About Changunarayan Nagarkot Day Hiking
Nagarkot Changunarayan day hike will undoubtdely be an excellent hiking day tour on the outskirts of the Kathmandu Valley. Those who have just a day spare in Kathmandu valley and looking for an easy day hiking, Changunarayan- Nagarkot day hiking will be one of the best and rewarding options to get away from hectic and polluted city life and to experience the untouched traditional way of life closer to the valley. Hikers will certainly be amazed to see the uncharred ancient tradition and culture however it is so closer to the valley. And the fabulous Himalayas views will be a memorable. This day hiking suits to the people of all ages.
A scenic drive early in the morning through picturesque fields and villages and through the terraced farmlands leads to Changunarayan , the oldest pagoda style Hindu pilgrimage site in Nepal which is rich in ancient arts and architecture and ancient archaeological objects. During your hike to the accent, you will encounter with majestic views of snow-fed mountain range in the skyline along with the terraced fields and traditional residents of the local people. You will gradually ascend through the terraced fields to the Tamang Village. The traditional thatched houses built up of mud and stone is picturesque to seize in your eyesight and camera as well. The home-grown crops, fruits and vegetables, local products like typical dishes and wines are popular among the tourists here. Besides, the blossoms of flowering plants are another highlighting attraction of this hiking. The trail is easy as you hike gradual ascent and the steps are fairly leveled so as to enhance the luxury of the travelers. It will take about 4 hours to get Nagarkot from Changunarayan and you will spend the night there.
Nagarkot is a top hill station located at the elevation of 2100m. is a popular tourist hub near Kathmandu valley, is famous for magnificent glistening panoramic view of mountain, sunrise and sunset view.
A short but rewarding, Nagarkot hiking will let you taste a complete different flavor of hiking in Nepal. After you have lunch here after the sunrise, you will drive back to Kathmandu.