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Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
All entrance fees included
Led by a local guide
Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
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.
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kathmandu Valley
Transport by private vehicle
Food and drinks, unless specified
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.
Your hotel in Kathmandu Valley If you are coming from outside of Kathmandu, you will be picked up at Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu (In front of Himalayan Bank)
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time