The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking, near Kathmandu, is an ideal day hiking. Nagarkot-Changunarayan Day Hike presents us a remarkable mosaic of the mountains, lush forest encounter, typical village life and natural wilderness. If you’re looking for a day hike near the valley of Kathmandu to get away from this hustle and bustle, this day hike is a relaxing option.
Nagarkot Changunaryan day hiking begins from Nagarkot, from Kathmandu to Nagarkot it is still more than one hour’s drive away. Nagarkot is a small village 7200 feet above sea level, near Kathmandu, the most famous hill destination. From Nagarkot, our hike onwards through the terraced lands, thick traditional village of Tamang, with traditional country houses painted with bricks found locally. As we go ahead, we observe the aboriginal people’s culture & lifestyle on the route. We travel through the dense forest after that, a close watch on the flora & fauna. The first 20 minutes we have to ascend, and a normal, plain country road (2 hours).
Then at last we reach Changunaryan, the end goal of this hike, one of Nepal’s UNESCO world heritage sites. Changunarayan is a pleasant oldest Kathmandu Valley Temple which dates back to the 7th century and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Nagarkot Changunaryan day hiking provides stunning views of the Mountains including Mt.Ganesh Himal, Mt.Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Purbi Chyachu , Gauri Shankar and Mt. Everest. This hiking can be done any season of the year but accept September to May as the best possible time of the year. We’re discovering this ancient temple for about an hour, and finally driving back to Kathmandu.
Breathtaking views over the Himalayan range including Mt. Everest, the highest of the world
Encounter the culture of ethnicity and way of living
Strolling through the hamlet of the tribal
Absolutely gorgeous Sunrise view from Tower of Nagarkot
Peaceful and cool environment, away from hustle and bustle of city
Visit of ancient temple, Changunarayan
Private Vehicle from Kathmandu to Nagarkot and Changunarayan to Kathmandu
An experienced English speaking Hiking guide
Driver and Guide salaries
Breakfast and Dinner
Day 01: Drive to Nagarkot and hike to Changunarayan
Our guide from company will come to pick up you from your hotel and drive to NAGARKOT, 2 to 3 hours hike to Changunarayan and back to Kathmandu on the same day.
This hike can do in a two ways:
Early Morning to see the sunrise view
4:30 AM: Drive to Nagarkot
5:30 AM: Arrival at Nagarkot
5: 30 to 6:30 AM: Enjoy the view sunrise
6:30 to 8:00 AM: Take Breakfast and walking nearby
8:00 to 11:00 AM: Hike to Changunarayan from Nagarkot
11: 00 to 12:00 Noon: Visit Changunarayan and nearby villages
12:00 to 12:30 PM: Lunch time
12:30 to 1:30 PM: Drive back to Kathmandu and end of today`s Hike.
Day Time Hike
8:30 AM: Drive to Nagarkot
10:00 AM: Arrival at Nagarkot
10:30 to 12:30 AM: Hike nearby places in Nagarkot
12:30 to 2:30 PM: Hike to Changunarayan from Nagarkot and take lunch in route.
2: 30 to 3:30 PM: Visit Changunarayan and nearby villages
3:30 to 4:30 PM: Drive back to Kathmandu and end of today`s Hike.