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About Nagarkot Changunarayan Day Hike

Nagarkot Changunarayan day hike is one of the easiest and most popular hiking near Kathmandu valley. It is not just a hiking trip but also a sunrise tour from Kathmandu. If you have an extra day in Kathmandu before or after a long trek, or transit tour to Bhutan and Tibet, this Changunarayan day hike can be one of the best options to spend the day in Kathmandu.

Nagarkot Changunarayan hiking can be a trekking practice trip before going for the Everest base camp trek or other longer treks in Nepal. Also, if you do not have a long holiday to go to the mountain base camps, but are interested in a walking trip, which offers beautiful views of the high mountains, you can go for the Nagarkot Changu Narayan hike.

This day hike near Kathmandu valley begins from Kathmandu driving to the Nagarkot hill station early morning to catch stunning sunrise. After driving for around an hour and a half from the city, you reach Nagarkot. Here, you enjoy unblocked sunrise with a magnificent view of long-ranged snow-capped mountains. Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gaurishankar, Everest and Tibetan massif look eye-captivating from the Nagarkot hill station.

Nagarkot to Changunarayan hike begins after breakfast in Nagarkot through traditional villages. This one-day hike in Kathmandu has two different variation parts. The day starts with descending through the traditional villages, where you can have a great chance of exploring the rural lifestyle and daily activities of the villagers. The second part ascends for about half an hour to the forest and goes through a ridge of Telkot hill.

You can see panoramic mountain views, beautiful Kathmandu valley, green hills, farming lands and more along this Nagarkot to Changunarayan day hike. If you are on a family tour in Nepal and would like to take to your kids on a typical lifestyle and show them urban activities, this one-day hike near Kathmandu will be perfect. The kids may enjoy seeing baby goats along the trail and love playing with them.

This beautiful one-day hike around Kathmandu ends at Changunarayan, where you can visit a cultural UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal. There is an ancient Hindu temple belonging to the God Vishnu, which is existing since earlier than the 4th century. After visiting Changu Narayan, you will drive back to Kathmandu.

Alternatively, if you would like to make this hike adventurous and prefer ascending trails more, you can hike the opposite way from Changunarayan to Nagarkot. You can see a beautiful sunset view in the evening from Nagarkot hill station. For the sunrise and mountain views, you can spend a night in Nagarkot and then drive back to Kathmandu the next day.

Frolic Adventure is operating a Changunarayan hike every day from Kathmandu. We allot experienced hiking guides to Nagarkot Changu hike to you. We arrange this hiking tour at a competitive cost according to your group size. You can just contact us through email or WhatsApp.


Highlights of Nagarkot Changunarayan Day Hike

  • Beautiful sunrise and the long range of the Himalayas.
  • Local villages and the lifestyle of the locals.
  • A world heritage site Changunarayan.
  • Hike with beautiful sceneries like Mountains, valleys, terraces, and much more.


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We drive very early morning from our hotel to Nagarkot for the beautiful sunrise, scenic mountain view, valley, terraces, and much more and have our breakfast at Nagarkot. After our breakfast, we hike down to Telkot through the Tamang village where we see their lifestyle and the activities than we ascend for a while to the Telkot hill and hike on the ridge by viewing the great Himalaya and Kathmandu valley. Walking on the flat trail, we reach Changunarayan temple which is a world heritage site of UNESCO than drive back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
  • Place: Nagarkot
  • Altitude: 2175m.
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Car/Van/Bus
  • Departure Time: 5:00 am

Cost Details

  • pick up from your hotel to sunrise place and drop back after your hike by private car/van/bus.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide.
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan international airport  (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Breakfast in Nagarkot and Lunch/dinner while you are in  Kathmandu.
  • All entry fees for visiting the place.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. 
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.

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