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Sundarijal Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking

The view from sundarijal area and the way.

The Sundarijal-Chisapani-Nagarkot trekking/hike is a popular trekking route near Kathmandu, Nepal. This hike/trek offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and the surrounding landscape. This 2-day trek takes you through lush forests, charming villages, and scenic hilltops. Discover Himalayan Treks have been in the trekking business for 3 decades and we still love this trek/hike.

The trek starts from Sundarijal, a small town located on the outskirts of Kathmandu. And ends in Nagarkot, a hilltop village that offers stunning views of the Himalayan mountains.

On day 1, you will start your hike from Sundarijal and hike uphill towards Chisapani, passing through Shivapuri National Park. The trail is steep and challenging, but the views of the surrounding landscape are rewarding. Once you reach Chisapani, you will stay in a local guesthouse or lodge and enjoy the views of the Himalayan mountains.

On day 2, you will wake up early to catch the sunrise over the mountains before starting your hike towards Nagarkot. The trail from Chisapani to Nagarkot is mostly downhill and passes through beautiful forests, terraced fields, and small villages. Once you reach Nagarkot, you can check into a hotel or guesthouse. Enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and the Kathmandu valley.

Overall, the Sundarijal-Chisapani-Nagarkot trek is a great way to experience Nepal’s natural beauty and cultural diversity, while also getting some exercise and fresh air. It is suitable for people of all fitness levels. But some previous hiking experience is recommended due to the steep and challenging terrain. The trek can also be customized based on your preferences and time constraints, with options to add extra days or destinations.


Here are some objects of interest that you may encounter during the Sundarijal-Chisapani-Nagarkot hike:

  1. Shivapuri National Park: The hike passes through this beautiful park, which is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including rare species of birds, deer, and monkeys.
  2. Sundarijal Waterfall: This stunning waterfall is located near the starting point of the hike, and is a popular spot for locals and tourists to visit.
  3. Chisapani Village: This small hilltop village is located at an altitude of 2,165 meters and offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains, as well as a glimpse of traditional Nepali village life.
  4. Nagarkot Tower: Located in Nagarkot, this tower offers 360-degree views of the Himalayan mountains, as well as the Kathmandu valley and surrounding landscape.
  5. Sunrise and Sunset: The hike offers some of the best opportunities to view stunning sunrises and sunsets over the Himalayan mountains, which are a highlight of the trek.
  6. Local Culture and People: Along the way, you will have the opportunity to interact with local people and learn about their culture, traditions, and way of life.

Overall, the Sundarijal-Chisapani-Nagarkot hike is a great way to experience the natural beauty, cultural diversity, and adventure of Nepal.

 

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Itinerary

Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal and Hike to Chisapani | Max Altitude: 2300 m/ 7,545.93 ft
* Start early from Kathmandu and take a taxi or bus to Sundarijal, which is about an hour’s drive from the city center.
* From Sundarijal, start hiking uphill toward Chisapani. The trail is steep and will take around 4-5 hours to reach Chisapani. Along the way, you will pass through Shivapuri National Park and see some beautiful forests and waterfalls.
* Once you reach Chisapani, check into a local lodge or guesthouse for the night. Enjoy the views of the Himalayan mountains and the sunset from the top of the hill.

Day 2: Hike to Nagarkot | Max Altitude: 2175 m/ 7,135.82 ft
* Wake up early to catch the sunrise over the mountains. Have breakfast at the lodge and start hiking towards Nagarkot, which is about 6-7 hours away from Chisapani.
* The trail from Chisapani to Nagarkot is mostly downhill and passes through beautiful forests and terraced fields. Along the way, you will also see some small villages and get a glimpse of local life.
* Once you reach Nagarkot, check into a hotel or guesthouse and enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and the Kathmandu valley. You can also visit the Nagarkot Tower, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.

* End the day by watching the sunset over the mountains.

* Note: This itinerary can be adjusted based on your fitness level and preferences. You can also hire a guide or porter to help you with the hike.


Price Includes

* Trekking permit and national park fee

* Transportation from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Nagarkot to Kathmandu

* An English-speaking guide and porters

* Equipment for guide and porters

* Insurance for staff and porters.


Price Excludes

*  While on trekking accommodation and all food like breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

*  Tea or coffee with the meals.

* All expenses of personal nature, bottled and alcoholic beverages.

* Personal Insurance

* Emergency air rescue

* If a trip is delayed because of bad weather and if flights are canceled or delayed or any other circumstances beyond our control, should occur the company will not make provisions and the extra cost has to be covered by the individual or group

* Medical supplies


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