Full Day Nagarkot And Changunarayan Hiking Tour From Kathmandu

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    Traveler pickup is offered
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy great Himalayan view to the north east including Mt. Everest, visit UNESCO World Heritege Site (Changu narayan Temple) Nagarkot 2100m high hill east from Kathmandu, is one of the popular destinations to see The sunrise, Majestic Himalayan view. On a clear day, Himalayan peak including Mt. Everest, Sishapangma, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and many other peaks can be seen.


Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Family friendly

Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

All entrance fees included

Hotel pickup included

Lunch included

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Your guide will pick you early in the morning (10am) from your hotel (city Center). You will arrive after one hour drive to Nagarkot and enjoy the Himalayan view of Langtang, Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shakhar and Mount Everest in a clear weather. Hike to Changunarayan (approx 4hr), on the way enjoy the localities, Nepalese culture, Kathmandu view and Himalayan view in the back drop. Your car will be waiting in Changunarayan.You will experience some of Nepalese culture, old style houses, local life style and localities along the trail. The view of Kathmandu is interesting. Changunarayan temple (UNESCO world heritage site) is one of the master pieces of Nepalese architecture.

Nagarkot, located 20 miles east of Kathmandu, is a very popular tourist destination due to the amazing views of the Himalayan mountains. The top of Nagarkot commands amazing views in all directions. Encompassing more that 200 miles of snow capped peaks, from Annapurna in the west to Everest and beyond in the east, sunrises and sunsets create a spectacular light show on the mountains.


All taxes, fees and handling charges

Environmental Management Charge (Reef Tax)


Professional guide

Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)

Transport by private vehicle




Entry/Admission - Alpine Asian Treks and Expeditions - Private Day Tours

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Please note, hotel pickup is available only for hotels inside Kathmandu Valley

If your hotel is located outside Kathmandu Valley then you must arrive at departure location before 10am

Vegetarian menu is available and MUST be advise be advised at time of booking.

Wheelchair accessible - if assistance is required, passenger must provide their own caretaker

Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

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  • 01-Feb-2023

    I was really worried about the hike because it has been a year but, my guide assured me that the way is safe and manageable. He greeted me at the lobby and the whole day gave me positive vibes. He taught me about the culture and tradition of Nepal, shared snacks with me and dined with me. I am Sorry I forgot your name but I really, really enjoyed this tour!!!

  • 30-Dec-2022

    Watching the sunrise over Himalayas would count as one of the most surreal experiences of my life. Pickup and drop-off (included with this Tour) at the hotel were done in a prompt manner making sure we don’t miss the sunrise. We were the first ones to arrive at the sunrise tower, the views of the Himalayan range from this point are exceptionally spectacular as you are well above the trees. Our tour guide Shekhar is probably the most noble and kind hearted person I have met, he is very courteous, knowledgeable and communicates well (in both English and Hindi). We enjoyed a light breakfast (at our own expense) at the Telkot trailhead, short trek from Telkot to Changunarayan village is a serene walk into the nature. Our tour guide Shekhar made sure that we enjoyed our trekking experience to the fullest. The tour kept on getting better as we arrived at Changunarayan. The 2000 year old Vishnu temple is an important part of Hindu and Nepali heritage, saw some incredible depictions of Vishnuavatars on rock tablets. It was amazing to see indigenous people’s efforts towards restoration of this temple. This tour boded so well and we connected so well with Shekhar that I end up doing a few more private tours with him (Asian Alpine Trek & Tours), highly recommended individual if you are looking for a mountaineer that is friendly, trustworthy, and knowledgeable Shekhar is your best bet!

  • 14-Dec-2022

    It was the first time to Nepal for me and my son who's 10 years old. Our trip couldn't have been more memorable. Our guide for the day trip with Shekar Thapar. We ended up taking him for a second day to visit the cultural sites in Kathmandu City. I highly recommend touring with him. He was very informative and engaged very well with my son who had 10000 questions about Nepal. To sum it up, the day tour was very comprehensive and a good introduction to the diverse heritage Nepal has to offer, leaving you wanting to discover more and learn about their history and tolerant culture. I would highly recommend this tour. The walk proved to be a little challenging for my 10 year old but for anyone relatively in good shape, it's manageable, relaxing and refreshing. There was a small portion where the drive was very bumpy, going through small roads in the villages. Our driver was also excellent. I was very impressed by his driving and cool headedness making it more adventurous yet safe. And so it was a memorable experience which will remain with us filled with only fond memories. Amazing scenery, diverse rich culture, friendly people and informative, knowledgeable professional guide.

  • 01-Dec-2022

    Our guide, Shekhar Thapa, picked us up at our hotel promptly at 9:15 AM as promised. The 2 of us were the only people in the tour. He spoke excellent English and was quite knowledgeable about the local culture, religions and history of Nepal. The hike was very pleasant and easy with great views from the mountains into the valleys. Overall we hiked about 5 miles, most of which was downhill. The uphill portions were not difficult. He provided us with a snack of tangerines and bananas midway through the hike and the hike ended with a simple but tasty lunch at a small, local eatery. He delivered us back at our hotel around 5:30 PM. It was a very pleasant way to spend the day. Shekhar was a delight to be with. We highly recommend this guide and tour.

  • 01-Dec-2022

    This is such a good walk to do for great payoff photos for very little effort. The walk is all downhill and the views are awesome. Just don't wear your best white shoes as the roads are quite dusty. The 2 guides were so nice, always making sure we were comfortable with the walking pace and they were very knowledgeable about the local culture of houses and people we passed and of the hindu religion at the various temple shrines dotted on the trail. They were funny with a good sense of humour. We could tell they enjoy hosting the tour and are passionate about showing us Nepal. The included lunch was very yummy, but very near the end of the hike almost right at 4pm. Momos, fried rice, paratha and chutney. We also had milk tea at the top of the mountain which was so nice and bananas and oranges halfway through the hike, all provided.

  • 10-Nov-2022

    This was a very enjoyable day, with variety of scenery, good views, a view of small village life, and some good exercise. One of the highlights of the tour was our guide, Mr. Shekhar. He spoke excellent English, was very knowledgeable (about flora, fauna, Nepali customs, history and culture), trustworthy, friendly, attentive to our needs and wants. He even provided us with a nice snack of peelable fruits (bananas and oranges). We highly recommend this tour.

  • 05-Nov-2022

    Shekhar was an excellent guide! Pick-up at our hotel was prompt and preceded by emails. The first stop at the Himalaya viewing station provided awesome views! The hike was long and beautiful, and provided opportunities to see local homes. We ended at the not-to-be-missed temple (and restaurant where we enjoyed a delicious and very late lunch). Be sure to bring plenty of water! And Shekhar was full of interesting information about Nepal. We’ll done!

  • 07-Sep-2022

    5+ stars. Great way to get out of Kathmandu and do a scenic walk and lunch. I am 57 male and a bit overweight. Found the hike challenging in a great way. Not all downhill but it was definitely get dropped off near top and walk down. Guide with25+ years experience was excellent. Recommend good walking boots or shoes. Cloudy in September so don’t expect great views of Himalayas but you will be happy to see Kathmandu so well. For pick up, guide, driver, hike, lunch and tour it was a SUPER deal. Highly recommended.

  • 11-Aug-2022

    We were picked up by Shekhar in the morning and had a lovely walk around the rim of the Kathmandu Valley, cresting several small hills in sight of the city centre. Escaping the chaos of the city, within an hour we were amidst lush greenery and the great outdoors, and had an excellent 3-4h hike from Nargakot to Changunarayan Temple. The walk is fairly gentle, an individual of average fitness would be able to manage it comfortably. Shekhar is a gentle, humble guide and we had an enjoyable afternoon, would highly recommend it!

  • 08-Aug-2022

    Alles bestens, netter Führer, kann man empfehlen. Leider war das Wetter zu warm, aber wir haben durchgehalten

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