Nepal Short Trekking Trip, Day 2: Chisapani to Nagarkot

The journey started with a gradual uphill inside the forest. We spent most of our morning inside the thickest of the Nepali Jungle and enjoyed the cool weather of being high up in the mountains and the shade that the trees had brought to us. This went on until lunch time.

After lunch, the condition changed to the opposite. We began trekking downhill under the hot sun, onto a dusty unpaved road, shared between heavy vehicles and trekkers.

This route continued on, to a semi tarred / dirt road leading uphill into a village, slightly bigger and more vibrant compared to Chisapani. It was approximately 2pm when we reached this village.

We rested in the village for a while then we continued our journey along another semi tarred / dirt road. It continued on like this for about an hour and then the route start to go downhill (yay!). However it was not before long that it began to head uphill again.

By then after been exposed to the sun and having been up and down the hill for long hours, sour friends were exhausted and the group had to be split into two to catch up with time as it was turning dark soon. So we split path, one group stayed back and waited for public transport, while the other continue on to a route which took us into the forest with lots and lots of steps! It was good to be back in the forest, however the steps were really a killer...!

We were so late that by the time we came out of the forest and check into the hotel that it was already dark and cold. Our friend who was left behind had a trauma that night as the long awaited public transport never pass by where we had split off. Luckily, our resourceful guide had some connections in Nagarkot which allowed us to call for a private car to pick them up - which of course comes at a price.

Though the mood for the group was not high that night, we were thankful that everyone made it back safe and sound.

Out of the 3 days, in my opinion this is the most challenging day. Putting aside the fact that trekking from Chisapani to Nagarkot is longer in terms of distance, staying exposed under the sun and trekking up & down & up & down again for most part of the journey made today the more strenuous.

We started off at 830am and reached Nagarkot at approximately 600pm. That's more than 9hrs of trekking! Anyway despite the taxing journey, what was encouraging is, for most part of the route we were blessed with plenty of mountain views...!

Also, we were rewarded with an egg yolk sunset at the end of the day.


Stupidgale is a Sino-Kadazan office nerd during the day and leisure blogger by night. She enjoys writting about everything under the sun and is currently living in Singapore with her family (including teddygirl the corgi).

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