Nagarkot Trek is one of the easiest and perfect short destination to the east of Kathmandu to get away from the city crowd. It requires minimal effort, and is located near Kathmandu. Nagarkot offers stunning views of snow-peaked mountains, including Mt Everest, Langtang, and more.
Nagarkot trek is a single day trek near Kathmandu with Nagarkot Hiking Tour visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square. The trekking trail offers stunning views of snow-peaked mountains such as Langtang (7234m), Gauri Shankar (7134m), Mt. Everest (8848m,) and more.
Nagarkot Hill (1800m) is a vantage point to watch the sunrise and sunset. You will also visiting two famous UNESCO world Heritage monuments, namely Bhaktapur Durbar Square-this city is also known as a museum of medieval art and architecture. and Changu Narayan Temple-is a two-story pagoda style temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Are you looking for a day hike in Kathmandu? Nagarkot Trek ought to be your first choice. This is the easiest trek for those who want to see snow-peaked mountains at a close range, yet worry that they don’t have the stamina for a more difficult trek. The Nagarkot Trek is suitable for any age and physical fitness level.
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Highlights: Amazing panoramic view of mountains and landscape.
12.00pm: Pick up from your hotel and drive to Jarsingpauwa.
01.00pm: Arrive at Jarsingpauwa. Start the trek.
Description: Jarsing Pauwa to Nagarkot is an easy trekking route. You will have only a little bit of uphill trekking at the final stage. You will get panoramic views of the Everest range of mountains on your left. This is very peaceful trekking area. You will find many school kids and villagers during your trek.
NOTE: You need only carry your own belongings such as cash, camera, water bottle, sunglasses, chocolates, etc. This is a 4 hours short trek near Kathmandu. Your big luggage will be transferred to your hotel in Nagarkot by your driver. You will trek with your trekking guide.
04.30pm: Arrive at Nagarkot hotel. Check in. You will have tea/coffee until sunset.
05.00pm: Sunset will be between 5pm and 7pm. It is depends upon season.
06.00pm: Dinner at the hotel. Rest and relax after dinner.
Highlight: Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changu Narayan Temple
05.00am: Wake up and prepare for the Everest Sunrise. Note: You will be able to see panoromic sunrise views of snow-capped mountains from your hotel rooftop. You will see spectacular views of Everest and the Langtang range of mountains
OPTIONAL: We can drive you to the Nagarkot Sunrise View Point Tower if you want to. Just inform your tour guide. No extra charges.
07.00am: Return to hotel. Breakfast at hotel.
07.45am: Check out and drive to Changu Narayan Temple.
08.45 am: Arrive in Changu Narayan Temple.
NOTE: You will have 1 hour to visit this temple.
Description: This is the oldest temple in Kathmandu Valley. It was built in the 4th century. The temple is adorned by some of the best specimens of stone, wood, and metal craft in the valley. The temple stands as the epitome of culture, religion, history and faith of the Kathmandu Valley. It is a UNESCO world Heritage Site.
09.45 am: Drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Description: Bhaktapur Durbar Square is an assortment of pagoda and Shikhara-style temples grouped around a fifty-five-window palace of brick and wood. The square is part of a charming valley as it highlights the idols of ancient kings perched on top of stone monoliths, the guardian deities looking out from their sanctuaries, the wood carvings in very place – struts, lintels, tympanums, gateways and windows – all seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony.
12.45pm: Drive to Kathmandu.
01.30pm: Arrive at Black Olive Restaurant in Thamel for lunch.
03.00pm: We will drop you at your hotel after lunch. Your tour ends here.
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What is the best season for Nagarkot Trek? The best seasons for trekking in Nepal are spring (Mar-May) and Autumn (Sep-Nov).
Can I go Nagarkot Trek in the months of June, July and August? You can do this in the months of June, July and August. You need to be very lucky to have beautiful views of Himalayas.
Do I need previous hiking/trekking experience required to go on the Nagarkot trek? No, you do not required any previous experience to do the Nagarkot Trek.
Does this trek require physical effort? You only need a normal range of physical fitness for the Nagarkot Trek.
What is the maximum altitude reached during this Nagarkot Trek? The maximum height reached during the Nagarkot trek is 1800m.
How hard will the Nagarkot Trek be? The maximum altitude reached during the Nagarkot Trek is 1800m. The trek demands having a passion for walking. The path is an easy walk, and requires minimal effort on hiker’s part.
What will I need to carry on the trek? Most of your equipment such as your sleeping bag and tent will be carried by your porter. You need only carry your daypack, water bottle, and cameras.
Is TIMS Card required? N/A
Is Trekking Permit required? N/A
How cold it will be on this Nagarkot Trek? It won’t be very cold because it is only 1800m. You will however need a warm jacket during the winter with good inner wear.
Do I need an insurance to do Nagarkot Trek? No, you will not need insurance for this trek.
What will happen if I get injured during my Nagarkot Trek? We will immediately rescue you and bring you to hospital for proper treatment. The expenses incurred for such treatments should be entirely borne by the guests himself or herself.
How can i be assured that your staffs will take care of me? We have a team of professional staffs who have been working in the tourism industry for many years. They take their client’s safety very seriously from the beginning to the end of your trek in Nepal.
Are the Eyes On Nepal Tours and Treks Agency’s staffs insured? Yes, all our staffs including trekking and tour guides, porters and helpers are insured against any mishaps or accidents while trekking.
Are the food / water safe to eat / drink during the Nagarkot Trek? Food and drink are all pre-planned before your trip. We only recommend guest houses and lodges along the trek that prepare healthy cuisine and use mineral water or boiled water throughout our trek.
What are the arrangements for food and drink? Food and drink and choices of guesthouses and lodges along the trek route are preplanned and arranged according to the itinerary and your tastes and requirements.
What else I can do besides Nagarkot trek program in Nepal? Besides Nagarkot trek, you can also join our sightseeing tours in other part of Nepals such as Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Peak Climbing, Paragliding, Mountain flight, Special Interest Tour, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Biking, Volunteering work, Yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic treatment.
Can I extend the trek? Yes, you can extend your trek or add extra programs as per your choice.
What do I need to bring? For Nagarkot Trek, we advise you to bring caps, sunscreen lotion, a pair of sunglasses, a water bottle, and comfortable slippers or shoes. You are advised to a bring jacket or warm sweaters during the winter, while tees and shorts for the summer is sufficient. A raincoat will come in handy during the monsoon period too.
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