Kathmandu - Nagarkot Sunrise and Hiking tour with sightseeing in UNESCO heritage sits combines the cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with Nagarkot sunrise and a day hike to Changunarayan temple. This short 4-day tour can be the best excursion tour while you have a limited time frame in Nepal.
You’ll begin this tour with cultural sightseeing of Kathmandu valley. Explore 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple) that reflect the epic ancient art and culture of Kathmandu valley. The next day you’ll take an early morning drive to Nagarkot to witness alluring sunrise and awe-inspiring Himalayan panoramas. Likewise, you’ll hike down to Changu Narayan temple. This oldest temple will amaze you with its ancient architecture and fine arts dating back to the 5th century. After exploring the temple, you’ll transfer back to Kathmandu.
The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.
Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.
|Day 1||Arrival in Kathmandu|
|Day 2||Kathmandu City Tour -Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath temple|
|Day 3||Morning Sunrise from Nagarkot and Hiking tour (Changu Narayan or Dhulikhel)|
|Day 4||Departure from Kathmandu|
Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, a representative from Third Rock Adventures will welcome you. After completing airport formalities, you’ll drive to the heart of the capital city Thamel. Once you reach the hotel, you’ll get some to freshen up.
After resting for a while, you’ll attend a small trip meeting at our head office. Your tour guide will briefly explain the Kathmandu - Nagarkot Sunrise and Hiking tour itinerary. If you have any doubts, you can put them here. Later in the evening, you can explore the popular tourist hub of Thamel.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Today, you’ll explore the Kathmandu Valley and visit UNESCO world heritage sites that hold the historical and cultural significance of the capital city from ancient times. Kathmandu is a beautiful capital city that blends cultural richness with crazy modern aspects.
You’ll begin the Kathmandu city tour with the Kathmandu Durbar Square visit at Basantapur. Within the inner complex of Durbar Square is an Old Royal Palace that has been turned into a museum referred to as the Hanuman Dhokha Palace. The outer complex consists of several ancient temples built in the Newari architectural style, including Jagannath, Mahendreswara, Shiva Parvati, Taleju, Kal Bhairav temple, Kumari Ghar (a house of only living Goddess of Kumari), etc.
Next, you will go to the awe-inspiring Boudhanath Stupa, a sacred pilgrimage site for Tibetan Buddhists. In Boudha’s streets, you can explore Tibetan food, beautiful Buddhist monasteries, and traditional Thanka paintings. Finally, you’ll visit the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath temple for evening aarti or Swayambhunath temple (also called as Monkey temple) for the panoramic sunset over the valley, hills, and mountains.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu.
Early morning, your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. After that, you’ll head towards Nagarkot for the glorious sunrise. It’ll take around an hour drive to reach Nagarkot. You’ll get stunned by the majestic sunrise view over the ranges of the Himalayas. After watching the early sunrise and creating a lifetime memory, you’ll start a day hike to Changunarayan temple.
At first, you’ll walk downhill to Telkot (Bhaktapur) for an hour. Then the trail goes through picturesque, terraced fields of seasonal plants. Then after a couple of hours, you’ll reach Changu Narayan temple, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a two-story pagoda-style temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu and surrounded by ancient carvings and statues. After completing your hiking tour, you’ll get back to Kathmandu. Get refreshed and explore the Thamel area.
Overnight stay in Kathmandu
Note: There is an option for a day hike to Dhulikhel through green forests and lush vegetation. You’ll also get stunning views of the Himalayas. You can end this easy hike at Nala or Banepa, which makes it 1 hour shorter. So, this short hiking trail is wonderful for catching unique landscapes, mountain views, and village life. You can consult with the tour guide. He will set the best itinerary based on your preferences.
After breakfast, a representative from Third Rock Adventures will drop you at Kathmandu International Airport three hours before your departure flight. Besides, if you want to extend your vacation, we offer many trekking and tour pancakes. WhatsApp or contact us to find out the best adventures around you!