One of the most popular day hiking trips from the Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot Day Hike take you to high hills of the Kathmandu valley. If you are getting sick of dust, crowd, and pollution in Kathmandu and have one extra day then this trip might be the best choice for all. We can choose the option for this hiking, we can either hike from Nagarkot to Changunaraya (Bhaktapur) or from Changunarayan (Bhaktapur) to Nagarkot and drive back.
We can see the stunning views of the Himalayas, local villages and culture the Newari people traditions, and ancient city Bhaktapur all within a short trip from the bustling city of Kathmandu. Nagarkot is famous for short hiking because from here we can see Mt. Everest, Annapurna ranges, and Ganesh Himal ranges. We start our hike after an hour drive to Changunarayan Temple. Sightseeing around Changunarayan temple, it said to be built in 323 A.D. by King Hari Datta Varma its an oldest temple in the Kathmandu valley. After short sightseeing, we will start walking through the beautiful forest, villages, and beautiful paddy farm. We continue our hike through the forest to Nagarkot, where we enjoy the local cuisine and enjoy the sunset.
This day hike takes approximately 3.5 hours, and we return by private vehicle to Kathmandu.
Nagarkot Height: 2195M