The Sundarijal Waterfall, often known as “beautiful water,” is situated 17 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu. The Sundarijal Waterfall is particularly well-known among local tourists who cycle, swim, picnic, and walk there. You can enjoy breathtaking vistas of the Kathmandu Valley and the lovely Tamang village of Mulkharka after a few hours of hiking. It also supplies Kathmandu with water and electricity through the Sundarijal Hydroelectric Power Station.
It’s the gateway to the Shivapuri National Park and the famous Kathmandu Valley Trekking. The journey to Chisapani starts from Sundarijal, about a 5-6 hour hike; this area is famous for cycling and trekking trails for local and foreign tourists. It takes 4-5 hours to ride from bike cycling. During Chisapani cycling, we can see the hidden valley and snow-capped mountains.
Chisapani is where you can hike and trek to a different location. For example, there is a hiking route to Nagarkot and a trekking trail to Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda.
How to get to Sundarijal from Kathmandu
The way to get to Sundarijal is to rent a car or taxi, or it is also reachable by local bus. You might also be able to get a cab, but most likely, the cost is higher than expected.
We can take the route from Boudhanath and Pashupatinath, a nearby ring road. You can take a local bus to Jorpati and transfer to another bus to the destination. It takes 45 minutes to reach Sundarijal.
Trek from Chisapani to Gosaikunda is hard and enjoyable. The trek starts from Sundarijal and ends at Dhunche. The final destination of the trek is Gosaikunda Lake, where you will find other lakes such as Bhairabkunda, Suryakunda, Naghkunda, Saraswatikunda, etc. In addition, you will see the spectacular view of the Langtang range, which passes through various landscapes and green forests.
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