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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

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Enjoy the beautiful view and sunrise from the best viewpoint of the valley on this Nagarkot Sunrise View one day package which also includes hike towards one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal, Changunarayan. This Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hike to Changunarayan will excite you early in the morning with a mesmerizing view of many glorious peaks of Nepal like Mt. Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Everest, and 8 out of 13 mountain ranges that shines in early sunrise including panoramic view of the valley and Shivpuri National Park. After such a fantastic start early in the morning, hike down to Changunarayan with beautiful nature walk amidst the forest of pine and terraced farms crossing typical and local villages of Tamang and Newar community. At Changunarayan, you will be impressed by the stone and wood carvings and sculptures of Hindu and Tantric deities which will show you the rich and old heritage of Nepal.
  • A sunrise Nagarkot trip with Changu Narayan hike
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the Himalayas, followed by a gentle guided hike
  • Stop along the route to enjoy local Newari delicacies in family-run shops
  • Spend time exploring the UNESCO-listed temple that most visitors miss
What to Expect
After early morning hotel pickup from your hotel, relax on the ride to Nagarkot, where you’ll have a chance to view the world-famous sunrise panorama over the iconic mountain chain.Then, prepare to stretch your legs with a gentle trek through local villages and terraced hillsides. You’ll follow your guide on a smooth, downhill hike to the UNESCO-listed temple of Changu Narayan, a hidden gem that’s often overlooked by visitors. On the way, you’ll pass by red-brick Tamang and Newari homes, getting a slice of local life that most tours miss. You’ll even have the opportunity to stop and sample local delicacies by the tiny, family-run eateries that are scattered en route. Arriving at the temple, you’ll get a one-of-a-kind peek at the local artisans that are keeping stone and wood-carving traditions alive. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels inside ring road including Boudha area, Bhaktapur and Nagarkot area.
Departure Time
4:00 AM
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation (hotel pickup & drop, air conditioned vehicle)
  • Fees (admission, fuel surcharge, parking, entry)
  • Entry/Admission - Nagarkot View point tower
  • Entry/Admission - Changu Narayan
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In the event of poor weather or bad traffic conditions, tour itinerary is subject to change without notice. No cancellations or refunds will be issued. See voucher for details
  • We recommend you bring warm clothing during winter
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • What's App: +977 9851104438
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was good to get out of Kathmandu city. I loved the nature and walking through all of the little villages along the way. That was the best part. Unfortunately my guide either wasn't very knowledgable or didn't want to talk to me as the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Kimberly R
Himalayanplanetadv, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Kimberly, Thank you very much for sharing your experience here. We really wonder why our guide did not speak much and did not provide more information? He is in trekking now and will ask him a reason and if he has weakness to lead...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Guide was awesome, very knowledgeable and friendly. Was a fun day trip out of Kathmandu, really good view of the sunrise over the Himalayas. Would recommend!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Luke C
Himalayanplanetadv, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Luke, Namaste! from team of Himalayan Planet Adventures. Thank you very much for your trust to get this trip and we are glad you enjoyed this trip. Hope you will give an another chance to serve you in Nepal Himalayas.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a few days in Kathmandu and wanted to see something of Nepal while we were there. We were not disappointed, what an amazing day. We were lucky to have Shishir as our guide who is super passionate about his country, knowledgable and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank IanFTTurnock
Himalayanplanetadv, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ian, Thank you very much for taking a service with us and sharing your experience here. We are looking forward to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The trek was incredible and Shishir was very intelligent and good company . I reccomend this trek highly to anyone looking to see another side of Nepal.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank james c
Himalayanplanetadv, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi James, Thank you so much for sharing you experience and booked the trip with us. Looking forward to see you again in Nepal.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant change to the bustle roads of Kathmandu. The early morning drive peaceful on quiet roads to the fantastic vista and sunrise.this was followed by a great breakfast and a wander through rural Nepal.we visited quiet hamlets, both Buddhist and Hindu temples followed...More

Thank cari6767
Himalayanplanetadv, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Carie, Thank you very much for taking our service while you are in Nepal. we are glad to know that you have enjoyed our trip and looking forward to serve you again in this beautiful country. Namaste!

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September 29, 2019|
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Response from LeNaiVentures | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it is a bit expensive for Solo Travellers and they don't usually have group or joiner tours. If you are in Thamel Area you could try and look for some travel agencies or you can also contact the same agent +977 985... More
September 1, 2019|
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Response from kevin l | Reviewed this property |
Hey, sneakers would suffice just fine as the hiking is far from rigorous but there are parts where you must definitely watch your step!
August 8, 2019|
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Response from AnisulHaque | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you should be able to catch the 4:25pm flight after the hike. The suggested time for the hike is 4 hours. Its plenty of time to relax and enjoy the scenic beauty. I would suggest you to go to the airport directly. You... More
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