During Nagarkot visit, we pass through terraced fields, pinewood forest, and other forests. The drive is splendid with the view of the 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 an 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 is 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 the 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 the 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 a half hrs drive from Kathmandu following with a simple hiking up to the top of the mountain where lies the temple of Changu Narayan through a 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 temples 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 the fourth century old. This place is taken into 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 a city. The primary objective of this hiking is the social experience while the second part is the magnificent pinewood forest foothills as the trail takes the travelers into rhododendron woods and other types of forest.