From early 7 a.m. having breakfast, a short drive of more than an hour to cover a distance; of 19 km or approx. 12 miles. The drive leads on the main eastern highway, then the drive diverts on reaching the outskirt of Bhaktapur city.
Heading on a winding narrow road to a nice old village with a famous old temple of Changunarayan. Having time for a short refreshing break, then start the hike heading northeast, the walk follows a forested path. Leading away from the main motorable road in tranquil surroundings of tall dense tree lines. Reaching the point where motor roads and walking trails branch off from the small farm village of Tilkot.
Walk leads to climbing reaching a small lovely place with temples and shrines of the Hindu god Shiva. From here onwards on winding ups to reach a road-head at Nagarkot town, where all good hotels and lodges are located.
Finally reaching the highest point of Nagarkot hill at 2,175 m high, on completing the wonderful day hike. Transfer into a nice hotel or lodge facing views of snow-capped peaks of the Central and Mid-Western Himalayas.
Afternoon browses around the streets of Nagarkot town lined with shops and restaurants amidst tall trees of rhododendron and pine trees. Enjoy the sunsets over arrays of peaks from the hotel balcony or walk up to the view tower.
The next day, rise in the early morning, for stunning sunrise reflecting over Himalayan peaks facing views as far as Everest towards the Far East.
Having breakfast then depart from the hotel at Nagarkot for a few hour drive back to Kathmandu, after glorious views and refreshing time on Nagarkot Hill Hiking.
Nagarkot, a hill station located northeast of the Kathmandu valley rim at a distance of 30 km. drives less than two hours.
It is one of the most popular hill tops for scenic views of sunrise and sunsets over a chain of Himalayan snow peaks. A famous scenic hill for domestic and foreign visitors takes you to a serene environment within fresh cool mountain air.
Nagarkot is a famous and popular hill station with many good and excellent lodges, hotels, and resorts. Depends upon the option to choose from the budget, standard to classy luxury hotels and resorts. All hotels and resorts with spacious rooms with balconies and rooftop terraces for visitors to view the magnificent scenery of the Himalayan peaks. All meals and snacks are lavish and provide a comprehensive food menu of a wide range of items, including a variety of refreshing drinks from the well stock bar to the hot café’.
Yes, on request before departing for the hike at extra cost with the tour guide to show you the ancient wonders of Bhaktapur city. The best will be after the hike, on the next morning leaving Nagarkot for Kathmandu.
En route to Kathmandu with time for a tour of Bhaktapur around places of great interest.
Besides sunrise and sunset along with spectacular Himalayan mountain views, Nagarkot is a pleasant place to spend a few more days. Where one can enjoy a short walk around the farm villages inhabited by Tamang tribes. Observing the local culture of Buddhism along with surrounding beautiful scenery and dense forest of lovely tree lines. During spring the hills are alive with wildflowers in seasonal bloom, making Nagarkot Hill full of charm and beauty.
Interested people can continue hiking towards Dhulikhel old town following the eastern ridge; the view of Himalayan peaks remains constant. A walk of 6 hours from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel either spend the night or drive back to Kathmandu.
The other western route for a day hike or more is walking towards Chisapani high ridge, which offers exciting views of snow peaks. As well as stunning sunrise and sunset views, staying overnight in Chisapani after 5-6 hours of scenic hike. The next morning views of sunrise and then descend to Sundarijal town and drive back to Kathmandu.