Nagarkot is considered the most popular hill station around Kathmandu valley to enjoy the magnificent sunrise and sunset with spectacular Himalayan views. Located approximately 2000 meters above sea level and 28 km from Kathmandu international airport, Nagarkot is a hill station commanding breathtaking views of with the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys, lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere. Nagrakot commands one of the best views of the snow-capped mountains in the Kathmandu valley (8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 can be seen from here). The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu Range, Ganesh Himal Range, Langtang range, Jugal Range, Rowaling Range, Mahalangur Range (everest Range) and Numbur range.
There is a view tower that provides an unparalleled view of green hills and mountains. For those who wish to return to Kathmandu while enjoying the backdrop of the Himalayas, there is a hiking trail that leads to Sankhu. One could also hike to Changu Narayan Temple, Chisapani, dhulikhel, Dhulikhel and Melamchi. Situated in a strategic location, Nagarkot was an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley to monitor external activities of other kingdoms. Later, it became a summer retreat place for the Royals before becoming popular as a hill station. Kathmandu and Nagarkot Tour can be the best option in order to explore Kathmandu valley and the hill station Nagarkot.