Nagarkot is located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu. It’s a lovely place to visit where you can enjoy the local life of Nepal and spectacular views over the Himalayas during both sunrise and sunset. People often visit Nagarkot to spend one or two nights to wake up early to see the beautiful sunrise.
Nagarkot is actually one of the best places to see Mount Everest and other of the high snow covered peaks of the Himalayan mountain range. If you’re planning on visit Kathmandu during spring – then I can highly recommend you to visit Nagarkot!.
Nagarkot is a village in central Nepal, at the rim of the Kathmandu Valley. The surrounding scrubland is laced with trails and home to many butterflies. To the west is the ancient, pagoda-style Changunarayan Temple, dedicated to Vishnu and a Hindu pilgrimage sites.
Things To Do In Nagarkot
Nagarkot isn’t a destination that offers many actives, but it does provide relaxation, beautiful hiking paths, fantastic sunrise/sunset views of the Himalayas and limited mountain biking.
If you feel like hiking up to Nagarkot from Bhaktapur, then I have good news! There’s one great hiking path from Bhaktapur via the Changunayran Temple, and also one from the small town Sankhu that offers smaller hiking trails and fantastic views of the Himalayas and the green scenery of Nepal.
The hiking takes around 3-5 hours, depending on which one you choose!. From your hotel in Nagarkot, you can also hike up via the main road to a high viewing tower that offers spectacular views of the Himalayas. From here you can view Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Shisha Pangma, Dorje Lakpa and Guari Shankar. From this tower, you can even see Mount Everest a cloud-free day!
Nagarkot Mountain Biking
During the high season, there will be mountain bikes available to rent from tour agents. There’s a great route called the ”loop” that’s popular among mountain bikers that visit Nagarkot. Mountain Biking is a relatively new activity, so it’s not sure that the bikes will be available during low season.
Watch The Sunrise
If you get up early in the morning, then you will be rewarded with one of the best views of the Himalayas. Enjoy a nice cup of lemon tea while watching the eagles circulate over the Kathmandu valley.
Relax at Nagarkot
Nagarkot is a perfect place for you who seek relaxation. Come here and enjoy breathtaking views, delicious food, and excellent walking paths!
Yoga in Nagarkot
Most of Nepal is synonymous with yoga, and Nagarkot too offers a range of yoga retreats to help you rejuvenate yourself completely before you go back to your bustling city life. A number of homestays offer the opportunity to combine your lodging with calming yoga practice. Additionally, you can also choose to go down the route of blending your hiking activities with alternating yoga sessions; an option offered by a variety of local outfits.
Best Time To Visit Nagarkot
You can visit Nagarkot all year round since it always offers great things to do and lovely views. If you only visit Nagarkot to see the fantastic view of the Himalayas, then I recommend you to visit during spring when the valley is green, nature filled with beautiful flowers and when it’s better to view the Himalayas.
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