Nagarkot Changunarayan Hike

Duration: 5 Days   |  

The Nagarkot Changunarayan hike is a brilliant short trek in the outskirt of Kathmandu valley. If you wish to do a short holiday trip to Nepal then this hiking trip is the best option to explore the beauty of Nepal. It is amazing to see how the villages along the trail still exhibit the countryside lifestyle of Nepal even though it is so close to the city. The best of all is the Himalaya in the backdrop of all these natural settings.

Nagarkot hill town, at the altitude of 2,100 meters is the popular hill station in the suburb of Kathmandu Valley. It is 35 km away from the capital city Kathmandu. The sunrise and sunset view from Nagarkot is magnificent. You can plan a night's halt in Nagarkot. On the way back, explore Bhaktapur, the medieval city and one of the 7 world heritage sites is on the way. Here you can discover the Newari architecture, culture, and lifestyle wandering through the maze-like alleyways of Bhaktapur. This is known as a living museum as it still exhibits the medieval look and lifestyle of the people. The majority of the people are a farmer and the city is self-sufficient. You can see old women weaving their traditional textile, pottery, handmade paper production, wood carving, Thanka Painting, and metal sculpting. There are hundreds of monumental buildings around Bhaktapur. Some of them are rented with its latticed window and balcony looking at historical buildings or the tallest temple.

Changunarayan Temple is the oldest pagoda style temple in Nepal. It is believed that the area hosted an early settlement when Kathmandu valley was a lake. In the premises of the temple exists fine stone sculptures, all over 1,000 years old. These idols are masterpieces of stone sculptures and are praised by experts from all over the world. This is also known as an open museum. The temple is dedicated to Hindu God Bishnu and is a perfect example of the Nepalese Pagoda Style temple. The site is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site


  • Enjoy the brilliant hike nearby Kathmandu valley 
  • Witness the magnificent sunrise and sunset view from Nagarkot view tower 
  • Visit Changunarayan Temple, one the oldest pagoda style temples in Nepal
  • Explore Bhaktapur, the medieval city
  • Enjoy the typical villages, Newari architecture, culture, and lifestyle.   

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival at the Kathmandu Airport:
  • Day 02Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley:
  • Day 03Trek to Nagarkot:
  • Day 04Trek to Changunarayan:
  • Day 05Final departure:
Detail Itinerary


Pick up and drops by private coach.
Standard accommodation in Kathmandu on a breakfast basis.
While trekking guest houses/mountain lodges with Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee etc...
An English speaking guide for your whole trip.
All activities as per above program.
All tour permits and entry fees.
All surface Transportation whole trip.

Your travel insurance.
Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
Personal clothing and equipment.
Tips for guide and driver. (Tipping is expected).

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Useful Information

For the up-to-date and competitive pricing for Nagarkot Changunarayan hike, Please contact us, we have an attractive discount for a small group of family traveling with senior citizens and kids.

Note: If the above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari or Bhutan tours and Tibet tours. 

Ram Kumar Adhikari
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