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Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek

Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek


Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek

Best Month:

Sep - Nov & Mar - May

Max Elevation:


Walking hours Per Day:

5 - 8 Hours

Trip Grade:

Easy - Moderate




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Chisapani-Nagarkot-Dhulikhel Trek is popular and perfect for those who have limited time but want to experience the natural beauty and culture of Nepal, because it offers beautiful views of the Himalayas, lush forests, and a glimpse into the rural life of Nepal.

Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek  highlights

  • Ideal for a short trek, typically completed in 3-4 days 
  • Perfect destinations for beginners trekkers 
  • Less crowded trails offer a peaceful trekking experience
  • Serene and quiet environment throughout the trek
  • Stunning views of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest on clear days.
  • Walking through diverse landscapes, from lush forests to terraced fields and traditional villages.
  • Experiencing local culture and hospitality in the villages along the trail.
  • Beautiful sunrises and sunsets,  from Chisapani, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel.
  • Stunning vistas of Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, and Mount Everest.

Trip Summary

Chisapani-Nagarkot-Dhulikhel trek is a popular trekking route near the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. This trekking route is a relatively short and easy trek, typically completed in around 3 to 4 days, making it an accessible option for those with limited time for beginner trekkers.

This trekking trail leads to a naturally sloppy hillside, and it offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional villages. The hiking route camp is the best place for sunrise and sunset views of mountains including Mt. Everest and other mountains as well as stunning views of the Kathmandu Valley.


Chisapani is the name of the place, which is known for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and Gauri Shankar ranges. This trek starts from Sundarijal, after a short drive from Kathmandu and leading to Chisapani for the first overnight stay.


Nagarkot is another popular viewpoint of the trek, which is famous for its stunning sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas. Nagarkot offers a range of accommodations and is a great spot to relax and take in the scenic beauty.


Dhulikhel is another wonderful place during the trek, offering a glimpse of Newari culture and architecture, with temples and ancient buildings dotting the town. To reach the Dhulikhel, passing through beautiful landscapes, villages, and terraced fields.


Scenic Views: Throughout the trek, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, valleys, and landscapes.
Cultural Experience: Interacting with locals in the villages along the way provides insight into their traditional lifestyle and culture.
Nature Trails: The trek involves walking through dense forests, rhododendron groves, and terraced fields, showcasing Nepal's natural beauty.

Trekking and Hiking Route

The Trek is starting from Sundarijal, a drinking water source that is one and a half hours away from (Thamel) Kathmandu.  This Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek package is specially designed to provide an exclusive opportunity to explore numerous wonderful natures, magnificent culture, spectacular Mountain Views and the history of Nepal. The destination is through the forested hills and streams of Sundarijal to Chisapani (1950 meters), where you can enjoy real nature and communicate with local people.  

After an overnight stay at Chisapani, the trek continues to Nagarkot (2155 meters). Nagarkot is famous among domestic and international tourists for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset panoramic views of the  Himalayan. In there, you can enjoy a real sunset and sunrise view of the panoramic Himalayan range, and interactions with the residents will enhance the experience.

On a clear sunny day, we will have an opportunity to see the Himalayan ranges including Everest, Langtang, Gaurishankar, and Ganesh Himal. Dhulikhel is another destination in the trek that can give an exciting and moving experience due to the trekking trail going up and down. It takes 5 hours to walk from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel. Treading along the unexplored trails of Dhulikhel can be a very exhilarating and enriching experience. After that, you will drive one hour and 30 minutes back to Kathmandu.

Benefit to choose Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek

Choosing the Chisapani-Nagarkot-Dhulikhel Trek offers several benefits as it provides a well-rounded experience, combining natural beauty, cultural immersion, a short and easy hike, and suitability for beginners. It also features a flexible and tailor-made itinerary, a manageable timeframe, and closeness to Kathmandu

Closeness to Kathmandu

  • Convenient Access: The trek starts close to Kathmandu, making it easily accessible without long travel times.
  • Short Duration: Ideal for travelers with limited time, as the trek can be completed in 3-4 days.

Scenic Beauty

  • Panoramic Mountain Views: The trek provides stunning views of the Himalayan range, including peaks like Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, and even Mount Everest on clear days.
  • Sunrise and Sunset: Nagarkot is renowned for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas.

Diverse Landscapes

  • Varied Terrain: The trek takes you through lush forests, terraced fields, and charming villages, offering a diverse trekking experience.
  • Shivapuri National Park: The trek begins with a journey through this beautiful park, rich in flora and fauna.

Cultural Experience

  • Village Life: You’ll pass through traditional villages inhabited by Tamang and Newari communities, providing a glimpse into local rural life.
  • Cultural Sites: Dhulikhel is known for its traditional Newari culture and historical sites.

 Tranquility and Relaxation

  • Less Crowded: Compared to popular treks like Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit, this trek is less crowded, offering a more peaceful and serene experience.
  • Relaxation Points: Comfortable accommodations in Chisapani, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel allow for restful stays.

Accessibility to facilities

  • Accommodation and Facilities: Good quality lodges and guesthouses are available along the route, providing comfortable stays and meals.
  • Short Travel Time: The short distance from Kathmandu means you can quickly return to the city for any needs or emergencies.

Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel Trek Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (about 1 hour
  • The trek starts with a climb through Shivapuri National Park.
  • The trail passes through Tamang villages and forests.
  • Overnight stay in Chisapani (2,195 meters)

  • The trail offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, including peaks like Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, and Gaurishankar.
  • Walk through charming villages and terraced fields.
  • Overnight stay in Nagarkot (2,175 meters), famous for its sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas.

  • The trail goes through forested areas and small villages.
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty and cultural richness of the region.
  • Explore Dhulikhel, visiting local temples and enjoying the scenery.
  • Drive back to Kathmandu (about 1.5-2 hours).

What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick-up and drop service
  • All ground transportation  as per itinerary
  • All meals during the trek and bed and breakfast basis in Kathmandu 
  • Accommodation in  Kathmandu on B&B basis
  • Sivapuri National Park Fee 
  • Trekking Guide and Porter ( 1 Porter for 2 people)
  • All government tax

What Is Excluded?

  • Lunch and dinner at Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • International Flight and departure tax
  • Personal nature expenses such as alcoholic beverage, shopping, laundry, phone calls etc
  • Nepal entry visa fee 
  • Emergency evacuation charge
  • Tips for Guide and Porter

Traveller Useful Information

Getting There: Nepal 

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types 
There are three types of altitude sickness:

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 

High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening

High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause 
Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 

Had the sickness before

Climbing quickly

Not being acclimatized to the altitude

Drinking alcohol when you ascend 

Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms
These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

Difficulty sleeping




Loss of appetite

Nausea or vomiting

Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)

Short breath with action

Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 

Chest tightness or blocking


Dry cough or coughing with blood

Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention 
Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

Climb the mountain gradually. 

Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.

Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.

Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.

Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.

If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.

If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:
Drink plenty of water

Climb slowly.

Take it easy

Do not drink alcohol.

Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.

Sleep lower elevation 

Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor 

Trekking gear and equipment are most important for the trekking. Either you have to bring those things or you can buy here in Kathmandu. Also you can hire in Kathmandu Trekking gear shops.

Check List

  • Reading/writing material
  • Health requirements arranged
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu.
  • Money: cash/credit card
  • Down Sleeping bag and jacket provided by High Pass Adventure (if needed) 
  • Light weight Towel
  • Day pack (25-30 liter) to carry your personal needs during the day
  • Walking shoes and sport shoes  1/1 pair
  • Normal and warm gloves 1/1 pair
  • Sun glasses and sun block cream 1/1 pieces 
  • Down Sleeping Bag and down warm jacket 1/1 pieces
  • Normal Socks 2/3 pair
  • Fleece Jacket and Trouser 1/1 pieces
  • Head lamp 1 pic
  • Gore-Tex Jacket and Trouser 1/1 pieces
  • Water bottle  2 pieces
  • Trekking stick (pole) 1 pair
  • T-shirt 4/5 pieces
  • bandanna of scarf 
  • Sleeper (sandal) one pair 
  • Wind and waterproof Jacket & Pants

Client Reviews

Mohamad and friends

Mohamad and friends


Friendly Trekking Guide

14th June, 2023

High pass adventure is the best trekking company and best working team. The owner is professional while guiding us during our trip in Kathmandu valley and short trekking around valley rim during the trip. We were fully explained about the significant place and the culture.

Birute D.

Birute D.


Thank you, High Pass Adventure for wonderful hiking experience!!!

16th July, 2023

My trip from Chisapani to Nagarkot and Dhulikhel was very fluent and calming. I was clearly informed about the plan of the hike from Purna of the High Pass Adventure owner. The path was beautiful! l felt safe and calm,no stress and rushed with the guide Mr. Purna! Our conversations (balanced with the time to be individually and enjoy the way on my own) during the hike was one more way to learn more about Nepal! I enjoyed and appreciated every step and every moment of the 3 day hike! Thank You very much for High Pass Adventure and Purna for making a wonderful hiking experience.

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