Nagarkot Day Hike

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Good to Know
  • Duration 1 Day
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Destination Nagarkot, Changu Narayan Temple
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude Nagarkot 2,175 m (7,136 ft)
  • Trip Type Tour
  • Transport Private Vehicle


  • Experience the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot
  • Panoramic views of 8 out of the 13 Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest
  • Explore the historical and cultural richness of Changunarayan Temple over 1,500 years Old
  • Short hike from Nagarkot to Historical Changu Narayan Temple (UNESCO World Heritage site)
  • Enjoy a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot, passing through the Shivapuri National Park

Nagarkot Day Hike is a perfect blend of adventure and cultural exploration. As you prepare for the hike, get ready to witness the stunning sunrise over the Himalayas from the Nagarkot viewpoint. Our carefully planned day-long schedule ensures a smooth experience, beginning with a scenic drive from your Kathmandu hotel.

Take in the breathtaking views, savor a delicious breakfast against a panoramic backdrop, and trek through picturesque landscapes to reach the historic Changunarayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site dating back over 1,500 years. Immerse yourself in Nepal's cultural heritage while exploring this ancient temple, and end your day with a comfortable drive back to Kathmandu, creating enduring memories.

Nagarkot Day Hike offers more than just a trek; it's a holistic experience that combines the thrill of outdoor adventure with the cultural significance of Nepal. Imagine standing at Nagarkot, witnessing the sun's first rays painting the Himalayan peaks in hues of pink and gold. Capture this awe-inspiring moment and share stories with fellow travelers as you enjoy a delectable breakfast in the serene atmosphere of Nagarkot.

The trek to Changunarayan Temple, the oldest in the Kathmandu Valley, unveils ancient artifacts and architectural marvels, providing a deep dive into Nepal's rich heritage. Our carefully curated itinerary ensures that every step of your journey is filled with wonder, making Nagarkot Day Hike a must-do for those seeking a perfect blend of adventure and cultural exploration.

Nagarkot Day Hike: Must-Do Adventure from Kathmandu

Near the eastern edge of Kathmandu City, 32 kilometers away, is Nagarkot, a famous tourist site. Located 2,195 meters above sea level, it is a very high point.

Among the best views points in Kathmandu, Nepal is Nagarkot, where visitors may take in breathtaking views of eight of the thirteen Himalayan mountain ranges, including the majestic Mount Everest. The Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Mahalangur (Everest), and Numbur mountains are also visible, as are the Kathmandu Valley and Shivapuri National Park.

Your adventure begins as you gather at the lobby of your hotel in Kathmandu, the vibrant capital of Nepal. Anticipation fills the air as you embark on a scenic drive to Nagarkot, a journey that unveils the stunning beauty of the Nepalese countryside.

As the first light of the day graces the horizon, you'll find yourself at Nagarkot, perched at an elevation that offers a panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas. The magic happens as the sun paints the sky with hues of pink and gold, casting its warm glow on the snow-capped peaks. Capture this awe-inspiring moment, etching memories that will last a lifetime.

After witnessing the spectacle of the sunrise, indulge in a delightful breakfast with a view. Picture yourself savoring delicious local cuisine while surrounded by the tranquility of Nagarkot's serene atmosphere. It's not just a meal; it's an experience that nourishes both body and soul.

Gear up for the next leg of your journey as you lace up your hiking boots. The trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan Temple is a 3-4 hour adventure through landscapes straight out of a postcard. Traverse picturesque trails, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and feel the energy of the surroundings.

Your destination is Changunarayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley, standing proud for over 1,500 years. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural significance of this sacred site. Marvel at the intricate architecture, soak in the spiritual ambiance, and uncover the secrets of ancient artifacts that whisper tales of the past.

As the day unfolds, board comfortable transportation for a leisurely drive back to your hotel in Kathmandu. Reflect on the day's experiences, share stories with your fellow travelers, and let the memories of the Nagarkot Day Hike linger in your heart.

The Nagarkot Day Hike is more than a tour; it's an immersive experience that connects you with the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Nepal. Whether you seek adventure, cultural enrichment, or simply a day of rejuvenation, this itinerary promises to exceed your expectations. Get ready to make memories that transcend the ordinary and embark on a journey that leaves an indelible mark on your soul. Your adventure awaits!

NTA is flexible enough for any kind of trek, tour, and hike in Nepal. Hence, feel free to have this 1 Day Changu Narayan to Nagarkot Hiking itinerary modified or customized according to your demand. Also, a fully tailor-made itinerary is also accessible.

Why will you love this Nagarkot Hike?

Breathtaking Sunrise Over the Himalayas: Witness the magical sunrise from Nagarkot, providing an unparalleled view of the Himalayan peaks. The play of colors on the snow-capped mountains during sunrise is a mesmerizing spectacle and a highlight that captures the essence of the Nagarkot Day Hike.

Panoramic Views of Multiple Himalayan Ranges: Nagarkot serves as a unique vantage point offering panoramic views of 8 out of the 13 Himalayan mountain ranges. From Mount Everest to the Annapurna range, the expansive vista showcases the diversity and grandeur of Nepal's majestic landscapes.

Trek Through Picturesque Landscapes: 3-4 hour trek through enchanting landscapes, where every step unveils the natural beauty of the Nepalese countryside. The trail from Nagarkot to Changunarayan Temple provides an immersive experience, allowing hikers to connect with the serene environment.

Visit to Changunarayan Temple - UNESCO World Heritage Site: Explore the historical and cultural richness of Changunarayan Temple, an ancient masterpiece and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Dating back over 1,500 years, the temple stands as a testament to Nepal's architectural and religious heritage, offering insights into its past.

Cultural Immersion and Scenic Drive: Immerse yourself in Nepal's cultural heritage as you explore Changunarayan Temple and engage with the local surroundings. The journey also includes a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot, allowing participants to appreciate the changing landscapes and the beauty of the Shivapuri National Park.

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    Departure Time: 4:00 AM

    Departure from Hotel in Kathmandu

    • Gather at the hotel lobby for departure.
    • Start the Drive to Nagarkot.

    Sunrise Over the Himalayas at Nagarkot

    • Arrive at Nagarkot after approximately 1.5 hours of scenic drive.
    • Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas.
    • Enjoy the panoramic views and capture memorable moments.

    Breakfast Time at Nagarkot

    • Have a delicious breakfast with a view.
    • Relax and soak in the serene atmosphere.

    Hike to Changunarayan Temple

    • Begin the trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan Temple.
    • Enjoy a 3-4 hour trek through picturesque landscapes.
    • Reach Changunarayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

    Explore Changunarayan Temple

    • Spend time exploring Changunarayan Temple
    • Changunarayan Temple is the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley (over 1,500 years old).
    • Learn about the historical and cultural significance of the temple.
    • Capture the architectural marvels and ancient artifacts.

    Return Back to Kathmandu from Changunarayan Temple

    • Board the transportation for a comfortable drive back to the hotel in Kathmandu.
    • Reflect on the day's experiences and share stories with fellow travelers.
    • Arrive at the hotel, concluding the Nagarkot Day Trek.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    What's Included

    • Private tourist vehicle with friendly driver (vehicles are assigned according to group size)
    • A licensed and well-experienced Tour Guide
    • 1 Water Bottel Complementry
    • Pick up from hotel
    • Drop off at hotel

    What's Excluded

    • Any kinds of drinks
    • Accomodation in Kathmandu/Nagarkot 
    • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)
    • Tips for Guides / Driver
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    Private & Group Discount Price
    1 pax
    2 - 3 pax
    4 - 9 pax
    10 - 15 pax
    1 Travelers x US $150TotalUS $150(No additional taxes or booking fees)
    What Our Clients Say
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      Wilma FarooqiUnited Arab Emirates,January 01, 2024

      Nagarkot Hiking

      Nagarkot wasn't a mountain; it was a playground. Every rock became a climbing fortress, and every puddle a shimmering sea. I chased butterflies through meadows, their wings like splashes of color against the emerald landscape. At the top, the world stretched out like a giant map, begging to be explored. 

      The wind tugged at my hair, whispering secrets of faraway lands. Nagarkot wasn't just a hike; it was a reminder that the greatest adventures are often found in the eyes of a child, where every step is a leap of faith into the unknown. Amazing day hiking experience to Nagarkot, all thanks to NTA and the team.

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      Charles D.United States,December 29, 2023

      Nagarkot Hike

      I had a great hike with NTA between the Nagarkot villages, which ended at the Changu Narayan temple. The trip was worthwhile since it passed through several small towns and villages where you could see people going about their daily lives. 

      Some examples of rural life include an old woman preparing traditional rice wine, a man dozing off in a temple, a father flying a kite with his children, a woman mashing soy beans, and others sampling corn on a house's porch. You also had excellent views of the Kathmandu Valley. Due to its low physical demands, this trek is essentially accessible to people of all ages. Thank you, NTA and team.


    Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

    Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

    • Expert Guides
      Expert Guides

      Our experienced guides have extensive knowledge of the local area and culture, ensuring a safe and authentic adventure.

    • Top-notch Customer Service
      Top-notch Customer Service

      Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service, from personalized trip planning to attentive support throughout your journey.

    • Flexibility

      We understand that travel plans can change, which is why we offer flexible itineraries and customizable tours to meet your specific needs and preferences.

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      Unmatched Value

      We strive to provide the best value for your money, with competitive pricing and transparent, all-inclusive pricing that eliminates hidden fees.


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