For those trekkers who are seeking a short trek nearby Kathmandu in Nepal, Hiking around Kathmandu valley including scenic Mountain Views, villages, and terrace fields within a short time frame is the main attraction of Nagarkot Chisapani Trekking. Nagarkot, a world class hill station is located in Bhaktapur district, 28 kilometers north of Kathmandu. It is one of the best destinations for a sunrise view of Himalayas namely, Mt. Everest, Gaurishankar, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa and many more. It also offers the beautiful scenic view of Kathmandu Valley as the hill station lies above 2,000 m. sea level Before the unification of modern Nepal, Nagarkot was an ancient fort of the Kathmandu Valley from where external affairs of other kingdoms used to be monitored.
But later, it turned out to be a summer retreat destination for Royal Families.The trail begins at Sundarijal and ends at Nagarkot-Kathmandu. This trekking is called "Chisopani Nagarkot Trekking" which is also popularly known as "Trekking Around Kathmandu Valley". It is easiest 2 nights 3 days trekking in Nepal. People traveling with a short holiday in Nepal can do this "Day Trek in Kathmandu" with a wonderful view of Mt. Everest. Sunrise View is its most important part of this trek. The trek gives you an idea of typical Nepali countryside life & their ethnic culture and will be best suited for those who are traveling with children, and those who have not got enough time for longer treks into the high mountains.
Size of Trekking Group
For Nagarkot Trek, there will be one leader and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.
We will spend three nights at a luxury hotel in Kathmandu. While on trek, we will spend three nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 200 US.
During our Nagarkot Trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, slices of bread and drinks of different variety and snacks.
Breakfast of a day will be served at the same teahouse or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner, and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.
Getting Visa for Nepal
You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get a tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of a visit but regarding the tour, you will get the visa for 15 to three months. For trekking, you need to submit a photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.