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Nagarkot and Changu Narayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

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    What to Expect
    This hiking trip starts around 7am as your private vehicle leaves Kathmandu and drives to Nagarkot Hill to watch one of the finest dawns over the strong Himalayas. On a crisp morning, you can see the scopes of Gosainkunda, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and the Annapurna Mountains. The sun's beams first start to illuminate the sky, turning the snowcapped tops from dark to pink before the rising sun turns the snow a most splendid white. The scene is totally amazing.

    After, appreciate a healthy lunch around 11am at one of the fine eateries at Nagarkot (included in cost of this trip). Around 12pm, your guide will lead you on the trail toward Changu Narayan. This trail goes through Brahmin and Tamang towns. Watch the general population as they homestead the terraced ranches that hold tight the sides of the slope sitting above the Kathmandu Valley. On sunny mornings, there are incredible perspectives of the Himalayas along this trail.

    The hike is around 3 to 4 hours to get to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Changu Narayan. Here, find a magnificent little Newari town where they make wood and stone carvings throughout hundreds of years. The most established sanctuary in the valley is on the slope in the town. The general population of the town is well disposed and obliging, showing genuine Newari neighborliness.

    Drive back to Kathmandu around 5pm by private vehicle to get dropped off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Tridevi Sadak, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Your hotel in Kathmandu Valley
    Dates: Daily
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    10h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kathmandu Valley
    • Private transportation
    • Lunch
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Changu Narayan
    Exclusions
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • In the event of poor weather or bad traffic conditions, tour itinerary is subject to change without notice. No cancellations or refunds will be issued. See voucher for details
    • Please note that there has been significant damage to the temple of the Changu Narayan due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015
    • People joining the tour from outside the Kathmandu valley must come to the departure location.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Despite hazy weather and a limited view, had a great time on this trek which allowed me to see rural Nepal. Krishna was a wonderful tour guide - knowledgeable, patient, and truly fun to be with. Highly recommend!
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    Response from Uttam P, Front Office Manager at Nagarkot and Changu Narayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu
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    I had a great day doing this. Krishna was so knowledgeable, the scenery was amazing, and the lunch SO good! I highly recommend doing this if you're in Kathmandu for a few days.
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    We started our day early and this was unusual for me, but Krishna i.e Saarthi . He is a gem of a person and this couldnt hve been so much fun without him. Really good to hold conversations and a all time smiling face. He can talk over multiple topics as he holds knowledge in
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    Excellent hike/run with Krishna. Had a great day and would highly recommend him to other TripAdvisor members. Seamless and accommodating to schedule change!
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    Do yourself a favor and get out of Kathmandu for the day and enjoy hiking through quaint villages, seeing beautiful vistas, and breathing clean air. Our guide, Krishna, answered all our many questions about Nepal, and he did a great job of tailoring the hike to our needs. We
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    By: Nepal Highpoint Trekking
    Laurie S
    10
    Nagarkot Hiking Tour
    Despite hazy weather and a limited view, had a great time on this trek which allowed me to see rural Nepal.
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    Carly
    30
    So beautiful and fun!
    I had a great day doing this. Krishna was so knowledgeable, the scenery was amazing, and the lunch SO good! I
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    Greg W
    10
    Kathmandu tour
    The owner Uttam and my guide Krishna are amazing people and executed flawlessly. Uttam also was able to plan the
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    Mayank Singh
    10
    A Day Well Spent
    We started our day early and this was unusual for me, but Krishna i.e Saarthi . He is a gem of a person and this
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    marylove57
    Phuong 8, Vietnam
    30
    new experience
    Loved it! Never done before so a little anxious, then found out most of the others hadn't done it! Guide
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    Sean F
    Hong Kong, China
    20
    Kathmandu Day Hike
    Excellent hike/run with Krishna. Had a great day and would highly recommend him to other TripAdvisor members.
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    Timothy F
    10
    15 min walk to bus, long ride, fun rafting, no cliff jumping, no games, but still a blast.
    I had a great time rafting and with the people I met on the bus. An Israeli, Italian, Chinese, and american made
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    LoveTravel103812
    41
    Excellent Day Hike
    Do yourself a favor and get out of Kathmandu for the day and enjoy hiking through quaint villages, seeing
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    Joanne C
    10
    Village Hiking
    Beautiful day with our local guide, Krishna. Many breathtaking views along with intimate experiences of the local
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    sheila syracuse
    11
    Highly recommend
    For those who want to take a nice hike just outside of Katmandu I recommend Nepal Highpoint Trekking & Expedition,
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