Hiking is the best way to explore countryside Nepalese villages, people and their lifestyle. Walk on the hiking trail for a day to see the heritage, villages with excellent mountain and landscape views. Explore the two UNESCO sites of Bhaktapur and Chagu.
What to Expect
Enjoy 7 hours hiking activity near Kathmandu. In the morning your guide and vehicle will pick you up from your hotel. Drive to Nagarkot located 38 kilometers East of Kathmandu city along scenic winding highway. Your vehicle will drop you at Nagarkot. Hike to View Tower to witness landscape and the Himalayan range view. Nagarkot is a popular hill station located close to Kathmandu, offering a stretched view of ranges from Annapurna to Everest range. If weather is clear you can also see Mount Everest from here.
Start your hiking following the downhill route through forest and farmland. Explore typical villages located en-route to see countryside lifestyle and faces. The villages located en-route are dotted with indigenous community settlements such as Tamang, Newar, Chhetris and Brahmins. Most of the inhabitants are engaged in agriculture, so this is an excellent opportunity to witness ancient farming techniques and see crops being harvested in a traditional style.
Reach to Chagunarayan temple, the oldest Hindu temple in Nepal. Chagunarayan temple is decorated with carved doors and torans. Due to excellent wood carving masterpieces inside the temple, it's listed as a heritage site by UNESCO. Visit the temple and local town, Newari, following stone paved narrow lanes.
Then continue to walk to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur city is one of the best preserved royal cities. Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Golden Gate, Royal Bath and other temples located in the Durbar Square area. Follow narrow lanes to reach Nayatapla Square. After your visit, walk further down to Pottery Square to see some mud work.
Your vehicle will pick you up from Bhaktapur, and drive back to your hotel in Kathmandu.
- Professional English speaking guide for hiking and sightseeing tours as per the itinerary
- Air-conditioned vehicle for required surface transfers
- Monument entrance fees as applicable at all places
- Vehicle related costs such as parking, toll, fuel etc
- Government taxes as applicable
What's Not Included
- Meals and personal expenses
- Tips to guide and driver
Know Before You Go
• Activity includes day walking
• Not suitable for pregnant women, people with heart conditions and some other medical conditions