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Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour


Nagarkot Day Hiking tour :
Nagarkot (32km) is the most popular tourist destinations (Mountain Viewpoint) to the day hikers to see the stunning sunrise and Majestic Himalaya.  Mt. Everest can be seen in a clear day. The best views are Mt.Sishapangma, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shanker, Ghanchenpo.

You will have your breakfast at Nagarkot and hike to Changunarayan temple (the masterpieces in Nepalese iconography).  This is an easy and interesting walk through the rural life of Nepal.

Optional itinerary 01 Nagarkot day hiking tour:
This option includes the sunrise in the morning from Nagarkot. The tour must start early in the morning from Kathmandu to arrive in Nagarkot before the 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 nearby) as per sunshine time. Enjoy the sunrise and breakfast at Nagarkot and hike (approx 4 hr) down to Changu Narayan temple.  The trail will pass through the village and through the jungle. The first half of hiking will have the 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 Nagarkot 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.

How to book the tour and pay:
You can drop us an email for booking with details of your hotel. Regarding the payment, you can transfer to our bank or pay the day before the hiking.

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

Note: You can add Bhaktapur Durbar Square (UNESCO World Heritage Site) sightseeing within this itinerary. There will be an extra cost to add the tour. If you are interested to add, please write to us.

Trip Highlights

- Amazing Sunrise 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
  • Transport by private Jeep/ car with drive and fuel.
  • Trekking pole on request

What are not included?

  • Tipping to driver and guide.
  • All the expenses in Kathmandu
  • All other expenses except mention in the include section.
  • Any kinds of the meal (breakfast or lunch)
  • Local Entrances

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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Frequently asked questions

Road Condition: Nagarkot has a good road connection to Kathmandu and other cities. Hiking Guide: You will have a well-experienced hiking guide who has a command in English. Restaurant: There are many western standards and local flavored restaurants to eat around Nagarkot. Hiking Trail: It has a comfortable walking trail. You can have few options to hike to Nagarkot. You can discuss your guide or write us while sending a booking request. Nagarkot hiking in Summer/ rainy (June to September): The temperature in this season can be around 10-15 and in morning and afternoon could be up to 30-35. You can wear a long shirt, trousers, and a fleece jacket in the morning and walking shoes, raincoat or umbrella. Winter Clothings (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 sunshine, the temperature goes up to 25 degrees.  You can wear a long shirt, trousers and fleece jacket in the morning and walking shoes. What to bring to a day hiking to Nagarkot: a small daypack bottle of Water, gum, chocolate, biscuit, sunglass, sunhat, sun cream, camera, trekking pole (optional), and mask to avoid dust.