Start your day with an amazing sunrise over the Kathmandu valley, before hiking through a dense forest hill, leading you to traditional villages and monasteries. End the day in Bakhtapur, one of the most popular UNESCO heritage site of Nepal.
Nagarkot is a world famous hill station commanding breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys, lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere. Considered as the best viewpoint spot to enjoy the magnificent sunrise and sunset with spectacular Himalayan vistas, Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the snow capped Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley (8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here). The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range with splendid views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri national park.
Nagarkot is 32 KM away from Kathmandu or one hour scenic drive away. The walk is mostly downhill and offers grand views of the mountains, hills, villages, temples and Kathmandu valley. The trail is wide and easy to walk on as long as one is geared with hiking shoes. In totality, the trip introduces Nepals natural and cultural heritages. It is an ideal trip for those with limited time but wish to get a taste of trekking in Nepal. The hike from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur (Ancient town) via Changu Narayan is pleasant.
Changunarayan is the oldest Temple of Kathamndu valley dated back to 7th century and listed in the UNESCO world Heritage sites. The hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan takes about 4 to 5 hrs. From Changu Narayan one can catch a bus to Bhaktapur or hike to downhill Shankhu village than drive back to Kathmandu. High Himalayan Trekking organizes a private day hiking trip to our clients anytime throughout the year.
All our trips are tailor made trips with personalized services. Please let us know the number of participants in your group, your choice of hotels and amendments in our itinerary, if any, so that we can quote you the price.
Duration: 1 Day
Price: $55 USD
Destination: Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan, Nagarkot
Average Hiking: 5-6 hrs/day
Program Type: Guided Day Hike,
Starting Point: kathmandu
Ending Point: Kathmandu
Min. Altitude: 1,350m
Max. Altitude: 2,140m
Geography: Countryside, Forests, Mid hills, Towns, villages
Min. Group Size: 1
Special Interest: Children tour, Culture, Environmental education, Ethnic People, Family travel, Hiking, History, Lifestyle, Luxury Tourism, Nature cruises, Photography, Spirituality, senior tours, single tour, villages, history, exploration
Day 01 :Early morning 1.5 hrs drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot (2,195m), have breakfast at Nagarkot and hiking start to Bhaktapur or Shankhu via Changu Narayan temple - 6 hrs
If above trip itinerary that doesn't suit to your holiday schedule or you wish to modify the itinerary or combines with any travel plans, then please let us know and we'll be happy to create a tailor made itinerary, designed especially for you.
We can organize this activity anytime. However, going during 1 is disrecommended. You can also join another group for the following fixed departure dates:
|StartStart date||EndEnd date||Price||Status|
|01 December 201701.12.2017||01 December 201701.12.2017||$55 USD||Book|
|09 December 201709.12.2017||09 December 201709.12.2017||$55 USD||Book|
|10 December 201710.12.2017||10 December 201710.12.2017||$55 USD||Book|
|18 December 201718.12.2017||18 December 201718.12.2017||$55 USD||Book|
|26 December 201726.12.2017||26 December 201726.12.2017||$55 USD||Book|
|03 January 201803.01.2018||03 January 201803.01.2018||$55 USD $47 USD||Book|
|11 January 201811.01.2018||11 January 201811.01.2018||$55 USD $47 USD||Book|
|19 January 201819.01.2018||19 January 201819.01.2018||$55 USD $47 USD||Book|
Travel Insurance is highly recommended for all of our clients who are travelling to Nepal in the near future. Before you buy Travel Insurance for Nepal, you should make sure that the Insurance policy covers the cost of a rescue helicopter from mountainous or remote regions of the country and covers all extreme activities for your trip such as rafting, expedition, trekking, canyoning etc. If you fall ill or have an accident during your trip in Nepal, the cost can become exorbitant if you lack travel insurance.
Many insurance companies from all over the world are providing travel insurance services at a reasonable cost and if you are travlling in a group, you may be able to get further discounts.
Finally, please always have a printed copy of your insurance policy handy while travelling in Nepal and also, save an e-copy online. If you need more information about travel insurance, please feel free to contact us.
Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.
You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and one passport sized photo with a light background.
Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:
You may pay in Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.
Tourist visa extension facility:
No visa required for:
Dos and Donts:
Should you have any question regarding visas, please contact us.
Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley like Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bauddhanath, Swayambhunath and Changu Narayan Temple. Entrance fees must be paid before touring Lumbini Gardens, the sanctuary of the Mayadevi Temple, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Rupandehi. Entrance fees must be paid before touring the Central Zoo in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, and museums in Kathmandu Valley. Entrance fees must also be paid before touring local museums in different parts of Nepal.
|Narayanhiti Durbar Museum||Rs. 500||Rs. 250||Rs. 100|
|Kathmandu Durbar square||Rs. 750||Rs. 150||free|
|National Museum Chhauni||Rs. 200||Rs. 25||Rs. 20|
|Patan Durbar Square||Rs. 500||Rs. 100||free|
|Patan Museum||Rs. 250||Rs. 25||Rs. 10|
|Patan Golden Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 20||free|
|Mahabouddha Temple||Rs. 50||Rs. 30||free|
|Bhaktapur Durbar Square||Rs. 1,500||Rs. 500||free|
|National Art Museum, Bhaktapur||Rs. 100||Rs. 50||Rs. 20|
|Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple)||Rs. 200||Rs. 50||free|
|Bouddhanath Stupa||Rs. 250||Rs. 150||free|
|Pashupatinath Temple||Rs. 1,000||Rs. 1,000||free|
|Changu Narayan Temple||Rs. 100||Rs. 25||free|
|Ethnographic Museum, NTB||Rs. 200||Rs. 100||Rs. 30|
You should make an appointment to get a check-up with your family doctor and dentist before embarking on your trip. Below is a quick list of frequently needed immunizations. This is only a basic guide and we strongly recommend that you follow the advice given by your doctor.
Given enough notice, your doctor or local health clinic should be able to administer all the above. Two excellent sources of up to date medical advice are: The CIWEC CLINC in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Equipment list for day tours
Usually you should need these things while you are in Nepal with you for a cultural day tours, day hiking or short village tours around Kathmandu or Pokhara.