Nagarkot hiking (One day program)

You can spend your time amidst the natural surroundings of Nagarkot. This will offer you panoramic views of Himalayas. In the clear weather the Himalaya range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitor with its awe inspiring majesty and beauty. The village of Nagarkot is on the edge of the valley and offers superb views of the mountains as well as Kathmandu valley.

Early in the morning, you drive from Kathmandu to Sankhu which takes approximately one hour. Now you hike from Sankhu to Nagarkot and it takes about three and half hours.

At Nagarkot, you enjoy delicious lunch. Rest of the hiking goes from Nagarkot to Changunarayan and it takes about three hours. The most popular walk leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to the temple of Changunarayan-with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left. Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the valley, it is said to have been built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma. The temple, famous for its architecture is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. It is said to be the oldest temple in the valley. After excursion in and around Changunarayan you board the vehicle to get back to Kathmandu which takes one and half hours.

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