Nagarkot Changunarayan Day Hike is one of the best day hikes around Kathmandu valley. If you have just a day in Kathmandu and looking for an easy day hike then this day hiking trip is the best option as it is both a natural as well as cultural excursion. Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking offers a unique opportunity to explore the myriad wonders of Nepal.
Thickly vegetated hills, lush green valleys, authentic villages, welcoming hospitality and breathtaking Himalayan views are what await you in Nagarkot, the premiere Hill Station on the Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot at an elevation of 2100m is a popular destination of its kind presenting one of the expansive views of the Himalayas including Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Everest range and Numbur range. Well-known for its sunrise view from the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan Range, Nagarkot also offers a panoramic outlook of the great Kathmandu Valley. The awe inspiring majesty and beauty of this heavenly place offers an amazing life time experience to anyone who visits.
Nagarkot Changunarayan Day Hike commences with a scenic drive to Nagarkot from the capital. Upon reaching Nagarkot we will ascend the hill top to admire the enthralling Himalayan views from its ridge. The hiking trail from Nagarkot gradually descends through the terraced fields through the ‘Tamang Village.’ The walking is easy with gradual downhill and fairly level paths. It will take about 4 hours to reach Changunarayan, the oldest pagoda style Hindu temple known for its artistic, religious, cultural and historic significance. After exploring this UNESCO World Heritage Site, we drive back to Kathmandu where our fascinating day hike ends.