Chisapani to Nagarkot Trekking of Nepal

Chisapani to Nagarkot Trekking

Chisapani to Nagarkot trekking is the east side of Kathmandu city. It is easy and short trekking or hiking inside forest, Nepalese inhabitants and the hidden valley nearby Kathmandu. Chisapani Nagarkot trekking includes some of popular sports Chisapani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Navobuddha, Banthali, Panauti.

Chisapani means "cold water"; the sport is famous for the mountain panoramic view including Annapurna to Langtang range and starting and ending point of Helambu trekking.

Nagarkot is a famous place to see the mountain ranges and sunrise. It lies at an altitude of 2175 meters and is located 35 km east of Kathmandu. If the weather is good, one can see great views of the Himalayas including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa and Gauri Shanker, and Everest. The view from Nagarkot is like mountain flight. Once the sun begins to rise from behind the Himalayas, it looks spectacular as the mountain changes its color. However, to see the sunrise, walk up to you at 5 o'clock in the morning.

Dhulikhel is rich in a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and a rich bird life. It is a small town with a long history. According to the records it has been around for more than 500 years. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty.

Namo Buddha situated at an elevation of 1750m is a very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre district about 38 km east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site significantly enough where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered him to a starving Tigress with its several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a very nice stone slab and placed right next to a holy Stupa.

Balthali Village is certainly not an ordinary place as many hotels and resorts have mushroomed extensively over the years. Balthali is a very simple, unconventional, yet comfortable retreat center with full modern amenities of western style toilets and attached bathrooms, hot and cold shower flows freely and tasty Nepalese traditional, organic cuisine is served at large by the friendly, hospitable and smiling local staff. The bar is fully stocked with local wines and native brews.

Asian Hiking Team recommends an itinerary for 5 days; drive you from the head of Thamel 40-50 minutes to Sundarijal, following a water pipe inside Shivapuri National Park to reach Chisapani. The second day is a long day hiking to catch Nagarkot with an enjoyable route, the third day continues trekking to Dhulikel and the next day trek to Namo Buddha then trek ends in Khopasi/Panauti after that drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist Coach. The itinerary is very flexible. We recommend 5 days however it is possible to make 2 days, 3 days or 4 days too.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu to Sundarijal 45 minutes drive; trek to Chisapani 2100 m 4–5 hours, Overnight Hotel (L/D).

Day 02: Chisapani to Nagarkot 2175 m 6–8 hours, Overnight Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 03: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel 4–6 hours, Overnight Hotel (B/L/D).

Day 04: Dhulikhel to Navo Budhha 3–4 hours, Overnight Hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 05: Navo Buddha to Banthali 3 hours drive to Kathmandu 2 hours, Overnight Hotel (B/L).