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Nagarkot and Changu Narayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

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    What to Expect
    This hiking trip starts around 7am as your private vehicle leaves Kathmandu and drives to Nagarkot Hill to watch one of the finest dawns over the strong Himalayas. On a crisp morning, you can see the scopes of Gosainkunda, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and the Annapurna Mountains. The sun's beams first start to illuminate the sky, turning the snowcapped tops from dark to pink before the rising sun turns the snow a most splendid white. The scene is totally amazing.

    After, appreciate a healthy lunch around 11am at one of the fine eateries at Nagarkot (included in cost of this trip). Around 12pm, your guide will lead you on the trail toward Changu Narayan. This trail goes through Brahmin and Tamang towns. Watch the general population as they homestead the terraced ranches that hold tight the sides of the slope sitting above the Kathmandu Valley. On sunny mornings, there are incredible perspectives of the Himalayas along this trail.

    The hike is around 3 to 4 hours to get to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Changu Narayan. Here, find a magnificent little Newari town where they make wood and stone carvings throughout hundreds of years. The most established sanctuary in the valley is on the slope in the town. The general population of the town is well disposed and obliging, showing genuine Newari neighborliness.

    Drive back to Kathmandu around 5pm by private vehicle to get dropped off at your hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Your hotel in Kathmandu Valley
    If you are coming from outside of Kathmandu, you will be picked up at Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu (In front of Himalayan Bank)
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Kathmandu Valley
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Lunch
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Changu Narayan
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • In the event of poor weather or bad traffic conditions, tour itinerary is subject to change without notice. No cancellations or refunds will be issued. See voucher for details
    • Please note that there has been significant damage to the temple of the Changu Narayan due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015
    • People joining the tour from outside the Kathmandu valley must come to the departure location.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Highly recommended one day hiking!!!First of all, the owner of the company ,Uttam ,organized everything for the successful trip. Right on time the driver and guide were ready to pick us up from the hotel. We drove to the first destination around 40 min,the driver were so
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    Our guide Krishna and driver Vishal picked us up punctually at 7. We were on our way to Nagarkot shortly with Krishna giving us a lot of information about the area. The view point there was a quick stop as it ended up being a cloudy morning all around. We started hiking down
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    For a lovely scenic view of the Kathmandu Valley, a day hike around Nagarkot accomplishes this. The hike consists of trekking through the rolling 'hills' of the region. According to our guide, Sher, hills are up to 3000 ft. :-) By the way he is an excellent guide, ask for him.
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    By far the best guide we had the whole trip and we had about 3 others. Santosh Poudel knew how to be a good guide and was very informative and respectful, he made it super fun for us. Helped us bargain with locals, brought us to the best food spots around, and even took time out
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    We use Viator a lot but this tour was one of the most disappointing experiences. Starting with the vehicle used, this was below the minimum safety standard any foreigner would expect. I have pictures to show the vehicle had a large cracked windscreen, the side mirrors were held
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