Nagarkot Hiking

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Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. Visitors often travel to Nagarkot from Kathmandu to spend the night so that they can be there for the breathtaking sunrise. Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal.

It also offers an excellent view of the Indrawati river valley to the east. With an elevation of 2,195 meters, Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Valley and is described by visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round.

Many visitors prefer to visit Nagarkot in the spring when surrounding valleys break out in a rich kaleidoscope of different coloured flowers. The flowers are beautiful against the serene backdrop of the snow-covered mountains. Ever popular among the tourists are the short treks and picnics which Nagarkot offers. Treks from Nagarkot are unique and delightful. For anyone who wants to have an adventure without exerting much efforts, a hike to Nagarkot’s surrounding areas would be a good option. One can traverse short distances on trekking trails and come close to nature’s wonders such as the outer of verdant forests, flower-covered meadows and unusual rock formations.

Itinery Detail

  • Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu. Meet assist at the airport and transfer to the hotel. 
  • Day 02: Drive to Sundarijal (1hour), and Trek to Chisapani (1915 mtr. 4/5 hours walking) O/N in lodge.
  • Day 03: Take breakfast and Trek to Nagarkot(1920 mtr. 6/7 hours walking) O/N in lodge. 
  • Day 04: Take breakfast and Trek to Changunarayan (4/5 hours walking) and drive back to Kathmandu by surface (1 hour driving). O/N in Hotel.
  • Day 05: Transfer to the International airport to connect onward flight.

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