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'''Nagarkot''' is in [[Nepal]].
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'''Nagarkot''' is in [[Nepal]].
[[Image:571689124 f02b8f4b90.jpg|thumb|350px|Nararkot Hills]]
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Nagarkot is 32 km NE of Kathmandu on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu valley. Nagarkot is famous for its Himalayan views- the Himalayan peaks at sunrise are a magnificent sight to behold. Many wish upon arrival they would have planned for more than one day to stay.
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==Get in==
 
==Get in==
It is best to travel by private-hire cars and taxis to Nagarkot. Tourist shuttle buses also operate. From the international airport, it should take about 40 mins and from the city center, about an hour. A scenic drive via the ancient city of Bhaktapur and tiny villages along meandering mountain roads is a journey by itself, before arriving at Nagarkot.
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===Buses===
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The easyest and cheapest way to get here from Kathmandu is to take a bus at the "Bakhtapur Bus Terminal" (25 RP in May 2013) to Bakhtapur and from there another bus to Nagarkot (45 RP in May 2013). It will take between one and a half and two hours and it´s a nice trip.
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For some people, it is best to travel by private-hire cars and taxis to Nagarkot. Tourist shuttle buses also operate. From the international airport, it should take about 40 mins and from the city center, about an hour. A scenic drive via the ancient city of Bhaktapur and tiny villages along meandering mountain roads is a journey by itself, before arriving at Nagarkot.
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===Trekking===
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Trekking is another exciting way to get to Nagarkot. The routes can be
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Day 01: Kathmandu - Sundarijal - Chisapani (2150M) 5:30HRS
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DRIVE FROM Kathmandu. TO SUNDARIJAL. TRAIL CLIMBS UP THROUGH MIXED FOREST TO CHISOPANI DANDA. In a clear day there are good views of mountain from east to west. there are good view of mountain and Kathmandu Valley.
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Day 02: Chisapani - Nagarkot (2163M)5 to 7:30HRS
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An interesting trail takes us to the hill retreat of Nagarkot, perched on a ridge 28 km east of Kathmandu. It commands sweeping views of the Himalayas. Five of the world's ten highest peaks, Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu and Manaslu are visible from here. Nagarkot is such a popular spot to watch sunrise and sunset.
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Day 03: Nagarkot - Dhulikhel 6:00HRS The trail climbs up to the tower of Nagarkot.
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From the tower there are excellent views of mountain including view of Mt Everest and Kahmandu valley. Trail descends through rhododendron forest and villages to Dhulikhel.
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Day 04: Dhulikhel -Namobuddha- Kathmandu.
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The trail passes many villages and terrace to reach to Namoboudha. In Namobuddha there are some interesting Tibetan monastery which is such an intresting among the tourists..
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The sunrise viewed from this hill present you the ever-refreshing memory of the majestic panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges from Dhaulagiri in the west the Langtang, Dorge lakpa, Gauri Shankar in the central and Mt. Everest in the east. On the way you can observe the historic and cultural town at Sankhu. Drive to Nala (30Km. north-east) of Kathmandu. Start your hiking from village. pass through the pine forests, terraces and the typical Newari ruines Villages.
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For more inspiration:
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[http://www.netif-nepal.org/kathmandu_valley_cultural_trail.htm Ideas for trekking around Nagarkot]
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For inquiries:
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visitnagarkot@yahoo.com
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nagarkott@gmail.com
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===Mountain Biking===
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The way from [[Bhaktapur]] to Nagarkot is steep and adventurous yet  many tourists enjoy mountrain biking and it may be one of the way you can get to Nagarkot.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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==See==
 
==See==
Nagarkot is surrounded by thickly forested hills of pine trees which give you an idyllic escape- with only the wind and the sound of rustling leaves to disturb you.
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Nagarkot is surrounded by thickly forested hills of pine trees which give you an idyllic scene.
  
It is a rustic resort high on the northern fringe of the kathmandu valley.It is an outstanding hilltop that offers great views of Himalayas, breathtaking mountain scenery and the most impressive views of sunrise and sunset.
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It is a rustic resort high on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu valley. It is an outstanding hilltop that offers great views of Himalayas, breathtaking mountain scenery and the most impressive views of sunrise and sunset.
  
From Nagarkot, one see the breathtaking views of the major himalayan peaks of Nepal like Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, dorje Lakpa, sisa pagma, Choyu, Gauri Shankar, etc. On a clear crystal day, one can even see the tip of Mt. Everest(8848 m) from here. Many tourists go to Nagarkot at afternoon, stay at one of the resorts to view early morning sunrise over the mountains.
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From Nagarkot, one see the breathtaking views of the major Himalayan peaks of Nepal like Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, dorje Lakpa, sisa pagma, Choyu, Gauri Shankar, etc. On a clear crystal day, one can even see the tip of Mt. Everest (8848 m) from here. Many tourists go to Nagarkot at afternoon, stay at one of the resorts to view early morning sunrise over the mountains.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
Nagarkot,an internationally renowned resort set on the edge of the Kathmandu valley, close to the city of Devotees, Bhaktapur, is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful areas of the country.
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For those who wish to spend more than one night in Nagarkot, there are plenty more activities to keep you occupied. For those wishing to stretch their legs and enjoy the fresh mountain breeze, there are several pleasant strolls around the rural countryside of Nagarkot. Here, you can savour the beauty of majestic mountains under comfort and quiet. Or if you wish you can do pony-riding, a visit to Tamang Village, bird-watching, meditation and yoga, hiking or simply stretch out in a terrace with a vodka cocktail and listen to the noise of rattling winds, you will definitely caught up the holiday mood. Nagarkot is surrounded by thickly forested hills of pine trees which gives you an idyllic escape- with only the wind and the sound of rustling leaves to disturb you.
 
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At 2,175 metres above sealevel, Nagarkot is the second highest point on the valley rim. This hilltop resort is 32 km north east of Tribhuvwan International airport.It has grown into a popular resort to getaway far from the hustle-bustle of the city centre. Only an hour's drive from the Kathmandu downtown, you are soon far from the heat, dust, smoke and maddening crowd of Kathmandu with nothing to distract you from the pleasures of fresh breeze of the rural countryside.
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For those who wish to spend more than one night in Nagarkot, there is plenty more activities to keep you occupied. For those wishing to stretch their legs and enjoy the fresh mountain breeze, there are several pleasant strolls around the rural countryside of Nagarkot. Here, you can savour the beauty of majestic mountains under comfort and quiet. Or if you wish you can do pony-riding, a visit to tamang village, bird-watching, meditation and yoga, hiking or simply stretch out in a terrace with a vodka cocktail and listen to the noise of rattling winds, you will definitely caught up the holiday mood. Nagarkot is surrounded by thickly forested hills of pine trees which gives you an idyllic escape- with only the wind and the sound of rustling leaves to disturb you.
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==Buy==
 
==Buy==
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
Nagarkot is 32 km NE of kathmandu on the northern frindge of the kathmandu valley. Nagarkot is famous for its himalayan views- the himalayan peaks at sunrise are a magnificent sight to behold.
 
  
'''Nirvana Home''' Cheap and best place to stay in Nagarkot. just keep walking along the one road in town to 'the end of the line' you will find great rooms, great people who live there Baba and Sanjeev and great prices, the best in town. they manage the yellow tourist information hut halfway to their guesthouse.
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Nagarkot is plenty of choices of accomodation of any kind. From around 400 RP (May 2013) to 35 USD or more for a double room.
  
*'''Peaceful cottage & café du Mont''' is a simple but well-run place with just 10 rooms. It is a small comfortable place with clean accommodation.The resort staffs are friendly and courteous. They are happy to help with local information, onward Nagarkot Itineraries and so on. The resort has a varied set of rooms with budget rooms all at dirt-cheap rates.Standard rooms are comfortable with spectacular views from the room and have attached bathrooms. In gist, it is an economic resort which offers rural retreats with himalayan views. Budget rooms are basic without any charm. The tariff is $ 5 per night. Standard rooms are comfortable with spectacular views from the room and have an attached bathrooms. You don't even have to get out of your room to appreciate the mountains. The rooms are simple but neat, clean and very acceptable. The tariff of this room is $ 30 per night. 360 degree view room is a special room with unbeaten 360 degree views from the room. The facilities here include an attached bathroom , a fireplace and 3 bedrooms which is ideal for a family. The tariff of this room is $ 40 per night.
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*<sleep name="Himalayan Guesthouse" alt="" address="rajuwaiba97@yahoo.com" directions="Nagarkot Naldun-8, Kavre Chowk" phone="981.865.2137" url="" checkin="" checkout="" price="From 400 RP for Doube Room" lat="" long="">It is a nice and clean place. Toilet/Bathroom outside the room. The owner (Raju) used to work in Cruise Ships, so he knows about "other standards". Simple but very decent, only 6 rooms. Good view from the terrace and also from some of the rooms. They also serve good and cheap food. </sleep>
  
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*<sleep name="Peaceful cottage &amp; café du Mont" alt="" address="peacefulcottage@hotmail.com" directions="" phone="9771-6680077" url="http://www.peaceful-cottage.com/" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">is a simple but well-run place with just 10 rooms.  It is a mountain resort located at the heart of Nagarkot Hill station. Surrounded by thick pine trees around and far away from the noise and pollution, you can savour your holiday in nature in peace. The octangular tower of the resort commands 360 degree Killer panorama of himalayas and the kathmandu valley. The rooms are simple but neat, clean and very acceptable. The tariff ranges from $ 30- 45 $ per night. </sleep>
  
For more detail : http://www.visitingnepal.com/nagarkot.html
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*<sleep name="Club Himalaya" alt="" address="ambassador@ambassador.com.np" directions="" phone="9771-4410432" url="http://www.acehotelsnepal.com/clubhimalaya/index.php" checkin="" checkout="" price="" lat="" long="">
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2175 mtrs or 7200 ft. above sea level (ideal for acclimatization before trekking in high altitudes or going to Tibet).
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Atop Windy Hills with 360o unrestricted view of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Sankhu, Changu Narayan in the West; Mt. Annapurna in the North West; Mt. Everest in the North-East; Indrawati Valley in the East; and the Nagarkot Hill on the South.</sleep>
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Revision as of 06:41, 21 May 2013

Nagarkot is in Nepal.

Nagarkot is 32 km NE of Kathmandu on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu valley. Nagarkot is famous for its Himalayan views- the Himalayan peaks at sunrise are a magnificent sight to behold. Many wish upon arrival they would have planned for more than one day to stay.

Contents

Get in

Buses

The easyest and cheapest way to get here from Kathmandu is to take a bus at the "Bakhtapur Bus Terminal" (25 RP in May 2013) to Bakhtapur and from there another bus to Nagarkot (45 RP in May 2013). It will take between one and a half and two hours and it´s a nice trip.

For some people, it is best to travel by private-hire cars and taxis to Nagarkot. Tourist shuttle buses also operate. From the international airport, it should take about 40 mins and from the city center, about an hour. A scenic drive via the ancient city of Bhaktapur and tiny villages along meandering mountain roads is a journey by itself, before arriving at Nagarkot.

Trekking

Trekking is another exciting way to get to Nagarkot. The routes can be

Day 01: Kathmandu - Sundarijal - Chisapani (2150M) 5:30HRS

DRIVE FROM Kathmandu. TO SUNDARIJAL. TRAIL CLIMBS UP THROUGH MIXED FOREST TO CHISOPANI DANDA. In a clear day there are good views of mountain from east to west. there are good view of mountain and Kathmandu Valley. Day 02: Chisapani - Nagarkot (2163M)5 to 7:30HRS

An interesting trail takes us to the hill retreat of Nagarkot, perched on a ridge 28 km east of Kathmandu. It commands sweeping views of the Himalayas. Five of the world's ten highest peaks, Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu and Manaslu are visible from here. Nagarkot is such a popular spot to watch sunrise and sunset. Day 03: Nagarkot - Dhulikhel 6:00HRS The trail climbs up to the tower of Nagarkot.

From the tower there are excellent views of mountain including view of Mt Everest and Kahmandu valley. Trail descends through rhododendron forest and villages to Dhulikhel. Day 04: Dhulikhel -Namobuddha- Kathmandu.

The trail passes many villages and terrace to reach to Namoboudha. In Namobuddha there are some interesting Tibetan monastery which is such an intresting among the tourists..

The sunrise viewed from this hill present you the ever-refreshing memory of the majestic panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges from Dhaulagiri in the west the Langtang, Dorge lakpa, Gauri Shankar in the central and Mt. Everest in the east. On the way you can observe the historic and cultural town at Sankhu. Drive to Nala (30Km. north-east) of Kathmandu. Start your hiking from village. pass through the pine forests, terraces and the typical Newari ruines Villages.

For more inspiration:

Ideas for trekking around Nagarkot

For inquiries: visitnagarkot@yahoo.com nagarkott@gmail.com

Mountain Biking

The way from Bhaktapur to Nagarkot is steep and adventurous yet many tourists enjoy mountrain biking and it may be one of the way you can get to Nagarkot.

Get around

By foot. Everything is within walking distance in Nagarkot and there are some lovely hikes around.

See

Nagarkot is surrounded by thickly forested hills of pine trees which give you an idyllic scene.

It is a rustic resort high on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu valley. It is an outstanding hilltop that offers great views of Himalayas, breathtaking mountain scenery and the most impressive views of sunrise and sunset.

From Nagarkot, one see the breathtaking views of the major Himalayan peaks of Nepal like Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, dorje Lakpa, sisa pagma, Choyu, Gauri Shankar, etc. On a clear crystal day, one can even see the tip of Mt. Everest (8848 m) from here. Many tourists go to Nagarkot at afternoon, stay at one of the resorts to view early morning sunrise over the mountains.

Do

For those who wish to spend more than one night in Nagarkot, there are plenty more activities to keep you occupied. For those wishing to stretch their legs and enjoy the fresh mountain breeze, there are several pleasant strolls around the rural countryside of Nagarkot. Here, you can savour the beauty of majestic mountains under comfort and quiet. Or if you wish you can do pony-riding, a visit to Tamang Village, bird-watching, meditation and yoga, hiking or simply stretch out in a terrace with a vodka cocktail and listen to the noise of rattling winds, you will definitely caught up the holiday mood. Nagarkot is surrounded by thickly forested hills of pine trees which gives you an idyllic escape- with only the wind and the sound of rustling leaves to disturb you.

Buy

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Nagarkot is plenty of choices of accomodation of any kind. From around 400 RP (May 2013) to 35 USD or more for a double room.

  • Himalayan Guesthouse, rajuwaiba97@yahoo.com (Nagarkot Naldun-8, Kavre Chowk), 981.865.2137. It is a nice and clean place. Toilet/Bathroom outside the room. The owner (Raju) used to work in Cruise Ships, so he knows about "other standards". Simple but very decent, only 6 rooms. Good view from the terrace and also from some of the rooms. They also serve good and cheap food. From 400 RP for Doube Room.
  • Peaceful cottage & café du Mont, peacefulcottage@hotmail.com, 9771-6680077, [1]. is a simple but well-run place with just 10 rooms. It is a mountain resort located at the heart of Nagarkot Hill station. Surrounded by thick pine trees around and far away from the noise and pollution, you can savour your holiday in nature in peace. The octangular tower of the resort commands 360 degree Killer panorama of himalayas and the kathmandu valley. The rooms are simple but neat, clean and very acceptable. The tariff ranges from $ 30- 45 $ per night.
  • Club Himalaya, ambassador@ambassador.com.np, 9771-4410432, [2]. 2175 mtrs or 7200 ft. above sea level (ideal for acclimatization before trekking in high altitudes or going to Tibet). Atop Windy Hills with 360o unrestricted view of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Sankhu, Changu Narayan in the West; Mt. Annapurna in the North West; Mt. Everest in the North-East; Indrawati Valley in the East; and the Nagarkot Hill on the South.

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