Nagarkot at the height of 2195m is a calm and picturesque 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. If you have just a day in Kathmandu and looking for an easy day hike then this Nagarkot day hiking trip is the best option to escape from the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu. The sunrise viewed from this hill present you the ever-refreshing memory of the majestic panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges.
The hike of about five hours starts at the Newari town Sakhu near Bhaktapur. With the exploration of traditional lifestyle of people and places of historical, cultural and religious importance in Bhaktapur we pass the uphill trail through scattered villages, forests and farmlands and reach Nagarkot early afternoon.This hike is best for before the high Himalaya trekking.
07:30 AM: We will pick you up from your hotel and drive towards Sakhu near Bhaktapur.
08: 30 AM: We start our hike passing through the places of historical and cultural importance, beautiful landscape, scattered villages and Forest to reach Nagarkot. On the way we will have Lunch.
16:00 AM: We hike to the top of Nagarkot and finally reach Nagarkot view tower. We will have the panoramic view of mountain ranges around and see the sunset.
18:00 AM: We drive back to Kathmandu from Nagarkot. It's about an hour downhill driving.