Chisapani Hiking is one of the best hiking destinations around Kathmandu valley. It starts at the outskirt of Kathmandu valley the place called Sundarijal i.e. gateway of Shivapuri Nagarjun Forest reserve where you got to explore culture , custom , tradition , flora fauna , scenic beauty and panoramic view of langtang , Ganesh himal , Rolwaling region.
The bus takes you to sundarijl from Kathmandu takes roughly one hour. Then the hike goes uphill through the ancient settlement of sundarijal and it’s a pilgrim center of Hindus & Buddhist. You have to buy entrance ticket at the gate of forest reserve then the trail goes through the village called Mulkharka a Tamang village where we can see the terrace field , local houses and the people doing their daily works . After having launch at Mulkharka the trail starts uphill once again and after we reach more dense forest and it’s like a heaven for Bird watchers. It goes slightly inclined uphill until place called Deurail (pass) and it goes downhill to the place called Chisapani where we going to stay overnight. Chisapani is amazing place seems to be cold all year. And it’s foggy in the evening & morning. We can see Langtang & Gaurishankar himal as well as the terrace field and the beautiful landscape from there.
Next day we can see sunrise and the Mountain View early in the morning. After breakfast we leave the place and the trail goes thorough the hill top way through dense forest. The scenic beauty & flora fauna is really awesome. Get ready for ultimate snap you could with wild boar, Deer, cat tiger & some squirrel on the way. The trail teaches another pass called Chauki Bhanjyang and picturesque village. Having launch there and the trail goes little up & down with some flat trail and we reach Nagarkot finally one of the famous hill station of Kathmandu valley. Overnight in hotel and early morning sunrise view and we can see the long range panoramic view of Himalaya such as ganesh himal, Langtang region, Rolwaling region and Everest finally. After having breakfast we go back to Kathmandu by Bus/Car 1.5 hrs drive.
: Ktm/Sundarijal drive 1 Hrs and Sundarijal/Chisapani walk 4.5 Hrs walk O/N at lodge
: Chisapani/Nagarkot hike 6 Hrs O/N at lodge.
: Nagarkot-Ktm 1.5hrs drive
Day01: Drive to Sundarijal and Hike to Chisapani 6 hours:
After having breakfast a bit nearly in the morning, we drive to sundarijal.It is a busy picnic spot of the valley dwellers on Public holidays. Lush greenery, sources of water and serene environment greet us as soon we reach there. From here our hike to chisapani starts.walking through a few settlements and a lot of forest with variety of birds and chances of sighting animals we arrive at Chisapani.The total duration of the hike is nearly six hours.Chisapani is a Sherpa village offering grand views of the maintains.
Day02: Hike to Nagarkot from chisapani 8 hours:
We get up in the morning have our breakfast and head towards Nagarkot from Chisapani. This is a relatively demanding day that requires you to walk from 8 hours. But the lovely through dense forest of the national park, making you forest the tiredness. We pause our hiker for a while in Chauki bhanjyang & Jhule to have lunch and take a shirt rest. Then we continue along the idyllic countryside to Nagarkot a hilltop to the east of Kathmandu offers unmatched scenery of peaks along a large section of the Himalayas. The setting sun fires your spirit and inspires your imagination with the shades of color it leaves in the Himalayas. In the evening stay in a good hotel of the area.
Day03: Drive to Kathmandu
Early morning sunrise view and we can see the long range panoramic view of Himalaya such as ganesh himal, Langtang region, Rolwaling region and Everest finally. After having breakfast we go back to Kathmandu by Bus/Car 1.5 hrs drive.
- Airport Pickups and drops in a private vehicle
- Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple, Pasupapati Tample, Boudhanath, Durbar square)
- 3 – Star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with Breakfast
- Teahouse accommodation during the Trek
- All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner ) during the Trek
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- An experience English speaking and Government licensed holder trek leader
- Porter service (2 Trekker: 1 Porter)
- Staff Costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, domestic airfare, food and accommodation
- Entry fee for Shivapuri National Park
- All Local/Government Taxes
- Medical Supplies (First Aid Kit will be available)
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance Company
- Nepal Visa fee
- International airfare to & from home town
- Excess baggage charges
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses like phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters
- Tips and donations for guides and porters.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extend
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
- 1 Pair of hiking boots
- 1 Medium size backpack
- 1 Day pack
- 1 Sleeping bag (-10 C)
- 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
- 1 Inner sleeping sheet
- 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
- 1 Water bottle
- 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
- 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
- 2 Pairs light weight trousers
- 1 Pair shorts
- 1 Fleece / warm sweater
- 2 T-shirts
- 2 Pair’ light socks
- 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
- 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
- 1 Torch & spear batteries
- 1 Medium size towel
- Moleskin for blister
- Swiss type of army knife
- Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
- Personal medication.
- Underwear (including thermals)
- Warm hat/ gloves
- Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
- Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes
Having spent 7 days with tourist link treks, I can honestly say that it was one of the most enjoyable, memorable life experiences I have ever had. It was my second time in Nepal and decided to go on a trekking/ jungle safari expedition. Wild is not the world. Although at times it was difficult and exhausting, I have n regrets in making the decision.
Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
All in all though I wouldn’t trade the experience I had with the team for anything! The people, the weather, the scenery was just simply amazing, and I feel that there are many more fun filled adventures to have with tourist link treks in the coming years, and I can’t wait!
Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Having always fantasized about visiting Tibet, I decided recently to make my wish a reality. Having visited Nepal before and done some different treks with different trekking companies, I stumbled across Tourist Link Treks & Expedition (P.) LTD. A friend of mine had recommended them as being the cheapest most reliable tour company out of many others, and since I valued his judgment greatly I decided to give them a shot. Well, I certainly was not disappointed to say the least. I couldn’t believe the quote I got from them with everything included. It was nearly half the price! Of what I’d plan to budget for. At first the offer sounded abit too good to be true, but going with my gut instincts, my friends advise and the warm friendly reception I was greeted with other the phone with them, I decided to go for it. The tour consisted of a direct flight to the neighboring mountains, and a trek around the peaks of the Tibetan peaks. I knew I was amongst one of the wonders of the world where I was and had my camera on stand by to capture some of the most breath taking shots I have ever taken. There where moments where time just seemed to stand still, where the wild life seemed so in balance with its surroundings that we appeared to blend into their eco system. No fear, no negative vibes, just being, for as far as the eye could reach. A translucent depiction of what life is supposed to be like, or how it once was. Something was telling me, ‘this is how its supposed to be’
When your amongst such beauty, caught in a realm of timelessness, it is easy to get lost in what it is your doing. And when the hand on my shoulder was softly felt by the guide, it was back to reality I stumbled to.
Joe wakefield From Uk
Saturday, November 4th, 2017
I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation. Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake From Australia
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely
julia & Sascha Michely From Germany
Saturday, December 27th, 2014
We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands
Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker From Holland
Thursday, October 9th, 2014
To Hom and Niraj ,
Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .
This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng
Will Zeng From Australia
Saturday, September 13th, 2014
We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks
Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada
Friday, September 12th, 2014