Tourism Licence no: 2610 /071
Nagarkot to Changunarayan Day hiking

Nagarkot to Changunarayan Day hiking

Trip Highlights

  • Amazing sunrise view from Nagarkot 
  • Panorama of the majestic Himalayas including Mount Everest 
  • Walk into nature through lush woodlands 
  • UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage site, Changu Narayan 

 

Located 32km east of Kathmandu, the small hill station Nagarkot is a famous vantage for the wonderful sights of glorious snow-capped Himalayas. The hill station is considered to be a perfect destination to witness the majestic sunrise and sunset over the glorious snow-capped pinnacles including the world's highest mountain, Mount Everest (8848m). Apart from Everest, one can enjoy the sights of Ganesh Himal (7405m), Langtang (7234m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), and Gaurishankar (7134m) from the hillock. 

The day trip starts from Kathmandu with an early morning drive to the hill station. After reaching the hillock, we will first witness the magical moment over the Himalayas and then join for the hike after admiring the wonders of nature. The hike from Nagarkot towards the ancient town of Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan is mostly downhill passing through the lush woodlands of sal, and sisau. In this downhill journey, you will get a chance to peek into the lifestyle of the Nepalese living in a rural setting. You can also see unique houses made by the local craftsmen utilizing the local resources that look incredible and showcases the typical countryside view. As you walk alongside the village, admire the beautiful house, terraced fields, rich landscape, and awe-inspiring views.

The endpoint of the hike, Changu Narayan is a UNESCO enlisted cultural heritage site built by Lichhavi King Mandev in the 4th century and is believed to be the oldest temple in the history of Nepal. Surrounded by sculptures and arts relating to the Lord Vishnu, the two-storied temple is neither a Shikhara style temple nor a Pagoda style temple. Inside this site, you can see the Historical Pillar erected by King Mandeva and temples dedicated to different deities. Visit the site and get full details from our expert guides. 

 

 

 

Trip Facts

Trip Code 22

Duration 1 Day

GRADE Medium

DESTINATION Kathmandu, Nagarkot

MIN PAX 1-5 pax

Outline Itinerary

The day hike starts with an early morning transfer to the vantage point, Nagarkot. Nagarkot has been a popular destination among the visitors solely for its remarkable beauty and outstanding sights. One can witness the magnificent sights of Mount Everest, Ganesh, Langtang, and Gaurishankar on a clear day. Apart from this, the sunrise view is even more pleasing to the eyes. After spending sometimes in the hillock, you will head on a journey to Changu Narayan. The trail to the endpoint of this hike traverses through the ethnic village settlements and lush forests and then finally to the UNESCO site, Changu Narayan. Built by Lichavi King Mandeva, it is the oldest temple in the history of Nepal. The temple has temples and shrines dating back to 4 to 9th century and is mainly dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Visit the site and get an insight on each of the temples including the Chinnamasta temple, dedicated to Chinnamasta Devi who offered her blood to the starving Dakini and Varnini. As you finish touring around the site, you will join for lunch in the restaurant and then transferred to your Hotel room in Kathmandu.

What's Included

    Licensed English-speaking guide

    Lunch with tea/coffee

    Hotel pickup and drop-off

    Round-trip private transfer

What's Excluded

    Drink- alcoholic or non-alcoholic 

    Breakfast

    Tips for guide

     

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
03 March, 2020 16 March, 2020 US $1900 Guaranteed
17 March, 2020 30 March, 2020 US $1900 Guaranteed

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Trekking Grade:

The Everest base camp trip is a fairly challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking which goes into the country's most elevated mountain. So travelers require more energy and the trip is actually tiring which includes 5-8 hrs. (approx.) of walking per day on the rocky edges. It doesn't require previous experience, but you must be physically healthy and better if you do regular exercise. If you love walking at high altitude, then this trip is for you.

Accommodation:

The Everest base camp trip is a fairly challenging journey. It is moderately long trekking which goes into the country's most elevated mountain. So travelers require more energy and the trip is actually tiring which includes 5-8 hrs. (approx.) of walking per day on the rocky edges. It doesn't require previous experience, but you must be physically healthy and better if you do regular exercise. If you love walking at high altitude, then this trip is for you.

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