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Nagarkot Hike

Nagarkot Hike

Season : All the year round
Duration: 02 days
Grade : Easy
Max. Elevation :  2195m / 7200ft
Minumum group size : 2 pax
Mountain view : Gaurishankar, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa  ranges including a distant view of  Mt Everest 
Highlights:  Traditional  Newari village of Sankhu,  terraced farmlands , superb mountain view, countryside , 5th centure temple of Changunarayan

Nagarkot at  2195m / 7200ft is a  quiet and scenic hilltop   about 32 km from Kathmandu, very popular as a mountain  view point. One can see the panorama of the Himalayas ranging from the Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchanjunga in the east including  Mt Everest ( you will see Mt Everest only as a dot on the horizon but with a binocular you can have a good view of it ) . The other ranges you will see are the Langtang, Dorje Lakpa and the Gaurishankar ranges .The sunrise and sunset on the Himalayas seen from this hill could be a life time memory for you.

Sunset HImalayas in Nagarkot

The 4 hour hike starts at the Newari town of Sankhu.We pass the uphill trail through scattered villages, forests  and farmlands and reach Nagarkot early afternoon.

The hike on second day from Nagarkot to Changunarayan is through a forested ridgeline with superb views of  mountains . Changunarayan is Nepal's oldest living monument dating back to  5th century .It is an UNESCO  world heritage site.

Itinerary

Day 01: Early morning breakfast in Kathmandu and drive for 1 hr  to the traditional village of  Sankhu and 3.5 - 4 hrd walk to Nagarkot. Watch sunset on the Himalaya .Overnight at a  hotel in Nagarkot.

Day 02: Early morning sunrise view, take a leisurely  breakfast , and depart for the hike at around 9.30 am . After 3 hours of  hike reach to Changunarayan . After visit to this 5th century monument , drive back to Kathmandu .

Trip  price :  USD 120 per person for 2 or more persons group (with overnight on a standard resort)
                      USD 160 for solo trekker (with overnight on a standard resort)

Included in the price

  1. Transfer from your hotel to hike start point and transfer back to your hotel from the hike end point .
  2. Services of the hiking guide
  3. One night accommodation at a resort in Nagarkot on bed and breakfast , twin sharing room .
  4. Monuments entry fees .

Not included in the price

  1. Hotels and tours in Kathmandu
  2. Lunches and dinners

If you so like , you can combine this hike with a visit to the interesting medieval town of Bhaktapur which is on the way back from the  hike end point to Kathmandu .

Morning view from Nagarkot

Mt. Dorje Lakpa as seen from Nagarkot in a winter day

Other Hikes Near Kathmandu
Chisapani hike ( 02 - 03 day )
Champadevi Hike (02 days)

 


 
 
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