The next day of your arrival in Kathmandu valley, we transfer you very early Morning to Nagarkot hill station to explore the Himalayas with Sunrise.
Nagarkot hill station situated at an altitude of 2,164 m and 32 km east of the valley offers ideal retreat and also panorama of eastern Himalaya including 5 of world’s ten highest peaks - Mt. Everest (Just more than a dot), Lhotse, Cho O Yu, Makalu and Manaslu. This is the best place of Nepal to explore the real Sunrise and Sunset view. After spending morning here with a leisurely breakfast at hotel, we trek down to Changu Narayan temple which is the oldest temple of Nepal.
Exploring Changu Narayan and its surrounding
Narayan, or Vishnu, is the preserver or operator of created creatures of Hinduism. This temple near Changu village is often described as the most ancient temple of Kathmandu Valley. A fifth century stone inscription, the oldest to be discovered in Nepal, is located in the temple compound and it tells of the victorious King Mandev. The temple now covers sixteen hundred years of Nepalese art history. The temple, built around the third century, is decorated by some of the best samples of stone, wood, and metal craft in the Valley. In the words of one tourist guide, "When you look upon Changu Narayan, you observe the complete cultural development of the Valley."
On the struts of the two-tiered Changu Narayan Temple, are the ten incarnations in which Narayan destroyed evil-doers. A sixth-century stone statue shows the cosmic form of Vishnu, while another statue recalls his dwarf incarnation when he crushed the evil king Bali. Vishnu as Narasingha disemboweling a demon is particularly stunning. The western bronze doors sparkle in the evening sunlight, dragons decorate the bells, and handsome devas stare from the walls. Garuda, half man and half bird, is the steed of Vishnu, and his life-sized statue kneels before the temple. The favorite of many tourists is the statue of Vishnu sitting astride his steed.
|Departure schedule||Every Day|
|Pick up and Drop||From / to your hotel in Kathmandu|
|Trip Duration||10:00 to 17:00 (7 hours)|
|Group Size||1 to 35 people|
|Cost Included||Private vehicle and Professional tour guide|
|Cost Exclude||Sightseeing entrance fees|
Tour Itinerary in Details
Arrival in Kathmandu
Your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport and you will be meeting our airport representative then transfer to hotel. After you refreshed, talk about the plan in details for your holiday in Nepal. A little bit hiking to explore main touristy place of Thamel
Sightseeing Full day
In very early morning at 4 AM, Our tour guide will come to pick you up with taking a private vehicle Car / Van / Jeep/ Bus, depends upon your group size. Drive to the Nagarkot hill station which is about 20 km east from Kathmandu. Exploring the sunrise over the Himalayas including various different tallest mountains on Earth such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Xisapagma, Lhotse, Everest, Kanchenjungha and hundreds of other snow capped mountains.
After having breakfast in Nagarkot, we drive to Telkot and from here , we conduct our journey to historical temple Changunarayan which takes about 2:00 hours of walking over the Nilgiri hill top through rural villages, Wilderness forests. After explore or finish your sightseeing in Changunarayan with our expert guide you will be drive back to Kathmandu for overnight stay.
Transfer to the International airport to connect onward destination or Join another programs
- Kathmandu international airport transfer by private car/van/bus.
- Accommodation and three meals per day during the tour
- Professional and experienced Tourist guide for the whole trip
- Entrance fees and government royalties
- Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourists and guides as mentioned in the itinerary
- All land transfer as per itinerary
- A special gift from our company "Gokyo Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd"
- Nepal entry visa fees.
- Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu valley .
- International airfare and airport departure taxes.
- Any kinds of batteries charge, telephone calls, loundry services etc.
- Alcoholic and beverage bar bills.
- Personal nature expenses, donations and TIPS for guide
- Your travel insurance (It is mandatory in case of emergency).
- Any other things not mentioned.