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Nagarkot Changu Narayan Trek-Trekking from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Hike

Nagarkot to Changunarayan is a short trek around Kathmandu valley, a must do adventures in Nepal.This is a natural and cultural  walk of 4 to 5 hours. Likewise, this is a fair enough beautiful short trek in Nepal where you will get a real adventure experience of village life, landscapes, culture, nature and the majestic views of the Himalayas. The beautiful 1 day trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan hike is suitable for families with children to seniors and adults too. You will walk through terrace fields, green forests and local villages of Tamang and Newar, escaping from the city crowds. For booking inquiry regarding Nagarkot to Changunarayan Trekking package cost for 2023.2024, please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +9779851023742.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Nagarkot Changunaryan Trek

Trek Duration: 1 Days

Trek Difficulty: Easy/ Moderate

Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Trek Altitude: 1300m- 4010 m

Trek Cost: USD 85-USD 130.

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package: Group

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep/Car

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu /Kathmandu

Nagarkot Changunarayan Trek, a famous day hiking around Kathmandu valley.

  • Nagarkot Changu Narayan Trek
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Nagarkot Changunarayan Trek is a very popular day hiking in Kathmandu. You will walk through high hills to Changunarayan temple with artistic design. The day trek from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan offers an amazing Himalayan Panorama view with early morning sunrise. Nagarkot to Bhaktapur Trek is the best day trips in Nepal if you have a free day in Kathmandu. This trip is suitable  for family with children, seniors and young solo trekkers.

You will see Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, Ganesh Himal and Mount Everest mountain range from Nagarkot. The trip begins early in the morning at 4:30 am from Kathmandu if you would like to see the sunrise view from Nagarkot and it is also possible to see sunset from Nagarkot if you would like to see sunset view from Nagarkot. Changu Narayan Trek begins from Kathmandu after having breakfast, drive to Changunarayan to start this trek for 5 to 6 hours through forest and tribal villages to Nagarkot, Lunch at Nagarkot, enjoy the sunset view and drive back to Kathmandu. 

Changu Narayan is the oldest temple of Kathmandu valley, enlisted in UNESCO world Heritage sites. The downhill trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan temple offers the majestic mountains and  the hilly life and its culture. Changu Narayan Trek is a must do day hike that gives you once in a life time experience.

Nagarkot to Changunarayan Trek Trail
The Nagarkot to Changu Narayan trek route is as Kathmandu-Nagarkot-Telkot-Changu Narayan. The day trek cost ranges from USD 90 to USD 120 per head. The guide, transfer-Kathmandu to Nagarkot and Changu Narayan Temple to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur and trek permit are included. The lunch and tipping to guide and driver excludes in the price.

Nagarkot Changunaryan Group Trek Size
1 to 15 people will be in a group for this trip. The group form of family with children to seniors, young and adults from different parts in the world. The boys and girls means male and female are in the groups

Nagarkot Changu Narayan Trek Equipment Lists
This is a day trek around Kathmandu valley.Please kindly bring with you small day pack, water bottle, raincoat or umbrella, sun lotion, sunhat, comfortable shoes, trouser or jumper, T-Shirt or long sleeve shirts, sun glasses, woolen hat, gloves, light jackets.

Day 1:  Nagarkot to Changunarayan Trek

Guide will receive you with car and driver at your hotel in Kathmandu before or after breakfast, and drive for one and half an hour to the best vantage point Nagarkot to see the Himalayan Panorama from Annapurna in the west and Everest in the East. After this we will make downhill trek from Nagarkot to Changunarayan for 5 to 6 hours, a pleasant day trek through the countryside, and car and driver will receive us again at Chanunarayan temple and we drive back to Kathmandu.  

Cost Included:

  • English Speaking Guide and all his expenses.
  • All land transportation by private car, jeep or bus.
  • All government taxes and company service charge.

Cost Not Included:

  • Entrance tickets and lunch
  • Tips for guide and driver
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

March to May and September to June are the best time for this day hiking. It is also possible to do Sankhu Nagarkot hiking but everyday rainfalls may disturb your day hiking.The mountain views is not clear, it is almost under the clouds. Yet, the green landscapes and clear view of Kathmandu is so amazing.

Know before you book Nagarkot Changu Narayan Trek
The day Nagarkot Changu Narayan Trek is not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries,for pregnant travelers, for travelers with poor cardiovascular health. Except, this day Sankhu Nagarkot Trek is suitable for all physical fitness levels.

Three star accommodation in Kathmandu and Nagarkot 

Trek Guide
Services of experienced and English speaking guide-Government Licensed holder.

Trekking Meals
You will get Vegetarian and Vegan food options on request. Simply let your guide know the food option that you prefer.

Additional Services
Museum fees and other special entry fees. All necessary permits for entering Monasteries, Monuments and restricted areas. Government royalty, tax and fees. Service charge

All land transportation by private vehicle as per the itinerary 

Transfer Insurance
Insurance is not included, and also not really need travel insurance.  

Other activities and services are not included. 

Additional Services
Items of a personal nature (personal gear, telephone calls, beverages, internet, laundry, etc). Tips for staff (guide and driver) and also Everest Mountain Flight is not included. 

Trekking Permit Cost
You don't need hiking permit for this day trip. Yet, the local government charge 365 rupees per person to go to Nagarkot and 500 rupees for Changunarayan Temple. On the other hand, Nepali hikers can hike without a permit to that places.

The Places you will visit on this day trip
You will visit Changu Narayan – an ancient pagoda temple in Kathmandu and Nagarkot – The Mountains paradise on Nagarkot 

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