Chisapani Dhulikhel Trekking - 8 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 8 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 2,175m/7,135ft. Walking Per Day: 5hrs
Accommodation: N/A grade Grade: Moderate
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1-15
Mode: Hotel Culture: Tamang Culture,Newar Culture, Brahmins and Chhetris

A hike thru the bushes, the visit around UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and the flawless combination of cultural exploration and natural enrichment knowledgeable within a week; Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek offers stimulating trip attainment. Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek is without a doubt, an idyllic choice for spending quality time without much effort. Being easily accessible from the capital city, Kathmandu, and allocated with short and easy hikes, the trek is relevant for solo trekking as well as with friends, family, or groups. It is often popular for Educational tours and Excursions, Pilgrimage Tours, and Recreational activities.

Brief about Chisapani Dhulikhel Trekking

Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek begins with a visit to UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swoyambhunath – the monkey temple and Boudhanath Stupa whereas ends up exploring further sites like Namobudhha, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The travels will be astounded exploring the various myths and legends about these places of attraction.

Chisapani and Sundarijal

In the meantime, during the journey, travellers will be blessed with the ultimate beauty of nature and the rich culture and traditions of the inhabitants. Chisapani refers to “Cold Water” in Nepali, and the place is named after the cool settlement and rivers and streams there. Before reaching there, we will spend some rejoicing moments in the popular picnic spot and tourist centre of Nepal, Sundarijal. Sundarijal means “Beautiful waterfall” and as the name suggests, the whistling of cascading waterfalls and enthralling feelings hiking on stone steps, river banks, and dams really justifies its name.

Shivapuri National Park

During our journey, we will be walking across the Shivapuri National Park which is home to several threatened species of wildlife, herbs and vegetation. Moreover, Shivapuri is also the home to the watershed of Kathmandu valley. Besides, the colorful rhododendron forests, aromatic smell of bushes, and tweeting of birds along the trail will surely soothe you and heal your mind. Isn’t it good to lose yourself and your soul in the woods for a while?

Lifestyle and Culture

A trekking experience of Chisapani Dhulikhel is not distinct without getting a closer vision of the lifestyle and culture. The unity in diversity of several ethnic groups including Brahmins, Kshetris, Gurungs and Sherpas and their harmonious mixed culture re-defines the trip. While we explore Kathmandu Valley, we mostly soak up into the rich culture and tradition as well as foods, uniforms, festivals and heritages of Newars only but during the trekking, the range gets widened. Moreover, the traditional and authentic lifestyle of the people adds expands the beguilement. And the deep insight about Buddhism takes the trip to another level.

Tourist Hubs and Places of Attraction

Hike from Chisapani to Dhulikhel is a walk offering you the magnificent panoramas of Mahalangur Himalayan range where resides mountaintops above 8,000m as well as other mountain ranges like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Gaurishankar, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa Peak, Gangchengbu Peak, Yala Peak, Mt. Everest and many more. Along with that, the green refreshing hills and the astounding terraced fields is also mind-blowing. Whereas, our ultimate destination Nagarkot is a famous tourist destination and picnic spot for both foreigners and Nepalese. Due to the eye-dazzling sceneries of the mountaintops and astonishing sunrise and sunset view over the top of the Himalayas, Nagarkot is an extremely popular tourist hub in Nepal. Whereas, Dhulikhel is an ancient town that used to be a trading route between Tibet and Nepal. Likewise, Namobuddha is a monastery that is supposed to be built with the relics of the ninth avatar of Lord Budhha in the sanctum.

Eligibility and Best-Time for Chisapani Dhulikhel Trekking

Chispani Dhulikhel Trek is a quick, calm, and relaxed trekking that can be joined by anyone passionate about discovering the natural beauty and cultural enrichment within a trek. As well, it is the finest selection for relaxing your mind and soul and get nourishment out of your tiring schedule and the hectic crowd. The trek can be organized anytime around the year but to experience everything it offers, Chisapani Dhulikhel Trek shall be planned during the months of Autumn or Spring Seasons. The clear and favorable weather, vivid sceneries and blossoming of flora and fauna is the reason behind choosing that time-frame.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Kathmandu arrival (1,365m/4,480ft)
    • Duration :From Arrival up to Evening
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Tribhuwan Int’l Airport, Thamel

      » Swyambhunath-Monkey Temple

    • Highlights :

      » Tribhuwan International Airport

      » Welcoming with Marigold Flower Garland

      » Group Photo

      » Introduction with group members and trekking crew

      » Scenic Drive

      » Sightseeing around Swoyambhunath-the monkey temple

      » Buddhism

      » Astonishing Scenery

      » Prayer Flags

      » Evening Walk at Thamel

      » Preparation for the tour next day

      » Dinner

     

  • Day 2 Kathmandu – Chisapani(2,165m/7,104ft) via Sundarijal(1,350m/4,430ft)
    • Duration :2hrs Drive(22Km) and 5-6hr Walk(10-11Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :970m/3,182ft
    • Descend :265m/869ft
    • Location :

      » Thamel

      » Boudhanath Stupa

      » Jorpati

      » Sundarijal

      » Mulkharka

      » Borlang Bhanjyang

      » Chisapani

    • Highlights :

      » Scenic Drive

      » Sightseeing around Boudhanath Stupa

      » Continue Drive toward Sundarijal

      » Waterfalls

      » Charismatic Scenario

      » Major Picnic Spot

      » Shivapuri National Park Permit Check-In Point

      » Sundarijal Water Treatment Plant

      » Flora and Fauna

      » Herbs and Vegetations

      » Lifestyle and Culture of Locals

      » Rural Settlement

      » Typical Foods

      » Panoramic View of Mahalangur Range

      » Terraced Fields

      » Sunset View 
       

     

  • Day 3 Chisapani – Nagarkot(2,175m/7,135ft)
    • Duration :7-8hr Walk(15-16Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :210m/690ft
    • Ascend :200m/656ft
    • Location :

      » Chisapani

      » Shivapuri National Park

      » Chauki Bhanjyang

      » Jarsing Pauwa

      » Nagarkot

    • Highlights :

      » Sunrise View

      » Blissful Nature

      » Hike through Shivapuri National Park

      » Flora and Fauna

      » Wildlife

      » Ponds

      » Rhododendron Flower

      » Bushes Walk

      » Fresh Air

      » Terraced Fields

      » Lifestyle and Culture of the Locals

      » Traditional Villages

      » Typical Houses

      » Shivapuri National Park Permit Exit-Point

      » Panoramic View of Mountains

      » Best Spot for short tours for Foreigners as well as Locals

      » Sunset View from Nagarkot

     

  • Day 4 Nagarkot – Dhulikhel(1,550m/5,085ft)
    • Duration :5hrs Walk(12Km) and 20Min Drive(5Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :625m/2,050ft
    • Location :

      » Nagarkot

      » View Tower

      » Nala

      » Banepa

      » Dhulikhel

    • Highlights :

      » Astonishing Sunrise View in the Morning from View Tower of Nagarkot

      » Panoramic View of Himalaya Range

      » Blissful Nature

      » Terraced Fields

      » Unique Lifestyle and Culture

      » Tamang Villages

      » Unique Ethnicity

      » Ancient Temples

      » Walk through Mountainous Area

      » Fresh Air

      » Lifestyle and Culture of the Locals

      » Agriculture Based People

      » Organic Farms

      » Mountain Sceneries

      » Organic Coffee

      » Dairies

      » Sunset View

     

  • Day 5 Dhulikhel – Namobudhha(1,750m/5,742ft)
    • Duration :4hrs Walk(9Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :200m/656ft
    • Location :

      » Dhulikhel

      » Kavre

      » Faskot

      » Namobudhha

    • Highlights :

      » Astonishing Sunrise View in the Morning

      » Wonderful Panoramic View of Himalaya Range

      » Blissful Nature

      » Terraced Fields

      » Unique Lifestyle and Culture

      » Namobudhha – famous ancient Buddhist monastery

      » Tamang Settlements

      » Myth and Legends – Special Buddhist legend about King Mahasattva offering his body to a hungry tigress at this very place

      » Holy Site for Buddhist People

      » Terraced Farms of Rice, Mustard and Millet

      » Hillside

      » Number of Temples

      » Unity in Diversity

      » Noticeable Variation in Landscapes

      » Prayer Flags

      » Prayer Wheels

      » Mani Walls and Mani Stones

      » Sunset View

     

  • Day 6 Namobuddha – Kathmandu via Bhatkapur(1,400m/4,595ft)
    • Duration :5hrs Drive(45Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :200m/656ft
    • Location :

      » Namobudhha

      » Kavre

      » Panauti

      » Bhaktapur

      » Koteshowr

      » RNAC

      » Thamel

    • Highlights :

      » Astonishing Sunrise View in the Morning

      » Wonderful Panoramic View of Himalaya Range

      » Blissful Nature, Terraced Fields

      » Unique Lifestyle and Culture

      » Scenic Drive

      » Sightseeing around Bhaktapur Durbar Square

      » 55 Window Palace

      » Peacock Window

      » Porter Square

      » UNESCO World Heritage Site

      » Traditional and Typical Houses

      » Newar Community – a unique ethnic group of Nepal

      » Newari Foods – tasty and spicy

      » Rich Culture

      » Jatras and Festivals including Bisket Jatra

      » Scenic Drive Back to Kathmandu

     

  • Day 7 Kathmandu Sighseeing
    • Duration :Whole Day
    • Meals :Breakfast, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :

      » Thamel

      » Patan Durbar Square

      » Pashupatinath Temple

      » Basantapur

      » Kathmandu Durbar Square

      » Thamel

    • Highlights :

      » Sightseeing around Patan Durbar Square

      » UNESCO World Heritage Site

      » Newar Architecture

      » Ancient Royal Palace

      » Temples and Idols

      » Newari Residential Houses

      » One of the Oldest Buddhist Cities

      » Shakya Buddha

      » Stone and Wooden Carvings

      » 21 Golden Pinnacles

      » Shrine of Lord Krishna

      » Radha and Rukmini

      » Golden Windows

      » Erotic Carving

      » Five-Storey Temple

      » Patan Museum

      » Pashupatinath – Holy and Spiritual Hindu Temple, UNESCO World Heritage Site, World’s Biggest Temple of Lord Shiva existing from 400B.C.

      » Richly Ornamented Pagoda Houses

      » The Sacred Linga or Holy Symbol of Lord Shiva

      » Various Myths and Legends

      » Kathmandu Durbar Square, Royal Palace, Architecture

      » Museum

      » Jatras and Festivals, Indra Jatra

      » Kumari – Living Goddess of Nepal

      » Kasthamandap – Centuries-Old Wooden Structure

      » Farewell Dinner in the Evening

     

  • Day 8 Final Departure
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Location :

      » Thamel

      » Tribhuvan International Airport

    • Highlights :

      » Souvenir Shopping

      » Airport Drop with Khata/Khatag as a Symbol of Wishing Safe Journey

      » Group Photo

     

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Cost Includes

  • Airport Pickup and drop
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon or similar standard)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; any items on the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • All required Transportation
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade of working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kinds of critical situations that might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • TIMS Card and Shivapuri National Parks entrance fees.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • T-shirt, Duffel Bag, and Trekking Map with Company Logo
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Airport Pickup and drop
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon or similar standard)
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • All required Transportation
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade of working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kinds of critical situations that might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staff.
  • TIMS Card and Shivapuri National Parks entrance fees.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • T-shirt, Duffel Bag, and Trekking Map with Company Logo
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • 13% VAT and 10% service charge

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare and excess baggage charges
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee (Visa Information)
  • International airfare and excess baggage charges
  • All meals during the trek except for breakfast
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Route Map

map of Chisapani Dhulikhel Trekking

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 8 days Chisapani Dhulikhel Trekking

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Lip Balm
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

UPPER BODY

Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket (Light-weighted)

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants
Underwear and Half pants

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Light-weighted sandals

HANDS

Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Creams
Sanitizer

ACCESSORIES

Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

 

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