Nagarkot Day Hike | Nagarkot Hiking

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Nagarkot Day Hike | Nagarkot Hiking
  • Duration6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 2175 M
  • Group Size 20
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
Nagarkot Day Hike | Nagarkot Hiking Highlights
  • Sweeping ranges views of Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang, and Ganesh Himal.
  • Aerial view of entire Kathmandu Valley.
  • Changu Narayan temple (the oldest temple in Nepal also a UNESCO Heritage site).
  • Exceptional view from Nagarkot View Tower.
  • Religious Temples
  • Ethnic villages of Tamang people.
  • Authentic foods and drinks.
  • Relaxing and Refreshing atmosphere.
  • Suitable for children as well as those who want short and easy hiking experience.
  • Magnificent sunset view.
  • Greenery forest and valleys.
  • Buddha Peace Park
  • Nagarkot nature walk.  

Nagarkot is a beautiful hill station which is famous for sunrise and sunset views over the great Himalayan Ranges. Located 32 Km from the Kathmandu valley, this hill station offers panoramic views of apex touching summit ranges. That includes Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Jugal, Maha Langur and Ganesh Himal ranges. Filled with rich natural beauty and scenery, Nagarkot attracts a lot of travelers who visit this place either driving or through hiking. Thus, making Nagarkot Day Hike Tour one of the most popular day trips from Kathmandu.

Nagarkot Day Hike is an extension of Kathmandu Day Tour. This day hike is suitable for those who have limited time schedule but want to experience the true adventure of hiking and the beauty of Himalayas. 

It is a wonderful place for outdoor enthusiasts as they can have Nagarkot hike, nature walk, paragliding, village sightseeing, hiking tour and many more. Nagarkot hike is an amazing adventure that passes through the dense pine forest to the Nagarkot view tower; from where you can have a wide picture of the great Himalayan Ranges along with aerial views of Kathmandu valley.

This Nagarkot Hike Tour escape you from the busy atmosphere of Kathmandu valley to quiet and relaxing region of Nagarkot. It is a place for relaxation and refreshment thus making this hilltop a perfect holiday destination in Nepal. 

Among the best sunrise viewpoints in Nepal, Nagarkot comes into the top 5 list. Therefore, most people do early morning Nagarkot Sunrise Tour to enjoy the magical sunrise views along with snow-capped peaks scenery.

After breakfast, our ChanguNarayan Nagarkot Day Hike starts from a short drive from your hotel to the Changu Narayan Temple. This UNESCO World Heritage site is 22 Km from your hotel (Thamel) and takes 1 and a half hours to reach. From here, the trail climbs gradually passing through terraced farmlands and remote villages of Tamang people. Soon, you reach Telkot from here it takes 1 hour and a half to reach the Nagarkot.

How to Get to Nagarkot from Kathmandu Valley

There are various approaches and mediums to get to Nagarkot from Kathmandu valley. Means to reach Nagarkot are:

Kathmandu to Nagarkot on private vehicle

       Our office representative will pick you from your hotel in a private car or taxi to the Changu Narayan Temple, and drop you at your hotel from Nagarkot. For independent travelers, they have to book a private taxi in advance as there is no fix taxi station in Nagarkot.

Kathmandu to Nagarkot on a local bus

Those who want a budget trip than traveling by bus is the best option for them. You have to take a bus to Bhaktapur from where you will be transferred to Nagarkot Local Bus. It is the cheapest means to reach Nagarkot.  

Approaches to Nagarkot Day Hiking:

  • Chisapani Nagarkot Hike
  • Dhulikhel Nagarkot Hike
  • Changu Narayan Nagarkot Hike

Nagarkot Weather and Temperature

The weather in Nagarkot changes depending on the seasons of the year. During

Winter, the weather is extremely cold whereas the spring season is dry and moderate. Summer is wet and very hot whereas autumn is clear and mild. 

Nagarkot Temperature Chart includes;
















Best Time to visit Nagarkot

During the month from September- early November and March-May is the best time to visit Nagarkot. As the weather is favorable for hiking and extra adventurous activities. The views and scenery are crystal clear during these months. The views are blocked during winter and monsoon seasons due to fog and rain clouds. 


If you looking for a short and easy hiking adventure nearby the Kathmandu valley then Nagarkot Day Hiking is perfect for you. This amazing Nagarkot Hike offers magnificent views, scenery, and adventure which is enough to blow your mind and chills you. Join us as we Nepal Everest Base Camp provides best day tour packages in Nepal. Additionally, we also provide Kathmandu City Tour as well. For any information, please contact us. 

Nagarkot Day Hike | Nagarkot Hiking Itinerary

Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01:Day 01: Kathmandu - Changu Narayan Temple to Nagarkot and back to Kathmandu.

Nagarkot Day Hiking Itinerary
7:00: Around 7 AM after breakfast, you drive to Changu Narayan Temple in a private vehicle which takes an hour to reach. At first, you will visit Chagunarayen temple and after then starts your Nagarkot day hike. 
8:30: After reaching this World Heritage site, you start hiking following the Telkot-Nagarkot routes. Routes follow decent ups and downs which pass through beautiful Tamang villages, forests, and temples, and finally reach on the land of Nagarkot. After having lunch at Nagarkot Resorts, you will be escorted to Nagarkot View Tower from where you can view the amazing Himalayas. 
6:00; After exploring around the Nagarkot and sunset views, you will drive back to your hotel on a private vehicle. Enjoying the evening drive to Kathmandu, It takes 1 hour 30 minutes to reach your hotel at Kathmandu. Overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.
Duration: 1 hours drive, 4-5 hours of hiking

  • Max Altitude:2175 M
  • Time:5-6 Hours Walk
Cost Details
What is Included

Transportation during the tour by Car/van/bus. to and from Starting and ending points. 

English Speaking Tour guide 

All needed official fee

What is not Included

Any kinds of food and personal expenses During the tour. 

Tips for Guide or Diver. 


Departure Dates

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Start DateJul 20, 2024End DateJul 25, 2024
PriceUS$136Per Person
Start DateJul 26, 2024End DateJul 31, 2024
PriceUS$136Per Person
Start DateJul 28, 2024End DateAug 02, 2024
PriceUS$136Per Person

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