Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour days

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  • Mt. Everest view point near Kathmandu
  • Explore rural life of Nepal.
  • Easy hiking, good for beginners, family and friends
  • Options available in case you want shorten or quit

Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour Overview

Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour is the most popular hiking around Kathmandu valley. It is popular for sunrise, Himalayan view and downtown view to Kathmandu. Series of mountain (Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Landtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shanker, Xisapangma and Everest) can be seen from here.  Beside the mountain hikers can explore Nepal's rural life style, people and culture.

Nagarkot day hiking tour has some different options to hike. One of them is starts from Changu Narayan temple and end in Nagarkot or start from Nagarkot and end in Changu temple. The trail passes through the local villages, seasonal crop field, goat grazing farmers, and temples. The  ups, down and flat walking through the ridge will have more fun and experience. The mountains can be seen while walking. Walking through the forest would be cool in a hot day. Lucky tourist can spot some wild animal and birds while hiking. This is easy and joyful hiking

The view point of Nagarkot is 35Km from Kathmandu has a good road connectivity. Good experienced hiking guide and a good condition vehicle helps you to make a wonderful day around Nagarkot. Your guide can suggest to ride different way to go and another way to return for pleasure.

There would have many tourists in a busy season in a view point but much lesser while walking. Tourist standard Hotel and restaurant for food and night rest are available in Nagarkot. Many tourist visit there to see sunrise and Himalayan view in a tourist season.

Tour options to Nagarkot day hiking tour.

  • Nagarkot Sunrise tour:
    It starts early in the morning (4:30am) from downtown (from your hotel). It will take about 1:15m to arrive to view point. You will enjoy the stunning sunrise and Himalayan peaks and drive to a restaurant/ hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, you will drive back to hotel for rest and relax. later you can explore around downtown or you can ask for another tour around downtown.

Note: The pick up time can be varied according to the sunrise time.

Day Hiking to Nagarkot from Kathmandu:
It is one of the popular hiking to those who do not  have enough time to go to trekking. The can enjoy walking through the forest, local village and some ups and down hills. You will enjoy rural people and culture of Nepal, Himalayan view and fresh air. You can start after your breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu. You can have few different route to do a hiking. You will have a lunch in a small restaurant and later evening return to Kathmandu for night rest.

Hiking options:

  • Changunarayan - Bhanjang- Nagarkot (4-5 hr)
  • Nagarkot view point- Bhanjang – Kathmandu (3-4hr)
  • Nagarkot- Bhanjang- Changunarayan (4-5hr)

Pick up Time:
The pickup time varies as per the tour option. The sunrise tour starts around 4:45am in Winter and 4:30 am in Summer. We will fix the time when we confirm the booking.

The View from Nagarkot:
The major views are Mt. Everest, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shanker, Numbur, Xisapangma, and many other small peaks. On the other side, the amazing Kathmandu valley can be seen.

Road Condition and distance:
There are two major routes to drive to Nagarkot view point. The road separates from Bhaktapur. The right (east) route is comparatively narrow and scenic and the other left from Bhaktaur is comparatively good. We suggest to one to go and other one to return.

Transport to Nagarkot day hiking tour:
We will provide good conditioned vehicle with air conditioned and an experienced driver.

Hiking Guide to Nagarkot day hiking tour:
An English-speaking guide with previous experience.

Breakfast: we will stop at a clean and hygiene restaurant for a breakfast. The restaurant offers continental and other good breakfast with tea/ coffee.

Local entrance will be included.

Temperature in Nagarkot:
The temperature goes below zero in the winter morning and and 15-20 in the afternoon. The summer would be around 10 degrees in the morning and 25-30 in a sunny day. We will provide you the average temperature while confirm the booking.

Price for Nagarkot day hiking tour:
We will offer the best updated price (2023) with an agreed tour route and services conditions.

Booking and confirmation:
With advance deposit, the tour will be confirmed. The rest of the amount will be payable before the departure.

The best time: October to April considered the best season. However, the weather condition can’t predict.

Clothing: You would require a warm clothing in a winter and normal T-Shirt is fine in summer. If you are taking a hiking tour, you are advised to wear long short and long pan. We will send you the clothing details when confirmed the booking.

What to bring/ wear: hiking shoes, trouser, long short, sun hat, gloves, sun glass, hiking pole, bottle water, some chocolate, day pack, tissue paper, camera, umbrella or rain coat etc.

Not to forget: You may encounter with a lady who is making a local whisky, chanting people in the Hindu temple and may encounter with wild animal and birds. Local people taking their goat to graze.

Similar Hiking: Champadevi Hiking

Birds around Nagarkot day hiking tour: There are varieties of bird find in around Kathmandu valley. Some migrated birds come across the country in winter in Kathmandu valley. Generally the followings are the common birds sen be seen around Kathmandu valley. House Sparrow (भंगेरा , Common Myna (रुपी, Common Tailorbird (पात सिउने फिस्टो ) , Barn Swallow (घर गौथली,) Red Vented Bulbul (जुरेली), House Crow (काग),  Long Tailed Shrike (भद्राई), Great Barbet (न्याउली), Black Drowngo (कालो चिबे), Blue Throated Barbet (कुथुर्के), White Throated Kingfisher(सेतोकोंठे माटीकोरे), Common Cuckoo (कुक्कु कोइलि), Spotted Owlet (लाटोकोशेरो), Asian Koel (कोइलि),  Rose Ringed Parakeet (काठे सुगा), Spotted Dove (कुर्ले ढुकुर, Oriental Turtle Dove (तामे ढुकुर) Oriental Magpie Robin (धोबिनी), Common Pigeon ((मलेवा), Cattle Egret (बस्तु बकुल्ला) , Black Kite (कालो चिल , Indian Pond Heron (आस् कोटे बकुल्ला)

Whats Included?


English speaking hiking guide

Whats not Included?

Not Included

All kinds of meal, entry fee and Tipping to guide and driver

Travel Infos

Season and clothings

Nagarkot is 2100m from Sea level. It could have snow experience in the winter and rainy or hot day in summer. Please be prepared accordingly the season or ask us about clothings or etc.