Nagarkot sun rise and day hiking
This trip is specially designed for those visitors who are interested to see sun rise and Mt. Everest with many more snowcapped himalaya range combining with nature walking and local villages. Nagarkot is the one of the nearest and popular hills around Kathmandu valley.This package gives an opportunity to explore the combination of terrace, local village through natural path and stunning view and sun rise with himalaya range from Nagarkot . You will be fully entertained your day in Kathmandu.
At an elevation of 2175m. above the sea level 17 kilometer away one of most popular hill situated east from Kathmandu. It is popular for mountain views particularly at sunrise. From this place some mountains above 6000 meters, Annapurna (8091m), Manasalu (8165m), Ganesh Himal (7446m) and Lantang Lirung (7245m) can be seen. Most attraction is to see the Top of the world Mount Everest ( 8848 m.) as the tallest brother standing with other snowcapped high mountains.
Your hiking guide will come to pick you up at 4:30 am in the morning at your hotel and take you to Nagarkot by private vehicle. You will hike to changunarayan temple through local trail passing local houses and terrace. You may see the Bhaktapur Village very near to you and the beautiful Kathmandu Valley at the far distance from Changunarayan temple and the splendid view of the Himalayas on the way. Changunarayan temple is one of the oldest temples in the valley. It is said to have been built by King Hari Dutta in 323 AD. It has listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979. After visiting this temple we have lunch and drive back to Kathmandu.
Facts of the trip
|Trip Duration:||Day hike|
|Minimum Altitude:||1295m./ 4273 ft.|
|Trek Departure:||Every day throughout the week|
|Group Size:||1 person (minimum) to 30 persons (maximum)|
|Best season:||Feb, March, April, May, Sep, Oct & Nov.|
|Available Time:||All months|
|Per day hiking:||3 hours|
Suggested Time schedule
4:30 am: Meet with hiking guide at hotel's lobby and depart to Nagarkot by private vehicle.
5:45 am: Arrive at Nagarkot, Sun rise and stunning view of himalaya ranges with Mt. Everest
6:30 am: Breakfast at Nagarkot
7:30 am : Start hike to Changunarayan temple
10:30 am : Arrive Changunarayan
11:30 am: Visit temple and explore around
12:00 pm : Lunch
1:00 pm : Depart to hotel
2:00 pm: Arrive at hotel
For below services, our price is :
1 person group: $ 90 per person.
2-3 persons group: $ 70 per person.
4-6 persons group: $ 60 per person.
7-12 persons group: $ 50 per person.
13-30 persons or above: $ 40 per person.
Services included :
One professional hiking guide and his all expenses as meals, salary and insurance etc.
Breakfast and Lunch during hiking.
Private vehicle with driver as per mentioned in itinerary.
Entrance fee at Changunarayan temple
VAT and government tax.
Services not included
Tips for guide and driver
You are not required any kind of permits or national park fees in this hiking.
Clothing equipment for Nagarkot sun rise and da hiking
When you select your personal items, keep in mind the number of days you will be hiking, the time of year and the altitude. We advise our clients to bring these items:
- Lightweight hiking boots or sport shoes "walked" them in prior to arrival in Nepal to avoid blisters or sport shoes.
- Light weight pants, shirts
- Long sleeve shirt, if susceptible to sunburn.
- Sun hat - sunburn is severe at rarefied altitudes.
- Vaseline for feet and crutch.
- Water bottle - 2 liters.
- Sunglasses and strap
- Sunscreen, sun bock, sun - tan lotion.
- Small daypack - 25 liters.
- Rain jacket - poncho style to cover backpack during monsoon.
- Warm jacket during winter.
We will arrange breakfast at one of the best restaurant in Nagarkot and delicious lunch at Changunarayan .
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
It is easy level of hike, suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 2-3 hours a day with a light rucksack. As we will get the highest elevation 2175 meter, you won't have to worry about acute mountain sickness ( AMS) though you are preferred an excellent health with average physical fitness then we can accomplish the trek successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Nepal alternative treks before booking the hike.
Nagarkot Sun rise and Day Hiking