Kathmandu Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking Tour is a very joyable and a brilliant hiking tour in the outskirts of the Kathmandu valley. The hiking trail passes through green forests, beautiful traditional villages, meadows, and farmlands which is away from the hustle and bustle of city. Various culture, custom and traditions of the people from countryside can be experienced along with the mesmerizing beauty of nature during the hiking.
Kathmandu Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking Tour provides the great opportunity to visit the famous tourist hill station town spot, Nagarkot and one of the oldest hindu temples, Changunarayan temple.
Nagarkot: Nagarkot is a beautiful hill station town which is located at 32 km in the east of Kathmandu valley, in Bhaktapur. It is considered one of the most scenic spots to observe the beautiful sunrise, sunset, amazing landscapes and panoramic view of Himalayas including Mount Everest as well as other peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal.
Changu Narayan Temple: Changu Narayan is an ancient Hindu temple located near the village of Changunarayan in the Kathmandu Valley on top of a hill at the eastern end of the valley. This is one of the oldest Hindu temples of the valley and believed to have been constructed first in the 4th century. It is the UNESCO cultural heritage site and dedicated to the lord Vishnu (preserver of the Hindu). The two-storey roofed temple stands on a high plinth of stone and has unique traditional architecture which cannot be seen in other temples.
The temple is surrounded with sculptures and arts related to Lord Vishnu. It remains a milestone in Nepali temple architecture with rich embossed works.
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu – Nagarkot – Hike to Changu Narayan Temple (3-4 hours) – Drive back to Kathmandu – B/L
Early in the morning, pick up from hotel and drive to Nagarkot for about one hour, which is located 32 km east of Kathmandu Valley at an altitude of 2,100 m. It is one of the best places to observe the beautiful sun rise in the morning, amazing landscapes, panoramic view of majestic Himalayas along with the glimpse of Mt. Everest. Enjoy an authentic breakfast in the hills of Nagarkot just beside the view point.
After breakfast, start hiking of 03-04 hours down the hill towards the Changu Narayan Temple, passing through the beautiful villages, green forests, meadows, and farmlands. Changu Narayan Temple, UNESCO world cultural heritage site, is one of the oldest and beautiful temples situated in the outskirts of Kathmandu valley. About 1000-years-old god and goddess idols have been kept inside the temple and believed to have divine power. Enjoy the heritage site by exploring cultural, religious and historical values. Drive back to Kathmandu as the hiking comes to end.
1. Pick up and drop off service from hotel by private vehicle.
2. Company service charges.
3. Hiking with experienced tour guide.
4. Breakfast at the Nagarkot Hill.
5. All government and local taxes.
6. All Heritage monuments entry fees.
1. Lunches and Dinners not mentioned above.
2. All personal expenses.
3. Travel insurance.
4. Tips for the guide and driver (Tips is expected).