The amazing hike of Nagarkot-Changunarayan day hike starts from a fascinating hill point of Nagarkot. This place is standing at the height of 2100m. Nagarkot offers you the mind-blowing views of sunrise along with the panoramic view of Himalayas. You will surely be amazing to see the dazzling peaks far and golden sun over the white peak. The ending point is “Changunarayan temple” which is UNESCO world heritage pagoda temple. This temple is one of the oldest which is built in the 7th century by King Licchavi.
You tour guide will receive you from the hotel early morning for Nagarkot-Changunarayan day hike. We will be seeing the beautiful sunrise view from Nagarkot so it is better to reach early as possible. It will take approximately 45 min to reach Nagarkot. Upon reach there you will feel happy to see the amazing view of Mt. Everest & Langtang ranges. After spending some time at Nagarkot we will have breakfast at the restaurant.
After breakfast, our hiking stars from Nagarkot to Changunarayan. The hiking trail will cross the green hills, ethnic villages and terraced fields. This ancient temple is at a high hill surrounding by champak tree forest and small villages. This temple is the oldest temple is the Nepal history which is existed since the time of Licchavi. This temple has four entrance and is surrounded by the arts related to Lord Vishnu. You will also get a chance to visit the private museum located on the way to temple. You can see the collections of ancient coins, tools, arts and architectures of Nepal.
During your hike, you will get a chance to see the Newari community and friendly peoples. Away from the capital city, you will get the opportunity to heal your mind by taking the fresh air and amazing surroundings. This day tour is diverse where you can see beautiful nature, mountains, Newari community and UNESCO world heritage site.
Comfortable pants or shorts
Hiking shoes or boots
Day pack bags
Sunglass and sunscreens
First aid kit
Windproof shell or waterproof jackets
Day 01: Nagarkot-Changunarayan day hike itinerary (Full day)
4:45 AM- Drive to Nagarkot via private vehicle. 5:45 AM- Reach Nagarkot. 5:45-6:30 AM Sunrise view from Nagarkot. 6:30 - 8:00 AM Breakfast and stroll around. 8:00 - 11:30 AM Hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan. 11:30 - 2:00 PM Visit around Changunaraayn temple and have lunch. 2:00 PM: Drive back to Kathmandu.