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Nagarkot Changunarayan Day Hike

Nagarkot Changunarayan Day Hike

Hiking form Nagarkot to Changunarayan

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Nagarkot Changunarayan day hike is an excellent day hike on the outskirts of Kathmandu valley. Nagarkot Changunarayan day hike covers natural and cultural heritages revealing the traditional countryside lifestyle close to the capital. It will be an ideal trip for those who have just a day in Kathmandu and is looking for an easy adventure.

Nagarkot situated at an altitude of 2100m, is popular among tourists and the locals. It is a weekend gate away for most from Kathmandu and around. Nagarkot provides breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan ranges like the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling, and even Everest (from a far distance), with views of the Kathmandu valley.

This Nagarkot Changunarayn day hike begins with a drive to Nagarkot, 32 km east of Kathmandu. The hiking trail goes through forests and Tamang villages. It is mostly downhill over a wide and easy path that offers views of the mountains, hills, lush pine forest, and quaint villages. It takes about 4-5 hours to reach Changu Narayan Temple, one of the oldest temples in Nepal and a UNESCO world heritage site.

Trip highlights

 • Experience a 180º view of the Himalayan ranges from Nagarkot.
 • Hike through lush forest, terraced fields, past quaint villages.
 • Explore the villages on the way and interact with the locals.
 • Visit one of the oldest temples in Nepal.

Brief Itinerary

Our guide and vehicle will pick you up after breakfast and drive you to Nagarkot. The drive goes through forests, terraced fields past small settlements. Nagarkot is the best viewpoint to see the panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges. Explore around and enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. Spend some time admiring the beauty and then start hiking towards Changu Narayan. The hike is a gradual descent past forests, farmlands, and Tamang villages,  and arrive at Changu Narayan. After exploring around the temple, we then board the waiting vehicle and drive to your hotel in Kathmandu.

Included
• Hotel transfer by private vehicle.
• Professional guide.
• Heritage entrance fee.
• All taxes and service charges.

Not Included
• Any meal or beverages.
• Personal hiking gears.
• Donations, Tips, and gratuity.

  • Trip Price From US$ 30