Sundarijal is located 17km northeast of Kathmandu, it is also called “beautiful water”. It is especially famous for local travellers to hike, swimming, picnic and bike riding. After a couple of hours hike, you can see amazing views of the Kathmandu valley and beautiful Tamang village called Mulkharka. It also supplies water to Kathmandu and electricity through Sundarijal Hydropower Station.
It is the gateway to the Shivapuri National Park and the popular Kathmandu Valley Trekking. The journey to Chisapani starts from Sundarijal about 5-6 hours hike, this area is famous for cycling and trekking trails for local and foreign tourists. It takes 4-5 hours ride from bike cycling. During Chisapani cycling we can see the hidden valley and snow-capped mountain.
Chisapani is a place where you can hike and trek to a different location. There is a hiking route to Nagarkot and trekking trail to Langtang Valley trek and Gosaikunda.
Hike 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 be also able to get a cab, but most likely the cost is higher as you expected.
- It is also reachable from Boudhanath and Pashupatinath, which is a nearby ring road. From there you can take a microbus to Jorpati and transfer to another bus to Sundarijal.
Chisapani to Gosaikunda
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. You will see a spectacular view of the Langtang range, which passes through various landscapes and green forests. The trek provides spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, and Annapurna.