Nagarkot

Nagarkot is one of the most scenic sites in Bhaktapur District, situated at a height of 2,195 meters. It is famous for a sunrise vista of the Himalayas, which includes Mount Everest and other peaks in Nepal's eastern Himalayan range. Nagarkot also provides a spectacular view of Kathmandu Valley.  The picturesque grandeur of the area makes it a popular tourist hiking path. It's about 7000 feet above sea level and 28 kilometers from Kathmandu International Airport. 

In the Kathmandu valley, Nagarkot has one of the best views of the Himalayas showcasing 8 Himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13. Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range (Everest range), and Numbur range are among the ranges that can be seen.

There are numerous hiking options in and around Nagarkot for active nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Nagarkot is the Nagarkot View Tower. It's roughly 2100 meters above sea level and takes around an hour to hike for physically fit people. You will have a 360-degree panorama of the Himalayas, including the Kathmandu Valley, lush greenery of national parks, rolling hills, and more. Many people get up early in the morning to go sunrise trekking to see the spectacular dawn as well as the grandeur and splendor of the Himalayas. The morning dawn changing the colors of the snowcapped Himalayas is what makes sunrise trekking so wonderful. It's like putting fire to ice. During the day, the trek to the view tower is still incredibly scenic, with breathtaking views of unimpeded landscapes, rolling hills, dense pine forests, and charming villages.

Furthermore, The Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail is another rejuvenating hike with breathtaking views of the Himalayas. This scenic Hiking Trail is great for everyone from young travelers to families with children because it is a relatively straightforward hike. This climb combines the Nagarkot Nature Trail with a Tamang Village Walk and a Panoramic Hiking Trail with 180-degree vistas of lush greenery and magnificent sceneries. This hike will provide you with some quality time in nature while also allowing you to burn some calories. Perfect for taking in the spectacular mountain views in peace and fresh mountain air.

 In Nagarkot, you may also go paragliding whilst the Mount Everest range lurks in the background.

Nagarkot was an old fort in the Kathmandu valley intended to keep an eye on the actions of neighboring kingdoms from a strategic location. It later became a royal family summer resort before becoming well-known as an international hill station. 

Today, Nagarkot is a famous tourist attraction for residents of the valley. It has evolved into a convenient escape from the city's bustle.

 

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