Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hiking
Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hiking takes you to the outskirts of Kathmandu valley to skip the hustle and bustle of busy cities. A perfect day hike trip for the tourists with limited time. This enthralls visitors with the unchanged lifestyle of a local ethnic community and ancient heritages. Also. offers the scenic diversity with a panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas. The hiking begins from the hill station of Nagarkot, famous for the breathtaking views of Sunrise and Sunset with the panoramic Himalayas. Similarly, it ends at Changunarayan Temple, one of the oldest temples in Nepal and UNESCO heritage. The hikers experience the authenticity of remote lifestyle, flora and fauna as well as lifestyle besides the mesmerizing nature.
Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Trip starts from the drive to the beautiful hillock of Nagarkot (2195m). It offers a scenic drive through terraced fields, green fields and beautiful landscape of the Kathmandu valley. An early start before the daybreak provides the breathtaking view of the sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayas. Nagarkot provides the panoramic view of lofty mountains. The stunning Dhaulagiri, Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung peak, Gauri Sankar Peak are some of them out of many.
To mark the start of Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hiking, a descent down the hillock of Nagarkot past the terraced hills. It leads you to reach the cultural Tamang village, another attraction in today’s hike. Also, witnessing the villagers preparing the local wine and observe the remote lifestyle of the village close to the capital city of Kathmandu. While on the other side of our hike, we head towards the Changunarayan Temple. On this trail we hike through the ridge that is rich in a deciduous forest. Enjoying the marvelous view of the mountains in the distance, overlooking the trail undisturbed and quaint, we reach the temple of Changunarayan. The temple has high religious and historical significance. The total duration of our hiking is of about 4-5 hours. In this way, after the exploration of this ancient temple of around 325 AD, we drive back to Kathmandu calling it a day.
Duration: 1 day
Departure time: At around 7 am from the hotel of your stay
Activity and attractions: Hiking, exploration of the countryside villages, panoramic view of mountain peaks
Return point: Hotel of your stay at around 4 pm
Day Tour Package cost: US$100
- Fluent English speaking Tour Guide
- Food during the hiking
- Entrance fees
- Pick up and drop off from and to Hotel by private car or jeep
- Showing Appreciation
- Tips for guide and diver
#Note above a day itinerary. May be change depending on weather.