Changunarayan and Nagarkot HIke

Nepal Pyramids Trekking & Climbing
At a Glance
  • Duration2 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Places to Visit Bhaktapur - Nagarkot
  • Max Altitude 2175 m/7,135 feet
  • Group Size 2-25
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Activity Tour and Hike
  • Best Season All through the year

Changunarayan and Nagarkot HIke Highlights

  • Explore the oldest temple in the history of Nepal.
  • Hike to the most stunning settlement of Nagarkot through several interesting local settlements.

Changu Narayan Temple (World Heritage Site):

Set out on a captivating journey to explore the ancient temples of Nepal, a treasure trove of history and architectural marvels that have withstood the test of time. These magnificent structures, recognized as world heritage sites, offer a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of this enchanting land.

  • As you step foot into these sacred grounds, you will be transported back in time. Each temple tells a story, a testament to the early talents and ingenuity of the artisans who brought them to life.
  • Get into the depths of history as you uncover the secrets behind the mesmerizing idols and inscriptions that adorn these sacred spaces. Each idol holds a tale, a connection to the past, and a reverence that has been passed down through generations.
  • Accompanied by your knowledgeable city tour guide, you will be welcomed with captivating accounts and folklore, breathing life into the ancient stones and bringing the stories of the past to life. 
  • Be yourself in the ambiance of these sacred sites, where time seems to stand still. Feel the weight of history and the spiritual energy that permeates the air. Allow yourself to be transported to a bygone era, where the past intertwines with the present, leaving an indelible mark on your soul.
  • So, come and discover the ancient temples of Nepal, where history, artistry, and spirituality converge in a mesmerizing tapestry. Let the stories unfold, and let the beauty of these architectural gems leave an everlasting impression on your heart and mind.

Nagarkot Hike:

Set out on an extraordinary hike into the enchanting land of the Tamangs, the indigenous people of the Himalayan region in Nepal. This beautiful experience will transport you to a world steeped in tradition and cultural richness, where every step unveils fascinating settlements and ancient farming terraces.

  • As you hike the rugged terrain, you will be captivated by the traditional setting that surrounds you. Witness the Tamang way of life, deeply rooted in their ancestral customs and practices. 
  • The journey leads you to the awe-inspiring destination of Nagarkot, a hill station that boasts panoramic vistas that will leave you breathless. As you arrive, prepare to be swept away by the sheer beauty of the landscape. The majestic Himalayan peaks stand tall in the distance, their snow-capped summits glistening in the sunlight.
  • As the day draws to a close, prepare for a truly sensational experience. Witness the dramatic sunset, as the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant colors, painting a mesmerizing backdrop against the majestic mountains. 
  • As night falls, the thrill of an overnight stay in this remarkable location awaits. Surrender yourself to the tranquility of the surroundings, as the stars twinkle above, casting a magical glow over the landscape. The stillness of the night and the serenity of the surroundings create an atmosphere of pure bliss, allowing you to truly connect with nature and find solace in its embrace.
  • So, lace up your hiking boots and embark on this incredible journey into the land of the Tamangs. Be yourself in their rich culture, witness the beauty of ancient farming terraces, and be captivated by the breathtaking views of Nagarkot.
  • Let the sunset and the overnight stay ignite your senses, leaving you with memories that will forever ignite your spirit of adventure.

Drive back to Kathmandu:

  • Enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise view with the grand view of the Himalayas
  • Drive back to the city of Kathmandu.

Changunarayan and Nagarkot Hike takes you into the most fascinating settlement away from the infuriating city crowd. It’s a great way to escape city life and get dissolved into a more serene and tranquil place which is very inspiring. On the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley rests the enchanting town and landscapes that convey the magnificence of the countryside.

The valley of Kathmandu offers ample Day Tour Packages. However, Changunarayan and Nagarkot are among the day tours that are very absorbing and make up for your contentment.

19 km away from the Capital city of Kathmandu is the Changu Narayan temple. It exquisitely rests among the traditional terraced fields and lush forest of Bhaktapur. Furthermore, this oldest temple dates back to as early as 3000 years.

It is historic and the oldest temple found to date in Nepal. Moreover, Changu Narayan is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the living museum of Changu Narayan temple bores the ancient history of the Lichchavi Dynasty.

Hike to the hill station of Nagarkot at the elevation of 2195 m/7210 ft is another attraction, a popular destination for both locals and international tourists that offers a stunning view of Kathmandu valley and the Himalayas. Nagarkot has always been very popular for its phenomenal sunrise and sunset views. We then drive 32 km back to the capital city of Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Drive to Changu Narayan Temple (World Heritage Site) visit the temple and hike to Nagarkot - Overnight Stay (2175 m/7,135 feet)
  • Day 02:Morning sunrise view and after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu.

Changunarayan and Nagarkot HIke Detailed Itinerary

Changu Narayan Temple (World Heritage Site):

  • Explore the oldest temple in the history of Nepal.
  • Hike to the most stunning settlement of Nagarkot through several interesting local settlements.
  • Discover the ancient temple of Nepal (the world heritage site) with its fascinating history and ancient architecture.
  • Witness the early skills and craftsmanship.
  • Know the history of time-honored mesmerizing idols and inscriptions.
  • Enjoy the accounts and folklore from your city tour guide.

Nagarkot Hike:

  • Incredible hike into the land of the Tamangs, the indigenous inhabitants of the Himalayan region of Nepal.
  • Observe the very traditional setting with interesting settlements and ancient farming terraces.
  • Arriving at Nagarkot, the spectacular hill station with breathtaking views is sensational.
  • Enjoy the dramatic sunset view.
  • Overnight stay is thrilling.
  • Altitude: 2175 m/7,135 feet

Drive back to Kathmandu:

  • Enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise view with the grand view of the Himalayas
  • Drive back to the city of Kathmandu.
    What's Included
    • Transportation
    • Nagarkot Hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
    • City Tour Guide
    • All entrance fee
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