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The Changu Narayan Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu and is thought to be the oldest temple in Nepal. Parts of it date back to the third century, but most of the structure and its decorations date from between the fourth and 18th centuries. It’s uncrowded, and a nice destination from Bhaktapur.

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Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley

Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley

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Kathmandu’s top sights are spread throughout the sprawling capital, meaning most visitors end up missing key attractions. On this action-packed day tour, you’ll cover all of the region’s UNESCO-listed highlights. Travel in a comfortable private car between locations in the city, with a private guide on-hand to supply information and background. You’ll also enjoy lunch in stunning Bhaktapur and venture to Changu Narayan, the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$175.00
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US$175.00
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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

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Discover Nepal's scenery and culture during a leisurely hiking tour that includes an early morning arrival in Nagarkot for the sunrise. Watch the distant Himalayas catch the morning light, then take a hike to reach Changu Narayan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass through Brahmin, Tamang, and Newari villages along the way, and stop to purchase breakfast and lunch at small restaurants for an authentic local experience. Includes round-trip transport in a private vehicle from Kathmandu.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.00
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Full Day Nagarkot and Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

Full Day Nagarkot and Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

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See the majestic Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, on a full-day tour from Kathmandu to Nagarkot. Hike for four hours downhill among the mountain scenery, visiting villages and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed temple Changu Narayan along the way. If the skies are clear, you can view the Himalayan mountains. Includes guide, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Kathmandu.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$95.00
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US$95.00
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Nagarkot and Changu Narayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

Nagarkot and Changu Narayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

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Swap the colorful chaos of Kathmandu for serene, snow-capped landscapes and pine-scented forests. During this rugged hike from Nagarkot to the UNESCO-listed temple of Changu Narayan, you’ll pass terraced farms and tiny Tamang and Newari villages. Inside the pagoda-style temple, get a peek at Nepal’s oldest stone inscriptions. The tour includes a hearty local lunch, private transport from Kathmandu, and your own all-day guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$98.67
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The most beautiful 1 day experience in Kathmandu, Nepal

The most beautiful 1 day experience in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Start your day early morning, drive up to Nagarkot to catch Sunrise view over world famous mountains. Nagarkot is a beautiful mountain village in Nepal, famous for its sunrise and sunset view over world tallest mountains. You can see Mt. Everest from Nagarkot view point tower on clear weather. You will be guided 4 hour hiking through mountain villages and picturesque hills after breakfast, which gives you plenty of information and photography opportunities. Visit Changu Narayan temple at the end of your hike, A UNESCO- listed historical monument in Kathmandu that many travelers miss.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$90.00
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Seven World Heritage Day Tour in Kathmandu Nepal

Seven World Heritage Day Tour in Kathmandu Nepal

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Visit all seven of the Kathmandu Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 12 hours on this action-packed tour. But, you won’t feel rushed as you’ll travel between each site in a comfortable private vehicle with a knowledgeable local guide. This convenient tour includes popular central sites—such as the Kathmandu Durbar Square and Pashupatinath Temple—as well as lesser-known ones, like Changu Narayan, on the green rural edge of the city.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$180.00
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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking From Kathmandu,Nepal

Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking From Kathmandu,Nepal

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Nagarkot is known as one of the best places around Kathmandu to see sweeping Himalayan vistas. The views are especially impressive at sunrise, and this tour makes it easy to get there in time. After a beautiful start to the day, hike through rural villages and farmland to reach Changu Narayan, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This easy day hike is a great option for travelers who don’t have time for a longer Himalayan trek.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.00
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US$60.00
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Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking

Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking

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Wonderful experience with the view of breathtaking sunrise over world's highest mountain Mt. Everest (8848 Meters) and easy hiking through mountain trail to visit UNESCO world heritage temple from Kathmandu Nepal.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$101.34
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US$101.34
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Private Day Tour in Kathmandu Valley Rim with Bhaktapur Sightseeing

Private Day Tour in Kathmandu Valley Rim with Bhaktapur Sightseeing

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Escape the beaten path and the Kathmandu crowds without so much as touching the wheel on this private door-to-door tour of less-visited spots in the Kathmandu Valley. Start in the medieval city of Bhaktapur, a UNESCO World Heritage site, visit ancient Changu Narayan Temple, see the 143-foot (44-meter) Kailashnath Mahadev statue, and tour the charming riverside town of Panauti.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$99.00
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US$99.00
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Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike

Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike

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Getting to Nagarkot is no easy task, especially in the early morning. But you’ll enjoy a seamless ride to the hilltop village resort on this private sunrise tour. Catch dawn views of the Himalayan change—including Mt. Everest—and feast on a tasty Nepali breakfast. Top it off with a gentle, downhill hike to Chagunarayan, one of the oldest temples in Nepal.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$94.00
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Luxury Holiday Trek in Kathmandu - 3 Days

Luxury Holiday Trek in Kathmandu - 3 Days

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Get epic views of the Himalayas on this short trek from Kathmandu with a private guide. You can move at your own pace and ask plenty of questions as you trek through the UNESCO-listed Changu Narayan, the top of Nagarkot, and the village of Dhulikhel. End up in the sacred village of Namo Buddha to catch your luxury private transportation back to Kathmandu. This easy to moderate trek is suitable for those travelers with a moderate level of physical fitness.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$320.00
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US$320.00
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Nagarkot view tower and hike Changunarayan

Nagarkot view tower and hike Changunarayan

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Nagarkot is one of the best place to stay overnight and feel the revitalized from the hustle and bustle life of Kathmandu. The elevation lies at the 2,195 m above sea level. Nagarkot offers the broad views of the Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley. You can view eight Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from this point. The ranges includes Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range, along with the views of Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park. In this tour, wake up early morning to see the sunrise in Nagarkot view tower and then hike. We drop to the hiking starting point and pick up at Changu Narayan temple. Changu Narayan is one of the oldest temple of Nepal and is renowned as World Heritage Sites. On the way back to Kathmandu, if you want extra activity to sightseeing in Bhaktapur, $15 will be extra charged. This tour will be fully guided tour.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$64.00
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Private Day Hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan with Transfer from Kathmandu

Private Day Hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan with Transfer from Kathmandu

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Embark on a privately guided day hike from the hill station of Nagarkot to reach Changu Narayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Set out early for the 45-minute drive east of the Kathmandu Valley and view the sunrise as it crests over the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest and Annapurna. The moderate 4-hour hike from Nagarkot to the pagoda-style Hindu temple takes you past remote villages. Enjoy an authentic Nepalese lunch before return transport by private vehicle.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.00
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Ramble around Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan Temple and Nagarkot Hillstation

Ramble around Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan Temple and Nagarkot Hillstation

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Explore ancient temples and myths in the valley of gods where Hinduism and Buddhism meet. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square lies 13 km east of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur is the living representation of how the entire Kathmandu Valley would have looked like during the medieval periods. The city is celebrated for its glorious architecture; sky-high temples built in pagoda style, fine clay pottery, and massive royal courtyards dating back to the 12th century. Changu Narayan Temple: This temple is said to be the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal. Built in the two-tiered pagoda style, the main shrine here is guarded on all sides by pairs of real and mythical beasts – elephants, lions, winged lions and ram-horned griffons – and its roof struts feature some amazingly intricate carvings of Tantric deities. Nagarkot, located 32 km east of Kathmandu, is considered one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur District and is known for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas.
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  • 7 hours
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US$100.00
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World Heritage Sites and Wildlife

World Heritage Sites and Wildlife

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World Heritage Sites and Wildlife is a 7 day Kathmandu Chitwan Tour in which we visit total of 8 UNESCO Listed World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur and Chitwan. In this tour we visit many Hindu and Buddhist temples along with beautifully architectured historical palaces of Kings of Kathmanu valley. In Chitwan we visit Chitwan National Park which is popular for its varied species of flora and fauna. Chitwan also is a home to tribal people called Tharus who are the original inhabitants of Chitwan, long before people from other parts of Nepal migrated there. We will watch their cultural dance and interested visitors can join their dance at the end of the program. This is an easy tour suitable for any age group.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,328.00
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US$1,328.00
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Kathmandu Exploration for 4 Days Short Private Tour

Kathmandu Exploration for 4 Days Short Private Tour

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Kathmandu is a city of diversity. Breathtaking newari culture and architecture can make anyone fall in love with Kathmandu. One can observe the 18th centuries of monumental construction skills and traditions. As majority of population belongs to Hindu still there is a harmonious relationship between every Nepali. Here you can see seven heritage sites enlisted in UNESCO, world heritage sites. Like as Pashupatinath Temple, Bouddhanath, Swambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Changunarayan Temple and Patan Durbar square, Besides it you can see number of ancient temples, old carving like as wood window carving , natural greenery, local culture, Kumari the living Goddess and many more. Kathmandu gives an opportunity to explore white silver shining mountains and Himalayas within short distance. Lots of international magazine and trekking agencies also recommend Nepal for visiting at least once in life time to explore its cultural diversity.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$294.67
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Changu Hike & Bhaktapur Day Tour

Changu Hike & Bhaktapur Day Tour

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A good forest hike to the changu narayan temple then drive back to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an open museum most ancient city of Nepal. The whole tour is full of heritage walk. Historic architecture and temples. Lifestyle of the Newars.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$90.67
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Nagarkot sunrise with trip to Changu Narayan Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Nagarkot sunrise with trip to Changu Narayan Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square

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Nagarkot is located 25 miles east of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is on the northeastern rim of the Kathmandu Valley at an elevation of 6,800 feet above sea level. It is the most scenic spots renowned for its sunrise views of the Himalayas. You can see Mount Everest with its snow-topped peaks from an observation tower. The ancient Hindu temple of Changu Narayan is located on a high hilltop that is also known as Changu. This shrine is dedicated to lord Visnu and held in special reverence by the Hindu people. This temple is considered to be the oldest temple in the history of Nepal. Bhaktapur is the living representation of how the entire Kathmandu Valley would have looked like during the medieval periods. Its glorious architecture; sky-high temples built in pagoda style- the stairway to the heaven, fine clay pottery, and massive royal courtyards whose existence date back to the 12th century, where devotees, still, celebrate their pre-historic festivals by equal amount of gusto and passion.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.00
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US$102.00
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3-Day Nagarkot Trek from Kathmandu

3-Day Nagarkot Trek from Kathmandu

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Soak up Himalayan vistas without the risks of high-altitude hiking on this 3-day trek via Nagarkot, known for its panoramic views to Everest. Your private guide arranges everything you need, from porters to paperwork, plus hotel transfers, lodge accommodation, and six hearty meals, leaving you free to enjoy the walk. Come home with timeless pictures of Himalayan sunsets, ancient temples, and scenic hillside villages.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$283.34
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Bhaktapur Heritage City and Nagarkot Viewpoint Tour

Bhaktapur Heritage City and Nagarkot Viewpoint Tour

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World heritage city Bhaktapur tour to explore ancient architecture, history of Nepal and heritage temples. Visit to Nagarkot to view Mt. Everest.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$69.34
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Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Day Hiking from Kathmandu

Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Day Hiking from Kathmandu

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The Kathmandu Valley is steeped both in history as well as incredible Himalayan beauty. A short 1-day hike from Nagarkot Hill to the ancient village of Changu Narayan combines the history as well as the natural beauty of the Himalayas. The Nagarkot to Changu Narayan 1 Day Hike begins at the top of Nagarkot Hill (elev. 2175 m/7,136 ft.) with its panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas. From the summit, begin an easy downhill journey to the ancient village of Changu Narayan with the oldest Hindu temple in the Kathmandu Valley. The entire village has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its cultural and religious significance. The Nagarkot to Changu Narayan ½ Day Hike is an easy walk, ideal for beginners. Yet the hike is well worth anyone doing it because of its incredible scenic beauty of the Himalayas as well as the Kathmandu Valley below.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$60.00
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US$60.00
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Private Full-Day Hiking Tour in Nagarkot

Private Full-Day Hiking Tour in Nagarkot

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If you like the idea of trekking in the snow-capped Himalaya but don’t have the time or ability to go on a multi-day adventure, this single-day hiking trip is a great option. Nagarkot is famous for its views of the mountains, and is easily accessible from Kathmandu. The small town is surrounded by steep farmland in the hills and ethnic minority villages, so you will see and experience a lot along the way.
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  • 6 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$160.00
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US$160.00
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4 Days Hiking tour around Kathmandu valley

4 Days Hiking tour around Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu is the valley surrounded by beautiful traditional villages & green hills. 4 days hiking around Kathmandu valley will take you to the villages like; Sundarijal, Nagarkot, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha & bhaktapur.  This hike is a great option for travellers who don't have much days but wants to explore the city at its fullest. As you'll be able to view some of the majestic scene of mountains, explore the history, culture & tradition of old villages & experience the local life of villagers.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$350.00
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US$350.00
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6 Days-Exclusive Kathmandu Valley Cultural Tour

6 Days-Exclusive Kathmandu Valley Cultural Tour

Prepare for an all cultural experience inside the Kathmandu Valley exploring many religious, historical and cultural landmarks. You will travel to some of the most spectacular destinations bestowed with age-old culture and traditions. Discover traditional architectures, arts and craftsmanship of the valley locals and visit to medieval cities. The tour visits numerous temples, monasteries, stupas, shrines and you will also have a nice opportunity to watch the day to day lives of the people living inside the Kathmandu Valley.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$844.34
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Should I book Changu Narayan tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Changu Narayan can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Changu Narayan 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Changu Narayan costs USD 41.03. Guided Changu Narayan tours start around USD 41.03 per person.
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