One of the shortest and the most rewarding hiking routes near the Kathmandu valley is Telkot to Changunarayan Hike. Changunarayan, situated north to the Bhaktapur city, is cited as one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites and is one of the oldest pagoda style temples in Nepal with intricate architecture, whereas Telkot is famous for its scenery comprised of terraced hills, farms, and village settlements.
The hike starts from Telkot where hikers get to enjoy the view of small traditional villages along with the cultivated farms. The mesmerizing views of hills make the hikers feel calm and peaceful. The relatively easy trail is full of alpine vegetation and moves through a dirt road. After hiking for some time, comes the destination, that is, Changunarayan Temple. Changunarayan is a temple of Lord Vishnu, one of the Hindu God, and boasts the rich art and architecture of the 4th century the Lichhavi Kingdom of Nepal. You will not be able to resist taking pictures of this stone carved temple. Situated amid a quaint Newari settlement on a hillside, Changunarayan consists of extremely detailed wood carving, metal craft, and various other artworks that make this temple more special. The peaceful environment of the temple is ideal for meditation and for a scenic landscape view. This hike is a combination of learning about the ancient history and culture along with admiring the nature while walking up and down the hill on the outskirts of Kathmandu.
Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition is one of the very popular hike organizers in Nepal. Our team of experts crafts the itinerary in a way to give you the best out of all the trips organized by the company. Our local guide acquaints you with all the necessary information regarding the place so that your hike is fun plus informative.