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Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is short trek to exotic hill station of Nagarkot and Chisapani. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is ideal for trekkers who have limited time in Nepal but still want to experience the exotic trekking adventure. This trek further provides a great opportunity to explore the local culture and tradition of people living in Nepal. Nagarkot is a romantic hill station that offers the alluring mountain views from its ridge. Sunrise view from Nagarkot and Chisapani is simply amazing. Lot of tourist and city dwellers visit Nagarkot to enjoy the magical sunrise view from its vantage point. The trekking trail is short and allows you to enjoy the natural environment while bestowing the magical views of the Himalayas. Chisapani Nagarkot trek is a unique blend of trekking adventure and sightseeing excursion.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek commences with a short drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal from where we start our trekking expedition. We will trek to Chisapani on the same day and it will take us approximately four and half hours to reach Chisapani from Sundarijal. Next day we will trek to reach Nagarkot. It will take us six to seven hours to reach Nagarkot from Chisapani.  Nagarkot offers beautiful views of Himalayas like Mt. Everest, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Kanchenjunga along with other Himalayan range. We will spend a night in Nagarkot to enjoy the next morning sunrise view from its ridge. We will then trek to Changu Narayan to explore the Changu Narayan temple that reflects the traditional art and architecture. The Changu Narayan Temple is the center of attraction of Bhaktapur as it is believed to have built is 323 AD. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings and is the oldest temple in the valley. We will later drive back to Kathmandu and wrap up our expedition. Breakfree Adventures professionally designed itinerary and travel plan further simplifies your expedition and ensure high level of safety and security during the trek. 

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural world heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive to Sundarijal
  • Easy trekking trail
  • Step inside and experience the lifestyle and traditions of people living Kathmandu and Bhaktapur
  • Shivapuri National Park
  • Varieties and floras and faunas
  • Eye popping views of beautiful peaks including Mt. Everest, Mt. Dhaulagiri and other Himalayas
  • Sunrise/Sunset view from Nagarkot
  • Changu Narayan temple
  • Traditional craft/sculpture/architecture

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 02 : Drive to Sundarijal (1460m) and Trek to Chisapani (2165m) [1 hour drive and 4-5 hours trek]

Day 03 : Chisapani to Nagarkot (2175m) [6-7 Hours-]

Day 04 : Nagarkot to Changu Narayan (1541m) and drive back to Kathmandu (4 hours walk and 1 hour drive]

Day 05 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination.

What is Included

  • Airport transfers by private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Two nights' accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Transportations from Kathmandu – Sundarijal and  Changu Narayan - Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Highly experienced, helpful and friendly Government licensed guide, porter (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • Duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  • First aid medical kit
  • Shivapuri National Park & Changu Narayan Entry fee
  • TIMS Fee - Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Government taxes & service charge
  • Breakfree Adventures T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate

What is Not Included

  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, and internet
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal trekking equipments
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)
  • Nepal entry visa fee: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)

Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu

After your arrival at the airport in Kathmandu you will be greeted by one of our representatives who will later transfer you to a pre-booked hotel in Kathmandu. After hotel check in you can decide whether you would like to have a relaxing rest at the hotel or hang around the streets of Kathmandu (If you have leisure time). O/N you stay at the hotel.

Day 02 : Drive to Sundarijal (1460m) and Trek to Chisapani (2165m) [1 hour drive and 4-5 hours trek]

We will catch a vehicle that will drive us to Sundarijal (trek start point). We will then begin our trekking expedition following the large water pipe coming down from the Sundarijal reservoir. We will then enter the Shivapuri national park and proceeding further we reach the village of Mulkharka. We will continue to walk passing through Tamang village until we reach Chisapani. As we reach Chisapani, we can see the magical views of Himalayas like Langtang Liring, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Mt. Everest. Later in the evening we can have a wonderful sunset view behind the Himalayas. Overnight, we stay in a guest house.

Day 03 : Chisapani to Nagarkot (2175m) [6-7 Hours-]

We will trek for approximately seven hours to reach Nagarkot today. We start by ascending through the lush forest for some time and later descend down to Jhule and Chauki Bhangyang. Walking further through villages and terraced fields we reach Kattike Bhanjyang. The trail then ascends up from Kattike Bhangyang to Nagarkot. Nagarkot offers superb views of Himalayan range on a clear day. We can enjoy the magical views of Mt. Kanchenjunga In the east, Mt Dhaulagiri in the west and the Everest range from its ridge. The sunset view in the evening is simply awesome. Overnight, we stay at a guest house in Nagarkot.

Day 04 : Nagarkot to Changu Narayan (1541m) and drive back to Kathmandu (4 hours walk and 1 hour drive]

We wake up early in the morning to enjoy the magical sunrise view from Nagarkot. The sunrise view from Nagarkot is simply breathtaking. We spend some time in Nagarkot capturing the magical moments in our cameras. We later descend down to Changu Narayan via Telkot. On our way we can have the bird eye views of Bhaktapur and Kathmandu valley. The temple of Changu Narayan is believed to be one of the oldest temples in the valley built in 323 AD by King Hari Dutta Verma. The rich architecture and sculpture is the center of attraction of this ancient monument. The Changu Narayan temple is also listed in UNSECO world heritage site. We can see many smaller temples and idols in Changu Narayan. We will spend some time exploring the temple and later drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 05 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination.

Your trip to the majestic country of Nepal comes to an end today! You will be escorted by one of the representatives of Breakfree Adventures to the international terminal of Kathmandu airport approximately three hours before your flight schedule. We exchange our last good-byes.  You will be leaving Nepal with all the good memories you had during the wonderful trekking adventure to Chisapani and Nagarkot. We hope you had a lovely time with us. Breakfree Adventures would be obliged to be your travel partner during your next adventure in Nepal. Have a safe flight back home!

We will provide you with comprehensive information on the every trek and tour we arrange. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information or have any questions, we are more than happy to assist you in anyway.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is highly recommended and is in fact compulsory should you be going trekking, rafting, paragliding etc. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage, etc. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please check with your insurance company that adventure activities and trekking above 3000m are covered in your policy, as some companies do not cover such things. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday; if you cannot provide this at the start of the holiday, you will be required to take out a suitable policy at that time.

Meals and Accommodation:
In Kathmandu, we normally use 3 stars hotel with breakfast but can upgrade upon request. During the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, we provide the best available guest house which is called Tea house(lodge). Tea Houses are more like hotels, with hot showers, western food, and private rooms (twin sharing). Some guesthouses are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are travelling in a group, you will share a room with someone else of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference on request and pay a supplement. Keep in mind that there are several places which do not allow single accommodations during peak season, but we will try our best to accommodate your preferences if possible. In this arrangement overnight halts with dinner and breakfast will be in Tea-houses (Lodges) and lunches in local restaurants en-route. Furthermore as you will be staying in locally owned lodges you will be benefiting and interacting with the local community. It will give you a true feel for the Nepalese people and their lives.

We provide quality food in sufficient quantities (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from guesthouses chosen from a menu. While Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, your guide will help with menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate and soft drinks and in some areas you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy bottled mineral water from local lodges and shops en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills.

Fitness and Experience Required:
Our 5 days Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is easy trek suitable for passionate walkers who have ability to walk at least 5-6 hours a day with a light day pack. Walking in higher altitude is physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish the 5 days Chisapani Nagarkot Trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior of the trip is good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

The Trekking Group:
For the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, there will be one Guide, assistant Guide (8 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of sixteen people, as weve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if youd like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this too.

Trekking Guides and Staff:
The most significant thing that makes your Chisapani Nagarkot Trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is the expert, experienced, courteous and helpful trek and Guide and the crew members who have ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional Guide. All of our Trekking Guides are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, Guiding skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities Breakfree Adventures employs staffs who have plenty of knowledgeable about culture, flora and fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trekking Guide of Breakfree Adventures are also trained with following trainings to make them educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc:
Intensive Wilderness First Aid - KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)

  • Trekking Guide Training - Nepal Governments Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre of Nepal
  • Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal)
  • English Language - KEEP(Kathmandu environment education project)
  • Conservation and Biodiversity TAAN
  • Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders) Nepal Mountaineering Association

Our Trekking Guides obviously speak English sufficient enough to communicate but please consider this is not our mother language. The guides and porters know the routes and locality like the back of their hand, they practice the local culture themselves and they are extremely passionate about their country and its cultural aspects.

Climate and Weather:
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalayan foothills, where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.

Himalayan weather can be unpredictable where nights are generally cooler and days warmer. It’s a bit colder during the winter season (Jan to Feb) but days can be quite warm and lovely if the sun is shining. You can expect a bit of snow in the months of January/February and December. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Safety and Security:
Security and safety are a high priority of our company however there are risks associated with adventure travel that you should consider before booking. Our trip operators constantly monitor their areas of operation and will cancel or re-route a trip if they feel a destination is unsafe. The decision to travel to a particular country or region is a personnel one.

Responsible Travel
Breakfree Adventures is a leading trekking and travel agency with dedicated travel Professionals who are well trained to give you the best of what Nepal has to offer. Our professional team follows a social philosophy that accepts responsibility for the local people and the environment in which we work. We respect the natural environment and the culture of our country, and we help travellers from around the world discover the natural beauty and cultural treasures of Nepal. We know that responsible travel tries to minimize the impact of tourism on the environment and maximize employment and income-generating opportunities for local communities. The whole of Nepal, including those living in remote rural areas that have very few other opportunities for development, benefits from sustainable tourism.

Breakfree Adventures is passionate about preserving the environment. As responsible tour guides in Nepal, we strive to maintain a symbiotic relationship with the local communities through which we travel. While trekking to different destinations, we choose environmentally- friendly lodges that respect the needs of their staff members. We take care of our staff as well as our valued clients. During our treks and other trips, we follow a zero garbage policy (“pack in, pack out”) and leave nothing behind in the campsites. We always welcome your feedback and comments regarding responsible travel, so please send an e-mail to let us know what you think.

Important Note

 If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 05 Day(s)

Trip Grade: Easy

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing Tour

Trek Type: Lodge/Tea House Trekking

Max. Altitude: 2175m

Transportation: Private vehicles as per itinerary

Best Season: All year round

Daily walking: 4-7 Hours per day

Group Size: 1-16 Pax.

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