Chisapani (2160m) is a 5 to 6 hour uphill hiking from Kathmandu.  Driving around 45 minutes from the town centre to Sundarijal and hiking via a beautiful village called Mulkharka, Chisapani is one of the nearest and best Kathmandu Valley Trekking. The village also offers the best view of the Annapurna, Everest and Manaslu-Ganesh Himal ranges, and closer view of the Langtang range. Also, it's connected Nagarkot as a second-day itinerary of the Kathmandu Valley Hiking.  

1. How to reach Chisapani from Kathmandu?
Every 10 minutes local buses depart to Sundarijal from Ratnapark. If you chose the local bus option, it is roughly 45 minutes driving and a 5-6 hour hiking all the way up to Chisapani via Mulkharka.  However, in dry season, 4x4 pickup truck and local jeep can drive up to Chisapani too. But it's only used for transportation of food and other goods necessary for daily needs. 
Trekking Map to Chisapani from Sundarijal 
2. What to see in Chisapani?
Chisapani is one of the popular tourist destination.  It lies in Shivapuri National Park, offers a stunning view of the snow-capped mountain and green hills. It is also a famous spot to see the sunrise and sunset in Langtang, Everest, Annapurna, and Manaslu ranges. The village is also the gateway to Langtang Gosainkund Trek and Nagarkot.  

3.Chisapani Trek

Literature meaning of the "Chispani" is cold water. Nepali word "Chiso" meaning cold and "Pani" means water. Chispani trek (2140) is one of the shortest and popular trek viewing spectacular snowcap mountain, green hill terraces, national park jungle with the beautiful Nepali village. This trek allows you to explore 2 days walking around Shivapuri National and Nagarkot which is nearest popular touristic  hill station from Kathmandu. This trek is ideally suitable for short time traveller with 2-3 days who wish to explore Nepal within short time frame. If you are interested in detail about Kathmandu Valley Trekking 2 night 3 days please view highlighted link before. 


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