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Kathmandu-Nagarkot Hike – 3 Days

This short trip takes you to amazing landscape that’s within easy reach from Kathmandu; it also offers the views of the Himalayas from the villages and towns you pass.


Tour Type: Sightseeing and Trekking
Trip Duration: 3 Days
Max Altitude: 2,175 m/7,136 ft
Trip Starts From: Kathmandu
Trip Ends At: Kathmandu
Trip Region: Nepal
Best Season: 
January to June and September to December
Trip Level: Moderate
Paths can be rough, steep and have many ups and downs with some exposure to altitude. Early in the season expect snow patches at higher altitudes. Good health conditions and level of fitness are essential. Generally we attain the altitude between 900m to 3,000m.
Trip Route:

Trip Information

When you have less time in Nepal, want to trek in its mountains and catch the views of the Himalayas you have been hearing, this short hike is one for you. After arriving in the capital Kathmandu, check into the hotel we have booked for you and then go exploring Thamel. The legendary place is full of bars and cafes, souvenir shops, trekking equipment shops, bookstores and all sort of things a travelers’ hub usually has. If you have time, you can visit Garden of Dreams, a neo classical garden.

We will host a pre-hike meeting in our office or at the hotel and introduce you to your hiking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your hike. We will also supply you with our duffel bag and cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.

On Day 2, your hiking guide will come to your hotel lobby. Be ready at around 8 am. Then, he will take you to Sundarijal on a private tourist vehicle. The drive from Thamel to this place where you will start the hike normally takes 1 hour. Once there, start moving up. About after half an hour of walking, you will reach the gate of Shivapuri National Park. Enter the park and let it amaze you. And as you make progress in your hike, on a clear day, you will catch the glimpses of the magnificent Himalayas. Overnight will be at a guesthouse in Chisapani.

On Day 3, a seven-hour trek takes you to Nagarkot. From this hill station, the views are more spectacular. The scenic town is popular among both domestic and international tourists. And from Nagarkot, a private tourist vehicle will bring you back to Kathmandu. It takes about 1 hour.

Trip Price:
USD 270 per person – One person booking
USD 200 per person – Two people booking
USD 180 per person – Three to six people booking
USD 150 per people – Seven plus booking


  • Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

  • Day 02 Drive to Sundarijal and Trek to Chisapani (2,050 m) – 7 hours. Overnight at a Guesthouse.

  • Day 03 Trek to Nagarkot (2,175 m) and Drive Back to Kathmandu – 8 hours.


  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle

  • Standard twin-share/double accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (1 night only)

  • Basic guesthouse accommodation in Chisapani (1 night only)

  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • All the required ground transportation mentioned in the itinerary

  • Local Aarohi Holiday licensed English-speaking trekking guide

  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)

  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff

  • Free Aarohi Holiday duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep)

  • Shivapuri National Park entrance fee

  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges

  • Official expenses


  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)

  • International airfare and airport departure tax (See the international flights page.)

  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks

  • Personal trekking equipment (Click on the Equipment tab.)

  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)

  • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section

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