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Chisapani - Nagarkot - Dhulikhel Trek (04 days)

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Trip Code: NET-TR-CND

  • Trip Type Lodge (Teahouse)
  • Duration 04 days
  • Grade Easy
  • Max.Altitude 2300 m.
  • Min. 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
 Transportation: Land
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Accommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu
Lodge (Tea house) Accommodation during Trek


After early morning breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m) that takes about one and a half hour along the paved road.  Climb off at Sundarijal bus station and begin your trek uphill Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Stop at Mulkharka village for lunch and thereafter ascend to Borlang Bhanjyang (2430m) and trek down to Chisopani (2215m). Chisopani offers magnificent views from Annapurna to Everest and beautiful sunrise and sunset views.

Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot takes about six and half hours. You continue walking through charming trail that leads you to Nagarkot. Nagarkot (2175m) is by far one of the most popular hilltops to watch clear views of Himalaya range stretching from Dhaulagiri and Annapurna in the west to Everest and Kanchenjunga in the east. This is also best spot to view sunrise and sunset.

Stay overnight at hotel.

Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel takes about six hours.
After experiencing the magical Nagarkot, you are guided along the hiking trail towards Dhulikhel. As you approach Dhulikhel, a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich bird life unfolds before you. Dhulikhel is also a popular viewpoint to see Himlayan peaks.
Stay overnight in hotel. 

Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha and then to Panauti takes approximately four and a half hours and thereafter drive from Panauti to Kathmandu for about one and half hours.
From Dhulikhel, the trail gradually ascends to Namo Buddha (1750m), one of the four important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu Valley. Afterwards trek from Namo Buddha on a level trail all the way to Panauti. Panauti is an ancient Newari town featuring Goddess Kali Temple.
Enjoy a short sightseeing in Panauti and then drive back to Kathmandu. 


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 (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • 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

    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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