Chisapani-Nagarkot is a short and easy 3-day hiking trail for beginners to explore around Kathmandu valley of Nepal with the stunning view of the Himalayas is one of the most popular short trek destinations around Kathmandu, located just 12 kilometers north of the main city.
This trek is very popular among people of all age groups and for those who prefer to trek in Nepal but are worried about time limitations; this will be the best option. As Nagarkot hike is also known as the Shivapuri and Sundarijal hike, it is a diverse trekking trail that helps us to reach different trekking destinations and is also the gateway and exit point of Gosainkunda, Langtang, Helambu, and Melamchi trek which is a week-long trek in the Himalayas.
Nagarkot trek offers a spectacular view of Kathmandu Valley and stunning views of the mighty Himalayas throughout the trail. Passing through the dense forest of Shivapuri National Park and Tamang villages mixed with culture and nature, we will be able to encounter different flora and fauna and also a marijuana plantation that exists just close to the capital city of Nepal.
The trail is easy compared to another short trek of Nepal but is diverse in terms of the view of nature and different ethnic settlements. The trail passes through Shivapuri National Park of Nepal, which is one of the very famous watershed areas and the main source of drinking water supply to Kathmandu Valley. The park lies between the temperate and subtropical climatic zones, rich in flora and fauna.
Shivapuri National Park is a protected area, so different army checkpoints exist to maintain its conservation project. It is also one of the religious heritage areas for both Hindu and Buddhist followers, as different hermitages from different periods came here for meditation, and among them ‘SHIVAPURI BABA’ is one of them. Above all this conservation area is the source of the Bagmati and Bisnumati rivers of Nepal, a highly sacred rivers.
Furthermore, different subtropical hardwoods, pine, oak, rhododendron, etc are grown and the park is blessed with an abundance of different species of butterflies and birds, so Shivapuri is also a popular destination for Bird Watching and in terms of wildlife sloth bear, jungle cat, monkeys, leopards, deer, etc can be seen. So to protect all these army checkpoints keep their eyes on visitors’ records.
The trek will lead us to Nagarkot, a popular tourist destination for the sunrise and sunset view and also of the Himalayas, then will be descending towards Changunaraya, a village situated towards Bhaktapur, which is also a World Heritage Site with the popular Changunarayan Temple. The trek program ends by driving from Changunarayan towards the medieval city of Bhaktapur for a day tour and finally ends with an hour's drive to Kathmandu, the main city.
Discover Altitude has designed the Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek Itinerary with frequent field visits by our professional staff to make sure the program goes according to the itinerary mentioned below. For the convenience of our client minute detailed itinerary, cost, highlights, pictures, and the map have been provided. As it is an easy trek below the Himalayas, trekkers can visit this trail every season of the year.
Regarding the Nagarkot Trekking Cost, it varies from the number of days and number of trekkers as well. If you are interested in the same trek in a more relaxing way better option can be the Kathmandu City Tour and Short Trek around Kathmandu.
The itinerary can be customized according to the limitations of your time and interest.