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Our Nagarkot Changunarayan day hike is an excellent walking day tour on the outskirts of the Kathmandu valley, Nepal. If you have just a day in Kathmandu and looking for an easy adventure activities like day hike in Kathmandu then this Nagarkot Changunarayan day hiking trip is the best option to escape from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and to explore the country side at the same time. You will be amazed to see just how much the local villages along the trail remain unchanged and still exhibit their traditional countryside lifestyle even though they are so close to the city on your day hike in Kathmandu.
We organize the pick up from your hotel for one hour and Half drive to Nagarkot through the green fields and climb through terraced fields. The drive is scenic with the green valley views and the fabulous Himalayas. Nagarkot is a hill station at 2100 m is a popular destination of its kind to capture the great Himalayan vista of all the glistening snowy peaks and it is where day hike in Kathmandu valley starts for you.
The hiking trail from Nagarkot to Chagunarayan gradually descends through the terraced fields through the ‘Tamang Village.’ The thatched houses, painted are built by with local stone hand – hewn by local craftsmen. These houses are normally 3 storied with a kitchen on the ground floor, a bedroom on the second and a store on the top. A courtyard in front has an adjoining shed for animals. The garden next to the house supplies all the household seasonal vegetables and fruit. Spring brings color to the village with young goat kids and other young animals as well as beautiful bright blossoms everywhere. Local wine making is pretty common through out the year on this day hike in Kathmandu valley.
Drive to Nagarkot from Kathmandu & start hike to Changu Narayan for about 4 hrs. passing along Tamang village. Aferwards, drive back to Kathmandu.