The Changunarayan Nagarkot Day hike is another way around to visit Nagarkot. Usually, people wake up a few hours before sunrise, drive to Nagarkot for an excellent sunrise view and then hike down to Changunarayan. But it is the exact opposite. If waking up before dawn is difficult for you, then let us hike from Changunarayan to Nagarkot for the same panoramic view of the Himalayas. You can also opt for the Nagarkot Sunrise and Changunarayan Hike.
In this 1-day hike, you can experience the cultural and natural heritage of Nepal in a single trip which includes private transportation and a nature hike. The journey starts from your hotel or pickup point. You will drive through the ancient village of Bhaktapur to reach Changunarayan temple. Then traverse the temple area. The old temple is on a hilltop surrounded by a champak tree forest. It has sculptures of Lord Vishnu and other deities surrounding it. After you visit the temple, the hike will start to Nagarkot. You will traverse the hills of Nepal with a quaint environment. After you reach Nagarkot, explore the area and have a scenic view of Himalayan ranges such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Numbur, Jugal, Ganesh Himal, Mahalangur, Langtang, and Rolwaling. The lovely view of Kathmandu valley and a glimpse of Shivapuri National Park is also very eye-catching below the Himalayan foot. The trip ends as you ride a private vehicle back to Kathmandu and reach your drop-off location.
The single-day hike from Changunarayan to Nagarkot is an excellent trip with a scenic nature view of the vast lands of Kathmandu valley, beautiful forested hills, snowy Himalayan ranges, and the cultural heritage site of Changunarayan Temple. Join us, Himalayan Advisor, on the stunning day trip and hike to Nagarkot.