Sundarijal to Chisapani hike is a short and sweet hike, the nearest hiking place from Kathmandu, Nepal. Lately, there has been a trend of going hiking. There are a large number of people who enjoy walking up and down the nearby destination in a short period of time. So people look for nearby destinations for hiking. Similarly, one of the best hiking trails in the vicinity of the capital Kathmandu is the Sundarijal - Chisapani hiking route.

The main attraction of Sundarijal-Chisapani hiking is the beautiful forests, dams, ponds, birds, etc. inside Shivpuri National Park. A hike of about 15 kilometers from SundariJal in Kathmandu can usually be done in 4-5 hours by reaching Chisapani. This is an excellent hiking route for one day-long hiking around Kathmandu. There is also a motor road from Sundarijala to Chisapani. There is also a separate hiking route. This hiking route is mainly uphill. Mulkharka village, found during hiking, gives the tourists a place to kill their fatigue. Chisapani is the last destination for hiking. Annapurna, Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal snow range are visible from here, beautiful natural environment, and love for nature is the main attraction of hiking.

Details on Chisapani hike

  • Starting point: Sundarijal, Kathmandu
  • Ending Point: Chisapani, Sindhupalchok, Haibung
  • Distance: approx. 15 km
  • Time: 4-5 hours
  • Day: One night two day
  • Types: Uphill hiking

Sundarijal to Chisapani Trail

The starting point of this hike is Sundarijal located at the foot of the Shivpuri forest in the northeast of the center of Kathmandu. Sundarijal is a beautiful tourist destination. Especially there are many Buddhist monasteries here. Sundarijal waterfalls, dams, temples etc. are the main attractions. Sundarijal, which is some time away from the center of Kathmandu, is naturally fresh, so tourists come here. The drinking water of the Melamchi river collects at this place through a tunnel.

After buying the Shivpuri National Park ticket from the Sundarijal ticket counter, Chisapani hiking starts. After going a little higher from the ticket counter, you will see the beautiful waterfall. After continuing the journey from there, you will reach the Sundarijal Dam through the army camp in the middle of the forest. There is a small waterfall below the dam. And next to it is the temple of Sundari Mai. After going up from the dam, you will find a road connecting various places of National Park. Panimuhan/Okhreni waterfall is reached from the left side of the road. From the right side, you will find a path to Chisapani or other places.

If you continue hiking, you will reach the beautiful Mulkharka village after walking for some time. This is a village where people from the Tamang community live. There are small shops, tea shops, some hotels here. During the Sundarijal-Chisapani trekking, this is the place where there is a human settlement. From this place you can see the beautiful view of Kathmandu valley. This village is at an altitude of 1895 meters above sea level. Hiking is also uphill from Mulkharka. Chisapani can be reached by crossing the forest paths of Shivapuri, tiring, enjoying the beautiful scenery with the birds. Chisapani arrives from Sundarijal after a 4-5 hour walk uphill.


Chisapani is located in Haibung, Melamchi Municipality-03 of Sindhupalchok district (Nuwakot-Sindhupalchok border area). It is connected to Shivpuri National Park. It is at a height of 2375 meters above sea level. It is also the gateway to Langtang and Helambu trekking. A wonderful view of the sunrise can be seen from Chisapani. In addition, the snow ranges such as Jugal, Ganesh, Langtang, Annapurna, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar and others can be seen nearby. Indeed, the beautiful and picturesque mountains stretching from east to west attract everyone. The climate of Chisapani, rich in the magical natural environment, is directly influenced by the mountains. So it is cold in this area. The wonderful journey of Chisapani makes the tourists heal in a different way. Chisapani arrives after about an hour of motor travel without hiking. Especially in recent times, tourists have come to Chisapani to spend their time doing entertaining activities such as one-night stays.

Route: Sundarijal to Chisapani

Route: Nagarkot to Chisapani

Food and Lodging in Chisapani

Recently, Chisapani is developing as a tourist hub. Along with that, hotels and resorts with facilities are also opening in this area. Many hotels in Chisapani are providing various facilities to tourists. Before going to Chisapani, you should book a hotel room. There may be a problem of not getting a room in the hotel here when there are many tourists.

Things to do

  • Camping
  • Overnight Stay
  • Sight seeing
  • Sun Rise View
  • Hiking

Near By Attractions

  • Dhap Dam
  • Haibung Village
  • Talakhu Village
  • Bhotechaur