Nagarkot – Changunarayan hiking

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  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Easy
  • Total Duration:05 days

Nagarkot is a world famous hill station commanding breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys, lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere.

It is considered the best viewing spot to enjoy the magnificent sunrise and sunset with spectacular Himalayan vistas. Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the snow-capped Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley – including Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Number range with splendid views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri national park.

Nagarkot is 32 km away from Kathmandu or one-hour scenic drive away. The walk is mostly uphill and offers grand views of the mountains, hills, villages, temples and Kathmandu valley. The trail is wide and easy to walk on as long as one is geared with hiking shoes. In totality, the trip introduces Nepal’s natural and cultural heritage. It is an ideal trip for those with limited time but wishes to get a taste of trekking in Nepal.

You will then take descend to Bhaktapur (Ancient town) via Changu Narayan – the walk is pleasant. Dated back to 7th century Changunarayan is the oldest Temple of Kathmandu valley which is enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan takes about 4 to 5 hrs. From Changu Narayan you can catch a bus to Bhaktapur or hike downhill to Shankhu village then drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 01:         Arrival in Kathmandu and transferred to hotel.

Day 02:         Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley, overnight stay.

Day 03:         Drive to Nagarkot – Visit the Tower. Stay overnight.

Day 04:         Descend to Changunarayn temple. Drive back to Kathmandu. Shopping souvenirs in Thamel

Day 05:         Final departure

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Sydney, Australia

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South Korea

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Paris, France

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