1-Day Sundarijal-Chisapani Hike

Duration: 1 Days


  • Duration 1 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 2,300 m. | 7,545 ft.
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Sundarijal-Chisapani
  • Best Season All Seasons


  • Experience the lush greenery, diverse flora, and fauna with the home to rhododendron forest as its main attraction for you in Shivapuri National Park.
  • Awe-inspiring panoramic views of snow-capped Himalayas. Langtang 7,227 meters | 23,707 feet, Ganesh Himal 7,422 meters| 24,350 feet, and Jugal Himal 6,966 meters| 22,854 feet on the horizon.
  • Crosspaths with beautiful refreshing waterfalls (Sundarijal waterfall) and streams on the way. Where you can capture stunning pictures with ease.
  • A chance to experience the local culture and observe charming villages like Mulkharka and Chisapani. Witness the traditional farming activities and record their way of life at a premium cost.
  • Get the moment to add a spiritual element to your hike, by visiting historical temples and shrines like Shiva Parvati temple and Buddhist Gompa as your heart desires.
  • A chance for birdwatching, over 300 species of birds inhabit the Shivapuri National Park area.
  • Experience the stunning sunrise or sunset from Chisapani that paints the mountain and sky in gold.

The 1-day Sundarijal Chisapani Hiking route is considered the most optimal journey you can walk on. Along the way, you will have a chance to witness the sundarijal hydropower, the sundarijal waterfall, and the lush greenery throughout the trip. After reaching the destination, Chisapani you will be able to have the delicious cuisine made in the Chisapani hotels and resorts there. 

The sunrise and sunset is what the Chisapani day hike is Famous for. Thus, the Sundarijal-Chisapani Day Hike is the best 1-day hiking route in Nepal. Furthermore, you can also extend this to trekking as a 3-day Sundarijal-Chisapani-Nagarkot Trek.

Sundarijal-Chisapani Hike Difficulty

This Sundarijal to Chisapani hiking trail is of easy difficulty. Throughout the journey on the day hike to Chisapani, you will not struggle to walk if you have the basic physical requirements needed for long walks. The elevations are gradual and you don't have to climb steep slopes and half of the way you will walk through the stairs. The wide range of natural and cultural sides of this hike you can enjoy for the most affordable cost.

Sundarijal To Chisapani Hike: Is It right for me?

This short but insightful journey can be right for any kind of traveler. With the basic walking physical capacity, you will complete this hike. This journey is a 1-day hike so, you don't need to worry about getting incapable of completing it. The concerns of price can also be kept aside, as we provide the best service for you at the most affordable budget for you. The walk away from the busy life of the city to the quiet lap of nature will spiritually and physically energize you.

So, the only thing you need to have is the desire for it. And Himalayan scenery treks and expedition team will help you achieve it.

Sundarijal to Chisapani Hike Cost Breakdown

The short hike to Chisapani from Sundarijal usually costs $80-$100 per person. The number of hikers, food, and passes determines the total price of this hike. This journey is one of the best short trips at a reasonable cost for every traveler out there. If you choose to hire just a guide and carry your gear, the cost breakdown gets even less throughout the journey.

Book Sundarijal to Chisapani Day Hike

To book this Hike in 2024, get in touch with our team on WhatsApp at +977-9851083619 (Ram Krishna Timalsina) or mail us at info@himalayanst.com. Also, you can directly book the trip from here. You can book this hike with us at any time, so book first and enjoy the trip.


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    Drive to Sundarijal (45 mins.-1 hr.)

    After breakfast, your guide will pick you up in a private vehicle and you will begin your journey to Sundarijal. The Drive to Sundarijal takes from 45 minutes to 1 hour to reach, a beautiful town at the base of Shivapuri National Park. The majority of the place is influenced by the Buddhist culture and Hindu culture afterward. You can see monasteries along the way to the Sundarijal area. You start the hike towards the Mulkharka from them by gradually ascending.

    Hike to Mulkharka (2 hrs.)

    From the base of Sundarijal towards Mulkharka, you’ll be ascending through the stone stairs. you will see the Sundarijal hydropower and Sundarijal waterfall on the way upwards.  Mulkharka is at an altitude of  1895 m| 6217 ft. The journey will be through small settlements until you reach the small village of Mulkharka.

    Hike to Chisapani (2.5 hrs.) 

    After reaching Mulkharka, you will pass the Nepal Army Camp and walk through the Shivapuri National Park. The journey to Chisapani will take up to 2.5 hours of hike time. It is at an altitude of 2,300 m. | 7,545 ft. The National Park is filled with pine, Rhododendron, and oak forest. You will walk through the trail surrounded by bushes, and trees with birds and animals company along the way. After you reach the village of Chisapani. you can taste the dishes in the resort and hotels present there. 

    Return to Sundarijal (2 hrs.)

    From the final destination of the hike, Chisapani you return the same way to Sundarijal. The journey return will take almost 2 hours, as you descend the mountain.

    Drive back to Hotel (45 mins.-1hr)

    The Vehicle will be ready to pick you up after you get to Sundarijal and take you to the hotel. It's the same amount of time required; 45 mins to return. 

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    Cost Details


    • Pick up and drop at the hotel
    • Private transportation as per the group size
    • Experienced and qualified English-speaking hiking guide
    • Entrance fees


    • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
    • Tips and gratuities for the guide and drivers
    • Anything not mentioned in the included section

    Useful Info

    Best time for Sundarijal-Chisapani hike

    The best time to conquer the Sundarijal to Chisapani hike depends on your priorities and preferences for the journey. You can enjoy this hike almost any time of year still, here's a breakdown for each season:

    Spring (March-May)

    Pros: you will experience pleasant weather with clear skies and blooming rhododendrons. The comfortable hiking temperatures, and fewer crowds compared to peak season.

    Cons: You may face occasional rain showers along the way.

    Summer (June-August)

    Pros: surrounded by lush green hills and vibrant wildflowers, stunning views of Langtang Lirung, and enjoying the scenery in the warmest temperature.

    Cons: Monsoon season can bring heavy rainfall, slippery trails, and the possibility of landslides.

    Autumn (September-November)

    Pros: Best weather with clear skies, breathtaking mountain views, comfortable temperatures, and vibrant fall vegetation.

    Cons: Peak season means larger crowds on the trail and can increase accommodation prices.

    Winter (December-February)

    Pros: You will face fewer crowds, the possibility of snow-covered landscapes, and unique winter scenery.

    Cons: Colder temperatures can be challenging, some guesthouses and teahouses may be closed.

    Overall, Spring and Autumn are considered the best times for the Sundarijal to Chisapani hike due to pleasant weather, beautiful scenery, and comfortable hiking conditions. However, the choice ultimately depends on your choice and tolerance for crowds and weather conditions. During the spring and autumn, the costs of food and refreshments may increase as well.

    No matter which time you choose to go, the Sundarijal to Chisapani hike is a new experience that offers stunning scenery and a taste of Nepali culture.

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