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Nagarkot Changu Narayan Day hiking

Nagarkot Changu Narayan Day hiking

Nagarkot Changu Narayan Day hiking 

Nagarkot Changu Narayan Day Hiking visit starts with an hour long travel from Kathmandu to Nagarkot. During Nagarkot visit we pass though terraced fields, pinewood forest and other forests. The drive is splendid with the view of green valley toward one side and Himalayas on the other side. We reach our first destination at the height of 2100m which is a popular travel destination to enjoy the cool climate in green nature. Nagarkot Changu Narayan Day Hiking has a grand prize of amazing view of Himalaya’s panorama of Mt. Everest and Mt. Dhaulagiri in the west during the clear sky in the background of Sunrise and Sunset.

There are several alternatives starting point of Nagarkot Changu Narayan Day Hiking among them is from Changu Narayan and other is from Nagarkot. Each of the routes includes couple of good hours hike through traditional picturesque village encompassing with green nature. Changu Narayan route is a 40 minutes’ drive from Kathmandu which is followed by peaceful hike through the excellent forests, hilly regions and ethnic traditional villages of Nepal. The antique Changu Narayan Temple which is located at the top of the mountain. The second starting point is Nagarkot on the other hand is about 1 and half hrs drive from Kathmandu following with a a simple hiking up to the top of mountain where lies the temple of Changu Narayan through wonderful landscape, pinewood forests, terraced fields and ethnic traditional villages of Nepal. Arranged in the estimated distance of 22km east from Kathmandu valley, Changunarayan is a pagoda-style Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu in his incarnation as Narayan and is one of the most visited temple in Nepal. Changu Narayan is the most important religious sanctuary of Kathmandu in terms of original, religious, social and historical point of view. This religious sanctuary gives such a variety of forms of artistic relics of Lord Vishnu which is said to be of fourth century old. This place is taken in to government ownership as the UNESCO world heritage site of Nepal.

Nagarkot Changu Narayan Day Hiking is a short day hiking region from Kathmandu. While hiking you can experience the village in their regular lifestyle which is too traditional and it is very much far from the civilization despite the fact that this place very much close to city. The primary objective of this hiking is the social experience while the second part is the magnificent pinewood forest foot hills as the trail takes the travelers in to rhododendron woods and other types of forest.

Itinerary Detail

“Ready-Made itinerary presented in website can be operated for individuals, couples and small groups on a private tailor-made basis, starting on a date of your choice. Please contact Trekking Planner to discuss about your tour plan.”

Itinerary ;

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • 08:00 am meet at hotel and drive to Nagarkot (about 1 and half hrs. drive )
  • Explore around Nagarkot
  • Start Hiking around 10:30
  • Hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan
  • Pack Lunch on the way
  • After Hiking pick up from Changu Narayan and drive back to Hotel
  • Stay overnight in Kathmandu

“Trekking Planner will try to keep day-to-day schedule as per the detailed itinerary but there might be some flexibility due to other factors beyond our control. A variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, natural disasters, difficulty with transportation and politics can lead to enforced changes. So, it is not possible to guarantee as per the itinerary. In the case, trip leader will manage it to minimize your inconvenience.”

We wish you have a wonderful time with us!


Cost US Dollar $85.00 per person

Cost Includes:

  • Kathmandu to Nagarkot and Changu Narayan to Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly , English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, Transport and insurance
  • Pack lunch
  • Trekking Planner’s Ti-Shirt, Cap, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.

Cost Excludes:

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • All meals and accommodating in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • Your Personal expenses such as (phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water etc)
  • The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Any other activities
  • Anything not included in service includes column
Useful information

Safe drinking water
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles. We suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found in hotels and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, iPhone etc. Hotels or lodges provide these facilities. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbin and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where a dustbin facility is not available and conserve the environment.

Travel Insurance
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is ta government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.

Equipment List

Suggested Equipment list for Hiking;

  1. Trekking day bag.
  2. Trekking/hiking shoes.
  3. Trekking stick not really necessary.
  4. Sun Hat, cap
  5. Raincoat (depending on season and weather).
  6. Eye/Sun glass
  7. Water bottle.
  8. Camera and batteries.
  9. Sun cream.
Departure Date

To provide you a reasonable price, we need some number of persons into a group to minimize your cost on hotel, transportation and any other alternation in your itinerary. Departure dates available for online booking are as below where price given is per person and international flight is not included. If given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US so that Trekking Planner will happily manage your trip on dates favorable for you.

Trekking Planner also organizes various trips on small groups that can suit for you. We recommend you to reserve a seat for you by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

Trip Overview

  • Total Duration01 day
  • ActivityHiking
  • StartsFrom Kathmandu
  • EndsAt Kathmandu
  • Per Day Walkingabout 5 hrs walk
  • Trip GradeEasy
  • Max. Altitude2100 m
  • MealsPack lunch included
  • Accommodationnot included
  • TransportationPrivate vehicles
  • Best SeasonAround the year
  • Group Size1-15 pax
  • CostUSD 85