ShivaPuri Nagarkot Trekking

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Trip Overview


The Shivapuri Nagarkot Trekking is a captivating adventure that combines the beauty of nature, cultural exploration, and exhilarating trekking experiences. Located in Nepal, this trek also offers a wonderful journey through lush forests, serene landscapes, and charming villages. The trek begins with a visit to Shivapuri National Park, a stunning nature reserve renowned for its rich biodiversity. As you embark on the trail, you'll also be surrounded by a dense forest teeming with a variety of flora and fauna. The park is home to numerous species of birds, butterflies, and mammals, making it a paradise for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts. Ascending further, you'll reach the famous hill station of Nagarkot. Situated at an altitude of 2,175 meters, Nagarkot offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas. On a clear day, you can witness the majestic peaks of Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh, and even Mount Everest in the distance. The sunrise and sunset views from Nagarkot are particularly enchanting, painting the sky with vibrant hues of orange and pink. Throughout the trek, you'll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. You'll pass through traditional Nepalese villages, interacting with friendly locals and gaining insight into their way of life. The warm hospitality and genuine smiles will make you feel at home and leave a lasting impression. The Shivapuri Nagarkot Trekking is a moderate trek suitable for both beginners and experienced trekkers. The trail offers a good balance of challenging uphill climbs and relaxing descents, allowing you to appreciate the natural beauty at a comfortable pace.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Shivapuri Nagarkot Trekking is a delightful journey that showcases the best of Nepal's natural wonders and cultural treasures. From the captivating forests of Shivapuri National Park to the awe-inspiring Himalayan vistas of Nagarkot, this trek is a perfect blend of adventure, serenity, and cultural immersion. Whether you're a nature enthusiast or simply seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this trek will leave you with unforgettable memories and a renewed appreciation for the beauty of the world.

Trip Highlights

  • Sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley
  • Scenic Drive along the route on this Trek
  • Pass through beautiful villages and farmlands
  • Visit Changu Narayan temple– an UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Magnificent views of wild rhododendrons growing on the mountain slopes, oak and pine forest.
  • Hiking along the Shivapuri National Parks
  • Visit Important Piligrimage Destination like Nagi Gumba, Bagdwar, Bishnudwar, Jamacho, Manichud Mahadev, Kageshwori, Sundarimai, Tarkeshwor and Pachali Bhairav.
  • Cultural experience of countryside of Nepal
  • Easy and exotic walking trail in context of Nepal
  • Bird eye view of Kathmandu valley from edge.
  • Mixed culture of Tamang, Newar, Kshetri and Brahmin societies
  • Dramatic mountain views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Jugal Himal,Manaslu, Rolwaling Himal and Soon.
  • The diversity of flora and fauna like 102 species of butterflies and 129 species of mushrooms including some 318 rare bird species located in Shivapuri National Park.
  • Panoramic Views of Highest Mountain of the World: Mount Everest
  • Enjoy Adventure Activities such as; Rock climbing, Canyoning, Mountain biking through the lush and ancient village trails.
  • The best sunrise and sunset views from Nagarkot Viewpoint
  • Suitable to Travel with Friends and Family.
  • Suitable for all age group
  • Less Chance of Altitude Sickness during the trek


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m) and Transfer to Hotel

Arriving at Kathmandu marks the beginning of your journey to Shivapuri Nagarkot trek. We, Friendship World Trek, will receive you at the airport and take you to your hotel in a private vehicle. You will also meet with your FWT guide, who will brief you about the trek. You will be spending your night in Kathmandu.

  • Overnight stay at a Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02: Sightseeing Tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley and Trek Preparation

Kathmandu Valley is a microcosm of entire Nepal. Today, we will explore this ancient city rich in cultural heritage. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (the Monkey temple), Boudhanath, and historic Durbar Squares. As you relish these wonders, you will also get a brief insight into these places from our tour guide. After an entire day exploring Kathmandu, you will prepare for your trek that will start the next day. Your trek lead will conduct a final check of the equipment and gear you are carrying. 

  • Overnight stay at a Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

Day 03: Drive to Sundarijal (1,929 m/ 6,329 ft.) and hike to Chisapani (2,113 m/6,932 ft.) 4-5 hrs.

Our day starts with a scenic drive about one hour towards the trek starting pointSundarijal. Our trek begins gently uphill following a large water pipe coming down from the Sundarijal reservoir and enter to Shivapuri National Park. Then we trek towards our first destination towards Chisapani approx. five hours where we mostly passes through some ethnic settlements and subtropical forests. The trials leads towards the Tamang villages of Mulkharka and towards Chisapani. Chisapani is one of the beautiful village situated on the edge where we will be enjoying the real blessing of nature being away from the crowded and busy city Kathmandu. Chisapani is the top hill village famous for panoramic views of mountain ranges such as Dorge Lakpa, Langtang ranges, Gaurishanker, Ganesh Himal, Rowaling and so on. We can also experience a Tamang culture as well as interact with local people living here. Overnight stay at lodge in Chisapani.

Day 04: Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot (2,175 m/7,136 ft.) 6-7 hrs.

At morning we enjoy the close-up clean views of mountain ranges from the lodges. After having breakfast, we start our trek and the trial leads towards the Jule village and Chauki Bhanjyang where we will take a lunch break. We continue our trek, passing the trials of villages and dense forest towards the way to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is one of the most popular hills station for spectacular mountain views near the Kathmandu valley. It offers sunrise and sunsets views of majestic panoramic views of Himalayan ranges from Dhaulagiri ranges in the west to Mt. Everest in the east. Nagarkot is on the edge of the valley which offer 360 degree panoramic views of the mountains including Kathmandu valley as well. At evening we will climb towards the view point and experience the sunset over the Himalayan ranges and descends down. Overnight stay at star rated Hotel in Nagarkot.

Day 05: Trek from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan (1,541 m/5,056 ft.) and drive back to Kathmandu (1,320 m/4,330 ft.) 5-6 hrs.

Today we wake up early in the morning for the sunrise over the spectacular Himalayan ranges from the view point. We will experience the vibrant sunrise over Himalayan ranges and get descend for the breakfast. After breakfast, our trek started towards the Changu Narayan where the trial descend via the trial of Telkot. En-route we will see the spectacular views of Katmandu valley, Bhaktapur and Sankhu valley. On our arrival at Changu, we sightseeing over Changu Narayan temple which is listed UNESCO World Heritage Site and take a scenic drive to back to Kathmandu and ends our trip dropping off at your respective hotel.

Day 06: Transfer to Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and Final Departure

Friendship World Trek representatives will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International airport in a private vehicle based on your flight schedule. We hope that you will have enjoyed your trek to the fullest.

  • Included standard meal (Breakfast)

Price Includes

  • All ground and Private Drive transportation throughout the trek.
  • 2 breakfast, 3 lunch, and 2 dinner, included chosen from  lodge menu.  Best available accommodation and full board meals throughout the trek
  • 1 night lodge at chisapani.
  • 1 night 3 star hotal at Nagarkot
  •  One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers’ Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • All national park and conservation areas permit fee.
  • Government taxes & office service charge
  • Shivapuri Nagarkot Treks map.

Price Excludes

  • Meals not quantified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the itinerary’
  • Travel insurance
  • Kathmandu Accomodation and Meals
  • Pickup and Drop Services from Airport.
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverage and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek.
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