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Nagarkot Day Hike

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Duration
2 days
Max. Elevation
2175m
Group Size
1-15
Level
Beginner
Transportation
Ground
Best Season
All Season
Accomodation
3 star rated hotel in Nagarkot
Meals
Lunch & Dinner 
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Tilkot-Nagarkot-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Stunning sunrise views over chain of Himalayan snow-capped peaks. 
  • A pleasant walk amidst lovely woods of tall pines and rhododendron trees.
  • Enjoy the comfort of a nice lovely lodge and resorts at hill station of Nagarkot.
  • Nagarkot Hill top the ultimate destinations for closest views of Himalayas

Overview

Nagarkot Day Hike is a great way to escape from the busy side of hustle and bustle of Kathmandu city. The day hikes are an opportunity to capture beautiful views of Himalayan snow peaks and the splendor of country landscapes. As well as exploring the rural hill villages and their traditional way of living with farm activities. 

Nagarkot Day Hike for all types of people from families with young kids to elderly age groups. Including for beginners as an introduction to experiencing the Nepalese way of life, and walking on Himalayan terrains. Before joining the major trekking destination to higher areas of Nepal Himalayas.

This will be a great refreshing holiday for school and college students, including corporates executive, having a change of scenario. After hectic chores of daily routine, where one can feel free for a day in a harmony of tranquil surroundings. 

The day hike is a refreshing walk of some hours involving ups and down on dirt tracks, hiking amidst a lovely forest. The green woods covered in tall trees of rhododendron, blue pine, and oaks, make the hiking delightful.

The hike begins in the quaint and sleepy town of Changunarayan, which houses the oldest and most impressive temple in the country. 
From Changunarayan after a short interesting tour around the temple premises, then starting the hike to Nagarkot.

The trail follows above the old town of Changunarayan, entering a lush green forest and reaching the village of Tilkot. Where climb starts through several farms and villages with terraced fields of crops, as uphill continues until Nagarkot is reached.

Enjoy the comfort of nice hotels or mountain resorts facing tremendous views of rolling hills. Evening facing glorious sunset views that reflects with golden color over the white high peaks of the Himalayas.

Next, early morning, rise to catch the striking sunrise from a view tower, located just above the hotel. After a grandeur panorama of the Himalayan chain of peaks of Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal Himal range. The view extends as far as Everest on the Far East horizon, enjoy the breakfast with a backdrop of the Himalayas. After breakfast on the road to Kathmandu, after a wonderful moment on Nagarkot Day Hike.

Important Note

Short profile:
Mode of Hike: On Tourist Standard hotels or Resorts.
Grade of Hike: Moderate with Ups and Downhill walks.
Duration of Hike:    3-4 hours includes drives both ways.
Start and End point: Changunarayan to Nagarkot Hill Top.
Highest elevation: 2, 175 m or 7,136 feet high.

Best Season for Nagarkot Day Hike:
Nearly all seasons of the year for Nagarkot day hike, except for monsoon wet months of mid-June to August. The best favorable seasons are spring and autumn / fall, as well in winter times of Christmas and New Year till February.

Trip Itinerary

From early 7 a.m. having breakfast, a short drive of more than an hour to cover a distance; of 19 km or approx. 12 miles. The drive leads on the main eastern highway, then the drive diverts on reaching the outskirt of Bhaktapur city. 

Heading on a winding narrow road to a nice old village with a famous old temple of Changunarayan. Having time for a short refreshing break, then start the hike heading northeast, the walk follows a forested path. Leading away from the main motorable road in tranquil surroundings of tall dense tree lines. Reaching the point where motor roads and walking trails branch off from the small farm village of Tilkot.

Walk leads to climbing reaching a small lovely place with temples and shrines of the Hindu god Shiva. From here onwards on winding ups to reach a road-head at Nagarkot town, where all good hotels and lodges are located.

Finally reaching the highest point of Nagarkot hill at 2,175 m high, on completing the wonderful day hike. Transfer into a nice hotel or lodge facing views of snow-capped peaks of the Central and Mid-Western Himalayas.

Afternoon browses around the streets of Nagarkot town lined with shops and restaurants amidst tall trees of rhododendron and pine trees. Enjoy the sunsets over arrays of peaks from the hotel balcony or walk up to the view tower.

The next day, rise in the early morning, for stunning sunrise reflecting over Himalayan peaks facing views as far as Everest towards the Far East. 

Having breakfast then depart from the hotel at Nagarkot for a few hour drive back to Kathmandu, after glorious views and refreshing time on Nagarkot Hill Hiking.


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Includes

  • Drive to Telkot and drive back to Kathmandu from Nagarkot
  • Accommodation in Nagarkot
  • Lunch and Dinner during Hiking
  • Experience and government licensed guide
  • Food salary insurance for Guide and Porter
  • All government charges and taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Personal equipment’s and personal expenses
  • Tips for guide and porter

Frequently Asked Questions

Nagarkot, a hill station located northeast of the Kathmandu valley rim at a distance of 30 km. drives less than two hours.

It is one of the most popular hill tops for scenic views of sunrise and sunsets over a chain of Himalayan snow peaks. A famous scenic hill for domestic and foreign visitors takes you to a serene environment within fresh cool mountain air.


Nagarkot is a famous and popular hill station with many good and excellent lodges, hotels, and resorts. Depends upon the option to choose from the budget, standard to classy luxury hotels and resorts. All hotels and resorts with spacious rooms with balconies and rooftop terraces for visitors to view the magnificent scenery of the Himalayan peaks. All meals and snacks are lavish and provide a comprehensive food menu of a wide range of items, including a variety of refreshing drinks from the well stock bar to the hot café’. 


Yes, on request before departing for the hike at extra cost with the tour guide to show you the ancient wonders of Bhaktapur city. The best will be after the hike, on the next morning leaving Nagarkot for Kathmandu. 

En route to Kathmandu with time for a tour of Bhaktapur around places of great interest.


Besides sunrise and sunset along with spectacular Himalayan mountain views, Nagarkot is a pleasant place to spend a few more days. Where one can enjoy a short walk around the farm villages inhabited by Tamang tribes. Observing the local culture of Buddhism along with surrounding beautiful scenery and dense forest of lovely tree lines. During spring the hills are alive with wildflowers in seasonal bloom, making Nagarkot Hill full of charm and beauty.


Interested people can continue hiking towards Dhulikhel old town following the eastern ridge; the view of Himalayan peaks remains constant. A walk of 6 hours from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel either spend the night or drive back to Kathmandu.

The other western route for a day hike or more is walking towards Chisapani high ridge, which offers exciting views of snow peaks. As well as stunning sunrise and sunset views, staying overnight in Chisapani after 5-6 hours of scenic hike. The next morning views of sunrise and then descend to Sundarijal town and drive back to Kathmandu. 


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