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Nagarkot Guided Day Trek from Kathmandu

The day trip begins with a scenic drive from Tridevi Marga, Thamel to Sankhu (the trekking starting point). Sankhu Village is a famous pilgrimage site in the Kathmandu Valley. In the village, there is the Temple for Bajrajogini, the Tantric Goddess, which was built around the 17th century. Religiously, it became famous since the 4th century for Hindus and Buddhist devotees.Commence the trek through a beautiful agricultural terrace, typical villages, and a pine and rhododendron forest. Trekkers can enjoy the natural beauty, the spectacular views of the snowy mountains, and the beautiful Nepalese villages. In addition, you will have a great chance to chat with local people and experience local customs during the over the course of the trek. We will have lunch at Tea houses in Kartikya Bhanjyang on the way tour. From this place provides excellent views of Himalayan ranges and beautiful landscapes and typical villages.From the summit, you will have incredible views of the Himalayan ranges including Lantang Himal (7246m), Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Sisapanma ( 8013m), Manaslu (8162m), Gaurishanker (7145m) and Mt Everest (8848m), the highest peak in the world. Once you reach Nagarkot you will then embark on an hour drive back to Kathmandu and will be dropped off back at your hotel.

$135 Outdoor Activities

Sankhu to Nagarkot Private guided day Hiking tour

  Hiking Theme: Hiking from Sankhu to Nagarkot Hiking Route: Sankhu to Nagarkot Hiking Duration: ~4.5hrs. Hiking Distance: ~12km. Hiking Grade: ~Easy 08.00 AM: Drive to Sakhu, 45 minutes by Car. 09.00 AM: Hiking start to Nagarkot 3- 4 hours follow off road and climb to Nagarkot (2175m). 12.30 to 01.30: PM: Lunch on the way. 03.00 To 04.00 PM: Arrive in Nagarkot, take a rest and wait for sunset view. 05-06.30: PM: Enjoy the sunset view and take picture. 06.30 PM: Drive to Kathmandu by Car 1.30 to 2 hours transfer to hotel   Hike from Sankhu to Nagarkot gives opportunity to escape from hassle and bustle of Kathmandu city and relax in beauty of lush hill, panoramic view of mountain and breath a fresh air. Located in just 32 km north-east of Katmandu and hour drive through the windy road situated at 2175 meter from the sea level, Nagarkot is magnificent place to view the panorama of major peaks of eastern Himalaya range including top Mt. Everest on clear days. It is also very stunning to watch sunrise and sunset over Himalayan ranges from Nagarkot Early in the morning, your hiking guide will pick you up in your hotel and drive towards Sankhu village, commencing point of our hiking. While walking, on the way we’ll be enjoying seeing rice fields, forests, observe lifestyle of mainly Newar community people. Upon arriving Nagarkot, we already start viewing mountain and hills. In the evening, we take view of sunset from the view tower then drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur city concluding our hiking program    

$220 Tours & Sightseeing

2 Days Nagarkot Trekking in Kathmandu Nepal

DAY 1 – HIKE TO TOP OF NAGARKOT HILL (elev. 2175 m/7,136 ft.)The Magnificent Sunrise/Sunset 2 Day Hiking Tour starts after breakfast when your private car and guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you on a one hour journey to Sankhu village. The journey leaves behind the noise and traffic of Kathmandu. Soon you will be passing by farms in the rich farmland of the Kathmandu Valley.From Sankhu, it is a nice leisurely uphill walk to the summit of Nagarkot. It takes around 3 – 4 hours to walk uphill, passing interesting temples and farms.  the Kathmandu Valley appears below you as you start to see the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas. After your uphill hike, check into your hotel.Don’t go to sleep! It will soon be time for sunset over the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas. From on top of Nagarkot, you can see the entire ranges of Nepal, stretching from Mt. Everest in the east to Mt. Dhaualgiri (7th highest peak) in the west.   DAY 2 – HIKE TO CHANGU NARAYAN (elev. 1500 m/4,921 ft.)Rise early to witness a magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas. Nagarkot Hill is well known for its amazing sunrises and sunsets. The first rays of the rising sun come over Mt. Everest in the east and turn the snowcapped peaks red. As the sun rises, the snows turn to a brilliant, blinding white as they contrast with the brilliantly blue skies above. After breakfast, begin a leisurely hike to the ancient village of Changu Narayan. This village is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to the oldest Hindu temple in the Kathmandu Valley. Dedicated to the god Vishnu, the temple was created as one of the four protection points of the Kathmandu Valley.Changu Narayan has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its entirety. The streets are composed of ancient flagstones. There are deep taps where the women come to do laundry and get their daily water. In addition, you can see craftsmen doing traditional crafts as they have done for hundreds of years.The journey to Changu Narayan from Nagarkot Hill is a pleasant, easy downhill hike. Pass through quaint little villages of various ethnicity as you look at their beautifully terraced farms. From the trail you can see not only the mighty peaks of the Himalayas, but also look down into the Kathmandu Valley.Once you’ve finished the two day hiking trip as well as touring Changu Narayan, you will return to Kathmandu.The Magnificent Sunrise/Sunset Two Day Hiking Tour is the finest in day hiking in the Kathmandu Valley, It combines culture as well as incredible scenic beauty. And there is no better place to see a sunrise or sunset over the Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley than from Nagarkot Hill.Book today with Himalayan Advisor for the Magnificent Sunrise/Sunset Two Day Hiking Tour. It’s the best Kathmandu two day hiking experience anywhere.

$220 Tours & Sightseeing

2 Days Nagarkot Trekking in Kathmandu Nepal

DAY 1 – HIKE TO TOP OF NAGARKOT HILL (elev. 2175 m/7,136 ft.)The Magnificent Sunrise/Sunset 2 Day Hiking Tour starts after breakfast when your private car and guide picks you up at your hotel and takes you on a one hour journey to Sankhu village. The journey leaves behind the noise and traffic of Kathmandu. Soon you will be passing by farms in the rich farmland of the Kathmandu Valley.From Sankhu, it is a nice leisurely uphill walk to the summit of Nagarkot. It takes around 3 – 4 hours to walk uphill, passing interesting temples and farms.  the Kathmandu Valley appears below you as you start to see the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas. After your uphill hike, check into your hotel.Don’t go to sleep! It will soon be time for sunset over the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas. From on top of Nagarkot, you can see the entire ranges of Nepal, stretching from Mt. Everest in the east to Mt. Dhaualgiri (7th highest peak) in the west.   DAY 2 – HIKE TO CHANGU NARAYAN (elev. 1500 m/4,921 ft.)Rise early to witness a magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas. Nagarkot Hill is well known for its amazing sunrises and sunsets. The first rays of the rising sun come over Mt. Everest in the east and turn the snowcapped peaks red. As the sun rises, the snows turn to a brilliant, blinding white as they contrast with the brilliantly blue skies above. After breakfast, begin a leisurely hike to the ancient village of Changu Narayan. This village is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to the oldest Hindu temple in the Kathmandu Valley. Dedicated to the god Vishnu, the temple was created as one of the four protection points of the Kathmandu Valley.Changu Narayan has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in its entirety. The streets are composed of ancient flagstones. There are deep taps where the women come to do laundry and get their daily water. In addition, you can see craftsmen doing traditional crafts as they have done for hundreds of years.The journey to Changu Narayan from Nagarkot Hill is a pleasant, easy downhill hike. Pass through quaint little villages of various ethnicity as you look at their beautifully terraced farms. From the trail you can see not only the mighty peaks of the Himalayas, but also look down into the Kathmandu Valley.Once you’ve finished the two day hiking trip as well as touring Changu Narayan, you will return to Kathmandu.The Magnificent Sunrise/Sunset Two Day Hiking Tour is the finest in day hiking in the Kathmandu Valley, It combines culture as well as incredible scenic beauty. And there is no better place to see a sunrise or sunset over the Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley than from Nagarkot Hill.Book today with Himalayan Advisor for the Magnificent Sunrise/Sunset Two Day Hiking Tour. It’s the best Kathmandu two day hiking experience anywhere.

$85 Outdoor Activities

Kathmandu to Nagarkot Changunarayan Private Hiking Tour

You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Kathmandu between 7am to 8:30am and will be transferred by a bus and drive from Kathmandu to Sankhu takes approximately one hour. Once you arrive to Sankhu, you will have lunch at Salinadi then trek from Sankhu to Nagarkot which will take about three hours.Nagarkot is truly a tourist paradise: the spectacular snow-fed mountains seen from Nagarkot must be one of the finest panoramic views in the world. When a blue haze covers the lower portion of the mountains, they seem to be floating in the air.  The panorama offers a majestic undisturbed view of the Himalayan ranges stretching from Mount Annapurna in the far west to Mount Karolung in the far east. More than twenty Himalayan peaks can be seen in their full glory from the different vantage points in Nagarkot. Here, you can take some pictures of mountains and other beautiful spots in the village of Nagarkot.The Himalayan atmosphere and ecology will surprise anyone and will be an unforgettable experience of a lifetime.Then, you will hike back from Nagarkot to Changunarayan for about 3 hours. This popular trail leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to the temple of Changunarayan with views of the Sankhu village. Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the valley. It is said to have been built in 323AD by King Hari Datta Varma. There, you will visit Changunarayan temple which is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. It is said to be the oldest temple in the valley. After excursion in and around Changunarayan you board the vehicle back to Kathmandu.

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