Nagarkot Hiking

Nagarkot Hiking | Best Sunrise and Mountain view trip

Nagarkot Hiking is a day trip from Kathmandu and Bhaktapur Valley. Nagarkot is one of the best mountain viewpoints near Kathmandu. And of course, this is one of the most popular ones too. Nagarkot is located at the elevation of 2175m and 32 KM eastward from the heart of Kathmandu. Also, famous as the summer hunting and relaxing camp for the royal families in the past times.


The stunning view of mountain peaks as well as the dramatic landscapes and the Kathmandu valley is the perfect way to relax your eyes. Golden sunrise and sunset on the top of the snowcapped mountain peaks (Langtang range, Gaurisankar, Manalsu, Annapurnas, Rolwaling, Dorje Lakpa, and even Mt. Everest) is another attraction of Nagarkot.


Hike to Nagarkot can start from several places and the most hiked one is from Changu Narayan. Changu Narayan, itself is a place of historical element and which is enlisted in the UNESCO Heritage sites from Nepal. This historical place has a historical Changu Narayan Temple decorated with beautiful carvings and a typical Newari village.


This beautiful temple is directly connected with the history of Nepal. It’s situated 12 km east of Kathmandu valley. Changu Narayan will be the starting and ending point of this Nagarkot Hiking trip. If you want to enjoy the amazing sunrise view from Nagarkot then end your trip here and if you want to hike up then it’s the place to start this hiking trip from here.


The second option to hike to Nagarkot is from Shankhu. Shankhu is a beautiful traditional Newari village in the shadow of Nagarkot Hill. From here need to hike up to the Deurali Danda and then follow the road to Nagarkot. It will take around 4 to 5 hours to reach Nagarkot.


The third option is a hike from Sundarijal, Chisapani, and then Nagarkot. Also, this hiking route will cost Chisapani Nagarkot Hike or Trek. This is the longer version of the Nagarkot Hiking and it will take 1 night to reach Nagarkot. Because the first night has to be spent in a superb Chisapani village. From Chisapani also a chance to witness the breathtaking mountain view.

Why hiking to Nagarkot is very popular? 

Nagarkot Hill is the best place in nearby Kathmandu for the sunrise and sunset view. Also, there is a view tower near Nagarkot village. It is located at an elevation of 2100m above sea level. So the sunrise and sunset view from here is the best top one for the short-timer.


The panoramic view of the snowy peaks including Mt. Everest is the first reason why this hike is popular. Not only Everest, but other world’s highest peaks like Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna can also be seen from here. Not only the snowy peaks can be seen from Nagarkot. Also, the dramatic landscapes and the view of the Kathmandu valley including Bhaktapur and Lalitpur can be witnessed from here.


This place is the best place to spend quality time with your family. Most of us will work the hard entire week and need a good break during the weekend. Therefore to have a good time with family with the best sunrise, sunset, and mountain view, you must have to do Nagarkot Hiking.


Nagarkot is not only for hiking purposes you can visit here for many other purposes. Such as picnics, conferences, ceremonies, and many more. Here are the world’s best hotels and resorts waiting for you. For picnics, there is some open space where you can have a great time together with your friends and family. Like other hiking trails near Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot Hiking is also interconnected with other hiking trails like Chaispani Nagarkot Hiking Trail. That is why this hiking trip is one of the best and most popular day hiking trips in Nepal.


When to do Nagarkot Hike

Nagarkot Hike is a kind of all-season hike near Kathmandu. Because it is near the valley easy to follow the walking trails. Easily start the hike from any point such as Shankhu, Changunaraya, and Sundarijal. Although, spring, autumn, and summer are the best time to hike to Nagarkot Hill. During these three seasons, there will be clear weather and chances to have a great view of the mountains and surroundings. Even during the winter season, there will be opportunities to play snow on top of the Nagarkot.

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