Nagarkot Changunarayan Temple hiking is refreshment and stamina enhancing day hike east of Kathmandu city. On clear weather day you can enjoy the panoramic Himalayan view including Mt. Everest and many more. The hiking is very easy one with downhill walking which takes around 4 to 5 hours (depend on your pace). In fact, this is a trip which is a combination of hiking and culture tour of Changu Narayan Temple. The temple is one of the oldest one in Nepal and offer you beautiful art and architecture from 7th century. We drive to Nagarkot early in the morning to begin this hiking, it takes around 45 minutes to an hour (30 KM).
Once we reach to Nagarkot you will enjoy the stunning sunrise and mountain views. The first part of the hike involves an amazing cultural encounter of ethnical villages, unaffected by the nearby capital city. While the second part is witnessing beautiful nature along the ridge rich in deciduous forests and sceneries of Majestic Himalayas. Finally the hike will ends at Changu Narayan Temple and the cultural aspect of the trip will begin. After visiting the temple and taking lunch you will be driven back to Kathmandu city.
• Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur Nepal