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.
Private Nagrkot sunrise and hiking tour, from Kathmandu
View the Himalayas in first light of day from Nagarkot
Follow your guide on an easy hike that is mostly downhill
Visit Changu Narayan Temple, a World Heritage Site
Stop at locally owned restaurants in small villages
Start your day with early morning pickup at your hotel in Kathmandu, departing the city while the sky is still dark. Your private vehicle follows the 27-mile (42-km) road to Nagarkot Hill where you get the chance to watch the sun rise over the mighty Himalayas. On a clear day, you can see Gosainkunda, Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and the Annapurna Mountains. Stop at a restaurant in Nagarkot for breakfast (own expense), then follow your guide along the trail to Changu Narayan, a route that passes through Brahmin and Tamang villages with terraced farms on hillsides that overlook Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayas. The trek is mostly downhill, offering an easy hike that is suitable for most people. Hike for as long as four hours to reach Changu Narayan Temple, one of the least–visited of Nepal's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Artisans in the Newari village create wood and stone carvings. Have the option to try Newari dishes for lunch (own expense) and experience the hospitality of the local people. After lunch, a private vehicle returns you to your Kathmandu hotel where your tour ends.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Apr 2019
The guide, Cecil, was very nice and knows a lot! Unfortunately the weather was cloudy, so we could not see the sunrise. The trek afterwards however did compensate this completely. We had the chance to see some of the real life in Nepal, after our 4 day Global Health Conference. I recommend all people who have only one day to book this trip! Maybe you never come back to Nepal! Probably you want to see more after this trip ;-)
We had an excellent time with our tourguide Phangaj. He ensured he knew were to pick us up from the day before our trip and he had great communication via mobile. This is a highly recommended day trip.
This tour was fantastic! We had such a great time and Harry our tour guide was lovely. It was a private tour with Just the two of us and Harry, and we got to see a beautiful sunrise and then walk through many villages to reach the beautiful temple. Would definitely recommend!!
Had an amazing experience with a beautiful sunrise. Things went perfectly smoothly and our guide Pankaj was knowledgeable and very helpful, would definitely recommend asking for him when booking this tour.
The sunrise view was very beautiful. We also enjoyed the buffet breakfast which was an additional NPR1,250 per person. The hike was nice for us, and we walked a total of about 13km. The first part of the walk was through villages where you get a glimpse of local life, while the second part of the walk was through quiet forests. The pick-up and drop-off from the hotel was fuss-free. The local Nepalese guide was also friendly and able to answer our questions on life in Nepal. Overall, we enjoyed our day hiking tour.
Very interesting walk through the small villages - fascinating to see how people live in the country side. Lots of wildlife too - especially exotic birds. Unfortunately it was misty on the day so no views of the mountains - but still very enjoyable.
The sunrise spot was lovely, but the weather was a bit too foggy to see anything. The day hiking in the valley was wonderful and i would recommend it. We were able to walk through local villages and see some wonderful views