Chisapani literally translates as cold water. As the name suggests, the water in this place is relatively cold and, of course, so is the weather. However, it is just a little bit colder than compared to Kathmandu’s, which is because it is at an elevation of 2194m. It is located in the north-east part of Kathmandu Valley. Due to its proximity from Kathmandu Valley, it is increasingly becoming one of the most popular tourist destination.
Your trail passes through a big watershed which is responsible for providing 40% of drinking water in the Kathmandu Valley. However, your trip, at first, begins with about an hour’s drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, which is situated 15 km north-east of Kathmandu. From thereon, you hike starts, passing through Mulkharka, a large village consisting mostly of Tamang people. It takes about 5 hours to reach Chisapani from Sundarijal.
You also pass through Shivapuri National Park at the beginning of your trail. Green forests, meadows, terraced fields, waterfalls, and spectacular views of the surrounding hills and mountains follow you throughout your hike. However, the best spot to view the mountains is, of course, at Chisapani (2194m). From Chisapani, you can see amazing views of Himalayan ranges such as the Langtang range and Gaurishankar range. People often extend this hike further and go all the way to Dhulikhel, Namo Buddha, and finally end at Panauti. Some people also like to hike from Chisapani to Nagarkot.
- A guide
- National Park Entry Fee
- Necessary Transportation by Car or Bus.
- All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) our staff during the hike
- Necessary equipment for our staff during the Hike
- Insurance and equipment for the Nepali staffs
- Expenses of Personal Nature such as drinks and beverages, etc.
- Breakfast, Lunch and dinner during the Hike.