Enjoy the majestic day hike in the Kathmandu Valley, now your age is not an obstacle to observing the panoramic views of the Himalayas. Nagarkot hike is a very popular short hiking trail around Kathmandu, nearby the capital city but far from the crowded city dwellers. It is a trail mixed with the nature, culture, and religion of the country, a very popular and easy trail for all age groups.
Nagarkot Hike starts from Changunarayan (1541m/5056ft), a very ancient town of around the 5th century, visiting the temple of Lord Vishnu before the hike will add a blended flavour to the trail.
The temple of Changunarayan listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the very popular for the Vaisnavism sects of Hinduism built in 3rd century in Pagoda architect and one of the finest stone idols from the 5th century of different gods and goddesses can be observed, thus the town has been named after the temple because of its popularity.
This Bhaktapur-Nagarkot hike is a short hike for the sunset view close to Kathmandu will make our day a memorable moment due to its beauty and massif Himalayas around throughout the trail.
After visiting the holy temple we will be entering the village of Tamang settlement, an ethnic group of Nepal and the native of the village with old houses and mainly engaged in agriculture and livestock. As we pass through the village different vegetation and landscape can be seen, daily activities of the people welcoming hospitability will make your hike a memorable one.
Moreover, the magnificent view of the mighty Himalayas and at the distance, Kathmandu valley will pacify our eyes. Passing through the community reserved forest through the trail will help us to encounter the wildlife, different flora, and fauna.
How different ethnic settlement living together and practice their religion is one of the main attractions of this trail, furthermore we will be able to see different temples and Buddhist monuments while hiking. With the panoramic views of the Himalayas and the villages, the trail will finally lead us to Nagarkot (2195m/7201ft) a popular Hill Station, where we can enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayan range including different mountains and the setting of the sun on the far horizon.
After the view of the sunset, we will be driving back to Kathmandu which will be almost an hour and a half drive crossing the foothill and the city finally to the hotel.