Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking

Trip Highlights

  • Spectacular views of the Himalayan range including the top of the world, Mt. Everest 
  • Experience ethnic culture and lifestyle
  • Walking through the tribal village 
  • Stunning Sunrise view from the hill station Nagarkot
  • Serene and lush forest and cool and healing breeze 
  • Changunarayan Temple, one of the most ancient temple in Nepal 

Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking is a perfect day hiking near Kathmandu. Nagarkot-Changunarayn Day Hike offers us spectacular mountain panorama, experience lush forest, typical country life and a pure wilderness. If you are looking for a day hike near Kathmandu valley to escape this hustle and bustle, this day hike is a rewarding choice.

Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking  starts from fascinating hill point of Nagarkot at over 2100m after 1.30 hr drive from Kathmandu. Nagarkot offers one of the best sunrise views along the panoramic Himalayas.Your guide will receive you from the hotel early in the morning (4:45 AM) and we begin our drive for Nagarkot. Nagarkot is famous for the sunrise view (this package cover breakfast in Nagarkot) so it will be better if you reach there as earlier as possible. If you don’t want the sunrise view you can start the trip from 8:00 AM. It will take 45 minutes to reach Nagarkot from Kathmandu as it is 30 KM away from the city (Thamel). On fair weather day, you can see sunrays hits on the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Langtang range and other alluring mountain summits. After we celebrate incredible sunrise and mountain view from view Tower, we walk or drive back to the restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast, we will be jaunting around for a few hours and the hiking  starts at 8:30 AM. The serenity of the atmosphere, cool breeze and the mountain panorama will fascinate every kind of travelers in Nagarkot. Every step of your walk becomes so important for you because you really begin to love the incredible natural blessings. Spending one or two nights in Nagarkot will be the best option to escape the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. 

The hiking trail gradually descends through the terraced fields. The first part of the hike involves amazing cultural encounter of ethnical villages, unaffected by the nearby capital city. While the second part is witnessing beautiful nature along the ridge rich in deciduous forests and sceneries of Majestic Himalayas. This hike is the best option if you are looking for easy adventure in Kathmandu for a day. The ending point is a UNESCO world heritage listed pagoda temple 'Changu Narayan', one of the oldest temples built by King Lichhavi in the 7th Century. We explore this ancient temple spending about an hour and finally drive back to Kathmandu. 

If you are looking other options of day hikes near Kathmandu, we also offer Nagarkot Dhulikhel day Hiking with Sunrise and mountain view near Kathmandu,Day Hiking in Shivapuri National park near Kathmandu and Day hike to Champadevi Hill from Kathmandu

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN34
  • Duration1 Day
  • Pricefrom US$55 / person
  • GradeEasy
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax01-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Nagarkot - Changunarayan day hike itinerary (Full Day)

4:45 AM: Drive to Nagarkot from your hotel
5:45 AM: Reach Nagarkot
5:45 to 6:30 AM: Sunrise view
6:30 Am – 8:30 AM: Breakfast and jaunting around
8:30 AM to 11:30 AM: Hiking from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Temple
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM: Visit around Changu Narayan temple and Lunch
2:00 PM: Drive back to Kathmandu

  • Walking hours: 3-4 Hours
  • Max. Altitude: 2715 m/8900 ft
  • Meals: Lunch Included
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What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by private luxury vehicle
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What's Excluded

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal Expenses

Trip Map

Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking Trip Map

Cost included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by private luxury vehicle
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Cost Exclude

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Personal Expenses

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“Great locally owned Travel Company”

“Great locally owned Travel Company”


I had a day off in Kathmandu while here on business. I wanted to get out of the city so I took their one day hiking trip to Nagarkot. Was able to book something with just a day's notice. Had a great, friendly guide (Nirmal) with decades of experience guiding in Nepal and excellent English. The owner, Shishir, met me at my hotel upon return to hear about how the day went. Would highly recommend this very professional company.

Visited February 2017

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Transportation on Journey
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private luxury vehicle for pickup and drop.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained travelling guide in your group.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Mount Everest:
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

Trip Extensions/ Add on trips
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

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Note: During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what the best alternative is taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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