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Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking is one of the short day hiking trails in Kathmandu. Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking is closest hiking destination in Kathmandu. Nagarkot is famous for viewing different Himalaya ranges like Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwing, Everest and Numbur Ranges where as Changunarayan is one of the UNESCO Heritage Site of Nepal.
Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking is approx 7 hours hike. It covers major mountain ranges of Nepal, local lifestyle of the villagers, warm hospitality of the local, Nepal oldest temple- Changunarayan and many more.
Changu Narayan Temple is the ancient temple of Hindu, located at the hilltop i.e Changu or Dolagiri. The temple was surrounded by the champak tree forest. Temple is situated in the midst of the small village named Changu of Changunarayan Municipality, Bhaktapur. This hill is about 7 to 13 km east of Kathmandu valley and a few north of Bhaktapur district. The river named Manohara flows beside the hill. The shrine is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Changu Narayan temple is considered the oldest temple in the history of Nepal.
Nagarkot is famous for stunning view of sunset and sunrise and panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley. It is 32Km from Kathmandu Valley and 2175 meter above from sea level. Before Nagarkot was used as ancient fort of the Kathmandu Valley built to monitor the external activities of Kingdoms and later it becomes a summer retreat for the royal family. Now it became popular for local and international visitors.
After early breakfast, our representative comes to pick you up from hotel.After approx 1 hrs drive, you’ll reach to Changunarayan temple.
After your arrival to Changunarayan Temple, you can explore the Nepal’s oldest temple. Changunarayan Temple is the starting point of the trek.
Along the way you’ll see the pristine water sources and untouched treasure of Nature. You’ll see the emerging mountain ranges as you ascend. It takes about 4 – 5 hours to reach Nagarkot from Changunarayan.
After arriving to Nagarkot you get the superficial view of different mountain ranges, pristine Kathmandu valley. You can enjoy the hill station by taking photographs, video graphs, and also stroll around the super cool arena. You also get the hypnotic view of terraced cultivated land in Kathmandu valley from the hill station.
Your transportation will be waiting for you at Nagarkot. After enjoying the hiking and the scenery, you will be transferred to your hotel