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 the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys, lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere. Nagarkot 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 the external activities of other kingdoms. Later, it became a summer retreat place for the Royals before becoming popular as a hill station.
If you are planning any organized tours including Nagarkot or hike, here are some suggested itineraries below:
Kathmandu Valley Tour including Nagarkot to Dhulikhel hike: On this package, you will do Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour and a wonderful day hike from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel which takes approximately four to five hours.
Kathmandu and Nagarkot Tour: If you wish to have guided tours not the hike, this 5-Days short Kathmandu Valley Tour could be on your bucket list. Or check out Nepal Guided Private Tour for several other itineraries or contact us if you want to have the itinerary as per your requirement.