Trip Name: Nagarkot Hiking
Best Season: All the year round
Duration: 02 days
Max. Helight : 2195m / 7200ft
Mountain view : Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal, Everest and more
Trip Highlights: Traditional Newari village of Sankhu, terraced farmlands, superb Mountain View, countryside
Nagarkot hiking is easy walking trip from Kathmandu to experience the countryside lifestyle of Nepal with superb views of mountains. Nagarkot hiking is easy tour to explore the beautiful landscape of Kathmandu hillside with panoramic views of Himalayas towards the north of Kathmandu in short period of time.
The Nagarkot is famous as sunrise and sunset view station at the elevation of 2195m /7200ft from the sea level. It lies about 32 km far from Kathmandu and offers quiet and scenic hilltop environment with greenery surrounding. Nagarkot is famous because of easy access and the panorama of the Himalayas ranging from the Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. With the help of binocular one can see the Mt Everest, the highest peak on the earth from the view station. The closer view of Langtang range offers beautiful view of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal and more. Besides these Gaurshnakar Himal range and Manaslu ranges are little far from the hill.
Nagarkot hike starts after an hour drive from Kathmandu. We reach at the hiking starting place call Sankhu, a Newari town towards the east of Kathmandu valley. The hiking takes about four hours to reach the Nagarkot hill top. The hiking trail passes through scattered villages, forests and farmlands with full of countryside experience. Early afternoon you will reach at the top of Nagarkot and will have time for meal and enjoy the panoramic views from here.
Nagarkot Hiking Itinerary
Day 01: After the early morning breakfast, drive to Sankhu for 1 hr and hike about 3.5 - 4 hrs to Nagarkot. Watch sunset on the Himalaya .Overnight at a hotel in Nagarkot.
Day 02: Wake up early in the morning for sunrise view over Himalayas. Enjoy the beautiful landscape and Kathmandu valley. After having breakfast, hike to Changunaryan at around 9 am. It takes about 3 hours reach to Changunarayan temple by hiking down. Explore the 5th century monument and enjoy the views of Hills and valley, you will drive back to Kathmandu which takes about one and half hour.
Cost Includes / Excludes
- English speaking tour guide
- Transportation by private car/jeep
- 1 night Hotel accommodation in Nagarkot
- Evening meal and breakfast