|Accomodation||Deluxe room at Haibung & Nagarkot during the trek|
|Start / End point||Kathmandu/ Kathmandu|
|Max. Altitude||2,160m at Nagarkot|
|Meals Included||All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek|
|Nature of Trek||Lodge to Lodge Trekking|
|Best Season||Feb, Mar, Apri, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec.|
|Activity Per Day||Approximately 4-6 hr walking|
|Transportation||Kathmandu to Sundarijal, & Chagunarayan to Kathmandu by private transportation|
About the Trip
Nagarkot trek is one of the perfect short trek destinations to the east of Kathmandu, away from the city crowd. This trek allows you to experience typical Nepali hospitality while enjoying amazing natural sceneries - including panoramic sunrise views over several mesmerizing snow-capped mountains.
- Experience Nepali culture in the Kathmandu Valley
- Admire the amazing sunrise views over the Himalayas from Nagarkot and Chisapani
- Trek through the Shivapuri National Park forests
- Short trek for those with limited time
- Visit the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal, Changu Narayan, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Observe and admire panoramic views of Langtang Range, Dorje Lakpa, and Gauri Shanker from Nagarkot
Benefits of Nagarkot Trekking with Discovery World Trekking
- Easy booking and reservation system
- Online trip briefing after booking confirmation
- Multi-channel communication (Email, WhatsApp, Facebook, WeChat, Viber, Skype, Zoom)
- 24/7 phone communication at +977- 9840055491
- Easy payment system.
- Free airport arrival/departure transfer to/from the hotel on a private vehicle
- Free excess luggage storage at the Discovery World Trekking store during the trek
Online Trip Briefing
The online briefing will clear all your doubts about the trek, including things to bring (equipment checklist) for the hike, the itinerary details, and what you can expect on the trails. As soon as you complete the booking, we will email you the available date and time for the trek briefing. Please note that we conduct trip briefing only once either online or in person.
Comprehensive Trek Overview
This short trip takes you to the peaceful, scenic Nagarkot hilltop, located just 32 km away from Kathmandu. Nagarkot is a popular mountain viewpoint, at an altitude of 2,100m, surrounded by lush green terrace farms and pine forests. From this viewpoint, you can get panoramic views of several mountain ranges - including, Ganesh Himal (7,422m), Gauri Shankar (7,134m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Langtang (7,234m), and Rolwaling (7,181m).
It is an easy hiking trip that first takes you to Chisapani, another mountain view. At Chisapani Village, you will get a chance to observe the charming rural lifestyle and culture.
You will also visit Changunarayan temple in Bhaktapur district, the oldest temple of Nepal, with a large settlement of the Newar community living around it.
The trip begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and then a hike up to Chisapani through Shivapuri National Park. It is a pleasant hike, and you can truly enjoy being far from the city's hustle and bustle, passing many villages and farms.
We will be spending a night at Chisapani and another one in Nagarkot. Early sunrise views from Nagarkot are extremely fascinating and mesmerizing. After enjoying the views from Nagarkot, we trek to Changunarayan in Bhaktapur and then return to Kathmandu.
This trek is perfect for those who want to experience Nepal but have limited time. It is an equally great trip for a family getaway or a preparation for more intense treks.
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Day to Day Itinerary
Drive to Sundarijal (1,385m / 4,545ft)and hike to Haibung (2,175m / 7,135ft) via Chisapani (2,295m / 7,655ft)
Itinerary Facts Driving Hours 1 hr. Trek Distance 14km / 8.6miles Highest Altitude 2,295m / 7,655ft Trek Duration 4 to 5 hrs.
Today we trek up to Haibung via Chisapani after an hour-long drive to Sundarijal. Four hours of hiking from Sundarijal takes us to Prakriti Resort along with pristine Bagmati River in Shivapuri National Park. While on the way, you can observe the Tamang settlement co-existing inside Shivapuri National Park. You will reach Haibung to spend the night.
- Overnight stay at Prakrit Resort (Deluxe room)
- Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Trek from Haibung (2,175m / 7,135ft) to Nagarkot (2,160m / 7,085ft)
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 27km / 16.7miles Highest Altitude 2,160m / 7,085ft Trek Duration 5-6 hrs
Early morning, you will wake up with a cup of tea or coffee at sunrise to see the dawn break in the Himalayas. Then, we will take you on an hour of guided nature walk around Dhaap Pokahri (Wet Lands) inside the Shivapuri National Park to observe birds and wildlife. Then, you will trek for four hours to reach Nagarkot via Jhule Army Camp, Jhule Bazaar, and Jarshing Pauwa. We stay overnight in Nagarkot.
- Overnight stay at Hotel Viewpoint (Deluxe room)
- Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Trek From Nagarkot (2,160m / 7,085ft) to Changunarayan Temple (1600m / 5,249ft) and drive to Kathmandu
Itinerary Facts Trek Distance 12km / 7.4miles Highest Altitude 2,160m / 7,085ft Trek Duration 4 hrs Driving Hours 2 hrs.
After savoring another sunrise view over the Himalayas from our hill station viewpoint, we have a hearty breakfast and descend from Nagarkot to Kathmandu Valley. It's a pleasant and leisurely walk through lush jungle and rural villages. We hike to the ancient temple of Changunarayan on the outskirts of the valley. This temple is a UNESCO world heritage site and one of Nepal's oldest temples, especially well-known for its rich carvings and ornamentation. We will then drive back to Kathmandu, where your trek package ends.
- Included standard meals (Breakfast + Lunch)
What is included?
- Kathmandu to Sundarijal (trek start) and Chagunarayan (trek end) back to Kathmandu by private transportation
- Deluxe room at Haibung (Prakriti Resort) and Nagarkot (Hotel Viewpoint). Total: 2 Nights
- All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 2 dinners during the trek
- Government licensed and experienced Discovery World Trekking guide.
- Guides costs, their insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, and other necessary equipment
- Shivapuri National Park entry permit fee
- Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruits every day
- All government, local taxes, and official expenses
- Souvenir - company T-shirt & cap
- Discovery World Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek.
- Farewell dinner at Kathmandu at the end of the trek
What is excluded?
- International flight costs
- Nepal entry visa fees. The current rate is USD 50 for 30 days.
- Excess baggage charges (Limit is 9kg per person)
- Accommodation and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) in Kathmandu.
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, and early return from trekking (for any reason) before the scheduled itinerary.
- Personal expenses - including laundry, telephone calls, battery recharge, shopping, laundry, extra porters, alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, etc.
- Personal clothing and gear
- Tips for guide
- All the costs and expenses not listed in "What is included?" will be counted as excludes
Depending on the season, you might adjust the things you bring to the trek. Please bring only the essential things. Per trekker, luggage weight limit is 9kg. We assign one porter for every two trekkers. Here is a list to help you pack the essentials.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Winter hat or insulating hat, or a wide-brimmed hat
- Headlight with extra batteries
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Face/body wipes
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight winter gloves
- Polypropylene underwear
- Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
- Waterproof jacket and pants
- Hiking shirts
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Hooded rain jacket
- Fleece jacket
- Lightweight cotton pants
- T-Shirt (bring lightweight wool)
- Hiking Boots
- Thick wool socks (Take an extra pair of thick light socks)
- Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)
- Water purification tablets
- Thermal bottle
- Trekking pole
- Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in the high altitude trekking)
- Toiletries (toilet papers, toothpaste, toothbrush)
- Medium size drying towel
- Deodorant/ floss
- Biodegradable bar soap
- Nail clippers
- Small mirror
- Cell phone
- First aid kit
- Extra passport photos and passport photocopies
- Notebook and pen
Free Airport Pick Up/Drop off
We provide free airport arrival and departure transfer on any flight for our clients that have booked the Nagarkot Trek package. When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will find our representative holding a pamphlet with your name. After welcoming you, our representative will provide you with a marigold garland and then take you to your hotel in a private vehicle.
Nagarkot trek start
You will arrive in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport. We welcome you at the airport and take you to your hotel. You will need at least one night's accommodation in Kathmandu before the trek starts, but this package does not include this. On the trek departure date, we will take you to Sundarijal on private transport.
Trek Accommodation Details
You will be spending two nights at hotels in trek regions. The first night, you will be staying in Haibung, and for another night, you will be staying at Nagarkot. Both of these accommodations are deluxe rooms.
Meals during the trek
The Nagarkot trek takes place near Kathmandu. So, you will have plenty of nutritious food choices during your trek. You will get most of the food choices you can get in big cities in Nepal.
The food you will be having will be tasty, nutritious, and healthy. During the trek, we will provide you with three breakfasts, three lunches, and two dinners.
Best seasons for Nagarkot treks
You can complete Nagarkot treks in any season. Each season provides a unique experience. If you want to avoid rain and enjoy the views trekking on perfect trails, the spring, autumn, and winter seasons suit you. The temperatures will be cool, the skies clear, and the temperature just perfect during these seasons. The summer (May-August) season coincides with the monsoon in Nepal, so if you love rain, this is the trekking season for you.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
This trek is suitable for all age groups. In fact, you can use Nagarkot treks to prepare for long hikes. However, people suffering from sensitive health conditions like heart or lung diseases need to consult their doctors before booking this trek. The trail paths have a few ups and downs along with straightforward routes.
Trekking in Group / Single
We are ready to guide groups as well as private treks. If you have your group, you will be eligible for discounts. However, we will not provide any discounts for trek groups we assemble. Similarly, for a group with more than 11 trekkers we add an assistant guide.
A typical day
This three-day Nagarkot trek will bring new experiences each day. You will have a chance to enjoy sceneries, taste local food, take pictures and interact with the locals. At the most, you will be on the trails for six hours a day. The trek is quite easy. While staying at lodges, you are free to engage in reading books, enjoying board games like cards and Monopoly, or learning Nepali words from our crew.
Communication during the trek
Nagarkot trekking is not far from Kathmandu. So, you can use the internet at the lodges/hotels you will be staying. Similarly, you can buy a sim card in Kathmandu should you choose to remain in contact with your friends and family. Each trekking group remains in contact with the Discovery World Trekking office at least once a day via the trek guide. It ensures that the trek progresses as planned.
Electricity & water in trek regions
Electricity is available throughout the trek region. You can recharge your camera, cell phone, or other electronic gadgets in the lodges you will be staying. However, you might need to pay a service charge for the use. Similarly, you can easily buy packed mineral water from en-route shops/tea houses. We advise you against drinking water from taps, rivers, or wells in trek regions because the water may not be potable.
Extra personal expenses during the trek
Trekkers must bring personal spending money with them to cover various expenses. Meals and accommodations at Kathmandu are for the trekkers themselves. Kathmandu has all sorts of hotels/lodges for all budgets and tastes. Similarly, you need money to cover visa fees, alcoholic, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, battery recharge, hot shower, bottled water, snacks, souvenirs, tips for crew, etc. We recommend you bring cash (major currencies) and exchange them for Nepali Rupees in Kathmandu.
All foreigners except Indians need a visa to enter Nepal. On-arrival visa is available for citizens from most countries at Tribhuvan International Airport. To apply for an on-arrival visa, you need a passport valid for at least six months, a passport-size photo, and visa fees. The current visa fee is USD 50 for a 30-day stay. Children under the age of 10 receive free visas.
Chinese and SAARC (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Sri Lanka) citizens receive a free visa.
Citizens from some countries - including Nigeria, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Palestine, and Afghanistan - may not receive an on-arrival visa, so citizens from these countries should contact their local Nepalese embassies.
Nepal Government can change visa rules without notice, so please visit www.immigration.gov.np for the latest information.
Money exchange in Nepal
Nepali Rupee is the local currency. 1 USD = ~ 130 Rupees.
You can exchange most foreign currencies through local banks and legitimate money exchanges in Kathmandu. Some hotels also exchange small amounts of foreign currencies. Legal money exchanges display their ongoing rate publicly.
We advise you to bring cash (Dollars) and exchange them for Nepalese Rupees. Though you can bring traveler's cheques, exchanging them will cost more, and you have to go through a lengthy process. You also have the option to withdraw Nepali Rupees using ATMs in Kathmandu. Many of these ATMs are open 24 hours.
Please bring new and crisp notes because most banks in Nepal will not accept faded, torn, or old notes.
How much luggage can I bring to the Nagarkot Trek?
We assign one porter for every two trekkers. However, we will not permit our porters to carry more than 18-kg of combined luggage. So, your luggage weight limit is 9-kg. Besides, we also expect you to carry a small backpack with your important things in it.
Your health and well-being are most important to us. Our experienced trek leads from remote high Himalayas have completed intensive wilderness first aid training. Our team carries first aid kits ready to take on all kinds of emergencies. Furthermore, we will be trekking as a group to ensure safety.
Though tourism brings several benefits to the community in the trek regions, such as employment opportunities, infrastructure development, health facilities, and educational institutions, it might also have adverse effects. We believe in environmental protection and try our best to leave only our footprints in the trek regions. Therefore, we have partnered with Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) to conduct eco-friendly trips that benefit the trekkers as well as the local communities.
Discovery World Trekking Crew
Our crew members are from the remote high Himalayas. All our trek guides have Nepal- Government trekking licenses. They will be informing you about places as you visit. All our trek crew members are important to us. We take care of their food, lodging, hot/cold drinks, insurance, and equipment costs.
We try hard to keep our staff members happy as we believe that only a happy person can make others happy.
Our trek guides are:
- government-licensed with years of trek experience
- fluent in English and another major language
- well trained in wilderness first aid
- bio-diversity and conservation trained
- trained in rock climbing
Nepali culture accepts tipping. However, tipping is at the traveler's discretion. We recommend you tip according to service received, trek duration, and trek cost. Tipping is best done at the end of the trek and collectively as a group.
Booking and payment process
Discovery World Trekking is a Nepal government-authorized and bonded trek and tour operator. We have been providing our service for over a decade. We are also members of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN). So, you can book treks with us in confidence.
We require 10% of the trip cost as an advance to confirm the booking. You can pay through bank transfer, western union, or online through our website. You can pay the remaining amount after arriving in Nepal. Again, you can pay in cash, by bank transfer, using a credit card, or western union. We will also email you payment details and available modes of payment.
Please send us your travel documents like a passport copy, passport-size photo, and flight details within a week of booking the trek.
It is always a good idea to book treks in advance. However, for those unable to book Nagarkot treks in advance, Discovery World Trekking offers last-minute bookings. To take advantage of this facility, you must pay the entire trek cost 24 hours before the trek departure date.
If you have free days after completing the Nagarkot trek, we can organize various fun activities for you. You can take part in sightseeing in and around Kathmandu Valley, go on a jungle safari in Chitwan, rafting, canoeing, or go on another trek.
After completing your Nagarkot trek, we will be organizing a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. We will present you with a trek achievement certificate after the dinner. It is also a great time to provide us with your trek feedback.
Though Nagarkot treks have fixed departure dates, if these dates do not suit you, let us know. We can arrange your hike on a date that is convenient for you.
Trip Departure Dates
Note to solo travelers:
Book this trip with us. Here are the upcoming dates. Feel free to share this trip with your friends and family. For custom trips or general inquiries contact us.
|Price||Departure Date||Trip status|
|3 Days3 Dec, 2023 - 5 Dec, 2023||Guaranteed||Enquire Now|
|3 Days6 Dec, 2023 - 8 Dec, 2023||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|3 Days8 Dec, 2023 - 10 Dec, 2023||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|3 Days10 Dec, 2023 - 12 Dec, 2023||Guaranteed||Book Now|
|3 Days13 Dec, 2023 - 15 Dec, 2023||Guaranteed||Book Now|
Group Discount Prices
|No. of Persons||Price per Person|
|1 Pax||US$ 390|
|2 Pax||US$ 290|
|3 Pax||US$ 280|
|4 - 6 Pax||US$ 270|