पर्यटन बजार२७ भाद्र २०७६, शुक्रबार मा प्रकाशित
September 14,2019 This hiking route is one of the most popular hiking route around the kathmandu valley. If you have just a day in Kathmandu and looking for an easy adventure activities around the valley. Then this Nagarkot Changunarayan day hiking trip suits best.
Mainly to escape away from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu and to explore the country side at the same time.It is a very beautiful hike to see both culture+nature. The first part of the trail passes through the traditional mountain villages, terraced farmlands with local settlements and the another half way passes through the pine forests with occassional valley views on the south side before the temple premises of Changu Narayan, one of the 7 World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu valley.
It is a 15 kms walk (4 hr) with an altitude drop of around 450 metres and we arrive in a Changu Narayan temple. The entrance fee is Rs. 100 per person (1$) and the temple is well known for its artistic beauty in the wood carving rather than religious one. Changu Narayan Temple is located 6 km from Bhaktapur and every 30 minutes, one local bus to bhaktapur. There are decent restaurants in the temple area for lunch. Nagarkot to ChanguNarayan temple hiking is a very recommended hiking for those returning back to Kathmandu or Bhaktapur and have a leisure day to do some green escape from Crazy Kathmandu.