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, located at an altitude of approximately 2100 meters above sea level and about 40 kilometers from Kathmandu, is an excellent tourist destination. From here, one can enjoy stunning views of the Himalayas (Mt. Everest, Gauri Shanker, Langtang, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, etc.) and the sunrise over the mountains. This place offers a range of accommodation options, from tourist-standard hotels and restaurants to star-rated hotels. Some tourists also come here to spend the night. Additionally, some visit to enjoy the sunrise, the sunset, and some for a day hike. A day hike from here can be made to Changunarayan or Dhulikhel.

Best time to Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour

The best time to visit Nagarkot day hiking tour is during the autumn and spring seasons. During this time, the clear skies allow for a good view of the Himalayas. The temperature is also comfortable, neither too hot nor too cold. However, in winter, the temperature can drop below 0 degrees Celsius, making it quite cold. During the rainy season, clouds often cover the sky, making it difficult to see the Himalayas, but other activities can still be enjoyed.

The best option to Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour

There are various trails around Nagarkot for enjoying walks. The trail to Changunarayan is considered the most suitable. On this route, one can observe local traditional villages, farmers busy in their fields, and herders grazing goats. Walking through the forest, one can see various types of trees, birds, and wild animals. This path is not too difficult, making it suitable for people of all age groups. The trail includes some uphill, downhill, and flat sections, ending at the Changunarayan Temple, one of the oldest temples in the valley, built in the 4th century, with stone sculptures from the 7th century. This temple is listed as a World Heritage Site.

Road condition to Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour

There is a paved motor road to reach Nagarkot. There are two routes from Bhaktapur: one passing through Telkot and the other directly reaching the top via Ratnagiri from Bhaktapur. It takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes by car or jeep and about 1 hour and 30 minutes by bus to reach Nagarkot.

Guide to Nagarkot day hiking tour

To make this journey more memorable, we provide an experienced guide who is knowledgeable about local customs, people, flora, and the route. The guide can communicate well in English, and guides speaking other languages can be arranged as needed.

Clothing to Nagarkot Hiking

When hiking in this area, it is essential to wear weather-appropriate clothing. Especially in winter, as the temperature can drop below 0 degrees Celsius, warm clothes are necessary. At other times, dress accordingly. Essential items include shoes, pants, a long shirt, a hat, sunglasses, water, and a small bag.
Wildlife arond Nagarkot day hiking tour

Nagarkot is connected to the forests around Kathmandu, home to animals such as leopards, bears, jackals, deer, monkeys, and wild boars. The vegetation ranges from species found in warm areas to those found in cold climates.
This trip can be done in one or two days. The cost depends on the tour schedule and the number of participants. Please write to us according to your preferences, and we will respond accordingly. Once your hotel stay, name, and number are confirmed, you can make the payment. We will offer the best reasonable price.

Nagarkot Sunrise tour:

The tour starts with pick up from your hotel at 4:30 am from downtown, usually right from your hotel, this trip involves a 1 hour and 15-minute drive to Nagarkot, which is 2175 meters high. Enjoy the stunning sunrise and see the Himalayan peaks all around you. Take some memorable photos before heading to a local restaurant in Nagarkot for a relaxed breakfast. After that, we'll drive you back to your hotel so you can rest. Later on, you can explore downtown on your own or ask about more tours nearby if you want.

Day hiking to Nagarkot from Kathmandu

Renowned as one of the favorite hiking routes near Kathmandu, the Nagarkot to Changu trail offers a variety of paths, with the most popular being the Nagarkot to Changu route. This trail takes you through villages full of culture, with the stunning Himalayas in the background and lush forests all around. The hike is moderate, with some ups and downs along the way, and it ends at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Changu. Exploring Changu means visiting a temple with ancient stone carvings and inscriptions dating back about 2000 years. Along the route, you'll see people grazing goats, women carrying heavy loads, locals making wine at home, and fields full of seasonal crops.
After the hike, you can enjoy a relaxing lunch at one of the nearby restaurants before heading back to your hotel. Along the journey, you might come across cultural events like festivals, weddings, or weekend celebrations, making your experience even more special. Lasting around 3-4 hours, this hike is perfect for families, friends, and seniors looking for a memorable outdoor adventure.

Options to Nagarkot day hiking tour.

  • 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.

Wildlife around the jungle of Nagarkot:

Kathmandu valley surrounded by a forest. The forest is connecting to Nagarkot as well as. There are leopards, beer, deer, jackal, porcupine, wild boar, Indian pangolin, Aasami monkey, snake, squirrel etc. There are chances of spot an animal but most of the animal like to stay away from people and predicators rest into the deep jungle in the day time.

Birds watching around Nagarkot:

There are varieties of bird find in around Nagarkot. It is a good location who would like to enjoy nature, hiking and watch some birds. Some migrated birds come across the country in winter in Kathmandu valley. Generally, the followings are the common birds seen around Nagarkot. 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)

Similar Hiking: Champadevi Hiking

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Whats Included?


English speaking hiking guide

Whats not Included?

Not Included

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

Trip Reviews

5 - Excellent Based on 2 Review

Shekhar Bahadur Thapa is a great guide. He was very flexible with my flight delayed. He told me many interesting stories and took for a great lunch. The scenery of the mountains around Kathmandu was beautiful! I recommend this companay and Mr Shekhar.

Denmark, 2024

Not only the mountains

Me and my colleague came to Kathmandu for a conference and we had a chance to take two day trips, a Kathmandy city tour and a Nagarkot hike. Luckily we happened to find Shekhar. What a professional guide! He also had a deep cultural knowledge, thus opening our eyes more to Nepali life and history during our short visit in the country. That we appreciated very much because for us, this was not only about hiking. The clouds prevented us from seeing the Himalaya view at Nagarkot but they did not prevent us from enjoying the day there.

Finland, 2023
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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.