Chisapani - Nagarkot - Dhulikhel Trek

Chisapani - Nagarkot - Dhulikhel Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Tea House / Lodge







Group Size


Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Chisapani-Nagarkot-Dhulikhel trek is a short and nearest trek from Kathmandu Valley If you long to spend some days in nature to relax and re-energize yourself, then Chisapani-Nagarkot-Dhulikhel trek is a perfect pick.

This trekking trail begins at Shivapuri National Park, a region of pristine wildlife and natural serenity passing through Chisapani village. Visit popular hill station of Nagarkot which offers a panorama of Himalayan peaks and beautiful sunrise view. The last leg of the trek takes you to Dhulikhel, home to ancient shrine of Namo Buddha and medieval town of Panauti.

Chisapani-Nagarkot-Dhulikhel trek can be done throughout the year and is suitable to hikers of all physical abilities and age groups. .

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After early morning breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m) that takes about one hour along the paved road.  Begin your trek through Shivapuri Watershed and National Park. Stop at Mulkharka village for lunch and thereafter ascend to Borlang Bhanjyang (2430m) and trek down to Chisapani (2215m). Chisapani offers magnificent views from Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gauri Shankar and Everest along with beautiful sunrise and sunset views. Stay overnight at lodge.


Today you will walk through charming trail that leads you to Nagarkot (2175m). Nagarkot is by far one of the most popular hilltops to watch clear views of Himalaya range stretching from Dhaulagiri and Annapurna in the west to Everest and Kanchenjunga in the east. This is also best spot to view sunrise and sunset. Stay overnight at hotel.


After experiencing the magical Nagarkot, you will trek towards Dhulikhel. As you approach Dhulikhel (1550m), a plethora of cultural diversities, interesting traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich bird life unfolds before you. Dhulikhel is also a popular viewpoint to see Himlayan peaks. Stay overnight in hotel.


Trek from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha and then to Panauti takes approximately four and a half hours and thereafter drive from Panauti to Kathmandu for about one and half hours. From Dhulikhel, the trail gradually ascends to Namo Buddha (1750m), one of the four important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu Valley. Afterwards trek from Namo Buddha on a level trail all the way to Panauti. Panauti is an ancient Newari town featuring Goddess Kali Temple. Enjoy a short sightseeing in and around Panauti and then drive back to Kathmandu.

What Is Included ?

  •  Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  •  Trekking guide
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  •  Accommodation in Lodges/hotels during the trek
  •  Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking poles if required
  •  Entry Permit for Shivapuri National Park
  •  Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  •  All land transportation from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Panauti to Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Insurance and equipment for the guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary) 

Chisapani - Nagarkot - Dhulikhel Trek Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm


Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  


Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 


Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

Client Reviews

Monica & Jarek


30th Jun, 2022

Kathmandu trip   Thank you very, very much for all the arrangements for our stay in Nepal. We were in Patan and Bhaktapur and Nagarkot trek.      


United Kingdom

30th Jun, 2022

Nagarkot – Dhulikhel trek   We went on the 3 days – 2 nights trek in Kathmandu valley. The whole package was excellent, sensational scenary, good routes, very nice accommodation and a great guide( Surya ). Many Thanks !   Address: London

Ann & Derek Hardy

United Kingdom

30th Jun, 2022

Camping Trek - 04 Days   This is our first trek in Nepal. We only have one week here so we booked just a small trek (4days). We were met by Santosh, the cook + 4 porters which were organised by NEPAL ENVIRONMENTAL. Over the 4 day period Santosh and his team did everything possible to make our trek as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We have made good friends over the last 4 days and hope to return to Nepal    Address: 33, Jarvis Crescent, Oldbury, Warley, We... See more st Midlands B69 4QH England See less...

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