Chisapani Trek Overview
Chisapani Trek is perfect adventure for people who are under budget with limited time but still want to explore the beauty of Nepal. This trek begins from 1 hour drive to east from Kathmandu reaching a beautiful place called Sundarijal. As it lies at height of 2160m, the way to Chisapani is definitely filled with astonishing sights of Annapurna, Gaurishankar, Manaslu, and Dorje Lakpa mountain ranges, and small cultural villages. Chisapani is situated in Shivpuri National park which certainly offers you views of green forest and lot of other species. Chisapani, being a gateway to Langtang, Goisaikunda and Nagarkot you can continue your Journey to other beautiful places.
Highlights of Chisapani Trek
- Short trek yet very beautiful.
- Diverse flora and fauna of Shivapuri National Park
- Stunning view of Annapurna range, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, etc.
Best time to go Chisapani
Remember you can go Chisapani at any time you prefer. You just need to be ready according to the seasons. However, the best season to go Chisapani is spring, (March to May) and September to November. December- February is also possible and offers you beautiful views of Rhododendrons forest. However monsoon season (July and August) is not ideal for visiting Chisapani due to heavy rainfalls.
As we mentioned earlier, Kathmandu to Chisapani is not so long yet beautiful journey. You can enjoy this trip in around 2-3 days. This is best for people who have limited time and money.
Clothing and equipment
Even though you will not require heavy packing to travel Chisapani you might still need some important things. Here are few things you can pack for your 2-3 days journey.
- Warm jackets sunglasses
- Wind cheater summer/winter hats Trekking boots camera
- Pairs of shocks charger/adapter/power bank Flip-flops money/cash
- Raincoats water bottles
- Trekking trousers and shorts travel towel
- Long and half sleeve T-shirts/shirts wash kit
- Walking stick safety kit
- Backpack passports
- Sleeping bag hand sanitizers Waterproof jackets torch lights
Safety/ security/ fitness
Since Chisapani village is really near to Kathmandu and doesn’t lie at very high altitude it doesn’t require previous experiences or extra fitness. However if you are severely sick you can postpone your travel and keep it for later so that you can have complete enjoyment. It is always better to prepare yourself by running, and doing light exercise before going to any trek. You do not have to worry about altitude sickness, there is a very low chance of having difficulties with height. However a personal safety kit is required for some small injuries as you have to walk for hours to reach Chisapani.
Insurance- travel insurance is kind of a mandatory thing before traveling anywhere. You can always purchase your own travel insurance from your travel agencies. It usually cost around 150$(15000 NRS) good for 30 days. You need to give them complete details about the places and altitudes you will be reaching because your insurance depends on details you have given earlier.
Nepal visas/passports – foreigners other than Indians need to have valid visas and passports prior to visiting Nepal. The passport must hold minimum 6 months of visa validity from their date of arrival. They can have the Nepalese visa at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International airport.