Nagarkot is a peaceful getaway from the busy schedule, noise, and hustle-bustle of daily life. Located 32km east from Kathmandu and at an elevation of 2,195 meters, it offers the hilly terraced landscape and the green belt panoramas. Nagarkot is the nearest and easiest option for people around Kathmandu who are in love with nature and peaceful surroundings.
Not far from Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the ten places enlisted in the world heritage site, Nagarkot is truly a majestic destination for travelers. The view from Nagarkot View Tower is captivating. Once a fort for Kathmandu Valley, from where the soldiers of Kathmandu used to monitor the neighboring kingdoms and then summer retreat for the royal family has been a luxurious destination for people these days.
This place can be fun for active nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts since Nagarkot also offers unique hiking trail. While walking the local walking trail you can observe barking deer, wild pig, fishing cat, jackal, mongoose, rabbit, giant squirrel, Indian pangolin, nightingale, owl, cuckoos, pheasant, fog tail and other different flora and fauna. If you are lucky enough you can also encounter golden eagle and spotted dove.
Sunrise view from Nagarkot is one of the biggest reason people visit this place. The early sun rays bounced in mighty mountains and lush green which can be seen from Nagarkot View Tower will make your visit to Nagarkot enjoyable. The resemblance of this majestic view will surely make a call for visit again. The Nagarkot valley offers a glorious view of Ganesh Himal, Everest Range, Annapurna Range, Manaslu Range.
Not only this but you can enjoy the scene of Shivapuri National Park and ant-sized buildings of Bhaktapur and Kathmandu. For trekkers, it can also be the transit point for Helambu and Lang-tang trekking.
Getting to Nagarkot from Kathmandu is not much of a difficult job to do. You have many options to reach there based on your preferences and budgets. One can travel from Kathmandu to Bhaktapur on a bus. Then from Kamalbinayak, you can take another bus that goes directly to Nagarkot. If you are trying to walk then you can hike from Kamalbinayak and enjoy the green view and pass through the jungle. If you want to get to the point directly you can book a cab but it will be expensive than other options. You can also select an appropriate package from travel agencies.
If you are thinking of spending a night there then you can also enjoy the beautiful sunset view. There are many fine guesthouse and hotels for your comfortable stay. Once you finish your stay in Nagarkot, you can visit Changu Narayan and learn its cultural and traditional importance. Also, you can go to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and observe its centuries-old monuments. Nagarkot is touristic destinations and arrangements can be quite an awful experience in busy seasons.
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