Cultural Tour and Nagarkot Sunrise - 2 days

Cultural Tour and Nagarkot Sunrise - 2 days

The cultural tour and Nagarkot sunrise tour is the best tour to witness Nepal's most beautiful sunrise. You will stand in awe as you see the awe-inspiring beauty of the snow-capped Himalayas from the viewpoint of Nagarkot. Explore 4 prominent UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley and gain insight into the rich culture and tradition of medieval times. Marvel at the ancient craftsmanship on the cultural heritages and immerse in its spiritual vibe.

Your tour starts with a short drive toward Pashupatinath temple. You'll pay homage to this sacred and holiest Hindu temple and drive to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the largest stupas in the world. Next, you will climb up the hilltop Stupa of Swayambhunath and enjoy the view it has to offer. And at last, you will explore Kathmandu Durbar Square, a popular landmark in Kathmandu valley.

Trip Highlights

  • Admire breathtaking Himalayan views from the viewpoint of Nagarkot
  • Walk through a forested trail to the hilltop temple of Changu Narayan
  • Visit Changu Narayan Temple a UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Witness the culture and lifestyle of the Newari and Tamang communities living in Nagarkot and Changunarayan
  • Visit the holiest Hindu temple, Pashupatinath temple.
  • Climb up to the hilltop Buddhist stupa of Swayambhunath and enjoy the stunning view of Kathmandu
  • Soak into the spiritual vibe of Boudhanath Stupa

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple)
Day 2 Nagarkot Sunrise view in the morning, hike to Changunarayan, then drive to Kathmandu

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple)

Pashupatinath Temple Pashupatinath Temple is regarded as the biggest Hindu temple in Nepal

Today you will visit 4 well-known world heritage sites in Kathmandu. Start the trip with a visit to Pashupatinath, which lies around 5 km northeast of Kathmandu. Your next destination is one of the holy Buddhist sites of Nepal, Boudhanath. The biggest stupa in Nepal, Boudhanath, is the center of Tibetan Buddhism. Further, you will visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square and finally conclude the day with a visit to Swayambhunath Stupa atop a hill.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Nagarkot Sunrise view in the morning, hike to Changunarayan, then drive to Kathmandu

Changunarayan Temple Changunarayan Temple - a UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal

You will begin the day with a short drive from your hotel at around 4:30 am to admire mesmerizing sunrise from Nagarkot viewpoint. Nagarkot is a popular hill station in Nepal situated at an altitude of 2,175m. Next, we hike to Changunarayan for about 4-5 hours. The hiking trail passes through Telkot village, inhabited by Tamang and Newari communities. You will reach the hilltop temple of Changunarayan, a UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal. After exploring the ancient temple, you will take a drive from Changunarayan to Kathmandu.

Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

Based on 4 reviews
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Kai Hayes
flagsUnited States of America
May 14, 2022
Cultural Tour
I am back from my cultural tour with Third Rock Adventures. I am writing this review to recommend Third Rock for all trips specially cultural tour in Kathmandu. They assign you a competent and great guide for the tour which is really the best part of this tour.
Matthew Hunt
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 12, 2022
Nepal Cultural Tour
I joined a group for a cultural tour in Kathmandu and specially for the Nagarkot Sunrise tour. The mountain view from Nagarkot was breathtaking. I must say that it competes with Poon Hill. I simply loved the idea of going early in the morning for sunrise view. The cultural sites in Kathmandu are exceptionally marvelous. My guide let me know so much about those sites. I am glad that I did this tour.
Benjamin Elliott
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 11, 2022
Amazing Trip
This trip is underrated for sure. I got to know about this trip when I talked at length with Naba and he suggested me this trip. I just loved this cultural tour. I was back from my volunteering job at Dolpa and wanted to refresh myself with laidback trip and this tour happen to be that for me. I am grateful to my Nepali brother Naba for this wonderful tour. I highly recommend this tour to everyone who loves Nepal.
Lennox Mitchell
flagsUnited Kingdom
Mar 17, 2022
Amazing cultural tour
I loved the tour and want to recommend this tour to everyone.
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