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Private Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike to Dhulikhel Day Tour

1. Private Nagarkot Sunrise and Hike to Dhulikhel Day Tour

Start with pickup from your Kathmandu hotel, before your private guide takes you on a scenic 90-minute drive to Nagarkot. Along the winding roads, pass by small villages, teahouses, forests, and mountain panoramas in the distance. Nagarkot sits about 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Kathmandu. Enjoy the sunrise and see the Everest Range, Annapurna Range, the Langtang Range, the Mansiri Range, Rolwaling Range, and other Himalayan mountains in the distance. Follow your guide down a walking trail to the village of Rohini Bhanjyang, which offers more mountain views. Continue through the hamlets of Kankre and Tanchok to Tusal, then ascend uphill through farmland to Opi. An hour further down the road, walk into Dhulikhel, a picturesque hill station surrounded by natural beauty. Take some time to relax and snap photos in Dhulikhel before your private driver collects you and your guide. Relax on the one-hour return drive to Kathmandu where your tour ends with hotel drop-off in the early evening.

Kathmandu: Full-Day Bhaktapur Tour with Breakfast at Sunrise

2. Kathmandu: Full-Day Bhaktapur Tour with Breakfast at Sunrise

Witness the best sunrise in Kathmandu and immerse yourself in Nepalese culture on this full-day tour. Start your excursion before dawn as you rise early to watch the spectacular Himalayan sunrise from Nagarkot. Have breakfast at a hilltop resort before heading to the medieval town of Bhaktapur. In Bhaktapur, where time stands still, enjoy a guided tour through its narrow brick-paved streets. Immerse yourself in the village's centuries-old beliefs and traditions that provide hidden treasures around every corner. Spend the day soaking up the atmosphere of Bhaktapur. Admire the woodcarvings, pottery, and cloth weavings for which the village is renowned before heading for lunch. Afterwards, get dropped off back at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu: 3-Day Nagarkot Trek

3. Kathmandu: 3-Day Nagarkot Trek

Day 1: Drive to Sundarijal (1,460 meters) and Chisapani Trek (2,165 meters) You'll begin by being met at your hotel, from where you will drive for an hour to your trek's starting point of Sundarijal. From Sundarijal, your trek begins uphill following a large water pipe coming down from the Sundarijal Reservoir. Following that you will enter the Shivapuri National Park from where you will proceed further to reach the Mulkharka Village. The trail then passes through Tamang Village befire reaching Chisapani, from where you can spot great views of Langtang Lirung, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Everest. In the evening you'll witness beautiful sunset views over the mountains, before spending the night at a lodge. Day 2: Chisapani to Nagarkot (2,175 meters) Following breakfast, the trek continues by ascending through a lush forest before descending down to Jhule and Chauki Bhanjyang. The trail then crosses some villages and terraced fields before reaching Kattike Bhanjyang. You will be required to ascend up to reach Nagarkot from Kattike Bhanjyang, which will offer great views of Kanchenjunga in the east, Dhaulagiri in the west, and Everest. Day 3: Nagarkot to Changu Narayan (1541m) & drive back to Kathmandu 4 hrs Your final day will begin with an early-morning wake-up to observe the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas. Following breakfast you will hike to Changu Narayan, where the trail descends downwards via Telkot. En-route you will encounter a bird’s eye-view of both Bhaktapur and Kathmandu, before encountering the 323-A.D. Temple of Changu Narayan. Once at Changu you will meet with your vehicle before driving back to Kathmandu to be dropped off at your hotel.

Nepal Nagarkot Hiking

4. Nepal Nagarkot Hiking

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your hotel. Start your tour at 4:30 in the morning to catch the sunrise. Afterwards, hike to Changunarayan Temple takes about 3 hours and then drive back to Kathmandu. Nagarkot is a village development committee located at 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu in Bhaktapur District in the Bagmati Zone. It is an international tourist destination with spectacular views of the whole Langtang range, sunrise on the mountains and sunset views. The scenic beauty of the place makes it a very popular hiking route for tourists. Located approximately 7000 feet (2000 meters) above sea level and 28 kilometers from Kathmandu International Airport, Nagarkot is a world-famous hills station commanding breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys, lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere. Considered as the best viewpoint spot to enjoy the magnificent sunrise and sunset with spectacular Himalayan vistas, Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the snow capped Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley (8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here). The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range) and Numbur range with splendid views of the Kathmandu valley and shivapuri national park. Situated in a strategic location, Nagarkot was an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley to monitor external activities of another kingdoms. Later, it became a summer retreat for the royal family before becoming popular as an international hill station.

From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise and Dhulikhel Day Hike

5. From Kathmandu: Nagarkot Sunrise and Dhulikhel Day Hike

Enjoy a complete package experience that combines a gorgeous sunrise viewing with a 4- to 5-hour hike through the mountains of Nagarkot to Dhulikhel. You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Kathmandu or Lalitpur (Patan) at around 5:00 AM for the 1.5-hour drive to Nagarkot. Once arrived, take in the exotic mountain views and embrace the stunning beauty of the sunrise, which will be sure to soothe your soul and get you ready for the day. Learn all about Nagarkot (the “Angel’s Place”) from your guide.   From here, embark on a 4- to 5-hour hike through the forested mountains between Nagarkot and Dhulikhel. If you’re lucky and it’s a clear day, the intensely blue sky makes a perfect backdrop for views of the amazing landscapes, high mountains, and village life. Admire the biodiversity of the region and learn about cultural aspects of Dhulikhel from your guide. It’s a long hike, but nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment and peacefulness when you reach Dhulikhel.   Your tour ends after this full day with a return to your hotel via bus, during which you can reflect on the amazing day and prepare for tomorrow.

Kathmandu: 5-Day Kathmandu Valley Tour

6. Kathmandu: 5-Day Kathmandu Valley Tour

Receive a wonderful introduction to the history, culture, and heritage of Nepal on a 5-day tour of the Kathmandu Valley. The tour is designed for those who want a more leisurely holiday with enough time to take in the rich cultural heritage Nepal provides. Start the tour with your arrival in Kathmandu with a meet and greet with your guide and transfer to your hotel. The next day, begin your sightseeing by taking the 8-mile drive outside of the city to Bhaktapur, also known as Khwopa. Then, drive to Nagarkot - a village at the rim of the Kathmandu Valley with exceptional views of the Himalayas. Discover how Kathmandu Valley is illustrated by 7 groups of monuments and buildings: the Durbar Squares of Kathmandu (Hanuman Dhoka), Patan and Bhaktapur, the Buddhist stupas Swayambhunath and Boudhanath and the Hindu temples Pashupati Nath and Changu Narayan.  On day 3, continue sightseeing in Nagarkot then head off to the ancient religious city of Kritipur. Return to Kathmandu in the evening. The next day, continue sightseeing in the city with another overnight stay. On the final day, check-out of your hotel where the tour will end.

Kathmandu: Full-Day Changu Narayan Nagarkot Hiking Tour

7. Kathmandu: Full-Day Changu Narayan Nagarkot Hiking Tour

You will begin with breakfast at 8:00AM in the morning. From there your friendly guide will pick you up from your hotel in Thamel or Kathmandu, and following a one-hour drive you will reach the Changu Narayan Temple. The Changu Narayan Temple gives you the opportunity to learn a lot about Nepalese culture. You will also encounter old-style houses, and will learn about the lifestyle around Changu Narayan. Following that, take a 4-hour hike from the Changu Narayan Temple to Nagarkot, the place from where the Himalayas appear like white diamonds. You can also check out the incredible views over Langtang, Shisapangma, Mount Everest, and Gauri Shankar from this location. Your guide will help you to learn more about the beautiful Changu Narayan Temple, along with Nagarkot. Your tour will later end after around 8-9 hours, at which point you will be returned back to your hotel to rest.

Kathmandu: 3-Day Trek through Shivapuri National Park

8. Kathmandu: 3-Day Trek through Shivapuri National Park

Take in breathtaking views of the Himalayas while exploring the fertile landscapes of Shivapuri National Park. Watch the sunrise over Nargarkot, marvel at the terraces en route to the Changu Narayan Temple, and keep an eye out for interesting local flora and fauna.  Travel hassle free with full board and private transfers from Kathmandu and learn about local traditions from a professional, English- speaking guide.     Day 1: Meet the group in central Kathmandu for the private transfer to Sundarijal. Embark on the 4.5-hour trek to Chisapani (7,545 ft/2,300 m) and enjoy views of the surrounding jagged peaks from Shivapuri National Park. Along the way, pass through the village of Mulkharka, home to the Tamang people. Overnight in lodge.   Day 2: Trek 2.5 hours to Chauki Bhanjag where the group will pause for lunch with the snow-capped mountains as the backdrop. In the afternoon, descend 3 hours to Nagarkot, where on a clear day you can see the Himalayas stretching from Dhaulagiri in the West all the way past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the East. Overnight in hotel.   Day 3: Trek 3.5 hours to Changunarayan. The most popular walk around Kathmandu, this route leads down from Nagarkot along a ridge to Changu Narayan Temple.  Built in 323 AD by King Hari Datta Varma, Changu Narayan is richly decorate with sculptures and carvings and is said to be the oldest temple in the valley. From the temple, take in views of the village of Sankhu and the Bhaktapur area. In the afternoon, the group travels by private transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. Enjoy a farewell dinner with the group in the city.

From Kathmandu: 5-Day Chisapani to Nagarkot Trek

9. From Kathmandu: 5-Day Chisapani to Nagarkot Trek

Tackle the popular Chisapani to Nagarkot trek. Experience great views and peaceful mountain paths, as well as beautiful jungles, waterfalls and wild flowers. Day 1 Arrive at Kathmandu airport and be transferred to your hotel. If you are already in Kathmandu, the pickup can be arranged from anywhere in Kathmandu. In the evening, attend the orientation meeting and welcome dinner. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel.  Day 2 Drive to Sundarijal by car and trek for 3-4 hours to Chisapani. Chisapani offers you a broad view of the Himalayas. Overnight at trekking lodge.  Day 3 Hike for 6-7 hours from Chisapani to Nagarkot. Once in Nagarkot, admire the sunset and stunning views of the mountains of eastern Nepal, including Mt. Everest. Overnight at Hotel Himalayan Villa.  Day 4 You'll be transferred from Nagarkot to Bhaktapur via the Changu Narayan temple. Enjoy a sight-seeing tour in Bhaktapur and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Home. Day 5 After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your departure.

From Kathmandu: 3-Day Trek to Nagarkot via Chisapani

10. From Kathmandu: 3-Day Trek to Nagarkot via Chisapani

Day 1: Trek from Sundarijal to Chisapani Meet your expert guide in your hotel lobby and drive to Sundarijal which takes approximately one hour.  Begin your trek from Sundarijal, a famous recreational spot in the Kathmandu Valley. Follow the woodland trails of Shivapuri National Park in order to reach Chisapani.  The trail starts as you enter the Shivapuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. Visit the settlement of Mulkharka, meet its Tamang inhabitants and visit their unique settlements before stopping for lunch. Then head down the ridge through a forest of oak and rhododendron to Chisapani. You will reach Chisapani after approximately 4.5 hours, where you can enjoy dinner before resting your head for the night in a tea house/lodge.  Day 2: Trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot After breakfast, begin the 6-hour trek from Chisapani to Nagarkot. First, head to Chauki Bhanjag, which takes about 3 hours, and enjoy lunch before continuing along the charming trail which leads to Nagarkot. In clear weather, you will be able to spot the Himalayas. Once you arrive in Nagarkot, enjoy panoramic views of snowcapped mountains such as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, and Gaurishankar Himal. Enjoy dinner in Nagarkot where you will spend the night at the Hotel View Point. Day 3: Sunrise at Nagarkot  Rise early to watch the sunrise over the snowy white mountains. Afterward, enjoy your breakfast and then a private car will drive you back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

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What people are saying about Nagarkot

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 7 reviews

A great time with many impressions, landscapes, good food, an excellent guide Ramesh ... if only the rubbish were not everywhere. I had to get used to that. I was a solo traveler and would not want to miss this experience

The travel companion was very dedicated and attentive. The route is well suited for beginners. It was very nice, but the price-performance ratio didn't match. It is definitely not worth 137. glg

My guide was an amazing man. We got along so well.