Chisapani hiking (a day hike) is one of the easy, short, and beautiful hiking for those who are bounded with limited time. This hiking is very popular with locals as well as with tourist. It gives you an opportunity to explore locality of Tamang people living on the edges of Kathmandu valley. You can have a wonderful view of Kathmandu valley, beautiful hike passing through Shivapuri National park full of beautiful oak and rhododendron forest, green paddy fields, and mountains obviously.

This hike starts with the drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal about an hour by bus/car and hike to Chisapani for about four hours fleeting through beautiful Tamang villages and a spectacular mountain view as well as green forest of Shivapuri National Park. The hike gradually ascends upward as soon as we begin. If you are lucky enough then you could spot an animals like deer, Wild boar, Leopard and many species of birds.

Chisapani (2140m.) is also the route for Nagarkot, Langtang and Helambu Trek. After reaching there, you can enjoy a panorama view of Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal and various peaks. There are plenty of restaurant and lodges to cater the trekkers.

After a lunch at Chisapani, one can slowly descend back to Kathmandu. Most of the track coming down is down hill and easy.  


Trip Highlights

  •    Country side of Nepal
  •     Shivapuri National park
  •     Local living life & culture of Tamang people
  •     Mountain View of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gauri-Shankar, Everest and other peaks

Trip Informaton




Any day

Max Altitudes:

2140m at Chisapani

Trip Duration:

1 day

Trip Grade:





private car

Best Season:

September-November & March-May

Walking Hour

6 hours



DAY 01:

Drive to Sundarijal, hike to Chisapani and back- After the breakfast, we will leave at 8:00 am from Kathmandu and drive to Sundarijal which is an 30 minutes drive depending upon traffic. From Sundarijal, we will start hiking. After about 4 hours of hike gradually ascending upward through villlages and jungle, it will lead up Chisapani. At 1:00 pm we will have our lunch, explore the villages and afterwards descend down to Sundarijal. The car will pick us at Sundarijal and we will drive back to your hotel.

Cost Includes:

• All airport/hotel transfers
• Welcome and farewell dinners
• All accommodation and meals during the trek
• All Ground Transportation according to the Itinerary.
• An experienced English-speaking trek guide, assistant trek guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
• Salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging of Guide,Assi. Guide & Porter
• Duffel bag (if needed)
• All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
• A comprehensive medical kit
• All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

• Nepal Visa fee
• Airport departure tax
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu
• Excess baggage charges
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
• Travel and rescue insurance
• Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
• Beverage( soft drink and other hard drink)
• Tips for guides and porters

Pre Departure Planning

Hiking in Nepal is a unique experience. So, to get maximum enjoyment you should be physically and mentally prepared. During the Hike, you might have to hike approximately 5-6 hours almost everyday or 500-600m uphill or downhill. So, preparation should commence months before-walking, jogging, hiking and physical training would be very helpful. To learn more about trekking pre fitness consult our trekking fitness expertise

Food and accommodation

Meals will be provided by NEAT during the whole trek as per your service besides mentioned in city. We offer open and the choice menu in the tea house where you can select the food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our guide will recommend or take you to the guest houses which serve the hygienic and nutritious food and best accomodation. Snacks, bottle drinks including mineral water and alcohol are not included in price.

Trekking group

It would be easy for you if you have your own group if not also we can arrange a group trek according to your request. You would be joining the group in Kathmandu. If you want to have a solo trip then we are always ready to help you again with single supplement charge. We will try our best to make your comfortable holiday in the beauty of Nepal.

Trekking guide and porters

Trekking guide are very responsible person who will assist you in your whole trek. They have a very broad knowledge about geography, Flora, Fauna, culture, himalayas and trails. Trekking guide will assist and brief all your questions and confusion during trek. The company will provide you the best and authorized guide to make your holiday. Potters are very strong and poor Nepali people who will carry all your baggage where ever you go. Don’t Forget to tip them for their service .


When NEAT plan your itinerary, we take everything into consideration about the altitude and other factors to minimize the chance of getting AMS.

Altitude gains-your trek is designed to gain around 600 meters (vertical) altitude daily.

Acclimatization - rest days are included in itinerary to help body adjust to new altitude.

Each trekker must accept responsibility and trek slowly - observe the steps at which the porters and guide walks. There are no worthwhile prizes for getting to destination in record time - generally AMS.

Treatment: Mild symptoms - staying at same altitude may resolve symptoms. If there is no improvement, descend to lower level.

Severe (HAPE + HACE) - descend immediately, as failure to do so could result in death. If symptoms persist you may need to be carried to nearest medical facility or evacuated by helicopter.

Travel Insurance 

We strongly recommend the purchase of trip cancellation and travel insurance. This comprehensive travel insurance provides coverage for trip cancellation and interruption, travel delays, loss of baggage and travel documents, baggage delay, medical expenses and emergency assistance.

Climate and Weather of Nepal

Climate in Nepal is diversified depends on season. From the low level to highest point of the World, it is start from hot to cold region from South to North. You can travel Nepal in any season but the best time to visit in Nepal is autumn & spring. If you are in autumn the weather is perfect and sky is crystal clear but in spring the weather seem little cloudy but the full blossoming Rhododendrons are awesome. In Summer visibility is poor and there is less chances to see the himalayas and in winter it is very cold in mountain but still possible to do this trip.

Nepalese Visa Requirements And Process

Before you travel to Nepal please check your passport and validity date. Passports must have at least 6 months validity after finish date of your trek. During booking, it is necessary to send us the passport copy. To travel in Nepal, you will require a visa which you can obtained from Nepalese Embassy at your country or you can get on arrival visa at the TIA airport in Kathmandu.

Here is general list of Nepalese visa fee as below and for more detail visit

Cost to be levied while issuing tourist visa by the Mission or entry point:

• US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 30 days multiple entry visa.
• US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa. 
Notwithstanding anything written in above, no visa fee shall be applicable to the passport holder of member states of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for 30 days.

Trekking Permits and Entry Charge

While you travel Chisapani and Nagarkot Region, you need to obtain the  entry permits and TIMS permit. All the applicable permits and entry fees are including on the given cost except personal contribution and donations. In case of extra charge and payment, the agency will inform you.

Trekkers health and medical information

Trekkers health is very important for the tour operator as we should know your health condition before making reservation with us. To do this trek, the trekkers should have good fitness and require great stamina and good health. All our Trekking guide and potter are insurance before trekking. For the medical information you should contact your medical consult before planning your trip to Nepal.

Environmental & social concerns

NEAT is highly aware with Environmental concern and keep right ecological system. There shouldn’t be awful impact while you travel around Nepal. So, we involve some campaign of cleaning trekking trails, works with KEEP project etc.

Booking procedure

Support the local company and the money directly goes to local community which helps to improve the economic condition of developing countries. Please contact us via e-mail or phone to check the availability and possibilities to book the trip in your date. We will gladly answer your each quires promptly so that you can make your decision faster.



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