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Nagarkot Changunarayan Hike

Nagarkot Changunarayan Hike

Sight Seeing Tour
Nagarkot Sunrise View Day Hike Tour
Nagarkot Sunrise View Day Hike Tour
Nagarkot Sunrise View Day Hike Tour

Trip Facts

Duration : 1 Days Max-Altitude : 2100 m Program Type : Tea House Best Season : April- May, Jun, and Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec Per Day Walking : 6/7 Trek Grade : Grade 2:

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.


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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $160
2 Paxes $130
2-4 Paxes $100
4-6 Paxes $90
6-10 Paxes $80
10-15 Paxes $70
15+Paxes $70

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Nagarkot Changunarayan Hike

The Nagarkot to Changu Narayan hike is a popular day trek in Nepal that offers stunning views of the Himalayan range and a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the Kathmandu Valley. This Hike is near Kathmandu and end of Chisapani Nagarkot trekking. You can see village life, hiking hills, mountain views, and the country’s cultural history despite the fact that Nagarkot is a relatively small place. we will introduce you to Nepal’s culture and nature.

Explore the Tranquil Countryside: Nagarkot Changunarayan Day Hike

The day hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan temple is one of the best day hikes in Nepal. If you have just a day in Kathmandu and are looking for an adventure activity hike around the valley instead of city sightseeing. If so, this Nagarkot to Changunarayan day hiking trip is for you. It was mainly to escape the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and to explore the countryside at the same time. It will amaze you how much the local villages along the trail have not changed. Despite being so close to the city, it still exhibits the traditional lifestyle of the countryside.

 Scenic Beauty and Serenity Near Kathmandu

Nagarkot Changunarayan hikes are more demanding Due to its scenic beauty, bird watching, sunrise viewing, and hiking opportunities, it has become a popular tourist attraction for all ages. Nagarkot is one of the most soothing getway spots from Kathmandu valley’s hustle and bustle. From the top of the mountain, you can see the Mahalangur range, Langtang, and Sagarmatha massifs. It is also a popular picnic spot for Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur residents.

Nagarkot Changunarayan Day Hike: Sunrise Views and Scenic Beauty

Nagarkot Changunarayan natural day hike and the Sunrise view from Nagarkot with all its white peaks. Mount Everest 8848 M in height can be seen from the Nagarkot view tower. On this spectacular one-day tour, you’ll see the picturesque hilltops and beautiful Tamang villages surrounding Nagarkot. Seeing the majestic white peaks of the world from the Nagarkot top 2195 meters spot. The journey to drive to Nagarkot early in the morning and hike down to Changunarayan temples is equally amazing!

Panoramic Himalayan Views from Nagarkot: Dhaulagiri, Kanchenjunga, and Everest

from the Nagarkot view top, you are able to see the side In the west, you can observe the Himalayan Dhaulagiri (8167 meters/26,795 feet) and Kanchenjunga (8586 meters/28,169 feet) Nagarkot is famous for its panoramic views of the Himalayan range, including Mount Everest on a clear day.

Starting time for Nagarkot Changunarayan hike

The Nagarkot Changunarayan day hike trip starts From your hotel in Kathmandu, drive early in the morning with your private vehicle to Nagarkot Sunrise View Top, which is located about 32 km east of Kathmandu. One hour and fifteen minutes by car from Kathmandu. We pick you up from your hotel at 5 AM and drive you to Nagarkot Hill via Bhaktapur, the old city of Nepal.

The view includes Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal Himal, Rolwaling, Mahabharat, and the top of the world Mt. Everest and Numerous mountain peaks.

Nagarkot Changunarayan hike

Then, after taking photographs of sunrise and the Himalayas view from the Nagarkot tower, you will return to Nagarkot town with your guide, and you will have breakfast before you start hiking to Changunarayan from Nagarkot through the Tamang Village, the hiking trail descends gradually from Nagarkot.

Scenic Trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan: Tamang Villages and UNESCO Heritage

Hiking from Nagarkot to Changunarayan temple crosses many mountains, including Tamang villages. This mountain contains the ancient temple of Changunarayan, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu Valley. Among the most popular day hikes through the lush pine forests of Telkot Hill is this natural path. There are 2 hours 35 minutes distance and 9.6 kilometers) via Telkot Bhanjyang hill with an altitude difference of around 450 meters, arriving at Changunarayan temple, one of the seven World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu valley.

Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Trek: Ancient Temples and Scenic Countryside

From Nagarkot, the trail descends through terraced fields and forests to the ancient town of Changunarayan temple, which is home to one of the oldest Hindu temples in the Kathmandu Valley. Along the way, trekkers can enjoy the peaceful countryside and stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

The Changunarayan temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is famous for its intricate carvings and sculptures. It is also one of the most important pilgrimage sites for Hindus in Nepal.

The entire trek is about 12 km and takes around 5-6 hours to complete, depending on the pace of the trekker. The best time to do the trek is from September to December or from March to May when the weather is clear and the views are spectacular.


Changunarayan is the oldest temple in Kathmandu Valley, dating back to the 7th century, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. The hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan takes about 4 to 5 hours. Changunarayan is connected to Bhaktapur via a bus, or you can hike to Shankhu village before returning to Kathmandu. Nepal Wilderness Trekking organizes a private day hiking trip for our clients anytime throughout the year. At the end of our hike, we had lunch in Changunayaran and drove back to Kathmandu (22.4 km) via Araniko Highway in 1 hour.

Alternative  day hike near the Kathmandu

The best places to stay and eat

We are one who leads a day hike, but if you plan to stay overnight during the high season, plan ahead and book your room in advance, as hotels often become full later in the day. When you arrive later in the day you may have to take whatever you can get, which might mean a room without a view. In the afternoon, you will have a better selection of rooms if you arrive before the tourist buses. The hotels are often booked by agents in Kathmandu, who charge inflated prices. The most efficient way to book a room is to call the lodge or hotel directly. Budget hotels usually do not have hot water or heating. In the winter, you might want to bring a sleeping bag.

Detail Itinerary


4:30 AM: Start your day with an early morning pickup from your hotel by a comfortable car. Begin your scenic drive to Nagarkot, which is approximately 1.30 hours from your hotel. During the drive, enjoy the tranquil beauty of the countryside, and as you approach Nagarkot, keep an eye out for glimpses of the majestic Himalayan peaks.
Nagarkot (Sunrise and Breakfast):
5:30 AM: Arrive in Nagarkot just in time to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayan mountains. You'll have the opportunity to observe and identify various peaks, including Mount Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, and more, as the morning sun bathes them in a warm, golden glow.
7:30 AM: After enjoying the sunrise, proceed to a local restaurant or café in Nagarkot for a delicious breakfast. Savor traditional Nepali cuisine or your preferred breakfast options.
Hiking to Changunarayan Temple:
9:00 AM: With renewed energy from breakfast, begin your hike towards Changunarayan Temple. The trail meanders through lush forests, picturesque villages, and terraced fields, offering stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.
12:30 PM: Arrive at Changunarayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the ancient temple complex, known for its intricate stone carvings, and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the region.
1:00 PM: Enjoy your lunch amid the peaceful surroundings near the temple. Take some time to relax and soak in the serene ambiance.
2:00 PM: After lunch, continue your exploration of Changunarayan Temple or choose to walk around the surrounding area, where you'll have the opportunity to interact with local villagers and gain insight into their daily lives. after that, drive back to your hotel. Arrive back at your hotel, marking the end of your memorable day hike. Take this time to rest and freshen up after your adventurous journey.

Cost Included

  • Private car/ Hiace from your Hotel to Nagarkot and Changu Narayan to your Hotel in Kathmandu with Driver
  • Experience  guide for Nagarkot –Changu Narayan
  • Entrance fee for Changu Narayan Temple
  • Breakfast in Nagarkot
  • Lunch in Changu Narayan Temple

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From Spain
Excellent hike with good company I hiked with my cousin from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel with the help of Suk and Sujan. I enjoyed their company...


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