Nagarkot Sunrise and Day Hiking Tour is a pleasant day tour that starts from Kathmandu in the early morning. Our private vehicle takes you to Nagarkot before sunrise. After this, an easy hike up to Changu Narayan completes this tour. Add on some optional sightseeing in Bhaktapur to check out the ancient Newari kingdom. After the hike, we return to Kathmandu to conclude the day. This tour is perfect for anyone who has a free day in Kathmandu and/or wants to spend some time in nature. Nagarkot Sunrise Day Hiking Tour requires you to walk for about four hours on an easy trail.
Nagarkot is a village in Bhaktapur that's considered one of the best spots within Kathmandu Valley to get awesome views of mountains. Travelers reach there in the early morning or late evening to catch the sunrise and sunset over mountains. Seeing the glowing Himalayan peaks at the start of your day is a kind of beauty that cannot be put into words.
This easy hike around the valley takes you on a serene trail covered with green forests, small settlements, and terraced farmlands. Changu Narayan is one of the oldest temples in Nepal and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. This temple has typical Newari architecture with some similarities of the Shikhara and Pagoda style. Various other temples of Lord Shiva, Ashta Matrika, Chhinnamasta, Kileshwor, and Krishna surround it. Life-sized statues of lions and elephants are kept as guards at the doors of the temple.
Optional sightseeing in Bhaktapur offers you the opportunity to visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, another world heritage site enlisted by UNESCO. This ancient Malla King’s palace is popular for its amazing architecture and historical significance. There are various other places in Bhaktapur where you can witness some awesome metal, wood and stone arts in the form of buildings, temples, statues, and carvings.
This tour is a perfect hiking and sunrise tour around Kathmandu which lets you explore gems within Kathmandu Valley in one day.
Nagarkot Sunrise and Day Hiking Tour Highlights
- Breathtaking sunrise view of the glowing Himalayas from a peaceful hill in the Kathmandu Valley
- Views of mountains in Dhaulagiri range and Mt. Everest
- Hike through the serene villages with pine forests
- Reach Changu Narayan Temple with great historical and religious value
- Sightseeing in Bhaktapur, an ancient Malla city (optional)