Reviewed December 20, 2014
Dhurba was the manager in our hotel in Kathmandu.When we asked him to recommend a hotel in Nagarkot, not only did he suggest Hotel View Point such has superb views of the Langtang range, but he also advised that we trek ourselves from Nagarkot to Chagnu Narayan.
We got a taxi from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur and spent most of day there walking around the old city before moving on spent watch sunset at Nagarkot. On the way our taxi driver pointed out the ridge on which we would be hiking to Changu Narayan the next day and advised that take the left road at Telkot -of the few points on the trek when we would be on the main road.
The next morning we were fortunate that the skies were clear, which meant that we had amazing views of the Langtang range from the lookout at out hotel. After breakfast the four of us set out. The hike was estimated to take c. 3 hours, but it took up longer as we stopped to observe village life and take photos of the amazing scenery. If we were needed clarity on directions, where was always someone local who we could ask and they would point the way.
That hike was one of the highlights of our trip. It was great to be able to go off on a trek by ourselves; we could go at our own pace and interact with the local people that we met along the way.
Dhurba was spot-on with his recommendations – the hotel, the hike and the transport – all of which made our side-trip to Bhaktapur, Nagarkot and Changu Narayan most enjoyable.
Visited December 2014