Chisapani Nagarkot hike

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Max altitude

private vehicle


Hotel/Mountain lodge


Mid Feb to May, Mid Sept to Mid Dec

Best season

All meals during trek


Trip Overview

Consist of some typical local life experience, fabulous Himalayan views, amazing sunrise, and sunset view, Sundarijal Chisapani Nagarkot hike makes your vacation enjoyable in a short period of three days. The tour starts driving to Sundarijal, a famous hangout and picnic spot on the northern side of Kathmandu. With Beautiful streams, tall trees, and cool shades, this place lies inside Shivapuri National Park. Passing through a few settlements forest, the trail reaches Chisapani, which is the final destination of the first day. It is a popular spot for a panoramic view of the Himalayas, including Annapurna and Langtang range. Besides, Helambu trekking starts and ends here. Furthermore, Bramins, Gurungs, and Sherpas are the inhabitant of this place.
Another day of our hike starts heading towards Nagarkot from Chisapani. After walking for about 3 hours, we will reach Jule, where we take a break for lunch. The trek continues after lunch until we reach Nagarkot, a beautiful village with a lot of hotels, lodges, and resorts. Located at the eastern side of Kathmandu, it lies at an altitude of 2175m. Sunrise view from Nagarkot is the most popular activity that no one wants to miss. The sun rises from behind the Himalayas, and it's incredible to see the mountain changing its color. However, you have to wake up at four o'clock in the morning to get a real view of the sunrise. Nagarkot offers a superb view of mountains, including Annapurna, Ganes Himal, Manaslu, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shanker, and Everest. Along with this, on your way back to Kathmandu, you will visit one of the oldest Hindu temples at Changunarayan and ancient town Bhaktapur.


Day: 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) O/N HOTEL - (D)

On arrival in Kathmandu Airport, clear custom and apply for Nepal Visa (if required, USD30 + passport photo). Meet our company representative with a placard displaying your name and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. If there is enough time in the afternoon, you can explore Thamel or surrounding sites. Briefing about the program introduces with the Guide and evening welcome dinner.

Day: 2 Cultural Sightseeing around Kathmandu city & Trekking preparation (B)

Today you will have a day guided tour of two world heritage monuments, namely Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath. Bouddhanath is one of the most popular and biggest Buddhist stupas in the world, a magnet for Tibetan Buddhism. Not far away you will visit one of the holiest and venerated Hindu temple of Pashupatinath. The golden-roofed pagoda-style temple hosts numerous monuments, cremation sites, a deer and monkey park, and an eastern classical music center.
Optional Trip: Catch an early morning mountain flight (6:40 am to till 7:40 am) to experience bird's eye view of Mt. Everest and many other tallest Himalayan peaks.

Day : 3 Drive from Kathmandu- Dhunche - Syabru Beshi (1503m / 9 hrs by Bus or 6 hours by Jeep) O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

The drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi takes about 9 hrs by public bus and 6 hrs by private jeep, heading towards the north of Kathmandu. You will pass through scenic highway along Trishuli river with occasional glimpses Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang peaks until you reach Dhunche, the district headquarters of Rasuwa district. From here it is another 45 minutes winding drive to Syabrubesi through muddy road. Stay overnight in a local lodge at Syabru Bensi.  

Day: 4 Syabrubensi - Lama Hotel (2450m, approx. 12 KM - 5/6 hours) - O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

Today is our first day of trekking. We follow the Langtang River and pass through the dense forests of oak, maple, and rhododendron teeming with many animals such as red panda, wild boars, langur monkeys, and black bears.  We cross two suspension bridges, visit a Gompa and pass by Bamboo village (1970m) and Rimche (2400m) along the route. The rest of the trail until Lama Hotel is continuously uphill. Included meals: BLD  

Day: 5 Lama Hotel - Langtang Village (3430m, approx. 16KM - 6/7hrs) - O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

Warm-up with morning tea and sumptuous breakfast. Our trail today continues to climb up from Langtang Khola to reach a meadow at Ghoratabela (3,030m) and then to Tamang village of Chyamki (3,230m). Enjoy the first views of Langtang Lirung (7227m) from here while you pass up unique water mills and sacred rocks to reach Langtang village (3430m). The entire Langtang Village was wiped out by the 2015 earthquake except for one house. As you will find out many lodges have been rebuilt and ready to welcome trekkers. Included meals: BLD   

Day: 6 Langtang village - Kyangjing Gompa (3870m, approx. 8KM - 4/5hrs) - O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

The trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjing Gompa is an easy one in terms of distance but is categorized as moderate in difficulty for you will quickly gain 400m altitude by the time you reach Kyangjing. The trek is mostly through yak pastures, comprising a mix of downhill and uphill trails. En route, you will come to Kyangjing across an attractive Mani wall before showing up to Mundu village at 3442m. Further up walkthrough tracks of moraines to reach Kyangjing Gompa. Immediately all around, you will be greeted by breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung, Langshisa - Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Kyangjing Ri, Naya Yaking, Tsergo Ri, Yala, and Ganja La. 

Day: 7 Acclimatization day / Exploration day in Kyangjing 5/6 hrs - O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

Today you will spend time exploring the main attractions in and around Kyangjing Gompa. Depending on your interests you can take a rest and acclimatize or climb high peaks in the surrounding area.If you would like to have some adventure, you can climb Tserko Ri (4984m) or Kyangjing-Ri (4350m) peak for excellent sunrise as well as the magnificent views of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,596m), Yala peak (5,500m), Kimshung and Yansa Tsenji. You can follow the moraine sideways to see the spectacular glaciers of Langtang Lirung. 

Day: 8 Trek back to Lama Hotel (2450m, approx. 20KM - 6-7 hours) - O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

Today you will return to Lama Hotel tracing back the same trail you came up. As you descend from Kyangjing Gompa, the trek is fairly easy as it passes through lush green vegetation with the occasional murmuring sound of Langtang Khola. On the way, you will walk past Langtang Village and Ghora Tabela where you will have a quick lunch. It will take another 3 hrs descent to reach Lama Hotel. 

Day: 9 Trek back to Syabru Bensi (1503m, approx. 11KM - 4/5hrs) - O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

As the last day of your trekking, you will take a leisurely pace to drop down to Syabru Bensi. The beautiful scenery of Langtang peaks and the green vegetation all around will continue to follow you.

Day: 10 Syabrubesi (1467m, 3 hrs) - drive back to Kathmandu for 6 - 9 hrs - O/N Local Lodge (BLD)

You will drive back to Kathmandu today. You can either travel by scheduled public bus or on a private jeep.

Day: 11Sight Seeing Bhaktapur or Patan or Kathmandu for 4 hours with car and driver (B)

If you need a cultural tour guide with a separate cost, you have to inform us earlier. 

Day: 12 Farewell Departure. After breakfast, we will provide a transfer to KTM (Tribhuvan International Airport).

Depending on your departure flight schedule, our staff will see you off at Kathmandu international airport. 


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