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Nagarkot Day Hike

Good to Know
  • Duration 1 Day
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Destination Nagarkot
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Tour
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation Ask for Reservation


  • Changu Narayan Temple: 7th-century temple enlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Nagarkot Hill: Hill station for sunrise view and upside-down Kathmandu Valley outlook
  • 1 Day Hike with lunch and private transport facility
  • Well-experienced and licensed hiking guide
  • Colored hills, Himalayas, towns, temples, cascades, and local culture
  • Last-minute booking facility: max. 1 day prior to the hike
  • A safe and secure online booking system
  • Free trip cancellation and postponement policy

Changu Narayan to Nagarkot Hiking is the 1-day itinerary to explore the hilly arena of Kathmandu Valley. This hiking journey starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Changu Narayan Temple, and then only the actual hike to Nagarkot starts.

Changu Narayan is a sacred temple reverenced by Hindu devotees. And Nagarkot is the hill station at an altitude of 2,195 meters with the most beautiful sunrise view and upside-down Kathmandu valley scenery.

For this natural and cultural-mixture hike, our company representatives will pick you up from your hotel, after early morning breakfast and transfer you to the Changu Narayan Temple early in the morning. Here, we will take a break for about an hour to take around this 7th-century temple, with a mark on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

After exploring Changu Narayan Temple, the trekking to Nagarkot begins. It will take around 4 to 5 hours to reach Nagarkot from Changu. With the trail to Nagarkot, one will command the mesmerizing vista of around 8 high mountain ranges including Mahalangur Range (Everest Range), Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Langtang, Rolwaling, Jugal and number of other ranges, along with the appealing natural prospect of Shivapuri National Park and overall Kathmandu Valley.

Other appealing factors of this 1-day hike to Nagarkot from Kathmandu remain colorful hills, ancient and unique temples, ethnic villages, and small but freshwater cascades. It is one of the easiest trekking trails in Kathmandu as well as overall Nepal.

Changu Narayan to Nagarkot Hiking Details

Trip Duration: 1 Day

Trip Grade: Easy

Trip Type: Guided 1-Day Hike

Average Hiking: 4 to 5 Hours

Starting Point: Kathmandu

Ending Point: Kathmandu

Minimum Altitude: 1,400 meters (Kathmandu Valley)

Maximum Altitude: 2,195 meters (Nagarkot Hill)

Group Size: Min. 1 and Max. 12

Group Type: Group joining, private or solo

Major Attractions: Hills, temples, cascades, forests, countryside, town, local inhabitants, etc.

“Nepal for all seasons”, keeping the vow on-point, Nepal Trek Adventure & Expedition commands Changu Narayan to Nagarkot 1 day Hiking program in any season of the year. Nepal circles four seasons: Autumn, spring, winter, and Monsoon (summer).

All these seasons are good-enough for a 1-day hike like this, but like other trekking routes, autumn and spring are the best moments to capture appealing high-mountain views, hills, ancient towns, villages, cultures, cascades, and a lot more.

Likewise, this hiking package is delivered at a most appreciable and cheaper price, with a suitable nutriment service. We recommend this hike for limited-time spanners to enjoy natural and cultural Nepal with supplementary appreciativeness and gratification.

Note: Kathmandu to Nagarkot to Kathmandu Hiking can also be done. For this, the trip will start with a drive from Kathmandu Hotel to Nagarkot Hiking-start point, then a hike of about 3 hours, and then descend back to the same base point.

Here, again private transport will receive you and transfer you back to your hotel. This package includes breakfast and lunch. For sure, an additional penny will cost to make this itinerary promising.


06:00 AM: Pick-up from Hotel and transfer to Changu Narayan Temple

After early-morning breakfast, NTA’s representative will transfer you to the Changu Narayan Temple, via means of a private vehicle. The vehicle may be a car, jeep, or van, which is determined according to the group size of hikers. We will reach this sacred temple at around a 1-hour time interval.

07:00 AM: Reach Changu Narayan Temple and explore around

Reaching the primary spot, Changu Narayan temple is followed with 5 minutes of rest and then exploration around the temple arena. Here, one will observe the oldest Hindu temple with the Pagoda framework, with stone sculptures, carved doors and windows, and ancient-styled houses made of wood, stone, and mud. Horizontal Himalayan and hilly views will also remain noted.

08:00 AM: Start Hiking to Nagarkot

After exploring the ancient holy temple, the actual hiking o Nagarkot starts now. The trail to Nagarkot from Changu Narayan Temple is easier and fairly enough for a short hike in Nepal. It will take around 4 to 5 hours to complete the distance. Rather, the walking pace and endurance capacity will command early or late reaching the destination point.

12:00 PM: Reach Nagarkot Hill and explore

With some walks on Nepalese hills, one will finally reach Nagarkot hill. From here, the Valley View is more pristine and Mountain Views are additionally superficial. Explore around the arena, click photographs and videos, and have lunch there. View of eight mountain ranges, terrace land, upside-down city arena, forest, and some rugged trails occur eye-catching and attentive.

01:00 PM: Descend down hills to catch the transport

After some natural excursion, we will descend down-hills, catch the private transport and return back to Kathmandu Hotel. It will take around 1.5 hours (about one hour and 30 minutes) to complete Nagarkot to Kathmandu hotel road distance.

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.

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What's Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off with private vehicles (vehicles are assigned according to group size)
  • A licensed and well-experienced hiking guide
  • Lunch at the midst of a hike
  • Temple entrance fee
  • All needed ground transportation by private car/vehicles to trekking starting/ending points as per itinerary
  • Complete trekking information before starting the trek (In Kathmandu or Pokhara)

What's Excluded

  • Any kinds of drinks (hard or soft)
  • Breakfast and desserts
  • Kathmandu Hotel accommodation
  • Hiking gears
Departure Dates

Nagarkot Day Hike

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Start DateStart: SaturdaySep 23, 2023End DateEnd: SaturdaySep 23, 2023PricePriceUS $140StatusStatusGuaranteed
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Private & Group Discount Price
No. of PersonPrice Per Person
1 - 2 paxUS $190
3 - 10 paxUS $140
11 - 15 paxUS $100

Group size and age restriction: Group of any number of hikers is allowed for this hiking journey in Nepal. But the minimum of 1 and a maximum of 12 individuals are proved to be more feasible.

There is not any age restriction for this hiking. This is the easiest hiking trail, hence, hikers from child to elderly clutch can complete it without added hustles and difficulties.

Freedom of Panorama: There are not any restrictions on hiking and the hill-station, so one can take as many photos as they can. But there is a restriction to click certain photos of statue, stone-sculpture, and some other historically influenced designs in Changu Narayan Temple.

So, be careful of not hurting the cultural emotions of Changu locales. Also, while on hiking, be careful of slippery and edged trails, while capturing photographic and video graphic memories.

Best Time for Changu Narayan to Nagarkot Hiking

Nepal rings four main seasons which are autumn, spring, winter, and summer (monsoon). Autumn: September, October, and November; Winter: December, January, and February; Spring: March, April, and May; Summer: June, July, and August.

This one day hike can be done in all seasons in Nepal, but the best time is marked as autumn and spring. Other time is also not bad, but hiking in this time allows to have the best perspectives on mountains, hills, forests, local villages and towns, cultural influence, and so on.

Necessary clothes and accessories: Nepal rounds four main seasons, according to which the temperature and climatic changes occur. Keep track of seasonal changes in Nepal, and pack your bag according to the climatic demands.

Likewise, it is recommended to pack only the most-essential kinds of stuff. It will reduce the luggage weight and support in hiking freely, without more load to shoulder.

Group Joining and private hike: This day hike in Kathmandu valley can be done solo, with a private group, or with joining the pre-determined group of other hikers. For this, one needs to contact us formerly.

NOTE: For solo hike and private hike, last-minute booking is accessible with no delinquency at all. But for group joining the hike, the last-minute booking remains problematic for finding the groups and cooperating with them. So, if you want a group joining facility, make your booking at least 4 days prior to the hiking date.

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
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    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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