Chisapani Nagarkot Trekking
Fixed Departure Date
- 18th April 2018 to 25th April 2018
- And 1st Nov. 2018 to 8th Nov. 2018
- Stay at the mystical and magical Kathmandu valley
- Nature walks in Shivapuri National Park
- Spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountains
- Experience ethnic culture and lifestyle
- Amazing views from the hill station Nagarkot and Dhulikhel
Visit in buddist temple in Navo Buddha
One of the famous treks trail around Kathmandu valley is starting trekking from Sundarijal for Chisapani to Nagarkot and further trekking to Dhulikhel, Namobuddha, Balthali village then trek end at Panauti Bazaar. Sundarijal is located 15 km north-east of Kathmandu, it takes about 45 minutes drive from Thamel main tourist's hub. Sundarijal is the trekking starting point for Helambu valley and Chisapani to Nagarkot and so on. Sundarijal is also a popular hangout and busy picnic spot. In the beginning the trail pierces Shivapuri National Park passing through a big watershed that supplies 40 percent drinking water to Kathmandu Valley. Chisapani to Nagarkot trek offers beautiful nature and village walking experience, natural environment, stunning Himalayan view of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar Himal and even we can see the Mt Annapurna (From Chisapani) and Everest (from Nagarkot view tower) in far distance.
First day Sundarijal trek to Chisapani it takes about 4-5 hours. The water and weather in Chisapani always cold as its name is Chisapani, meaning “cold water” in Nepali. Next morning wakeup earlier to see the brilliant sunrise rising in the Himalayan range. Chisapani to Nagarkot it takes 6-7 walking hours, walking through the jungle till Jule continue trek to Chauki Bhanjyang for Lunch break. After Lunch continue trek to Nagarkot with enjoy in close up view of farming fields and landscape. Finally you reach at Nagarkot, beautiful village full of standard hotels, lodges and resorts. Probably Nagarkot is one of the best sunrise and sunset spot so evening sunset view excellent and early morning sunrise view is the most fascinating and mesmerizing view reflecting rays of sun to the White Mountains.
Those who does not have much time, from Nagarkot they trek about 3 hours down to Changunarayan (Hindu temple) then drive back to Kathmandu in same day but our trek continue from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel it takes about 6 hours offers to see you flora and fauna, villager’s lifestyles, cultural and different biodiversity lowland to highland. Dhulikhel trek to Namobuddha and same day trek to Balthali it takes about 7 hours. You will have lunch break at Namo Buddha where you can see a famous ancient Tibetan Buddhist Monastery after that continue trek to Balthali village through the jungle. Balthali trek to Panauti (Panauti is one of the oldest towns in Nepal where you will see the oldest temples) it takes about two and half hours then drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 01 : Arrive in Kathmandu (1250 M)
Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Malla Treks P Ltd. He or she will escort you to the hotel; there will be a briefing on the trek arrangement. Overnight in Kathmandu at Hotel Shangrila.
Day 02 : Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
After a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below:
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the BagmatiRiver. It is a square two tiered pagoda temple built on a single tier pinth which is famous all over the world.
Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of BhupatindraMalla,famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsalatemple,Bhairavnathtemple,Duttatrayatemple,PujariMuth and Palace of 55 windows.
The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight at Hotel Shangrila.
Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2100m.)
After breakfast in your hotel drive to Sundarijal (1350m.) by private vehicle about one hour and trek to Chisopani (2300m.) which takes about four hours. The unpaved road from Kathmandu turns into a trail near a small hydroelectric plant. The trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement we will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2100m.)
Day 04: Trek from Chispani to Nagarkot
It takes 6-7 hours. In the morning you are attracted by the northern mountain views. Your trek starts to Chauki Bhajang, whicg takes about 2-3 hours. You continue the chroming trails leading you toward Nagarkot. Nagarkot (2175m.) is by for one of the most popular destination. In the clear weather the Himalaya ranges stretching from Dhoulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchanjunga in the east emerges from darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty.
Day 05: Nagarkot to Dhulikhel
This trip is designed to provide you exotic feeling of being close in nature, villages or best described as rural Nepal and at the most it offers you awe inspiring majesty and beauty of dramatic mountain views. Your first destination is Chisapani where you will be enjoying the real boon of nature being away from the hubbub of city and your interaction with the local people will add another experience. Early sunrise view at Nagarkot is the most fascinating and mesmerising view. Dhulikhel is your next destination. Treading along the unexplored trails of Dhulikhel can be very exhilarating and enriching experience. The stupa and shrines at Namobuddha in addition to temples at Dhulikhel are worth visiting as it will depict a holy feeling and tremendous peace in you.
Day 06: Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha to Balthali
After breakfast at Dhulikhel, we walk to the Namo Buddha (1982m), situated on hill above Panauti. It takes about three hours to reach from Dhulikhel.. There is an amazing legend related to the Buddha, which is commemorated by an ancient stone slab and a stupa with the all-seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Later, we walk another three hours and reach the enchanting Balthali village offering excellent mountain views at an altitude of 1,730m. Overnight in Balthali Village Resort.
Balthali Village resort is certainly not an ordinary place as many hotels and resorts have mushroomed extensively over the years. It is a very simple, unconventional, yet comfortable retreat centre with full modern amenities of western style toilets and attached bath rooms, hot and cold shower flows freely and tasty Nepalese traditional, organic cuisine is served at large by the friendly, hospitable and smiling local staff. The bar is fully stocked with local wines and native brews.
Day 07: Balthali - Panauti to Kathmandu
Today, we take leisurely walk to the thriving Newari village of Panauti. Panauti is wedged between the Punyamata and Roshi streams. Panauti forms the shape of a triangle with a serpent (naga) idol standing at each of its three corners to protect from floods. Pride of this place goes to the massive, three-tired Indreshwor Mahadev. Some authorities believe this to be the original structure that was raised here in 1294 AD, which would make it the oldest surviving Nepal. The shrine area at the sacred confluence called the Khware’, is one of those tranquil spots that can intercept a dreamer for hours. On the way one can have an opportunity to come across lovely temples and interesting old houses, particularly beautiful areas some fourteenth century wooden temple struts. Having taken about six hours on foot journey, we drive to Kathmandu.
Day 08 Fly Home: Farewell Friend
You are saying good bye to the mountains as your journey in Nepal comes to an end today! We hope you enjoyed the tour with us, and are sure you`ll be back in your trip somewhere in the Himalaya again. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight a representative from Malla Treks P ltd will transfer 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.
Cost per person twin sharing: Us$ 1550.00
Single supplement: Us$450.00
- Airport pick up and drop off by a private tourist vehicle
- Full day sight seeing
- Five-star hotel accommodation on twin-sharing basis in Kathmandu, according to the itinerary.
- Hotels and lodges accommodation on twin-sharing basis , according to the itinerary All three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
- All the required ground transportation mentioned in the itinerary
- Licensed, English-speaking guide
- The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests)
- Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
- National park entrance fee and TIMS permit
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
- Official expenses
Price does not Include
- One night dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation)
- Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
- Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
- Personal trekking clothing and equipment
- Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected)
- Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section
Michael J Costa – Trip LeaderTwo years ago I was introduced to something that would change my life, Trekking in Nepal. My first trek was to Mt. Everest First Base Camp in April 2016. The trek was designed to visit there a year after to observe there building of the damage that occurred after the earthquake in 2015. I valued the 14 day experience and returned again in April 2017 to trek the Annapurna Trail, followed by my own personal trek for 3 days into the western region of Nepal Nargokot, Dhiulikhel and Namobuddha. Not only did these 3 treks change my life, but as a Freelance Photographer, it was a great way for me to broaden my portfolio.
After sharing my experiences back in California through a photography exhibit called, “Learning to Breathe: Trekking in Nepal,” and also with close friends, travel enthusiasts alike. I wanted to create a trek that would be mildly challenging, while at the same time soul searching and enjoyable. I would like to invite you to join me on a 8 day trek in the Western Region of Nepal, to experience the villages, farmland, panoramic landscapes, people, culture and sacred monasteries and temples, both Hindu and Buddhist.
Enjoy trekking through the Western region of Nepal and experience the vast, magical views of the Himalayan Mountains. Walk from village to village and experience the Nepalese communities and how they live off the land. You will have the opportunity to try various Nepalese dishes such as Dahl bhat and pani puree from local street vendors or while dining in the lodges that we stay in. One of the best parts of the trek is interacting with the local children and adults that live in the villages that we will visit. If you have the desire to travel and are searching for a life changing experience, then trekking through the villages of Western Nepal and experiencing the views of the Himalayas at sunset and sunrise will be an experience that will last a lifetime. The 8 day trek will take you to an elevation of 2100 meters, which is equivalent to 7,000 ft. elevation. We will be walking on well traveled trails that can may be paved, or consists of dirt and gravel with occasional inclines. Physically, this trek is suitable for people of all ages. This exciting adventure will be lead by experienced guides who know the region well. I have personally met and trekked with these guides during my past two treks in Nepal. Once again I am trekking with Malla Trek Company, which is owned by my friend Durga. Durga has years of experience arranging trekking tours in Nepal. His mission is to provide you a safe and enjoyable memorable trek.
The invitation for the Chisapani Nagarkot Trek will accommodate up to 8 people. I have found over the years it is great to trek with a smaller more intimate group. It gives you the opportunity to get to know everyone on the trek, while at the same time have your own experience. We will be adding an extra excursions to Tibet or Bhutan for those who are interested. This trek will be an additional five days.
I hope you join me on this magical return to Nepal to experience an adventure that a very small percentage of people get to experience. This personalized trip is accessible to anyone who has the desire to want to travel, trek and immerse themselves into the culture and lives of the Nepalese people.
Durga Bhandari – Trek organizerDurga is joint owner of Malla Treks with over 26 years of experience in the adventure travel business. Durga will coordinate all pre-trip information to you and ensures quality of service by engaging experienced guides and staff.
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2 Pax : 1440
4-5 Pax : 1120
Above 6 : 1090
- Private Transportation
- Tibet travel permit
- English Speaking Tibetan Guide
- Accomodation of twin sharing room basis
- Sightseeing and Monastery entrance fees as per our Itinerary
- Daily Breakfast
- Launch and Dinner
- Insurance of any kind
- Personal Expenses such as a drink, tips & etc.
- Any additional cost due to natural calamities and unforeseen circumstance
- Visa Fess Us$ 90 per person
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Day 1: Fly to Paro; Transfer to Thimphu (L/D)
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Note: Saturdays and Sundays are the days of weekend Market but most people rush on Friday to buy fresh vegetable/fruits and other goods which arrives earlier in the day from nearby districts and places. Overnight at Hotel
Day 3: Drive to Paro and sightseeing (B/L/D)
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Day 4: Taktshang Hike (B/L/D)
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Day 5: Departure (B)
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport in Paro for departure flight. Remember to check in 2 hours before departure.
- Transportation by private car or hiace as per the group size
- All necessary travel permit
- English speaking bhutanise guide
- Accommodation on twin sharing room basis
- Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per our itinerary
- Meal plan:- fullboard basis (b/l/d)
Cost does not Include
- Nepal re-entry visa fee
- Client and travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as a drink, guide tips & etc