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Chisapani - Nagarkot - Dhulikhel Trek (04 days)

Trip Code:NET-TR-CND

  • Trip Type Lodge (Teahouse)
  • Duration 04 days
  • Grade Easy
  • Max.Altitude 2300 m.
  • Group Size 1+
  • Travel Mode Land
Mesmerizing view of the Himalayan range seen from Hotel Countryvilla, Nagarkot.

Mesmerizing view of the Himalayan range seen from Hotel Countryvilla, Nagarkot.

Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel trek is one of the nearest treks from Kathmandu Valley. A one hour ride from Kathmandu will take you to Sundarijal, the starting point of this trek. 
Sundarijal is a source of drinking water for much of Kathmandu and is also gateway to Shivapuri National Park. The trekking trail passes through forested hills and streams to reach Chisapani (2300m), a typical village inhabited by Tamang community. 
After an overnight stay, you will continue your trek to Nagarkot (2195m). Nagarkot is one of the famous tourist hills in Kathmandu Valley known for its beautiful sunrise views and Himalayan panorama. On a clear sunny day the chances of seeing Everest, Langtang, Gaurishankar and Ganesh Himal ranges is very likely. 
Next you will drop down to Dhulikhel, another vibrant town. You can’t miss a visit to Namo Buddha, one of the most important Buddhist shrines, nearby. 
Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel trek is an easy trek suitable for trekkers of all ages. The trek is possible in all seasons throughout the year. 


 Trip code: NET-TR-CND
  Region Other Trekking Regions
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 04 days
 Trip Type: Lodge (Teahouse)
 Trip Grade: Easy
 Min. Group Size 1+
 Max Altitude: 2300 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
 Transportaion: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu
Lodge (Tea house) Accommodation during Trek

Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal takes approximately one hour and trek from Sunjdarijal to Chisapani takes about four and half hours. The trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.)

Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot takes about six and half hours. Your trek starts to Chauki Bhanjag, which takes about 2 and half hours. You continue the charming trails leading you toward Nagarkot. Nagarkot, (2175m) is by far one of the most popular destination. In the clear weather the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty.

Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours. As you approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich birdlife unfolds before you. Dhulikhel (1440m.) is a small town with a long history. According to the records it has been around for more than 500 years. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets are lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues everywhere. The major places of worship here are the Narayan and Harisiddhi temples which are adored with profuse wood carvings. The Gokhureswar Mahadev temple, a 30 minutes walk to the eastern part of town, is a peaceful and scenic spot. The Bhagawati temple is situated at a height in the western part of Dhulikhel and dominates the skyline. From here, you can get a beautiful vista of the town and surrounding areas.

Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti takes approximately four and half hours and drive from Panauti to Kathmandu takes about one and half hours. From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From there the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. It then climbs again through pine woods past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before you reach the hill of NamoBuddha. Namobouddha situated at an elevation of 1750m is very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District about 38 km east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered himself to a starving Tigress with several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a stone slab and placed right next to a holy Stupa.

The Trip includes following services:
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea house) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permit
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation
  • Insurance and equipments for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost incase required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

The Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.
    Ann & Derek Hardy,

    First Trek In Nepal

    This is our first trek in Nepal. We only have one week here so we booked just a small trek (4days). We were met by Santosh, the cook + 4 porters which were organised by NEPAL ENVIRONMENTAL.
    Over the 4 day period Santosh and his team did everything possible to make our trek as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We have made good friends over the last 4 days and hope to return to Nepal in the near future where our first part of call will be NEPAL ENVIRONMENTAL. 
    Ann & Derek Hardy
    33, Jarvis Crescent, 
    Oldbury, Warley, 
    West Midlands 
    B69 4QH England

    Jethro ,

    Very nice accommodation and a great guide

    Nagarkot – Dhulikhel Trek
    We went on the 3 days – 2 nights trek in Kathmandu valley. The whole package was excellent, sensational scenary, good routes, very nice accommodation and a great guide( Surya ). 
    Many Thanks! 

    Annette ,

    Real Pleasant for 4 days trekking!

    Every thing is perfect: Guide, carrier(good person). I have a particular preference for Galaxy Hotel at Naldum (Kavre) where meals are good and where we have a beautiful views from the top of the mountain.
    I recommend to all of you to go trekking with Environmental Organisation. 
    See every body soon again! 
    France, Paris 


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