Nagarkot Day Tour

  • Trip Duration1 Days
  • Starting Price (P/P)Contact Us
  • Group SizeMinimum 2 Pax
  • Trip GradeEasy

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Lunch

Transportation: Private Vehicle

Trek Style: 4

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Nagarkot is one of the popular destination out of Kathmandu Valley with an altitude of 2175 meter above the sea level. Thickly vegetated hills, lush green valleys, authentic villages, friendly hospitality and breathtaking Himalayan sights are what await you in Nagarkot. This quaint Hill Stations is the flawless locale to become away, relish the new air, saturate up the massif sights and notice Nepal’s affluent rural culture. Nagarkot is Located in 10 Kilometer east from the Bhaktapur.

Nagarkot has been a weekend spot for mountain viewers in quiet and comfort. The sunrise viewed from this hill present you the ever refreshing memory of the majestic panoramic view of the Himalayan Ranges from Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m.) in the west to the Mt. Everest (8848 m.) in the east. Not only these you can also see Manaslu (8,463m), Ganesh Himal (7,111m), and Langtang (7,246m).

Nagarkot is facilely accessed by road, Alpine Excursion Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd, manage excellent day package for your enjoyment and refreshment. Besides this this tour can be done through by cycling or by hiking and offers a colossal collection of accommodations from easy affordable lodges and Home Stays to fine class Resorts and Hotels, something for everyone. So come and visit Nagarkot and enjoy the Hill Station’s allure across your getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Itinerary • After your Breakfast Pickup at hotel. • Drive to Nagarkot and Sightseeing. • Drive to Changunarayan Temple and visit the Temple. • Taking Lunch • Drive Back to Kathmandu at Hotel

Cost Include

  • Private Car/Jeep for Day Tours.
  • Guide Wages.
  • Food during the tour.
  • Entrance Fee.

Cost Exclude

  • Client's personal Travel insurance fee.
  • Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks.
  • Items and expenses of personal nature.
  • Personal Equipment’s.
  • Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver.

Please Contact us for trip cost and more details. 

ChanguNarayan Temple

Changu Narayan is the oldest temple in the valley, build in 464 AD by King Mandev. The Changu Narayan lies 6 km north of Bhaktapur. A popular hiking trail leads from here to Nagarkot. The temple is adorned by some of the best specimen of stone, wood, and metal craft in the valley. The temple stands as the epitome of culture, religion, history and faith of the Kathmandu valley. 

Fast Facts


22 km from Kathmandu


Oldest temple in Kathmandu valley

Built in

4th century A.D.

Devoted to

Hindu Lord Shiva

Major Attraction

Vishnu image with ten heads and ten arms

Historical Importance 

  • It is the oldest temple in Kathmandu valley.
  • A Vishnu idol with ten heads and ten arms is a fine example of stone carving from the 5th century.
  • The temple is of great importance due to its idols and shrines having rich architectural beauty.

Places To Be Seen 

  • Garuda Narayana Temple
  • Shrine of King Bhupalendra Malla and his mother
  • Krishna Shrine
  • Nateshvara Shrine
  • Sculpture of Sri Mahadev
  • Sculpture of Garuda
  • Shrine of Somalingeshvara
  • Sculptures: Vishnu, Durga Avalokitesvara and Garuda Ganesh
  • Ganesh Shrine
  • Bhagvati Temple
  • Vishnu Vikranta
  • Vishnu Vishvarupa
  • Lakshmi Temple Shiva Temple
  • Stone Column

Legendary Places In The Temple 

Garuda Idol
Inside the Changunarayan temple is an esteemed figure of Garuda. The statue is offered sweets by the devotees every year on Nag Panchami. This is done in remembrance of the epic struggle with the great snake Taksaka. The drops of moisture, believed to be effective against diseases such as leprosy and ulcers, are collected by the priests.

King Bhupendra Malla Statues
Statues of King Bhupalendra Malla of Kathmandu and his mother can also be seen in a shrine. Bloody fighting characterised their politics during the 17th century but both were generous when it came to revering the gods.

Vishnu Sculpture
To the north of the temple is a sculpture of Lord Vishnu seated on Garuda (Garudasana Vishnu). This image appears on the Nepalese 10 rupee note. Vishnu sculpture dates back to 9th century.

Important Vishnu Sculptures 

Vishwaroop sculpture, dating back to 8th century A.D., presents Lord Vishnu in his universal form. 

Vishnu Vikrant
The stone idol, harking back to the 8th century A.D, is of the most powerful form of Lord Vishnu. It is related to the Hindu legend of Vaman, an incarnation of Vishnu, who measured space with feet.

Vishnu Riding Garuda 
This figure of Vishnu mounting Garuda, the mythical bird, dates back to the 10th century A.D.

Narsimhha Vishnu
This form of Lord Vishnu, the Narsimha, is in half human and half lion form.


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