Nagarkot Hiking offers a unique opportunity to explore the myriad wonders of Nepal. The awe inspiring majesty and beauty of this heavenly place offers an amazing life time experience to anyone who visits.
After a short walk, we reached the premises of Nagarkot tower. As it was Saturday, the tower was overcrowded. Some were there for picnic, some were enjoying the view taking photographs from the top; while others were busy climbing up and down the tower. We sat there for some time. Cool breeze was blowing, it was wonderful. We could see the Himalayas behind the clouds. The sky was not so clear though. We returned back from there and entered a restaurant to have our lunch. After having lunch, we headed back home.
On Sunday, February 17th the employees of Deerwalk Services set off on their weekly hike, and I, the newest member of the team, was invited to join them. Though we’d initially intended to set off in the early morning, some of the group had had a late night in the office, so we scaled back our ambitions, slept in, and decided to leave at noon from the Deerwalk campus to give the night owls some time to rest. There were twelve of us in all, including Jeff Rick—on loan from the Lexington office—and we had our sight set on Nagarkot, a small peak known for its spectacular views at sunrise and sunset.
Speaking about Changu Narayan, it is one of the earliest religious settlements, set on a rock peninsula running from the Nagarkot range to the east. Changu would have been prominent when the valley was a lake. It is also the holiest shrines of Vaishnava followers of the valley with its origin dating back to well beyond the 4^th century AD! After paying devotion to Lord Vishnu, we began our journey to our ultimate destination, Nagarkot. The journey commenced around 8:30 AM. We took some snaps while paying homage to the Lord in the courtyard ….