Nagarkot Changunarayan Day Hike - 1 Day

Nagarkot Changunarayan Day Hike
At a Glance
  • Duration8 Hours
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Hotel
  • Ends Kathmandu Hotel
  • Witness the majestic sunrise view over the Himalayas from Nagarkot.
  • Explore the local towns of Newar and Tamangs on the way.
  • Hike through lush forests and diverse landscapes.
  • Visit one of the oldest temples and a UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal, the Changunarayan temple.
  • Learn about the history and legends of the temple.

Nagarkot Changunarayan Day Hike is a one-day hiking tour that takes you to the best vantage point around the valley, Nagarkot, along with the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chnagunarayn Temple. Sunrise Tour and Day Hike to Changunarayan Temple Embark on a tour to one of the scenic areas, Nagarkot, where you get to witness the spectacular sunrise over several Himalayan ranges. Nagarkot is a picturesque hill station surrounded by magnificent views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and other numerous peaks. Elevating at 2195m, the hills also offer clear views of the entire Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park.

After exploring Nagarkot, the tour further leads you to the ancient Hindu temple located at the top of the hill, Changunarayan Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Enlisted in UNESCO's heritage, Changunarayan is one of the oldest temples as well as the masterworks of Nepali architecture. The main highlights of this hike are the fascinating trail that passes through lush pine forests, terraced fields, ethnic Tamang, and Newar village, with typical countryside houses painted with locally found ocher. Taste the local wines made by Newari people on the way and immerse yourself in their cultures and traditions. Enjoy the amazing views and explore the pagoda-style temple as you reach the top of the hill on an exciting journey.

The tours offer you a chance to explore the hillside village, where the unique experience of their culture takes your breath away. If you are a true admirer of nature, join us on this private full-day tour that includes a hike plus a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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    5:00 am – Hotel pick up (Depends on Sunrise time)

    Drive to Nagarkot

    Witness the incredible sunrise views along with the views of the Himalayas

    Spend some time enjoying breakfast with the surrounding views

    Explore the typical villages and then starts hiking toward Changunarayan temple

    Reach the ancient temple, Changunarayan and admire the finest architecture with views of the valley

    Then take a drive back to Kathmandu

    Cost Details

    Cost Includes
    • Private guide
    • Private transports
    • Pick up drop off at Hotel
    • Lunch
    • Bottled of water
    Cost Excludes
    • Entrance fees
    • Tips
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