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Nagarkot and Changu Narayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

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    What to Expect
    This hiking trip starts around 7am as your private vehicle leaves Kathmandu and drives to Nagarkot Hill to watch one of the finest dawns over the strong Himalayas. On a crisp morning, you can see the scopes of Gosainkunda, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and the Annapurna Mountains. The sun's beams first start to illuminate the sky, turning the snowcapped tops from dark to pink before the rising sun turns the snow a most splendid white. The scene is totally amazing.

    After, appreciate a healthy lunch around 11am at one of the fine eateries at Nagarkot (included in cost of this trip). Around 12pm, your guide will lead you on the trail toward Changu Narayan. This trail goes through Brahmin and Tamang towns. Watch the general population as they homestead the terraced ranches that hold tight the sides of the slope sitting above the Kathmandu Valley. On sunny mornings, there are incredible perspectives of the Himalayas along this trail.

    The hike is around 3 to 4 hours to get to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Changu Narayan. Here, find a magnificent little Newari town where they make wood and stone carvings throughout hundreds of years. The most established sanctuary in the valley is on the slope in the town. The general population of the town is well disposed and obliging, showing genuine Newari neighborliness.

    Drive back to Kathmandu around 5pm by private vehicle to get dropped off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tridevi Sadak, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Your hotel in Kathmandu Valley
    Dates: Daily
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kathmandu Valley
    • Private transportation
    • Lunch
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Changu Narayan
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • In the event of poor weather or bad traffic conditions, tour itinerary is subject to change without notice. No cancellations or refunds will be issued. See voucher for details
    • Please note that there has been significant damage to the temple of the Changu Narayan due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015
    • People joining the tour from outside the Kathmandu valley must come to the departure location.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Excellent hike/run with Krishna. Had a great day and would highly recommend him to other TripAdvisor members. Seamless and accommodating to schedule change!
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    Do yourself a favor and get out of Kathmandu for the day and enjoy hiking through quaint villages, seeing beautiful vistas, and breathing clean air. Our guide, Krishna, answered all our many questions about Nepal, and he did a great job of tailoring the hike to our needs. We
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    Beautiful day with our local guide, Krishna. Many breathtaking views along with intimate experiences of the local villages. Good food and company. Wear proper hiking boots.
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    For those who want to take a nice hike just outside of Katmandu I recommend Nepal Highpoint Trekking & Expedition, Uttam Pokharel, the owner was responsive and provided good customer service. The guide, Krishina, was excellent, his English exceptional and he takes the hike at
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    Highly recommended one day hiking!!!First of all, the owner of the company ,Uttam ,organized everything for the successful trip. Right on time the driver and guide were ready to pick us up from the hotel. We drove to the first destination around 40 min,the driver were so
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