The Nagarkot Chisapani Trek is a perfect weekend (or weekday) getaway in the Kathmandu valley. Just a short drive from the city limits of Kathmandu takes you to the little hilltop paradise. On the trail, pass traditional villages and verdant forests to the scenic hilltop viewpoint of Nagarkot (2,175 meters). Walking along the ridge of the valley, become faced with gorgeous mountain views, including some of the most famous in the world.
On the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley, there are some real treasures and inspiring mountain views. The trail lies within Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park – a well-preserved natural landscape in Nepal’s middle hills. The villages along the route add a lot of cultural value to the experience.
The trail starts in Sundarijal after a pleasant drive from your hotel in Kathmandu. Begin hiking through the watershed area of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park towards Chisapani. The watershed creates a fertile area with abundant vegetation and wildlife. During the day, we pass through the village of Mulkharka, a Tamang-dominated village. We have a rest here to spend time with this kind-hearted group of people.
To Nagarkot we go! This is the highlight of our trek. The view from Lookout Tower is one that will remain with you for the rest of your life. Even before the lookout tower you will be exposed to a gorgeous Himalayan panorama. In the far east, see Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga. In the west, Dhaulagiri stands tall. This are three of the world’s highest peaks! In between these behemoths lie Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Shisha Pangma, Dorje Lakpa and Gauri Shankar.