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Chisopani to Nagarkot Trekking Itinerary

7 day Trekking and Sightseeing Tour of the Nepalese Himalaya

A short trip exploring the best of the Kathmandu Valley

For prices and more details about this trip please visit the Chisopani to Nagarkot tour details page.

Kathmandu Durbar Square
Day 1 – Arrive in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu! Be swept away by the cacophony of sound, the exotic smells, and exuberant energy of this Himalayan capital. Spend a free afternoon weaving your way through side streets, hidden alleys and ancient squares on foot or rickshaw.

You’ll be met at the airport by your guide and transferred to your hotel. We’ll have a welcome dinner in the evening.

Temple Kathmandu
Day 2 – The Ancient Temples of Kathmandu

Witness firsthand why the entire Kathmandu Valley is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as we explore 3 iconic, holy temples in the city.

Pashupitinath is the holiest Hindu temple in Nepal, dedicated to Lord Shiva. A humbling experience, it is here along the banks of the Bagmati River where Hindu’s come to celebrate life and death. Bodhnath Stupa holds an aura of calm in a chaotic city. Here Buddhist pilgrims from Nepal and neighbouring countries come to show their faith and devotion. Swayambutinath, perched high on a hilltop offers stunning views across the entire valley. The temple is home to many cheeky monkeys considered holy, and is used by both Hindus and Buddhists.

Mountain View Nepal
Day 3: Drive to Sundarijal & trek to Chisapani (2,160m)

We take a short 45-minute drive through the Kathmandu Valley, swiftly leaving the busy streets and organised chaos of the capital behind. We follow the valley floor down a quiet country road to Shivapuri National Park, home to Indian leopards, jungle cats, civets, golden jackals, Himalayan bears, mongoose, deer, wild boars, langur monkeys and the adorable Himalayan pika.

Walking here is an absolute pleasure as we follow a cascading river, surrounded by warm tropical forest, wild flowers and culture. Many people live a peaceful existence in the hills overlooking the Kathmandu valley; surviving on self-subsistent farming on the lush hillsides. We’ll continue to climb high through the forest gaining a superb panorama of several Himalayan giants.

Nepal Trek - Nagarkot
Day 4: Chisopani – Nagarkot

Awake at dawn to see the glowing sky as the sun rises over the Solo Khumbu. You’ll be able to see the white-capped, famous peaks of the Langtang and beyond, including: Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna, Gauri Shankar and Dhaulagiri.

Luxury Hotel Room
We’ll continue the trek, traversing mountain ridges, through vivid green rice terraces and ancient rhododendron forest, eventually arriving at Nagarkot. From here Mt. Everest can be seen in the distance, alongside Lhotse.

This evening, relax at an exclusive mountaintop resort and toast to another unforgettable Himalayan sunset with a local beer or freshly prepared cocktail. You deserve it!

Trekking Nepal
Day 5 – Nagarkot – Dhulikhel

Rising early we will walk to a quiet viewpoint and treat you to a traditional Nepalese breakfast of sweet-spiced milk tea, fried chickpeas, sweet bread and potatoes. Here you can truly take in the splendour of the Himalaya.

From Nagarkot, we’ll follow a ridgeline that offers outstanding views across a vast and giant valley. At the valley’s end is a wall of the greater Himalayan range, protecting the land of Tibet and beyond. We walk at a gentle pace today, soaking in the views and embracing the peacefulness of the mountains. Dropping to lower elevations, we’ll meet the road and be collected with a private car for a lift back to Kathmandu.

In the evening you will be treated to a farewell dinner at a great local restaurant.

Day 7 – Fly Home

Unfortunately it’s the end of this adventure. Lost Earth Adventures group services end after breakfast. Transfers to the airport are complimentary. See you next time!

Spend the morning Walking through the maze of markets, street vendors and bazaars, haggling for your eastern treasures or find a rooftop terrace to watch the action from above.

Trekking Times and Altitudes

This table shows the approximate times it takes to walk to each place we stay at night. These times do not include rest and food breaks. The footpath on this trek is pleasantly smooth on well-trodden trails, allowing for nice walking 95% of the time.

Chisopani to Nagarkot
Sundarijal (1,460m) to Chisapani (2,160m) 5-6 Hours
Chisapani (2,160m) to Nagarkot (2,175m) 5-6 Hours
Nagarkot (2,175m) to Dhulikhel (1,550m) 5-6 Hours

For prices and more details about this trip please visit the Chisopani to Nagarkot tour details page.

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