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Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

Chisapani Nagarkot trekking is a short and easy but quite beautiful trek. Chisapani Nagarkot trek can expand interesting feeling to be close with natural world, cooperating people of rural Nepal and heart breaking views of White Mountains including Mt. Everest and Langtang range from Chisapani and Nagarkot both. In additional early sunrise view from Nagarkot is the magnificent attraction of the trek. Along the way lots of beautiful Hindu temples and Buddhist Gompas can be found. Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking is popular for its own kind of culture and traditions followed by the locals.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is done inside the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park and it's illegal to enter the national park without permits. Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park (159 sq km) is situated on the northern fringe of Kathmandu valley and lies about 12 km away from the center of capital city. The area was gazetted as the country's ninth national park in 2002. Prior its declaration as national park, it was managed under the Shivapuri Watershed Development Board, and was later declared as Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The park is easily accessible from Kathmandu. Visitors are attracted to the park for trekking.

We first drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1 hr) and walk for 4-5 hours to reach Chisapani. The uphill walk is through the Shivapurai national park. On the way we pass through some ethnic settlements, otherwise the walk is mostly through forests. Once we reach Chisapani at the end of the hike, cool and beautiful hill with close view of eastern Himalayas will greet us. Next morning we watch sunrise view on the Himalayas from Nagarkot and descend down to Chagunarayan 3 to 4 hours than drive one hour to Kathmandu by private car van.

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking/ 03 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal 1hr and trek to Chisapani (2300m) 4-5 hrs

Day 02: Trek Chisapani to Nagarkot (2100m) 5-6 hrs

Day 03: Trek Changunarayan (3-4 hrs) and drive to Kathmandu 90 min.

 

Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking / 03 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal 1hr and trek to Chisapani (2300m) 4-5 hrs.
Drive Kathmandu to Sundarijal will take approximately 1 hour then we will be starting our trek to Chisapani and 4 to 5 hours trek Sunjdarijal to Chisapani. The trail enters Shivapuri National Park, after awhile, we will encounter with a village of traditional Tamang people comes named Mulkharka. After then we will descend down to reach Chisapani. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)

Day 02: Trek Chisapani to Nagarkot (2100m) 5-6 hrs.
In the morning you will see heart breaking snow capped mountain views to the North.  You will have your breakfast then start trek to Chauki Bhanjag, will take approx 2 and half an hour's than we will have lunch here. After lunch, we will descend down to Nagarkot approx 3 hrs. On a clear day from Nagarkot one can see the white Himalayan range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east. (Overnight at tourist standard hotel on full board basis)

Day 03: Trek Nagarkot to Changunarayan (3-4 hrs) and drive to Kathmandu 90 min.
On the first part, we will have trek to Changunarayan where we will see our van waiting for us. The most popular walk around Kathmandu leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to the temple called Changu Narayan. Changunarayan offers you very nice views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur area to the left. Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the valley, it is said to have been built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. It is said to be the oldest temple in the valley. After looking around the Changunarayan Temple, we will continue our journey to Kathmandu.

Cost Include

  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in 2 bed room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging.
  • Down jacket, for seasonal sleeping bag, Mountain Guide treks & Expedition kit bag/duffel bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entree visa: you can get 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.)
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, water bottle, hot shower during the trekking etc.)
  • personal trekking equipments & clothing
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fee
  • Tips for guides and porters

Note:- Cost includes and exclude section may give you better idea on how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested traveler and departure date we would get back to you with actual cost for the trip.

Equipment

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list; rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we are feel necessary for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.

Head

  • Light or warm fleece hat.
  • Watch with light & alarm
  • Sun hat and scrap
  • Sunglasses

Upper Body

  • T-shirts (4)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or sweater
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • Body lotion/Anti-sunlight cream

Hands

  • Playing cards
  • Lightweight gloves (water/wind proof)
  • Trail map and guide book
  • Heavy weight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body

  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (4)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4-pairs)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4-pairs)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag
  • Money belt
  • Head touch and batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
  • Water bottle
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel

Optional Items

  • Swiss Knife
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Trekking map
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Reading books
  • Journal & pen
  • Photo's of home/family
  • Energy/protein bars (optional)
  • Walkman

Note: If the above schedule does not meet your requirements, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Photos

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