Sunrise from Nagarkot Day Hike via Changu Narayan Temple aims at enjoying the magnificent Sunrise view from Nagarkot viewpoint and hiking back to Kathmandu through green trails and sound nature. It also allows hikers to observe the ancient temple of Nepal: Changu Narayan Temple, World Heritage Site.
Especially, when you have one spare day and want to relax with nature, observe ancient temple and cherish the hilly areas, you can choose one Day hiking option from Hiking in Nepal operated by Nepal Adventure Team.
Sunrise from Nagarkot Day hike via Changu Narayan Temple is an easy hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Temple.
Nagarkot lies in the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley which used to be a fort of Kathmandu Valley built to monitor external activities of other kingdoms. It was also a summer retreat for the royal family before being established as a pleasing hill station.
Later, Nagarkot is developed as a popular hill station loved by travelers for the wide view of Himalayan ranges, presence of greenery, and ease of restaurants and hotels. Mainly, Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the Himalayas in Kathmandu Valley as 8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal: Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Range, Jugal Range, Rowling Range, Mahalangur Range (Everest Range), Number Range. The view of Kathmandu Valley and Shivapuri National Park is also observed from Nagarkot. People widely visit Nagarkot to observe sunrise and sunset.
Changu Narayan Temple
Changu Narayan Temple is the temple of Hindu god Vishnu who is also called Narayan and the temple is established at (Champak Hill) thus, it is named Changu Narayan Temple. It is a milestone in Nepali temple architecture with rich embossed works and leads to be on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site. The temple is surrounded by Champak tree forest, a small village named Changu, and also the Manohara river flows behind the hill. Due to this environment visitor feels sound and spiritual. The temple also has the stone, wood, and metal cravings of the Lichhavavi period ranging from the 4th to 9th centuries. See more
Nepal Adventure Team arranges Sunrise at Nagarkot Day Hike via Changu Narayan with various options as Nagarkot Day Hike via Sankhu to Changu Narayan and Sunset to Sunrise Nagarkot Hike. So, you can also customize or change the itinerary as per your requirement. There are other relative options for hikers under Hiking in Nepal. See More
Guide for Sunrise from Nagarkot Day Hike via Changu Narayan Temple
A guide will lead you to Sunrise from Nagarkot Day hike via Changu Narayan Temple. The number of guides depends on the number of individuals registered for Sunrise from Nagarkot 1 Day hike via Changu Narayan Temple. Each group of 4-5 pax is assigned with one guide.
The guide with a Nepal Government-certified license is only assigned to lead Sunrise from Nagarkot 1 Day hike via Changu Narayan Temple. Additionally, the guide is also trained in first aid and eco-tourism. Usually, an English speaking guide is available but on request Chinese and other language speaking guide can be made available. A guide will lead as well as inform you about the locality, culture, rules, importance. Overall, the guide will have the feature of friendliness, leadership, communication expert, and jolly nature.
Transportation at Sunrise from Nagarkot Day Hike via Changu Narayan Temple
Early morning after you have your breakfast, the guide assigned by the Nepal Adventure team will come to pick you up for the hike. You will have a scenic short drive from your pick up point to Nagarkot. Similarly, you will be driven back to your station from Changu Narayan. A private vehicle will be used for your transportation which may be a car or van as per the group size.
Food and drinks on Sunrise from Nagarkot Day Hike via Changu Narayan Temple
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided during Sunrise from Nagarkot Day hike via Changu Narayan Temple. Basically, breakfast includes muesli/ cornflakes/ toast/bread, omelet, potatoes, and lunch include typical Nepali food: Dhaal (lentil soup), Bhat (Rice), Tarkari (Vegetable/Chicken curry), and pickle.
A Mineral water bottle is handed to you prior to the hike.
Starting Point: Nagarkot, Bhaktapur District
Ending Point: Changu Narayan Temple, Changu Narayan Municipality, Bhaktapur District