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Shivapuri Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

Shivapuri Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

Shivapuri Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

Shivapuri, popular for the watershed and wild life area, is the second highest hill surrounding the Kathmandu valley rim. This trek is to commence at Budhanilkantha with the purpose to be amazed with pleasant views of the central and eastern mountain ranges, heavenly views of sunrise and sunset and is good introduction to Nepalese rural life.

Shivapuri Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking offers panoramic views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Jugal. This trek is a very popular short trek for those people who don’t have much time in Nepal. This trek offers fine scenery from pine forests to lush tropical jungle and rhododendron forests. It passes by Nagarkot which is known as one of the best places in the valley to get inspiring sunset and sunrise mountain views. It also gives the trekker a chance to experience the local culture.

Shivapuri Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking / 04 Days - Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Budhanilkantha and trek to Shivapuri (2732m) 3-4 hrs.

Day 02: Trek Shivapuri to Chisopani (2300m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 03: Trek Chisapani to Nagarkot (2100m) 5-6 hrs.

Day 04: Trek Nagarkot to Changunarayan (3-4 hrs) and drive to Kathmandu 90 min.


Shivapuri Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking / 04 Days - Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Budhanilkantha and trek to Shivapuri (2732m) 3-4 hrs.
After having breakfast you drive to Budhanilakantha (30min) and from there you trek to Shivapuri where you can start observing the beautiful scenery of your surroundings. The trail forwards having spectacular views of mountains like Annapurna, Everest, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Jugal Himal and reaches Shivapuri. (Overnight at tea house on BB basis)

Day 02: Trek Shivapuri to Chisopani (2300m) 5-6 hrs.
An uphill climb of 45 minutes takes us to the top of Shivapuri from the ridge there are fabulous Himalayan mountain views ranging from Everest to Manaslu, The trail goes along the ridge between the Shivapuri watershed and the fine green forest and beautiful forests with different kinds of birds and flowers,  After walking further you reach to Chisopani. (Overnight at tea house on BB basis)

Day 03: 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 04: 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 by a private van! Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at traditional Nepalese restaurant with Mountain Guide Trek staffs for successful completion of the Shivapuri Chisapani Nagarkot Trek! (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)


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.


The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for Shivapuri 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.


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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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