Nagarkot Day Hiking
Day Hiking to Nagarkot, Kathmandu
Mountain sights: Gaurishankar, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa ranges including a distant view of Mt Everest .
Highlights: Traditional Newari village of Sankhu, terraced farmlands , superb mountain view, countryside, 5th centure temple of Changunarayan
Nagarkot at 2195m / 7200ft is a quiet and scenic hilltop about 32 km from Kathmandu, very popular as a mountain view point. One can see the panorama of the Himalayas ranging from the Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchanjunga in the east including Mt Everest ( you will see Mt Everest only as a dot on the horizon but with a binocular you can have a good view of it ) . The other ranges you will see are the Langtang, Dorje Lakpa and the Gaurishankar ranges .The sunrise and sunset on the Himalayas seen from this hill could be a life time memory for you.
The 4 hour hike starts at the Newari town of Sankhu.We pass the uphill trail through scattered villages, forests and farmlands and reach Nagarkot early afternoon.
The hike on second day from Nagarkot to Changunarayan is through a forested ridgeline with superb views of mountains . Changunarayan is Nepal's oldest living monument dating back to 5th century .It is an UNESCO world heritage site.
- Day 01
Early morning breakfast in Kathmandu and drive for 1 hr to the traditional village of Sankhu and 3.5 - 4 hrd walk to Nagarkot. Watch sunset on the Himalaya .Overnight at a hotel in Nagarkot.
- Day 02
Early morning sunrise view, take a leisurely breakfast , and depart for the hike at around 9.30 am . After 3 hours of hike reach to Changunarayan. After visit to this 5th century monument , drive back to Kathmandu.
USD 120 per person for 2 or more persons group (with overnight on a standard resort)
USD 160 for solo trekker (with overnight on a standard resort)
Included in the price
- Transfer from your hotel to hike start point and transfer back to your hotel from the hike end point.
- Services of the hiking guide.
- One night accommodation at a resort in Nagarkot on bed and breakfast , twin sharing room.
- Monuments entry fees.
NOT Included in the price
- Hotels and tours in Kathmandu
- Lunches and dinners
Kathmandu Hiking Programmes
Champadevi Hikking - 1 Day
Offers opportunity to visit some Buddhist monasteries , walk through pine forest and clim up to one of the highest hills on the rim of Kathmandu valley commanding good view of the city as well as the Himalayas. Ideal for a day trekking.
Nagarkot Hiking - 2 Days
Ideal for people who want to enjoy soft hiking on a scenic trail for two days and a comfortable overnight stay at a resort . Offers excellent mountain views and countryside experience.
Chisapani Hiking - 2 to 3 Days
Starting from the outskirt of Kathmandu and walking through Shivapuri national park this trek takes you to a spectacular mountain view point of Chisapani . On the second day you will walk through dense forest ...
Nepal is best known for the world's highest mountains and beautiful trekking trails but we have a great variety of experiences to offer to the visitors .Kathmandu and the nearby towns of Patan and Bhaktapur are regarded as open museum of medieval arts and architecture , boasting a total of seven UNESCO world heritage sites.