Chisopani Nagarkot Trek
7 days  

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Experience stunning views of the northern mountains of the Himalayas and hike through forests of pine and oak on a 3-day trek of the Kathmandu Valley. See the oldest temple of the valley, visit a village of the Tamang ethnic people, and more. What to Expect
Enjoy a unique 3-day trek of the Kathmandu Valley, hiking the lush landscape of the Shivapuri National Park. Walk through dense forests of oak, pine, and rhododendron. Watch the sunrise over Nargarkot, marvel at the terraces en route to the temple of Changu Narayan, sleep in lodge or mountain teahouse accommodation, and get the most breathtaking vista of the Himalayas, stretching from Dhaulagiri past Everest to Kanchenjunga.


Chisopani – Nagarkot Trek Itinerary
 

Day 1: KATHMANDU Arrive At International Airport Kathmandu. Upon arrival met & welcome by representative from Mountain Hiking & Trekking, assist and transfer to the Hotel. Free days, tour discussion with Guide and Manager Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast only


Day 2: KATHMANDU- city tour after beakfat 8 A.M.: Sightseeing tour of Kathamandu  Durbar square , Old Royal Palace, the Temple of the Living Goddess as well as Kasthamandup - a temple built from a single tree from which the city of Kathmandu derives its name. Swayambhunath - the oldest Buddhist shrine, looking east from here one can see the entire Kathmandu valley spread out below.
Pasupatinah Temple - the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to Lord Shiva built in 1696. Pasupatinath draws thousands of pilgrims every year and devotees from all over the world. We continue on to Boudhanath - the world's largest stupa, it looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Pasupatinath and Boudhanath are also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight hotel ( Breakfast only)


Day 03: Kathmandu – Sundarijal - Chisapani (Walking distance 4-5 hrs):
We drive to Sundarijal which is 13 km. from Kathmandu. Sundarijal is situated at the elevation of 1350m., trek starts from here. Beyond Sundarijal, the trail climbs continuously through forest to a medieval looking reservoir, the dam and waterworks. The trail leaves the water supply system and climbs steeply to a road to 1550m. Then cross the road and continue climb to the top of the Shivapuri ridge, the first village on the trail with the sprawling Tamang settlement of Milkshake at 1895m. There are few small tea shops where you can sit for a cup of tea and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. Beyond Mulkharka, the trail continues to climb steadily. After passing through an army camp, the trail enters the Shivapuri National Park. Most of the Shivapuri ridge is dense forest of pine and oak. Climb continues down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisapani at 2300m. Stay overnight at Chisapani in a teahouse.( breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)


Day 04: Chisapani - Nagarkot (walking distance 5-6hrs)
After breakfast, we proceed to flat trails for about 3 hours. The trail descends almost two hours then we will reach small village called Chowki Bhanjyang where we will have our lunch. Beyond Chowki Bhabjyang, the trail is flat for almost one and half hours then 30 minutes ascend to arrive at the beautiful Hill station called Nagarkot, situated at an altitude of 2175 m. which provides the grand stand panoramic views of the Himalayas. You can see five of the fourteen tallest mountains in the world, including Mt. Everest (8848 m.). Other mountains are Lhotse (8516 m.), Cho Oyu (8201 m.), Makalu (8463 m.) and Manaslu (8163 m.) and many other lesser summits. The view of the peaks looks gorgeous during Sunrise and Sunset. Stay overnight at a Hotel in Nagarkot. (Breakfat ,Lunch and Dinner)


Day 05: Nagarkot – Changunarayan – Bhaktapur (walking distance 3-4 hrs):
After breakfast, an easy walk down to Changunarayan Temple, listed in the world heritage site. This is a fifth century made Temple located over a hillock 15 km. east of Kathmandu and is full of artistic works on metal and wood. Inscription dating back to 464 AD found here are the first epigraphic evidences of Nepalese history. After a visit to this Temple, one can spend more time in Bhaktapur Durbar Square too which is full of arts and culture. There are many monuments of Historical significant places to see over here are five storey Temple known as Nyatapola, 55 Windows Palace, Golden Gate, Lion Gate and many more. Overnight at Bhaktapur ( Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)


Day 06:  After Breakfast drive to Patan, the oldest of all the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is the best known for its artistic heritage. It is probably one of the oldest Buddhist City in the world. The city is situated on a plateau across Bagmati River. Another name of Patan, is Lalitpur. The city is surrounded by 4Stupas as 4 corners of Patan, one at each corner of its cardinal points. These stupas are said to have been built by the famous Emperor Ashoka The Major attraction of Patan Darbar Square Patan Museum This museum inside the durbar square specializes in bronze statues and religious objects. It is considered as one of the best museums in Asia.
Hiranya Varna Mahavihar,Located inside kwabadehul, this three- story golden pagoda of Lokeshwar (lord Buddha) was built in the twelfth century by king Bhaskar Verma. It is famous as the golden temple. Inside the upper story of the pagoda, are the golden images of lord Buddha and a large prayer wheel.
Golden Window This was specially built for King Siddhi Narasingha malla. His devotion to Lord Krishna as well as the Buddhist God of compassion Karunamaya Lokeshwar is a famous episode in Nepalese history of religion.
Mahabouddha Temple This temple of Buddha built interestingly in the Hindu Shikara style- has five golden pinnacles. They are all in a stupa shape very symbolic of five basic elements.
Golden Temple This golden temple of Buddha in Patan is the oldest richest and most famous monument indeed. It was built 12th century is known for its beautiful gold works shining very graciously.
Krishna Temple The Famous Temple Which was built in the 17th century, the temple of Lord Krishna holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan. It is the only temple in Nepal to have 21 shrines and is completely made of stone. Most of the important scenes from the ancient Hindu epics the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, have been engraved on its friezes.
 Swoyambhunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swoyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises. Overnight at hotel (Breakfast only)


Day 07: Final departure to you home


Tour cost USD 850 per person


Price Includes:
  • Park Entry Permits
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • local transport by privet car
  • Three Meals a Day: breakfast, lunch, dinner including tea/coffee with meals time (one per meal) during the Trek
  • Entrance fee for During the city tour in kathamandu ,patan bhaktapur etc
  • One Guide: English speaking, insured, registered, well-equipped, his salary, food and accommodation
  • One porter Between two person  insured registered, well-equipped, salary, food and accommodation
  • Accommodation (shared) in a tea house lodge
  • Emergency care service
  • Hotel in kathamandu
  • Sleeping bag for use during the trek (return back after trek)
  • Typical nepali culture dinner with culture dances
  • Trip certificate after finish trip

Price Excludes:
  • Bar & beverage bills,
  • Lunch and dinner during the city tour in kathamandu,patan and Bhaktapur city
  • Personal expenses. bottled water, desserts, shower, insurance, rescue,  personal clothing,
  • Any additional services requested and tips to the staff.



   Chisopani – Nagarkot Trek Itinerary
 

Day 1: KATHMANDU Arrive At International Airport Kathmandu. Upon arrival met & welcome by representative from Mountain Hiking & Trekking, assist and transfer to the Hotel. Free days, tour discussion with Guide and Manager Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast only


Day 2: KATHMANDU- city tour after beakfat 8 A.M.: Sightseeing tour of Kathamandu  Durbar square , Old Royal Palace, the Temple of the Living Goddess as well as Kasthamandup - a temple built from a single tree from which the city of Kathmandu derives its name. Swayambhunath - the oldest Buddhist shrine, looking east from here one can see the entire Kathmandu valley spread out below.
Pasupatinah Temple - the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to Lord Shiva built in 1696. Pasupatinath draws thousands of pilgrims every year and devotees from all over the world. We continue on to Boudhanath - the world's largest stupa, it looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Pasupatinath and Boudhanath are also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight hotel ( Breakfast only)


Day 03: Kathmandu – Sundarijal - Chisapani (Walking distance 4-5 hrs):
We drive to Sundarijal which is 13 km. from Kathmandu. Sundarijal is situated at the elevation of 1350m., trek starts from here. Beyond Sundarijal, the trail climbs continuously through forest to a medieval looking reservoir, the dam and waterworks. The trail leaves the water supply system and climbs steeply to a road to 1550m. Then cross the road and continue climb to the top of the Shivapuri ridge, the first village on the trail with the sprawling Tamang settlement of Milkshake at 1895m. There are few small tea shops where you can sit for a cup of tea and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. Beyond Mulkharka, the trail continues to climb steadily. After passing through an army camp, the trail enters the Shivapuri National Park. Most of the Shivapuri ridge is dense forest of pine and oak. Climb continues down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisapani at 2300m. Stay overnight at Chisapani in a teahouse.( breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)


Day 04: Chisapani - Nagarkot (walking distance 5-6hrs)
After breakfast, we proceed to flat trails for about 3 hours. The trail descends almost two hours then we will reach small village called Chowki Bhanjyang where we will have our lunch. Beyond Chowki Bhabjyang, the trail is flat for almost one and half hours then 30 minutes ascend to arrive at the beautiful Hill station called Nagarkot, situated at an altitude of 2175 m. which provides the grand stand panoramic views of the Himalayas. You can see five of the fourteen tallest mountains in the world, including Mt. Everest (8848 m.). Other mountains are Lhotse (8516 m.), Cho Oyu (8201 m.), Makalu (8463 m.) and Manaslu (8163 m.) and many other lesser summits. The view of the peaks looks gorgeous during Sunrise and Sunset. Stay overnight at a Hotel in Nagarkot. (Breakfat ,Lunch and Dinner)


Day 05: Nagarkot – Changunarayan – Bhaktapur (walking distance 3-4 hrs):
After breakfast, an easy walk down to Changunarayan Temple, listed in the world heritage site. This is a fifth century made Temple located over a hillock 15 km. east of Kathmandu and is full of artistic works on metal and wood. Inscription dating back to 464 AD found here are the first epigraphic evidences of Nepalese history. After a visit to this Temple, one can spend more time in Bhaktapur Durbar Square too which is full of arts and culture. There are many monuments of Historical significant places to see over here are five storey Temple known as Nyatapola, 55 Windows Palace, Golden Gate, Lion Gate and many more. Overnight at Bhaktapur ( Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner)


Day 06:  After Breakfast drive to Patan, the oldest of all the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is the best known for its artistic heritage. It is probably one of the oldest Buddhist City in the world. The city is situated on a plateau across Bagmati River. Another name of Patan, is Lalitpur. The city is surrounded by 4Stupas as 4 corners of Patan, one at each corner of its cardinal points. These stupas are said to have been built by the famous Emperor Ashoka The Major attraction of Patan Darbar Square Patan Museum This museum inside the durbar square specializes in bronze statues and religious objects. It is considered as one of the best museums in Asia.
Hiranya Varna Mahavihar,Located inside kwabadehul, this three- story golden pagoda of Lokeshwar (lord Buddha) was built in the twelfth century by king Bhaskar Verma. It is famous as the golden temple. Inside the upper story of the pagoda, are the golden images of lord Buddha and a large prayer wheel.
Golden Window This was specially built for King Siddhi Narasingha malla. His devotion to Lord Krishna as well as the Buddhist God of compassion Karunamaya Lokeshwar is a famous episode in Nepalese history of religion.
Mahabouddha Temple This temple of Buddha built interestingly in the Hindu Shikara style- has five golden pinnacles. They are all in a stupa shape very symbolic of five basic elements.
Golden Temple This golden temple of Buddha in Patan is the oldest richest and most famous monument indeed. It was built 12th century is known for its beautiful gold works shining very graciously.
Krishna Temple The Famous Temple Which was built in the 17th century, the temple of Lord Krishna holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan. It is the only temple in Nepal to have 21 shrines and is completely made of stone. Most of the important scenes from the ancient Hindu epics the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, have been engraved on its friezes.
 Swoyambhunath Stupa - The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swoyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises. Overnight at hotel (Breakfast only)


Day 07: Final departure to you home


Tour cost USD 850 per person


Price Includes:
  • Park Entry Permits
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • local transport by privet car
  • Three Meals a Day: breakfast, lunch, dinner including tea/coffee with meals time (one per meal) during the Trek
  • Entrance fee for During the city tour in kathamandu ,patan bhaktapur etc
  • One Guide: English speaking, insured, registered, well-equipped, his salary, food and accommodation
  • One porter Between two person  insured registered, well-equipped, salary, food and accommodation
  • Accommodation (shared) in a tea house lodge
  • Emergency care service
  • Hotel in kathamandu
  • Sleeping bag for use during the trek (return back after trek)
  • Typical nepali culture dinner with culture dances
  • Trip certificate after finish trip

Price Excludes:
  • Bar & beverage bills,
  • Lunch and dinner during the city tour in kathamandu,patan and Bhaktapur city
  • Personal expenses. bottled water, desserts, shower, insurance, rescue,  personal clothing,
  • Any additional services requested and tips to the staff.


Price Includes:
  • Park Entry Permits
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS)
  • local transport by privet car
  • Three Meals a Day: breakfast, lunch, dinner including tea/coffee with meals time (one per meal) during the Trek
  • Entrance fee for During the city tour in kathamandu ,patan bhaktapur etc
  • One Guide: English speaking, insured, registered, well-equipped, his salary, food and accommodation
  • One porter Between two person  insured registered, well-equipped, salary, food and accommodation
  • Accommodation (shared) in a tea house lodge
  • Emergency care service
  • Hotel in kathamandu
  • Sleeping bag for use during the trek (return back after trek)
  • Typical nepali culture dinner with culture dances
  • Trip certificate after finish trip

Price Excludes:
  • Bar & beverage bills,
  • Lunch and dinner during the city tour in kathamandu,patan and Bhaktapur city
  • Personal expenses. bottled water, desserts, shower, insurance, rescue,  personal clothing,
  • Any additional services requested and tips to the staff.


Travle insurance


Travel Insurance is mandatory for all customers who looking to travel in Nepal with the Mountain Hiking & Trekking .The Travel Insurance must cover both the evacuation and medical cost
 There are many insurance companies that offer travel insurance services over the internet. You can choose from a wide variety of insurance companies as per your convenience. Especially when it comes to trekking in Nepal, there is always a narrow chance of minor health issues, injuries and most importantly – altitude sickness.
 
It is essential that you prefer an insurance rule that covers the cost of the helicopter rescue from the mountains in case of main accidents and delicate mountain sickness (AMS). through such great cases of an emergency evacuation, a helicopter service is the only way out of the mountains. This includes a rescue team for both – ground evacuation and rescue. Which is why we need your travel insurances to cover the cost of helicopter services and evacuation from the Himalayas

It is forever recovered to be safe than apologetic.

Before you plan your trip with Mountain Hiking & Trekking do make sure that your travel insurance covers all the costs mentioned above from a reliable company.
 
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Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 7 days
Accomodation: Tea house trek
Seasons : sep,oct,nov march,april and may
Type: Easy
Activities : Trekking
No. of Pax : 2
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : Kathmandu

Trip Highlights

 
  • Get up close to Nepali culture in the Kathmandu Valley
  • Hike the oak and pine forests of the Shivapuri National Park
  • Go to the oldest temple of the Kathmandu Valley
  • See the terraced fields of Changunarayan
  • Admire panoramic views of Everest from Nagarkot
  • Enjoy the services of experienced guides and local sherpas

Route Map