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Max. Elevation
2195 m / 7201 ft
Group size
Min. 2 Pax
Level
Easy
Transportation
<span style="font-family: Helvetica;">Private Car with Air Suspension</span>
Best Season
All time of the Year
Starts at / Ends at
Bhaktapur / Nagarkot
Accomodation
3 Star Category Hotel in Nagarkot
Meals
<span style="font-family: Helvetica;">Meals are not Included</span>
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Bhaktapur-Nagarkot

Highlights

  • Going to See the Oldest Temple Changunarayan Temple.
  • Walking through the Nepali old village.
  • Short and nice walk.
  • Visiting the Nagarkot (Towering point from Kathmandu).
  • Sunrise and Sunset views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest. 

Overview

Day Hike to Nagarkot

Firstly, the Day Hike to Nagarkot is one of the popular hiking around Kathmandu. We will pick you up from your hotel and an hour’s drive to Nagarkot or Chnagunarayan then your hike starts from that point. The road leads to precise green fields and ascends through the terraced area. The drive has a scenic and green valley view as well as a dramatic view of the Himalayas.

While we walk Nagarkot, it is a hill station at 2,100 m. A popular destination for this trip is kind to capture the Himalayan scenery. The sparkling snowy peak is where the day hike in Kathmandu Valley starts for you. Nagarkot Changunarayan hiking gradually descends the actual terraced fields with Tamang Village.  If you go to Nagarkot from Changunaarayan it will be uphill. The traditional house seems painted and built by local stone hand-carving village people.

Therefore, In Changunarayan Nagarkot hiking, houses are usually 3 stories, with a kitchen on the floor, a bedroom on the second, and a store on the best rated. A courtyard is in front of an adjoining shed for critters. The house supplies all the household seasonal fruit and vegetables. Almost spring brings color to the village with young goat kids together young animals and beautiful bright blossoms everywhere.

Changunarayan Nagarkot Hike

The Tamang village has its traditions and makes Local wine very common. Hiking in the community for many more years is going to walk in Kathmandu Valley. However, Changunarayan Nagarkot hiking is your first part of hiking. It is a large fascinating cultural encounter. A crucial role is more road trails that are rich with forest and Rice fields. The Himalayas appear in space remote and undisturbed.

Finally, hiking down Changunarayan is comfortable with a gradual downhill. Hiking Nagarkot Changunarayan takes about 3/4 hours. Changunarayan Temple is the oldest pagoda-style Hindu temple in Nepal. In conclusion, after visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site and having lunch, we drive back to Kathmandu. Suppose, you are heading up to Nagarkot, It will be overnight at Nagarkot for sunrise and the next day you will be driving back to Bhaktapur one of the oldest cities of Kathmandu. 

Best food near Kathmandu

There are several places to eat food. If you want to have the best local food, you can have it around the hillside in Telkot. Usually after a day sightseeing in Kathmandu then after lunch, visitors go up to Nagarkot.  There are several food stations, which provide tasty, healthy, and organic food. Actually, on the way to hike from Changunarayan to Nagarkot, there is no special restaurant for eating food.
When you reach Nagarkot many restaurants and hotels look nice with scenic views of the Himalayan range. Famous Restaurants like Café du Mount, Mandap Giri Restaurant, Berg House Café, café Dorje Lakpa, and many more. 

Walking distance from Nagarkot to Changunarayan 

Normally, travelers or trekkers go to Nagarkot by drive, it will be easy and comfortable. But for some of the people who have a short time and want to do some hiking, this will be the best choice near Kathmandu.
As usual, if people take a drive from Kathmandu it is 35 kilometers to reach. Hiking distance from Kathmandu means, firstly, you need to take a drive from Kathmandu to Changunarayan. From the hiking path, you will see the Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Manaslu Mountain,  Ganesh Himal, and Annapurna Himalaya range

Important Note

It is an easy and short hike near Kathmandu. so just carry a day bag with your personal belongings big bag can be sent in a Car. 

Trip Itinerary

Today is hiking day. so after your breakfast, the car and driver will come with a professional guide. he will take you to the Changunarayan and visit the oldest Temple of Bishnu. then, starting to hike up to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is not any other historical or cultural hub, it is a viewpoint of the Himalayas.  it will take around 4 hours to get there. in between the hiking path, you will see the Tamang village and its traditions. Local people are doing their work on a farm. and many people are hiking through that path and people who have a short time drive up to Nagarkot. it is not necessary to spend the night there if you want to be out of the hustle-bustle city of Kathmandu. Nagarkot Is the best choice near Kathmandu. Overnight at Nagarkot
Today is a special day for watching the view of the sunrise from the mountains including Mount Everest. This will be the best and most eye-catching view, take a photo as many as you want. then have breakfast and drive down to Bhaktapur. so your guide will show you around the old Town of Kathmandu Valley. Bhaktapur is known as an open museum. 
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Includes

  • Private Car for driving to Changunarayan And pick up from Nagarkot.
  • Special Tour Guide.
  • Entrance fees of Nagarkot, Changunarayan Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
  • Nagarkot Hotel with Bed and Breakfast.

Doesn't Include

Food, Drinks, and personal expenses 
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Day hike to nagarkot(short hike)

I recently had the pleasure to experience Adventure A One Treks' day hiking to Nagarkot with an amazing tour guide, Dhrubba. Right from the pick-up from the hotel, he was so friendly and welcoming that made us feel so comfortable throughout the hike. Ramesh is unbelievably knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we had a safe and memorable experience. He also provided us with a great historical overview of the various sights that we visited. The views of the Himalayan Range, Kathmandu Valley and rolling green hills were beautiful and breathtaking! Overall, this was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend Adventure A One Treks for embarking on a day-hike adventure! Five stars!

Ramesh Sharma
Ramesh Sharma
india
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