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Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour


Nagarkot Day Hiking tour :
Nagarkot (32km) is the most popular destinations (Mountain View point) to the day hikers within the Kathmandu valley. The stunning sunrise from Himalaya and Majestic Himalayan view with fresh air are just amazing.  The best views of Himalayan peak are Sishapangma, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shanker, Ghanchenpo.  Mt Everest can be seen in a clear day from Nagarkot in the Far East horizon.

Enjoy the breakfast at Nagarkot and hike down towards the Changunarayan temple (some of the master piece in Nepalese iconography).  The walking is not hard and are interesting with the rural lif  of  Nepal, the people working in the terracing  field, the valley view  are amazing. You may encounter with lovely kids asking chocolate along the trail.

The trail and people to Nagarkot day hiking tour: While hiking from Nagarkot to Changunarayan, the trail will be passing through the tiny Tamang villages. You will encounter a children playing and asking chocolate, grazing goats, cattle’s and working people in the field.  You can see the traditional way of Nepalese lifestyle.

Itinerary Option 01 Nagarkot day hiking tour:
This option is to see the sunrise in the morning from Nagarkot. The tour must start early in the morning from Kathmandu to arrive in Nagarkot before sun come up. It will take one and half hour to reach Nagarkot from Kathmandu. Our City tour guide will pick you up by car/ van from your hotel (Thamel or near by) as per sun shine time. Enjoy the sunrise and breakfast at Nagarkot and hike (approx 4 hr) down to Changu Narayan temple.  The trail will passes through the village and through jungle. The first half of hiking will have Himalayan view and the other part will have Kathmandu view and mountain as well as. Enjoy your lunch at Changunarayan and visit the temple. After, drive to Kathmandu.

Itinerary Option 02 Nagarkot day hiking tour:
This option is to see the sun set from Nagarkot. Our city tour guide will pick (10:30 am) you up from your hotel (Thamel or around) by car and drive to Changu Narayan temple (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Visit the temple and hike (approx 4 hr) to Nagarkot. On the way, you will cross the road to Nagarkot and if you feel tired, you could drive to Nagerkot otherwise you can continue to your destination. Enjoy your late lunch at Nagarkot. Enjoy the beautiful sunset and Himalayan view from Nagarkot and drive back to Kathmandu. Transfer to your Hotel and end the trip.
Price Nagarkot day hiking tour :
2 pax Nrs.4500/ person
3-5 pax Nrs.4250/ person
6 and above Nrs.3750/ person


Trip Highlights

- Amazing Sunrise/ sunset from Himalaya
-Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Garru Shanker Himalayan ranges including Mt. Everest in a clear day.
-The old type houses, architecture, traditional house, people and culture.
- Short distance and soft hiking from Kathmandu.
- Visit UNESCO world heritage site

What are included?

  • English speaking hiking (tour) guide with his all allowances
  • Breakfast or lunch in Nagarkot
  • Transport by private Jeep/ car with drive and fuel.
  • Trekking pole on request.

What are not included?

  • Tipping to driver and guide (mandatory).
  • All the expenses in Kathmandu
  • All other expenses except mention in the include section.
  • Entrance at Changu Narayan temple.

Trip Enquiry

The itinerary listed is a guideline and standard pattern which we provide you. This trekking can be modified according to your time and requirements. We will be pleased if you provide every minor details about your trip.

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Summer/ rainy (June to September): The tempera in the can be around 10-15 and in the afternoon could be up to 30-35 in Nagarkot. You can wear a long shirt, trouser and fleece jacket in the morning and walking shoes, raincoat or umbrella. Winter (October to February): The morning temperature can be around (-5 to 5) and in the afternoon could be up to (15 to 20) in Nagarkot. You can wear a long shirt, warm jacket, trouser, thermal trouser, woolen cap, gloves, walking shoes. Spring (March to May):  The morning temperature can be around 10 in Nagarkot. After sun shine, the temperature goes up to 25 degree.  You can wear a long shirt, trouser and fleece jacket in the morning and walking shoes. Please bring with you: a small day pack bottle of Water, gum, chocolate, biscuit, sunglass, sunhat, sun cream, camera, trekking pole (optional), and mask to avoid dust.