Nagarkot Sunrise Tour

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Located 32 km east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot hill is a stunning destination that offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas and the surrounding landscape. It is a popular spot for viewing the sunrise and is an ideal day trip from Kathmandu for those seeking a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. Driving to Nagarkot via the ancient city of Bhaktapur takes approximately one and a half hours in the early morning. From the scenic view tower, visitors can enjoy the golden hues of the snow-capped mountains as they bask in the sun’s early rays. While Nagarkot is known for its sunrise views, it also offers a spectacular location to witness the sunset. Spending a night in one of the many guesthouses or resorts in the area is necessary to take in the sunset views. The region is also home to several historic sites, including the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Changu Narayan Temple, another World Heritage Site in the Bhaktapur district. With its stunning natural beauty and cultural heritage, Nagarkot hill is a must-visit destination for those traveling to Nepal.

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  • Sunrise view: The tour offers the opportunity to witness the spectacular sunrise views from the scenic view tower at Nagarkot.
  • Himalayan views: The tour provides visitors with panoramic views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest and Langtang.
  • Hilly terraced landscape: The tour allows visitors to enjoy the picturesque landscape of the hilly terraced farms and green belts.
  • Bhaktapur Durbar Square: The tour includes a visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its ancient monuments and temples.
  • Changu Narayan Temple: The tour also includes a visit to Changu Narayan Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage Site located in the Bhaktapur district.
  • Guesthouses and resorts: Nagarkot offers a range of guesthouses and resorts for visitors to stay overnight and enjoy the sunset views.

Day 1: Drive to Nagarkot early in the morning, view the sunrise.

Drive to Nagarkot early in the morning, view the sunrise and Himalayan views and drive for further activities.

  • Professional guide
  • Transportation (hotel pickup & drop, air conditioned vehicle)
  • Fees (admission, fuel surcharge, parking, entry)
  • Entry/Admission - Nagarkot View Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Changu Narayan
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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What is the Nagarkot Sunrise Tour?
The Nagarkot Sunrise Tour is a day trip from Kathmandu that takes you to the scenic hilltop destination of Nagarkot to witness the sunrise over the Himalayas.
What time does the tour start?
The tour usually starts very early in the morning, around 4:00-4:30 am, to ensure you reach the destination in time for the sunrise.


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