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1 Day

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Moderate

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20 people

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A day hiking from Kathmandu Nagarkot Changunarayan hike 

Join our Kathmandu valley Vista day hikes: Enjoy rural Nepal experience without going too high or too far
The Nagarkot Changunarayan hike includes two of the most attractive places in the Bhaktapur region. It is a day hike from Kathmandu and hikers are often are shocked by its serene ambiance, emerald hills as far the eye can see with a backdrop of the majestic crystal peaks including the Langtang, Annapurna range and Jugal Himalaya range. The trek route to Changunarayan explores the traditional antiques of the countryside which are untouched by the growing urbanization. Walk across the terraced landscape, interact with the locals and dive into the lap of nature as you walk into the ridge of deciduous forests, with the Himalayas looming on the horizon. The UNESCO Heritage Site, ‘Changunarayan temple’ amazes you with its architectural marvel and the entire hiking trip is bound to provide you a memory that lasts a lifetime. On the way back you can visit the ancient town Bhadgeon or Bhaktapur Durbar square  if you have some extra time

This one day trip to Kathmandu valley vista  Nagarkot to Changunarayan can be arranged as per your wish. Just give us a call and we will arrange it.

Cost based on a minimum 2 people in the team if just one person cost may go up and if we have more than 5 person cost may come down.

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Nagarkot to Changunarayan hiking

Nagarkot is at 7200 feet from sea level and is the most popular hill station within the Kathmandu valley for viewing the Himalayas. Nagarkot is located 32 km. east of Kathmandu and just (1) one hour of scenic drive away. The major Himalayan peaks seen from Nagarkot are Ganesh Himal at 7405 meters, Langtang, Shisha Pangma at 8013meters, Gang Chenpo at 6397 meters, Dorje Lakpa at 6990 meters, Lonpo Gang at 7083 meters and Purbi Chyachu at 6658meters, Gauri Shankar and Mt. Everest range. The view of the sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot is simply brilliant, on a clear day.

The hike from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur (Ancient town) via Changunarayan is pleasant. Changunarayan is the oldest Temple of Kathmandu valley which dates back to the 7th century and is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The walk is mostly downhill and offers grand views of the mountains, hills, villages, temples and Kathmandu valley. The trail is wide and easy to walk on, as long as one is geared with good hiking shoes. In totality, the trip introduces Nepal\'s natural and cultural heritages. It is an ideal trip for those with limited time but wish to get a taste of trekking in Nepal.

The hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan lasts for approximately 5 to 6 hrs depending on one’s pace and covers a distance of about 11 - 14 kilometers. From Changunarayan one can either catch a bus or walk through the villages towards Bhaktapur. We can also have option of staying overnight or have a lunch at Nepal Yoga retreat.

Included/Excluded

  • All ground transportations as per itinerary
  • Government trained guides and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary and meals.
  • Major meals in the cities.
  • Monuments entrance fees if any
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears
  • Tips to guides and porters
  • Cost raised by cancelations, landslides, weather, political unrest, illness, which are not within our control

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Tara S

04/22/2020

Great Day Trip

My colleague and I took a day trip led by Shree Ram from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan, with a side visit to Bhaktapur. Being here for work, we didn't have time for a full trek, and this was out way of trying to get out and see more of Nepal. Our guide was Shree Ram, and he was very informed, very helpful, and very accommodating. Knowing that we had a particular interest in agriculture in Nepal, he went out of his way to answer questions and share extra information on this topic. We had an amazing sunrise over the Himalayas, a great stop for tea and Nepalese donuts, and an introduction to Nepalese lifestyle and culture unlike what we could have gotten anywhere else. Both Shree Ram and the driver were prompt, courteous, and professional. We couldn't be happier and hope we have the opportunity to go out with Earthbound Expeditions and Shree Ram again.
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