Nagarkot Day Tour

Nagarkot Day Tour

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  • Difficulty
  • Accomodation
  • Altitude
  • Duration
  • Activities


Kathmandu is the main kingdom of Nepal and Nagarkot is the famous destination of the valley for the Sunrise, Sunset, and the magnificent view of the Langtang range which is 32 km from the kingdom. This Nagarkot day tour is complete within one day. In the morning after having breakfast we drive by car through the Arniko Highway to Changunaraya (The Ancient Hindu Bishnu Temple). The car goes through the ancient Bhaktapur city .

We can spend an hour thereby seeing the ancient Chhangu Narayan temple and the typical Newari village. After that, the hike goes up to Telkot through the villages with the fine views of Kathmandu Valley. From Telkot we can see the Sankhu / Salinadi side. It has its own importance in Hinduism.

Again hike continues up to Nagarkot passing several villages. Nagarkot is situated on the top of the hill where many lodges are available. From here you can see the beautiful scenery of the valley and the White Mountain view of Langtang range. This hiking can be done as follows.

Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour Highlights

  • Hike through the beautiful area of Nagarkot/ Chhangu and it’s Surrounding.
  • Nagarkot (2,175 m) for Sunrise and Sunset Views.
  • It’s a hill close to Kathmandu from where you can observe Mt. Everest.
  • Different green Vegetation basically Pine.
  • Gorgeous views of the mountain ranges from Nepal such as; Everest, Langtang, and Annapurna ranges.
  • Exploration of the mid-hills Tamang and other native groups.

Tour Difficulty

Since the Hike route goes through the mid-hills and with beautiful terraces and forests, it’s really an easy trail. You can do this tour in any Seasons, it’s really an easy and interesting route


Day 01Drive to Changunarayan Temple and trek to Nagarkot

The trip begins with a short drive to Changunarayan. This is the oldest pagoda structure temple from Nepal built in the Lichhavi dynasty by King Manadev. We walk in and around the temple and hike to Nagarkot (2175 m) which  is the best place for sunset and lovely view of panoramic views of Langtang and Everest  and drive back to Kathmandu 40 km 

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What's included?

  • All ground transportation
  • Tour guide
  • Entry fee for popular sites
  • Lunch

What's excluded?

  • Personal expensive
  • Tips
  • Donation


1. What's the main attraction of Nagarkot Hike?

It’s really very typical Hike goes through the beautiful typical villages. It’s an opportunity to observe the fantastic Sunrise and Sunset Views and you can explore an ancient Vishnu Pagoda from Chhangunarayan.

2. What is the altitude of this Hike Nagarko?

3. How far is it from the Capital?

4. What are the main ethnic groups of this route?

5. What are the main religious groups Nagarkot

6. What sort of Vegetation are there?

7. Do we See some temples and other Cultural monuments?

8. What sort of gears do we need to bring?

9. How long does it take the Hike?


Had the most incredible experience with Sadu the guide , kindly organised by Nabin. We took the bus to Changunarayan Temple which was nice to experience some real Nepal and then from there trekked to Nargakot and stayed overnight. We woke up to watch the sunrise over the Himalayas and were even lucky enough to see Everest in the distance. The value for money is excellent and the hotel Nabin reserved was very good and gave excellent views. Sadu was the best guide. I was rather unwell at the beginning of the trek but he advised me on what to eat and we took frequent breaks to allow me to rest. He was very knowledgeable about the region and excellent company. Would 100% recommend

Eimer H Review fromEimer H Eimer HUK
Jul 2016 • Couples
I had a plan to travel to Napal in July.
Because of the rainy season,I booked the Himalayan abode in May, hoping they can arrange our travel progrem(including four days hiking to Poonhill).
They replied all questions about traveling as soon as possible by email.
When we arrived KTM, the boss:Nabin and the driver picked up us personally from airport.
During the 12 days, anywhere we are,Nabin always keep in touch by mobile phone.
We took their private car to go sightseeing in KTM , Pokhara,Nagarkot. The driver:Shreelal is a professional driver, even if the road is so mud and rugged ,he could drive through safety.
When we went hiking ,the guide:Shadev and porter were kindly and professional,too.
Himalayan abode could solve all problems when we traveling,and their services are good.
Review from宜家 劉 宜家 劉Taiwan
Oct 2016 • Solo
NAMASTA…to all the people out their thats planning to take a holiday that has EVERYTHING…why dont you think about comming to NEPAL…I highly recommend this journey…THE MAGESTIC HYMALAYAS..just kèep following your every move…to rice fields & magnificant mountains with so many greens just takes your breathe away…the artisons…paitings..pottery…the history & culture of this beautiful country is worth a visit…Enjoy the ancient sites & learn the history & culture of this beautiful place…& not to forget the children & people who are so humble & generous towards their guests..come on take a trip to Nepal….love contact Himalayan Abode Travels & Tours Treks & Expd. (P)Ltd. . Will take care of you..they have the best tour guides..& anything u wont as in accomadation treks. & holiday was complete with these guys & couldnt do enough for me…My best holiday ever…come on ..come to Nepal i promise you wont regret it..
Review fromwendyayates wendyayatesAustralia

I booked one-day hike in Nagarkot, 2 hours drive from Kathmandu. An easy but picturesque path on which you can enjoy both nature and local culture. My guide Nabin was very communicative, he knows his job very well and is a great companion. The weather was not perfect – cloudy and a bit rainy – but it did not spoil my trip. When it started to rain we found shelter in very nice Shiv Temple where local community gathered to socialize and play some devotional music together. A very beautiful experience. Also the lunch on the way was very hearty and tasty. On our way back we visited an ancient town of Bhaktapur – also a place worth going too. All the way Nabin was very helpful and flexible. I recommend Himalayan Abode Travels and this hike very much!

Review fromJarStaw JarStawindia
Sep 2014 • Couples
it’s lucky for us to choose Nabin, Himalayan Abode Travels and Tours, as our agent when we travelled in Nepal last week . Before we arrived , Nabin send email to us for some helpful suggestion of Nepal , then against our requirement , he made very good schedule for us , including nice hotel , good driver , comfortable car , reasonal itinerary & price . We saw everything we want to see , like sunrise in Sarakot, sunrise in Nagakot, Teej Festival in Kathmandu , porcelain plant …etc …Nepal is a very nice place for travelling . Hope we may be there again , for trekking , for sure , we will work again with Nabin. Thanks.
Review fromSona_Au Sona_AuChina
Dec 2023 • Couples
Himalayan Abode did so much to make our trip special. After using their services for the sunrise and day hike, we came back and asked for the city tour as well because we liked them so much. All the staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. If you want to better understand Nepali history, people and culture, we highly recommend them!
Andrew J Andrew JUnited Kingdom
Dec 2023 • Family
We arrived in Nepal with only two days to enjoy Kathmandu and Nabin guided us with the best experience visiting the most beautiful places in town. We enjoyed a lot! I highly recommend it.
Maria luiza C Review fromMaria luiza C Maria luiza CBrazil
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