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    Things to do in Nagarkot
    Bhanu Khatiwada
    Bhanu KhatiwadaJan 8th 2024
    If you're looking for a breathtaking view of the Himalayas, Nagarkot is the place to be. Located 32 km east of Kathmandu in Bhaktapur, this destination is known for its amazing sunrise views of Mount Everest and other peaks in the eastern Nepal Himalayan range. Not only that, but you'll also get a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. It's no wonder Nagarkot is a popular hiking route for tourists, with its scenic beauty and various types of flora and jungle. You can even stay in one of the many Homestays that offer hospitality to travelers. Did you know that you can observe 8 out of 13 Himalayan ranges of Nepal from Nagarkot? These include the Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range), and Numbur range. Don't miss out on this beautiful destination just 23 km away!


    ✔What to do in Nagarkot?

    1. Sunrise and Sunset Views:

     Nagarkot is renowned for its breathtaking sunrise and sunset views over the Himalayas. Wake up early to witness the first rays of sunlight illuminating the peaks, and in the evening, watch as the mountains turn golden during sunset.

    2. Hiking and Trekking: 

    The region offers various hiking and trekking trails for all levels of fitness and experience. You can explore trails that lead you through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, providing a glimpse into the local way of life.

    3.Nagarkot View Tower: 

    This tower provides an even higher vantage point to appreciate the panoramic views of the mountains. It's a popular spot for photographers and nature enthusiasts.

    4. Changu Narayan Temple: 

    This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a beautiful Hindu temple that showcases intricate wood and stone carvings. It's located a short distance from Nagarkot and is worth a visit.

    5. Dhulikhel: 

    If you're up for a short drive, you can visit Dhulikhel, another hill station with its own set of breathtaking views. It's also known for its cultural and historical significance.

    6. Nature Walks: 

    Enjoy leisurely walks through the picturesque landscapes, breathing in the fresh mountain air and relishing the natural beauty all around you.

    7. Photography: 

    Nagarkot is a paradise for photographers. The Himalayan range, terraced fields, and local lifestyle offer plenty of photo opportunities.

    8. Local Cuisine: 

    Explore local restaurants and try traditional Nepali dishes. Don't miss the chance to taste momos (dumplings), dal bhat (rice and lentil stew), and other local delicacies.

    9. Relaxation: 

    Nagarkot's peaceful environment makes it an ideal place for relaxation and rejuvenation. Consider booking a stay at a hillside resort to unwind and enjoy the serene surroundings.

    10. Mountain Biking: 

    If you're an adventure enthusiast, you can rent a mountain bike and explore the area's trails and roads on two wheels.

    11. Paragliding: 

    Experience the thrill of paragliding and get a bird's-eye view of the landscapes below as you soar through the sky.

    12. Yoga and Meditation:

    Many resorts and retreats in Nagarkot offer yoga and meditation sessions, allowing you to connect with your inner self amidst the tranquil setting.

    13.Bhaktapur Durbar square

    Bhaktapur Durbar Square is a historic and cultural site located in Bhaktapur, Nepal. It is one of the three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley and holds immense significance in terms of historical architecture, art, and culture.


     Starting-Ending point  



    Kathmandu to Nagarkot About 28km 45 minutes Approx.
    Bhaktapur to Nagarkot About 15km  30 minutes Approx.
    Pokhara to Kathmandu About 200km   7-8 Hours Approx.
    Chitwan to Kathmandu  About 180km  6-7  Hours Approx.
    Kathmandu to Dhulikhel  About 30km 45 minutes Approx.     


    ✔Where to stay in Nagarkot?

    Nagarkot is a great place to stay, as it offers a diverse range of accommodation options to suit every budget and preference. Whether you are looking for a luxurious resort, a cozy guesthouse, or a budget-friendly lodge, you'll find something that caters to your needs. The town is known for its stunning views of the Himalayas and the surrounding countryside, making it a perfect destination for travelers looking to explore the natural beauty of Nepalyou'll have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to accommodation.

    ✔Experience the Magic of Himalayan Views from Nagarkot

    Annapurna:    A Trekker's Guide
    Manaslu:       A Journey to the Heart of the Himalayas
    Ganesh Himal:      A Photographic Journey
    Langtang:     A Trek for Nature Lovers and Adventure Seekers
    Jugal:     A Hidden Gem in the Himalayas
    Rolwaling:    A Trek to the Wild Side of the Himalayas
    Everest:    A Dream Journey to the Top of the World
    Numbur:     An Off-the-Beaten-Path Trek in the Himalayas


    There are various transportation options available to suit your needs and group size. From private cars and SUVs to luxurious buses and VIP vehicles, you can choose the mode of transportation that best suits your requirements. And if you want to take your adventure to the next level, you can even opt for a helicopter ride to get a s-eye view of the stunning mountain ranges. Whatever your choice, you can be sure to have a safe and comfortable journey.

    ✔Looking for a Nagarkot Tour?

     We recommend contacting Nepal Kameleon Holidays. We offer luxurious and secure VIP services that will make your adventure unforgettable. You can get in touch with us via WhatsApp at 985-1159455 or email us at [email protected]. We'll be happy to help you plan your trip and ensure you have a safe and comfortable journey.
    Bhanu Khatiwada
    Bhanu KhatiwadaJan 8th 2024

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