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TWO DAYS/ ONE NIGHT EASY TREK IN KATHMANDU VALLEY
DAY 1 : CHANGU NARAYAN- SHANKU-NAGARKOT
The car we will pick up you in the morning at 7.30 h in Asmita B&B and we will drive to Changu Narayan at 22 Km. out of Kathmandu valley.
We will arrive around 8:30 at the Changu Narayan.
The temple near Changu village is often described as the most ancient temple in the Kathmandu Valley. A fifth century stone inscription, the oldest to be discovered in Nepal, is located in the temple compound and it tells of the victorious King Mandev. The temple now covers sixteen hundred years of Nepalese art history. The temple, built around the third century, is decorated by some of the best samples of stone, wood, and metal craft in the Valley. It’s listed as one of the world heritage site by UNESCO.
After visiting the Temple we will start the trek going down to Shanku Village.
We will walk for 1 – 1:30 h. crossing small villages and fields of wheat and potatoes during the winter and the spring and rice during the summer. We will be witnesses the real rural life of the people who live there.
We will cross the river and we arrive to Shanku village, we will visit the old centre of Shanku and we can enjoy watching the small shops and the daily life in this village.
The Lichchhavi period (2nd to 9th Century AD) settlement of Shankhu lies on the northeastern corner of the Kathmandu Valley on the ancient trade route to Tibet. The traditional Newari settlement still retains its medieval character with narrow streets, public squares with in dispersed tiered temples and rest houses.
After taking a drink or taking the picnic if we are hungry, we start going up to Nagarkot.
We will walk crossing small villages and we can enjoy the terraces where farmers are growing vegetables and after 3 -4 hours we will arrive to our hotel in Nagarkot
You can relax in the hotel and have a drink in the terrace or in the bar watching all Himalayas.
The village of Nagarkot, the highest point in the Kathmandu Valley (2175 m.), which lies to the north-east of Bhaktapur and approx 30km to the east of Kathmandu, it’s now a popular destination for walkers and cyclists.
The village has a great panoramic view of the East Himalayas like Manaslu (7111 m.), Langtang (7246 m.), Choba Bhamre (6016 m.) and also Everest (8848 m.). The view is particularly memorable at the end of the day, when the sun slowly sets beyond the horizon and the mountains glow in the evening light and we can enjoy from the beautiful garden in the hotel.Lunch and dinner included.
DAY 2 : NAGARKOT- SHANKU-CHANGU NARAYAN
We will come back to Shanku and Changu Narayan, we will take the local bus to Bhaktapur and we will visit the old city. After visiting the old city the car we will pick up us to Asmita B&B.
Price per person : 125$
Including transportation by car , picnic lunch for the first day ( 2 sandwiches or chapatti , fruits and a bottle of water), dinner and breakfast and accomodation .
Price not included the entrance fees in Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur.
Price for two people or more.
For 1 person 120$ and transportation is by bus.