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Changu Narayan – Nagarkot/ Hotel
This is a 1 night 2 day trip and starts from Kathmandu or from your location. It is available in joining basis and our minimum requirement is 2 people.
In the morning (about 7am) we reach at your location for pick you up. Then along the Araniko Highway we drive to Sallaghari before heading north to the temple area. We pass several interesting scenes as well as spots at morning tranquil. When you want to take photo or make a short visit, just ask the drive to stop. I am sure all the other companions have same interest.
Changu Narayan temple: the temple is located at atop of a hill in Bhaktapur district is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is one of the most ancient temple complexes in Nepal as it houses the inscription of Mandeva, the first historical King of Nepal. The temple, believed to have been constructed in the third century, is adorned by some of the best samples of stone, wood and metal craft. There are many statues and inscription in the temple area that culturally and archaeologically very important.
After the temple visit, the guide will lead the group along the country side trail which surely will have various interesting things to see and take photos. We pass an interesting section of village, a pleasant meadow with nice views of the Himalayan peaks and nice stretch of forests until we reach Telkot. From here to Nagarkot takes another an hour and quarter.
Upon reaching at Nagarkot, hotel check – in and have lunch later. Then stroll around or hike to View Point. The trail to the View Point is very interesting and has several amazing views. Walking in the fresh air, this is a lovely activity to do. The Viewpoint has excellent views of the snow mountains including the Mt. Everest.
Sunrise walk – Kathmandu/your hotel or home
Early morning walk to the rooftop or assigned Viewpoint for Sunrise scenery. The rising sun hit with its ray to the snow mountain turning them reddish. Photographers love this effect! Spend time as you like before going to breakfast table. Enjoy breakfast leisurely and around 9 or 9:30 get ready to walk back to Kathmandu. Today, we use different route. This also has amazing views, unique scenery of countryside and even today’s trail pass one of the oldest settlements of Kathmandu valley ie in Sankhu. From Nagarkot, it’s 3hrs walking along with mixed bag type of trails. At Sankhu park our pick up vehicle is ready to drive us back to Kathmandu (your hotel or home).
Drop off at Thamel if you want is also possible.
- 2 days complete guided tour,
- Transfer to Changu Narayan temple (area) by privately reserved vehicle depending the number of people in the team.
- Pick up from Sankhu to Kathmandu (by suitable vehicle),
- Pick up and disposal of the group within Thamel or nearby proximity,
- 3-4 star deluxe hotel in Nagarkot for a night stay with breakfast including (twin sharing),
- Changu Narayan temple entrance ticket,
- Nagarkot entrance permit,
- Lunch and dinner,
- Any personal expenses,
- If pick up or disposal far from Thamel area or outside of Ring Road,
- Porters if any,
- Tips or loyalties to your guide or driver or anyone,
- Anything that is not mentioned above,