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
- 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