Trishul Danda, also known as Mahankal, is a popular religious destination for the people of Changu Narayan, as it is a shrine where most residents attend the annual Kulpuja. It is also historically significant since it is thought to be one of the oldest temples in the Kathmandu Valley, and it was built in an architectural style that predates that of other Nepalese temples. Rhododendron woods and Kafal (Myrica Esculenta ) shrubs cover the hillside. Small, dispersed Brahmin, Chhetri and Sanyasi towns surround the hillock’s southern side, while the hillock’s eastern side connects to the pine forests of Telkot, a village midway on the road to Nagarkot.
Hike to Trishul Danda if you wish to explore Bhaktapur before going to Changu Narayan. Hiking for around 30 minutes can be done from Sanga, on the northern face connecting Duwakot and Kathmandu, or from the western and northern locations off the main road at Sankhu. Trishul Danda is located to the north of the Changu Narayan temple.