Trip at-a- Glance
- Country: Nepal
- Trip grade: Easy
- Destination: Nepal
- Activities: Hiking in Nepal
- Accommodation: N/A
- Meals: Packed Lunch en Route
- Maximum altitude: 2,175m
- Group size: 1-30
- Best Season: Any time of the year
Nagarkot is a famed hill station offering the awesome panoramic views of the snowy peaks and valleys while Changunarayan Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed pagoda temple that was built by late King Lichhavi in the 7th Century. Nagarkot Hike is renowned for the majestic views of spectacular Himalayan vistas, especially for the sunrise and the sunset views. Situated at 32km away from the capital city, hike to Nagarkot lets you enjoy the typical Newari villages, farmlands, temples and zigzag roads passing in between the foggy hills and damp forests. In the same way, Changunarayan Temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu believing 325 A.D. as its establishment year. The vicinity of Bhaktapur is itself an attraction due to its religious and historic importance. The arts and architectures are incredible. Nagarkot hike via Changunarayan temple is a little bit fatiguing hike via forests, villages and farmlands but comparatively easier and much enjoyable.
Approximately 4 hours’ hike to Nagarkot from Changunarayan passing via Telkot village is an awe-inspiring hike. The beautiful settlements engraved in the greeneries are eye-soothing. Gradual ascent will let you enjoy the glimpses of Himalayan ranges like Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Manaslu, Annapurna, Everest of Mahalangur range, Rolwaling range, Number range, Jugal range, etc. with the Shivapuri National Park and the Capital City, Kathmandu. Either option can be selected i.e. Changunarayan Temple – Telkot – Nagarkot or Nagarkot – Telkot – Changunarayan Temple. Step On Himalaya prefers Changunarayan Temple – Telkot – Nagarkot so that the exhausting hike will be ended by resting in Nagarkot and then ride back to Kathmandu or stay in Nagarkot. The trained guides from Step On Himalaya team are eveready to assist you directing to the destination either ways for making this hiking a special memento to remember always. Grab the opportunity and let our team serve you the best.
07:00 – The guide from Step On Himalaya will meet you at the lobby of the hotel to ride you to the starting point of the hike i.e. Changunarayan Temple.
08:00 – After spending some time at the temple, the hike starts passing via Telkot village, enjoying the grandeur views of the beautiful villages, fields of millets, potato, maize, etc. and the glimpses of mighty Himalayas.
12:00 – Depending on your pace, before or by noon, you will reach the Nagarkot hilltop. Lunch at Nagarkot. If you wish to see the sunset and stay overnight, accommodation can be arranged accordingly. Or back to Kathmandu in a private or local transport. All the arrangements are taken care of by Step On Himalaya. You wish, we fulfill.