Introuction to Chisapani Trek
Chisapani Trek combines a comfortable and easy trek with a golden opportunity to experience Nepal’s great cultural heritage. The Chisapani Trek is full of green fields and settlements. People of this area are still farmers and follow the traditional way of life. Walking in the hills around the Kathmandu Valley is an excellent trek to explore the differences between urban and rural areas.
Start Chisapani Trek
After an hour’s drive from Kathmandu, you reach Sundarijal and start trekking from there. After a 5-hour walk, you reach the beautiful ancient settlement of Chisapani where you will experience the real natural beauty away from the crowded city.
This destination will add another wonderful experience to your Chisapani Trek by providing you an opportunity to interact with the local people of the village and learn about their rural lifestyle. During the stay in Chisapani, you observe the traditions and customs that the locals follow.
Nagarkot – A Perfect Viewpoint for Sunrise
The next day you walk about 6 hours from Chisapani and reach Nagarkot, another beautiful destination located at an altitude of 2,195 meters. Nagarkot is the best destination nearby from the Kathmandu Valley to experience real nature with the delightful view of sunrise and sunset which makes you feel amazing. From the viewpoint of Nagarkot, you can see the magnificent panoramic views of the mountains like Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, etc.
The next day you reach Dhulikhel after a 6-hour walk. This place offers you a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains, temples, green fields, and the diversity of flora and fauna. The ancient small town is a settlement of the Newar community that is great for visiting historical sites and learning about culture, traditions, festivals, and language.
Namobuddha – Famous for Buddhist Monastery
Namobuddha is a sacred place for Buddhists with a large Buddhist monastery. Popular among Nepali Buddhists, the monastery is located on top of a hill. This place offers 360-degree views of the valley below and making it a popular tourist destination. You can stay overnight outside the monastery in a guest house or inside the monastery. This monastery is not only for visiting but also where tourists prefer to do meditation and yoga activities.
These 6 days Chisapani Trek is perfect for those who have limited time in Nepal and are looking for an easy trek. It is also a great option for those who have come to Nepal with a child and cannot do difficult trekking in a remote area. With a short and easy trip around Kathmandu, anyone can participate regardless of age and fitness level. Spring and autumn are the best time for trekking. But it is easy and short trekking can be done at any time of the year.
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Drive to Sundarijal (1 hour) and trek to Chisapani (5 to 6 Hours walk).
Chisapani to Nagarkot - 6 to 7 hours walk.
Nagarkot to Dhulikhel – 6 to 7 hours walk.
Dhulikhel to Namobuddha – 3 to 4 hours walk.
Namobuddha to Balthali – 5 to 6 hours walk.
Balthali to Khopasi (an hour walk) and drive to Kathmandu (2 to 3 hours).
Frequently asked questions about this trip
Have just returned from my fourth trip to Nepal and as always Odyssey Treks organized everything superbly. We visited Makalu relatively late in the season and were rewarded with empty trails and amazing weather. Karma was as entertaining, friendly, and informative as ever along with Ang Dawa Sherpa who together made the three weeks perfect.
They also organized a few days to Helambu at short notice as I had some time spare, all done easily and professionally. Thanks for the company both and I will be back again. I cannot recommend Odyssey highly enough as a genuinely friendly, locally based company that provides not only unforgettable experiences but also great service at a very reasonable cost.
I have just returned from the trip of a lifetime. Always wanted to visit and see the Himalayas and to have completed the trip with the most excellent hosts really made the trip come alive. Odyssey took care of everything and ensured that we experienced real Nepalese hospitality. We climbed up to 3700 meters, saw Ganesh Himal, experienced true excitement on the trek, ate superbly produced fresh food along the route..and above all met some amazing people. Thanks to Karma, Rinji, and our fantastic porters…without you guys it wouldn’t have happened!! All the best. Alex