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Trip Info

  • Hotel/Lodges
  • Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November)
  • Guided
  • Available
  • English
  • Bus,Cab


Nagarkot is a beautiful place located 32 km east of Kathmandu, in the Bhaktapur district. It is a small town with a population of less than 5000. It is located at an altitude of 2195m and is best known for proving stunning views of mountains and hills. Nagarkot is a very popular tourist destination near Kathmandu. From Nagarkot, several mountains are visible like Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Shisha Pangma, Cho-oyu, and Gaurishankar. However, good weather is very important for this view. On a clear day, you can even see a view of Mount Everest. Besides enjoying the view, you can also explore the villages, and meet local people and know about their lifestyles. Nagarkot is one of the easy, short, yet equally beautiful destinations. Many national and international tourists visit Nagarkot every day for its scenic beauty.   

Best time to visit– Basically Nagarkot can be visited any time of the year. However, if you want to see the stunning views of the mountains the best time for you to go is in spring (March-May). The days are very warm and sunny. You can see the green vegetation from the top. The atmosphere is very clear from the rain of monsoon which washes all the pollutions. You get to see beautiful views of the mountains, and Kathmandu valley, and a crystal blue sky. During the monsoon season, it is usually cloudy restricting the views and the winter is pretty cold and foggy again restricting all the views.  

Lodges in Nagarkot– the route to Nagarkot and the hill itself is highly populated with lodges and hotels. They have the best facilities and offer you delicious meals. You can take along rest and relax, after the long hike to Nagarkot. This way you can also see amazing sunset and sunrise in next morning. You can also have many international foods in these hotels. 

Getting to Nagarkot– Nagarkot basically is the best destination for hiking. However, if you are not really a hiking kind of person, you can take a bike or car to the top of Nagarkot. The roads are great and very well managed. Hike to Nagarkot however offers the best scene and thrill. The hike to Nagarkot starts from Bhaktapur. You can pass through the Changu Narayan temple or from a small town called Sankhu. It usually takes 3-5 hours to hike from Bhaktapur.


  • Hike through one of the scenic route
  • See the stunning views of mountains like Manaslu, Ganesh, Gaurishankar, Everest, etc.
  • Get the best facilities of the lodges.
  • Enjoy the view of sunrise and sunset.


1. Start from Kathmandu:
• Depart early in the morning from Kathmandu to make the most of your day trip.
2. Arrive in Bhaktapur:
• Reach Bhaktapur, a historic city with rich culture and architecture. Take a moment to explore its unique charms.
3. Hike Commencement:
• Begin your hike to Nagarkot. Choose the trail via Changu Narayan temple or the route through Sankhu, depending on your preference.
Midday: 4. Scenic Hike:
• Enjoy the picturesque hike through lush landscapes and charming villages. Take breaks to capture the beauty of the surroundings.
5. Lunch in Nagarkot:
• Arrive in Nagarkot around midday. Relax and savor a delicious lunch at one of the local lodges or hotels.
Afternoon: 6. Explore Nagarkot:
• Spend the afternoon exploring Nagarkot. Visit the viewpoint to admire breathtaking mountain panoramas, including Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, and, on clear days, even Mount Everest.
7. Village Interaction:
• Take a leisurely stroll through the local villages, interacting with the friendly residents. Learn about their lifestyles and enjoy the simplicity of rural Nepal.
Evening: 8. Sunset Views:
• Head to a designated viewpoint to witness the stunning sunset over the Himalayas. Nagarkot is renowned for its captivating sunset views.
9. Dinner and Relaxation:
• Have dinner at your chosen lodge or hotel. Relax and unwind, reflecting on the day's memorable experiences.
Night: 10. Return to Kathmandu: - If you're not staying overnight, make your way back to Kathmandu. The journey back offers a different perspective, with city lights twinkling in the distance.


Cost Includes

  • Airport/Hotel Transportation (via car)
  • Admission Charges
  • Private Lodging
  • Car Commute
  • Meal Package (inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Expert Guide proficient in English
  • Taxes and Relevant Fees

Cost Excludes

  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Charges
  • Gratuities and Tips
  • Personal Expenditures


What is Nagarkot famous for?

Nagarkot is renowned for its stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, and offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle of city life.

How can I reach Nagarkot from Kathmandu?

You can reach Nagarkot by a scenic hike from Bhaktapur or take a car or bike through well-managed roads. The hike takes approximately 3-5 hours, and driving takes about 1.5 to 2 hours.

Are there lodges and accommodations in Nagarkot?

Yes, Nagarkot has numerous lodges and hotels offering comfortable accommodations. Many of them provide breathtaking views of the mountains.

What are the other attractions near Nagarkot?

Nearby attractions include Bhaktapur, Changu Narayan temple, and the beautiful landscapes and villages along the hiking trails.

Can I witness the sunrise and sunset in Nagarkot?

Absolutely. Nagarkot is famous for both sunrise and sunset views. There are designated viewpoints where you can enjoy these natural spectacles.

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