Nagarkot Day Tour

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Nagarkot Day Tour
Nagarkot Day Tour
Nagarkot Day Tour
At a Glance
Duration6 Hours
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude2175m/7135.827ft
Group Size1 to 20 pax
Travel StyleDay Tour
Best TimeYear around

The Nagarkot Day Tour is a unique combination of hiking and cultural exploration, allowing you to visit Changunarayan and Bhaktapur. This tour is highly regarded as the top tourist attraction in the Kathmandu Valley, providing stunning views of the majestic Himalayan ranges and captivating sunrise and sunset panoramas. Additionally, it offers a glimpse into the rich culture and history of Nepal. For those with limited time for adventure but a desire to admire the magnificent mountains of Kathmandu, this tour is the perfect choice. Depending on your preferences, you can select from a variety of activities such as sunrise and sunset tours, hiking, and short treks. Nagarkot, situated on the eastern ridge of the Kathmandu Valley, is located at an elevation of 2175m above sea level, approximately 32 km from the heart of Kathmandu in the Bhaktapur District. This iconic landmark never fails to captivate tourists with its breathtaking views of sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas, offering one of the closest vantage points to Mt. Everest from Kathmandu. After witnessing the mesmerizing sunrise, you can embark on a 4-hour hiking and cultural tour around Changunarayan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square before concluding the Nagarkot Day Tour in Kathmandu.

Highlights of Nagarkot, Changunarayan and Bhaktapur Tour

  • Discover Nagarkot from Kathmandu via Bhaktapur before daybreak
  • Witness the radiant sunrise from the summit of Nagarkot Hilltop (2175m)
  • Capture the stunning sunrise vista of the 8th Himalayan range among the 14 ranges in the country
  • Return to Telkot and embark on a hike to Changunyatan Temple, one of Kathmandu's oldest temples
  • Following the exploration of Changunaraya, drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and visit the palace museum's monument sites
  • Drive back to Kathmandu after the Bhaktapur visit

The Nagarkot Day Tour begins with a 1.5-hour drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot. After witnessing the mesmerizing sunrise, you can indulge in a delicious breakfast. Following that, you have the option to either hike or drive to Bhaktapur from Changunarayan Temple, which happens to be one of the oldest temples in Kathmandu. Nepal, a country nestled in the majestic Himalayas, is renowned for its breathtaking natural landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, rich culture, traditions, and fine arts. These exceptional qualities attract countless tourists throughout the year, all eager to immerse themselves in the beauty of Nepal. The six-hour sightseeing excursion to Nagarkot offers a perfect blend of natural splendor and cultural heritage. Nagarkot Hill Top is famous for its captivating sunrise and sunset views, which are best enjoyed from the hilltop view tower situated at an elevation of 2175m. From this vantage point, visitors can marvel at the awe-inspiring panoramas of eight Himalayan ranges, including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Number, Mahalangur, Jugal, and Rolwaling. Moreover, one can also relish the sweeping vistas of the Kathmandu Valley and Shivapuri National Park. The tour includes a stop at Hotel Himalayan Villa for a delightful breakfast, followed by a leisurely hike or drive to Changunarayan and Bhaktapur, depending on your preference.

Nagarkot day tour presents you with an opportunity to explore the Changunarayan Temple, a UNESCO World's Heritage site, renowned as the gem of Bhaktapur, Changunaryan showcases timeless heritage adorned with exquisite artwork crafted from metal, wood, and stone, all dating back to the 5th century. Regardless of their origins, visitors are consistently captivated by the ancient architecture and masterful fine arts on display. The Chhinnamasta Temple, Khileshower Mahadev Temple, Bishu Temple, Statue of Manadeva, and numerous goddesses serve as major attractions. Additionally, Changunayan, another iconic Newari town, offers a mesmerizing temple complex with exquisite art and architecture. The oldest temple in Changunayan is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To reach Changunayan Temple, you can either take a 30-minute car ride or embark on a scenic 3-hour hike from Nagarkot. After your visit, you can conveniently return to your location in Kathmandu.

Furthermore, embarking on a Sunrise tour alongside exploring Bhaktapur adds an extraordinary touch to the experience, as these are among the most frequented destinations in the Kathmandu Valley. While Nagarkot is renowned for its panoramic views and breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan ranges at dawn and sunset, Bhaktapur offers an exceptional blend of tradition, art, architecture, and ancient civilization. The Bhaktapur Durbar Square, an ancient city of fine arts, is akin to a museum showcasing medieval art and architecture, featuring an array of exemplary sculptures, intricate woodcarvings, and grand pagoda temples dedicated to various deities.

The Bhaktapur Durbar Square complex in Kathmandu Valley is a captivating architectural landmark, boasting a unique collection of temples made from wood and brick. These temples, adorned with pagodas and Shikhar-style structures, surround the fifty-five-window palace, creating a visually stunning sight. Adding to its allure, the Durbar complex features a statue of King Bhupatindra Malla atop a single upright stone column. Other notable attractions within the complex include the Golden Gate, Lion's Gate, Mini Pashupatinath Temple, Vatsala Temple, Nyatapola Temple (the tallest temple in Nepal), and Bhairava Nath Temple.

The Nagarkot day excursion comes to an end with visits to Changunarayan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Our tour is guided by a professional tour guide and facilitated by private vehicles. This tour is suitable for individuals of all ages, from children to seniors, and can be completed within a 6 to 7-hour trip. While the best time to visit is throughout the year, spring and autumn are highly recommended. Join Himalayan Trekking Path for an exceptional experience and top-notch service.

Nagarkot Day Tour Cost (Nagarkot, Bhaktapur and Changunarayan)

The Nagarkot Day tour provides a complete day tour experience in Nagarkot, Changunarayan, and Bhaktapur. This tour is led by a knowledgeable tour guide and includes private vehicles. During the tour, you will enjoy an authentic breakfast and lunch, and all the entrance fees to Bhaktapur (Rs1800) and Changunarayan (Rs400) are included. The cost of the Nagarkot Day tour varies depending on factors such as group size, destination, duration, and services provided. Our package covers all the necessary fees, meals, and a guide, ensuring a hassle-free experience. Despite the excellent services offered, the cost of the tour remains very reasonable. Here are the detailed costs for the Nagarkot Day Tour

  • The Nagarkot Day Tour Cost is USD150, if you are a solo traveler
  • The Nagarkot Day Tour Cost is USD 100 P/P if you are traveling with a group of 2-6 pax
  • The Nagarkot Day Tour Cost is USD 80 P/P if you are traveling with a group of 7-10 pax
  • The Nagarkot Day Tour Cost is USD 70 P/P if you are traveling with a group of 11-20 pax
Tour PlanExpand All

Experience an unforgettable adventure by joining the Nagarkot Sunrise Tour. Commencing early in the morning, we will meet you at the lobby of your hotel in the Kathmandu Valley, encompassing Kathmandu, Patan, and Bhaktapur. Our journey will take us to Nagarkot Hill station, passing through the culturally rich cities of Nepal, including Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. Nagarkot offers a range of tours, such as hiking, trekking, and sunrise and sunset tours. However, this particular itinerary focuses on a breathtaking sunrise tour of the majestic Himalayan ranges, including the renowned Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. To witness this awe-inspiring sunrise, we must arrive before the sun ascends the horizon. From the serene hilltop at an elevation of 2175m, we will marvel at the sunrise from eye level and relish the breathtaking panorama of the Kathmandu Valley. The surrounding flora and fauna, along with the picturesque Himalayan views, will captivate your senses and leave you with cherished memories. Following the tour, we will escort you to a hotel where you can savor a warm breakfast while enjoying the mesmerizing Himalayan vistas. Before concluding our journey, you will have the opportunity to indulge in a buffet breakfast and then embark on a hike to the Changunarayan Temple and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Finally, we will return to your hotel in Kathmandu, marking the end of this remarkable experience.

Max. Altitude: 2175m/7135.827ft.Meal: Breakfast
Cost Details
  • Private vehicle ground transfer based on group size (car, jeep, minibus)
  • Professional tour and trekking guide fluent in your language
  • Inclusive entrance fees: Changunarayan Rs.400, Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs.1800 per person
  • Enjoy a warm and delicious breakfast at Hotel Himalayan Villa with stunning Himalayan views
  • Guided hike tour from Telkot to Changunarayan (2/3 hours) visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites
  •  Explore the Changunarayan Temple and its surroundings, a Bishnu Temple
  • Visit the iconic Bhaktapur Durbar Square, UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Private a day tour around Bhaktapur, Chanjunarayan and Nagarkot
  • Return to the hotel in a private vehicle tailored to the group size (car, jeep, minibus)
  • Nepal Visa Fees
  • Accommodations 
  • Meal (Lunch/Dinner)
  • Beverages (Water/ Soft Drinks/ Hard Drinks/ Hot Drinks)
  • Additional Excursions (Outside of the Planned Activities)
  • Gratuity for Guide and Diver