Chisopani Nagarkot Trek

Destination Nepal Activity Trekking in Nepal
Duration 7 days Group Size Min 2
Max Altitude 0 Difficulty Easy

One of the best short treks in Nepal, the Chisopani Nagarkot Trek organized by Rediscover Nepal. Perfect for outdoor lovers with less time to head deep in the Himalayas. With this short trek from Kathmandu you will be rewarded with incredible views of snowcapped Himalayas and see the cultural treasures of Kathmandu. 
Rediscover Nepal takes you on an incredible journey just a few hours away from Kathmandu on the Chisopani Nagarkot trek. Trek though rustic villages and visit the Changunarayan Temple one of the oldest temples in the area! Furthermore the sunset and sunrise views from Nagarkot are legendary known amongst travelers far and wide!
Start the Journey
The Chisopani Nagarkot Trek starts from Kathmandu with a short drive to Sundarijal one of the less populated areas on the outskirts of the capital. Here our short trek in Nepal commences. We hike up to Chisopani exactly translated to Cold Water. Being higher then Kathmandu the weather is mostly refreshing colder, hence the name Chisopani. From here the real adventure starts. Trekking up and down through the forest trails with incredible valley views the Chisopani Nagarkot Trek becomes immediately rewarding. Reaching Nagarkot in the evening our Rediscover Nepal guide takes you up to the viewpoint for an amazing sunset view over the Nepalese Himalayas. The next morning is even more spectacular with a sunrise view from Nagarkot viewpoint!
Now the Chisopani Nagarkot Trek takes a cultural side as we head down to the Changunarayan Temple deep in the forest. After roaming around this medieval temple we take a vehicle to Bhaktapur. Once an old Newari Kingdom, Bhaktapur has a lot to offer. A visit to the old royal durbar square is just what we need. Explore around the small alleys and visit the old palaces, museums and temples. Redisocver Nepal will provide you with all the cultural information of this incredible place! And to end the Chisopani Nagarkot Trek we head back to Kathmandu and go sightseeing at Swayambunath the monkey temple, Boudhanath Buddhist Stupa and the holy Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath just on the banks of the Bagmati River in Kathmandu. 
Take part with Redicover Nepal and see the best of the Kathmandu area with the Chisopani Nagarkot Trek. One of the best short treks in Nepal!

Ridiscover Nepal donates 20% of all bookings to the Minerva Foundation in order to rebuild Dhading and to provide care for the orphans of the 2015 earthquake.

During the trek there is no mention of any lunch hours as every participant has their own pace. 
This itinerary can be made shorter or longer depending on your booking choice

Day 1
Arrival day at Kathmandu
  • After arriving at the airport one of our representatives will be there to greet you
  • Transfer to your hotel
  • After hotel check in and a short rest, we organize a trip briefing and introduce you to your guide during the trip
  • Rest of the evening is free
  • Overnight stay at your hotel

Traveler’s note: Thamel is a great place to, it has access to almost everything

Day 2
Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani (2,215m)
  • Hotel breakfast and checkout
  • We drive to Sundarijal the start point of our trek
  • From here we trek upwards following the water pipes
  • We enter the Shivapuri National Park
  • The trails directly become full of fauna and flora
  • Reaching the top of Shivapuri
  • Enjoy the incredible views
  • After passing Mulkhara village we start to head down to Chisopani
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house

Traveler’s note: Did you know that from the top of Shivapuri we get to see incredible panoramic views of; Mt. Manaslu, Dhorje Lhakpa, Shisapangma, the Ganesh Himal and Langtang Mountain ranges! Mulkharka village is a Tamang village and we get to see their unique way of life while passing through.

Day 3
Chisopani trek to Nagarkot (2,175m)
  • Breakfast and departure
  • The trail leads us to Nagarkot
  • Going mostly downhill and flat the trek goes easy today
  • Passing various rural villages it’s not long before we reach our destination
  • Nagarkot check in
  • Visit the viewpoint for a sunrise view
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house

Traveler’s note: did you know that from Nagarkot we get to see incredible mountain views like; Mt Manaslu, Gauri Shanker, Dorje Lhakpa and on clear days even Mt Everest! Nagarkot has also various hotels and resorts to stay in for an even better experience confirm to us during your booking. We wake up early the next morning to catch the sunrise view, better charge your batteries!

Day 4
Nagarkot hike to Changunarayan and drive to Bhaktapur
  • Early wake up and head for the sunrise viewpoint
  • Breakfast and departure
  • We hike down for a couple of hours to the Changunarayan Temple
  • Explore the medieval temple
  • Drive to Bhaktapur
  • Explore the Royal Durbar Square of Bhaktapur
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Bhaktapur
Day 5
Drive to Kathmandu
  • Breakfast and departure
  • We drive back to Kathmandu
  • Hotel check in
  • The rest of the day is free for self-exploration or leisure
  • Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Day 6
Kathmandu sightseeing
  • Hotel breakfast
  • After breakfast our tour guide will be there to take you sightseeing
  • Kathmandu sightseeing points: 
  • The monkey Temple of Swayambunath
  • The Royal Durbar Square of Patan
  • The Hindu Temple of Pashupatinath
  • The Buddhist Stupa of Boudhanath


  • In the late afternoon we reach back to the hotel
  • At the evening we organize a special farewell dinner with a live Nepali Culture show
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Traveler’s note: You can also go sightseeing at the Dakshinkali Temple! Other famous places are Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Durbar Square. To visit these places additionally consult with the agency during your booking. Additionally Thamel makes for a good last minute souvenir shopping place.

Day 7
  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • One of our representatives will transfer you to the international airport approx. 3 hours before your departure
  • We hope you enjoyed the Chisopani Nagarkot Trek, have a safe journey and get ready for your next Rediscover Nepal adventure

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