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Chisapani Nagarkot Hiking Tour is a short yet exciting journey to get the taste of the combination of nature with some typical local lifestyle around the countryside of the Kathmandu valley. Designed for short time travelers who are interested in trekking/hiking, this 3 day package takes you to the beautiful sites far away from the hustling and bustling city life for a short period of time. The trip commences with a 1 hour drive to Sundarijal, 18 km northeast of the valley from where the hiking begins with your entrance into the Shivapuri National Park lastly making to Chisapani by the end of the day which offers dramatic views of Langtang ranges and Gaurishankar ranges. The next destination, Nagarkot can be reached within 7 hours from Chisapani by walking past some ethnic villages, lush beautiful forest while enjoying the lovely view of Himalayan ranges. Hill station renowned for its sunrise and sunset view along with panoramic vista of snow-capped peaks, Nagarkot is a lovely village with standard hotels, lodges and resorts. After spending a night in Nagarkot, you will descend down to Changunarayan temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built in the 5th century. Concluding the trek in one of the ancient temples, driving back to the center of the valley will be the last task of this journey.
Driving Duration: 1 hour
Hiking Duration: 4-5 hours
Early morning you will be driven to Sundarijal from the center of Kathmandu. Enjoy the fresh and beautiful forest scene, watersheds and waterfall once you reach Sundarijal. Starting your trek from here, you will pass by a Tamang settlement and gradually ascend up in the woods of pine and oaks. Continue your hike until you reach today’s destination, Chisapani.
Meals: Lunch & Dinner
Hiking Duration: 6-7 hours
After breakfast, you will embark your journey towards Nagarkot. Nearly after 3 hours of straight walking, you will halt at Chauki Bhanjyang for lunch. After a short break there, you will continue your hike while passing through the countryside and terrace fields. Once you reach Kattike bhanjyang, the trail gradually ascends until Nagarkot. Enjoy the glorious sun slowing dipping behind the magnificent peaks form your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Driving Duration: 1 hour
Hiking Duration: 3-4 hours
Witness the breathtaking sunrise beyond the Himalayan peaks and enjoy the panoramic view of those enormous mountains as well as the valley. After having breakfast, you will start your hike towards an UNESCO World Heritage Site, Changunarayan Temple which is one of the ancient temples of Nepal. Grab some food at the surrounding area of the temple and drive to Kathmandu valley concluding your 3 days hiking trip.
You can opt to drive Kathmandu directly from Nagarkot.
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