Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking is one of the fascinating shortest hiking packages for the short time travelers with trying to move from the busy and crowded life of Kathmandu Valley. Nagarkot is well known for a sunrise and sunset view which is a standout amongst the most famous hill stations. At an elevation of 2,175m and 32 km from Kathmandu City this small hill station gives a marvelous perspective on the northern mountain, sunrise, and dusk.
Whereas, Changunarayan is the oldest temple of Kathmandu Valley dated back to the seventh century and enlisted in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. While you will discover numerous antiquated statues and pulchritude craftsmanship created in the sanctuary.
From Nagarkot we begin our first hike, crossing through the terraced fields, Tamang Village, with ordinary wide-open houses painted with locally found. It is astounding to perceive how the Village along the trail still displays Nepal farmland way of life even though it is so near to capital city. During our trek we can see local people making local wine called "Raksi", arranged by a straightforward procedure of refining by preparing nourishment grains, like maize, millet and wheat. On the initial segment of the climbing we experience culture and way of life of the local individuals.
Second part of the hike is more natural, going through deciduous forersts, a nearby watch to vegetation and fauna. We need to ascend the initial for 20 minutes, and an ordinary level wide open trail (2 hours). The best of all is the Himalayan in the background of these whole trail. At last we reach Changunarayan, an oldest historic temple around in Kathmandu. One can see world applauded perfect works of art of stoned model. Our hiking to Changunarayan-Nagarkot stops here, returning to Kathmandu.
Oldest monuments and architecture around Kathmandu valley (Changunarayan)
Indigenous individuals’ way of life (Tamang Village)
Culture, workmanship and lifestyle style
Flora and fauna
Visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square
Visit to 55-Window palace (Bhaktapur)
You have two options to go for Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking. You can choose either of the options.