Changu Narayan Tours

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Changu Narayan Temple, located within easy reach of the town of Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley, has a history as a sacred site dating all the way back to the third century AD, though the double roofed temple that stands in honor of the god Vishnu today was erected after a fire in 1702. Some of the statuary contained within the temple date back to the fourth through ninth centuries.

The ancient temple honors Vishnu as Narayana, or the First Being. The wooden roof supports that are visible on the temple’s exterior depict several other deities from the Tantric school, and the stone sculptures surrounding the building depict various other avatars of Vishnu as well as of local kings and queens. The traditional Nepali-style architecture includes intricately gilded windows and four gates, each guarded by a pair of stone animals.

The temple doesn’t draw many visitors, making it a peaceful escape from Kathmandu. Only Hindus are allowed inside the main temple when it's open, but there are plenty of sights to enjoy in the courtyards surrounding the main structure. The path to and from the parking lot is lined with shops selling locally crafted masks and Tibetan thangka paintings.

Please note that there has been some damage to the Changu Narayan Temple due to the earthquakes and subsequent aftershocks in Nepal in late April and early May 2015. Authorities have said they will do all they can to restore historic and cultural sites in Nepal and are assessing the extent of damages.
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Nagarkot and Changu Narayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

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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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

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 hike for about four hours 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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Full Day Nagarkot and Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

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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Nagarkot to Changu Naryan Day Hike from Kathmandu

Enjoy a full-day tour from Kathmandu that includes a stop in Nagarkot, and a hike to World Heritage-listed Changu Narayan Temple. Discover the traditional life of Nepal as you pass through small villages and farmland, and soak in views of the Himalayas (on a clear day) from Nagarkot.
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4-Day Kathmandu Valley Trekking Tour Including Bhaktapur

Explore the Kathmandu Valley with an expert local guide on a rugged 4-day tour that includes three days of trekking. Hike through Shivapuri National Park to the medieval village of Bhaktapur where you have free time to explore. Get an intimate experience of Nepali life while staying at basic yet comfortable teahouses with welcoming hosts. Visit small towns and ancient temples, watch magnificent sunrises, and marvel at the majestic Himalayas. This small-group hiking tour operates with a maximum of 12 people, ensuring personalized attention from your guide.
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Private Hiking Day Trip from Kathmandu to Nagarkot and Changu Narayan

Hiking is a must when in Nepal—and it pays to take a guide. Blow away the cobwebs and soak up Himalayan views on a private hiking trip to scenic Nagarkot. First, drive to Sankhu town and tour Sali Nadi and Bajrayogini temples. Next, hike through jungle, villages, and farmland to Nagarkot and enjoy a Nepalese lunch. Finally, transfer to Telkot and walk to the Changu Narayan Temple above Bhaktapur.
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Private Full-Day Hiking Tour in Nagarkot

Explore serene natural trails with incredible scenery during this private hiking tour that will take you on a away from hustle and bustle. If you have an extra day in Kathmandu, taking part in this hike can be a very rejuvenating experience in Nagarkot.
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9 Nights 10 Days Upper Mustang Overland Tours in Nepal

In this trip one can enjoy cultural city and also capital of Himalayan country Nepal with taste of trekking in high land in the rain shadow area similar to Tibetan land. Mustang was remote and forbidden until 1991. The trek into the kingdom of Mustang is an unforgettable experience, lying behind the main mountain in the rain shadow area. Mustang just out into the plateau, north of Jomsom and Pokhara. In the capital of Lomanthang an old walled town, undisturbed and untouched civilization life goes on as it has for centuries. The numerous Gompas and prayers flags performing their eternal ritual. A trip into Mustang is bound to be one of self-realization inspired by the all-encompassing teaching of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Private Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

Escape the bustle of Kathmandu during this scenic hike up the mountains, which takes you to little-visited areas only accessible by foot. Enjoy unparalleled views of the snow-capped Himalayan range as you pass by picturesque stone villages and terraced gardens. Visit the oldest temple in Kathmandu Valley and get a peek at the famed hilltop resort of Nagarkot. A tasty local lunch is included.
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Nagarkot is famous for its Himalayan Views. From here, we can view stunning views of the Himalayas, and many people visit the area especially to see the sunrise and sunset over this famous mountain range. This is fully dependent on the weather.
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