Sundarijal Nagarkot Trek starts after 15 kilometers 45 minutes drive from the center of Kathmandu.It goes via Jorpati sundarila road. This is one of short and easy trips located near Kathmandu and offers multi- activities like easy hiking. Then you begin your best Nepal tour into lush jungle walk and hospitable village tour. From the beginning, when you reach by private vehicle in sundarijal, you start entering into the shivapuri national park. This park houses number of different animals and birds. The park is also the source for Bagmati and Bishnumati rivers which are two major and Holly Rivers flow in Kathmandu valley.
From Sundarijal up to Bhanjyang the trail gently rises up for 2 hours and 30 minutes. And from the top of the bhanjyang then it descends down and you arrive in the beautiful settlement of Chisapani. There you have warm greetings from village hospitality. There you stay your first night. Enjoy the magnificent sunset view in the evening. Take a rest or explore around the village. Second day is up and down hill venture into a pristine environment.The air is fresh, the locals are friendly and the views are pretty amazing. This is the great trek to introduce hiking to your kids as it is easy going and just three days of walking. You are walking through several traditional villages and army’s camps. Beautiful views of Langtang, Ganesh and Manaslu mountains are there which can also view in langtang valley trek.
Sundarijal nagarkot trek is rich in flora and fauna with sub tropical hardwood. More plants like oak, rhododendron and pine along with many species of mushrooms and a variety of orchids.A large variety of butterflies and bird species are here. Nine of which are considered under threat. And the wildlife such as sloth bear, jungle cat, leopard and monkeys are found in the park. To see verities of wildlife and plants you can join Chitwan National Park Tour as well .The last leg of sundarijal nagakot trek takes you to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a popular hill station and favorite destination for many visitors of Nepal. The trek finishes at Changunarayan, a 4th century made Temple located over a hillock 15 km east of Kathmandu. It is one of wonderful Himalayan Treks in Nepal. Short hiking and Sunrise and sunset view trip is also possible in a Kathmandu Nagagrkot Day Trip.
Day 01 Kathmandu to Sundarija, 1 h 15 min (27.6 km), Trekking to Chisapani,2130m. Trekking time 5-6 hours.
From Sundarijal, the trail climbs continuously through forest to a medieval looking reservoir, the dam and waterworks. The trail leaves the water supply system and climbs steeply to a road to 1550 meters. Then cross the road and continue climb to the top of the Shivapuri ridge, the first village on the trail with the sprawling Tamang settlement of Milkshake at 1895 meters. There are few small tea shops where you can stop for a cup of tea and enjoy a spectacular panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. Beyond Mulkharka, the trail continues to climb steadily. After passing through the army camp, the trail enters into Shivapuri National Park. Most of the Shivapuri ridge has dense forest of pine and oak. Climb continues down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisapani. Stay overnight in Chisapani or Chisopani (Cold water) at a teahouse.
Day 02 Chispani to Nagarkot 2250m, (17 km) Trekking time 6-7 hours
After breakfast, we precede our trek on the flat trails for about 2and half hours. Then the trail descends almost two hours then we will reach a small village called Chowki Bhanjyang where we will have our lunch. Beyond Chowki Bhanjyang, the trail is flat for almost one and half hours.Then an hour ascends to arrive at the popular hill station called Nagarkot. Nagarkot provides great panoramic views of the Himalayas. We can see five of the fourteen tallest mountains in the world, including part of Mt. Everest (8,848m/29,028ft) from here. Other mountains are Lhotse (8,516m/27,941ft), Cho Oyu (8,201m/26,907ft), Makalu (8,463m/27,767ft), Manaslu (8,163m/26,782ft) and many other lesser summits. The view of the peaks looks gorgeous during Sunrise and Sunset. Stay overnight at a hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 03Nagarkot to Telkot 30m drive (12 km) then hike to chagunarayan 1400m trekking time 2.5 hours.
Wake up early in the morning for fabulous Sunrise view through magnificent mountains. Spend some time there and back to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we drive to Telkot from private transportation, and start our hiking through lush jungle and tamnag’s villages to Changunarayan Temple, listed as the world heritage site. This is a fifth century made Temple located over a hillock 15 kms east of Kathmandu and is full of artistic works on metal and wood. Inscription dating back to 464 AD found here are the first epigraphic evidences of Nepalese history. After a visit to this Temple, we have a chance to stop in Bhaktapur city too, a great collection of ancient arts and culture. There are many monuments of historical significances including the five storey Temple known as Nyatapola, 55 Windows Palace, Golden Gate and Lion Gate, etc.We continue our drive back to Kathmandu and relax in the hotel.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot water during the trek.
* All transportation (Private Car) as per itinerary.
* Shivapuri National Park permit and all necessary permits.
*3 stars accommodation in Nagarkot with buffet breakfast at the same hotel
* Tourist service charge, Vat.
* Office Service charge.
* Guide & support staffs insurance and salary
- Any meals in Kathmandu.
- Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would greatly be happy to assist).
- International air fare to and from Nepal.
- Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
- Items and expenses of personal nature.
- Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM).
- Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
- Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
- Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
- Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
- Tips for guide, porters, driver…