Nagarkot is a widely enjoyed hill resort. Located 30 km to the east of Kathmandu on the valley rim, Nagarkot is for those on the lookout for Himalayan scenery and rural serenity. Nagarkot, is situated at an elevation of 2175 m, provides the sunrise view that present you the ever-refreshing memory of the majestic Himalayas including a panorama of five of the world’s 10 tallest peaks – Everest (8848 m), Lhotse (8516 m), Makalu (8463 m) and Manaslu (8163 m) and many other lesser summits. It has been a weekend spot for mountain viewers in quiet and comfort.
On the way to Nagarkot you can observe the historic and cultural town at Sankhu. The surrounding countryside with its terraced hillsides and farm houses is great for walking. Bird watching is an activity you can enjoy in the forests here. You can take a walk from Nagarkot along a ridge to the temple of Changu Narayan with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left. Another trail takes y ou south from Nagarkot to Nala and Banepa on the highway to the Chinese border.
Drive at around 09 AM to Sankhu by the private vehicle. Start walking from Sankhu crossing great farming field and local houses and the sacred Hindu River called Salinadi. Walk some 04 hours to Nagarkot where the last part is up. Lunch on the way. Overnight in the Hotel in Nagarkot 2170 m.
Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the view of Sunrise over the great Himalayan Ranges including Everest 8848 m. and others as Langtang, Gaurishankar, and Ganesh Himal. Breakfast in the Hotel and then walk down through the village. The walking is amazing in the pine forest. Visit famous and historical Hindu temple Changunarayan (World Heritage Site UNESCO) and drive back to your Hotel.
If you like to extend your holidays in Nepal with your short time to experience the high mountains and Nepalese culture you can choose these short and easy extensions trips. Also for those who are inexperience in walking up and down on the mountain the following options are the best to choose. Click on the link below to get its information.