Chisapani, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel Trek - 6 days

Chisapani, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel Trek - 6 days

Chisapani, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel trek is a short and nearest trek from the capital city of Kathmandu that takes to the pristine Chisapani village, famous touristic Nagarkot hill stations, and the ancient Newari Dhulikhel village. This trek is perfect for those who have less than a week in Nepal and still want to experience Himalayan beauty with rich Nepalese rural culture.

Starting with a short drive to Sundarijal, you'll start your trek and reach Chisapani. Despite being close to the capital city, this village is serene and full of natural beauty. Next, you'll trek to Nagarkot, a hill station for the best sunrise and panoramic mountain views. Further, you'll hike to Dhulikhel, a classic old Newari town. After exploring, you'll drive back to Kathmandu. End this short trek with the final flight back to your home country.

How Much Does This Trip Cost?

The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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Trip Highlights

  • A short yet beautiful pristine trekking trail lies close to the main city of Kathmandu
  • Trek to the charming village of Chisapani, located deep inside Shivapuri National Park
  • Plenty of sunrise Himalayan photography opportunities from Nagarkot Hill stations
  • A magnificent mountain scenery ranges from Dhaulagiri in the west to Mt. Everest in the east from Nagarkot
  • Explore Dhulikhel village and get a good insight into Newari culture 

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation
Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2,115m/6,939ft) – 1-hour drive, 3 to 4 hours trek
Day 3 Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2,175m/7,135ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek
Day 4 Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1,440m/4,724ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek
Day 5 Drive back to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - 1-hour drive
Day 5 Final Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - Transfer to Hotel and Trek Preparation

Once you land at Kathmandu International Airport, a representative from Third Rock Adventures will welcome you. He will help you with airport formalities (if any) and transfer to the hotel. 

Later you can freshen up and visit the main office in Thamel. Here you'll attend a small pre-trip meeting. Your trek guide will briefly explain the itinerary of the Chisapani, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel Trek.

In the evening, you can explore nearby places like Thamel, Indrachowk, and Ason. You can try Nepalese cuisine, and learn more about the country's main city cultures.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Day 2
Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2,115m/6,939ft) – 1-hour drive, 3 to 4 hours trek

Early morning, you'll grab a hot breakfast and take a short drive to Sundarijal. Begin the trek from here; the path goes through the densely forested area of Shivapuri National Park. En route, you'll see the huge water dam, a drinking water source for the people of Kathmandu.

After traversing through Mulkharka village, you'll reach Chisapani village. The village offers grand sight of mountains, including Langtang, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal ranges. Later you can learn about the rural Nepali lifestyle by interacting with locals.

Overnight stay in Chisapani village

Day 3
Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2,175m/7,135ft) - 6 to 7 hours trek

View from Nagarkot View from Nagarkot

Today's trekking route is even more pristine, offering stunning vistas of the snow-capped mountain and green hills. After finishing breakfast, you'll start your trek leaving behind Chisapani village. Walking through jungle areas, passing through beautiful rice field terraces, and with the lovely rural villages, you'll reach the popular hill station of Nagarkot. 

You'll get a spellbinding view of mountain ranges from Nagarkot, including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Everest, etc. Later in the evening, enjoy the sunset view over the majestic Himalayas. You can even relax with a cup of coffee, read a book, or do yoga.

Overnight stay in Nagarkot. 

Day 4
Trek from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel (1,440m/4,724ft) - 5 to 6 hours trek

Set your alarm and wake up early in the morning to catch lovely sunrise with the magnificent Himalayan scenery. On a clear sunny day, you'll witness the Himalayan ranges of Everest, Langtang, Gaurishankar, and Ganesh Himal. You'll catch picture perfect view of snowy mountains, green hills, and a blue sky with big clouds.

Next, you'll slowly descend toward Dhulikhel. It is a typical Newari town that lies on the hillside of Nepal. You can take an easy hike to Kali Temple, where you'll get panoramic mountain vistas with green hills. You can take a short walk on narrow alleys, which is both beautiful and culturally rich.

Overnight stay in Dhulikhel. 

Day 5
Drive back to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,592ft) - 1-hour drive

After having a pleasant stay at small Newari town today, you'll head back to Kathmandu. Enjoy a hot breakfast with astonishing views of the Himalayas and green hills. It is easily accessible from the capital city via Araniko Highway, so you'll reach Kathmandu within an hour if you don't get stuck in a traffic jam.

Once you reach Kathmandu, you can take a short rest and freshen up. Later you can visit nearby areas like Thamel, Durbar Marg, Ason, or Indrachowk. All these places are the busiest marketplace in the city. You can even do some souvenir shopping.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu. 

Day 5
Final Departure

Today you'll bid farewell and depart to your home country. A representative from Third Rock Adventures will drop you at the Kathmandu International Airport before your final departure. 

However, we offer several tours and trek packages if you wish to extend your vacation in Nepal. So, for tailoring a suitable itinerary of trek or tour, please Call/WhatsApp +9779851055684. 

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Based on 3 reviews

Latest Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

James Heath
flagsUnited States of America
Oct 14, 2022

Nagarkot, Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek

It was a great adventure around the outer side of Kathmandu. It was a beautiful adventure to Nagarkot where we get to see an amazing sunrise view. The trek was easy for me. We had best dhal bhaat in Chisapani.
Malik Logan
Sep 27, 2022

Nagarkot view

I made my own personal itinerary and did this short trek from Kathmandu. Had brilliant pictures from this short adventure. My guide Rishi was funny and attentive. He was fun to be around. Amazing trekking agency in Nepal. Shoutout to Naba for this company.
Rose Austin
flagsUnited Kingdom
Sep 11, 2022

Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek

My husband and 12 years old son did this short trek with me. It was around the Kathmandu short trek and rewarding. We still had the amazing view of the mountains from Nagarkot and on the way to Chisapani. It's more of a family trek.

Based on 3 reviews
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