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A Detailed Guide For Nagarkot Tour
If u have met decision to visit Nepal, great. You’ll not regret it.
Nagarkot is a former village Development Committee located at the 32 km east of the Kathmandu, Nepal. It is the impeccable place to visit where you can indulge in the local life of Nepal and outstanding views over the Himalayas during both sunrise and sunset.
If you are planning to vist Kathmandu during spring, especially in Christmas and New Year time, i must say nagarkot will be the best destination for you.
Nagarkot is a hiking and biking destination where you will find complete relaxation . Enjoy your holiday in the lap of sun shine including breathtaking natural scenery in Nagarkot by hiking and biking.
Things To Do In Nagarkot
There are several things to do in Nagarkot, Find some of the great things you can explore in Nagarkot.
Hiking in Nagarkot
If you are passionate about hiking, then i have a good news for you. Hiking up to Nagarkot from Bhaktapur will be best for you, there is a hiking path from Bhaktapur via Changunarayan temple. Besides that, a small town Sankhu also offers you small hiking that provides you outstanding views of the Himalayas and the green scenery of Nepal. The hiking will takes around 3-4 hours, depending which route you will choose.
During high season, you can hire the mountain bikes from the tour agents. There’s a fantastic route called the “loop” that’s a quite famous amount mountain bikers that visit Nagarkot. Mountain biking is a new activity, so I am afraid bikes might be unavailable during low season.
Nagarkot is the famous for its magnificent sunrise views when the weather is clear. Generally, people travel to Nagarkot for a night out in order to catch the breathtaking views of sunrise.
Nagarkot is a perfect place for relaxation. Come here and enjoy the Nature Walk, Village Walk, Panoramic Trail, breathtaking views, and mouthwatering foods.
Trekking & Waterfalls in Nagarkot
Nagarkot is only 27 km away from Kathmandu City, but it feels like you are in the another world. Nagarkot is not only famous for Sunrise/Himalayan views, hiking and relaxation. However, trekking to Muhan waterfalls is also a pleasant trek for you. The trail has some steep slopes, and ramble through forest. It will certainly be the good exercise for your body. However, there are couple of impeccable picnic spots on the way.
Besides, biking, trekking & waterfalls, sunrise, and relaxation you can involves in other fun activities which include
- Nagarkot View Point Tower
- Nagarkot Everest View Paragliding
- Yoga and Pilates
Routes and Travel to Nagarkot
You can travel Nagarkot in different ways and routes. Either you can hire a private taxi from Kathmandu, take a bus from Kathmandu or rent a motorbike in Kathmandu and drive yourself.
Taxi from Kathmandu
If you decide to rent a private taxi from Kathmandu to Nagarkot it will take you to 2-2.5 hours depending on the traffic jam and busy road. This is the most comfortable and easiest way to reach out there, but also expensive the taxi will cost you around 3000 to 5000 rupees for one way.
By Local bus from Kathmandu
The best and most affordable way to reach the Nagarkot from Kathmandu is by the local bus. The Bus departures from the different places of Kathmandu. However, the Ratna Park Bus Stand of Kathmandu will be easier for you, there you take the bus of Bhaktapur and then change the bus taxi from Bhaktapur to Nagarkot.
Kathmandu to Nagarkot by Motorbike
It is easy to get out of Kathmandu to Nagarkot, by the way of Bhaktapur via scooters/motorbikes. By Nepalese road standards Kathmandu-Bhaktapur-Nagarkot road surfaces are ok.
Weather and Climate in Nagarkot
Affected by the geography in the South Asia, Nepal bags a monsoon climate with moderate temperature all year around. Sometimes climate varies due to the altitude changes.
Nagarkot has a pleasant climate all year around with an average temperature of 14.9 degree The Climate is both warm and temperate. If you are from European nations, then December, January & February will be the best months for you to socialize with it.
Accommodations & Hotels in Nagarkot
- Hotel Himalayan Villa ( Avg Price per night- NPR 7/8k)
- Hotel Country Villa (Avg Price Per Night 7.5/8.5K)
- Hotel Mount Paradise (NPR 900-1000)
- Hotel At The End of The Universe (1200-1500 NPR)
- Club Himalya, by Ace Hotels (10000-12000 NPR)
- Peaceful Cottage & Café Du Mont
- The Lapsi Tree
- Countryside Farm & Resort
- Sherpa Alpine Cottage
- Hotel Nagarkot Holiday Inn
- Everest Manla Resort
Some Of The Budget Hotels in Nagarkot
- Peaceful Cottage & Café Du Mont
- Hotel Eco Home Nagarkot P.Ltd
- Hotel Chautari Paradise Inn
- Hotel at The End of The Universe
The all hotels mentioned above makes you a much more personal and homey experience than other regular hotel. The hotel’s are clean, spacious, hot shower, 24/7 wifi, lovely sun rise and set views, mouthwatering vegetarian/non-vegetarian family style dinner, including breakfast and tea.
Also published on Medium.