Nagarkot Sunrise tour – Self Guided Tour

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  A famous hill station in Kathmandu, Nagarkot is famous for sunrise and sunset views. The view of the mountains seen from the hill top of Nagarkot is a major attraction along with sunset or sunrise. Nagarkot sunrise tour is a simple self-guided day tour.  

As your local friend; Nepalgram will arrange your transportation and best time to get and come back to your accommodation in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur or Patan.

Nagarkot Sunrise Tour
  We can see a clear mountain view from nagarkot.  

Approximately 2 to 3 hours’ drive away from Kathmandu – Nagarkot is the highest altitude of the Bhaktapur area. Bhaktapur is also famous as an old heritage city. Bhaktapur Durbar square area is famous as the living museum of Kathmandu.

Nagarkot sunrise tour is also famous among the local tourists and a famous weekend destination in Kathmandu. Either school picnic or couple dating spots – every nature lover’s hub – Nagarkot is located in the middle of nature.

Overseeing the beauty of the hills and valley in very close sight & the snow capped mountains in distance has the luring prospect of Nagarkot hill. Jungle, fresh air and accommodation ranging to as high as 5 star standards; has made Nagarkot tour a famous thing to do near Kathmandu.

Nagarkot is also a famous day hike destination. After sunrise sightseeing; if you have time – tourists go for a hike towards Changunarayan temple.

From the window of the car itself – the view of Kathmandu valley is nice and beautiful. As we drive on this hill road at dawn – the randomly urbanized Kathmandu valley looks nice with clouds, mountains and blue sky in the zenith.

Nagarkot Sunrise Tour

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What to expect?

Nagarkot sunrise tour & hike is a good morning activity in Kathmandu. Thus, it is a very early wake up call and we will pick you from your accommodation. Following the best route we will drive to the hill station. After sunrise, we will drop you at the hotel.

Once a self guided tour is booked with Nepalgram – every tour management staff will be carried by our team.

Even though a self guided tour you will not need to perform any managerial tasks – our team in the background will manage activities.

As Nagarkot is also a hiking destination for a day hike – you can top up for the Nagarkot Changunarayan day hike. But for this we recommend you to have a hiking guide. Hiking Nagarkot to Changunarayan has multiple routes – hence the route with a hiking guide will give the best experience.

Can I See Mt Everest?

Nagarkot Sunrise Tour
Nagarkot is beautiful place for tourist destination .

Yes! Indeed! Nagarkot is the nearest hill station from Kathmandu – from where you can see most of the famous Himalaya range of Nepal. Interestingly, from the top of Nagarkot hill we can see Mount Everest range, Mt langtang range, Mt Manaslu range, Mt Langtang range, Mt Annapurna range and the Ganesh himal.

To identify which one is which mountain (if you are interested to know); please send us a message on our whatsapp number +977-9841046094; and we will send you the picture which enables you to guide the name of the mountains – including Everest.

Mt Everest Looks small but still the beauty of the surrounding mountains are overwhelming in this short good morning trip in your Nagarkot trip.

Flexibility of Nagarkot Sunrise tour

As this is a self guided tour in Kathmandu; you are free to decide whatever you like to. However, the inclusion of the trip will be as stated below.

If you want to stop at Bhaktapur Durbar square or if you want to hike along the Nagarkot Changunarayan route by yourself- you are free to do so. As Bhaktapur has many options for extra excursion – you are free to decide to go on your own or with us after topping up with Nepalgram.

It is your trip and our duty to make it great with any customization needed. We are your friends in Nepal.

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• Altitude – 2175 meters
• Special – View of sunrise and mountains
• Time – 5 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus and sightseeing

Nagarkot Sunrise tour Overview

Explore the early Kathmandu and Bhaktapur from the window of your car. Leave the comfort of your warm bed and wait for the first ray of sun on you and the mountains around you. Nagarkot sunrise tour is a good morning tour to see the sun rise and its reflection on the snowcapped mountains surrounding.

The mountains on the surrounding of Nagarkot hills are a stunning landscape to witness in the morning. Moreover the location of this hilltop is isolated in the mid of the jungle of Nagarkot. So the location is peace and very natural.

Sunrises from the side of Everest Himalaya range and glows on the summit of Mt Annapurna range, Mt Manaslu range, Mt Langtang range.

Widely speeded mountain valley, surrounding mountains, breeze of the good morning and nature surrounding is cheering moment of this morning tour to Nagarkot.

You will certainly enjoy this moment of Nagarkot sunrise tour to see the mountains including Mount Everest in your Nepal tour. One morning spent in a good way.

Nagarkot Sunrise tour Highlights

  • Early bird sight on the mountains and sunrise
  • Natural experience in the capital city of Nepal
  • Famous hilltop for the mountain view and even shows you Mt Everest
  • Kathmandu valley view in dawn from the car – while driving towards sunrise towards the hilltop
  • Cloud geometry and breathtaking landscape

Cost Details for Nagarkot Sunrise tour

Inclusions of Nagarkot Sunrise tour cost

  • Briefing on phone every morning before the start of the trek.
  • Guide on call duty at any time during the trek
  • Arrangement of accommodation in the tea houses in the places where tea house owner is reachable.
  • Phone guidance for the bus/jeep/car ticketing.

Exclusions of Nagarkot Sunrise tour cost

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 30$ dollar visa fee for 15 days, cash money will be easier.
  • All Food & accommodations during the tour
  • Credit card processing fees for online payment.
  • Satellite Phone - if you want to rent we can help you.
  • Tips for your phone guide and driver (Tipping is never been compulsory though expected).
Why is Nagarkot famous?

Nagarkot is famous for a sunrise view of the Himalayas including Mount Everest as well as other peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. The scenic beauty of the place makes it a very popular hiking route for tourists.

How many days are enough for Nagarkot?

Nagarkot Trek is a short and sweet 3-day trek near Kathmandu. This trip plan is designed for those trekkers in Nepal who have limited time and are looking for short and easy trekking.

Is Nagarkot worth visiting?

Nagarkot is the best place for enjoying the view of the Himalayas. From 13, 8 of the Himalayan view can see from here. The month of October to December is the best time for visiting this spot. As in this time, less humidity occurs here.

What is the best time to visit Nagarkot?

The best time to visit Nagarkot are during the spring months of March, April, and early Winters of October, November. The climate is pleasant in spring, and the hills look very pretty with the most colourful flowers in full bloom. You can enjoy activities like hiking and paragliding to the fullest during these months.

Why go to Nagarkot?

It is an outstanding hilltop that offers great views of Himalayas, breathtaking mountain scenery and the most impressive views of sunrise and sunset. Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley (8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here).

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Nagarkot Sunrise tour – Self Guided Tour

Nagarkot Sunrise tour Info

  • Car
  • Small
  • Sunrise
  • By Phone
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)

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