- Mobile Voucher Accepted
- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Duration: 6 Hrs
Departure Time :
9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Departure Details :
Traveler pickup is offered
We offer pick up and drop off services from Hotels inside Kathmandu city
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
Spend a day exploring the rolling hills of Nagarkot, a beautiful area situated to the east of the Kathmandu Valley, on this private day hike. Learn about different cultures and hike up to ancient buildings and remote villages. Take an early morning drive to the perfect place to witness a famous sunrise and sunset over the snow-capped mountains. Try not to stare directly at the breathtaking Himalayan sun as it crests the snow-capped mountains. Journey on a hike that will lead you to remote villages to learn about the lifestyles of ethnic groups like the Tamangs and the Newars. Visit Changu narayan Temple, one of the oldest temples in Nepal, built by Lichhavi King Mandev and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Enjoy fantastic aerial views
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
Private guide for a more personalized experience
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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Changu narayan, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
09: 00 am: Guide picks you up from Hotels Lobby and move to hiking start point near Nagarkot (about 45 minutes drive)
10:00 am: Your hiking starts from Telkot, Nagarkot (about 3 hours)
01:00 pm: You would move to Changu narayan Temple, start sightseeing of Changu narayan Temple. Enjoy your Lunch at restaurant.
03:00 pm: Drive back to Kathmandu
04:30 pm: Drop off at your Hotel.
Duration: 7 hours
Transportation from Kathmandu to Nagarkot and from Changunarayan to Kathmandu
Expert tour guide
Lunch on local restaurant
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Entrance fee of Changu Narayan Temple
Entry/Admission - Changu Narayan
Beverages and drinks
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
The hiking level is easy to moderate
The highest point is 2100m (summit)
Please bring drinking water, a camera, a sunhat, sunscreen, and a pair of binoculars
Minimum age is 13 years
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
Infants must sit on laps
Changu Narayan is supposed to be the oldest pagoda style Hindu temple in Nepal
Enjoy the beautiful Nepalese landscape and observe the typical local lifestyle of the ethnic groups like the Tamangs and the Newars.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
One of the oldest inscription of King Manadev is situated here.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Since this tour includes watching the sunrise, it starts very early in the day. My guide and driver met me in the hotel lobby on time at 04.30. The trip to Nagarkot Tower to watch the sunrise was well worth the effort. Having made this trip in April, the conditions were smoggy so you could barely see the tips of the mountains. The October-December time period would be best to see the mountain range is in full view.
We had breakfast at small local restaurant with mountain views. It was literally a shack but that's also why I loved it. It was not touristy. The food was very good so absolutely no complaints. I paid for my breakfast, which surprised me since it was supposed to be included in the tour. I felt bad as I only brought an exact amount of money so the money I paid for breakfast was taken out of the money I budgeted to tip my guide and driver.
After breakfast, we went on a hike to the Changu Narayan Temple. If you are in good physical condition, it will be an easy hike. This mountain hike offers beautiful views of the valley. It also allowed me to see how the locals live. What is heart breaking is that there are still houses that are waiting to be fixed from last year's earthquake. There was a random hotel during the hike and we stopped there to have a cup of tea. This was an unexpected but a welcome respite as it allowed me to further take in the local experience. The Changu Narayan Temple was a fitting end to the hike. I took in all that history and the outstanding sculptures and woodworking.
Finally, my guide was very kind and informative. He was very willing to answer my questions and he answered them with just the right amount of detail. Unlike a previous tour that I took, there was absolutely no pressure from the guide to buy anything from the locals. Any item I bought was solely initiated by me. If you don't have a lot of time to spare in the Kathmandu Valley, I would highly recommend this tour.