Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking | Short Hiking Trip in Nepal | Chisapani Trek

Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking | 2 Nights 3 Days

Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking means to explore the most popular hiking trails nearby Kathmandu Valley. This hiking trail is known as the Kathmandu Rim Valley Trek and Chisapani Nagarkot Trek too. Moreover, Hiking inside the Shivapuri Nagarjun National means you are going to encounter with the beauty of nature and culture of the local community.


The flora and fauna and vegetation of this national park is the main attraction. Also, the spectacular vistas of the snow-capped mountain peaks such as Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range with views of the Kathmandu valley and landscapes surrounding.


This Chisapani Nagarkot Hike starts with one and a half hours’ drive to Sundarijal. Then you proceed with hiking up to Mulkharka to reach Chisapani where you will spend a night. The second day, we will follow the trail to Nagarkot passing the lakes, local villages, forests, etc. Finally, on the last day, we will start with the sunrise view from the view tower and hike down to the Changunarayan Temple. Changunarayan Temple is a historical monument of Nepal and one of the UNESCO heritage sites of Nepal.



The close encounter with nature and flora and fauna.

View of the beautiful mountain peaks including Mt. Everest.

Experience local culture and lifestyle.

Visit UNESCO Heritage sites of Nepal.

The view of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Valley.


This hiking trail is, best for those hikers who love to see nature and culture within a short stay in Nepal.


1 Day: Kathmandu to Chiapani via Sundarijal.

2 Day: Chisapani to Nagarkot.

3 Day: Nagarkot to Kathmandu via Changunarayan.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu to Chisapani via Sundarijal.

The journey starts with a drive from Hotel to Sundarijal for around one hour. After reaching Sundarijal, you will climb to the entry point of the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park. Walking inside the national park, following the local villages to get Chisapani. Chisapani in the Nepali language means ‘cold water’ in fact this place is cold. The view from Chisapani is breathtaking. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2: Chisapani to Nagarkot.

After breakfast in the hotel with the mountain view, your trip will lead to Nagarkot inside the jungle. Walking through the jungle is just cool and peaceful with the sound of birds and animals which is beyond your imagination. Passing to some local villages will take you in the summer camp of peoples from Kathamandu and Bhaktapur Nagarkot. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3: Nagarkot to Kathmandu vie Changunarayan.

Today you need to wake up early than other days because you have to go for sunrise view with a short drive. The sunrise view from the viewpoint is beautiful. Not only the snowcapped mountain peaks you can see the Kathmandu and Bhaktapur valley as well. Breakfast in Hotel and hike down to Changunarayan. Changunarayan temple is the historical place of Nepal and one of the UNESCO heritage site of Nepal. From Changunarayan you will drive back to Kathmandu and if you wish you can visit Bhaktapur you can go there as well.

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