Chisapani – Nagarkot – Dhulikhel Trek

Trip Facts

  • Cost Start FromUS$ 265 per person
  • Duration 4 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • TransportationPrivate Vehicle
  • Trip StyleHiking
  • DestinationNepal
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About Trip

Chisapani-Nagarkot-Dhulikhel Trek offer outstanding views of the Himalayas besides passing through forests in conservation areas, gorges, traditional and ethnic villages, terraced fields and mesmerizing streams. The trail moves through the beautiful Sundarijal with small villages, terraces and dense forests of oak and rhododendron passing along the way. Chisapani and Nagarkot are renowned viewpoints for the northern mountains. The sacred stupa at Namobuddha is a Buddhist pilgrimage site and the newly constructed ThranguTashiYangtse Monastery is also a must visit in the area. Panauti is an old Newar settlement that preserves the traditional practices and architecture, laying a mesmeric feel to the place. 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal 1 hrsthen trek to Chisapani 4 -5 hrs
  • Day 02:Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot takes about six and half hours.
  • Day 03:Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel, 5 – 6 hrs
  • Day 04:Trek Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti , 4-5 hrs hike, then drive back to Kathmandu 1:30hrs

Cost Includes


  • All your stander Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide, his food,accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
  • National Park permits.
  • Bothway transportation.
  • All our government taxes.
  • Official expanse.

Cost Excludes

  • Your travel insurance. (Compulsory)
  • International air fare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • tips for guide and potter etc.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal 1 hrsthen trek to Chisapani 4 -5 hrsAn early morning drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal takes around one hour. The trek starts from this beautiful place with clear streams and lush forests to accompany us for a while as we walk through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Mulkharka, the first settlement we come through is inhabited by Tamang community. Forests of oak and Rhododendron cover the trail that passes through a ridge leading to Chisapani. Overnight stay at a Guest house.
  • Day 02Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot takes about six and half hours.After observing mesmeric views of the Himalayas, we continue on our trek to Nagarkot. ChaukiBhanjyang is a three hours walk, and our first resting point for the day. Along beautiful forests and grasslands, we walk for a few more hours and reach the viewpoint of Nagarkot after climbing a strenuous hill. From Everest in the east to Dhaulagiri in the west, mountain views from Nagarkot attracts many locals and foreigners alike. Overnight stay in a hotel.
  • Day 03Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel, 5 – 6 hrs The trail first descends from the Nagarkot hill and slowly ascends, the sequence continues throughout the journey. Terraced fields mostly with corn plantations can be seen in places with small settlements. Halfway across the trail, we climb a hill with stone steps leading to the top, the view gets better. Settlements thicken as we descent from the top. Soon, trail to Nala and Banepa pass by and as we move further, the small town of Dhulikhel can be beautifully captured in a photograph.
  • Day 04Trek Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha-Panauti , 4-5 hrs hike, then drive back to Kathmandu 1:30hrs We take an early morning hike from Dhulikhel to the sacred stupa of Namo Buddha. The site is decorated with splendid sculptures and thanka art. ThranguTashiYangtse Monastery, though newly constructed attracts lots of visitors with its unique architecture and location. The route to Panautipasses through local villages, orange yards and beautiful terraces of rice fields. This age old settlement of the Newars preserves traditional architecture of the town gives a feeling of walking into some different era in the history. Panauti also marks the end of our short trek, and we take a short drive back to Kathmandu to enjoy an evening dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant.

Trip Note

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