Nagarkot Sunrise Hike

Duration: 7 Hours
At a Glance
  • Duration 7 Hours
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 2100

Nagarkot Sunrise Hike

Nagarkot sunrise is a one-day Nagarkot hiking in Kathmandu, which begins early in the morning, our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby. You'll drive all the way up to the Nagarkot viewpoint. You will have fantastic sunrise view over the Himalayas. After enjoying the view, you'll have a delicious breakfast in one of the hotel/restaurants in Nagarkot and begin hiking toward the sacred Changunarayan temple.

It's around 3 to 4 hours for hiking from Nagarkot to Changunarayan temple. You'll be following a forested path that goes past small settlement areas. After visiting the temple, you drive back to Kathmandu.

There is another alternative itinerary to hike to Nagarkot view point for a day-hike. However, you will not have sunrise on this itinerary.

You will drive to Sakhu from Kathmandu. The hike begins at Sakhu through the forested trail, where you will inhale fresh air filled with the soothing essence of the forest. Upon reaching Nagarkot, you will get to witness a spectacular mountain view along with snow-capped mountains and hills.

The Nagarkot hiking trail pass through lush forests, terraced fields, and small villages, you will come out on the gravelled road to reach Nagarkot.

After having the views from Nagarkot, you drive back to Kathmandu or if you have more days to spend, you can spend the night in Nagarkot and drive back to Kathmandu next day or hiking options is also there to Ghagunarayan temple and return to Kathmandu. If you want spend a night in Nagarkot, 1 night 2 days program is perfect for you, let us know if you want that option.


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The guide will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning. We use a private vehicle to drive to the Nagarkot viewpoint. The drive will be around a couple of hours long and lets you enjoy beautiful scenery after you leave the city. You'll have some time to relish the sunrise and the mountain views. After that, have breakfast and get ready for hiking.

Trekking through lush forests, terraced fields, and small settlement areas, we'll come out on the graveled road. From here, we walk to the Changunarayan Temple. It is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Visnu. This temple is considered one of the oldest temples in Nepal and has huge importance back in time when the country was ruled by royals.

Explore the temple. The guide will tell you all the stories and myths related to this temple. We’ll then drive back to Kathmandu.

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    • Transfers by private vehicles
    • Monument entrance fees
    • Professional licensed tourist guide


    • Breakfast & Lunch
    • Tips for the guide and driver
    • Drink Water
    • Anything not mentioned in the included section

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