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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Nagarkot to Changunarayan Hike

  • Duration 1 Day
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast and Lunch
  • Activity Hiking
  • Group Size 1 to 20
  • Best Season Whole Year
Highlights
  • The Nagarkot Sunrise Viewpoint is located on the edge of the Kathmandu Valley, which is 32 kilometers from the Valley Center.
  • You will need to leave Kathmandu at the crack of dawn to make the 1.5-hour trip to Nagarkot.
  • Nagarkot, at a height of 2175 meters, offers stunning dawn views in addition to hypnotic White Mountain views.
  • Three hours of hiking through the countryside from Nagarkot will get you to Changunarayan Temple, the oldest temple in the valley and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • One of the Kathmandu Valley's most popular destinations.
  • The quickest and most affordable method of viewing Mount Everest (8848m) and 8 other Nepalese Himalayan peaks from Nagarkot.
  • After taking in the expansive vistas of the Himalayas, go on a relaxing guided trek.
  • You will get the chance to witness an ethnic way of life surrounded by a tranquil, beautiful forest and a calming wind.

During the Nagarkot Sunrise View and Nagarkot to Changunarayan Hike, which involves arriving at Nagarkot early in the morning to see the sunrise, and learn about the geography and culture of Nepal. You will have the ideal opportunity to see the faraway Himalayas come into the early sunlight before beginning a hike to Changu Narayan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the route, you will travel through villages of Brahmins, Tamangs, and Newari, and you will pause to have breakfast and lunch at small restaurants for a really traditional flavor.

Due to its natural splendor, possibilities for trekking, dawn gazing, and bird watching, the Nagarkot Sunrise View and Nagarkot-Changunarayan hike is particularly well-liked. Nagarkot has grown to be a well-liked tourist destination for people of all ages since it is one of the most relaxing escapes from the hustle and bustle of the Kathmandu Valley. You can see the Mahalangur range, Langtang, and Sagarmatha massifs from the peak of the mountain. Residents of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur also use it frequently for picnics. You will be surprised by how little the small towns along the path have altered. It still displays the traditional rural way of life while being so near to the capital.

It takes roughly 1.5 hours to go to the Nagarkot sunrise vantage point, which is located 32 kilometers from Kathmandu. In order to participate in this Nagarkot Sunrise trip, you must get up early and go there before the sun rises. Because of its breathtaking dawn views of the Himalayas, Nagarkot is one of the most well-known destinations in Kathmandu Valley. When the sky is clear, the Himalayas, including Everest, are perfectly visible, and the Indrawati River is also beautifully visible. Once you have seen the sunrise, you will have time for breakfast before making the short hike to the Chagunarayan temple. In the settlement of Changu in Bhaktapur, there is a temple called Changu Narayan devoted to Lord Vishnu, who is revered by Hindus as the holy power that protects creation. King Mandev constructed the temple in the fourth century under the Lichhavi dynasty, making it one of the oldest in existence with a history that spans almost three thousand years. The Chagunarayan temple is a part of Kathmandu, Nepal's, UNESCO-designated cultural heritage. After seeing the Chagunarayan Temple, you may have some time to eat lunch there before we transport you to your hotel to wrap off the sunrise Nagarkot Tour.

We at Green Valley Nepal Treks and Research Hub are pleased to present our well-planned Nagarkot Changunarayan Hike from Kathmandu, which will give you an experience of a lifetime. Booking is now available for 2024 and 2025. Based on your time, budget, and endurance, we are willing to modify this package to meet your requirements. For more questions regarding the Nagarkot Sunrise View from Kathmandu package cost, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Benefits of Nagarkot Sunrise View and Nagarkot-Changunarayan hike Booking with us

  • Medical Kits
  • Green Valley Nepal Trek T-Shirt as a souvenir
  • Free Excess Luggage Storing At Green Valley Nepal Store During The Trek
  • Arrangement of the best hotels at reasonable price
  • Pick up and drop off services from/to your hotel
  • Discounts and Extra services for old customers

What You Can Expect From Nagarkot Sunrise View and Nagarkot-Changunarayan hike from Kathmandu?

  • Enjoy an early-morning view of renowned peaks on the Nagarkot Sunrise Viewpoint Day Trip before beginning a beautiful climb to Changu Narayan.
  • Before reaching the UNESCO-listed temple, pass through quaint towns as you travel over the nation's gorgeous slopes.
  • A professional guide ensures that each visitor receives a great deal of individualized attention, and hassle-free hotel pickup is provided.
  • The enjoyable journey provides stunning mountain views of Langtang, Dhaulagiri in the west passes, and Mt. Everest to Kanchenjunga on the east side of Nagarkot hilltop.
  • You will be able to take in the breathtaking scenery as you make your way to Nagarkot on foot, as well as the lovely, verdant farmlands, woods, and terrain.
  • Discover the culture and traditions of the Nepalese people as well as abundance within the constraints of the small valley.
  • Even in the winter, there are fewer tourists and equally clear vistas. The Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Hike from Kathmandu is a great hike for all ages.
  • It's unquestionably the greatest day trek you can take inside the Kathmandu Valley, and it's the ideal way to get away from the congestion of the city.

Is Nagarkot Sunrise View and Nagarkot-Changunarayan hike trip from Kathmandu Suitable for You?

  • The Kathmandu to Nagarkot Sunrise Day Trip is the perfect option if you have very little amount of time but yet want to go on a day climb close to the Kathmandu Valley.
  • This hike is appropriate for you if you are looking for the quickest and least expensive way to see Mount Everest (8848m) and the other 8 Nepalese Himalayan peaks.
  • If you want to get away from the bustle of the capital city, this is perhaps the greatest day trip you can take inside the Kathmandu valley.
  • This trek is ideal for you if you enjoy observing the dawn and sunset above mountains, rich greenery, and traditional culture.
  • If you appreciate nature, this trek is excellent for individuals of all ages.

Preparation for Nagarkot Sunrise View and Nagarkot-Changunarayan hike

When booking the Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Day Hike, a confirmation email will be sent. The tour schedule is subject to alteration without notice in case of terrible weather or heavy traffic. During the winter, it is advised to pack warm clothing. Infants must sit on laps and wheelchair access is not available on this tour. Travelers who have back issues, heart issues, or any other major medical concerns, as well as pregnant women, should not do this journey. Only your group will take part in this tour because it is private. Don't forget to hydrate properly when trekking in order to prevent dehydration. Travelers are also recommended to be at a moderate physical fitness level.

Nagarkot Sunrise View and Nagarkot-Changunarayan day hike Cost For 2024 And 2025

Nagarkot Sunrise View and Nagarkot-Changunarayan hike cost start from USD 40 per person. 

No. of Pax Booking togetherStarting PriceSEND INQUIRY
1USD 99SEND INQUIRY
2 to 3 USD 55 per personSEND INQUIRY
4 to 5 USD 45 per personSEND INQUIRY
6 to 13USD 40 per personSEND INQUIRY
Day to Day Itinerary
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Our tour guide and driver will take you up from your hotel this morning at approximately 4:30 AM. The Nagarkot vantage point (2174m) is 32 kilometers from Kathmandu and may be reached by driving. You will arrive at Nagarkot after a 1.5-hour journey, where you can enjoy the greatest dawn views of the Himalayan mountain range, which includes Mount Everest, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and many more, in a stunning setting.

You will eat breakfast at a local restaurant after taking in the breathtaking vista and then begin the descent. Your route to Chagunarayan Temple will take you via picturesque typical local villages, paddy fields, and a breathtaking vista of the Kathmandu Valley. Reaching Chagunarayan Temple from Nagarkot will need a 3–4 hour hike. You will have lunch after touring the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then you will drive back to Kathmandu after seeing a little of the surrounding countryside.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • Private vehicle pickup from hotel and drop to your hotel.
    • Local government license holder guide.
    • Nagarkot - Changunarayan VDC entrance fees.
    • Changunarayan temple monuments sightseeing.
    • Salary and allowance for Guide 
    • One Litter of Mineral water per person 
    Cost Excludes
    • All meals such as Coke, Beer, and Mineral water
    • Tips for the guide and driver.
    • Personal hiking gear.
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    Useful Info

    How to reach Nagarkot from Kathmandu?

    • Local Bus from Kathmandu to Nagarkot

    The cheapest method to get to Nagarkot is by taking a local bus from Kathmandu. From Kathmandu's Bhaktapur Bus Stop, which is located to the east of Ratna Park, you may take a public bus to Nagarkot. The entrance fee to Kamalbinayak in Bhaktapur is NPR 25. The Araniko Highway may be followed to get to Kamalbinayak in around 50 minutes. A bus stop for Nagarkot is situated on the Kamalbinayak Pokhari's edge. For NPR 45, you may take a further one-and-a-half-hour trip from Kamal Binayak Pokhari to Nagarkot.

    • Direct Tourist Bus Kathmandu to Nagarkot

    Every day, direct tourist buses depart from tourist bus stops in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur for Nagarkot. A tourist bus costs around NPR 400 per passenger from Nagarkot to Kathmandu. We can reserve a seat on a sightseeing bus to Nagarkot.

    • Kathmandu to Nagarkot Trekking

    The Nagarkot Day Hiking Tours are open to you. The journey may begin in one of three places: Sankhu, Sundarijal, or Changunarayan. One day may be spent hiking to Nagarkot and back to Kathmandu. In Nagarkot, you have a variety of affordable, luxurious, and budget hotels to pick from.

    • Nagarkot Cycling

    Intermediate cyclists can participate in the Nagarkot Biking Tour. The most popular cycling route from Kathmandu to Nagarkot passes through Mulkharka and Chisapani before arriving at the lookout tower.

    • Kathmandu to Nagarkot by Taxi

    The cost of a cab from Kathmandu to Nagarkot is significantly higher. We advise you to use a rental automobile.

    • Car Hire for Nagarkot

    Typically, a rental car for Nagarkot costs USD 30 without a return. If you want the same automobile to wait overnight, you must pay extra.

    Nagarkot to Changunarayan Day Hike from Kathmandu Best Time

    Depending on the season of the year, the weather in Nagarkot varies. Winter weather is bitterly cold, but springtime temperatures are dry and temperate. While autumn is bright and moderate, summer is humid and quite hot. The ideal months to visit the Nagarkot sunrise vantage point are September through early November and March through May. Trekking and other more daring activities are encouraged by the excellent weather. These months provide the clearest vistas and sceneries. Fog and rain clouds throughout the winter and monsoon seasons obstruct the vistas.

    Food or Meal on Nagarkot Sunrise Viewpoint Day Trip

    You can arrange for a packed lunch throughout the hiking program, or we can provide you with breakfast at Nagarkot and lunch when you get to the Chagunarayan Temple.

    Accommodation on Nagarkot to Changunarayan Day Hike

    We at Green Valley Nepal Treks think that accommodations play a significant role in enhancing the whole vacation experience. No lodging is included in this trip's itinerary for Kathmandu. You can ask us to reserve the hotel of your choosing. Please inform us if your plans include a 3 to 5 star luxury hotel. The itinerary can be modified based on your preferences.

    Nagarkot to Changunarayan Day Hike Difficulty

    Kathmandu to Nagarkot Sunrise Day Trip is an easy one-day hike. This journey is suitable for persons of any age group and often entails walking below an altitude of 3000 meters. This trek is best suited for those who have never gone on a trek before but are interested in spending a day hiking on the hill. This level of the trek may be easily completed by anybody with a basic degree of fitness.

    Altitude Sickness and Remedies during Nagarkot to Changunarayan Hike from Kathmandu

    People who hike to an elevation of more than 3000 meters may have to face the problem of altitude sickness, but because Nagarkot Tour from Kathmandu is at a lower level, this condition may not be a significant issue. However, drinking plenty of water to keep hydrated, eating a healthy and balanced diet, getting plenty of rest, and avoiding alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs while on the journey are the best ways to prevent altitude sickness and be safe. Additionally, you should always put your confidence in the guides and keep emergency altitude sickness remedies with you.

    Nagarkot to Changunarayan Day Hike Packing List

    The sort of trip and the time of year affect what to wear. In Kathmandu, the days are typically warm but the evenings are cooler from April to the end of October and from November to the end of March. Summer attire is OK throughout the day, but a light jacket is needed for the evening. Winter lasts from December through February, so pack plenty of winter clothing, such as coats, sweaters, and pants. The Nagarkot to Chagunarayan Temple Hiking is best done in light clothing and comfortable walking shoes. However, bring a lightweight jacket as well because the hilltop may become chilly.

    Nagarkot to Changunarayan Day Hike from Kathmandu Guide and Safety Major

    The security and safety of our clients and employees are our first priority on every trip. While Green Valley Nepal Treks crews carry standard first aid kits on all of our trips, which are easily accessible for both guests and employees, we advise you to bring first aid kits from your own country because Nepalese medicine occasionally does not function correctly. We are in frequent contact with our field office and keep an eye on any governmental or weather-related difficulties that might hinder your journey. Additionally, we offer emergency contact services around-the-clock.

    Nagarkot Sunrise Viewpoint Day Trip Booking Procedure

    Government-approved trek and tour operator company, Green Valley Nepal Treks has been offering these services for over ten years in Nepal. Both the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN) recognize us as members. As a result, you may confidently reserve a Day Trip from Kathmandu to Nagarkot. To reserve a trip, we need a deposit equal to 10% of the total cost. Within a week of making your reservation, please email us copies of essential papers you may have, such as your passport, passport-size photos, travel insurance, and arrival and departure flight information. You may make a payment on our website via bank transfer, western union, or online. You have three payment options when you land in Nepal: cash, bank transfer, and credit card. For your convenience, we will also email you payment information, including the method of payment and the total amount.

    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
    • TripAdvisor

      100% Recommended

      I 100% could not recommend this tour company enough! I took both the Kathmandu city tour and the day trekking sunrise tour in Nagarkot, both were fantastic. Knowledgeable and accommodating guides, great itineraries that allow you to make the most of your time, and beautiful places to visit.

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      Devon MNovember 28, 2022United States
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      Nagarkot Tour reservation with Green Valley Nepal Treks

      I had traveled to Kathmandu for my three-day business meeting with my spouse. We didn't have enough time to travel too far, but we still wanted to go someplace to unwind. We looked up several local locations on Google and made a Nagarkot Tour reservation with Green Valley Nepal Treks. Early in the morning, when we visited Nagarkot, the dawn was breathtaking. I couldn't believe such a breathtaking location existed so close to Kathmandu because of how clear and lovely the mountains looked! The day was spent in and around Shivapuri Park, which was stunning. I will never forget this experience; I am grateful to the GVNT team for this wonderful opportunity!

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      Anisha SyahabOctober 18, 2022Thailand
    FAQs
    • The finest location to observe the Himalayas is near Nagarkot. From here, one can see eight of the Himalayas' thirteen peaks. The ideal time to visit this location is from October to December. Less humidity is present at this hour. People may see the dawn and sunset from here, which are both breathtaking to see.

    • The maximum elevation of Nagarkot Nepal is 2175 meters above sea level.

    • It is renowned for its dawn views of the Himalayas, which include Mount Everest and other peaks in eastern Nepal's Himalayan range. Additionally, Nagarkot provides a bird's-eye perspective of the Kathmandu Valley. Due to its breathtaking scenery, the area is a particularly well-liked tourist hiking path.

    • Nagarkot, a hilltop town, is a well-liked short-getaway location from Kathmandu because it is only 32 kilometers away from the city center. The quickest and easiest method to go is via private transport, which takes 1.5 hours and travels through the foothills of the Himalayas.

    • The three-day Nagarkot Trek is a quick and easy hike close to Kathmandu. This itinerary is intended for hikers in Nepal who are short on time and prefer quick and simple hikes.

    • The entire journey to Nagarkot is quite secure because the route passes through several communities. The bus alternative is less expensive and takes around one and a half hours.

    • The spring months of March and April and the early winter months of October and November are the ideal times to visit Nagarkot. The hills seem quite attractive in the spring when the brightest flowers are in bloom, and the weather is agreeable. These months are ideal for outdoor activities like hiking and paragliding.

    • The distance between Nagarkot and Dhulikhel is 11 km. The road distance is 23.2 km.

    • Nagarkot has a moderate China climate with high precipitation figures during summer. Because of the higher altitude temperatures are slightly lower than in the nearby Kathmandu Valley. Summers are warmest and may feel muggy because of high humidity figures.

    • Nepal's Nagarkot is located 32 kilometers to the east of Kathmandu. It is one of the most picturesque locations in the Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone, and it is located at a height of 2,175 meters.

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