Kathmandu Valley Eco Trek - 3 days

Things to Know
  • Duration3 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Altitude 2300 m Chisapani
  • Trip Type Hiking | sightseeing
  • Start and End Kathmandu - Kathmandu
  • Best Time Jan-Jun, Sep-Dec
What You’ll Do
  • Opportunity to experience the warm hospitality of the rural communities
  • Diverse landscapes, panoramic mountain views, cultural immersion, and the chance to explore charming villages and towns.
  • Ridge walk around Kathmandu Valley
  • Easy walk in the beautiful countryside
  • Hill stations of Nagarkot and Dhulikhel

Sundarijal to Dhulikhel trekking in Nepal is a short and easy trek commencing a few kilometers from the north of Kathmandu along the valley rim through Sundarijal and then east to Nagarkot via Chisopani. Chisapani Nagarkot Dhulikhel trek is designed to provide you with a unique opportunity to explore the myriad wonders of nature, rural Nepal and the awe-inspiring majesty and beauty of dramatic mountain views. Chisapani, Nagarkot, and Dhulikhel are the major attractions of this trek.

Early in the morning, we drive to the trailhead at Sundarijal and gradually walk uphill to Chisopani which has great views of the mountains like Annapurna and Langtang mountain ranges. Continuing your expedition, the trail leads you to Nagarkot, a renowned hill station offering breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the snow-capped Himalayas. The panoramic vistas of peaks such as Everest, Langtang, and Annapurna will leave you spellbound, as you soak in the beauty of nature's grandeur. As you approach Dhulikhel, the town reveals its timeless charm, with its old-world ambience and sweeping views of the Himalayas. The tranquility of Dhulikhel, combined with its cultural richness, offers a perfect retreat where you can unwind and absorb the serenity of your surroundings.

This trip from Sundarijal to Dhulikhel via Nagarkot trek ends within 3 days. If you want to extend your trip from Dhulikhel to Namobuddha and Panauti, it is indeed a great idea that will allow you to explore more of Nepal's cultural and religious heritage. By adding a few extra hours to your itinerary It is advisable to have proper trekking gear, including comfortable footwear, layered clothing, and ample provisions for the journey. This unique trekking route from Sundarijal to Dhulikhel via Nagarkot presents an incredible fusion of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and breathtaking mountain vistas, ensuring an unforgettable experience that will leave you with cherished memories of Nepal's majestic landscapes.

Here are some reasons why it is considered worthwhile:

  • Scenic Beauty
  • Cultural Encounters
  • Off the Beaten Path
  • Nagarkot Sunrise and Sunset View
  • Dhulikhel's Charm (Cultural and Spiritual Significance)


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  • Altitude2,300 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time1 hour drive & 5 hours walk

After breakfast at your hotel, we will drive you to the trek starting point at Sundarjial on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley. Sundarijal is one of the entry points of Nagarjun-Shivapuri National Park. The area is rich in water resources. We walk on the well-maintained stone trail often criss-crossed by jeep tracks. The trail is completely in the wilderness beyond Mulkharka village. Chisapani is a beautiful village situated on a ridge top. The village is a meeting point of three districts Kathmandu, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchowk and offers superb mountain views.

  • Altitude2,175 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time5-6 hours

We resume our walk after breakfast. Chisapani offers you views of green hills and snow-capped mountains far in the horizon. The trail passes through the beautiful countryside offering you an insight into the daily life of local people. Meet farmers toiling in the field, children going to school and elderies taking a siesta. The trail is easy initially but requires an uphill climb in the latter half of the day. Upon arrival in Nagarkot, check into your hotel. Nagarkot is a popular hill station in the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley. Enjoy the view of the setting sun.

  • Altitude1,550 m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Time7-8 hours

Today’s walk is mostly downhill as we descend to the culturally rich Newari town of Dhulikhel. The walk offers breathtaking mountain views. Enjoy nature as you descend to Dhulikhel. Despite being so close to Kathmandu Valley, villages seem so traditional. It will be a new experience for you to watch people using ancient farming techniques even though farm mechanization is a normal thing in Western world. The walk takes around six hours. Upon arrival in Dhulikhel, after taking some rest then drive back to Kathmandu.

Trip Cost Details


  • Kathmandu-Sundarijal and Dhulikhel-Kathmandu by Private Vehicle
  • All the meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) | tea/coffee
  • 1 Night accommodation in Chisapani and Nagarkot
  • One professional government certificate holder trekking guide
  • Trekking guide: Salary, Food, Insurance, transportation, accommodation etc
  • Shivapuri National Park fee.


  • Nepal entry Visa fee
  • Any international or Domestic Flights
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items and Laundry services.
  • Any extra expenses arising from various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc. is beyond our control.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the Include section.
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