• Nagarkot Hiking
  • Nagarkot Hiking

Nagarkot Day Hiking

Trip Overview

Nagarkot Day Hiking is another beautiful site that lies close to the Kathmandu city and within the valley itself. This gorgeous hill station directs to the eastern side of Kathmandu and attracts tourists who go through the gateway to tourism in Nepal. Lying at an altitude of 2,170m/7,119ft, popular viewpoints there offer superb views of the landscape down below.

Nagarkot Day Hiking offers us a spectacular opportunity to experience country life, traditional settlements, deep forest, friendly people and organic dishes. Similarly, the magnificent landscapes, mountain views are astonishing. The mountain views with charming sunrise and sunset are fabulous. If the weather if clear, we even can see Mt. Everest, the top of the world, from Nagarkot.

The next day, we rise early in the morning and witness brathtaking mountian views with dazzling sunrise.

It is 32 kilometres away from Kathmandu and can be easily accessed after one and a half hours of drive. This scenic drive is zero waste. It means that even if you are inside a vehicle, you enjoy every frame outside the window and would not want to miss any of them. Our Nagarkot Hiking especially aims to gain sunrise and sunset views that seem extremely beautiful from the site.

Highlights of Nagarkot Day Hiking

A pleasant escape from nasty city dust and crowd
Serenity, freedom and wilderness
Country life style , settlements and tradition
Organic Nepali dishes
Deep forest and solitary
Stunning mountain views , sunrise and sunset

Getting to the trailhead and Away

First, we drive from Kathmandu, Thamel to Sankhu. Sankgu is 7 km drive from Thamel and it is the beginning point of Sarangkot hiking. We leave the private car or jeep and begin our hiking towards Nagarkot. This hike is via country settlements and deep forest. On return, we take a private jeep or car from Nagarkot to Kathmandu. It is 32 km drive from Nagarkot to get Kathmandu.

If you want to accomplish this two days task in one day, we can arrange this trip too. For this contact us. 


Day 1: Day 01: Drive to Sankhu from Thamel and hike to Nagarkot ( 40 minutes drive and 4 hours hiking) ( 2170m)

Day 2: Day 02: Rise early for sunrise and mountain view- drive back to Kathmandu ( 2 hours drive)

Day 3: Day 03 : Nagarkot

Day 4: Day 04 : Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Sankhu from Thamel and hike to Nagarkot ( 40 minutes drive and 4 hours hiking) ( 2170m)

It is 40 minutes drive from central Thamel to Sankhu form where we begin our hiking. We hike amid beautiful settlements and landscapes. We finally get Nagarkot at the top of the hill. We check in hotel and go for the sunset at the Nagarkot viwe point and stay overnight at Nagarkot. 

Day 02: Rise early for sunrise and mountain view- drive back to Kathmandu ( 2 hours drive)

We rise early in the morning for sunrise. The guide will inforam you what time to get up and go up to the tower for sunrise and mountain views. Then we get back to the hotel and have our breakfast. After that , we leave Nagarkot for Kathmandu. It is 32 km drive from Nagarkot to Kathmandu. We finally drop you to the hotel you have booked or you can go to the Kathmandu airport for you international flight directly. 

Day 03 : Nagarkot

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy beautiful sunrise views from Nagarkot tower along with magnificent views of Himalayan range as background. Drive back to Kathmandu hotel in the evening and stay overnight

Day 04 : Final departure

Final departure

Cost Details


  • Surface transportation by private car/van.
  • An experienced trekking guide
  • Lunch, dinner and breakfast during the day tour to Nagarkot
  • Governmental taxes and company charge
  • Star hotel in Nagarkot as accomodation


  • Kathmandu city hotel accommodation
  • Tips to the guide and driver.
  • Any alcoholic beverages and mineral bottle water.
  • Personal expenses 
  • National Park entry fees
Price From

US $ 150

* All Inclusive Price

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 Night / 2 Days

Trip Grade: Easy

Destination: Nepal, Asia

Group Size: 1- 14 pax

Arrival On: Kathmandu

Departure From: Kathmandu

Meals: BLD in Nagarkot

Best Season: All round the year

Elevation: 1400-2170m

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