Nagarkot is one of the nearest and most popular view point for those who does not have enough time to organize long trek, internal and external tourist. It is situated 32 kilometer east from Kathmanu and 1932m high on top of the hill. After driving an hour from Kathmandu valley, you will arrive in Nagarkot which is known as one of the best view point of Himalaya region such as Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Dorjelakpa, Gaurishanker etc. and sunrise/sun set, typical type of villages, Bhaktpur and Kathmandu valley etc. Situated in a strategic location, Nagarkot was an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley built to monitor the external activities of other kingdoms. Later, it became a summer retreat for the royal family before becoming popular as an international hill station.
Nepal Trekking Experts always focus how to succeed our valued customer expectation. No matter how short or long holidays you have, we provide all possible alternatives and let you feel different. Day hike is another best way to explore part of trekking.
The exciting hiking will start gradually downhill through the ridge and offer beautiful views of local villages, life style of people, Bhaktpur, Sankhu and Kathmandu valley too. The villages are quite interesting, typical style which might invite you many click on the way. The hike will also offer some Hindus temples and local tea shop where you can have some break and exchange your experience with local. At the last part the trail lead through the pine forest and some beautiful picnic spots which might be last opportunity to catch panoramic Himalaya vistas.
Ultimately you will arrive in Chagunarayan which is known as one of the UNESCO world heritage site and one of the major shrine of Hindu. The Chagunarayan temple has made in Pagoda Style and stone carving, metal carving and wood carving are making extra fascinating of the Changunarayan. Chagunarayan is known as one of the major god of the Hindu Bishnu Temple. It will take you around 4/5 hrs all together Nagarkot to Changunarayan then drive back to Kathmandu by car.
Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Dorjelakpa, Gaurishanker, Everest Range, Bhaktpur valley, Sankhu, Kathmandu valley, Changunarayan, tipical local houses, sunrise, sun set etc.