Overview

Nagarkot, Changunarayan and Bhaktapur: 2 Days

Nagarkot, Changunarayan and Bhaktapur

The panorama view from Nagarkot.

32 km away from the capital city of Kathmandu is the attractive hill station of Nagarkot at the elevation of 2195m/7210ft which is another attraction, a popular destination for both locals and international tourists that offers stunning view of Kathmandu valley and the Himalayas. Nagarkot has always been very popular for its phenomenal sunrise and sunset view.
19 km away from the Capital city of Kathmandu exquisitely located among the traditional terraced fields and lush forest of Bhaktapur is the Changu Narayan temple that dates back to as early as 3000 years. It is the historic and the oldest temple found till date in Nepal and is listed as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the living museum of Changu Narayan temple bores the ancient history of the Lichchavi Dynasty.

Next we drive to Bhaktapur, the world heritage site and one among the 3 royal cities of Nepal. Bhaktapur, very popularly known as ‘Nepal’s Cultural Gem’ is an open museum with its majestic monuments, ancient craftsmanship and exceptional edifices cherished for their exquisite artworks. Arriving at Bhaktapur instantaneously drifts everyone back to the ancient era with its primitive ambiance setting. Furthermore, Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas. This living heritage of Bhaktapur gives you the ancient history of the Malla Dynasty and their artistry skill.

Short Itinerary

  • DAY 01: Drive to Nagarkot and overnight stay with the breathtaking sunset view
  • DAY 02: Hike to Changunarayan temple and drive to Bhaktapur - visit the ancient city of Bhaktapur and back to Kathmandu

Important Note

The given itinerary and the time schedule are subject to alteration as per the circumstances under diverse factors such as weather condition, political issues, festivals on major city areas, transportation issues etc. Under the unpredictability of circumstances, for your security concern the tour may likely to delay, reschedule or postpone.

Highlights

⭐ Drive to the most stunning settlement of Nagarkot through several interesting local settlements.
⭐ Explore the oldest temple in the history of Nepal.

Nagarkot Hike:

⭐ Incredible drive through the territory of the Tamangs, the indegenious inhabitants of the Himalayan region of Nepal.
⭐ Observe the very traditional setting with interesting settlements and ancient farming terraces.
⭐ Arriving at Nagarkot, the spectacular hill station with breathtaking views is sensational.
⭐ Enjoy the dramatic sunset view.
⭐ Overnight stay is thrilling.

Changu Narayan Temple (World Heritage Site):

⭐ Enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise view with the incredible Himalayan vista.
⭐ Hike down to Changu Naryan through local settlement is phenomenal.
⭐ Discover the ancient temple of Nepal (the world heritage site) with its fascinating history and the ancient architecture.
⭐ Witness the early skills and craftsmanship.
⭐ Know the history of time-honored mesmerizing idols and inscription.
⭐ Enjoy the accounts and folklore from your city tour guide.

Bhaktapur (World Heritage Site):

⭐ Drive to the world heritage site of Bhaktapur.
⭐ Enjoy the lively activities of the Newars, the dominant tribe of Bhaktapur.
⭐ Witness the early history of the Malla Dynasty and their craftsmanship.
⭐ Be acquainted with intriguing monuments, tempels, palaces and edifices with their antiquity.

Detailed Itinerary

NAGARKOT, CHANGU NARAYAN AND BHAKTAPUR: 2 DAY

32 km away from the capital city of Kathmandu is the attractive hill station of Nagarkot at the elevation of 2195m/7210ft which is another attraction, a popular destination for both locals and international tourists that offers stunning view of Kathmandu valley and the Himalayas. Nagarkot has always been very popular for its phenomenal sunrise and sunset view.

19 km away from the Capital city of Kathmandu exquisitely located among the traditional terraced fields and lush forest of Bhaktapur is the Changu Narayan temple that dates back to as early as 3000 years. It is the historic and the oldest temple found till date in Nepal and is listed as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Dedicated to Lord Vishnu, the living museum of Changu Narayan temple bores the ancient history of the Lichchavi Dyansty.

Next we drive to Bhaktapur, the world heritage site and one among the 3 royal cities of Nepal. Bhaktapur, very popularly known as ‘Nepal’s Cultural Gem’ is an open museum with its majestic monuments, ancient craftsmanship and exceptional edifices cherished for their exquisite artworks. Arriving at Bhaktapur instantaneously drifts everyone back to the ancient era with its primitive ambiance setting. Furthermore, Bhaktapur is surrounded by mountains and provides a magnificent view of the Himalayas. This living heritage of Bhaktapur gives you the ancient history of the Malla Dynasty and their artistry skill.

⭐ Drive to the most stunning settlement of Nagarkot through several interesting local settlements.
⭐ Explore the oldest temple in the history of Nepal.

Nagarkot Drive:

⭐ Incredible drive through the territory of the Tamangs, the indigenous inhabitants of the Himalayan region of Nepal.
⭐ Observe the very traditional setting with interesting settlements and ancient farming terraces.
⭐ Arriving at Nagarkot, the spectacular hill station with breathtaking views is sensational.
⭐ Enjoy the dramatic sunset view.
⭐ Overnight stay is thrilling.

Hike to Changunarayan temple (world Heritage site):

⭐ Enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise view with the incredible Himalayan vista.
⭐ Hike down to Changu Naryan through local settlement is phenomenal.
⭐ Discover the ancient temple of Nepal (the world heritage site) with its fascinating history and the ancient architecture.
⭐ Witness the early skills and craftsmanship.
⭐ Know the history of time-honored mesmerizing idols and inscription.
⭐ Enjoy the accounts and folklore from your city tour guide.

Drive to the ancient city of Bhaktapur (world Heritage site):

⭐ Drive to the world heritage site of Bhaktapur.
⭐ Enjoy the lively activities of the Newars, the dominant tribe of Bhaktapur.
⭐ Witness the early history of the Malla Dynasty and their craftsmanship.
⭐ Be acquainted with intriguing monuments, temples, palaces and edifices with their antiquity.

Dates & Cost

Inclusive

Cost Includes

✅ Transportation
✅ Nagarkot Hotel Accommodation on Bed / Breakfast basis.
✅ City Tour Guide
✅ All entrance fee

Cost Excludes

❌ International flights
❌ Food and drink
❌ Tips