Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel trekking trip is designed to provide you a unique opportunity to explore the myriad wonders of nature, rural Nepal and the awe-inspiring majesty and beauty of the dramatic mountain range. Your first destination is Chisapani where you will be enjoying the real boon of nature being away from the crowd of the city and your interaction with the villagers will add another experience. Early sunrise view at Nagarkot is the most fascinating and mesmerizing view. Dhulikhel is your next destination. Treading along the unexplored trails of Dhulikhel can be very exhilarating and enriching experience. The Stupa and shrines at Namobuddha in addition to temples at Dhulikhel are worth visiting as it will depict a holy feeling and tremendous peace in you.
After breakfast in Kathmandu, start your excited trek program in the rim of the Kathmandu valley. Drive to Chisapani which is about 4-5 hours drive. The trail will enter through the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you will come across is Mulkharka - a Tamang village. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisapani (2300m.)
Enjoy the view of the mountain from Chisapani. Doje Lakpa, Chova Vamre and other peaks are seen close ups. After breakfast, your trek starts and leads through Chauki Bhanjyang, which takes about 2 and half hours. Continue the charming trails leading us towards Nagarkot. The total walking duration is about 6 -7 hours.
Nagarkot, is by far one of the most popular destination for the sunrise and a view of the Himalayas. In a clear day the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty.
After breakfast in the hotel, start your long day walk to Dhulikhel. It is beautiful walking through in the countryside of Nepal’s rural villages. You will experience the beauty of nature altogether rural lifestyle and diverse culture.
As you approach Dhulikhel, a glut of cultural diversities, traditional practices, lush vegetation and rich bird life unfolds before you. Dhulikhel (1440m.) is a small town of Newar ethnic community of the valley with a long history. The artistic skill and urban ethos of its Newar inhabitants have created a place of charm and beauty. Streets are lined with bare-brick houses, carved wooden windows, sloping roofs, pagoda temples and sacred statues here and there. The major places of worship here are the Narayan and Harisiddhi temples which are adored with profuse wood carvings. The Gokhureswar Mahadev temple, a 30 minutes walk to the eastern part of town, is a peaceful and scenic spot. The Bhagawati temple is situated at a height in the western part of Dhulikhel and dominates the skyline. From here, you can get a beautiful vista of the town and surrounding areas.
From Dhulikhel, the trail climbs up to the Kali Mandir, a temple dedicated to Goddess Kali. From here the trail drops down to the village of Kavre and past a line of shops and tea houses. It then climbs again through pine forest past Phulbari and up and down a couple of more hills before you reach the hill of Namobuddha. Namobuddha situated at an elevation of 1750 m is a very important Buddhist Pilgrimage located in Kavre District about 38 km east of Kathmandu. The Stupa and shrines built in this lovely little hill mark a very ancient holy site where a legendary prince named Mahasattva offered himself to a starving Tigress with several underfed cubs. This legendary episode is depicted in a stone slab and placed right next to a holy Stupa. From Namobuddha drive back by private car to Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel.
We wanted to trek late in the season in low altitude and choose 4 days Chisapani, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel trek with Luxury Holidays Nepal. As in other reviews we found LHN very responsive and organized the trip as per our requirements.
This was a great introduction to trekking near Kathmandu Valley, through Rhododendron forests, rice terraces and small local villages as well as to Nepali tourist spots with great views out to the distant high peaks in good weather.
We were very lucky to have a wonderful guide, Krishna Thapa who was with us anytime to make sure we had the best experience. He was friendly and caring as well as very experienced and knowledgeable. We’d love to come back and do another longer trek with Luxury Holidays. Thank You!
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you luxury hotel in Nagarkot and Dhulikhel and standard Teahouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day. In Nagarkot(Hotel Himalayan Villa or Similar) and in Dhulikhel (Dhulikhel lodge resort or similar).
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking your luggage are carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag which will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in the hotel of Kathmandu.
Transportation on Journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicle for Kathmandu-Chisapani and Dhulikhel-Kathmandu.
Group Leader during the journey:
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group. There will be single porter for a couple of people.
Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.
Communication during Journey:
This Trek is an easy level trek so you can find the telephone and internet facilities in the most of the place.
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)
Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)
When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with an orientation meeting at about 5 pm on the first night of the tour and ends on after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a "Luxury Holidays Nepal" sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel.
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at firstname.lastname@example.org
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.
Currencies are accepted in Nepal:
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters. Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)
Trip Extensions/ Add on trips:
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.
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During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.