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 sun 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 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.
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
5:00 AM: Drive to Nagarkot from your hotel
6:00 AM: Reach Nagarkot
6:00 AM to 6:15 AM: Sunrise view
6:15 AM – 8:00 AM: Breakfast and jaunting around
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM: Hiking from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Temple
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Visit around Changu Narayan temple and Lunch
1:00 PM: Drive back to Kathmandu