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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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
No, you do not required any previous experience to do the Nagarkot Trek.
You only need a normal range of physical fitness for the Nagarkot Trek.
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.
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.
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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.
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