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.
By foot. Everything is within walking distance in Nagarkot and there are some lovely hikes around.
Nagarkot, often called a hill station, used to be the summer retreat for the royals. It offers a magnificent panaromic view of the Himalayas on a clear day. There are a few monasteries and temples around and village walks are recommended too. The first boutique resort built in traditional architecture, The Fort, offers an uncontested view with excellent accommodation and dining facilities. The resort not only has its own organic garden, it boasts a wide variety of trees and flowering plants.
Peaceful cottage is a recommended solid budget choice in Nagarkot. It's just off the
main street, making it a quieter option and there's a wide range of rooms to suit most
budgets.If awesome view is your first preference to visit Nagarkot, then, Peaceful
cottage, definately be your first port of residence. Perched at the heart of Nagarkot, it
offers Breathtaking views of both the Kathmandu Valley and the Eastern Himalayan
Region. It has 12 tastefully decorated and well furnished Standard and Deluxe rooms
with private balconies that offers you the breath-taking views of the snow-clad mountains
and beautiful sunrises and sunsets.