Nagarkot Changunarayan Hike
Nagarkot to Changunarayan is a short day hike in the nearby Kathmandu valley. 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. The day hike to Nagarkot Changunarayan is one of the best day hikes in the Kathmandu Valley. If you have just a day in Kathmandu and are looking for an adventure activity around the valley. If so, this Nagarkot 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.
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 getaway 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 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 as amazing!
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) while in the east, you can see Mount Everest (8848 meters/29,029) and Kanchenjunga (8586 meters/28,169 feet). See three of the highest peaks in the world in one sweeping view.
Starting time for Nagarkot Changunarayan hike
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 28 kilometres away. 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.
Hiking from Nagarkot to Changunarayan 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 kilometres) 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.
Changunarayan is the oldest temple in Kathmandu Valley, dating back to the 7th century and 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 do lunch in Changunayaran and drive back to Kathmandu (22.4 km) via Araniko Highway in 1 hour.
Day Hike Tour Cost
Nagarkot Mountain View and Sunrise View a Day Hike Tour To Changunarayan is U$D 130/. For single Pax.
2 to 3 Pax U$D100/. per person
4 to 12 Pax U$D 80/. per person
13 to 20 pax U$D 70/. Per person.
Alternative day hike near the Kathmandu>>Kakani hiking – Shivapuri peak hike and Nagarjun Hill
The best places to stay and eat
We are only leading 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.