This is one of the famous countryside hikes that you can indulge in when you have a free day in Kathmandu. You will be walking through the valley rim with fabulous mountain view on one side of the trail and with beautiful farm and terraces field on the other. On this hike you will pass through the villages where you can have a rich experience of their lifestyle and culture. The trail is wide enough and a hiking shoe will do the job of making an easy walk through.
You will first drive to Changunarayan temple which is the valleys olden proven temple. It is approximately an hour drive to Changunarayan. You will be astounded by its glorious metal works and wood carvings. After a short visit to the temple the trail goes uphill to Nagarkot, which is the most famous spot for panoramic mountain and landscape views. Throughout the hike you will encounter with school kids and the way they look at you with their innocent eyes will simply make you adore them. You will glimpse the authentic Nepali village lifestyle, with women involved in their household chores and men involved grazing their livestock or working at the terraced farm. With the fabulous mountain view on the other side you will forget how long you have hiked as you will be busy gazing through your camera lenses to get a perfect snap. After 3 hours of hiking you will arrive to Nagarkot. You can have a quick lunch and adore the views from the top. Later, you will drive back to the hotel and will be transferred to your hotel.