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Shivapuri Nagarkot Hiking

$ 350 / 03 days

Trip fact

Destination: Shivapuri Nagarkot Hikjing

Duration: 3 Days

Grade: Easy

Activities: Hiking

Max elevation: 2300m

Transport: Private vehicle

Best Time: Oct -Dec & March-May

Group size: 2+

  • Overview
  • Long Itinerary
  • Cost info
  • Map

Shivapuri Nagarkot Hiking is one of the well-known hiking routes nearby Kathmandu valley. Shivapuri Nagarkot Hiking is intended to bid you a unique opportunity to discover the plentiful sensations of nature, rural areas of Nepal and also the magnificence and syrupiness of vivid mountain views. Shivapuri region falls under the protection of Shivapuri National park which is the nearest national park from Kathmandu positioned in the perimeter of the valley just outside the noisy and busy city of Kathmandu. Shivapuri National Park region lies in the alteration zone between the subtropical and temperate climate, with diverse plant life depending on altitude variation. This Shivapuri Nagarkot trek is one of the best treks to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern part of Nepal. The village of Nagarkot is on the edge of the valley and offer 360 degree panoramic views of the mountains including sunrise and sun set as well as Kathmandu valley.

Your first destination is Chisapani where you will be enjoying the real sanction of nature being away from the clamor of city and your interaction with the villagers will add another experience. Early sunrise view at Nagarkot is the most mesmerizing and enthralling view. The most popular walk leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to the temple of Changunarayan-with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left.

Short itinerary: 

Day 01: Drive From  Kathmandu to Sundarijal then hike up to Chisapani. 

Day 02: Chisapani to Nagarkot. 

Day 03: Nagarkot to Kathamandu. 

Day 01: Drive From  Kathmandu to Sundarijal then hike up to Chisapani.

Today we drive about one hour from Kathmandu to Sundarijal. Then the hike up from Sundarijal to Chisapani takes about six hours. The trail passes through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve and the first village you will come across is Mulkharka with Tamang habitants. The way heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisapani (2300m.). Stay overnight at lodge in Chisapani.

Day 02: Chisapani to Nagarkot. 

Today we continue our hiking. We start from Chauki Bhanjyang in the lap of nature watching dense forest, birds and landscape we continue the pleasant trails leading towards Nagarkot (2175m). Overnight at lodge in Nagarkot.

Day 03: Nagarkot to Kathamandu. 

After watching sunrise through mountain ranges we hike from Nagarkot down to Changunarayan which takes approximately three and half hours and we drive from Changunarayan to Kathmandu. Overnight at lodge in Kathmandu.

Cost include

  • All ground and air transportation throughout the trek. 
  • Best available accommodation and full board meals throughout the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • All national park and conservation areas permit fee.
  • Government taxes & office service charge


Cost exclude

  • Meals not quantified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverage and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the hike

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