Nagarkot Sunrise Hike - 1 Day

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Stretching its popularity in the east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot Hill is one of the beautiful places that will make you feel like heaven. Notably, one of the popular and nearest hill to Kathmandu, Nagarkot Hill has a beautiful village which makes it even classier. The sunrise viewed from this hill gift you the ever-refreshing vision of the gorgeous panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges from Dhaulagiri massifs in the west and Mt. Everest in the east. Your journey will be full of sightseeing in several small typical Newari towns as well as lovely hospitable small villages. So relish every small moment in Nagarkot Hill. 



Nagarkot Sunrise tour will kick off a bit early in the morning so that you won’t miss the solid sunrise. Situated 32 km east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot Hill (2175m) is a popular tourist hill in Nepal crowded by hiking enthusiasts. It is one of the most picturesque spots in the region, distinguished for its sunrise views touching the Himalayas. You can behold Mount Everest with its snow-topped peaks, and there is an observation tower at the very top of the village’s hills for a clear shot.

The tour will pre-begin by your pre-trekking schedule where our representative will come and pick you up in prior time 2 hours before sunrise. We will initiate our tour with a short drive from Kathmandu leading North East on the pristine road catching exciting villages and towns of Thimi and Bhaktapur. Then we direct for a climb with an enormous view of Bhaktapur city and Kathmandu valley’s green farmlands and widespread tiny but pretty villages. An hour of a mounting on the narrow spiraling road by our ride takes us to the famous viewpoint of Nagarkot. Nagarkot is one of the great destinations near the valley that is fabulous for hiking.

The fury elevation of beautiful Nagarkot presents you with an astounding panorama of the Himalayas from west to east. You can see five of the world’s tallest mountains – Everest (8,848m.), Lhotse (8,516m.), Cho Oyu (8,201m.), and Makalu (8,463m.) along with their ranges of numerous small peaks in the eastern side. The western massifs of Dhaulagiri will be waving hello to you. The snow peaks look impressive and fabulous in both sunset and sunrise. 

Nagarkot: surrounded by terraced hillsides and picturesque panoramas is a piece of the heavenly city in the earth.

After witnessing lovely sight seen from Nagarkot, start descending through several rural farmlands with terraces, and then you will reach a nice area with a temple of Shiva. This place is also in a serene environment which is a perfect setting for your quick rest. Recommence your hike to Telkot, a roadside alluring village, and then choose trails that lead through the pristine lush forest of rhododendron, pines, and oaks. 

The path will ultimately lead you to Changunarayan Temple, which is enlisted in UNESCO’s “World Heritage Site”. Changunarayan temple is a unique ancient temple, one of the ancient in Nepal with the history that dates back during the Lichhavi period made by then greatest ruler named Mandev. The wood and stone carvings in the temple are also awe-inspiring, sublime, and one can investigate the level of the artwork of the most exceptional artist of that time. The stone encryption also dates back to 464 A.D. and says a lot about the greatest Lichhavi ruler Mandev. Your 4-5 hours trek is over once you reach Changunarayan Temple. Ride back to Kathmandu from Changunarayan Temple in our private vehicle and you will be dropped in your hotel.

  If you’re a travel connoisseur whose heart leaps for the astounding view of mountains, lovely jungle hike, and wants to witness the ancient culturally rich relics then this place must be your go-to place.

Trip Highlights:

  • Astounding Sunrise touching the vast arena of Silvery Mountains to awe you.
  • Bird's eye view of fascinating Kathmandu valley.
  • Observe the culturally majestic Changunarayan Temple which is enlisted in the World Heritage site. Feeling the sublime artistic work of the Lichhavi period.
  • Witness the alluring panorama of Mountains like Everest (8,848m.), Lhotse (8,516m.), Cho Oyu (8,201m.), and Makalu (8,463m.) and many other small peaks.
  • Delicious breakfast treat by our company at top of alluring Nagarkot Hill so that you can enjoy the natural terrains.
  • Hike while descending to lush rhododendron, pine, and oak forests and bird watching which helps to promote Forest Therapy.
  • Escape from the so-called modern crowdie places for a while.
  • Lovely, charming, and hospitable individuals.
  • And also witness the local way of living.
  • Witness the great hospitality of our agency and also promote the local economy.


Day 1
Early Morning Drive to Nagarkot- Hike to Changu Narayan Temple, 4 hours.


There are a series of activities that you’ll follow in order to make your trek more fascinating and full of memories. Cherish every moment that you will spend in the vast vicinity of Bhaktapur terrain known as lands of devotees. Explore the exquisite Nagarkot Hill. Here are some of the activities that well do in order to make this trek a grand success.

Begin your Pre-Trek schedule by freshening up yourself in your standard hotel of Kathmandu. After some time of quailing wait, our representative will pick you up in our private van. You’ll be picked up from your hotel a bit earlier so that you won’t miss the solid sunrise view from Nagarkot.

After an early pickup, enjoy your ride on the spiraling road to reach Nagarkot. It will approximately take 1-2 hours of drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot Village. Once you reach there you’ll be so amazed by the wondrous sunrise embracing the lovely while mountain and the reflection of sun rays from those white terrain. After observing those phenomenal natural beauties… Its breakfast time! Make sure you enjoy your breakfast on top of Nagarkot relishing beauty. Treat is on us.

After your feast is over, your hike commences. The trail for the hike is different and drive road is different. So following the trail road leading to the beautiful forest we’ll hike crossing the different Newari settlements witnessing the local way of living life. After 4-5 hours of the walk (according to your pace). You’ll arrive at a culturally rich Changunarayan Temple.

Sightsee remarkable Changunarayan Temple and explore the awe-inspiring ancient relics. So your tiring hiking trip ends here. The trail following Nagarkot to Changunarayan will miss you. Feast in the local restaurant. That treat is also on us. Enjoy the smell of success and feel the cold breeze soothing your soul.

Enjoy the scenic ride from Changunarayan to Kathmandu in front of your hotel as promised. Freshen yourself up and don’t forget to tip your guide. You can explore the lovely city of Kathmandu if you’re new all on your own.

P.S: If you’re unfit to hike you can take a ride from Nagarkot to Kathmandu to your hotel following the same path we used while ascending.

Cost Included

  • Drive from your Hotel in Kathmandu and to Nagarkot Village, Bhaktapur by our private vans in the early morning.
  • Pickups and drop to the airport and transfer to the standard hotel if you choose our agency for your trip.
  • Welcome breakfast on the hilltop after reaching the sweet terrain of Nagarkot.
  • Entry tickets or necessary permits will be provided.
  • Drinks sponsored by the agency itself.
  • Tasty lunch offered by the agency.
  • Agency T-shirt and certificate of appreciation.
  • A government licensed English speaking guide to tell you more about the place you’re observing.

Cost Excluded

  • Personal Hiking Day Pack and gears
  • Personal Insurance
  • Additional Activities
  • Beverages
  • Tip for the Guide
What We Need?


Here are some necessary trekking apparatus that can be required for accomplishing your trek effortlessly. They are shortlisted below.

Accessories and Technical items
Trekking sticks and duffle bags
Books/GPS navigators
Umbrella (if it’s too hot or if it rains)
Personal and Clothing items
Thin T-shirts
Sun hat
Bandana (if necessary)
Baby wipes
Sanitizers and alcohol wipes

P.S: You’ve full control of your trip. This is just the outline day package you can customize according to your needs and desires.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Nagarkot Sunrise Hike