Kathmandu-Nagarkot Hike – 3 Days

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.
Go on 3 day trip for
$150 PP
  • Trip Code: ATH8388
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Trip Level:
    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.
  • Max Altitude: 2195m/7201.4ft
  • Starts at: Kathmandu
  • Ends at: Kathmandu
  • Best Season: 
January to June and September to December

Trip Highlights

  • Stay at the mystical and magical Kathmandu valley
  • Nature walks in Shivapuri National Park
  • Spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountains
  • Experience ethnic culture and lifestyle
  • Amazing views from the hill station Nagarkot

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.

Either on Day 1 or Day 2, depending upon your arrival time, 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. The views are more spectacular from the hill station Nagarkot. 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. On the way back, you will get to travel across another city within the valley which is Bhaktapur.

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 and above booking


  • Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 02 – Drive to Sundarijal (1 hr) and Trek to Chisapani (2,050 m, 6 hrs). Overnight at Guesthouse.
  • Day 03 – Trek to Nagarkot (2,175 m, 7 hrs) and Drive Back to Kathmandu (1 hr).

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by a private tourist vehicle

  • Three-star hotel accommodation on twin-sharing basis in Kathmandu including breakfast

  • Guesthouse accommodation on twin-sharing basis (occasionally in dormitory) in Chisapani

  • All three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek

  • All the required ground transportation mentioned in the itinerary

  • Licensed, English-speaking Ace the Himalaya 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 Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag, sun hat and T-shirt (yours to keep)

  • National park entrance fee and TIMS permit

  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges

  • Official expenses

Price Does not Include

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)

  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks

  • Personal trekking clothing and equipment

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

  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section

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    Note: During the trip, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors, which are beyond our control, can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary, the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

    What makes this trip different ?

    Ace the Himalaya works closely with and is one of the main supporters of local NGO Sambhav Nepal. We support them in a number of ways.

    Ace the Himalaya donates up to 10% of its annual revenue to Sambhav Nepal’s projects which cover regular maintenance of school buildings, constructing toilets, rebuilding earthquake-affected houses and schools, and so on.

    One of the major activities of Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace the Himalaya and its sister organizations, Ace Holidays and Ace Xpeditions.

    Partnership (Volunteering Program)
    The Volunteering Program, devised by Ace the Himalaya and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capital for education, health and community development in the villages of northern Gorkha district, western Nepal.

    After the Earthquake of April 25, 2015, the Volunteering Program’s focus has been mobilizing the volunteers in various school and house rebuilding projects in the hard-hit Gorkha district.

    For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal’s website www.sambhavnepal.org