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Trip Overview

Nagarkot Changu Narayan Hike

Nagarkot Changu Narayan hike is an excellent day hike on the outskirts of the Kathmandu valley. Moreover, the trail from Nagarkot is a gradual descend over a fairly wide trail. The trail follows the ridge through the thick forest past terraced fields and Tamang Village. The houses are richly painted are traditionally built with stone by local craftsmen. Likewise, the hike to Changu Narayan is mostly downhill over a wide and easy trail with great views. Similarly, Changu Narayan Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Nepal that dates back to the fourth century.

Besides, Nagarkot is a small hill station located about 32 km from Kathmandu popular for mountain views. Nagarkot, situated at an altitude of 2195 m, provides one of the best views of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges. For instance, mountain ranges like the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling, and Everest (from a far distance) can be seen from Nagarkot. This day trip is ideal if you have just a day and is looking for an easy adventure around Kathmandu valley. Similarly, this day trip can be perfect as an escaped to the serene countryside from the chaos of city life.

Trip Highlights

• Spectacular 180º view of the Himalayan ranges.
• Hike through lush forest.
• Explore the villages on the way and interact with the locals.
• Visit one of the oldest temples in Nepal.

Trip Fact

  • TRIP ID: SST-836
  • TRIP NAME: Nagarkot Changu Narayan Hike
  • DURATION: 1 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Hiking
  • Group Size 2-8 People
  • MAX ALTITUDE 2195 m(Nagarkot)
  • WALKING HOUR 4-5hrs
  • TRIP ROUTE: Nagarkot-Changu Narayan

Itinenary Details

  • Day 1: Drive to Nagarkot-Hike to Changu Narayan

    Our guide will pick you from the hotel and drive you to Nagarkot. The drive goes through forests and terraced fields past small settlements. From Nagarkot, we can enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges as well as the view of the Kathmandu valley. Spend some time admiring the splendid view and then start the hike to Changu Narayan. The trail from Nagarkot to Chagunarayan gradually descends through forests, terraced fields, and across Tamang villages where we get to explore the local Tamang culture and arrive at Changu Narayan temple, one of the oldest temple in Nepal. The hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan takes about 4-5hrs. Explore around the temple and then transfer to your hotel in Kathmandu.

What's Included
  • Pick up and drop to and from the hotel.
  • Guide service.
  • Entrance fee.
What's Not Included
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Lunch.
  • Any kind of beverages.
  • Tips and gratuities.

Review

EDhan
EDhan

10th November, 2015

My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day.

The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time.

Margo Boston
Margo Boston

14th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit.

We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great.

Lori
Lori

7th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Lori, and I came to do the trip with my daughter. After the earthquake had happened we were confused, what should we do, should we go or should we not go for Nepal Trip and finally we decided to come after the consultation, and we had a wonderful time there. The tour guide and driver and all the staff were done magnificent job. There is so much to see and worthful to visit. The hotel was excellent, the food was great, we enjoyed our time. The Buddhist and Hindu temple were fascinating. Our guide was brilliant and enhanced all experience and knowledge he passed all the knowledge to us and shared the ideas. I encourage you to visit Nepal it is one of the incredible places around the world.

Palm
Palm

12th August, 2015

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on. There are lots of places to see and open for the tourist. The people here are very friendly, all the staffs of Sixth Sense including tour guide and the management and coordination were perfect.

What I like this country is that the culture and diversity of landscape. Besides this Nepal is very vibrant country and colourful country. In the future, I would like to make more trips in Nepal with Sixth Sense spending more time in Kathmandu and it’s surrounding areas and countryside. For the tourist, I would recommend please do visit Nepal with Sixth Sense. Tour Guide and company which was responsible for everything to organise this trip, everything was taken care of all the arrangements were first class. We loved the Trip plan, the selected hotels, the knowledge of tour guide and the entire team was absolutely perfect and highly recommended for future travellers.

Irfan
Irfan

27th December, 2019

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on.