Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking is a perfect day for hiking near Kathmandu. Nagarkot-Changunarayn Day Hike offers us a spectacular mountain panorama, experience lush forest, typical country life, and 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 the fascinating hill point of Nagarkot at over 2100m after a 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 to 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 at 8:00 AM. It will take 45 minutes to reach Nagarkot from Kathmandu as it is 30 KM away from the city (Thamel). On a fair-weather day, you can see the sun's rays hit on the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Langtang range, and other alluring mountain summits. After we celebrate the 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 mountain panorama will fascinate every kind of traveler 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.
Major Highlights of Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day hiking
Changunarayan Temple is approximately seven kilometers far from east of Kathmandu. You can take a bus from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur and then another bus to reach the temple. A two-story pagoda-style temple with statues and carvings from long ago, Changu-Narayan Temple is dedicated to Lord Bishnu. It is thought to be the oldest Hindu temple still in operation in the Kathmandu Valley today after surviving damage in 1702 and 2015. Unquestionably, the Changunarayan Temple is a magnificent example of Licchavi-era art and architecture as well. The oldest artifacts, dating to 464 CE, were found in this temple and include inscriptions and sculptures. As a result, King Manadeva, one of the greatest kings of the Lichhavi dynasty, is believed to have found it.
Nagarkot (The best sunrise hill station near Kathmandu)
Nagarkot is a fantastic place to get away from the daily grind and unwind in a genuinely gorgeous setting. It is only 32 kilometers from the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu. Every year many tourists visit this beautiful hill station to watch the mesmerizing view of sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan peaks. This place gives very peaceful vibes and calms your mind as well. You can go horse riding, cycling, hiking, and see some great places like the Nagarkot view tower, the Buddhist Monastery, and the Nagarakot waterfall, among other exciting activities, in Nagarkot.
Key Attractions of Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu
- 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 temples in Nepal
Departure & Return Details
Departure Point: We will pick you up from your hotel inside Kathmandu Valley
Pickup Time: 4:00 - 6:00 AM (May Vary with the sunrise time)
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