Experience natural beauty Chisapani Nagarkot hiking
. This trekking provides stunning views of the countryside and mountains. Chisapani Nagarkot hike starts from the short drive to “Sundarijal,” a place away from the city. Chisapani Nagarkot Trek is a short and sweet trip of 3 days of tea house hiking around Kathmandu countryside.
This tour plan is designed for short-time travelers in Nepal who would like to taste Nepal. The hiking starts from Sundarijal after driving 45 minutes from Kathmandu.
In the beginning, the trail pierces Shivapuri National Park
passing through a big watershed that provides 40 percent drinking to Kathmandu Valley
. Chisapani Nagarkot hiking offers beautiful nature and village walk experience, natural environment, stunning Himalaya panorama of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal
, Gaurishankar Himal, and even we can spot Mount Everest
in the far distance.
The ancient city Bhaktapur lies in the Eastern part of Kathmandu valley which is also known as Bhadgaon or Khwopa, Bhaktapur.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square sightseeing:
It is regarded as the abode of traditional Nepali culture, custom, and unique arts of wooden and potteries. The historical monument signifies the medieval age culture and tradition of Nepal
and this old city is inhabited by indigenous Newari people in a large group. The main attractive monuments are Nyatapola Temple, the statue of King Bhupatindra Malla, Peacock Window, Golden Gate, and the fifty-five windowed palace of Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is listed as one of the seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites is the main central square of Bhaktapur. The Durbar square is a major attraction of the city decorated with intricate shrines and gracefully carved pieces of artwork. Pottery Square is a distinct square that you must visit within the Bhaktapur Durbar Square. You will witness an assortment of pots laid across the grounds for drying. Also, the tallest monument in the entire country, Nyatapole Temple is surely worth visiting. The temple is open to the public once a year during the great Nepalese festival, Dashain. This intricately designed five-storied temple will not fail to amuse you.
In short, Bhaktapur is a very properly planned ancient city with numerous religious temples, perfect squares, and sunken wells. The busy streets display lots of cultural handicrafts that make perfect souvenirs. You can shop around the durbar square area while observing the local lifestyle. You can try some famous Newari dishes while you are around the durbar square area. You will surely not regret trying the traditional Newari cuisine. Most importantly, you should not forget to try the heavenly ‘Juju Dhau’. It is this delicious sweet creamy yogurt that is stored in traditional clay pots.
Day 1 : Kathmandu-Sundarijal-Chisapani, 2140m (4 to 5 hrs):
Today, after breakfast, Hotel to Sundarijal by private vehicle and walk up to Chisoani through Shivapuri Conservation National Park. We will have a drive of about 45 minutes to hrs to Sundarijal.
Your first destination is Chisopani where you will be enjoying the real boon of nature being away from the hub of the city. On the way we pass through some ethnic settlements, otherwise, the walk is mostly through forests. After arriving at Chisopani hill, you will see the Langtang range, sunsets, and panoramic views.
Day 2 : Chisapani to Nagarkot, 2170m ( 4 to 5 hrs):
After breakfast, we will start at Nagarkot. Chisopani Nagarkot hike provides you with stunning picturesque views of the countryside and splendid views of snow-covered mountains. You can witness the loom of the Himalayas which include Mt. Everest, Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Gauri Shankar, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, and Langtang Himalayan range, Rolwaling Himalayan range which gives you goosebumps out of excitement.
Chisopani Nagarkot hiking tour follows a good forested trail with so many bushes with Rhododendrons blooming in the spring adding a magical appeal, whilst the Himalayas manifest. A steep climb up to Nagarkot will be rewarded by the comfort and peaceful surroundings.
Nagarkot is a popular hill station in Nepal. The sunrise panorama viewed from this hill present you with the ever-refreshing memory of the majestic panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges from Dhaulagiri in the west and Mt. Everest in the east. Next, in the morning, you will see the breathtaking sunrise view.
Day 3 : Nagarkot- Bhaktapur sightseeing-back to hotel:
From Nagarkot, you'll drive back to Bhaktapur city (16.3 km: about half an hour), the famous Newar village full of cultural and archeological monuments. Where you can see manufacturing local handicrafts, Thanka, paintings, and many more. After Bhaktapur sightseeing, you will have lunch and return to Kathmandu via private vehicle.