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Nagarkot Sunrise Tour

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  • On the highest point of Kathmandu valley facing fabulous mountain scenery.
  • Stunning sunrise views from Nagarkot Hill amidst beautiful scenic surroundings.
  • Pleasant and cool spot with refreshing air along with grand vista of snow peaks.
  • An exciting drive through rural farm villages and towns of great cultural interest.
  • Breathtaking panorama of Himalayan wide range of peaks as far as Mt. Everest.


Nagarkot Sunrise Tour takes you to one of the highest scenic hills within the valley rims of Kathmandu. Located at 2, 175 m or 7,136 feet high above the northeastern end of Kathmandu valley within the Bhaktapur district.

Nagarkot is the closest Hill Station to the capital Kathmandu, which makes it accessible to all foreign visitors. As well as for interested city and town folks who wish to escape from the hustle, bustle busy city life. 

A pleasant and scenic hill for a refreshing moment and as well for stunning sunrise views. The early morning sunlight and sunsets touch the Himalayas range turning the white peak into striking golden colors.

Nagarkot is one of the renowned holiday spots for a weekend as well for a few days' vacations; in the comfort of luxury mountain resorts or a nice local lodge.
Not far from the main city of Kathmandu a mere distance of 30 km or approx. 19 miles. A drive of fewer than two hours, driving through nice towns and farm villages beyond Bhaktapur city to reach Nagarkot. 

A beautiful location amidst serene green woodland of rhododendron, pine, fir, and oaks tree lines. In springtime v the hills are alive and bright with seasonal wildflowers in bloom.

Nagarkot hill with lovely lodges, hotels, and resorts situated above the small town where one can enjoy panoramic views. Overlooking the Himalayan peaks of Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang Himal, with majestic Gaurishankar as far as Everest towards the Far East.
Apart from striking sunrise and sunset views, visitors enjoy being in the close backdrop of the Himalayas; and in the harmony of a tranquil refreshing environment.

Important Note

Best Season for Nagarkot Sunrise Tour:
Tour of Nagarkot for views of sunrise, can visit nearly all seasons of the year, 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.

Please note:
Instead of waking early in the morning for a drive to Nagarkot, one can reach Nagarkot, a day ahead by afternoon. With an opportunity to catch sunsets, spend an overnight at Nagarkot in nice hotels, and enjoy the sunrise views next early morning.  

Trip Itinerary

An early morning wake up by 4: 30 a.m. having a refreshment or on the way. A drive of fewer than two hours to be at Nagarkot on time to catch the stunning sunrise. The journey leads on a smooth highway towards the east of Kathmandu city reaching the outskirt of Bhaktapur city. Then the drive leads on a winding hilly road to Nagarkot reaching a specific spot to enjoy views of the sunrise.

Either from the nearest hotel or further above the town at Observation and View Tower. Located on a small hillock, where one can catch the glorious sunrise, as it reflects over a chain of Himalayan peaks. After a refreshing morning at Nagarkot with spectacular sunrise and Himalayan Mountain views. 

Enjoy breakfast at Nagarkot in one of its best hotel restaurants or have a late breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu.

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  • Drive to Kathmandu - Nagarkot-Kathmandu
  • Breakfast in Nagarkot
  • All government charges and taxes

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  • Personal expenses
  • Entry fees

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