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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 13 June 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

Thank rafelia
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 10 June 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

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NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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 3 June 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 11 June 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

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile
Solid hike exploring the Nepali countryside

Even though our hike started out a bit cloudy we had some great views of the terraced landscape and temples throughout the hike. Pankaj set a good pace and showed us how the majority of Nepalese people live.

Thank David K
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Namaste David! Thank you David for having our company run your wonderful trip to Nagarkot sunrise. We are really happy that you appreciated our service and enjoyed your trip in Nepal. We look forward to see you soon. Take care.

Reviewed 18 May 2018
Seeing and meeting Nepalese in the low mountains - Great Opportunity

At the end of our holiday in Nepal (11 days) I asked the other 3 fellow trekkers what was their best holiday experience? They said "meeting the Nepalese on this day's trek", for it gave us a real chance to see and meet people who...More

2  Thank Keith-Clan
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Namaste Keith! Thank you so much for appreciating all the services we provided and the compliments for our mesmerizing country. We are very glad that you enjoyed trekking in Nepal during your holidays. Thank you so much for trusting our company to carry on your...More

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19 July 2018|
Response from Keith-Clan | Reviewed this property |
The route is 90% downhill so not too taxing. The only problem is the pathway is fairly rough so one has to watch carefully one's footing to avoid falling. I would think you're coming down overall 2-3,000 feet. I'm 73 yrs... More
9 June 2018|
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Response from NabarajThapa | Property representative |
Hi, Are you solo or with fellows? If you want to pick up from Nagarkot and drop at Kathmandu that is possible. If you start from Kathmandu and after hike want to drop at Nagarkot that also possible but drop cost US$ 30.00... More
4 April 2018|
Response from imafiga | Reviewed this property |
I just found the hiking info on Viator and compared it to TripAdvisor and decided, set it up, and made it happen.