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    • Duration1 day
    • AccommodationNot Available
    • Start | EndKathmandu
    • ActivityHiking
    • Max Altitude2175 meter
    • DifficultiesEasy
    • Best SeasonSep - Dec | Feb - May
    • Group Size1-20 pax
    • Meal1 L

    Nagarkot Hike is a short and easy trek from Kathmandu that gives you a taste of Himalayan trekking. This short hike around Kathmandu starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Jarsinghpauwa, the starting point of Nagarkot hiking trail. It takes around 3 hrs. to reach Nagarkot from here on a trail which is well maintained.

    Kathmandu to Nagarkot hike offers you great views of Manslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and even Everest. Nagarkot trek from Kathmandu is a simple trek suitable for trekkers of all ages. Chisapani-Nagarkot-Dhulikhel trek is another popular trekking route featuring a visit to Nagarkot. We organize Nagarkot Day trek round the year.

    Please find Nagarkot hiking map in our photo gallery.



    Situated just 34 km from Kathmandu, Nagarkot at an altitude of 2175m, is a picturesque viewpoint to see Himalayan peaks and a starting point for short Nagarkot Trek. 

    • Day : Hike to Nagarkot and back to Kathmandu.


    Viewing the World heights Mt. Everest and amazing sunset from Nagarkot is the major highlights of this hike. Here are the some highlight of this hike.

    • Observing the simple lifestyle of local.
    • Magnificent View of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar and Everest in a clear weather.
    • Suitable for children as well as those who want short and easy hiking experience.
    • Aerial view of entire Kathmandu Valley.
    • Relaxing, refreshing and Peaceful atmosphere.


    Package includes almost everything such as transportation, entrance fee, necessary documentation, staff insurance, food and taxes. There is no hidden or unseen cost. If you are travelling in a group of more than 2 person, do write to us, cost per person will be much lower.

    What is included in the tour price ?

    • Documentation - No hidden charges All necessary paper works, government and local taxes & company service charges
    • Entrance Fee(Nagarkot entrance fee)
    • All land transportation on a private vehicle (As per the group size | car, jeep, van or a bus)
    • Meal Warm and fresh meal during the hike (1 Lunch )
    • 1 X English speaking Trekking guide(Experienced, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained)
    • Arrangements for trekking staffs Meals, salary and insurance


    • Personal nature expenses (All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hot and cold drinks during rest, lunch and dinner, laundry)
    • Charging electronic devices (If electricity is provided by solar power, charging devices such as Mobile, tablet and laptop will be charged.)
    • Insurance(Your travel insurance)
    • Tipping / gratis for guides, porters and drivers(Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.)
    • Unexpected expenses (Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Eyes on Nepal such as natural calamities, mishaps or accident)


    Cancellation policy is only applicable to package tariffs. The cancellation charge will be against the total package cost after deducting non-refundable expenses such as permits, transportation costs, airfare expenses that have been paid as part of the trip.
    • If you cancel your trip 30 days prior to the program start date, 15% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charged.
    • Any cancelation made 15 days prior to the program start date, 30% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • If you cancel your trip 1 week prior to the program start date, 50% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • cancelation made less than one week prior to the program start date, it will be deemed as no show and hence no refund will be made.
    • You must notify us about cancellation through writing via email.

    Impact Footprints

    "Leave nothing but foot prints, take nothing but photos & memories"
    • We suggest to stay in locally-owned lodges or tea houses
    • Waste management (We request to bring back all the waste materials you have carried on your way)
    • Kindly respect local culture and dress code.



    There are several routes to make this Nagarkot hike. Please find the most scenic route map below.

    NAGARKOT HIKE Itinerary in detail

    Here is the details itinerary for Nagarkot hiking from Kathmandu via Jarsing Pauwa :


    We will pick you up at 8am from Thamel. It is recommended you have your breakfast before 8am. We will drive to Jarsingpauwa via Boudha and Sankhu which takes about one and a half hours. We will start our trek from Jarsingpauwa to Nagarkot, a distance of about 7km which can be covered in 3 hrs. The trail is dust free flanked by green hills and Kathmandu valley on either side. Along the trail you can observe the simple lifestyle of villagers. Great views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar and Everest (if you are lucky!) are visible from Kathmandu to Nagarkot trek.

    Once in Nagarkot, we will partake of pre-ordered lunch. After lunch continue trek to Nagarkot view tower located at the height of about 2175m. Watch sunset view and then drive back to Kathmandu.


    11 hrs.






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    NAGARKOT HIKE Packing List

    This checklist helps you decide what to pack for your trip. Smart packing makes travel fun.

    Packing list Summer season

    During summer, the temperature in the day is about 20 degree Celsius and 5 degree Celsius in the morning/evening however it is a bit chilly early morning. Sometimes due to unexpected weather, the temperature drops to 0 degree Celsius. While trekking you should travel as light as possible so we advise to carry less gadgets and belongings. Below is a list of items you need to include:
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun Hat
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts (Quick dry)
    • Multi-uses neck warmer
    • Sweat/cotton pants
    • Thermal wear
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Fleece Jacket
    • Down jacket (0 DC)
    • Socks
    • Gloves
    • Poncho
    • Towel
    • Head light
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Books (during road journey)
    • Waterproof jacket (wind stopper)
    • International travel plug (to charge your gadgets)
    • Waterproof Trekking boots

    Packing list winter season

    During winter, the temperature in the day is about 15 degree Celsius and 0 degree Celsius in the morning/evening however it is a bit chilly early morning. Sometimes due to unexpected weather, the temperature drops to -5 degree Celsius. While trekking you should travel as light as possible so we advise to carry less gadgets and belongings. Below is a list of items you need to include:
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun Hat
    • T-shirt (quick dry)
    • Multi-uses Neck warmer
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Sweat/cotton pants
    • Thermal wear
    • Down jacket (-10 DC)
    • Socks
    • Waterproof Gloves
    • Poncho
    • Towel
    • bed liner
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Head light
    • Crampon
    • Reading book
    • Waterproof jacket (wind stopper)
    • Waterproof Trekking boots
    • International travel plug (to charge your gadgets)


    Eyes on Nepal provides some essential and common gears that can be use again and wont charge for it.
    • Sleeping bag
    • Water bottle
    • Hiking poles
    • Rain Poncho
    • First aid
    • Down Jacket(Not suggest due to hygiene & size)


    Nagarkot Hike is one of the best easy and high selling Nepal hiking package. We always suggest our guest to know some must know things about this trip. Here are some important information about this trip.

    Nagarkot day hike?

    Nagarkot hike is an amazing adventure that passes through the dense pine forest to the Nagarkot view tower; from where you can have a wide picture of the great Himalayan Ranges along with aerial views of Kathmandu valley. This day hike is suitable for those who have limited time schedule but want to experience the true adventure of hiking and the beauty of Himalayas. This tour will escape you from the busy atmosphere of Kathmandu valley to quiet and relaxing region of Nagarkot. It is a place for relaxation and refreshment thus making this hilltop a perfect holiday destination in Nepal.

    Nagarkot Panoramic hiking trail?

    Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail is a 12 km hike near the community of Nagarkot, Nepal. It is about a 3 to 3.5 hour walk, with views of the Himalayas. It includes the Nagarkot Nature Trail, the Tamang Village Walk and Panoramic Hiking Trail with 180 degree views of the stunning landscapes with lush greenery

    Kathmandu to Nagarkot distance ?

    The hill-top town of Nagarkot is a popular destination from Kathmandu, as it’s only 32 kilometers far from the heart of the capital city. Private transfer is the quickest and easiest way to go, a 1.5-hour journey from the Kathmandu Valley through the Himalayan foothills.

    Sankhu to Nagarkot hike?

    Sankhu to Nagarkot Hike begins with a drive to Sankhu from Kathmandu and walking through Lapsiphedi, Jaharing Pouwa, Kattike Bhanjyang. It is 14 kms that takes 5 hours. Sankhu is ancient Newari village, it has temples, Nagarkot is famous hill station from where clearly have glimpses of180 degree of Himalayan ranges. Sankhu to Nagarkot day hike gives the hikers a good picture of the Nepalese village lifestyle along with an occasional glimpse of distant Himalayas on a clear day.

    Chisapani Nagarkot tour?

    Chisapani Nagarkot tour start from Sundarijal to Chisapani following a scenic route, along the unstoppable stone stairs that continues up to Chisapani. It is a pleasant walk through the woods of rhododendron. Chisapani to Nagarkot hike trail is quite physically demanding because it takes about 7 hours to arrive at the hill station of Nagarkot.Most part of the trail until Nagarkot is through the forest of the Shivapuri National Park.

    Nagarkot Sunrise?

    The timing of sunrise varies according to seasons. In summers, the sun rises between 5:00 AM to 5:40 AM while during winters; it delays to around 6:30 AM to 7:00 AM. Since the hill station is away from the city, there are lower amounts of dust and pollution in the air.

    solo trek to Nagarkot?

    Yes, absolutely. This is a very well-marked and safe route with many human settlements in the way. Trekking to Nagarkot solo is a really fun idea.

    Elevation of Nagarkot?

    Nagarkot, at an altitude of 2,175 meter above the sea level, is the most popular touristic destination out of the Kathmandu Valley. It is the favorite weekend gateway among those seeking mountain view in comfort and quiet.

    What is the best season for Nagarkot Trek?

    In order to see a clear view of Nepal’s mountains and colorful festivals, we suggest you to travel in October and November. It’s a month for festivals like Dashain, Tihar, and Loshar. From September to April, the mountains are clear in the morning. The winter in Kathmandu is not really bad, and you can easily trek in January/ December. Spring is even more beautified with the blooms of wild-flowers as Rhododendron. The June and July trek can sometimes be risky due to heavy rainfall; you must check the weather before leaving


    Is hiking in Nepal safe for women?

    Nepal is the safest country for solo female travelers. You won’t feel regret while walking, hiking, and exploring the different places of Nepal. Local of Nepal welcome you as a God, they will guide you if you are solo on any trip and even you get a chance to meet so many solo female travelers on the way actually.

    How difficult is Nagarkot Trek?

    Nagarkot trek is suitable for all age groups of people who wants to experience short hiking and nature in Nepal. We can say this type of trekking is easy trekking where you have to walk only 4-5 hrs.


    This is very exciting program that you can do in Nepal. We will do our best to assist you from all possible way. We will assist you in every activities.

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    Enkh T

    Group Traveller

    Thanks to Eyes On Nepal and especially to Sushil who was our Nagarkot trekking tour guide. We really enjoyed the tour and you made the trip unforgettable and interesting. Thanks again and I”ll definitely recommend this tour agent and Sushil to you guys who planning to visit Nepal.

    September 20, 2017