart-breaking snow-capped mountain views to the North.  You will have your breakfast then start trek to Chauki Bhanjag, will take approx 2 and half an hour's then we will have lunch here. After lunch, we will descend down to Nagarkot approx 3 hrs. On a clear day from Nagarkot, one can see the white Himalayan range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on a full board basis)

Day 04: Trek Nagarkot to Changunarayan (3-4 hrs) and drive to Kathmandu 90 min.

On the first part, we will have trek to Changunarayan where we will see our van waiting for us. The most popular walk around Kathmandu leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to the temple called Changu Narayan. Changunarayan offers you very nice views of Sankhu village to the right and the Bhaktapur area to the left. Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the valley, it is said to have been built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. It is said to be the oldest temple in the valley. After looking around the Changunarayan Temple, we will continue our journey to Kathmandu by a private van! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at a traditional Nepalese restaurant with Mountain Guide Trek staff for the successful completion of the Shivapuri Chisapani Nagarkot Trek! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)

Cost Details

  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2-bed room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, for a seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Nepal entree visa: you can get a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by Paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipment & clothing
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee
  • Tips for guides and porters


  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses
Upper Body
  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream
  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/windproof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy-weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lower Body
  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Lightweight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head torch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel
Optional Items
  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo's of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)

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