Shivapuri - Nagarkot Trek 7 Days

Trip Facts

  • Duration 7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Transportation Private Tourist Vehicles
  • Activity Cultural Tour, and Hiking
  • Best Season Jan- May and Sept- Dec
  • Group Size Min 1, Max 16 People
  • Trip Start/End Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude 2300m


  • The UNESCO listed monumental sites of Kathmandu- Pashupathinath, Buddhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square
  • Cascading waterfalls of Sundarijal- a gateway to Chisapani Nagarkot trek
  • Remarkable ethnic towns like Mul Kharka and Kattie
  • A mesmerizing Chisapani village- located beyond the crowd in a pristine natural setting
  • An easy and fantastic hiking trail with Himalayan views
  • Nagarkot- a dramatic Himalayan viewpoint above Bhaktapur
  • The views of Himalayas- Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Rolwaling and Dorje Lhakpa peak
  • Scattered settlements on the terraced hillsides
  • Exploration of the most ancient temple in the Kathmandu valley hill ridge – Changu Narayan

Shivapuri - Nagarkot Trek Overview

Shivapuri Nagarkot Trek is an ideal short trip around the Kathmandu valley hill ridge. It is the right trek for those who don't prefer to go to the high altitude but still want to explore the Himalayan views. The trail of Shivapuri Nagarkot Trekking is covered by the dense woods of the Shivapuri National Park, which is awesome. Walking through the isolated route and passing the ethnic Tamang villages, you reach Nagarkot, which is an exotic Himalayan viewpoint.

The initial schedule of the trip allows you to the delighting cultural attractions of the temples and stupas in Kathmandu. Our trekking itinerary on the Shivapuri Nagarkot trail commences from Budhanilakantha, which is one of the entry points of the national park. The waterfalls on the route are outstanding and the trail leads you straight uphill eventually the isolated part of the trail begins. This route is also exclusive to mountain biking. The pristine forest and the rustic setting make the trek remarkable. Trekking via Chisapani, the trek connects Nagarkot, which is an exotic destination for nature lovers. The Himalayan views of Langtang range,Manaslu, Everest view, Ganesh Himal, and Rolwaling peaks can be explored from Nagarkot. The trek continues to Dhulikhel and you drive back to Kathmandu.

It is advantageous to witness the picturesque setting of nature on the Shivapuri Nagarkot Trek. Due to the short itinerary, even time-bounded travelers can enjoy this trek before flying back home. Even if you can't fit in the high altitude, this is a perfect trip for you. On the other hand, you will get an opportunity to explore ethnic lifestyles and their social customs.

There is no boundary of best seasons for the Shivapuri Nagarkot Trekking. Although the best seasons include spring and autumn, you can enjoy the trip in winter and also in the monsoon. Customizing the trip according to your preference makes the trek amazing and adaptable. Adventure Club Trek operates this trip with everyday departure by professional trekking guides, accepting the last-minute booking. Please, do not hesitate to put on your query if you have any about the trip.

Meals During the Hiking  

The facilities en route to around ridge is well developed. You can enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.) from pizza and Chips to apple pie. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, a variety of bread, a variety of drinks, and snacks. Breakfast of the day will be provided from the teahouse/lodge menu where you spent your night. Lunch will be served on the way to the destination, and dinner, and breakfast in the teahouse where you will spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner, and breakfast will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.

Accommodation During the Treks 

All accommodations for Valley Ridge trek are in hotel/lodges on a twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on the standard of hygiene, the standard of service and food, location, etc. During the trip, you will spend three nights in a 3-star hotel, We will be staying in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu, and during your trekking, you will spend 2 nights in a standard hotel/guesthouse. If you are a solo traveler, you will share a room with someone else of the same sex of your group. If you prefer a single room, you may indicate your preference and get single rooms on request by paying a single supplement cost.


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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), you will be welcomed by a representative from Adventure Club Trek. After sorting out your custom formalities (visa and so on), you will be transferred to your respective hotel in Adventure Club Trek’s private vehicle. After resting for some time at your Hotel, you will attend an orientation about your trek led by the trekking leader over a welcome dinner. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1300 m / 4264 ft

On the second day, you will discover the medieval cultural prosperity of Kathmandu city. It has got ancient temples and stupas, which are included in the UNESCO world heritage sites. The Pashupathinath temple (Hindu pilgrimage destination), Kathmandu Durbar Square (an open museum), Buddhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa are the major highlights of a day tour in Kathmandu. Exploring these excellent cultural sites, we drive back to the hotel and prepare for the trekking. 

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Max. Altitude1300 m / 4264 ft

We begin the trek from Budhanilakantha, which is an exclusive gateway to Chisapani Nagarkot Trek. It takes about half an hour's drive from Kathmandu to reach there. Obtaining the permit of Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, we climb up gradually. We see a dam on the way, which serves as a water source in some parts of Kathmandu. We climb up gradually through the uphill route passing the Mul Kharka village and the isolated part begins. The trail through the pristine woods leads us to the Chisapani village. 

  • AccommodationGuesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2194m

Chisapani allows a beautiful sunrise view in the morning. We enjoy the early morning scenery, have breakfast, and begin a slightly downhill trek. The trail is wide and amazing. We reach Kattike for the lunch, which is a great viewpoint of the snowy peaks. At the same time, the local lifestyle and scattered houses look wonderful. After lunch, we gradually climb up to the travelers' paradise- Nagarkot. It is located above Bhaktapur, which is a popular vacation destination for domestic and international travelers. The last attraction of the day- you enjoy the sunset view from Nagarkot.

  • AccommodationGuesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude2175m

The sunrise view over the Himalayan peaks welcomes the morning in Nagarkot. The far sight of Mt. Everest, Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lhakpa shine with the golden rays of the sun. Having breakfast, we kick off from Nagarkot, following an isolated route. The pristine setting of nature is outstanding. Continuing walking, we reach Nala-Banepa and drive to Dhulikhel, which is another sophisticated town in the lap of nature

  • AccommodationGuesthouse
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1440m

It's another beautiful morning at Dhulikhel to explore the greenery surroundings, Himalayan views, and scattered settlements on the hillside terrain. Having breakfast at the hotel, we drive back to Kathmandu. On the way, we can visit the largest statue of Mahadev at Sanga and visit the UNESCO-listed site of Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Then drive further to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude1300 m / 4264 ft

Our Adventure ends here. A representative from the Adventure Club Trek will accompany you and see you off at Tribhuvan International airport a few hours before the scheduled flight to your home.

Note: If you still have a few days after the trekking schedule, you might be interested to experience other adventurous activities like jungle safari, Rafting, Bungee jumping, and paragliding. You may contact the Adventure Club Trek for the arrangement.

  • MealsBreakfast

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illnesses or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle. 
  • Standard twin shared hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast. as per the Itinerary.
  • A full-day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • 2 nights’ accommodation during the trek in a twin shared guesthouse
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Kathmandu by car /van.
  • Government licensed, English-speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walk with the group to support as necessary.
  • Staff costs include their, food, salary, accommodation, transportation, insurance, and medicine.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and permits.
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, Medical kit, duffel bag, and trekking map
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All Government and Local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Nepal visa (USD 30 for 15 days and USD 50 for 30 days and US$125 for 90 days)
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Insurance with helicopter evacuation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guides, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)


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