Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Day Hiking & Walking
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: Lunch
  • Group Size: 2

Highlights

  • Stunning Sunrise view from Nagarkot, a remarkable touristic hill station near Kathmandu
  • 8 Himalayan Ranges view Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range, Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang Range, Jugal Range, Rolwaling Range, Mahalangur Range (Everest Range), Numbur Range.
  • Changu Narayan Temple- World Heritage Site
  • Trails exploring nature, cultural diversity, ethnic groups as Newar, Tamang
  • A professional and experienced guide

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

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

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan or Changu Narayan To Nagarkot

What's Included

  • Private car/jeep transportation mentioned in the itinerary
  • Professional Guide service.
  • Breakfast and Lunch during the hike with tea/coffee.
  • First aid kits
  • Entry fees of sites
  • All the paper works, Government Tax, and service charges
  • All bar bills like soda, beer, bottled water.
  • Tips to the guide, driver
  • Travel Insurance

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesStatusPriceNote  
31 Oct, 2020 - 31 Oct, 2020GuaranteedUS$ 75

Useful Information

Checklist for Sunrise from Nagarkot Day Hike via Changu Narayan Temple

  • Light and Comfortable shoe
  • Weather appropriate clothing (moisture-wicking/ quick-drying cloth is best)
  • Lightweight fleece or jacket/ windproof jacket
  • Sunglasses and Hat/ Cap to cover the face from direct sunlight
  • Hiking stick and bag (optional)
  • Umbrella or waterproof jacket
  • Sunscreen of 60 SPF +
  • Snacks, juice, and energy bar (if you want)
  • Water bottle/ water purifier/ water chemical treatment (if you prefer)
  • Hand sanitizer, toilet paper
  • Power back up for camera/phone

Booking and Payment for Sunrise from Nagarkot Day Hike via Changu Narayan Temple

For the day hike, the cost is minimal so the full payment is requested for booking Sunrise from Nagarkot 1 Day hike via Changu Narayan Temple. Even at the last moment, Sunrise from Nagarkot 1 Day hike via Changu Narayan Temple can be booked. For any cancellation, the amount cannot be refunded as the amount will be allocated for the preparation of the hike.

You can make the payment in cash and credit card where a 3% - 4% additional charge is imposed if you pay through the card. You can also pay through the following services:

A. Online Payment

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B. Bank Transfer

Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Bank Address: Tridevi Marga, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Account Name: Nepal Adventure Team Pvt. Ltd
Account No: 01906210910018
Swift Code: HIMANPKA

Tipping

An experienced and certified guide will be leading your Sunrise from Nagarkot Day hike via Changu Narayan Temple. Usually, tourists and hikers tip guides as an appreciation for their polite and loyal services towards them. So, you may tip the guide as per your satisfaction with their services. The tipping guide is not compulsory. It is not forced by the company and it is solely your decision.

Request by Nepal Adventure Team:

Nepal Adventure Team believes in and practices responsible for tourism. We request each traveler to maintain a clean area. You are also requested to care for flora and fauna you encounter on Sunrise from Nagarkot 1 Day hike via Changu Narayan Temple trail.