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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.

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.


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

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.


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.

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.


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.





  • Hotel at the End of the Universe (2000m), Mahankal Temple, Nagarkot (from Bhaktapur, to Nagarkot buspark, keep left in road fork. sharp turn left after 1 km, arrive at hotel after 100m.), 01-6680011, 6680109, 01-122650, [1]. checkin: an time; checkout: 12 noon. Wonderful place, great views. Spacious setting, both inside and outside. Hotel is socially engaged, supporting local school, pre- primary school and children's. While viewing Kathmandu valley from above, you just turn your head for the great views over the Himalayas- from sunrise to sunset. You have your own room with attached bathroom (with hot shower), there's the restaurant, the conference hall, a place to watch movies, to play, to read, to sit in the sun and enjoy the vi $7-$40.
  • Peaceful cottage & café du Mont, [2]. is a simple but well-run place with just 10 rooms. It is a small comfortable place with clean accommodation. The resort staff is 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. 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.
  • Club Himalaya, [email protected], 9771-4410432, [3]. 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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