Sunrise Hike of Nagarkot - Chagunarayan is a 1-day hiking package, it is specially designed for those who desire to experience a nature walk along with a stunning sunrise view.
Sunrise Hike of Nagarkot - Chagunarayan trip starts from your hotel. Early in the morning at around 4 am our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the main viewpoint of Nagarkot hill. Nagarkot hill situated at an elevation of 2,195m, is often recognized as a popular scenic spot in the Bhaktapur district. Nagarkot hill offers a mesmerizing sunrise view over the stunning Himalayan ranges including Annapurna, Ganesh, and Mt. Everest. Nagarkot hill is located 33 km east of Kathmandu approx 2 hours drive from Thamel via private car. Nagarkot hill also offers breathtaking views of the entire Kathmandu valley, Nagarkot village as well as green dense forest. After the outstanding views, we’ll return back to the car parking area, there we can take a typical Nepali breakfast then we’ll drive to Telkot, starting point of the hike.
Sunrise Hike of Nagarkot - Chagunarayan spreads following the trail that goes through the dense forest, small villages, and paddy fields along with stunning mountain views. Nagarkot Changunarayan Hike is very easy, even children can participate as well as senior citizens. As Changu Narayan temple is the oldest temple in Nepal and is listed as a World Heritage Site UNESCO. It is located in Changu village in the Bhaktapur district. This temple was built in 3500 AD by Lichhavi Dynasty in pagoda style. This temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. This temple is made with local varieties and woods with the various arts of gods and goddesses in the pillars of the temple.
Just beside the Changu Narayan temple, there is another important temple called Chinnamasta where people use to sacrifice animals like chickens, ducks, male goats, lambs, and many more when their wishes get fulfilled. The river called Manahara flows beside the hill. There are four entrance gates in Temple and the gates are guarded by life-size pairs of animals such as lions, seraphs, griffins, and elephants on each side of the entrance. According to locals, when you perceive the Changu Narayan temple you can discern the absolute cultural development of the Kathmandu valley. It also offers a magnificent view of stunning snow-capped mountains as well as the entire Kathmandu valley.