Nagarkot Sunrise Hiking

Nagarkot Sunrise and day hiking

  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Diffculty Level: Easy 
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Best Time: all season
  • Activity: Tours and Hiking
  • Max. Altitude: 2175 m


  • Sunrise from Nagarkot
  • Local Villages and terrain fields
  • Diverse settlements and communities
  • Sunrise over the panoramic mountain range
  • UNESCO listed Changunarayan Temple

A peaceful hiking tour consisting features a sunrise welcome in Nagarkot in the early morning, and you may learn about the culture and geography of Nepal. Watch the far-off Mountains as they are illuminated by the early morning sun, then climb to Changu Narayan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As you travel, halt at tiny eateries for breakfast and lunch to get a taste of the local culture as you pass through the Brahmin, Tamang, and Newari communities. comprises round-trip transportation from Kathmandu in a private vehicle. From Nagarkot, take in the Himalayas in the rising sun. Following your guide on a short, mostly descending hike. Visit the UNESCO-listed Changu Narayan Temple.

Nagarkot hill also known as "Ratna Giri," which is roughly translated as "Diamond hill," is located in Bhaktapur District, on the eastern crest of the Kathmandu Valley, stands at 2175 meters above sea level and is 32 kilometers from Kathmandu. Visitors can travel there following a 1:30 hour bike ride from Kathmandu across the terrace farm and Historical City. The Nagarkot excursion is typically best taken early in the morning to catch the breathtaking sunrise views of the majestic Himalayan peaks and additionally offers a magnificent sight of the Indrawati river valley to the east.

What do Nagarkot Sunrise Day Tour offer?

The walk is lined by a pine forest, local villagers' terraced fields, and a typical little town while providing a stunning mountain vista. The surroundings are lovely, making the nature stroll fresh and rejuvenating. Till you reach the little settlements of the Brahmin, Newar, and Tamang communities, your hike will be pleasantly conducted under the protective embrace of nature. Once on the graveled road and neighborhood trail to Changunarayan, you will gradually cross the route. You'll take a fantastic downhill route. Mountains may be seen in all directions from the route. The tranquil surroundings and clean mountain air will rejuvenate you as you go. Your eyes are brilliantly gleaming and you can see out the Himalayan peaks.


  • Altitude2175 m
  • AccommodationN/A
  • MealsN/A


Nagarkot View Tower

The journey to Nagarkot will begin before sunrise. Nagarkot View Point is reached after a one-and-a-half-hour journey. Nagarkot is a hill station well known for its panoramic views of the dawn and sunset. The journey will go via forested rural communities.

Grab a location to watch the stunning sunrise over the majestic Himalayas as you approach the viewing area. From the vantage point, you can see eight Himalayan Mountain ranges, including several snow-capped summits like Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna, and even Mount Everest. You'll see how the sun's brilliant beams transform the mountain peaks from bright orange to a deep red.

Nagarkot Buddha Peace Park

You will visit this tiny and lovely Buddha Peace Park location when you hike and see the sunrise at Nagarkot. Amazing features include a tiny statue of Lord Buddha and a beautifully manicured garden with a lovely view of the forest. Enjoy capturing a wonderful photo of trekking here as you rest for a while.

Changu Narayan Temple

Among the ancient temples in Nepal, dating to the Licchavi era, the Changunarayan temple is decorated with exquisite wood and stone decorations. It is constructed in a conventional Nepali architecture that is neither Shikhara- nor Pagoda-inspired. When you get to the Changunarayan temple on the summit, you'll see that Champak trees surrounding you. In the courtyard of the main temple, you can find sculptures of Lord Vishnu and other gods around the shrine. You'll see that every single four temple gateways are guarded by a pair of enormous animals. Struts include lovely carvings.

Strolling in Thamel

Thamel serves as the trip's primary departure point. Yolo Hike picks up customers from the majority of locations, including the Lazimpat neighborhood, Durbar Marg, Patan, Buddha, Bhaktapur, and Nagarkot itself, if they are staying outside of Thamel. This trip is exceptional and fantastic. Don't miss out on seeing Nepal's greatest sunrise, the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, and the traditional way of life in Nepali villages.

Pickup Time: 4:00 AM

Pickup Place: Hotels from Major places like Thamel, Lazimpat, Bouddha, Naxal, and Bhaktapur

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