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Hiking Duration: 1 Day

Region of Hike: Kathmandu valley

Maximum Altitude: 21,95m Nagarkot

Hiking Grade: Easy(soft route)

Food: Only breakfast

Accommodation: not included

Starting and Ending Point: Nagarkot/ Changu Narayan

Maximum walking: 3-4 hours

Transportation: Private transportation

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 jaunt 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.


Trip Facts

Trip Facts
Price starts from $80
Duration 1 Day
Best time to travel January to December
Trip Grade Easy
Departure Date Every Day
Trekking Hours 3-4 Hours
Starting Point Nagarkot
End Point Changu Narayan
Mode of Travel Transport
Group Size 2 to 40
Style of trek Easy


Nagarkot - Changu Narayan day hiking itinerary:

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: USD $80 per person

Best of the hiking:  Magnificent Himalayan views from Nagarkot, pass Nepalese style village through hike, Culture site visit in Changu Narayan

Includes / Excludes


1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from the trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Farewell dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Flight Ticket Kathmandu to Lukla to Kathmandu
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and Local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.


1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and handbag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

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