Hiking to Nagarkot and Changu Narayan

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Start fromUS $220p/p

5 DaysKathmandu to Kathmandu Grade:

Destination: Nepal

Food: Full board meals

Accommodation: Hotels & Lodge on trek

Transport: Private vehicle & bus

Group size: 2-40

  • Hiking to the most famous place in and around Kathmandu
  • Best sunrise viewing
  • Authetic historic site exploration

Hiking to Nagarkot and Changu Narayan is a refreshing package which takes you close to the Kathmandu valley. If you are planning to go wonderful hiking, this package can be appropriate for you. Nepal Adventure Team Pvt. Ltd offers an exciting hiking trip that include the famous sunrise viewpoint, Nagarkot and the oldest temple in Nepal, Changu Narayan.

Hiking to Nagarkot and Changu Narayan begins from Chisapani, which can be reached after an hour drive followed by 4-5 hour hike. The hiking trail is dominated by the sub-tropical forests and magnificent waterfalls and watershed area of the Shivapuri National Park. Nagarkot is a popular place for tourists  and a great place to view the Himalayas and stunning sunrise over them. The scenery is just awesome with green hill surroundings and scattered villages. Also the ethnic settlements are scattered on a terraced landscape. On a fine weather, the views of Himalayan peaks can be explored. They include Mt. Everest, Annapurna, Makalu, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shanker and Ganesh Himal. With a sunrise, the peaks become golden in the early morning. This trek can be extended to Dhulikhel if you have one more day. It is synonymously known as a little paradise. During the Nagarkot hike, there comes an opportunity to visit the Changunarayan temple.The hike downhill leads you to the Changu Narayan temple, the artistically and historically rich temple.

Nepal Adventure Team Pvt. Ltd offers the Hiking to Nagarkot and Changu Narayan package with the hiking guide and excellent arrangement. Please, contact us for more information and also for other hiking trips and tips.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m

Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, hike to Chisapani.

Day 03:Chhisapani to Nagarkot.

Day 04:Hike to Changu Narayan temple(world heritage site)

Day 05:International departure

Cost Include

  • All ground transport
  • Accommodation in hotels and teahouse lodge
  • Full meals during hiking days
  • Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park entry fee and permit
  • Experienced guide and his expenses
  • NAT t-shirt and maps
  • All government taxes


Cost Exclude

  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and staffs
  • Travel insurance and rescue

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, Nepal Adventure Team staff and guide will receive you with a warm welcome and then transfer to the respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu around the interesting area of Thamel. After refreshment our guide / leader will brief you regarding hotels, Nepali cultures, tours and Hiking to Nagarkot and Changu Narayan with a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant assisted by a folk cultural program. Welcome dinner

Day 02Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal, hike to Chisapani. After 1 hr drive to Sundarijal hike to Chisapani(5 hr) through the rhododendron forests of Shivapuri National Park. Along the way is Mulkharka, a traditional Tamang village and descend down to Chisapani, which is the best viewpoint for the eastern mountains from Langtang, Ganesh to Gaurishankar Himalayan ranges. BLD. Teahouse lodge.

Day 03Chhisapani to Nagarkot. 5 hr downhill walk mostly. On clear day, one can see from Dhaulagiri in the west, past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east. Best viewpoint for sunrise. BLD. Night in hotel.

Day 04Hike to Changu Narayan temple(world heritage site) Most popular walk around Kathmandu. 3 ½ hrs walk. Passing the amazing ridge in Nagarkot one can see the beautiful views of Sankhu village and Bhaktapur area. Changu Narayan, situated at the top of the hill, surrounded by the forests of Champ tree is the oldest temple in the valley and richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. 1 hr drive from there to Kathmandu. BL and farewell dinner.

Day 05International departure Your last day in amazing Nepal. As per international flight time, our staff will transfer you to international airport for your flight back home or to next port of call, after a great Hiking to Nagarkot and Changu Narayan with Nepal Adventure Team.

useful Info

Passport & Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees and valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100
For more information, please contact Department of Immigration.
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: mail@immi.gov.np.
Website: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

Means of Transport

Private car, bus and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.

Solo Travellers

We have arranged for the single traveller to pay for the single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other person of same sex though while he can also join the other groups.


Foods and Accommodations

Full meals will be available throughout the journey except in Kathmandu. The accommodation will be on the best quality hotels on your entire trip on twin sharing basis.

Note: Single room is always available but only on special request and spending extra bucks.


Best Time to Travel

You can travel any time of the year for this trip.

Additional Money

Every traveller is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while other on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund($200), etc before you pack up and leave.

Trip Specific Safety

Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have the safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.

A Couple of Rules

Possession or using of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. Its because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such case.

Responsible Tourism

Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favour of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too, have an important role to
a. respect the local laws, custom and their beliefs
b. always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
c. keep the area same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
d. support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.


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Additional Information

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Trip Note

The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader will try to ensure the trip runs as planned, but please be prepared to be flexible just in case.

We arrange this trip all year round. Plase mention your specific days and requirements to proceed further. 

Dates & Prices

This hiking can be done anytime of the year as per the request.

Following are the prices per person(pp) for different group sizes:
  • 1 pax: USD $ 430 pp
  • 2-5 pax: $ 320 pp
  • 6-10 pax: $ 250 pp
  • 10+ pax: $ 220 pp

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