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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

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A mountain village in Nepal, Nagarkot is famous for its sunrise views over the Himalayas. On this tour from Kathmandu, enjoy an early morning panorama over world-renowned peaks before a scenic hike to Changu Narayan. Visit other villages as you make your way through the country’s picturesque hillsides before arriving at the UNESCO-listed temple. A private guide means plenty of personal attention, and hotel pickup makes for a seamless experience.
  • A sunrise Nagarkot trip with Changu Narayan hike
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the Himalayas, followed by a gentle guided hike
  • Stop along the route to enjoy local Newari delicacies in family-run shops
  • Spend time exploring the UNESCO-listed temple that most visitors miss
What to Expect
After early morning hotel pickup from your hotel, relax on the ride to Nagarkot, where you’ll have a chance to view the world-famous sunrise panorama over the iconic mountain chain.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’s often 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. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your departure point.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels inside ring road including Boudha area, Bhaktapur and Nagarkot area.
Departure Time
4:00 AM
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation (hotel pickup & drop, air conditioned vehicle)
  • Fees (admission, fuel surcharge, parking, entry)
  • Entry/Admission - Nagarkot View point tower
  • Entry/Admission - Changu Narayan
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In the event of poor weather or bad traffic conditions, tour itinerary is subject to change without notice. No cancellations or refunds will be issued. See voucher for details
  • We recommend you bring warm clothing during winter
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • What's App: +977 9851104438
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Well worth the early start, Bidur was fab host, very welcoming and knowledgable, and made our day very enjoyable. The sunrise although a little obscured by cloud was a spectacular sight, and worth the wait. Bidur then took us on a very enjoyable hike through the local villages
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The clouds were too heavy for an amazing sunrise but we did get to see the surrounding mountains after the sun rose. The hike (more of a stroll) through the country side was peaceful and relaxing and worlds apart from the chaos and business of Kathmandu. Our guide, Pankaj, was
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Response from Himalayanplanetadv, Manager at Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Yee, Namaste! from team of HPA family. Thank you very much for your review and happy to taking this tour while you are in Kathmandu. It is our pleasure to serve you in the hills of Nepal and love to serve you again in future. Plz do give us another chance for better service and better view of Himalayas. Have a nice stay!
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My guide Shashank made this such a wonderful experience. Starting the morning early, you get to see the city while it's still quiet while on your way to a beautiful sunrise lookout. This is followed by a lovely breakfast then easy hike down through local villages before arriving
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Response from Himalayanplanetadv, Owner at Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Ellen, Thank you so much for taking a service and glad to know that our guide Shishir able to give you service and information. Looking forward to see you again in future.
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My guide was Bidur and I was impressed by his attention to detail from confirming the pickup time to his knowledge of history and culture. Though it was cloudy in the East the light touching the Himalayas was stunning. The hike through the countryside was a wonderful way to get
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Response from Himalayanplanetadv, Manager at Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Christine, Thank you so much for visiting Nagarkot with our guide and taking a service with us. We are glad to offer you this wonderful trip and looking forward to serve you again in coming days. Have a nice time!
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Pankaj was very helpful and got to see lots of amazing places on the hike, would definitely recommend!
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Response from Himalayanplanetadv, Owner at Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Martin, Namaste! from team of Himalayan Planet Adventures. Thank you so much for taking a service with us and were happy doing this trip with our guide Pankaj. Looking forward to organize your trip again in future and hope to see you again.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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