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Nagarkot Changu Narayan Hiking

Nagarkot Changu Hiking

Starts from   $75 USD

  1. 1 Day
  2. Easy
  3. Min 1 Pax

Trip Destination:Nagarkot & Changu Narayan

Max Altitude:1950 M

Activities:Driving, Walking, Sightseeing

Trip Route:Kathmandu –Nagarkot- Changunarayan-Kathmandu

Best Season:Throughout the Year

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Nagarkot Changu Narayan  day hike is the most popular way to explore the Tamang  village near Kathmandu valley while walking the panoramic hiking trail of 14 km, about 3 to 3.5 hours walk, with views of the Himalayas. Nagarkot Changu Narayan day hike is the way to hide yourself in nature and escape the hectic life of Kathmandu valley. The tour starts early in the morning about 4:30 AM to drive Nagarkot for the beautiful sunrise view over the Himalayas. Our tour guide picks up you from the hotel and assist with all your day planning. After breakfast, you will start hike to Changu Narayan from where you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.

Nagarkot is the most popular hill station and view point near Kathmandu valley surrounded by thickly forested hills of pine trees. The mountain village lies at an altitude of 1950M above sea level and 32 km north east from Kathmandu valley. The remarkable views of Himalayas, breathtaking mountain scenery and the most impressive views of sunrise and sunset are main reasons to visit this beautiful mountain village. The most popular mountain ranges including Annapurna massif, Manaslu massif, Ganesh himal massif, Langtang massif, Jugal massif, Rolwaling massif, Mahalangur massif (the rang of Mt. Everest) and Numbur range are clearly seen during your day hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan. Nagarkot also adds the view of Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park. Hiking in the local villages of the Tamangs and the Newars gives you many opportunities to know and explore about local culture, community and lifestyle. Nagarkot Changu Narayan day hiking is the excellent walking tour on the outskirts of Kathmandu valley. You will encounter with the scenes like local wine making process, farmers working in the field, grazing cattle, playing kids, women on household activities during your day hike in the villages. After crossing the villages the trail follows the ridge, which is rich with deciduous forests. The walking is easy with some gradual downhill descents, but fairly level paths. At the end of your day hike, you will reach at Changu Narayan temple- the most ancient temple of Nepal. This historical temple is dedicated to Hindu God Vishnu and said to be built in 5th Century by king Manadev. The most ancient scripture of Nepal is found in the premises of the temple. The beautiful pagoda style temple is surrounded with the ancient statue of different Hindu god and goddesses. This temple is a very artistic temple with excellent wood carving and stone carving of lord Vishnu, the god of preservation in hinduism and the temple is well known for artistic beauty rather than religious importance. After exploring one of the UNESCO heritage site of Nepal and delicious local lunch, we will drive back to Kathmandu from Chnagunarayan.

Massif Holidays arrange Nagarkot Changu Narayan Day Hiking tour everyday from Kathmandu with excellent, well experienced guide and reasonable price. This day hiking is the best way to see the Himalayas and culture if you are planning to spend your weekend in Nepal. You can combine this tour with sightseeing of Bhaktapur Durbar Square,  Patan, Pasupatinath and other UNESCO sites. Please feel free to contact us to get expert’s advice  and make a suitable holiday plan for you in the beautiful Himalayan country.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • The fantastic aerial views of landscapes and panoramic mountain view
  • Exploration of local lifestyle, culture and ancient temple
  • Walking through the peace forest, village and beautiful landscape
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Complete private tour with your party and a guide/driver
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Drive to Nagarkot- Hike to Changu Narayan and back to hotel.

The above cost include the following services:

  • Transportation from Kathmandu- Nagarkot-Kathmandu 
  • Expert tour guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All our government taxes, vat & service charges

The above cost doesn't include the following services:

  • Gratuities for guide & driver (optional)
  • Beverages and drinks
  • Any other not mentioned  expenses

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Detail Itinerary

Day 01Drive to Nagarkot- Hike to Changu Narayan and back to hotel.We pick up you from your hotel about 8:30 AM after breakfast and drive to Nagarkot in private transportation with your hiking guide. Hiking through local village gives you the experience of hiking somewhere in remote area of Nepal. You will reach Changunarayan after about 3 hours of hiking from Nagarkot. You will explore the lifestyle and cultural practices of people during your hike. We will pick up you from Changu Narayan and drop you back to your hotel.

Departure Details


Nagarkot Changu Narayan day hiking is private tour for individuals, couples, families and group of friends. We have not published any departure dates for this trip because we operate this tour EVERYDAY from Kathmandu as the trip can be done throughout the year. All the dates throughout the year are accepted for online booking. We also arrange the special trips like honeymoon trip, volunteer trip, wildlife tours, longer days trekking, adventure holidays and many more. The detail of service includes and excludes are given in the overview section. Here is the cost details of  Nagarkot Changu Hiking. Group Discount is available for booking of four or more than four people. Win a free trip for a group leader if you are more than 10 people.

S.N.       Number of Pax       Cost Per Person

01.          01 Pax                    125 US$

02.          02 Pax                     95  US$

03.          03-05 Pax                 85  US$

04.          06 or Above Pax        75  US$

Important Note

We also arrange: - The above mentioned itinerary is just the guideline of your trip. We also provide the customized itineraries to address your specific requirements. Please let us know if you are planning to do this hike in different way. We do arrange as per your interest. We do operate multi days hiking and different trekking packages as well. Please contact our expert team to get the perfect Massif Holiday Packages as per your interest and requirement.

Better to know: - Different unexpected situations like political environment, weather condition, natural disasters which are out of our control can affect your trip. This may change or alter on your itineraries. In such cases, our guides or leaders will try to arrange the best alternative itineraries. We will try our best to minimize the effect, but not be responsible for any delayed, changes or inconvenience caused by it.   


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