Nagarkot to Changu Narayan hiking

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  • Duration: 1 day
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Tour Type: Private day hiking
  • Max altitude: 21,95m.
  • Transportation: Land
  • Best Time: Sep to May

The famous hiking route around Kathmandu valley, Nagarkot to Changu Narayan day hiking is nature with culture walking trail. The trip starts from one of the fascinating hill point in Nepal “Nagarkot”. This is the popular sunrise view point for not only foreign tourist but also local visitors.   The ending point of this hiking trip is one of UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu valley “Changu Narayan Temple”. The pagoda style ancient temple surrounded by forest with champak tree and small village is famous among the Hindu Devotees.  It is located about 12 KM east of Kathmandu in Bhaktapur district.

The trip can starts from Kathmandu, our guide will receive you from the hotel early in the morning (4:30AM). Nagarkot is famous for 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 from 8:00 AM. It will take 45 minutes to reach Nagarkot from Kathmandu as it is 30 KM away from city (Thamel). On fine weather day you can see sunrays hits on the Himalayas including Mt. Everest & Langtang range. After the sunrise view from view Tower, we will back to restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast we will jaunting around for few hours and the hiking journey will starts at 8:30am.

We will walk for downhill to Telkot (Bhaktapur) within one hour. Along the trail we will pass some traditional agriculture fields of mustard and wheat on terrace (Seasonal). Then we continue hike down to Changu Narayan temple; which takes couple of hours leisure walk. Around 11:30am we will reach Changu Narayan temple. It will be unique experience to jaunting in the temple which is built on 5th century. After the sightseeing we will take lunch there and at 2:00pm we will drive back to Kathmandu.

This hiking trip can be done as Changu Narayan to Nagarkot hike too.

Nagarkot - Changu Narayan hiking highlights

  • Enjoy magnificent Himalayan views and sunrise from Nagarkot
  • Maximum Altitude of the trip is 21,95m at Nagarkot
  • Breakfast included in the package
  • Hiking starting at Nagarkot and ends at Changu Narayan temple
  • Maximum average walking duration is 4 to 5 hours but it's depend on your pace
  • Private transportation before and after the trek
  • Hike through beautiful terrace farmland, Nepalese style village
  • Visit oldest Changu Narayan temple, one of the UNESCO world heritae sites

Nagarkot - Changu Narayan day hiking itienrary:

4:30 AM: Drive to Nagarkot
5:15 AM: Reach Nagarkot:
5:15 to 6:00AM: Sunrise view
6:00Am – 8:30 AM: Breakfast and jaunting around
8:30AM to 11:30AM: Hiking from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Temple
11:30AM to 2:00PM: Visit around Changu Narayan temple and Lunch
2:00PM: Drive back to Kathmandu

Trip cost: US $105 per person

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Inclusion in the Package


  • Private transportation
  • Entrance ticket as per itinerary
  • English speaking tour/hiking guide


  • Any meals
  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • Insurance for the trip


This trip is a private guided one and can be arranged on your requested date. The group size for this trip is one to above.

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Best hiking trip around Kathmandu valley