This trip generally involves an average of 4 – 5 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 7 days walk below 3500 meters.
After breakfast at your hotel you will be driven by private vehicle to Nagarkot to the east of Kathmandu. The drive only takes about 45 minutes and initially takes you through the region of Bhaktapur a historically very significant city neighouring Kathmandu.
From Bhaktapur the drive starts to ascend the Himalaya foothills and zig-zags its way to the high vantage point of Nagarkot. Nagarkot is the nearest hill station from Kathmandu located at the height of 2,100m above sea level with fantastic views to the main range of the Himalayas. Being just 32km away from the Kathmandu Valley makes it a popular destination for tourists who want to experience the beauty of Nepal in a short time frame. The rich combination of mountain scenery, culture, history and nature has made this spot a wonderful day tour destination.
The vantage point of Nagarkot offers fantastic Himalaya views which includes Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Rolwaling and Mahalangur peaks. After taking in the mountain beauty of Nagarkot your guide will lead you along and easy walking trail that gradually descend towards Tamang Village. The Tamang people are an indigenous ethnic group of Nepal possessing their own unique cultural values. The quiet and easy trail will also take you to the Changunarayan Temple which is UNESCO world heritage site. Changunarayan is pagoda style hindu temple believed to be one of the oldest temple of Nepal dated back 325 AD. After sharing some historical highlights of Changunarayan with your guide you will be driven back to your hotel with time left in the day to experence a little more of busy Thamel and Kathmandu.
Trip start point /meeting point: Langtang Ri Office, Nurshing chok , Tridevi marg, Thamel, KTM
Trip Start Time: 8 am
Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, sun hat, gloves, track suit.
Other equipment: lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare bulbs and batteries, lip salve.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, film, cards, personal medical kit, Note Book, Bird Book