Chisapani Dhulikhel Trekking - 8 Days

Trekking, Hiking, Sightseeing, UNESCO World Heritage Sites Visit, Jungle Walk, National Park Visit, Educational Tours, Honeymoon Tours, Recreational Tours, Pilgrimage Tours, Cultural Insight, Food and Culinary etc
Group size
8 Days Days
Daily Walking
Tamang Culture,Newar Culture, Brahmins and Chhetris
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

A hike thru the bushes, the visit around UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the flawless combination of cultural exploration and natural enrichment knowledgeable within a week; Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek offers stimulating trip attainment. Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek is without a doubt, an idyllic choice for spending quality time without much effort. Being easily accessible from the capital city, Kathmandu and allocated with short and easy hikes, the trek is relevant for solo trekking as well as with friends, family or groups. It is often popular for Educational tours and Excursions, Pilgrimage Tours and Recreational activities.

1. Kathmandu arrival (1,365m/4,480ft)

  • Duration:From Arrival up to Evening
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Tribhuwan Int’l Airport, Thamel
  • Swyambhunath-Monkey Temple


  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Scenic Drive
  • Sightseeing around Swoyambhunath-the monkey temple
  • Buddhism
  • Astonishing Scenery
  • Prayer Flags
  • Evening Walk at Thamel
  • Preparation for the tour next day
  • Dinner

2. Kathmandu – Chisapani(2,165m/7,104ft) via Sundarijal(1,350m/4,430ft)

  • Duration:2hrs Drive(15Km) and 5hr Walk(10Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:815m/2,675ft

  • Thamel
  • Boudhanath Stupa
  • Jorpati
  • Sundarijal
  • Mulkharka
  • Chisapani


  • Scenic Drive
  • Sightseeing around Boudhanath Stupa
  • Continue Drive toward Sundarijal
  • Waterfalls
  • Charismatic Scenario
  • Major Picnic Spot
  • Shivapuri National Park Permit Check-In Point
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Herbs and Vegetations
  • Lifestyle and Culture of Locals
  • Rural Settlement
  • Typical Foods
  • Panoramic View of Mahalangur Range
  • Terraced Fields
  • Sunset View 

3. Chisapani – Nagarkot(2,175m/7,135ft)

  • Duration:7-8hr Walk(15-16Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Descend:210m/690ft
  • Ascend:200m/656ft

  • Chisapani
  • Shivapuri National Park
  • Chauki Bhanjyang
  • Jarsing Pauwa
  • Nagarkot


  • Sunrise View
  • Blissful Nature
  • Hike through Shivapuri National Park
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Wildlife
  • Ponds
  • Rhododendron Flower
  • Bushes Walk
  • Fresh Air
  • Terraced Fields
  • Lifestyle and Culture of the Locals
  • Traditional Villages
  • Typical Houses
  • Shivapuri National Park Permit Exit-Point
  • Panoramic View of Mountains
  • Best Spot for short tours for Foreigners as well as Locals
  • Sunset View from Nagarkot

4. Nagarkot – Dhulikhel(1,550m/5,085ft)

  • Duration:5hrs Walk(12Km) and 20Min Drive(5Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Descend:625m/2,050ft

  • Nagarkot
  • View Tower
  • Nala
  • Banepa
  • Dhulikhel


  • Astonishing Sunrise View in the Morning from View Tower of Nagarkot
  • Panoramic View of Himalaya Range
  • Blissful Nature
  • Terraced Fields
  • Unique Lifestyle and Culture
  • Tamang Villages
  • Unique Ethnicity
  • Ancient Temples
  • Walk through Mountainous Area
  • Fresh Air
  • Lifestyle and Culture of the Locals
  • Agriculture Based People
  • Organic Farms
  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Organic Coffee
  • Dairies
  • Sunset View

5. Dhulikhel – Namobudhha(1,750m/5,742ft)

  • Duration:4hrs Walk(9Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:200m/656ft

  • Dhulikhel
  • Kavre
  • Faskot
  • Namobudhha


  • Astonishing Sunrise View in the Morning
  • Wonderful Panoramic View of Himalaya Range
  • Blissful Nature
  • Terraced Fields
  • Unique Lifestyle and Culture
  • Namobudhha – famous ancient Buddhist monastery
  • Tamang Settlements
  • Myth and Legends – Special Buddhist legend about King Mahasattva offering his body to a hungry tigress at this very place
  • Holy Site for Buddhist People
  • Terraced Farms of Rice, Mustard and Millet
  • Hillside
  • Number of Temples
  • Unity in Diversity
  • Noticeable Variation in Landscapes
  • Prayer Flags
  • Prayer Wheels
  • Mani Walls and Mani Stones
  • Sunset View

6. Namobuddha – Kathmandu via Bhatkapur(1,400m/4,595ft)

  • Duration:5hrs Drive(45Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Ascend:200m/656ft

  • Namobudhha
  • Kavre
  • Panauti
  • Bhaktapur
  • Koteshowr
  • RNAC
  • Thamel


  • Astonishing Sunrise View in the Morning
  • Wonderful Panoramic View of Himalaya Range
  • Blissful Nature, Terraced Fields
  • Unique Lifestyle and Culture
  • Scenic Drive
  • Sightseeing around Bhaktapur Durbar Square
  • 55 Window Palace
  • Peacock Window
  • Porter Square
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Traditional and Typical Houses
  • Newar Community – a unique ethnic group of Nepal
  • Newari Foods – tasty and spicy
  • Rich Culture
  • Jatras and Festivals including Bisket Jatra
  • Scenic Drive Back to Kathmandu

7. Kathmandu Sighseeing

  • Duration:Whole Day
  • Meals:Breakfast, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Thamel
  • Patan Durbar Square
  • Pashupatinath Temple
  • Basantapur
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Thamel


  • Sightseeing around Patan Durbar Square
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Newar Architecture
  • Ancient Royal Palace
  • Temples and Idols
  • Newari Residential Houses
  • One of the Oldest Buddhist Cities
  • Shakya Buddha
  • Stone and Wooden Carvings
  • 21 Golden Pinnacles
  • Shrine of Lord Krishna
  • Radha and Rukmini
  • Golden Windows
  • Erotic Carving
  • Five-Storey Temple
  • Patan Museum
  • Pashupatinath – Holy and Spiritual Hindu Temple, UNESCO World Heritage Site, World’s Biggest Temple of Lord Shiva existing from 400B.C.
  • Richly Ornamented Pagoda Houses
  • The Sacred Linga or Holy Symbol of Lord Shiva
  • Various Myths and Legends
  • Kathmandu Durbar Square, Royal Palace, Architecture
  • Museum
  • Jatras and Festivals, Indra Jatra
  • Kumari – Living Goddess of Nepal
  • Kasthamandap – Centuries-Old Wooden Structure
  • Farewell Dinner in the Evening

8. Final Departure


  • Airport Pickup and drop
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Horizon Kathmandu)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you to not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • All required Transportation
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • TIMS Card and Shivapuri National Parks entrance fees.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • T-shirt, Duffel Bag and Trekking Map with Company Logo
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner


  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare and excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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The trails of Chisapani Dhulikhel Trekking are not so crowded as well as not deserted. During the off-season, there will be only a few trekkers but during the pick-season, the trail will be full of trekkers from different parts of the world. 

“Namaste” is the common form of greeting in Nepal which is often spoken as Namaskar. It is a traditional Hindu greeting and it is used both for salutation and valediction. Namaste is usually spoken with a slight bow and hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointing upwards, thumbs close to the chest.

While you are on Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek, you can get access to electricity or solar energy for charging your electronic devices at hotels/lodges but you in some places you might only get access to the two-pin adapter so you should bring conversion plug or another converter if your device charger is not suitable with two-pin plug.

Yes you can certainly get access to WiFi in hotels/lodges and also mobile data during Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek for Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.

Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

Of course, since Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek is based on cities and places of attractions, you can use ATMs and credit cards while you are in Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel.

During Chispani Dhulikhel Trek you don't even have to hike above 2,200m so there are extremely fewer chances that you might get altitude sickness. 

Yes, you will need a special permit for Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek because you will pass thru Shivapuri National Park, you would need to have Shivapuri National Park Entrance Permit and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).

Of course, since Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek is one of the most accessible treks and very popular among the trekkers, one can go for solo trekking without any worries. Because the people in there are very friendly and co-operative and you can also meet other trekkers along the way so that there won’t be any risk for solo trekkers or solo female trekkers to go for Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek. Furthermore, our trekking staffs (guides) are highly experienced and dedicated to their job, so our company will be fully responsible for that note.

Yes, of course, with Nepal Mountain Trekkers you can customize/personalize the trek itinerary and services to be provided according to your requirements.

Well, it is not compulsory to be insured but as we already know “Prevention is better than cure”. If you are insured then you can have a relaxed trip without worries and enjoy with a free mind.


Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat


Cotton t-shirts or thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket(Light-weighted)


Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants


Thin inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Light-weighted Sandles




Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
Trekking bag (Rucksack)/Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag


Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

The drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottled waters or should have a water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

It is necessary to take a highly experienced and licensed guide to instruct you and help you explore the best of this trek as well as to take care of you during the trek. If you go trekking without a guide then you won't get to know the things you ought to explore as well as there might arise several problems on the trail. On the other hand, to enhance the comfort of trekking, you might need porters to carry your loads. 

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than two decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none of our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us as our other clients.

During Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek, you would be staying hotels or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat or with the food of your choice available on the menu.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.

Chisapani Dhulikhel trek can be accessible anytime around the year but the best time would be autumn or spring because the weather would be clear and the sceneries are vivid under the clear blue sky and lush greenery everywhere. Moreover, the blooming of rhododendron forest and other herbs and vegetations would be the major attraction of being there during autumn and spring.

The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though the lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek is the easiest and luxurious trek suitable for every travel lover who loves to experience amazing vista of nature, enjoy great Himalayan views and witness the culture and tradition of local inhabitants.

Chispani Dhulikhel is a short duration trek in Nepal which can be suitable for anyone despite their age, interest and fitness and provides the perfect blend of nature's beauty along with cultural and historical insight. 

Generally, Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek is 8 days long but you can customize/personalize the trekking days and the itinerary according to your requirement with Nepal Mountain Trekkers.


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