Sankhu, Nagarkot, and Changunarayan 2-day hike is one of the best hikes on the outskirts of Kathmandu. Nagarkot sits atop a verdant hill framed by an endless chain of rolling green hills and towering peaks. Nagarkot is famous for its spectacular sunrise and panoramic Himalayan views. Nestled in a wooded hill lies Changu Narayan Temple, one of the most ancient Hindu temples in the world and a UNESCO world heritage site in Nepal. Sankhu is a beautiful Newari town and is home to Bajrayogini temple.
The trip begins with a short drive to Sankhu and an amazing hike to Nagarkot. This hike will reward you with breathtaking views of the Himalayas from the viewpoint of Nagarkot. On clear days one can even catch a glimpse of the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest. The next day, you'll wake up early in the morning, at 4 am, to admire the mesmerizing sunrise view from Nagarkot viewpoint. Later, enjoy a beautiful hike to Changunarayan and drive 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||Drive to Sakhu and hike to Nagarkot|
|Day 2||Morning sunrise view, then hike to Changunarayan, then drive to Kathmandu.|
Today, we will start the day with a short drive to Sankhu, an ancient Newari town, and start the hike to Nagarkot. The walk from Sankhu to Nagarkot is short yet rewarding. The trail is easy and entails a gradual climb after an hour of hiking. Make sure to take breaks and drink water. Enjoy walking on the tree-lined single track; after some time, you will reach your destination for the day.
Overnight in Nagarkot
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.