Nagarkot Chagunarayan Hiking

  • Trip Duration 1 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip StyleTour
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About Trip

Our Nagarkot Chagunarayan Hiking is very popular day hiking near Kathmandu valley that gives you amazing mountain views.  The short sweet hike begins at Nagarkot (2195m), a scenic hilltop in the foothills of Nepal’s might Himalayas. Though Nagarkot is just a hop and a skip from Kathmandu, you’ll get surprisingly incredible views of the world’s tallest mountains. From Dhaulagiri (8167m) in the west to Mount Everest (8848m) and Kanchenjunga (8586m) in the east (the 7th, 1st, and 3rd tallest peaks in the world, respectively), you’ll be blown away by the sheer size and beauty of these mountains.

We begin our hike here, passing through quaint villages and verdant forests.  It does not take long to realize that the speed of life here is much different than in Kathmandu.  Not to mention, the pure air of the forests refreshes us.  Continuing on the relaxed hike, we reach Changunarayan Temple, an UNESCO World Heritage site and a revered place for Hindus, who come here to worship Vishnu.  Actually, it is the oldest temple in Kathmandu, believed to be constructed over 1,500 years ago! After we visit the temple, we head back to Kathmandu.

Our Nagarkot Chagunarayan Hike can be doneany time of the year.Even during the winter, the views are just as good, and there are less tourists.  The day hikeis a perfect for all ages.It is truly the best day hike inside the Kathmandu valley and it’s a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the capital city. Come check out our Nagarkot Chagunarayan Hike and experience firsthandthe cultures found in Nepal’shillside, while also being surrounded by stunning views of the highest mountains in the world. Shikhar Adventure arranges the tour with complete management. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information. 

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to Nagarkot and Hiking to Chagunarayan temple and drive back to Kathmandu.

Before breakfast, we begin our journey to Nagarkot to see the best best sunrise view over the Himalaya. After one hour drive we reach to Nagarkot early morning probably best view point near the Kathmandu valley. After taking picturesque picture we will have delicious hot breakfast in Nagarkot and Trek down to the Chagunarayan Temple with beautiful terraced rice field. We explore few time in the temple which is listed in UNESCO World Heritage site and then drive back to your hotel.

Cost Details:

Cost Includes

  • Private transport to and from Chagunarayan.
  • Profetional licenced holder Hiking guide.
  • Delicious hot breakfast in Nagarkot.
  • Local tasty lunch during hiking in the day.
  • All the service charge and government taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Your personal expenses, shopping, etc
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guides and driver
  • Costs from unexpected occurrences (i.e. cancellations, weather problems, damages of property, illness, etc.)


We also arrange:- The above mentioned itinerary is just the guideline of your trip. We also provide the customized itineraries to address your specific requirements. Please contact our expert team to get the perfect Holidays Packages as per your interest and requirement.

Better to know:- Shikhar Adventure is not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will help you manage your inconveniences to the best of our abilities.  Different unexpected situations like political environment, weather condition, natural disasters which are out of our control can affect your trip. This may change or alter on your itineraries. In such cases, our guides or leaders will try to arrange the best alternative itineraries. We will try our best to minimize the effect, but not be responsible for any delayed, changes or inconvenience caused by it.    

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