Nagarkot Hiking

4 Days

Nagarkot is a popular destination for those who want to enjoy the beauty of nature and the magnificent views of the Himalayas. Located just 30 km east of the rim of the Kathmandu valley, Nagarkot is a hill station situated at an elevation of 2,175m. It is a favorite spot for nature lovers and a perfect destination for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

The main attraction of Nagarkot is the sunrise view, which offers a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest. It is easily accessible and very close to the Kathmandu valley, making it a great option for those who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without having to trek for days. The natural beauty of Nagarkot, combined with the stunning mountain views, makes it a must-visit destination for any nature lover.


The Nagarkot Hiking trek is an ideal way to experience the natural beauty and culture of rural Nepal, while also enjoying the majestic views of the Himalayas. This short trek begins in Kathmandu and takes you through the charming village of Sankhu, before heading to Nagarkot, a beautiful hill station renowned for its panoramic views of the Himalayas.

The trek then continues to Dhulikhel After Nagarkot, a picturesque town located 32 km east of Kathmandu. The town is well-known for its temples, diverse landscapes, and friendly people. Dhulikhel is also a popular mountain viewpoint near the Kathmandu valley and offers a stunning panorama of the towering mountains, including Karyolung in the east and Himalchuli in the west. This trek is a perfect blend of culture, nature, and adventure, making it an unforgettable experience.

Trip Highlights

  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sankhu, passing through rural villages and lush greenery
  • A 3-4 hour hike to Nagarkot, a hill station known for its stunning sunrise views of the Himalayas
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, from the viewpoint in Nagarkot
  • Exploring the rural villages and diverse landscapes of Nagarkot
  • Trekking back to Dhulikhel, a beautiful place known for its temples and diverse culture
  • Enjoying the natural beauty of the area, including lush forests and picturesque terraced fields
  • The opportunity to experience the local culture and hospitality of the people living in the area
  • A chance to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the peacefulness of nature.


Day 1:
Arrival at Kathmandu

Upon landing at Tribhuwan International Airport, a Himalayan 360 representative will be there to greet you and escort you to your hotel. After checking in, you can take some time to rest or, with the assistance of your guide, explore the Thamel in Kathmandu. Here, you’ll find a plethora of shops and restaurants, offering a variety of goods such as pashminas, trekking equipment, and felt items, as well as delicious meals from Chinese, European and Nepalese cuisines. There will also be ample ATMs available for your convenience. To cap off the day, Himalayan 360 will host a welcome dinner for you, where you’ll be treated to a delicious taste of authentic Nepalese cuisine.

Day 2:
Drive from Kathmandu to Sankhu and Hike to Nagarkot.

After a delicious breakfast, we will begin our journey from Kathmandu to Sankhu. The drive will take around 1 hour. Once we reach Sankhu, we will start our hike to Nagarkot. The hike will take approximately 3-4 hours, depending on the pace of the group. The trail winds through charming villages and lush forests, offering a glimpse into the local culture and way of life. The highlight of the hike is reaching Nagarkot, which is renowned for its stunning views of the Himalayas and its serene atmosphere. Nagarkot is located at an elevation of 2100m and it offers a panoramic view of the mountain ranges including Mt.Everest, Langtang and many more. After reaching Nagarkot, we will check into our hotel and spend the night there.

Day 3:
Early morning sunrise view, Hike to Dhulikhel and drive back to kathmandu.

Today, we will wake up early to witness the breathtaking sunrise from the viewpoint of Nagarkot hotel. The panoramic view of the majestic mountains including Mount Everest, Langtang, and many more will leave you in awe. After taking in the beauty of the sunrise, we will have breakfast and start our trek back to Dhulikhel. The trek will take approximately 5-6 hours and will take us through charming villages and lush forests. The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and a chance to immerse in the local culture. We will take breaks along the way to rest and enjoy the scenery. Once we reach Dhulikhel, we will drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle and spend the night there.

Day 4:
Final Departure

Today marks the final day of our journey, and it’s time to bid farewell and return to our daily lives. If you have some extra time, you can take the opportunity to do some souvenir shopping or go sightseeing around Kathmandu. A Himalayan 360 representative will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled departure.

Cost Info

Cost Includes

  • All Transportation
  • All meals per day during the trek (B L D)
  • Accommodation on Lodge during Hike
  • Accommodation on BB star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • High Experienced Government Licensed Guide and Necessary porter during the trek.
  • Guide salary Staff insurance During the trekking and extra services according to the guest per Demand.

Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Trekking equipment any type of personal expenses such as Alcoholic Beverage drinks,phone and Laundry.
  • Emergency Rescue and Travel Insurance
  • Trip Cancellation costs
  • Accident or Health
  • Loss, Theft or Damage and personal effects. we Advice you to take out personal Travel Insurance.
  • Tips and Gratuities.

Trip FAQs

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What is the best time to go on the Nagarkot hiking?

The best time to go on the Nagarkot hiking is from September to November and from March to May. During these months, the weather is generally clear and the views of the mountains are the most spectacular.

What should I pack for the Nagarkot hiking trek?

Some essential items to pack for the Nagarkot hiking trek include comfortable hiking shoes, warm clothing(depending on weather and season), a waterproof jacket and pants(if you are planning to hike during raining season), a hat and sunglasses, a good quality backpack, a water bottle, and a first aid kit.

What is the best way to get to Nagarkot?

The best way to get to Nagarkot is by car or bus from Kathmandu. It’s about 30km from the east of Kathmandu.

Is a guide necessary for the Nagarkot hiking trek?

While a guide is not strictly necessary, it is recommended as they can provide valuable information about the area, help with navigation, and assist with any issues that may arise during the trek.

What kind of food is available in Nagarkot?

There are several local and international restaurants in Nagarkot that serve a variety of foods including Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian, and Western cuisine.

What kind of accommodation is available in Nagarkot?

There are several types of accommodation available in Nagarkot, including basic guesthouses, mid-range hotels, and luxury resorts.

How long is the Nagarkot hiking?

The Nagarkot hiking is a short trek that typically takes 3-4 hours to hike to Nagarkot and 5-6 hours to trek back to Dhulikhel.

What is the elevation of Nagarkot?

The elevation of Nagarkot is 2,175 meters (7,136 feet) above sea level.

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