Durations: 6 days
Starting point: Sundarijal (Kathmandu)
Ending point: Dhulikhel/Banepa
Best months: All months are consider for this treks.
Chisopani Nagarkot trek is an easy trek offering with the distant views of snowy mountains, and an idea of the typical Nepali countryside life and ethnic culture. This Chisopani Nagarkot is best suited for those who are traveling with children, families, students who do not have enough time for longer treks into the high mountains. Chisopani Nagarkot trek starts from just an hour drive from Katmandu City. The trek leads through the hills facing to the north-east of Langtang Himalayan Range with the magnificent views of the Mountain. The whole trail of Valley Ridge trek offers the best mountain views. Nagarkot is the best view point on Chisopani Nagarkot route where you will enjoy panoramic Himalayan scenery of Mt. Everest, Mt. Ganesh Himal, Mt. Gaurishanker, Mt. Dorje lakpa, Langtang Himalayan range, Rolwaling Himalayan range. Never miss sunrise and sunset views on these mountains. Agro-old tradition hospitality is an added bonus for the trek. Chisopani Nagarkot is the Shangri-La route and a novelty destination. The trekking route is surrounded by hills and is the cradle of Nepalese civilization and culture.
Nala, Banepa and Dhulikhel add the cultural taste to the trek with interesting the Newari settlements rich in architecture. Don’t miss out the famous temples these places host, Nala Bhagawati Temple and Kanyakumari Temple, Chandeswori temple, etc.
DAY 01: Arrive in Kathmandu [1300 m / 4264 feet]
Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from All Trekkers Team. After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Himalayan All Trekkers Team display board or printed name at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest, hang around in the city, visit our office; it all depends upon your interests and condition. In the evening we will organize a "Welcome Dinner" at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal.
DAY 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today after breakfast we will start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and Buddhists shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the large Stupas in the world. In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. All Trekkers Team briefs you regarding your trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding your upcoming adventure.
DAY 03: Drive to Sundarijal and trek to Chisapani [2200m/7216 ft]: 1 hrs drive and 4-5 hrs walk
After breakfast, we drive to Sundarijal (2200m) on a private vehicle. Upon reaching Sundarijal we start our day hiking through Mulkharka village passing many forest and trek up to east ridge to Shivapuri forest. From here we can enjoy views of many beautiful mountains and different landscape. We trek down to Chisapani.Overnight in Chisapani.
DAY 04: Trek to Nagarkot [2156m/7072ft]: 5-6 hrs walk
Our destination is Nagarkot today. After having breakfast, we set up for today's walk. Today's hike is rather longer with majestic mountain views offered throughout the day. We enjoy the sunset at mountains from the Nagarkot hill station. Nagarkot itself is popular among urban people of Kathmandu as a nearby destination to spend weekends enjoying magnificent and panoramic views of many Himalayan ranges including the 8,848 meters high top of the world Mt. Everest. We go to bed rather early as we also need to catch tomorrow's mountain sunrise view too. Overnight at hotel in Nagarkot.
DAY 05: Trek to Nala-Banepa [1440m/3427ft] - Bhaktapur sightseeing- Kathmandu: 4-5 hrs walk
We wake up early to see sunrise through the eastern Himalayan ranges views including Mt. Everest. After breakfast, we start our trek to Banepa. Passing thorugh pine forest and many farmlands, we reach Nala village where we visit some important shrines. Upon reaching Banepa and visitng the temples and after observing some cultural aspects there, we drive to Bhaktapur. We do sightseeing at Bhatapur Durbar square and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.
DAY 06: Farewell Friend
We are saying good bye to the mountains as journey in Nepal comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from All Trekkers Team will take you to the airport. On your way home you'll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.