Nagarkot Day Hike – 2022/2023


The Nagarkot day hike is a delightful walking adventure into the nearest hill station of Kathmandu city at the elevation of 2170 meters above sea level. The Nagarkot is one of the popular hill station for tourists. The Nagarkot is 32 km away on eastern side from Kathmandu city which is nearly two hours vehicle ride. The main highlights of this hiking trip is escape in cool nature and high hills along with exotic Himalayas panorama views in backdrop of sunrise plus sunset, have enjoyable strolling through lush forests, pass through traditional farming lands, pass through conventional villages, pass through rough hilly passageways, tour the 5th century ancient temple of Changu Narayan with golden gate and its decoration still in its original state.

The Nagarkot day hike begins with early morning drive before sunrise to Nagarkot hillside from Kathmandu city to view sunrise and have breakfast at Nagarkot. The tourists after having breakfast do some hiking at nagarkot hillside walking over exotic nature setting. In the daytime the tourists hike towards the Changu Narayan Temple which is a 5th century old temple with golden gate and ancient building of 5th century with beautiful wood carving and relics. It take four hours hiking trail over farming lands, lush forests, traditional villages and beautiful nature. The tourists after reaching at Changu Narayan Temple have lunch and get some rest there. They do some sightseeing over the village, temple, souvenir shops, restaurants etc. After finishing their sightseeing the tourists take vehicle to Nagarkot hillside because it’s inappropriate to get tired at delightful and joyful trip. The travelers at nagarkot hillside do some strolling over nearest Tamang village. In the evening the tourists view the sunset and the vehicle drive to hotel at Kathmandu city.


Every Day Nepal Guide Info : Pick up at 7:300 am from hotel to Nagarkot drive
4 hrs hiking from Nagarkot to Changunarayan and back to Kathmandu by 4:00 pm SAME DAY.


Service includes:
Both way Land transport by Car/Taxi
English Speaking Hiking guide
Entrance fees
Hiking poles if clients need
Service Excludes:
Personal natural expensive
Personal hiking gears
Tips/ Donation
Private Day Hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan with Transfer from Kathmandu 2017/ 2018
Day trips & excursions in Kathmandu
Spend a day exploring the rolling hills of Nagarkot, a beautiful area situated to the east of the Kathmandu Valley, on this private day hike. Learn about different cultures and hike up to ancient buildings and remote villages. Take an early morning drive to the perfect place to witness a famous sunrise and sunset over the snow-capped mountains. Try not to stare directly at the breathtaking Himalayan sun as it crests the snow-capped mountains. Journey on a hike that will lead you to remote villages to learn about the lifestyles of ethnic groups like the Tamangs and the Newars. Visit Changu Narayan Temple, one of the oldest temples in Nepal, built by Lichhavi King Mandev and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Hiking Nagarkot Changu is an excellent walking day tour on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley. If you have just a day in Kathmandu then this Nagarkot Changu Narayan day hiking trip is the best option to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. You will be amazed to see just how much the local villages along the trail remain unchanged and still exhibit their traditional countryside lifestyle, even though they are so close to the city. Nagarkot is one of the best sunset view points lying on the northeastern rim of the Kathmandu valley. This beautiful hillock also offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas ranging from Dhaulagiri in the west and Mt Everest in the east, to Annapurna, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang Lirung, Mt Shishapangma, Mt Gauri Shankar, and many more.This tour starts out with a drive to Nagarkot from your hotel. Drive through the green fields as the road climbs through terraced fields towards Nagarkot. The drive is scenic with green valley views on one side and the fabulous Himalayas on the other. Nagarkot is a hill station from where you can see a great panorama of mountains over 2100 meters tall. From here, one can see all the glistening snowy peaks. Then, start the hike as the trail gradually descends through the terraced fields to Tamang Village. Here, local wine making is pretty common throughout the year. Enjoy an authentic lunch accompanied by sightseeing over the Nagarkot hilltop.The first part of the hike is a largely fascinating cultural encounter, while the second part is more about nature as the trail follows the ridge, which is rich with deciduous forests. The Himalayas appear in the distance totally remote and undisturbed. The walking is easy with some gradual downhill descents, but fairly level paths. It will take about 4 hours to reach Changu Narayan, the oldest pagoda style Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu in Nepal. After visiting this UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy an authentic lunch at the Changu Narayan hilltop. Then take drive back to Kathmandu to end our fascinating day hiking tour in Nepal. Itinerary:4:30am: Early in the morning, the tour guide assists you at your hotel and you start the drive to a beautiful country side hill named Nagarkot to get an early view of the sunrise over the snow capped mountains. It will take about a 45-minute drive via car.8:00am: Have a breakfast of pre-packed food or eat at a selected restaurant. Then, enjoy some sightseeing on the Nagarkot hilltop and begin the long hike to the ancient Changu Narayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the way, one can enjoy the beautiful Nepalese landscape and observe the typical local lifestyle of the ethnic groups like the Tamang,s and the Newars.2:00 pm: Lunch in the Changu Narayan area and then some sightseeing of the historical area with the natural beauty of the surroundings.4:30 pm: Your vehicle will assist you at Changu Narayan and transfer back to your hotel in Kathmandu Nepal Guide Info organized hotel in Kathmandu depend on your bugged.

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