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Chisopani Nagarkot Hill Trekking: Experience stunning views of the northern mountains of the Himalayas and hike through forests of pine and oak on a 3-day trek of the Kathmandu Valley. See the oldest temple of the valley, visit a village of the Tamang ethnic people, and more.
Enjoy a unique 3-day trek of the Kathmandu Valley, hiking the lush landscape of the Shivapuri National Park. Walk through dense forests of oak, pine, and rhododendron. Watch the sunrise over Nagarkot, marvel at the terraces en route to the temple of Changu Narayan, sleep in the lodge or mountain teahouse accommodation, and get the most breathtaking vista of the Himalayas, stretching from Dhaulagiri past Everest to Kanchenjunga.
Kathmandu Pick and Drop
4 hours prior to the flight and 3 hours for Train Journey.
Kathmandu-Sundarijal – Chisapani-Nagarkot – Changunarayan – Bhaktapur-Patan-Kathmandu
All Accommodation in 3-star Hotel/ Camping/Lodge/Tea House and Farm House stay.
1 to 2 Pax SUV Car | 2 to 8 Pax: Toyota Hiace Bus | 8 to 16 pax: Toyota Coaster Bus.
Local English Speaking Trek Guide expert in Local tradition and Culture.
First-day L/D and last day only breakfast before Departure. All meals during Tour. Please reconfirm with us.
Upon arrival met & welcomed by a representative from Excursion to the Himalayas, assisted, and transferred to the Hotel. Free days, tour discussion with Guide and Manager Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast only
Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Durbar square, Old Royal Palace, the Temple of the Living Goddess as well as Kasthamandup – a temple built from a single tree from which the city of Kathmandu derives its name. Swayambhunath – the oldest Buddhist shrine, looking east from here one can see the entire Kathmandu valley spread out below.
Pashupatinath Temple – the most sacred of the Hindu temples in Nepal dedicated to Lord Shiva built in 1696. Pasupatinath draws thousands of pilgrims every year and devotees from all over the world every day. We continue on to Boudhanath – the world’s largest stupa, it looms 36 meters high and presents one of the most fascinating specimens of stupa design. Pasupatinath and Boudhanath are also listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight hotel ( Breakfast only)
We drive to Sundarijal which is 13 km. from Kathmandu. Sundarijal is situated at an elevation of 1350m., the trek starts here. Beyond Sundarijal, the trail climbs continuously through the forest to a medieval-looking reservoir, dam, and waterworks.
The course leaves the water supply system and climbs steeply to a road to 1550m. Then cross the road and continue climbing to the top of the Shivapuri ridge, the first village on the trail with the sprawling Tamang settlement of Milkshake at 1895m. There are a few small tea shops where you can sit for a cup of tea and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. Beyond Mulkharka, the trail continues to climb steadily.
After passing through an army camp, the trail enters the Shivapuri National Park. Most of the Shivapuri ridge is a dense forest of pine and oak. The climb continues down the hill through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisapani at 2300m. Stay overnight at Chisapani in a teahouse. ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
After breakfast, we proceed to flat trails for about 3 hours. The trail descends for almost two hours then we will reach a small village called Chowki Bhanjyang where we will have our lunch. Beyond Chowki Bhabjyang, the track is flat for nearly one and half hours then 30 minutes ascend to arrive at the beautiful Hill station called Nagarkot, situated at an altitude of 2175 m. which provides the grandstand panoramic views of the Himalayas.
You can see five of the fourteen tallest mountains in the world, including Mt. Everest (8848 m.). Other mountains are Lhotse (8516 m.), Cho Oyu (8201 m.), Makalu (8463 m.) and Manaslu (8163 m.), and many other lesser summits. The view of the peaks looks gorgeous during Sunrise and Sunset. Stay overnight at a Hotel in Nagarkot. (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
After breakfast, an easy walk down to Changunarayan Temple listed as a world heritage site. This is a fifth-century made Temple located over a hillock 15 km. east of Kathmandu and is full of artistic works on metal and wood.
Inscriptions dating back to 464 AD are the first epigraphic evidence of Nepalese history. After a visit to this Temple, one can spend more time in Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is full of arts and culture. There are many monuments of Historically significant places to see over here: the five-story Temple known as Nyatapola, 55 Windows Palace, Golden Gate, Lion Gate, and many more. Overnight at Bhaktapur ( Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
After Breakfast drive to Patan, the oldest of the three cities of Kathmandu valley. It is best known for its artistic heritage. It is probably one of the oldest Buddhist cities in the world. The city is situated on a plateau across the Bagmati River.
Another name of Patan, is Lalitpur. The city is surrounded by 4 Stupas as 4 corners of Patan, one at each corner of its cardinal points. These stupas are said to have been built by the famous Emperor Ashoka. The Major attraction of Patan Darbar Square Patan Museum This museum inside the durbar square specializes in bronze statues and religious objects. It is considered one of the best museums in Asia.
Hiranya Varna Mahavihar, Located inside kwabadehul, this three-story golden pagoda of Lokeshwar (lord Buddha) was built in the twelfth century by king Bhaskar Verma. It is famous as the golden temple. Inside the upper story of the pagoda, are the golden images of lord Buddha and a large prayer wheel.
Golden Window This was specially built for King Siddhi Narasingha Malla. His devotion to Lord Krishna as well as the Buddhist God of compassion Karunamaya Lokeshwar is a famous episode in the Nepalese history of religion.
Mahabodhi Temple: This temple of Buddha was built interestingly in the Hindu Shikara style- has five golden pinnacles. They are all in a stupa shape very symbolic of five basic elements.
Golden Temple: This golden temple of Buddha in Patan is the oldest richest and most famous monument indeed. It was built in the 12th century and is known for its beautiful gold works shining very graciously.
Krishna Temple: The Famous Temple Which was built in the 17th century, the temple of Lord Krishna holds a commanding position in the palace complex of Patan. It is the only temple in Nepal to have 21 shrines and is completely made of stone. Most of the important scenes from the ancient Hindu epics the Ramayana and the Mahabharata have been engraved on their friezes.
Swoyambhunath Stupa – The Monkey Temple (World Heritage Site)
You can watch over the valley from the top of a hillock on its western side. Swoyambhu is also known as Samhengu and the Monkey temple because of the countless monkeys living in the premises. Overnight at hotel (Breakfast only)
Chisopani Nagarkot Tour ends here today.
Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is a short and sweet trip of 3 days tea house trek around Kathmandu and can be extended to Dhulikhel and Namo Buddha
From Chisapani to Nagarkot; Difficulty · Very Hard; Duration · 8-11h; Distance · 22.7 km; Elevation · 1,384 m.
On this trek, you connect the two best hill stations on the outskirts of Kathmandu. The first is Chisapani(2,300m), a peaceful hill station inside Shivapuri.