Chisapani and Nagarkot Hiking
Chisapani and Nagarkot Hiking isn't only an ideal short hike around Kathmandu and weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city but also to enjoy the peaceful hills surrounding the valley. Regardless of whether you are a new tourist or living in Kathmandu, this hike is filled with beautiful natural landscapes and lovely hilly trails which takes you away from the crowds of the valley. This memorable hike offers a pleasant time in nature, replenishing your body, brain, and soul as you hike.
Beginning a drive to Sundarijal, the hiking trail requires around 4-5 hours to arrive at Chisapani. Located at Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, the climb takes you through dense forests and past lovely springs. Continuing on the forested path, we advance towards Nagarkot, which, for ages, has been the place to go when one needs to move away from the busy life of the valley. Nagarkot offers dazzling views of sunrise and is also a very popular spot for the Nagarkot view tower since it offers a mesmerizing 360-degree view of the whole area. Enjoying the dazzling views from Nagarkot, we advance heading down towards the lovely city of Dhulikhel. The area offers entrancing viewpoints and frequently sports the snowy summits of the Himalayas on the horizon. You will also visit the temple at Changunarayan, one of the oldest Hindu temples in Nepal which offers you the golden opportunity to witness the religious practice of Nepalese. Furthermore your sightseeing tour in Bhaktapur (medieval ancient town) can be excellent lifetime experience without a doubt.
The Kathmandu Chisapani and Nagarkot Trek is the best hike for relaxing and this hike will ensures you get the most out of the trip without hurrying through any part of the journey. In this trip you will also witness the views of Langtang Himalayas, Gauri Shankar and Jugal Himalayas ranges of the north-east of Nepal Himalayas.
Chisapani and Nagarkot Hiking Outline Itinerary
|Day 01:||Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani Altitude: 2300m | Hike: 5 - 6 Hours | Meals: BLD|
|Day 02:||Hike to Nagarkot Altitude: 2175m | Hike: 5 - 6 Hours | Meals: BLD|
|Day 03:||Trek to Changu-Narayan | Visit Bhaktapur Valley and Drive back to Kathmandu Meals: B|
Chisapani and Nagarkot Hiking Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani
Altitude: 2300m | Hike: 5 - 6 Hours | Meals: BLD
After breakfast, we will pick up you from your hotel, and then drive you to Sundarijal. It takes about 1 hour and 20 min drive and start hiking from there. The first two hours of walking will be uphill to Mulkharka village, and then the trail will lead you to the Shivapuri National Park. Now walking in Shivapuri is mostly through the dense forest. Once reaching the top of the hill, we start to descend to another side of the hill to reach Chisapani. It is a wonderful local village at the bottom of the forested hill. Enjoy mountain and local sites. Overnight at Chisapani.
Day 02: Hike to Nagarkot
Altitude: 2175m | Hike: 5 - 6 Hours | Meals: BLD
In the morning we will witness the sunrise panorama of East- North Himalayan Range of Nepal including Langtang & Gauri Shanker Himalayan Range. After breakfast, we will continue to trek to Nagarkot. We would mostly walk through the local valleys with forested hills, then to the settlement of typical villages throughout the hills ups and downs. The final approach to the Nagarkot hill is gradual uphill which we will overnight this day. Nagarkot is one of the great hilltops with great green valleys, and views of great Langtang, Gauri Shanker, Jugal and Ganesh Himalayan Range is impressive. Overnight at Nagarkot.
Day 03: Trek to Changu-Narayan | Visit Bhaktapur Valley and Drive back to Kathmandu
Early morning, we wake up for the morning views, enjoy the wonderful sunrise views of the entire central Himalayan range and after breakfast, we walk down to the roadside, walk another few hours through hills and farming areas to Changu Narayan. Further transfer to Bhaktapur Valley sightseeing- The oldest civilization city of Nepal, reserved traditions, culture and oldest historical durbar square with its interest in wood carving and pottery Square. After sightseeing, transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu.
- Ground Transportation: Kathmandu/Sundarijal and Bhaktapur to Kathmandu drive in private vehicle
- Accommodation during Trek: 2 Nights'basic guesthouse accommodation during the hike in twin-share
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Shivapuri National Park Permit
- Souvenir: Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Nepal arrival visa
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at the Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 80 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 175 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download the VISA form and fill it up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. Be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us a scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given references of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Chisapani and Nagarkot Hiking Departure dates and price
The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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