Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking - 1 Day

Trek Route Summary

Easy to Moderate
Gentle to Moderate
Maximum elevation:
Group size:
min 1 and max 10
Starts from:
Ends in:
Kathmandu, Nepal
Hiking, Sight-seeing

Trip Overview

Nagarkot, a transforming hilly village is situated 32 km east of Kathmandu. It is the viewpoint of many mountains such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shanker, and even Everest. People visit Nagarkot for different purposes. Some go for viewing the first rays of the sun in the mountain ranges, some to celebrate the weekend, some for a picnic, and others for hiking as well. Moreover, we can see Shivapuri- Nagarjun National Park and Kathmandu valley clearly from this amazing place.

After enjoying the panoramic view of radiant mountains, we start our hiking downwards for Changunarayan. After hiking down at around 1:30 hours, we reach a place named Telkot.  From Telkot, we hike upward for 25 minutes through the forest. Further walking around 20 minutes, we reach Trisul Danda, our lunch place. As we are hiking in the village, we don’t find standard hotels but we get fresh Nepalese traditional food and some MO: MO as well. Further walking at around 45 minutes, we reach Changunarayan Village, an ancient transforming village having Changunarayan Temple, one of the UNESCO Heritage Sites. As we visit Changunarayan, head towards Kathmandu by Private/ Tourist vehicle.  

Why this hiking?

Several reasons are combined for this hiking. Hikers enjoy a glorious panoramic view of the Himalayas such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shanker, and even Everest ranges as well. The trail leads through typical Nepali villages with a diversity of ethnic groups and cultures. Hikers get fresh air as they hike through the pine forest. Those hikers who have only a day in Kathmandu can also afford this hike.  At the end of hiking Changunarayan Temple awaits us. It is a shrine for both Hindus as well as Buddhists. It is a historical place and has architectural significance.   

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Nagarkot, located 32 km east of Kathmandu and is one of the most scenic spots of the Bhaktapur district. It is at an elevation of 2,195 meters from sea level.  It is famous for the viewpoint of sunrise and has panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. It also offers panoramic views of Shivapuri National Park and Kathmandu Valley.

Among many options, most of the tourists visit Nagarkot for Hiking and to see a sunrise upon Mountain ranges. It also offers many standard hotels where tourists can be refreshed by viewing mountain ranges.


Changunarayan Temple, one of the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Valley is situated 12 km east of Kathmandu and 4 km north of Bhaktapur city. It is considered the oldest Vishnu Temple and has historical and beautiful structures. We can find the main temple decorated with beautiful carvings. The main attractions of Changunarayan are Historical pillar, Statue of Garuda, Statue of Bhupalendra Malla, and his queen BhuwanLakshmi, Chanda Narayan (Garuda Narayan), Sridhar Vishnu, Vaikuntha Vishnu, Chhinnamasta Devi’s Temple, Vishworupa, Vishnu Vikrant, Narasimha, Kileshwor Mahadev’s temple and so on.

Itinerary Overview

7:00 Drive to Nagarkot in Private Vehicle/ Tourist Bus

9: 00 Nagarkot Highpoint

9:30 Strat Hiking from Nagarkot Police Station

11:00 Telkot

12:00 Lunch place

1:00 Start Hiking after Lunch

2: 00 Channgunarayan Temple

2:30 Drive to Kathmandu

3:30 Kathmandu Hotel (if no heavy traffic on the way)

Price Includes

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide.
  • Transfer from hotel to Nagarkot with private vehicle
  • Entrance fees at Nagarkot and Changunarayan
  • Lunch (lunch at local lodge)
  • Pickup from Changunarayan with private vehicle
  • 3 Bottle of mineral water per person
  • All fees and taxes

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses
  • Breakfast at Nagarkot (if you have not breakfast at your hotel)

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