Asiana Treks

Chisapani-Nagarkot- Dhulikhel Trekking

Best Price
8 days
Max. Elevation
2175 m / 7135 ft
Group size
1 to more
Local Bus/ Car/ 4 wheel drive
Best Season
All year round
Hotel /Guesthouse
B/L/D in Trekking B/B in Kathmandu
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu- Sundarijal-Chisapani-Nagarkot- Dhulikhel and back to Kathmandu


    • Stunning panoramic views of the many  Himalayan ranges, Kathmandu,and Sunkoshi valley on clear days. 
    • Dhulikhel is a tourist hub natural beauty, tranquility, and serenity of the region.
    • This trip for experience and beginner,  ensuring an unforgettable experience for both.
    • Reconnect with nature and get away away from the daily stress by bustle of daily life. 
    • Nagarkot is a famous view points of the eastern Himalayan range and dhulikhel tourist destination.
    • Nagarkot is remarkable hill station and Dhukhel is and newari touristic city with many iconic temple. 
    • On a clear day extremely impressive view of the many Himalayas ranges.



Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel trek is a fantastic short trek to the east of Kathmandu, offering our clients an unforgettable experience. This trek takes you around the Kathmandu Valley, providing a beautiful blend of nature and culture for trekkers with limited time.
You'll enjoy typical Nepali hospitality amidst breathtaking natural scenery, with panoramic sunrise views of snow-capped mountains from west Annapurna to Mt Everest; despite its short distance, this trek is packed with beauty and adventure. Starting just 17.6 km from Kathmandu, where the trekking begins with a one-hour drive to Sundarijal, leading through Shivapuri Nagargun National Park and passing picturesque villages like Mulkharka before reaching Bolang Bhanjyang then descending Chisapani.
Chisapani, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel offer serene hill stations and incredible mountain viewpoints. At 2,100m altitude, Nagarkot boasts panoramic views of Annapurna, Lamjung, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and even Everest on clear days.
The trek itinerary perfectly blends culture and nature, winding through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced farmland. It's an easy trek, with the first day involving a gentle ascent to Borlang Bhanjyang. In Dhulikhel, you'll explore temples and witness the vibrant Newar community.
The journey is a delightful escape from city life, starting with a drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, followed by a hike through Shivapuri National Park to Chisapani. Nights are spent in Chisapani and Nagarkot, with mesmerizing sunrise views. The trek concludes with a visit to Dhulikhel Chandeshwari Temple before returning to Kathmandu.
Despite its richness in experience, the trek cost is reasonable, with accommodations in the best hotels in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. Whether you're a family seeking adventure or preparing for more challenging treks, this trek is perfect for those with limited time who love the outdoors. Asiana Treks and Tours offers a memorable journey through which you can experience Nepal quickly and experience great hiking.

Important Note

Best time to travel to Nepal :

Nepal is a country of differences with various landscapes, including towering mountain ranges, lush forests, and a vibrant cultural heritage. The best time to travel to Nepal depends on your preferences and the type of excursions or events you intend to participate in. Generally, Nepal has four distinct seasons, each with unique charms and challenges.

Autumn Season: September to November is Nepal's best time for Trekking and outdoor activities. Clear skies, pleasant temperatures, and festivals like Dashain Tihar and Chhat make this period ideal for experiencing Nepali culture.

Winter Season: Cold temperatures start in late November or early December, but clear skies suit budget travelers. Lower-elevation treks and skiing/snowboarding in ski resorts are popular activities.

Spring Season: From late February to May, warmer temperatures make it perfect for Trekking. Rhododendrons bloom, adding to the scenic beauty. Celebrations like Holi and Buddha Jayanti occur during this time.

Summer Season: Monsoon rains from June to August make trekking challenging, but it's a great time to experience lush greenery and agriculture. Ideal for peace seekers and cultural tours of cities accessible by road.

Fitness and Training:

Trekking to Chisapani-Nagarkot-Dhulikhel is a rewarding adventure experience. Your fitness level is essential, whether a beginner or a seasoned hiker. Prior trekking experience is optional for Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel trekking. Trekking in Nepal's hilly terrain is tricky, so you must be willing to hike up and down for 4-6 hours.

Asiana Treks and Tours recognizes the importance of considering varying fitness levels for treks, mountain expeditions, peak climbing, adventure activities, and tour packages. We understand that every traveler visiting Nepal has unique health and fitness levels. For specific segments of our treks or tours that don't venture into high-altitude or remote areas far from the city, a basic fitness level is essential for their holiday. We ensure that our packages are flexible and cater to your needs, clearly outlining suitable itineraries, whether they require average fitness levels or more demanding levels, and categorizing them accordingly. However, for activities such as short and easy Trekking, luxury trekking, luxury tours, day hikes and tours, helicopter tours, and adventure activities, an average fitness level is sufficient for your holiday in Nepal.

Trek Booking:

Asiana Treks and Tours, the best and most trusted treks and tours company operator authorized by the Nepal government, understands that your travel plans may change. We require a 10% advance payment to book your trip, and you'll need to send us a copy of your passport, photos, travel insurance, and flight details as soon as you book a tour with us. You can use bank transfer, or any other way like Western Union, or online via our website, which is easy. The remaining trip cost can be paid upon arrival in Nepal. We offer last-minute bookings, but changes may occur due to circumstances like bad weather. We are flexible and ready to accommodate your needs, ensuring your trek booking process is as smooth as possible. 

Trek difficulty :

The Chisapani- Nagarkot - Dhulikhel trek presents a easy Trekking. 

Completing the Chisapani-Nagarkot Dhulikhel trek is achievable even if you're a beginner; however, Trekking in Nepal's hilly terrain is tricky, so you must be willing to hike up and down for 4-6 hours and maintain a reasonable fitness level. Prior trekking experience can be advantageous but optional.

Suppose trekkers have pre-existing medical conditions, such as lung or heart diseases. In that case, they are advised to consult their physician before booking the trek to ensure their safety and well-being throughout the journey.

Entry permit and requirements (About Visa) 

To visit Nepal, you need a valid passport and a visa. You can quickly get an arrival visa at entry points or Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport. However, some people need a permit before they come, so it's good to check with the nearest Nepalese embassy.

Some nationalities that don't get visas from immigration entry points in Nepal are Nigeria, Iraq, Ghana, Afghanistan, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Palestine, and Ethiopia.

There are three types of visas, as in the table below: 

Fifteen days, 30 days, or 90 days. The cost varies from $30 to $125 depending on how long you want to stay. You can pay in US dollars or other significant currencies, sometimes even Nepalese rupees.

If you're coming for business, you can get a suitable visa for up to 5 years. The fee depends on how much money you're investing. If you invest less than 10 million Nepalese rupees, it's $35 per month, $400 per year, or $1000 for five years. If you invest more, the fees are lower; if you invest more than 100 million Nepalese rupees, you don't have to pay any fees.

People from SAARC countries get a free 30-day visa. Indians don't need a visa, but they must show ID, like a passport or citizenship card. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months. And it's a good idea to have travel insurance which covers medical treatment and emergency evacuation.

Some places in Nepal require a separate permit to visit. 

Tims and Permit :

TIMS and permits are compulsory for entering the Shivapuri -Nagarjun National Park or visiting the Chisapani Nagarkot trekking. These permits include the TIMS card and the Shivapuri -Nagarjun National Park permit. You can get these permits in Sundarijal, Chisapani.

The Shivapuri -Nagarjun National Park permits per person per entry of 1000 Rs, which is 7 $ in equivalent.

For SAARC country, per person per entry is 600 Rs 4.61 $ in Equivalent. 

The TIMS card is 2000 Rs Per person (USD 17). in equivelant.

The ACAP permit for SAARC Country is 1500 RS per person, and the TIMS is 600 RS per person.

Travel Insurance:

Asiana Treks and Tours strongly advises our valuable clients to have travel insurance that protects adventurous activities at high altitudes above 5,000 m. This comprehensive coverage, which includes accidents and emergency help, will provide you with the peace of mind you need during your high-altitude adventure.

However, you can get this insurance online from different companies. Here are some popular trekking choices for Everest Base Camp.

USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross

Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia

Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad Explore plan level 3.

Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe.

India: ICICI Lombard

But make sure the policy covers trekking up to 5985,000 m altitude. These are just suggestions, so the policies and what they cover might vary. It's best to contact these insurers directly to ask about what they offer before you buy anything.

Trip Safety:

We highly give top priority. We provide experienced guides with first aid kits and necessary safety gear to ensure a safe hand. Our team monitors weather and trail conditions and takes precautions to avoid risks. Before starting the trek, we discuss the trip to provide a clear understanding and ensure a reliable experience.

Guide and Porter Arrangement:

Our company, Asiana Treks and Tours, focuses on responsible tourism in Nepal. We make sure our guides and porters are well-trained in Trekking and mountaineering. They know a lot about the areas we go to, including geography, history, customs, and culture. We train them regularly in safety, first aid, and environmental conservation. We follow guidelines to treat our porters fairly, providing them with good pay, accommodation, and meals during treks. Our guides and porters are essential team members, and we appreciate their hard work. When you trek with us, you support ethical tourism in Nepal, making your trip meaningful and memorable.

Asiana Treks and Tours prioritizes your safety and enjoyment. Our knowledgeable guides, reliable equipment, and safety measures ensure a great trekking experience in Nepal.

Packing Checklist:

When planning a trip to Nepal, packing the right gear is crucial for a successful journey, which includes clothing, equipment, and accessories tailored to your trek and the time of year. If you're trekking, pack light unless you're hiring a porter. Consider renting or buying gear in Nepal to save space. Ensure your equipment is high-quality and in good condition to avoid problems in the mountains. Take our suggestions to prepare your baggage correctly. Lastly, double-check the weather forecast and ensure you have all the necessary items for a safe and comfortable trip.

Teahouse Facilities:

Hotel and Guest houses are familiar places to stay while trekking in Nepal. They're simple lodges with rooms, eating areas, and toilets. Guest houses vary in quality but are affordable and convenient for trekkers. They offer a cozy place to rest after walking and serve Nepali and international food. Rooms usually have twin or bunk beds, and bathrooms are shared. They provide blankets and pillows. Our company offers sleeping bags, but bringing one for extra comfort is a good idea.

Safe drinking water:

Drinking more than three liters of water daily is essential when trekking in higher terrain to prevent dehydration. Staying hydrated while trekking in Nepal's Himalayan region is crucial for your safety. You can find water taps in some areas, but you must ensure safe drinking. While mineral water is available in guest houses along famous and short and easy Trekking and tour routes, water cost is reasonable in lower elevations. However, Your guide can assist you in purchasing boiled water from guest houses, which is cheaper than mineral water. A good suggestion is to bring a water filter, iodine drops, water purification tablets, and a Steri pen to treat water from streams or other natural sources along the trail. You must ensure that your water is safe to drink.

Toilet Facilities:

Most teahouses have Western-style flush toilets during treks, especially at lower elevations. But as you go higher, find simple squat toilets along the trails and teahouses at higher altitudes. These toilets usually have water or toilet paper, but it's a good idea to bring your toilet paper just in case. You can also use restrooms at nearby teahouses or find a private spot along the trekking routes.

Internet Connectivity:

While trekking in the Himalayan region of Nepal, connecting with your family and friends is also a good idea. You can find internet access at teahouses and lodges, but it might be extra minimal cost. The signal might be weak because of the remote location. You can also get internet access using a local SIM card and data packages available at Kathmandu airport or nearby shops in Thamel and Pokhara. You'll have a passport-sized photo and a copy of your passport to get a SIM card. It's a good idea to compare prices and data packages from telecom companies like Ncell and Nepal Telecom before buying. Knowing about teahouse connectivity. Our guide will suggest connections for you. 

Altitude Sickness and Acclimatisation:

Altitude sickness is a common concern for hikers in Nepal's high Himalayan region. However, if you're below 3000 meters, you needn't worry about it. It's rare to experience high altitude sickness at elevations lower than 3000 meters. Hydration is crucial in preventing dehydration during Trekking. Drinking plenty of water throughout your trek helps you stay hydrated, reducing the Risk of altitude sickness. Booking with us ensures our guides provide the right advice and assistance during your trek.

About the sensitive zone in Chisapani-Nagarkot-Dhulikhel Trekking:

There are not many risky areas for Chisapani Nagarjun Trekking. Certain parts of the trail will steep up, and such steep down, beware of knee problems, and slowly, will be all right. Our guides know these risky spots and inform you to navigate them safely. 

Trip Itinerary

Your trip day starts today when you arrive to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival, you will be received by our representative at the airport. He will be carrying a signboard with our company’s name on it. Then you will be transferred to the tour hotel and checked in. A trip briefing will follow later today and the time will be notified to you by the representative who picks you up from the airport. We will come to meet and brief you about the trip at the fixed time. Until then just relax or explore a bit of surrounding.

We take you for a day tour of cultural heritage monuments in Kathmandu valley after breakfast. The tour will give you a mixed insight of history, culture, art, architecture and spirituality of Kathmandu valley. The sites include; Swoyambhunath aka Monkey Temple: The oldest of all sites in Kathmandu valley, Swoyambhunath is an important Buddhist spiritual site having the history over two thousand years old. This site has gained a popular name as monkey temple as this small forested hill is a good habitat for hundreds of monkeys. The visit there will heighten your spiritual and cultural experience. Patan City including Patan Durbar Square: A tour to medieval city of Patan gives you a great insight about ethnic Newari culture, Budhhist spirituality, religious harmony, art and architecture while you stroll around the charismatic alleys taking you to magnificent local community squares known as Bahal and eventually leading you to an incredible medieval palace square. The monuments and skill of the local artisans displayed on those monuments in the square will stun you with their unbelievable charm. Boudhanath Stupa: The largest of its kind in the world, this magnificent stupa is a very important center of faith for the people following Tibetan Buddhism. This place is nice Circular Square with the stunning stupa in the middle of it which spreads a lot of spiritual vibrations around the atmosphere.

Chisapani is about 16 kilometers away from Kathmandu, and its name means "Cold Water," indicating the perpetually chilly air. Chisapani Nagarkot trek is our ultimate destination for the day and is 16 kilometers from Sundarijal. We kickstart our morning at the hotel in Kathmandu with a hearty breakfast. Our journey begins with private transportation to the northeast of Kathmandu, reaching Sundarijal in about an hour. From there, we embark on a trek, navigating stone steps leading to a charming village and a peaceful jungle waterfall. At the check post, we present our permits for Shivapuri and Nagarjuna National Parks, allowing us access.

This leads us to Pani Muhan, a water supply point for the people of Kathmandu. Following this, we steadily climb cemented steps to Mulkharka. Approximately two and a half hours later, we reach the summit of Mulkharka and enjoy a delightful lunch in the local village. Post-lunch, we follow a trail that gradually ascends through a serene rhododendron and oak forest, culminating at the ridge of Deurali. Passing Deurali, we are treated to a picturesque view of snow-capped peaks such as Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and more.

After savouring the mountainous vistas, we continuously descend towards our final destination, Chisapani, in the lap of Shivapuri and Nagarjuna National Park. Upon reaching the hotel, we are greeted by greenery, countryside landscapes, and hilly terrain, all complemented by a clear, stunning Himalayan panoramic view featuring many snow-capped mountains, including the majestic Mt Everest.

Take your breakfast and get ready to start the beautiful day in the middle hills with panoramic view of Himalayan range. The walk today goes through forested areas, local villages that boast the enigmatic countryside atmosphere. A walk for about 6 hours takes you to a beautiful hill station of Nagarkot. Check into a hotel and relax enjoying the beauty of this charming town.

Another beautiful day’s trek starts after breakfast. You will enjoy an incredible sunrise over the Himalayas with the spectacular view of Himalayan range, given the clear weather. At the end of your hike today, a wonderful town of Dhulikhel will welcome you. Standing amidst the nature, Dhulikhel boast a magnificent panoramic Himalayan views. Check into hotel and relax.

Explore the town of Dhulikhel after breakfast. Later, drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur. You will have some free time to go around for shopping or leisurely stroll once you are back in Kathmandu.

We will drive you to airport for your departure flight.

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    • Airport picks up and transfers to hotel.
    • Accommodations in Kathmandu 3-star category with breakfast.
    • Day sightseeing in old heritage sites with a tourist guide.
    • All of the ground transportation is mentioned in the Itinerary.
    • Shivapuri Nagarjun national park Area Entry Permit and TEMS.
    • An experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide.
    • A strong trekking porter (one porter for 2 persons) one porter carries 15 KG.
    • Breakfast lunch dinner during the trekking.
    • Meals, accommodation, transportation, equipment, insurance, and salary for trekking crews.
    • Better accommodation during the trek with a twin or multi-sharing basis.
    • Applicable government taxes (13% VAT and 10% tourism service charges)
    • Nepali culture show with farewell dinner.

Doesn't Include

    • Nepal entry visa and Travel/Medical insurance.
    •  Snacks, drinks, and toiletries during the trekking,
    •  Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Single supplements in hotels except for solo trekking service.
    • Optional trips which are not specified in the itinerary.
    • Necessary sightseeing entrance fee for the heritage site in Kathmandu.
    • Personal nature equipment and Donation to the local organization.
    • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency.
    • Gratitude to guide and porter.

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