Nagarkot-Chanrunarayan Tour is the best walking day hike tour in the outskirt of the Kathmandu valley, Nepal. If you have some extra days in Nepal or wish to spend some wonderful days around Kathmandu then Nagarkot Changunarayan Tour is the best way to explore some of finest array of nature and culture of Nepal in short time span. You will be surprised to explore quaint villages and unchanged trail which still showcases the traditional lifestyle even though they are so close to capital city Kathmandu.
Nagarkot-Changunarayan Tour package introduced by High Pass Trekking is the best mixture of high hills to the ancient temple with artistic design. Nagarkot (2,200m) is the popular hotspot and viewpoint nearby Kathmandu. The stretching view of Himalayan range from Dhaulagiri to the west, past Mount Everest and Kanchenjunga to the far west is awe-inspiring. Likewise, the incredible sunrise view over Himalaya horizon and majestic landscapes around captivates the heart of every traveler.
Nagarkot Changunararyan hike is one of popular short-hiking trail near Kathmandu valley. The hiking trail to Changunarayan descends gradually to Tamang Village passing several cultivated and terrace fields. The thatched houses in villages are made up of stones and are normally 3 storied with kitchen in ground floor. The first section of Nagrkot-Changunarayan trail encounters the ethnic and cultural villages while second part concerns natural trail and follows the high ridge lush with deciduous forest.
The hiking through this unexplored and undisturbed trail is fairly easy with gradual downhill section. It takes around 4 hours to reach Changunarayan. Changunarayan is an ancient temple at Bhaktapur that dates back to 7 th century and designated as UNESCO world heritage site list. Nagarkot Bhaktapur tour via Changunarayan provides the best glimpse of natural and cultural attractions that locates at Kathmandu valley rim.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Valley (1,300m)
Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to hotel by private vehicle
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley
Full day sightseeing of Kathmandu valley that includes the UNSCEO designated world heritage sites. Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath, Patan Darbar Square, Bhaktapur Darbar Square and Hanuman Dhoka are the major asset to visit in Kathmandu valley.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Nagarkot (2,200m/1.5 hours)
After an early morning breakfast, drive (4:00 AM) for Kathmandu to Nagarkot. Enjoy amazing sunrise view over snowy horizon. After dinner (10:00 AM), start hiking from Nagarkot to Changunarayan (4 hours hiking). En route explore cultural villages, mid hill scenery and distance view of gigantic Himalaya range. Arrival at Changunarayan at (2:30 PM) and explore this antique site. Drive back (4:00 PM) to Kathmandu (1 hour drive). Enjoy free time strolling around Thamel city.
Day 04: Final Departure
Transfer to airport for final departure