Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration4 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activities Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 2,175m
  • Group Size Min 1 Person
  • Best Time Throughout the Year
  • Watch the sunrise over Nagarkot
  • Sightseeing and hiking tour around the holiest Buddha shrine of Namo Buddha
  • Easily accessible through Kathmandu Valley
  • Trek through beautiful terraces of rice fields, old settlement, and typical village
  • Explore Shivapuri National Park, dense forests of oak and pine
  • Accept last minute Booking

Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek offers you a unique opportunity to experience the nature, rural life and awe inspiring majesty with beauty of dramatic mountain views. It is also one of the nearest well maintained trekking trail from Kathmandu Valley. The starting point of this trek, Sundrijal is just a hour drive. This is 4 Days hiking around the Kathmandu Valley through the lush landscape of the Shivapuri National Park, dense forests of oak and pine. You will trek through different places such as Chispani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, and Panauti. In addition, Visit peaceful magical pilgrimage place, Namobuddha.

This hike starts after one hour drive to Sundarijal. Your first destination is Chisapani, which can be reached within 4 hours walk. Sundarijal is gateway to Shivapuri National Park and source of drinking water in Kathmandu Valley. On the first day of trail, you will pass through forests, stream and a typical village of Tamang community. Within a short period of time, you will enjoy the nature being away from crowd city. Next Day, you will continue trek to Nagarakot. One of the famous hill station well known for its Sunrise views over Himalayan range. These 7 Hours easy trek offers you the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges including Mount Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal Dhaulagiri, and Mt Everest.

Next Day, After 5 hours walk you will drop down to Dhulikhel. On the way, you will hike through countryside villages, Observe the long preserved old arts and architecture of Newari culture. Sightseeing and hiking tour around the holiest Buddha shrine of Namo Buddha is another highlights of trip. This site is decorated with splendid sculptures and thanka art. Then, We hike to Panauti through local village and beautiful terraces of rice fields, old settlement and drive back to Kathmandu. Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek is regards as short and easy trek in nepal that can be done throughout the year and suitable among trekkers of all ages group. If you are looking for one days tour hiking experience, we offers Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking Tour.

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After Breakfast, We will drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m) which takes about one hour. The trek starts from Sundarijal, beautiful place with lush forests and clear steams to accompany the plain trails for about an hour. After that, We will slowly trek up hill to Shivapuripuri National park and gain the gain elevation where you able to see the first sights of the mountains to the north. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka Village where we will take brief lunch stop. Following the Oak and Rhododendron forest we trek to Chisapani (2275m). Overnight at Standard Lodge in Chisapani.

  • Duration:1 Hours Drive; 4 Hours Walk
  • Max. Altitude:2,275 m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Lodge in Chisapani

After Breakfast, Today we trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot. the pleasant trail lead through Chauki Bhanjyang, which takes about 2 and half hours. This small farm village offers views of Kathmandu eastern valley rim. Continue the trails lead us towards Nagarkot. After total trekking duration of six hours, we reach the famed hill station of Nagarkot. It is one of the famous hill station well known for its Sunrise and Sunset views over Himalayan range including Mount Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal Dhaulagiri, and Mt Everest. Overnight at Standard Hotel in Nagarkot.

  • Duration:5-6 Hours Walk
  • Max. Altitude:2,175 m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel in Nagarkot

Wake up early in the morning, to see magnificent view of sunrise view over Himalayan range. After Breakfast,We continue our trek to another popular hilltop called Dhulikhel. Artistic skill, cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich bird life are the highlights you will unfold during hike. Dhulikhel has amazing views of the mountains on the horizon. Overnight at Standard Hotel in Chisapani.

  • Duration:5-6 Hours Walk
  • Max. Altitude:1,550 m
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Standard Hotel in Dhulikhel

After Breakfast, We trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha and then to Panauti. Thereafter drive from Panauti to Kathmandu. Firstly, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. Then, the trail climbs through pine forest past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before you reach the hill of Namobuddha. Namo Buddha is one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Nepal. This Monastery was built in the memory of Prince Mahasattva who had sacrificed himself to feed the hungry and dying tigress. Afterwards, trek from Namo Buddha on a level trail all the way to Panauti and Drive Back to Kathmandu.

  • Duration:4 Hours Walk; 1.5 Hours Drive
  • Max. Altitude:1,300m
  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:N/A - Ask for Reservation

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Cost Details
Cost Includes
  • All ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Transfer Kathmandu to Sundarijal by private vehicle
  • Transfer Dhulikhel, Panauti to Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • 1 Night Lodge accommodation in Chisapani
  • 1 Night Hotel in Nagarkot and 1 Night hotel in Dhulikhel
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • National park fees and any other entrance fees
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide
  • An assistant guide if the group size is more than 6 people
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek (upon request)
  • All necessary paper works Government tax and office service charges
Cost Excludes
  • Guided sightseeing and monuments fees in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation, meals in Kathmandu.
  • Nepalese visa fee and International flights
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
Useful Information

Accommodation During the Trip

At Aspiration Adventure, We believe that the accommodation is one of the major factor that enhances your overall travel experience So, we will provide you standard Lodge in Chisapani. Standard Hotel in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel with full board Meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner). All the Accommodations are on twin sharing basis. However, Single Supplement can be provided upon request at additional cost.

In these trip Hotel in Kathmandu are not included, If you wish to have complete package please inquiry us, we have the option to make the package according to your need ranging from 3-Star Hotel to Luxury accommodation during the trek and in Kathmandu, let us know We are flexible and happy to make that trip happen.

Best Time For Tour

Hiking of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel can be done throughout the year but Spring Season (March, April, and May) and Autumn September, October, November and Early December) are the best season for this trip. During this month the weather you can enjoy the fresh air, and pleasant sunrise. In actuality, there is never a bad time to visit the city. Meanwhile, this Sightseeing trips is available throughout the years better to avoid in Monsoon season. Whenever you are in kathmandu and looking for the hiking experience this or trip extension option this packages can be included. 

Last Minute Bookings and Customization

The last minute booking and trip customization is accept for this trips. If would are interested in trip and looking for last minute booking just directly get in touch with Aspiration Adventure team through the online form, sending us an email, messages on WhatsApp, or by calling at +977 9813665337 (Anjan). For the last minute booking; we have special provision is available. Please ensure to provide the full details of the trip, the number of person. We also offers hotel pick up and organize the trip meeting. We will be flexible and understand the situation.

What to Carry

  • Hiking Boots
  • Pairs of socks
  • Light Jacket
  • T-shirts or Long Sleeve 
  • Sunscreen (SPF 20+)
  • Backpack with essentil
  • Toilet paper and a towel that dries quickly
  • Sun hat
  • Drink bottle
Client Reviewstripadvisor
  • rating star

    Nagarkot Sunrise View, Hiking Journey and Cultural Experience - Perfectly Built Itinerary

    We want to go pokhara but our time does not permits and we did hiking trips with sunrise view, best trips and memorable. Himalayas rising beyond the horizon as the sun rise made for an amazing sunrise experience. Decent price, worth the views and hiking journey. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity. Everything went well. Guide was professional and friendly. Nagarkot tower was amazing, to get the mountain views over the sunrise. temple for Sightseeing after the hike and getting into the local lifestyle. perfectly build itinerary!

    JohannaGermany,February 15, 2023
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    Nagarkot Sunrise & Hike to ChanguNarayan

    Recently, my friend and myself did a Himalayan dawn from Nagarkot to changunarayan, We leave Kathmandu early in the morning around 04:00 AM with our guide Ramesh from Aspiration Adventure. timing of the sunrise was accurate and we enjoying a hot cup of Nepali coffee with light breakfast, and hike down to changunarayan. We appreciate Ramesh understanding of the region's, mountain names, flora and culture, the communication with local as well as his excellent company throughout the trips.

    EdvinFinland,November 17, 2022
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