Escape to the hills of Kathmandu Valley and hike to the village of Nagarkot. Walk through lush mountains, with the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas as your backdrop. Visit the remote temple of Changu Narayan to see Nepal’s oldest stone inscriptions.
What to Expect
Hike through the Kathmandu Valley on this full-day adventure across a lush landscape of mountain peaks and dense terraces of crops and foliage. You will walk to the village of Nagarkot, a remote retreat situated at 7,098 feet (2,164 meters) above sea level.
Enjoy a vast panorama of the eastern Himalayas, and see 5 of the world’s highest mountain peaks; Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Cho O Yu, Makalu, and Manaslu. After a leisurely breakfast in the village, trek down to the ancient Hindu temple of Changu Narayan. Admire 5th-century stone inscription, said to be the oldest in Nepal. Hear stories of the victorious King Mandev from your private guide, as they show you more than 1,600 years of Nepalese art in the temple complex.
See some of the best examples of stone, wood, and metal craft in the Kathmandu Valley, such as a 6th-century stone statue depicting the cosmic form of Vishnu. Before your return transfer to Kathmandu, watch as the bronze doors sparkle in the evening sunlight, look at the fiercesome dragon decorations on the temple bells, gaze in awe at the handsome devas that stare from the temple walls, and admire the life-sized statue of Garuda kneeling before Changu Narayan.
- Transportation by private, air-conditioned car
- English-speaking guide
- All entrance fees
What's Not Included
- Tips for guide and driver
- Food and beverages