Nagarkot Sunrise tour package is specially designed for a day tour or interested in nature walking or additional day in Kathmandu. Nagarkot is one of the nearest and popular hills from Kathmandu. This package fully entertains your additional day in Kathmandu.
- Nagarkot Hill, the best Point for sunrise and Panorama Himalayas view from Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gaurishanker and Mount Everest.
- A oldest World heritage listed Changunarayan Temple
- Local people life style during the hike for Nagarkot – Telkot
- A nice experience to walk on the forest walk for Telkot – Changunarayan
- Rice terrace
- Kathmandu valley view
- A nice sport to see Birds
Nagarkot Sunrise Tour
The Nagarkot Sunrise tour starts from your Hotel in Kathmandu. Our guide and private vehicle come to pick you up around 4:30 am depending on the sunrise time in the morning at your Hotel and take you to Nagarkot. Nagarkot Hill (2175m) is a popular tourist hill in Nepal. It is situated 32 km east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175m. The sunrise viewed from this hill presents you with an ever-refreshing memory of the majestic panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges from Dhaulagiri in the west and Mt. Everest in the east. After the nice sunrise and panoramic view, we will take you to the restaurant for breakfast and start hiking from Nagarkot village.
On the way, you will pass through the pine forests, terraces, and small typical Villages. We take the graveled road and local trail to Changunarayan temple. you will observe the historic and cultural town at Changunarayan temple. You may see the Bhaktapur Village very near to you the beautiful Kathmandu Valley at the far distance from Changunarayan temple and the splendid view of the Himalayas on the way. Changunarayan temple is one of the oldest temples in the valley. It was listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979. After visiting this temple we have lunch here and drive back to Kathmandu. This trip consists of about 6-7 hours trip.
The highlight of Nagarkot Sunrise tour
Nagarkot Sunrise from View Tower:
Nagarkot Tower is located at an elevation of 2175m. We can reach here after 5 minutes walk from the main road. Nagarkot is the best point to see the sunrise. We leave early in the morning to see the sunrise view from Nagarkot View Tour.
On a clear day, we have great opportunities to see the Himalayas view from Number Himal, Mount Everest in the distance, Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa, Gangchenpo, Shishapangma, Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu ranges.
Changunaraya Temple: Changunaranyan Temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Kathmandu. It is located at the top of the Hill. The temple is covered by a champak tree. There are many oldest status of Garuda Narayan, Sridhar Bhishnu, Vaikuntha Bishnu, Chhinnamasta, Vishworup, Bhishnu Vikrant, Narasimha, Kileswor, Lichhavi King Manadev Pillar etc. Bishworup statue of one of the popular ones. The temple is listed world heritage site.
Nagarkot - Changu Narayan Temple Hike: There is beautiful hiking from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Temple. Nagarkot to Telkot will pass small villages with local people's lifestyle and their farm terraces, domestic animals, and many birds. It is a downhill walk. From Telkot to Changu Narayan temple, you will walk uphill at the beginning and mostly in jungle walk.
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The Best time to do this tour:
This tour is available every day. September to May will be better weather. If you are flexible, you may check the weather forecast for the best Himalayas view and Sunrise view.
What do we need to wear?
The highest elevation of this trip is 2175m. You need to wear a light jacket, hiking shoes, a hat, a small bag, trousers, a T-shirt, a bottle of water etc. If you are doing this trip in the monsoon, you are recommended to bring an Umbrella.
We are not fit for 4 hours walking, but are interested in the sunrise and Himalayas view?
If you are not fit for 4 hours of hiking, it is also possible to do the Nagarkot Sunrise Tour. After sunrise, you will do a world heritage sightseeing tour in Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Changunarayan Temple and then back to your Hotel.
Do we have Half a day in Kathmandu?
If you do not have enough time but desire to see the sunrise and panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges from Dhaulagiri in the west and Mt. Everest in the east from Nagarkot. It is possible to go to Nagarkot to see the sunrise and Himalayas view and then drive back to your Hotel or International Airport. It takes only 3 hours in total to go and back.
How many people in the tour?
Group size might be any number. But we organize private tours on any date.
Your Hotel - Nagarkot View Tower - Nagarkot village - Telkot - Changunarayan Temple - Your Hotel
- Your Hotel- Nagarkot and Changunarayan Temple- Hotel by private vehicle and driver.
- Breakfast and Lunch with tea/ coffee, any soft drinks.
- Nagarkot and Changunarayan entrance fee.
- One experience hiking guide his salary, all the meals.
- Our official charge and 13% Government VAT.
Whats not Included?
- Tips for hiking guide and driver.
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Available of the trip
We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.
The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have. If you are doing short and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.
Last Minute booking
Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months. Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.
Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.
When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour / Climbing guide and experience porters.
Extra personal expenses
For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.
Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.
Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer
We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.
Group joing and Fixed departure
Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request.
You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free lagguge store services. It is more convinent to store at your Hotel.
- Ask permission to photograph people.
- Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
- Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
- Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.
Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.
For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App and 20% deposit.
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you are working or volunteering on a business trip or attending any conference, come here for the trip to Kathmandu and Patan, and have a day or half-day free in Kathmandu, the Nagarkot sunrise tour will fit for them. It is a refreshment day hike. This tour includes Sunrise, the Himalayas View from Nagarkot Hill 2175m, hiking in the small village to explore the village lifestyle, and an interesting walk on the jungle, one of the oldest and world heritage Changunarayan Temple is the major charm of this tour.