Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you may have some excellent views of snowy Himalayan peaks. After arrival and customs clearance you’ll be met by one of our tour coordinators and transferred to your hotel. overnight at the hotel.
Nagarkot Changunarayan hike Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival at the Kathmandu Airport, transfer to the hotel. Overnight with breakfast.
Day 02 Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley, visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhu Nath Stupa, Pasupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa. Overnight at hotel with breakfast.
Morning breakfast at the hotel; enjoy a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, situated in the heart of the city. This entire royal palace complex is filled with historical monuments. See the stone statue of Hanuman and the palace’s golden gate. Visit the Taleju temple, at 36.6 meters high, the temple to Lord Krishna, built in the 17th century, and the Jagannath temple, famous for its erotic art. The Swayambhu Nath stupa is situated on a hill, and from this point you’ll have incredible views of the Kathmandu valley and the Himalayan range. Visit the Pashupatinath temple, an important Hindu shrine. You’ll also stop at the Bouddhanath stupa, the largest in South Asia. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03 An hour drive from Kathmandu to Sankhu and hike to Nagarkot (2100m), 4 hours hike. Overnight at guesthouse on full board.
Morning drive from Kathmandu to Sankhu takes approximately one hour and trek from Sankhu to Nagarkot takes about three and half hours. Overnight stay at hotel.
Day 04 After the grand sunrise view, hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan, visit the ancient temple and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel with breakfast.
Morning breakfast at the hotel, we start trekking from Nagarkot to Changunarayan takes approximately three and a half hours and drive from Changunarayan to Kathmandu takes about one and a half hours. The most popular walk leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to the temple of Changunarayan-with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left. Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the valley. It is said to have been built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. It is said to be the oldest temple in the valley. After excursion in and around Changunarayan, you board the vehicle to get back to Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 05 Final transfer to the Kathmandu International airport, fly home.