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Nagarkot Chisopani Hiking - 3 Days

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Trip Facts
  • Duration 3 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Group Size 2 to 30 pax
  • Max. Elevation 2400m
  • Start/End Sundarijal - Nagarkot
  • Best Time Forever

Unveiling the Himalayan Majesty Near Kathmandu Valley 

Nagarkot Hill, nestled in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, is renowned for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, including notable peaks like Mount Everest and Langtang. Situated at an altitude of approximately 2,195 meters, Nagarkot offers breathtaking sunrise and sunset vistas, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Beyond its scenic allure, Nagarkot also serves as a starting point for various treks and hikes in the surrounding area, providing opportunities to explore the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region. With its tranquil atmosphere and stunning landscapes, Nagarkot Hill is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers in Nepal.

Nagarkot graces a picturesque hill, nestled 2175 meters northeast of the Kathmandu valley, its allure extending 32 kilometers from the city's bustling heart. Renowned for its unparalleled vantage points, Nagarkot offers an exquisite tableau of nature's grandeur, unveiling the mesmerizing spectacle of sunrise and sunset, as if painting the sky with hues of gold and silver. Here, one beholds a panoramic vista that encompasses the majestic silhouette of Mt. Everest and its formidable companions, the Everest ranges, alongside the ethereal beauty of Helambu Gaurisankar, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna Himalayas.

The Nagarkot Chisopani Hike offers an opportunity to explore the beautiful lifestyle and culture of the Tamang people, along with breathtaking natural scenery. The hiking trail winds through the Shivapuri National Park, the closest national park to the Kathmandu Valley. Along the way, you'll traverse picturesque forests, pass by the Sundarijal River, and visit the Tamang communities of Mulkharka village.

Each day of the trek involves approximately 5 to 6 hours of walking, encompassing both uphill and downhill terrain. Chisopani, situated at an elevation of 2150 meters above sea level, provides a refreshingly cool climate and boasts stunning views of snow-capped mountains. Additionally, Nagarkot offers unparalleled vistas of sunrise and sunset, making it a highlight of the journey.

Cost of Nagarkot Chisopani Hiking

For the Nagarkot Chisopani Hiking, the cost is US Dollar 225 per person, based on a minimum of 2 people. If you're a single visitor, the cost may be slightly higher. Our package includes a full board for 2 nights and 3 days, covering meals, accommodation, transportation, permits, and a guide.

Nagarkot Day Hiking or Overnight Stay at Nagarkot 

Nagarkot, perched atop a picturesque hill at 2175 meters and just 32 kilometers from the Kathmandu Valley, offers unparalleled views of sunrise. With its prominent view tower, it stands as a prime spot for capturing the breathtaking scenery. Although a mere one and a half hour drive from Kathmandu, we highly recommend a 3 to 4-hour hike to fully savor the experience. Beginning from Kathmandu, the journey can commence with a drive to Changunarayan or Telkot, followed by an uphill hike. Arriving around lunchtime allows ample opportunity to explore and relax in this refreshing locale. Known for its cool climate and stunning sunrise and sunset vistas, Nagarkot provides a perfect backdrop to witness the beauty of nature unfold. On clear days, one can marvel at the silver and golden hues of the Everest, Langtang Helambu, Gaurishankar, Ganesh, Manaslu, and Annapurna mountain ranges. A day spent hiking and an overnight stay in Nagarkot promise an unforgettable experience. Upon departure, transportation can be arranged directly from Nagarkot, offering a convenient return journey with the option to explore the ancient city of Bhaktapur Durbar Square along the way.

Program Details: if you like day hiking, then stay overnight program will be like wise 

Day 01: After enjoying breakfast, prepare yourself and board the private vehicles. We'll embark on a roughly one-hour drive to Changunarayan or Telkot, where our uphill trek begins. Along the way, we'll pass through numerous small villages, offering picturesque views of the Kathmandu Valley and its lush forestry. The walk is truly enchanting as we traverse the ridge. By mid-afternoon, we'll reach Nagarkot Hill, where a delightful lunch awaits at a charming hotel for our overnight stay.

Day 02: Rise early before sunrise to soak in the breathtaking views. After breakfast and getting ready, we'll catch a vehicle back to Kathmandu. If you're interested, you'll have the opportunity to spend a couple of hours exploring the ancient wonders of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Then, we'll return you to your hotel.

Program Services: we do arrange a full board of packages.

  • A full board of meals as lunch/ dinner/ breakfast and hot drinks.
  • Needed private transportations as Kathmandu to Changunarayan or Telkot drop then next day pick up to Nagarkot via Bhaktapur and drop to Hotel.
  • Needed entrance local or taxes where is applicable.
  • One night Fine Hotel in Nagarkot.

Nagarkot Day Hiking:

If you like sunrise view need to start early morning before sunrise one and half hour. There will be a private vehicle which will take you quickly because early morning road will be open then will get there on time and watch wonderful views then take yummy breakfast and spend some hours to explore Nagarkot hill. Then, start a hike to downward 3 hrs to arrive Telkot of Changunarayan. It is wonderful hiking going downward and catches your private vehicle to return Kathmandu. It is sunrise and day hike. There is another option which will miss sunrise views and catch a vehicle to Telkot or Changunarayan then start walking uphill something 4 hrs then explore Nagarkot and late afternoon catch vehicle and return to Kathmandu.

Dhulikhel Namobuddha Hike | Nagarkot Dhulikhel Nomobuddha Trekking

It is also beautiful hiking and trekking. If you don’t have enough time directly can visit Namobuddha but if you have enough time can visit along Nagarkot Dhulikhel and Nomobuddha trek. It is 3 nights 4 days. Namobuddha is one of the beautiful biggest Buddhist Monastery and can have thrilling mountain views as well. We do take you directly day hike also going and come back the same day if you have time overnight stay also possible at the resort or in Monastery. It is possible three days trekking along Nagarkot Dhulikhel and Namobuddha.

What Should We Need to Prepare for Nagarkot Hiking?

It is normal hiking, no need to prepared much. But you should prepare light and comfortable hiking equipment’s as below mentioned.

  • Comfortable hiking shoes as sport shoes, thick sucks and saddle.
  • Warm fleece and Gore-Tex Jacket., thin gloves
  • Normal comfortable hiking paints and t-shirts.
  • Sun hat, sunscreen, sun glasses, toiletries.

Do We Need Any Permits to Hiking Nagarkot Chisopani?

Yes, you need to issue entry permit for Nagarkot CHisopani Hiking because you are visiting to Shivapuri National Park. If you don’t issue it they will not allowed to visit. There are many National Park Army Check Post. Entry permit cost is Nrs. 1000/- (One Thousand) Per person for Foreigners and Nrs. 500/- for SAARC Country.

How About Transportaions to Get Nagarkot Chisopani Trekking?

You need to catch some vehicle as before starting your trekking till Sundarijal and after ending of your trek Nagarkot Telkot to Kathmandu.

Our Transportation’s Services:

  • Kathmandu to Sundarijal by private vehicle as car or van, jeep or bus.
  • Nagarkot Telkot via Bhaktapur by private vehicle as car, van or jeep etc.
  • We provide comfortable vehicle according to your choices.

I do humble request to anyone who is looking for beautiful day hiking or small trekking Feel free I do share a lot of information and organize the best program as you wish. Thanking and once again feel free without any hesitation I am a very reliable person and I do immediately respond to you.



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Nagarkot Chisopani 2 Nights, 3 Days of Perfect Hiking Surrounding Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu to Sundarijal by Private vehicle is just an hour and 20 minutes. Then starts beautiful hiking up a ward along Shivapuri National Park, Sundarijal Dam, and beautiful Tamang Community villages, then crosses Shivapuri Hill around 2350m. After crossing the hill, you need to walk 4–5 hours uphill and then an hour downward to Chisopani, 2150 m, and stay overnight at a comfortable lodge with magical mountain views.

  • Nice Lodge
  • 5/6 hrs Walking
  • 2350m / 7710ft

After watching the beautiful mountain and valley views, take a yummy breakfast, and then trek along the wonderful viewing path. It is more than a couple of hours walk, and you will see the huge Dhap Damside. Then, hiking will continue with Jule, Chauki Bhanjyang, and Jarsing Pauwa. Most of the path follows the roadside. You must walk almost 7 hours from Chisopani to Nagarkot, where you will spend the night. Before arriving in Nagarkot, you need to ascend for 30 minutes and will arrive at such a standing Hotel. It is called Hotel View Point, which is amazing. You needn't go anywhere for a view. You will see from the rooftop such a mesmerizing view of the Himalayas and valleys of Kathmandu and the hilly region. It will be great to stay overnight here, and they serve yummy, delicious meals with warm hospitality. They provide deluxe rooms.

  • Standard Hotel
  • 7 Hrs Walking
  • 2175m / 7135ft

You must get up early in the morning because of the sunrise view and the crystal-clear white snow mountain view. Usually, sunrise occurs around 5:30 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.If the weather is fine, you will see most of the Himalayan range of Nepal.

Eastern part to western part: Mt. Everest range, Gaurisankar, Sishapanma, Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Annapurna ranges It has 360-degree mountain views because Nagarkot is in the middle of the hill. You can enjoy its beauty.

Then, after taking your yummy, delicious breakfast, Hiking will continue to Telkot. It's downhill, then catch a private vehicle. Visit for a short time Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is the old Durbar Square. You must pay $15 for entrance. After that, return to Kathmandu and take some time to explore the Kathmandu Valley. Stay overnight at a nice Hotel in Kathmandu, according to your choice.


  • Standard Hotel
  • 3/4 hrs
  • 133300m / 4265ft

Cost Details

What's Included

  • Needed Transportation.
  • Needed Accommodations Chisopani Lodge and at Nagarkot nice Hotel.
  • The full board of meals during trekking as lunch/dinner/breakfast and tea or coffee.
  • Provide expert trekking Guide and His all expenses.
  • If you need we do provide helper as a porter to carry your luggage and his all expenses.
  • We do arrange the needed entrance permit for Shiva Puri National Park Entrance.
  • Needed Tax and Permit where is Applicable.
  • Seasonal Fruits and Biscuits.
  • First-aid Kitbag.

What's Excluded

  • Travel Insurance in case.
  • Bar Menus as Beer / Wine alcoholic and mineral water / Coke Fanta etc.
  • Tips to Guide Porter & Donations for Social Services.

Client Reviews

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    Emiliano RArgentina,March 25, 2024

    Trekking Kathmandu Valley

    It was a great trekking with jay trough ktm valley!! Definitely I would recommend it. Jay knows about every topic and the walks are so interesting


  • Santiago
    SantiagoArgentina,March 22, 2024

    Trekking and Temples: wonderful experience

    Nepal Unique Adventures provided an unforgettable trekking and temple tour experience in Nepal. That, our guide, shared all his knowledge, friendly, and ensured our safety throughout the journey. The itinerary was well-planned , allowing us to explore both natural beauty and cultural heritage seamlessly. The company had everything arranged before we arrived: hotels, shuttles and tours. I highly recommend Nepal Unique Adventures for anyone seeking a blend of adventure and spirituality in the heart of the Himalayas.



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