Nepal > Hiking > Changu Narayan and Nagarkot

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The temple of Changu Narayan is the oldest temple found till date in Nepal and is dedicate to Lord Vishnu.  It is an impressive temple situated on top of a small hill, which is approximately 16 kms from Kathmandu . The trip can be combined with the  sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur (With extra cost).

An hour of walk or 20 minutes of drive from Bhaktapur takes you to the temple courtyard. The route from Bhaktapur to Changu Narayan and to Nagarkot provides spectacular and interesting views of the country side and the mountains.

Nagarkot is popular for sunrise and sunset views from the Mountains and is one of the most popular hill station. Situated at an altitude of 2100m from the sea level and 32 kms from Kathmandu this small hill station provides spectacular views of the northern mountain and sunrise and sunset from there. Many people prefer top stay overnight there and staying here is a pleasant experience as it is away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

We can also drive from Changu Narayan to Nagarkot (if you wish) or if you are walking and wish to stop walking the journey can be broken at any time and can be undertaken by vehicle.

We start the trip from Kathmandu after breakfast and drive to Bhaktapur and walk or drive further Changu Narayan and hike to Nagarkot where we serve you lunch and drive you back (after sunset in the evening) to Kathmandu.

Or if you wish we can also cover up trip with the sunrise. The only draw back to this option is that you will have to get up early in the morning (at least 2 and half hour before of sunrise so that we reach there on time). But waking up two hours before is worth as the views of the mountain and the sunrise on top are magnificent. After breakfast and sunrise at Nagarkot we hike down to Changu Narayan and from here we drive back to Kathmandu .

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