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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

  • 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
Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu
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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu
From US$50.00

A mountain village in Nepal, Nagarkot is famous for its sunrise views over the Himalayas. On this tour from Kathmandu, enjoy an early morning panorama over world-renowned peaks before a scenic hike to Changu Narayan. Visit other villages as you make your way through the country’s picturesque hillsides before arriving at the UNESCO-listed temple. A private guide means plenty of personal attention, and hotel pickup makes for a seamless experience.

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.
Reviews (46)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Thanks for a day to connect with nature!

We had a glorious day walking the hills of nagarkot with our guide pankaz. He was cheerful, friendly, knowledgeable, and intelligent. He cared about our comfort and safety. He was punctual but flexible according to the needs of our small group. Highly recommend. The driver...More

Thank smonagan
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Namaste! Thank you so much for letting us organize your trip to view sunrise in Nagarkot and hike to Changu Narayan. We are very happy to know that you had a good time during the trip along with our guide Pankaj. We hope we get...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing sunrise and great hiking experience with guide Madan

I had an opportunity to see beautiful sunrise with the mountains in the background. After deliciouse breakfast in a nice hotel I had an awesome time during hiking. Mostly way was easy to go so I could rest from crowded Kathmandu, admire views, see how...More

Thank Ewa S
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Namaste Ewa! Thank you very much for having us run your trip to Nagarkot. It is a pleasure to know you enjoyed our guide's company and experience life apart from Kathmandu's hustle. We are glad your time was good here. Hope to see you soon...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile
Nagarkot sunrise

Excellent day hike. Too bad we didn't see the sunrise as it was too foggy. But the trek to changunarayan temple was very pleasant. Great views. Pankaj did a great job making the trek seem very easy and enjoyable. Thanks pankaj!!More

Thank 797nerissah
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Namaste Nerissa! Thank you so much for taking up a trip with us. The weather conditions are unforeseen as we all know. We hope you have a better time during your next visit. We are glad you enjoyed the hike to Changu Narayan along with...More

Reviewed October 10, 2018
A lovely morning and WE SAW A TIGER!!!

Had a brilliant morning with my knowledgeable guide Bidur, the communication in the days before about pick up etc was very good and my guide whatsapped me to introduce himself. The most amazing bit came as we were driving up Nagarekot to see the sunrise...More

Thank Matty R
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2018

Namaste Matty! We must admit you were very lucky to have witness a tiger en route to Nagarkot sunrise point. Thank you so much for your words, we really appreciate the time you took to put up your experience into words in Nepal. We are...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018
Beautiful Sunrise and Great Day Hike

I had an amazing trip with my guide, Harry. I got picked up at 4am from my hotel and headed to Nagarkot for the sunrise. Although the sky was a bit cloudy, the sunrise was still an amazing sight. Afterwards, we had a traditional Nepali...More

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Genevieve D
August 8, 2018|
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Response from Bwefar8 | Reviewed this property |
The tour was 6 am until about 2/3 pm
Donata R
July 22, 2018|
Response from NabarajThapa | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for question. Sunrise view may intrupt during the monsoon. It is depends on what the weather look like on your visiting day. Besides the sunrise view, you can experience the 4 hrs hiking to ChanguNarayan... More
July 19, 2018|
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Response from NabarajThapa | Property representative |
We are opposite of KGH. This is easy hiking trail in Nepal and mostly downhill but about 20 minutes you can have uphills too. This is easy hiking routes.