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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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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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US$60.00
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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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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
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US$95.00
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US$95.00

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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US$98.67

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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US$180.00
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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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US$283.34
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4-Day Kathmandu Valley Trekking Tour Including Bhaktapur

4-Day Kathmandu Valley Trekking Tour Including Bhaktapur

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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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  • 4 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$423.00
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US$423.00
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2 Days in Kathmandu, See sunrise and sunset panorama over Mt. Everest

2 Days in Kathmandu, See sunrise and sunset panorama over Mt. Everest

A beautiful mountain village in Nepal, Nagarkot is famous for its sunrise and sunset views over world highest iconic mountains chain including Mt. Everest. We provide you all wonderful experiences within 2 days while you are in Nepal by organizing this 2 days trip. We drive you around afternoon to Nagarkot from Kathmandu about 1 hour. Drive up to Nagarkot view tower for sunset view during evening. Overnight stay at 3 star categorized mountain resort in Nagarkot. Next morning drive up to view tower for sunrise view, enjoy your breakfast and ready for 4 hour easy hike to the first Hindus temple in Nepal Changu Narayan also listed under UNESCO world heritage sites. Walk through local mountain villages in Nepal, learn a lot about mountains, village life, culture, history, religion and facts about Nepal within one day. Your tour will end after dropping you in your hotel in Kathmandu.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$350.00
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US$350.00
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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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Nagarkot Trekking in Kathmandu Nepal (1 Night / 2 Days)

Nagarkot Trekking in Kathmandu Nepal (1 Night / 2 Days)

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary during this private trekking tour to Nagarkot Hill and the UNESCO-listed Changu Narayan. See the sunrise over Nagarkot Hill, then head for the the village of Changu Narayan to explore and learn about its founding during the Lichhavi Dynasty through your guide's commentary. Booking a private tour means you can hike at your own pace and ask plenty of questions.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$220.00
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US$220.00
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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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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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US$94.00

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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US$76.00
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Nagarkot Sunrise and day hike to Bhaktapur

Nagarkot Sunrise and day hike to Bhaktapur

Nagarkot Sunrise and day hike to Bhaktapur is cultural hike to see two UNESCO World Heritage sites in the Kathmandu valley. Start early to drive to Nagarkot, 2nd highest point in the kathmandu valley to see the sunrise over the himalayas ( weather permitted). After sunrise, breakfast over the mountains and we will start our hike to bhaktapur via Changu narayan temple, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hike itself is 4 hours in itself however if you want, we can make it shorter. The cultural hike passes through the villages, forests before reaching Changu Narayan temple where we can have a lunch. End your day either by spending overnight in Bhaktapur or go back to Kathmandu.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.34
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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 Everest and other world famous highest iconic mountains chain. 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. 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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Sunrise view from Nagarkot and day trek, pick up from Kathmandu

Sunrise view from Nagarkot and day trek, pick up from Kathmandu

Hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan with your own private guide on a 5-hour tour from Kathmandu. Begin with a scenic drive to Nagarkot to reach the trail. While hiking, soak in sweeping views of the Himalayas, Kathmandu, and Bhaktapur, and pass through small villages where you can observe local culture. You'll also visit Changunarayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Includes private guide and transportation, packed lunch and bottled water, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$65.00
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Day Trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Temples of Pashupatinath & Changu Narayan

Day Trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Temples of Pashupatinath & Changu Narayan

Enjoy a more personalized private tour in Kathmandu. See the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Pashupatinath Temple, Changu Narayan Temple & Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Visit famous Hindu Temples and learn history and culture of Hinduism and admire Nepal architectures and arts in medieval times. An experienced English-speaking tour guide makes your day trip flexible and easy.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$165.00
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US$165.00
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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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US$294.67
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Nagarkot Bhaktapur Hike

Nagarkot Bhaktapur Hike

Nagarkot to Changu Narayan temple hiking is a very recommended hiking for those returning back to Kathmandu or Bhaktapur and have a leisure day to do some green escape from Crazy Kathmandu. Highlights: UNESCO World Heritage Site of Changu Narayan Temple, oldest temple in Nepal. Overnight stay at the cultural city of Bhaktapur with lots of temples and courtyards Hike with the lovely views of the kathmandu valley No staircases in this trek Low altitude trek, great for first time trekker Gain wonderful insight into what local life is like in the rural areas of Nepal outside of Kathmandu
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.03
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US$41.03
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Golden triangle (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan) Cities Tour

Golden triangle (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan) Cities Tour

This is a 3 days sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley. Explore rich ancient cultures, ancients temples, Stupas, Vihars, religious shrines, Newari settlements of three nearby medieval Kingdoms, namely Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. Spare yourself the hassle of juggling itineraries, guides, drivers, vehicles, entrance fees. Visit UNESCO listed World Heritage sites which includes Pashupatinath temple, Boudanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Enjoy magnificent Himalayan Mountain view from Nagarkot Hill station. Wonder around Bhaktapur Durbar square where the past still remains alive. Discover Changu Narayan Temple, considered to be the oldest remaining temple in Nepal. Stroll around two ancient towns Bungmati and Kirtipur to observe newari settlements, houses, and their day to day lifestyle. Finally admire Patan the city of fine arts with durbar, vihars, alleys, courtyards.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$305.00
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US$305.00
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Nagarkot Changu Narayan Temple Day Hiking

Nagarkot Changu Narayan Temple Day Hiking

We take a one-hour drive early in the morning to Nagarkot located 32 km east of Kathmandu Valley at an altitude of 2100m. Locals believe it to be one of the best places to watch the morning sun as it caresses Mt. Everest and the ever-soaring Himalayas. We then enjoy an authentic breakfast in the hills of Nagarkot, descend further and pass through beautiful villages with locally-built stone houses painted with ochre. After walking for 3-4 hours, we reach the Changu Narayan Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site, where we are greeted by idols over 1000-years-old. We then end our journey by driving back to Kathmandu.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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US$333.33
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Best of Nagarkot

Best of Nagarkot

This package is ideal for anyone who does not mind up to 2-3 hours very easy hiking. No previous experience of yoga is required and complete beginners are very welcome. Nagarkot is well known as a tourist destination for admiring the views across the panorama of the Himalayas. However here, you are away from the crowds and see another side of life in the Kathmandu Valley. You are welcomed by your host family, and have the chance to get to know their family members and share in their meals and lifestyle. You are shown the local temples and admire the Himalayas from another perspective with your local guide.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$325.34
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Nagarkot Sunrise and Bhaktapur Day Hike (via Changu Narayan Temple)

Nagarkot Sunrise and Bhaktapur Day Hike (via Changu Narayan Temple)

Its not often you can wake up in the morning and get a view of the Himalayas. Our amazing team will pick you up and take you to the top of Nagarkot Hill station so that you can watch the first rays of light stretch across the horizon from the Eastern Himalayas. After the sunrise we will take you for a Nepali style breakfast and if you are at the Nagarkot tower location you can try the local breakfast snacks at the bottom of the hill in you dare :-) We then take you to the starting point of the trek towards the Changu Narayan temple where you can explore the temple grounds before returning to Kathmandu by vehicle.
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  • 9 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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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. See all 70 Changu Narayan tickets and tours on Viator.
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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. See all 70 Changu Narayan tickets and tours on Viator.
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