Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise view of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. Visitors often travel to Nagarkot from Kathmandu to spend the night so that they can be there for the breathtaking sunrise. Nagarkot has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal.
It also offers an excellent view of the Indrawati river valley to the east. With an elevation of 2,195 meters, Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Valley and is described by visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round.
Many visitors prefer to visit Nagarkot in the spring when surrounding valleys break out in a rich kaleidoscope of different coloured flowers. The flowers are beautiful against the serene backdrop of the snow-covered mountains. Ever popular among the tourists are the short treks and picnics which Nagarkot offers. Treks from Nagarkot are unique and delightful. For anyone who wants to have an adventure without exerting much efforts, a hike to Nagarkot's surrounding areas would be a good option. One can traverse short distances on trekking trails and come close to nature's wonders such as the outer of verdant forests, flower-covered meadows and unusual rock formations.
Day 01: Drive to Sundarijal, hike to Chisapani (2150m.), 4/5hrs.
We will pick up you from your hotel in Kathmandu and drive to Sundarijal (approx. 1hrs drive). Hiking start from Sundarijal, first few hours we climb steeply up following the huge water pipe. On the way can see the water falls, passing through the Shivapuri National park so can see wild animals. We have short break for lunch on the way and continues walk to Chisapani (2150m.), Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Chisapani - Nagarkot (2175m.), 6/7hrs.
After sunrise breakfast with the range of Himalaya, we start next hiking tour to Nagarkot. We follow the construction road, until Jhule than cross Pati Bhanjang and catch next construction road continues to Nagarkot (2175m.), Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03: Nagarkot - Chagunarayan, - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu
Wake up very early for sunrise view (weather permitted), now we can explore sunrise view over the Himalayas. In Nagarkot is not only snow mountain, there is green, brown mountain and hidden valley too. After breakfast we start to our hiking down to Chagunarayan Temple (approx. 3 hours) visit around Changunarayan, you can meet with driver there and continue sightseeing in Bhaktapur. In the evening drive to Kathmandu.
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