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$34 Outdoor Activities

Kathmandu to Nagarkot for Sunrise and Changu Narayan Hike Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productOur guide will receive you from your hotel early in the morning while the sky is still dark, around 4 am – 5 am depending on the season. Your private vehicle follows the 42-km (27 miles) road to Nagarkot Hill in about 45 minutes. From the hill station of Nagarkot, you get the chance to watch the sun rise over the mighty Himalayas. On a clear day, you can see the sun rays hit the Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and the Annapurna Mountains.Duration: 30 minutesLocation: Nagarkot View point tower, Nagarkot, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionThis world heritage site was created by artisans in the Newari village with wood and stone carvings during the era of Lichhivi King, Mandev. After the sightseeing of the 7th-century heritage, you will have your lunch there.Duration: 50 minutesLocation: Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region

$54 Day Trips & Excursions

Kathmandu to Nagarkot, Changu Narayan Private Full-Day Hike

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region09: 00 am: Guide picks you up from Hotel’s 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 Kathmandu04:30 pm: Drop off at your Hotel. Duration: 7 hours

$50 Private & Custom Tours

Patan Darbar square, Bhaktapur darbar square and Changu Narayan Temple in 1 day

Patan Durbar Square: Located in 7 Km south east of Kathmandu and founded in the 3rd century AD, Patan is the oldest among the 3 cities in the valley. Patan, historically known as Lalitpur  (city of fine arts), has fascinating Hindu and Buddhist monuments with finest craft since time immemorial. The royal palace square, surrounding shrines and courtyards are praiseworthy monuments during your trip in Nepal. The palace, a number of pagodas,  Shikhara style Krishna temple made of stone, classic craftsmanship, nearby five– storied Kumbheshwar temple and the golden temple are some of the main highlights of Patan. Though we can see ancient temples, Stupas and monasteries in the city, Durbar square consists of monuments from 16th and 17th century in general.Bhaktapur Durbar Square: This Square is an open museum holding exciting palace, courtyards, royal bath, sculptures, pagodas, Shikhara style temples and Buddhist monastery along with exclusive architecture. In other words, this is the most beautiful Durbar you visit in your Nepal tours. Though 1934 earthquake brought bad luck to its structure, still the remaining monuments are the finest examples of the medieval excellence. Just near the square, you will visit the traditional painting School, the dying art of Nepal which is the best souvenir from Nepal.  Besides palace complex, five storied temple with most appreciated architecture, the Pottery Square, Dattatraya Square and Peacock window are some other things to see in Bhaktapur.The hilltop temple of Changu Narayan, located 4 kilometers north of Bhaktapur, is the oldest Vishnu shrine in Kathmandu Valley. Founded as early as 325 AD, it is one of Nepal’s most beautiful and historically important structures. Reconstructed in 1702 following its destruction by fire, the two-storey temple has many intricate carvings of the ten incarnations of Vishnu and different multi-armed Tantric goddesses. Changu Narayan’s true gems, however, are the Lichhavai period (4th to 9th centuries) stone, wood, and metal carvings in the courtyard surrounding the main temple.Apart from the main temple there are other shrines dedicated to Shiva, Chinna Masta (Kali), Ganesh and Krishna found in the courtyard. A pilgrimage to the temple of Chinna Masta, considered to be the mother goddess worshipped at the site in prehistoric times, is held here each year in the Nepali month of Baisaakh (April-May).The Changu Narayan Temple is one of seven structures cited by UNESCO as demonstrating the historic and artistic achievements that make the Kathmandu Valley a World Heritage Site.

$206 Classes & Workshops

3 days Yoga and Meditation Retreats in Nepal

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this product02.00pm – 05.00pm: Arrive at Nepal Yoga Academy, check in and registration. Rest & relax.05.00pm – 06.30pm: Evening Yoga Class + Meditation.06.30pm – 07.30pm: Dinner and ends. Rest & relax at own leisure.Duration: 6 hoursLocation: Bhaktapur Tour Guide, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region06.30am – 07.00am: Nose cleansing session.Descriptions: After nose cleansing, one can benefit from breathing exercises. Your lungs and the respiratory passage will be cleaned and supply the blood with more oxygen. As a harmonic conclusion of such a small program, you can do “The alternate nostril breathing” to gain an even better balance and clarity in the brain.07.00am – 08.00am: Breathing Yoga session.08.00am – 09.30am: Yoga and Meditation class.09.30am – 10.30am: Breakfast session.10.30 am – 01.00pm: Hiking Trips following in house schedules to:Nagarkot (4 hours) or,Changu Narayan Temple(4 hours) or,Vajri Yogini Temple(3 hours) or,Eco Farm(1 hour) or,Jalpa Devi Temple(1 hour 20 minutes) or,Trishul Temple(2 hours 20 minutes) or,Jungle Hike(1 hour 20 minutes). NOTE: Not during raining season.01.00pm – 02.00pm: Lunch session.02.00pm – 05.00pm: After lunch, we will do the below:Ayurveda Sauna (15 minutes)Steam Bath (20 minutes)Ayurveda oil massage (1 hour)Shirodhara Ayurveda treatment (45 minutes)05.00pm – 06.30pm: Evening Yoga Class + Meditation.06.30pm – 07.30pm: Dinner and ends. Rest & relax at own leisure.Duration: 11 hoursLocation: Bhaktapur Tour Guide, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region06.30am – 07.00am: Nose cleansing session.Descriptions: After nose cleansing, one can benefit from breathing exercises. Your lungs and the respiratory passage will be cleaned and supply the blood with more oxygen. As a harmonic conclusion of such a small program, you can do “The alternate nostril breathing” to gain an even better balance and clarity in the brain.07.00am – 08.00am: Breathing Yoga session.08.00am – 09.30am: Yoga and Meditation class.09.30am – 10.30am: Breakfast session.10.30 am – 01.00pm: After breakfast, we will do Philosophy lesson (1 hour) and relax.01.00pm – 02.00pm: Lunch session.02.00pm – 02.30pm: Check out. We will pick you up from Nepal Yoga Academy, and we will drive you back to your hotel in Kathmandu.03.30pm – 03.45pm: Arrive at your hotel in Kathmandu. Tour ends.Duration: 9 hoursLocation: Bhaktapur Tour Guide, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region

$99 Outdoor Activities

Kathmandu Hiking Tour

Himalayan Glacier offers its clients two route choices for hiking:1. Hiking from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Temple (3-4 hours)We take a one-hour drive early in the morning to Nagarkot located 32 km east of Kathmandu Valley  at an altitude of 2100m. Locals believe it to be one of the best places to watch the morning sun as it caresses Mt. Everest and the ever-soaring Himalayas. We then enjoy an authentic breakfast in the hills of Nagarkot, descend further and pass through beautiful villages with locally-built stone houses painted with ochre. After walking for 3-4 hours, we reach the Changu Narayan Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site, where we are greeted by idols over 1000-years-old. We then end our journey by driving back to Kathmandu.2. Hiking in Shivapuri Hills (4-5 hours)We take breakfast and drive to the Shivapuri Hill located 9 km north of Kathmandu. Situated at an altitude of 2563m, it is the second-highest hill around the valley.  The 2-3 hours hike begins with a visit to the Narayanthan Temple where you will be greeted by a big statue of Lord Vishnu resting atop a bed of serpents. We also pass through Shivapuri Conservation area and visit the Nagi Gumba, a Buddhist monastery for nuns, and upon reaching the top of the hill we get to witness the picturesque view of snow-capped Himalayas surrounding the valley. Next, we hike downhill for about 2 hours and reach the Kopan Monastery, a Tibetan-styled monastery established in 1975. We then end our journey by driving back to Kathmandu.3. Other Hiking choicesApart from the hiking options recommended above, we are also happy to provide you with other choices mentioned below: • Hiking in Nagarjuna Hills • Hiking from Nagarkot to DhulikhelDeparture time: Daily at 8:00amDeparture place:  Every day from Himalayan Glacier Trekking Pvt Ltd. ( Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal)

$94 Outdoor Activities

Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Day Hike

At 7:30am, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and we head to Nagarkot in a private car. The drive takes about 1 hour. Nagarkot is a hill station situated at 2100m above sea level, 32 km east of Kathmandu in the Bhaktapur district. At the Nagarkot view point, we will enjoy panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh himal, Langtang, Rolwaling and Everest (from far distance) as well as views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park.After admiring the splendid view, we start hiking down gradually to Changu Narayan. The hike takes about 4 hours. We will pass through terraced fields and local villages (Tamang and Newar ethnic groups) as well as green forests until we reach one of the oldest temples in Nepal - the Changu Narayan Temple. It was built in the 4th century during the Lichhavi King Mandev period. It was subsequently destroyed by fire and rebuilt in 1702. We will have lunch in a local restaurant here before returning to your hotel in Kathmandu by private car. The drive takes about 1 hour.

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