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Changu Narayan Tours and Activities

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The Changu Narayan Temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu and is thought to be the oldest temple in Nepal. Parts of it date back to the third century, but most of the structure and its decorations date from between the fourth and 18th centuries. It’s uncrowded, and a nice destination from Bhaktapur.

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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

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Discover Nepal's scenery and culture during a leisurely hiking tour that includes an early morning arrival in Nagarkot for the sunrise. Watch the distant Himalayas catch the morning light, then take a hike to reach Changu Narayan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass through Brahmin, Tamang, and Newari villages along the way, and stop to purchase breakfast and lunch at small restaurants for an authentic local experience. Includes round-trip transport in a private vehicle from Kathmandu.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley

Seven World Heritage Day Tour of Kathmandu Valley

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Kathmandu’s top sights are spread throughout the sprawling capital, meaning most visitors end up missing key attractions. On this action-packed day tour, you’ll cover all of the region’s UNESCO-listed highlights. Travel in a comfortable private car between locations in the city, with a private guide on-hand to supply information and background. You’ll also enjoy lunch in stunning Bhaktapur and venture to Changu Narayan, the oldest temple in the Kathmandu Valley.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$175.00
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$175.00
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Nagarkot and Changu Narayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

Nagarkot and Changu Narayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

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Swap the colorful chaos of Kathmandu for serene, snow-capped landscapes and pine-scented forests. During this rugged hike from Nagarkot to the UNESCO-listed temple of Changu Narayan, you’ll pass terraced farms and tiny Tamang and Newari villages. Inside the pagoda-style temple, get a peek at Nepal’s oldest stone inscriptions. The tour includes a hearty local lunch, private transport from Kathmandu, and your own all-day guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.67
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$98.67

Seven World Heritage Day Tour in Kathmandu Nepal

Seven World Heritage Day Tour in Kathmandu Nepal

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Visit all seven of the Kathmandu Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 12 hours on this action-packed tour. But, you won’t feel rushed as you’ll travel between each site in a comfortable private vehicle with a knowledgeable local guide. This convenient tour includes popular central sites—such as the Kathmandu Durbar Square and Pashupatinath Temple—as well as lesser-known ones, like Changu Narayan, on the green rural edge of the city.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.00
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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking From Kathmandu,Nepal

Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking From Kathmandu,Nepal

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Nagarkot is known as one of the best places around Kathmandu to see sweeping Himalayan vistas. The views are especially impressive at sunrise, and this tour makes it easy to get there in time. After a beautiful start to the day, hike through rural villages and farmland to reach Changu Narayan, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This easy day hike is a great option for travelers who don’t have time for a longer Himalayan trek.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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$60.00
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Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike

Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike

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Getting to Nagarkot is no easy task, especially in the early morning. But you’ll enjoy a seamless ride to the hilltop village resort on this private sunrise tour. Catch dawn views of the Himalayan change—including Mt. Everest—and feast on a tasty Nepali breakfast. Top it off with a gentle, downhill hike to Chagunarayan, one of the oldest temples in Nepal.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$94.00
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Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

Nagarkot Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

Escape the bustle of Kathmandu during this scenic hike up the mountains, which takes you to little-visited areas only accessible by foot. Enjoy unparalleled views of the snow-capped Himalayan range as you pass by picturesque stone villages and terraced gardens. Visit the oldest temple in Kathmandu Valley and get a peek at the famed hilltop resort of Nagarkot. A tasty local lunch is included.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.00
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$85.00

Nagarkot sunrise with trip to Changu Narayan Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Nagarkot sunrise with trip to Changu Narayan Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square

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Nagarkot is located 25 miles east of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is on the northeastern rim of the Kathmandu Valley at an elevation of 6,800 feet above sea level. It is the most scenic spots renowned for its sunrise views of the Himalayas. You can see Mount Everest with its snow-topped peaks from an observation tower. The ancient Hindu temple of Changu Narayan is located on a high hilltop that is also known as Changu. This shrine is dedicated to lord Visnu and held in special reverence by the Hindu people. This temple is considered to be the oldest temple in the history of Nepal. Bhaktapur is the living representation of how the entire Kathmandu Valley would have looked like during the medieval periods. Its glorious architecture; sky-high temples built in pagoda style- the stairway to the heaven, fine clay pottery, and massive royal courtyards whose existence date back to the 12th century, where devotees, still, celebrate their pre-historic festivals by equal amount of gusto and passion.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.00
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$102.00
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Hippie Trail

Hippie Trail

"Let's go back to 1960 &1970 Hippie Era" Weed is illegal in Nepal so we are not able to encourage you to smoke weed in this trail. Our goal is to take back to Hippie Era and give you the complete information and shows you the places where hippies used to live. Note: Hike is planned in this trail to escape out from city life and focusing on your fitness in this trail.
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  • 1 day 8 hours
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$184.62
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Sunrise view from Nagarkot and day trek, pick up from Kathmandu

Sunrise view from Nagarkot and day trek, pick up from Kathmandu

Hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan with your own private guide on a 5-hour tour from Kathmandu. Begin with a scenic drive to Nagarkot to reach the trail. While hiking, soak in sweeping views of the Himalayas, Kathmandu, and Bhaktapur, and pass through small villages where you can observe local culture. You'll also visit Changunarayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Includes private guide and transportation, packed lunch and bottled water, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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Kathmandu 1 Day UNESCO Seven Sites World's Heritage Tour in Nepal From Kathmandu

Kathmandu 1 Day UNESCO Seven Sites World's Heritage Tour in Nepal From Kathmandu

One Day Tour includes Seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley Civilization first came to the Kathmandu over 2000 years ago, and each dynasty has left their Unique mark upon the land. There are over 1000 temples in the Kathmandu Valley along with several royal palaces and monasteries. Narrow streets weave their way through the old quarters of the various cities of the Kathmandu Valley with narrow stone houses that rise several stories above the flagstone streets. The Kathmandu Cultural Tour will take you on a one day journey to Seven of the UNESCO Heritage Sites and takes full day . While the entire valley contains seven such sites, four of them can easily be visited in a single day. The tour will reflect a myriad of cultures and spirituality, dating back in some cases over 2000 years. Included in this trip are the following UNESCO sites: Changunarayn, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar & Museum, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square & Swayambhunath temple.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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Nagarkot Sunrise and Full Day Hiking From Kathmandu

Nagarkot Sunrise and Full Day Hiking From Kathmandu

Escape the bustle of the capital and journey through pristine Nepali countryside during this invigorating hike in the Kathmandu Valley, beginning with a guided trip to Nagarkot. Catch views of the Himalayan range—including Mt. Everest. Tours are timed to hit the hilltop mountain resort at sunrise, with private vehicle transfers from Kathmandu. Stroll through terraced gardens and traditional stone villages on your way to Chanunarayan, a UNESCO-listed 5th-century temple.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$60.00
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Full Day Nagarkot and Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

Full Day Nagarkot and Changunarayan Hiking Tour from Kathmandu

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See the majestic Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, on a full-day tour from Kathmandu to Nagarkot. Hike for four hours downhill among the mountain scenery, visiting villages and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed temple Changu Narayan along the way. If the skies are clear, you can view the Himalayan mountains. Includes guide, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Kathmandu.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Nagarkot Changu Narayan Temple Hiking

Nagarkot Changu Narayan Temple Hiking

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You can enjoy the beautiful nature and culture on your free day while you are in Kathmandu. The trip is private guided trip so you can take breaks when you need and walk on your own pace. So it's the trip for you!
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  • 1 day
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$102.57
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Nagarkot to Changunarayan Easy Day Hiking from Kathmandu Nepal

Nagarkot to Changunarayan Easy Day Hiking from Kathmandu Nepal

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The Kathmandu Valley is steeped both in history as well as incredible Himalayan beauty. A short 1-day hike from Nagarkot Hill to the ancient village of Changu Narayan combines the history as well as the natural beauty of the Himalayas. The Nagarkot to Changu Narayan 1 Day Hike begins at the top of Nagarkot Hill (elev. 2175 m/7,136 ft.) with its panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas. From the summit, begin an easy downhill journey to the ancient village of Changu Narayan with the oldest Hindu temple in the Kathmandu Valley. The entire village has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its cultural and religious significance. The Nagarkot to Changu Narayan ½ Day Hike is an easy walk, ideal for beginners. Yet the hike is well worth anyone doing it because of its incredible scenic beauty of the Himalayas as well as the Kathmandu Valley below.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.00
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Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking

Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking

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Wonderful experience with the view of breathtaking sunrise over world's highest mountain Mt. Everest (8848 Meters) and easy hiking through mountain trail to visit UNESCO world heritage temple from Kathmandu Nepal.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$101.34
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2 Days in Kathmandu, See sunrise and sunset panorama over Mt. Everest

2 Days in Kathmandu, See sunrise and sunset panorama over Mt. Everest

A beautiful mountain village in Nepal, Nagarkot is famous for its sunrise and sunset views over world highest iconic mountains chain including Mt. Everest. We provide you all wonderful experiences within 2 days while you are in Nepal by organizing this 2 days trip. We drive you around afternoon to Nagarkot from Kathmandu about 1 hour. Drive up to Nagarkot view tower for sunset view during evening. Overnight stay at 3 star categorized mountain resort in Nagarkot. Next morning drive up to view tower for sunrise view, enjoy your breakfast and ready for 4 hour easy hike to the first Hindus temple in Nepal Changu Narayan also listed under UNESCO world heritage sites. Walk through local mountain villages in Nepal, learn a lot about mountains, village life, culture, history, religion and facts about Nepal within one day. Your tour will end after dropping you in your hotel in Kathmandu.
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  • 2 days
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$350.00
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Day Hiking

Day Hiking

Nagarkot is famous for its Himalayan Views. From here, we can view stunning views of the Himalayas, and many people visit the area especially to see the sunrise and sunset over this famous mountain range. This is fully dependent on the weather.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Kathmandu Eastern Valley Hindu Pilgrimage Tour

Kathmandu Eastern Valley Hindu Pilgrimage Tour

As the sunrises in the east to open and govern the day, so rises the Hindu pilgrim to journey on the Eastern Valley Hindu Pilgrimage Tour of the eastern Kathmandu Valley. This unique tour takes you to some of the more fabled places in the Kathmandu Valley where you see some of the least visited places, yet are definitely very holy sites to explore.  The Kathmandu Eastern Valley Hindu Pilgrimage Tour departs from your hotel after breakfast and takes you to four important places: Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan, Doleshwor and Kailashnath. These pilgrimage sites will leave you with a deep spiritual feeling that will fill you with a divine sense of spirituality. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$100.00
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Morning Mountain view from Nagarkot, Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan sightseeing

Morning Mountain view from Nagarkot, Bhaktapur and Changu Narayan sightseeing

This tour is designed for those who don’t want to miss majestic Mountain View from Nagarkot and also don’t want to spoil their early morning sleep by waking up early for Nagarkot sunrise. Nagarkot is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur and is known for its sunrise and sunset views of the Himalayas. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. The scenic beauty of this place located 7000 ft above sea level makes it a very popular hiking route for tourists. Changu Narayan is said to be the oldest Hindu temple still in use in the Kathmandu Valley. Built in the two-tiered pagoda style and its roof struts feature some amazingly intricate carvings of Tantric deities. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square is the living representation of how the entire Valley would have looked like during medieval periods. The city has glorious architecture; sky-high Pagoda style temples, fine clay pottery, and massive royal courtyards dating back to the 12th century.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$105.00
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$105.00
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Kathmandu easy hiking (Nagarkot to Changunarayan)

Kathmandu easy hiking (Nagarkot to Changunarayan)

Kathmandu easy hiking is an easy nature hike from Nagarkot to Changunarayan. Nagarkot is the popular Himalayan viewpoint about 30 km from the Kathmandu City. The hill station is located at an elevation of 2,175 meters from where majestic Himalayan panorama can be observed. In a clear day, one can notice Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Numbur range including Mount Everest. The hike starts from Nagarkot passing along forested area, villages, small tea shops, farmlands. It ends at the temple of Changunarayan. Changunarayan is a Hindu temple of Lord Vishnu and also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site inside the Kathmandu Valley.
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  • 6 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$92.63
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Private Day Hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan with Transfer from Kathmandu

Private Day Hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan with Transfer from Kathmandu

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Embark on a privately guided day hike from the hill station of Nagarkot to reach Changu Narayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Set out early for the 45-minute drive east of the Kathmandu Valley and view the sunrise as it crests over the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest and Annapurna. The moderate 4-hour hike from Nagarkot to the pagoda-style Hindu temple takes you past remote villages. Enjoy an authentic Nepalese lunch before return transport by private vehicle.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.00
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$76.00
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Trek around Kathmandu Valley with CoreTreks

Trek around Kathmandu Valley with CoreTreks

Our trek in Kathmandu starts from a place called Sundarijal after about 2 hours of drive from Kathmandu. Sundarijal is a beautiful place with waterfall and an old dam from where hydro-electricity is produced. Then we make our way towards the Shivapuri National Park after getting the permit at the checkpoint. The trail is beautiful filled with verdant forests, streams, and the ecosystem of different flora and fauna. Several mountain ranges of Nepal can also be seen during this trail. Some of the popular ones are Mt. Manaslu (8167m), Lantang ri (7,000), Gauri Shanker (6580m), and also some ranges of the Everest zone. The main destinations during this trekking are Chisapani (2,100m), Nagarkot (2,175m), and the Changu Narayan Temple which is also one of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Nepal.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$325.00
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Changu Hike & Bhaktapur Day Tour

Changu Hike & Bhaktapur Day Tour

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A good forest hike to the changu narayan temple then drive back to Bhaktapur. Bhaktapur is an open museum most ancient city of Nepal. The whole tour is full of heritage walk. Historic architecture and temples. Lifestyle of the Newars.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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$90.67
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Changu Narayan can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 79 Changu Narayan tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Changu Narayan costs USD 41.03. Guided Changu Narayan tours start around USD 41.03 per person. See all 79 Changu Narayan tickets and tours on Viator.
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