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    • Duration2 days
    • Accommodation3* Hotel
    • Start | EndKathmandu
    • ActivityTrekking
    • Max Altitude2175 meter
    • DifficultiesEasy
    • Best SeasonAll
    • Group Size1-20 pax
    • Meal1 B | 1 L | 1 D

    Excellent 2 days Nagarkot trek with sunset and sunrise view  is by far the most preferred popular trek around Kathmandu Valley that offers experience of Nepali village culture and beautiful Himalayan peaks. Package costs USD 100/Pax including all necessary services such as transportation, guide, accommodation, food and entrance fees.

    Kathmandu to Nagarkot trek begins with a scenic drive to Jarsingpauwa where you start your trekking. The trail passes through ancient town of Sankhu where you will visit old temple before heading to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is a popular viewpoint to see a panorama of mountains including MAnaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa and Everest. An overnight in Nagarkot will be a treat where you will enjoy campfire and Nepali music.

    The last leg of the tour takes you on exploration of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a medieval kingdom popular for Newar culture, cuisine, arts and architecture.



    There are some different routes to make this Short Nagarkot trek. But, route starting from Jarsing Pauwa to Nagarkot observing the lifestyle of local is the best route  for this trek from Kathmandu.

    • Day 1: Kathmandu-Nagarkot.
    • Day 2: Nagarkot-Kathmandu.


    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. Here are the highlights of this trek:

    • Observing the simple lifestyle of local.
    • Magnificent View of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar and Everest in a clear weather.
    • Expericing the diverse culture and lifestyle.
    • Aerial view of entire Kathmandu Valley.
    • Visiting UNESCO listed World Heritage sites Bhaktapur Durbar square.
    • Suitable for trekkers with normal physical condition.


    Package includes almost everything such as transportation, entrance fee, necessary documentation, staff insurance, accommodation, 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 and Bhaktapur Durbar square entrance fee)
    • All land transportation on a private vehicle(As per the group size | car, jeep, van or a bus)
    • Accommodation during the trek (1 nights accommodation on clean star rated hotel on sharing basis )
    • Meal - Full board(Warm and fresh meal during the trek |1 Breakfast | 1 Lunch | 1 Dinner)
    • 1 X English speaking Trekking guide(Experienced, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained)
    • Arrangements for trekking staffs(All meals |3 times a day | salary, accommodation 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.


    "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 short Nagarkot trek. Please find the most scenic route map below.


    Here is the day to day details itinerary for short Nagarkot trek from Kathmandu.

    Day 1Kathmandu-Nagarkot

    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 return to hotel where you will have dinner.


    10 hrs.




    L | D


    Star Hotel

    Day 2Nagarkot-Kathmandu

    Watch early sunrise view from hotel or trek to view tower to capture sunrise. Afterwards have delicious breakfast before driving to Bhaktapur. Take a tour of the medieval city of Bhaktapur, then we will continue our drive to Kathmandu.


    5 hrs






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    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
    • cotton pants
    • Thin Jacket
    • Socks
    • Poncho
    • Hand sanitizer
    • 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
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • cotton pants
    • Warm jacket
    • Socks
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • comfortable shoes


    Eyes on Nepal provides some essentials and common gears that can be use again and wont charge for it.
    • Water bottle
    • Trekking poles
    • First aid


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


    30 km from Kathmandu and 2175m above sea level, Nagarkot provides stunning views of sunset, sunrise and mountain ranges including Manaslu, Ganesh himal, Langtang, Jugal, Gaurishankar, Rolwaling, Mt. Everest and Numbur. Opportunities for short trek and hiking.

    Nagarkot view tower

    Considered the most popular view tower around Kathmandu valley, Nagarkot view tower captures breathtaking views of Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valley, and lush pine forest in quaint rural atmosphere. Mt. Everest can also be seen on a clear weather with good visibility.

    Elevation/height 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.

    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.

    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.

    monthly average temperature of Nagarkot

    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.

    monthly average rainfall in Nagarkot

    The June and July trek can sometimes be risky due to heavy rainfall; you must check the weather before leaving

    Nagarkot trek route?

    Nagarkot trek is a short trek from Kathmandu. It is beautiful and easily accessible from Kathmandu. There are different routes for this trek and they are:

    Sankhu to Nagarkot trek

    Sankhu to Nagarkot trek 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 trek

    Chisapani Nagarkot trek 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.

    Short Nagarkot Panoramic trekking trail

    Short Nagarkot Panoramic trekking 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.

    Things to do in Nagarkot

    There are many outdoor activities to do in Nagarkot. Hiking, trekking, horse riding, mountain biking, sunrise and sunset are the most famous and common.

    Short Nagarkot trek

    Short Nagarkot trek 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 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.

    Nagarkot Sunset

    The timing of sunset varies according to seasons. In summers, the sun rises between 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM while during winters; it is quite early around 4:30 PM to 5:15 PM. Since the hill station is away from the city, there are lower amounts of dust and pollution in the air.

    Trip extension

    We are many popular side trip while or after this Nagarkot trek. We have a day long to multiday tour. Some of tour are listed below.

    One day Yoga retreat in Nepal
    Kathmandu sightseeing tour
    Panauti Nampbuddha tour
    Everest mountain flight tour
    Everest helicopter tour
    Sundarijal Chisapani Nagarkot trek
    Nagarkot Dhulikhel trek


    Can I go Nagarkot Trek in the months of June, July and August?

    You can do this trek 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.

    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.

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    Solo Traveller

    Amazing trip to Nagarkot – Well Organized!
    Thank you Angie and Siddatha for organising my trip in Nepal. Great and timely arrangements even catering my last minute change. My local guides Zian, Sushil, Krishna are all amazing and professional. I had a great time in the past week and so glad that we turn into friends! Keep up the good work and will definitely recommend to anyone who wanted to visit Nepal.

    Enkh T

    Group Traveller

    Unforgettable and memorable trekking tour to Nagarkot
    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.