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Nagarkot Sunrise Tour

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Duration
1 days
Max. Elevation
2175m
Group Size
1-15
Level
Beginner
Transportation
Private Vehicle
Best Season
All Season
Accomodation
Not Included
Meals
Breakfast
Starts at
Kathamdu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Bhaktapur-Nagarkot-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • On the highest point of Kathmandu valley facing fabulous mountain scenery.
  • Stunning sunrise views from Nagarkot Hill amidst beautiful scenic surroundings.
  • Pleasant and cool spot with refreshing air along with grand vista of snow peaks.
  • An exciting drive through rural farm villages and towns of great cultural interest.
  • Breathtaking panorama of Himalayan wide range of peaks as far as Mt. Everest.

Overview

Nagarkot Sunrise Tour takes you to one of the highest scenic hills within the valley rims of Kathmandu. Located at 2, 175 m or 7,136 feet high above the northeastern end of Kathmandu valley within the Bhaktapur district.

Nagarkot is the closest Hill Station to the capital Kathmandu, which makes it accessible to all foreign visitors. As well as for interested city and town folks who wish to escape from the hustle, bustle busy city life. 

A pleasant and scenic hill for a refreshing moment and as well for stunning sunrise views. The early morning sunlight and sunsets touch the Himalayas range turning the white peak into striking golden colors.

Nagarkot is one of the renowned holiday spots for a weekend as well for a few days' vacations; in the comfort of luxury mountain resorts or a nice local lodge.
Not far from the main city of Kathmandu a mere distance of 30 km or approx. 19 miles. A drive of fewer than two hours, driving through nice towns and farm villages beyond Bhaktapur city to reach Nagarkot. 

A beautiful location amidst serene green woodland of rhododendron, pine, fir, and oaks tree lines. In springtime v the hills are alive and bright with seasonal wildflowers in bloom.

Nagarkot hill with lovely lodges, hotels, and resorts situated above the small town where one can enjoy panoramic views. Overlooking the Himalayan peaks of Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang Himal, with majestic Gaurishankar as far as Everest towards the Far East.
Apart from striking sunrise and sunset views, visitors enjoy being in the close backdrop of the Himalayas; and in the harmony of a tranquil refreshing environment.

Important Note

Best Season for Nagarkot Sunrise Tour:
Tour of Nagarkot for views of sunrise, can visit nearly all seasons of the year, except for monsoon wet months of mid-June to August. The best favorable seasons are spring and autumn / fall, as well in winter times of Christmas and New Year till February.

Please note:
Instead of waking early in the morning for a drive to Nagarkot, one can reach Nagarkot, a day ahead by afternoon. With an opportunity to catch sunsets, spend an overnight at Nagarkot in nice hotels, and enjoy the sunrise views next early morning.  


Trip Itinerary

An early morning wake up by 4: 30 a.m. having a refreshment or on the way. A drive of fewer than two hours to be at Nagarkot on time to catch the stunning sunrise. The journey leads on a smooth highway towards the east of Kathmandu city reaching the outskirt of Bhaktapur city. Then the drive leads on a winding hilly road to Nagarkot reaching a specific spot to enjoy views of the sunrise.

Either from the nearest hotel or further above the town at Observation and View Tower. Located on a small hillock, where one can catch the glorious sunrise, as it reflects over a chain of Himalayan peaks. After a refreshing morning at Nagarkot with spectacular sunrise and Himalayan Mountain views. 

Enjoy breakfast at Nagarkot in one of its best hotel restaurants or have a late breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu.

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Includes

  • Drive to Kathmandu - Nagarkot-Kathmandu
  • Breakfast in Nagarkot
  • All government charges and taxes

Doesn't Include

  • Personal expenses

Reviews

Need to book this one !

Wij bestelden last minuten een sunrise tour en dayhike in Nagarkot. Er werd voor vertrek heel duidelijke info gegeven via Whatsapp. De gids Ram stond ons optijd op te wachten in lobby van ons hotel. De dag Tour en sunrise was heel erg mooi en de gids gaf ons heel veel info over de Nepalese cultuur, de natuur etc. Een hele fijne gids die open staat voor een fijne babbel en ons erg veel wist te vertellen. Er wordt ook op het tempo van de wandelaars gestapt en er is voldoende tijd om leuke foto's te trekken en van het uitzicht te genieten. Zeker een aanrader als je een rustige hike wil doen en een niet zo super getrainde wandelaar bent!

Sien V
Belgium

Truly a wonderful experience! Shout out to Ram as our tour guide!

My fiancé, myself and a friend of ours was in Kathmandu for a work trip. We had a 1 day off and decided to go on a tour at Nagarkot to watch the sunrise. We booked the tour and we met Ram as our tour guide. He definitely is the perfect role model as a tour guide. Everything about him is top notch, be it his personality, his knowledge, everything. Really had a wonderful time with him and truly is a pleasure having him as our tour guide! Thank you Ram! Highly recommend him to be your tour guide if anyone had a choice.

Charles W
Singapore

I want to go back!!!

I've really looked forward about this program. And they satisfied by hope so if I go back to Nepal, I will ask here to take me another place also. I cannot forget the moment that I saw the view of Himalaya until now.... I could eat breakfast right infront(?) of the mountain...!! It was wonderful. I recommend this program very much!!

인 장
Korea, Republic of

Amazing experience

We had an amazing time with Ram at Nagarkot. The sunrise was beautiful and the view of the mountains was incredible. We had breakfast with stunning views. The walk was through a lovely village and Ram pointed out the best spots for photos. It was great to talk with Ram, he shared a lot of information about Nepal and living in Nepal. He gave us information about our upcoming treks (despite already booking through another company)- He is also a trek guide. Thank you Ram for our experience, we had a great time 🙏

natasha s
Australia

Amazing trips with Treklanders Adventures

The view of sunrise was amazing. The guide Ram explained all the mountain range and view seen from there very clearly. In future also I again choose Treklanders Adventures for other tours and trekking. Highly Recommend!!

Alsa C
Austria

Amazing views and a knowledgeable guise make for a perfect excusion away from the busy streets of Kathmandu

The Nagarkot sunrise trek with Ram as my guide was a perfect way to spend an early morning away from Kathmandu. Ram was super friendly and knowledgeable about the local customs and festivals and was open about sharing his own experiences growing up in Nepal. The views from the Nagarkot tower were beautiful even though there were some clouds obstructing the views of the most distant mountain peaks. After an hour or so of taking photos, Ram and I sat down for some tea and chatted before heading over to a resort for breakfast with a phenomenal view. From there, we took a short drive down to the trailhead and hiked for a few hours. The valley views were gorgeous and Ram happily pointed out some spots for ideal photo opportunities. We briefly stopped at a Hindu temple where Ram explained some of the history and customs that are observed in the region. We discussed what it's like living in Nepal and I felt like I gained some real insight into the experience of a local. It turns out that Ram also guides longer expeditions and provided me with valuable insight into my upcoming trek even though I had already booked it with a different company. If I could have gone back in time and booked with Treklanders and Ram, I would have! Highly recommend these guys for their professionalism and knowledge!

Kirby D
United States

Stunning views

Amazing views of all the different ranges right at the top. Beautiful but it was really freezing before the sun rose, so really layer up to enjoy yourself more! Breakfast was equally stunning with a view of the mountains and a wide spread. Trek back down was lots of fun with the views of the villages and different animals in the area. Guide was knowledgeable and driver was friendly & kept us safe. we had the best time. Thank you for the lovely experience :-)

Gwendolyn T
Singapore
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