Kathmandu valley is surrounded by green hills, having beautiful Nagarkot hill in the east, Nagarjun forest in the west, Shivapuri National park in the north, and Godawari forest in the south. These beautiful hills, national parks, and forests create a tremendous opportunity for people to venture out more in these areas. There are many hiking routes nearby the valley, which can be accomplished in a day. Among many, the Nagarkot sunrise day hike is one of the best routes to hiking. It includes a sunrise view in the morning with an authentic breakfast, spectacular foot trails to do hiking in the day with mouth-watering lunch, and a visit to the world heritage site Changu Narayan temple in the twilight. The tour of Nagarkot-Changu Narayan hiking allows one to enjoy the marvelous sunrise, beautiful green forest, and historical essence of the world heritage site discovering the customs and traditions of the Nepalese people along the way.
- Sunrise view from Nagarkot hilltop.
- Panoramic mountains view and a glimpse of Mt. Everest too.
- Hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan through local villages.
- Visit of world religious site Changu Narayan temple.
01 A Day
Our day tour starts in a car driving early morning from Kathmandu (1400m) to Nagarkot (2175m). It will be one hour drive to cover the distance of 32 km. Peoples believes it to be one of the best places to watch the rising sun parallel to the ever-soaring Himalayas. We will be witnessing the giant Himalayas showering in the early sunlight. After having the authentic breakfast in the hills of Nagarkot, we now set foot on hiking trails and descend from Nagarkot on the way to Changu Narayan. Our hiking gets exciting as we cross beautiful cultural villages protected in their primitive styles. After walking for 3-4 hours, we reach the historically most important temple of Changu Narayan. This temple is also equally important from both religious and archaeological points of view. Some ancient idols and statues are 1000 years old. Our day hike concludes once we drive back to Kathmandu in a private car from there.
What to Expect
- All necessary permits to travel.
- All kinds of land transportation.
- Breakfast and lunch of the day.
- Guide for the day.
What's not included
- International flight ticket and travel insurance
- Nepal visa fees
- Dinner and any kind of drinks
- All other expenses of personal nature and not mentioned in the “Includes” section