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About Nagarkot Changunarayan Day Hike

Nagarkot Changu Narayan day hike is a refreshing and magnificent day hike near the Kathmandu valley. It is an easy trip, which is suitable for all kind of hiking lovers and family trips. When you are in Kathmandu and you want to spend a wonderful day trip, you’ll find Nagarkot Changu Narayan day hike extremely suitable for you.

Getting up early in the morning, you drive to Nagarkot hill to see the breathtaking sunrise view over the snowy peaks. The white peaks change its colour to golden sceneries due to the sunrays. The panoramic Himalayan ranges include Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Sishapangma and Gaurishankar. The green hills, forests and ethnic villages on the terraced hills are also superb. Houses are made up of stone and mud with local craftsmanship. Local people are mainly farmers in this area. The hike begins after having breakfast. First, you hike down to Telkot by passing some traditional villages where you can see the daily lifestyle of locals and making local wine. The people of this area feed the animals so you can enjoy with the little baby goats and play with them. Then your hike starts second part to Changu Narayan temple walking through the green pine forest with the view of the valley both side and beautiful snowcaps. It takes 3.5 to 4 hours to hike. Changu Narayan temple is one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley among seven of it. There are ancient materials, stone sculpture from where Nepali writing had started and wooden crafts along with sculptures. The main temple of Changu Narayan temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Exploring this wonderful cultural, Nagarkot hike ends up and drives further to Kathmandu.

Our Nagarkot Changu Narayan day hike is accompanied by the professional guide. It is a hike and tour as a whole. Please, contact Frolic Adventure for the detailed information about day hikes in Nepal. 

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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Rajesh Thapaliya

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