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Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour - Days

Highlights

Transportation
Private
  • Amazing Sunrise from Himalaya
  • Mt Everest and other mountain view.
  • The countryside lifestyle
  • Birds spotting
  • Butterfly, spiders spotting
  • Fruit plants, medicinal plants and flower plants

Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour Overview

Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour

This is the most popular hiking around Kathmandu valley. It is also popular for sunrise, Himalayan range 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.

  • Sunrise tour:
    Starts early in the morning from downtown. Breakfast will be at restaurant in Nagarkot. Enjoy sunrise from Nagarkot and return to Kathmandu
  • Sunset tour:
    Drive to Nagarkot. Enjoy sunset from Nagarkot and return to Kathmandu.
  • Day Hiking:
    Drive to Nagarkot after breakfast. Enjoy the view and walk back to Changunarayan through the local village. Later drive back to Kathmandu

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, 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 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.

Entrance:
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.

Hiking option to Nagarkot:

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

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?

Other
  • Experienced Hiking guide
  • Local Entrance
  • Private transport

Whats not Included?

Not Included
  • All the expenses in the city
  • Meal while hiking
  • Tipping to the driver and guide

Frequently Asked Questions

Trekking guide will have the license from Nepal government after the completion the formal training. Our trekking guide has the long experience to Annapurna Base Camp. He speaks English and keeps knowledge about High Altitude mountain sickness, first aid, Annapurna Mountain and its history, people and culture. We will provide a porter (helper to carry the luggage) with warm clothing’s while going to the high mountain. Our company will give priority to the local porter as much as they are available. Porter can speak little English but they are friendly and honest.