Nagarkot - Changunarayan Trek

Nagarkot - Changunarayan Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Tea House / Lodge

Grade

Easy

Altitude

2,175

Transportation

Land

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Nagarkot Changunarayan Trek is both a cultural as well as natural excursion. Nagarkot hill station will offer you almost a 360 degree view of the Himalayas, from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga. Wake up early for mesmerizing sunrise view. The visit to Changunarayan temple is filled with historical and cultural experiences. On our way back enjoy the historical and archaeological sites of Sankhu and Bhaktapur.

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Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2175

Drive from Kathmandu to Sankhu takes approximately one hour and trek from Sankhu to Nagarkot takes about three and half hours.

 The most popular walk leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to the temple of Changunarayan with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left. Changunarayan is situated at the end of a long ridge which runs well into the valley. It is said to have been built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma. The temple is richly decorated with sculptures and carvings. It is said to be the oldest temple in the valley. After excursion in and around Changunarayan you board the vehicle to get back to Kathmandu.

What Is Included ?

  •  Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  •  One trekking guide
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in tea houses (lodges) during the trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking poles if required
  •  Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu to Sankhu and Changunarayan to Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Insurance and equipment for the guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.) 

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary) 

Nagarkot - Changunarayan Trek Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

Client Reviews

Alex P

Turkey

30th Jun, 2022

Trekking around Kathmandu   Very good and friendly service. Everything worked well   Address: Istanbul, Turkey


Jean,Leonard and Brayan

Singapore

30th Jun, 2022

Hi Nava,   This is the best trip I have in Nepal.My two boys and I enjoy very much.I managed to complete 3 days trek.Its an achievement to me.      


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