Nagarkot Hiking

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Trip Highlights

  • Get the experience of driving nearby Kathmandu Valley
  • Visit the beautiful Changunarayan Temple
  • Take a snapshot of Kathmandu Valley
  • Hike through the wonderful forest along the Tamang Village
  • Reach at one of the wonderful viewpoints of Nepal i.e. Nagarkot
  • Immerse into the golden view of sunset over the Himalayas

Nagarkot Day Tour is also popular for Nagarkot Hiking. It is very close to Kathmandu Valley. It’s a Nagarkot panoramic hiking trail that allows seeing the gorgeous Himalayan ranges such as Mt. Everest, Dorje Lakpa, Lantang Lirung, etc.

More interestingly, this Nagarkot hiking tour includes the world-renowned religious site i.e. Changunarayan. It is also enlisted in the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO.

Nagarkot sunrise hike starts after an hour's drive to Changunarayan from Kathmandu. It's a kind of 1-day trek. The hikers can explore everything of Changunaran Temple after reaching there. The ancient statues are unexplainable. From there, you can also have a glance at the views of Kathmandu Valley. Then you have a choice either do hiking or have a drive to Nagarkot.

This package is designed for hiking so, your Nagarkot hiking trail starts from Changunarayan. It takes almost four hours to reach there. On the way, you see the views of Sankhu Village and the Bhaktapur sites on your right-hand side and the left-hand side respectively. You go on through the beautiful forest and pass the Tamang Village. It is an easy trekking trail and not difficult to follow the Nagarkot hiking map.

Finally, your hiking takes you to Nagarkot. It is a beautiful place and considered as the vantage point for looking at the sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan ranges including the world’s highest peak Mt. Everest. The Sceneries are much breathtaking that you have never imagined before visiting this place. You need to reach there before sunsets. After reaching there, you take a rest for some time and ready to view the sunset over the beautiful mountains. Finally, the Nagarkot hiking ends there and you have a drive back to Kathmandu.

If you want to spend a night at Nagarkot for looking at the wonderful sunrise, we also arrange your accommodation in the fully facilitated hotel.

Besides, Hiking in Nepal especially Nagarkot does not require any kinds of technical skills. It suits especially for those who do not have enough holidays, but, want to explore overall Nepal. Similarly, hiking in Nagarkot is suitable also for family hikers.

For more details, please contact us.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive to Changunarayan (1 hr), hike to Nagarkot (2195 m/4-5 hrs) and drive back to Kathmandu (1:30 hrs)
Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Drop and pick up by private vechile.
  • Tour guide
  • All gorvernment taxes and service charge

Cost Excludes:

Entrance fee


Travel insurance

All your personal expenses

Tips for driver and guide

  • Justin Angle
    Justin Angle, United States

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