Nagarkot Family Hike - 5 Days

Overview

Nagarkot family hike is a short family trip of about three days in which you do some sightseeing of the Kathmandu city and a moderately easy hike in the forest of Nagarkot that is in the hills to the east of the Kathmandu valley and then head home. This sort of trip is well suit to take engaging other members of the family including children.

In our modern world we are so constrained by time and other worldly obligation that hardly gives time for family to enjoy some quality time together, this causes a drifting apart aptitude. The solution to which are trips and hikes on short holidays, help to bridge the gap, where in just three days you spend quality time as a family unit, however small it might be. This is precisely what Nagarkot family hike does along with the longer version Nepal Family Tour Package does, with a slightly longer duration and more place visit. Nepal with much to offer like lush eco-forests, historical monuments and sanctuaries along with the High Himalayan Mountains, is suitable for short quests for short family holidays. This package has two parts in it. One is the sightseeing tour of the now modern city of Kathmandu, which, still has much of the past hidden in its folds in the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, that collectively you as a family unit investigate. The learn curve is you visit the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple cum Stupa and Boudhanath Stupa. Then the following day, it is a high in the forest of Nagarkot to the top for a view of the snow-capped peaks to the north. The next day then you head back home with some memories and great photographs to show off to the neighbours.

There is much that you would gain from taking the Nagarkot Family hike. Landing in the historical but yet modern city of Kathmandu perched in a valley surrounded by hills on all four side. Then there is much that your learn about the culture, religion and tradition from the visits to the four UNESCO World Heritage sites. The first being Kathmandu Durbar Square, so called because it not only houses the place of the rulers of the past but also a variety of temples and houses that retain the past in their architecture. The next is the temple of Pashupathinath, which occupies a vast area to the East. It was first came into being in the fifth century AD in honour of Lord Shiva which is not a pilgrimage site for Hindus of Nepal but the world over. After which, we head to the hill top temple cum stupa of Swayambunath, which has the history of the creation of the Kathmandu Valley instilled in it. Then heading to another relic of the Buddhist, it is to Boudhanath, a stupa – one of the largest in the world. It is believed to have the single hair of the Buddha in it. It is also believed that circling the circumference of the stupa helps to relive stress and ill-feeling

Further on, the hike in Nagarkot for the family, begins at Sankhu, which houses a temple and a historical village and then on the hike to Nagarkot, getting to spot some wild life and birds on the way. The following day, it is an early rise to the sun casting its glow over the peaks of the north high Himalayas. Then you hike to Changu Narayan to the Changu Temple one of the oldest in Nepal. Finally it ends with dinner at an authentic Nepalese restaurant. What great pictures to make your family the envy of the family short holiday when you reach back home?

What kind of family trip is this?
This is a short family trip that is usually done as a family unit, getting some of the main stream part of Nepal in this short hike which is eco-friendly, educative and enjoyable with a bit of adventure thrown in.

Outline Trekking Itinerary for Nagarkot Family Hike
Day 1: Destination Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 3: Drive to Sankhu, Hike to Nagarkot (3- 4 hr hike)
Day 4: Hike to Changu Narayan – Drive to Kathmandu
Day 5: Destination home

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy sightseeing tour to UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Witness sunrise & sunset views over the Himalayas from Nagarkot
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Changu Narayan Temple
  • Experience village life closer to the Kathmandu City
  • Get along with ethnic people and their culture

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)

Today, you will be welcomed at the international airport along with the rest of the family crew by a representative of the company. He will then take you to your three star lodging. You can then spend the rest of the day as it pleases you.

Day 2
Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today, it is sightseeing day. We begin by paying a visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square and then Pushupatinath Temple. After lunch, we head to Swayambhunath temple also called the monkey temple. Then to the eastern side for the evening visit to Boudhanath Stupa. Finally, it is back to the hotel for bed.

Day 3
Drive to Sankhu, Hike to Nagarkot (3- 4 hr hike)

Today we take a short drive to the small historical town of Sankhu and do some sightseeing of it. Then we begin hiking through the forest of Nagarkot spotting birds and animals on the way. The hike should be at four hours to the maximum. We check in for the night at a three star lodge.

Day 4
Hike to Changu Narayan – Drive to Kathmandu

We wake up early to catch the sun rising over the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan Mountains to the north over breakfast. Then we head through the forest of Nagarkot to Changu Narayan, and visit the temple of Changu, said to be the oldest in Nepal. We then drive back to Kathmandu and in the evening it is dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant with the staff of the company. You stay the night in a hotel.

Day 5
Transfer to airport for your onward destination

Now that your Nagarkot Family Hike is completed, you will be dropped off at the airport by a staff of the company three hours ahead of your flight out, for check in formalities.
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Cost

What is Included

  • Airport pick up/drop by a private vehicle.
  • Three night’s accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast as per the itinerary.
  • Guided Kathmandu city tour at 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites with private vehicle and guide.
  • Guided Changu Narayan (UNESCO World Heritage Sites) tour with private guide.
  • Kathmandu - Sankhu & Changu Narayan - Kathmandu transfers by a private vehicle.
  • All accommodations during the trek at lodges/Teahouse.
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Experienced Government licensed English speaking trekking guide and necessary porters (1 Porter for 2 trekkers) on the trek.
  • Trekking staff costs like their transportation, food, accommodation, wages, and insurance.
  • First Aid medical kit (carried by your trek guide).
  • Trek gears like duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole. (To be returned after the trek)
  • Our souvenir to you - Breakfree Adventures T-shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
  • Farewell dinner in Authentic Nepali Restaurant after the trek completion.
  • All government and local taxes, VAT.

What is Not Included

  • Lunch or Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Monuments entrance fees while sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal visa fee (bring accurate USD cash, US$30 per person for 15 days, and two passport photos)
  • International airfare and travel insurance.
  • Any kinds of drinks or personal expenses (tea/coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water, bottled water, soft drinks, beer, phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, hot shower etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porters.
Where is Nagarkot?

Nagarkot is located towards the east of Kathmandu City at a distance of 32 kilometers. It’s in the Bhaktapur district and is the most popular hill-station closer to Kathmandu which provides panoramic Himalayan views including Mt. Everest on a clear day.

What is the Nagarkot family hike?

Nagarkot family hike is all about exploring and hiking down from Sankhu to Nagarkot and the Changunarayan temple. It’s a beautiful hike in the countryside at the mountain ridges of the Kathmandu Valley passing along the lush forested area, farmlands, small villages and not to forget the majestic sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot.

Is Nagarkot hike Kathmandu difficult?

Nagarkot hike Kathmandu isn’t difficult if you compare to other hikes in the Himalayas. In fact it’s the easy hike that requires a normal fitness level. The hike is uphill the first day and downhill the second day.

Where do the hike starts and ends?

The hike starts from Sankhu after driving from Kathmandu then hike up to Nagarkot. The hike then starts early in the morning the second day after an overnight at Nagarkot and watching the sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot and ends at the temple of Changunarayan temple.

How to go Nagarkot from Kathmandu?

One needs to drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot where half of the road is along the Arniko Highway which is the blacktopped road but after Bhaktapur is an off-road with a bumpy ride.

How much is Nagarkot height above sea level?

Nagarkot height above sea level is 2,175 meters.

When is the best time for Nagarkot family hike?

Though the best time for Nagarkot family hike is around the year but October and November in Autumn and March and April in Spring are the best seasons. During the monsoon (Jun-Aug) isn’t recommend since the trekking trials and road will be muddy and slippery.

What kinds of hotels in Nagarkot Nepal are available?

There many categories of hotels in Nagarkot Nepal from standard to tourist class to even luxury hotels which may equal to four or five-star hotels more or less.

Is the Kathmandu sightseeing tour included in the package?

Kathmandu sightseeing is included on the package which is on the second day of your arrival which is a cultural, historical and religious sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City

What is Kathmandu sightseeing itinerary?

Kathmandu sightseeing itinerary goes to the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites namely Kathmandu Durbar Square which has ancient palaces and temples, Swayambhunath ‘Monkey temple located atop a hill which provides a great view of Kathmandu City then to Pashupatinath – a Hindu temple located the banks of the holy Bagmati River and finally to Boudhanath –the largest Buddhist Stupa inside the Kathmandu Valley.

Where is Changunarayan temple located?

Changunarayan temple is located in the Bhaktapur district and closer to the Bhaktapur town. The temple is situated on a high hilltop with the temple surrounding by champak trees. There’s also a small village known as Changu. – Changunaryan is a Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu and also the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

What kind of vehicle is used?

All air-conditioned vehicles are used as per the group-size that comes to car, jeep or van as per requirement.

Is it okay to take small children on Nagarkot family hike?

It’s okay to take children on this hike if they are okay to walk since it’s an easy hike.

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Nagarkot Family Hike

Trip Facts

  • Nepal
  • 04 Nights/05 Days
  • All year round
  • Private vehicle
  • Nagarkot (2,195 meters)
  • Easy
  • Sankhu
  • Changu Narayan
  • Your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Your hotel in Kathmandu
  • Cultural Sightseeing & hiking
  • 3 - 4 hours each day
  • Family holiday
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Nagarkot, Himalayan sunrise & sunset views
  • Hotel in Kathmandu/Nagarkot

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