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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

  • A sunrise Nagarkot trip with Changu Narayan hike
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the Himalayas, followed by a gentle guided trek
  • Stop along the route to enjoy local Newari delicacies in family-run shops
Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu
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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

Nagarkot is a culturally-rich mountain resort in Nepal, famous for its sunrise views over the Himalayan mountain range. During this exhilarating tour from Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy an early morning panorama over world-renowned peaks before setting off on a scenic hike to Changu Narayan. Discover local Newari and Tamang villages as you make your way through the country’s picturesque hillsides before arriving at the UNESCO-listed temple.

What to Expect

Overlooking the snow-topped peaks of the mighty Himalayas, the mountain resort of Nagarkot is on every visitor’s must-see list. But most tours end there, meaning tourists miss out on exploring the picturesque and culturally-rich surrounding regions.

During this immersive hiking tour through the Kathmandu Valley, you’ll still have a chance to tick off Nagarkot’s world-famous sunrise panorama over the iconic mountain chain. But then, prepare to stretch your legs with a gentle trek through local villages and terraced hillsides. You’ll follow your guide on a smooth, downhill hike to the UNESCO-listed temple of Changu Narayan, a hidden gem that is usually overlooked by visitors.

On the way, you’ll pass by red-brick Tamang and Newari homes, getting a slice of local life that most tours miss. You’ll even have the opportunity to stop and sample local delicacies by the tiny, family-run eateries that are scattered en route. Arriving at the temple, you’ll get a one-of-a-kind peek at the local artisans that are keeping stone and wood-carving traditions alive.

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Reviewed today via mobile
Great half day!

We had a great time during our half day Sunrise at Nagarkot followed by a 3.5 hour trek. Our guide, Bidur, was very kind and knowledgeable. He was always checking in to make sure that we were fairing well on the trek. The trek itself...More

Thank blairw03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Sunrise okay, hike average

Viewing the sunrise was something nice, but bad luck with the weather didn’t make it amazing. The hike after was more a nice stroll around with a few nice not great views.

Thank Bwefar8
Reviewed June 13, 2018
A dream come true with the best guied: BIDUR

I,ve been traveling solo to Kathmandu for a few days. Went on two day tours with Himalayan Planet, which were both beyond expectations . Nabaraj, the owner of the company and especially my guied-friend BIDUR, are both quick to communicate and incredibly accommodating. They were...More

1  Thank rafelia
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Namaste Rafelia! Thank you so much for booking your trips with our company and trusting us to operate your trips in Nepal. We are very happy to have served you during your holidays in Nepal. We feel wonderful to hear you had a great time...More

Reviewed June 10, 2018
Great trek through Nagarkot for less advanced hikers and interesting sights

If you're looking for a moderate intensity, half day hike down through the rural villages of Nargakot, close to Kathmandu this is a great tour. If you're an advanced trekker, looking for a challenge, this will probably disappoint you. If you're looking for an medium...More

3  Thank davidT8845IT
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2018

Namaste David! We really appreciate your effort of reviewing our company with your gracious words. Thank you so much for choosing our company to carry your Nagarkot Sunrise and Day hiking trip and Chandragiri cable car and hiking trip.We aim to provide every customer with...More

Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile
So-so hike.

The hike was so-so, we visited in June so clouds made sunrise underwhelming, i think its better other times of year. The hike itself was also nothing special, youll see some villages and cute baby goats some nice views of rice paddies, but there is...More

Thank Jonindiekid
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2018

Namaste Janin! We feel very bad that the weather conditions didn't allow the view of proper sunrise and the beautiful scene around. The weather gets so unpredictable now a days, however we hope you have a wonderful time in Nepal in your next visit. We...More

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Genevieve D
August 8, 2018|
Response from Bwefar8 | Reviewed this property |
The tour was 6 am until about 2/3 pm
Donata R
July 22, 2018|
Response from NabarajThapa | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for question. Sunrise view may intrupt during the monsoon. It is depends on what the weather look like on your visiting day. Besides the sunrise view, you can experience the 4 hrs hiking to ChanguNarayan... More
July 19, 2018|
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Response from NabarajThapa | Property representative |
We are opposite of KGH. This is easy hiking trail in Nepal and mostly downhill but about 20 minutes you can have uphills too. This is easy hiking routes.