Nagarkot Changunarayan Hike is fairly easy to walk to the serene hill-station of Nagarkot offering a majestic panorama of the pristine Himalayan peaks and a beautiful sight of sunrise from the viewpoint at Nagarkot. Extending the hike to Changunarayan, a serene hill located nearby Nagarkot which is home to the Changunarayan Temple, exploration of a majestic world heritage site ensues. The hike is a bonanza considering the experience one can accumulate during the unraveling of natural beauty at Nagarkot and religious marvel at Changunarayan.
Nagarkot Changunarayan Hike begins at Kathmandu. The popular hill-station of Nagarkot lies 32km northeast to Kathmandu. The trip begins with an early morning ride to Nagarkot through the green fields and winding roads. You can witness the beautiful sunrise from the local viewpoint at Nagarkot. The vantage point at 2100m will also offer a scenic panorama of the Himalayan ranges including the Mt. Everest (8848m) and others in Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang ranges. After breakfast, you’ll embark on the hike to Changunarayan. The trail from Nagarkot to Changunarayan gradually descends through the lush forested hills, terraced farmlands, and tiny settlements. You’ll also pass through Tamang villages en route. You may encounter traditionally built houses designed with thatched roofs adjoined by a garden and shed for the cattle.
The Himalayan peaks including Ganesh Himal (7422m), Langtang (7227m), Shishapangma (8013m), Gangchempo (6397m), Dorje Lakpa (6996m), and Gaurishankar (7134m) will be visible almost throughout the trail. Changunarayan is one of the oldest temples in Kathmandu valley, believed to have been built in the 5thcentury. The temple is also a UNESCO world heritage site and has been a major Hindu temple for its significance and history. Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons guarantee best weather and mountain visibility.
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