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Nagarkot - Changunarayan Trekking

Nagarkot - Changunarayan Trekking

Nagarkot Changunarayan trekking is a short day walking tour nearby Kathmandu. If someone cannot stand the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city, then this Nagarkot Changunarayan day hiking is the best option to get away. While trekking, you can see how the local villagers still lead countryside lifestyle even though the areas being so close to city. The first part of the hiking is a cultural encounter while the second part is more natural as the trail follows the ridge with rhododendron forest. The Himalayan Mountain range appears distinctly. The day walk is easy with gradual uphill and downhill trail.

Nagarkot Changunarayan trekking tour begins with an hour long drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot through the green fields and from Nagarkot we climb through terraced fields towards first Destinations of the trek. The drive is scenic with the green valley view on one end and Himalayas on the other end. Our first Destinations is Nagarkot situated at the elevation of 2100 m which is considered as a popular hill station to see the great mountain views including many other glistering peaks.

The hiking trail from Nagarkot gradually descends through the terraced fields to one of the ethnic village inhabited by Tamang groups of people. The thatched houses, painted with ocher are built with rough-hewn stone by local craftsmen. Houses are normally 3 storied with kitchen in the ground floor, bedroom in the second and store room on the top. A courtyard in front of houses is adjoined by a shed for livestock. The garden next to the house supplies seasonal organic vegetables and fruits. Spring brings live to the village with colorful blossoming of flowers everywhere. A scene of local wine making is pretty common in the village.

After Nagarkot we walk down to Changunarayan village where we visit one of the oldest pagoda style Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It takes about 4 hrs to reach Changunarayan. After visiting this UNESCO listed world heritage site we take lunch in one of the restaurant and drive back to Kathmadu. This trip can also be combined with the sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur with extra cost.

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation day

Day 03: Pick up at 7:00 am from hotel & drive to Nagarkot, 4 hrs hiking from Nagarkot to Changunarayan & back to Kathmamdu by 5: 00 pm same day

Cost Includes
  • Airport pick up & transfer to hotel
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Land transport: Kathmandu to Nagarkot & Changunarayan to Kathmandu
  • Packed lunch on the way
  • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide and porter(s) to carry luggage
  • Note: (1 porter can carry two people's luggage up to 30 kilograms)
  • Trekking guide's/porter's salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • VAT and local Tax

Cost Exclude(s)
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Private vehicle
  • Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Any extra activities after the trek
23 April 2013 10 May 2013 Yes USD $1375 Book Now

Trip Facts

Trip duration : 03 days

Grade : Easy

Trekking style : Day hike

Best Season : Sept - Nov & Mar - May

Max. Altitude : 2100 m.

Mode of Travels : By Land

Client Reviews

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3 of us we had been Nepal for Trekking 5 years ago, I went on a 2 weeks trek around the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal... AMAZING! Bishnu was our fantastic guide and I look forward to organizing our next trek with him in the future. Thanks so much for an awesome trek!

Lou Camp ,Bristol, United Kingdom

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