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Nagarkot is in Nepal.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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