The Chisopani Kathmandu Valley trek offers trekkers of all ages and fitness levels the chance to experience the stunning snowcapped Himalayas – all within an hour of Kathmandu city and the tourist centre of Thamel.
“… unobstructed Sunset and Sunrise views over the Himalayas”
Perfect for those with limited time schedules, this trek takes you from the valley floor to a maximum altitude of 2,420m through sub tropical forests and ethnic Tamang villages.
Chisopani is famous for its unobstructed sunset and sunrise views over the Himalayas and rich local flora and fauna.
Check out the detailed itinerary for more information.
Day 1 – Kathmandu to Chispani – 2215m
Leaving Thamel (tourist area of Kathmandu) we drive by private car (45 mins) / local bus to the town of Sundarijal. From here we have a 3-hour climb through beautiful sub tropical forests and Tamang villages until reaching Mulkharka.
After lunch, we continue our hike for 2 hours until Borlang Bhaniyang and a small high pass at 2,420m. We then climb down to Chisopani (2,215m), which takes 1.5 hours. Chisopani offers one of the best points, from the Kathmandu valley, to view the spectacular Himalayan range, including Langtang Himal, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal and Ghauri Shanka Himal.
We settle in for the evening and enjoy dinner and the beautiful sunset.
Day 2 – Chisopani to Kathmandu
We rise early to take in the famous unobstructed view of the sunrise over the Himalayas.
After breakfast we climb down through terraced fields and local villages before taking the car / bus back to Kathmandu city.
Kathmandu Valley Trekking
Trekking in the Kathmandu Valley offers beautiful views of the Himalayan mountains such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gauri Shanker and even the Everest mountain range on clear days. It offers the chance to get an idea of typical Nepal countryside life and ethnic culture. It is best suited for those who are travelling with children or do not have enough time for longer treks.
Travel to and from Trek
A private jeep/car transport is arranged for your departure and return and can take from 1-2 hours depending on the designated start/ finish point. For those on a tighter budget or wishing to experience a more ‘local’ trip you can utilise the local bus transport instead.
Food and accommodation
Guest Lodges, sometimes called Teahouses, along the way provide good accommodation and a considerable choice of well-prepared local and international meals.
Best time to Trek?
March to May is one of the best times to trek with lots of flowers in bloom, especially rhododendrons in the mountains. While the sky may not be crystal clear as during the autumn months, it is the second busiest season for trekking and mountaineering.
June to August are wet but the mountains and hills are covered with lush, full green forests and vegetation. The daily cloud coverage means that mountain views are not guaranteed but as very few people travel during this time it can present the perfect opportunity for people to explore the trails and nature in quiet.
September to November are the busiest trekking months due to predictable weather and mostly clear skies. The mountain views are spectacular but the most popular trails can become quite busy.
The winter months of December to February are good to trek due to the clean skies and the reduced number of trekkers. However, you should be prepared for cold temperatures.
Safety on the trail and Acclimatisation
Our guides are trained in First Aid and have significant experience in trekking this and many other routes throughout Nepal. Safety is our foremost priority and our staff will be available for any issues and alert to any symptoms of illness that may come up. They are trained to manage the logistics and assess the situation continually to make sure that you have a safe trip and enjoy yourself.
For more information on the trip and on trekking in Nepal, please visit out FAQ section.
Trek Cost: $150 per person
Guide with medical kit, all transport fees (car for more than 2 pax/otherwise bus), one night accommodation, all meals and all Temple and Monastery entrance fees.
DOES NOT INCLUDE
Soft and alcoholic beverages, personal expenses and insurance.