Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour - 1 Day

Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour

Trip Facts

  • Private Car
  • Small
  • Easy
  • In Person
  • Sunrise Hike
  • English+Any upon request
Changunarayan Nagarkot day hiking tour is one of the best blends of the heritage and the beautiful mountain landscape. In the hiking tour we will explore the local lifestyle along the hiking trail & mountain scenery from the summit of Nagarkot Hill station.

The tour starts at the magical city Bhaktapur leading toward the Changunarayan temple as well as Nagarkot hill station. This temple is one of the oldest temples in Nepal and archaeological milestone in Nepalese history, which has also been listed as the world heritage site by UNESCO.

Changunarayan Temple

The temple of Changunarayan is at the top of the hill surrounded by the forest which provides you to explore the history at present. The pagoda style of temple is also a showcase of the architectural beauty along with the religious importance. The structures of god, dragon and other beautiful structures carved on the stones and wood decorates the beautiful temples.

Changu temple premises are settled by local Newar people at the moment. But when your tour guide explains about the story of serpentine and god, construction of temple by king, stone script of victory by king Mandev and story of god and Bhramin; is surely interesting.

HINT – The Changunarayan Nagarkot hiking through the countryside offers you the culture and tradition of the Newar and Tamang community.

What is in Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour ?

Hiking towards the hills of Changu starts with early drive to the top of hill station for sunrise.

After sunrise experience from the best hill station near Kathmandu downtown, the Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour will take us to visit the ancient temple of Changunarayan; hiking tour route of Changu Nagarkot leads you along the wider view of stunning snow capped mountain landscape.

Walking by the terraced paddy fields, beautiful village gardening along with the view of the snow-capped Himalayas really fascinates you. During the hike of Changunarayan Nagarkot section, hiker will be able to see many mountains like Mount Langtang, mt Annapurna, mt Ganesh; en route.

Whereas from the view point of Nagarkot hill station; along with the sun rising above the white mountains; we can see Mount Everest range, Mt Annapurna, Mt Langtang, mt Annapurna, Mt Manaslu and many other infinite snow line.


The sunrise and sunset view from the tower located atop of the Nagarkot really worth hiking to the Nagarkot hill top.

You will also have an opportunity to insight the whole Kathmandu valley & city from different rest point of Nagarkot Changu Narayan hiking. Among many rest points, Tirshul danda is a best and most scenic spot for Mountain & Valley View. At the top of this hill, there is a temple of Shiva.

Nagarkot Changunarayan day hiking tour trail exhibits the countryside livings, which will surely help you to collect the unforgettable experiences. The trail also offers the view of traditionally architect-ed houses, the domestics & the wilds living together.

A day hike near to Kathmandu has heavenly view mountain & jungle trekking experience along the pine forest which makes Changu Nagarkot hiking day tour special among the rest.

Why is Changu Nagarkot hike been so famous of all?

Because of the location, Nagarkot is best spot for sunset or sunrise view. Mostly, the early morning are very clear – thus tourist normally drives to Nagarkot hilltop and then hike down to Changu temple.

Geographically Nagarkot is the highest point of entire ridge where we walk along. The hike starts from Nagarkot and follows the trail on the ridge until it gets to the end. At the end – Changu temple is located.

Along the route we walk during the hike – North face is with magnificent view of the mountain ranges and the south part is Kathmandu city.

Nagarkot hill station hsa been famous among the local tourists as well. Closeness to the mountains and easy access to get to the view tower has made Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour a famous tour near kathmandu valley.

Road condition to get to the view tower of Nagarkot is blacktopped. Hiking route is near the mountains and composed of temple and local villages along the hiking trail.

Culture, nature and the variation of hiking route has made Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour a best day tour in Kathmandu.

Changunarayan Nagarkot Hiking tour Overview

A fulfilling hiking destination starts from Nagarkot hill station with perfect view of the snow capped mountains and local farming field with magnificent geometry of the hills and terrace. In Changunarayan Nagarkot hiking we will walk through the jungle, local village and by the side of the stunning mountain ranges; such as Langtang range, Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal and some other.

If you have a spare day at Kathmandu after or before any trekking trip or climbing adventure – this will make your extra day worth better than everything. Sunrise or sunset from the Nagarkot hill station and the width of the mountain range seen from this pristine hilltop is always admired. This hiking destination is a day excursion very near to kathmandu.

Changunarayan Nagarkot Hiking tour Facts

  • Sunrise from the top of Nagarkot hill station is the best possible view you can get near any of the hill station in Kathmandu. However, looking at the weather condition we might switch sunset instead
  • Changunarayan is UNESCO world heritage Temple with monuments from 1st Century BC
  • Changunarayan is the end of Nagarkot ridge
  • Changunarayan hill hike goes along the pine & rhododendron forest, local villages and temples
  • Mountain View seen along the hiking route is wider than you expect.
  • You can thousands of peaks including mount Everest, from the Nagarkot hill station

Changunarayan Nagarkot Hiking tour Timeline

Day 1
Starts at Nagarkot Hilltop & End at Changunarayan Temple

• 3:30 AM – Wake Up call
• 4:00 Am to 6 AM Drive to nagarkot by car
• 8Am to 1Pm Day hike along village and jungle
• 1:30 PM to 3 PM Chanhgu Tour
• 3 PM to 5 PM Drive to Kathmandu

Cost Details for Changunarayan Nagarkot Hiking Tour - General Inclusions

  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide (spiritual) including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the tour.
  • All transportation charge during tour. A/C car or tourist micro bus or tourist bus depending upon your size.
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Entrance fees & permit
  • Tips for the guide and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Card fee for the online payable amount (during online payment)

Cost Details for Changunarayan Nagarkot Hiking Tour - General Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • Your Food
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Lunch & dinner

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Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour
From $ 70.00
per Person for Service Trip
From $ 110.00
per Person for All Inclusive Trip
From $ 120.00
per Person for All Comfortable Trip (Free Cancellation and Transferable)

Changunarayan Nagarkot Hiking Tour Info

  • Private Car
  • Small
  • Easy
  • In Person
  • Sunrise Hike
  • English+Any upon request



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