Nagarkot Day Tour

Duration6 Hours
Trip GradeEasy
Maximum Altitude2,195 m
Group SizeAny
Travel StyleTour
Best TimeAll around the year

Popularly known as the Nagarkot sunrise tour, the Kathmandu Nagarkot day tour takes you to the renowned hill station of the country located in the Bhaktapur district. Nagarkot village lies  32 km east of Kathmandu valley, it is around an hour's drive from Kathmandu. A day in Nagarkot tour shows the natural beauty of mountains from distance. One can enjoy the beautiful ‘Sunrise’ and ‘Sunset’ view from here. While on this tour you will have an opportunity to acquaint yourself with the new culture and lifestyle of Nepalese people living in the countryside. It is a beautiful place at an elevation of around 2000m from sea level. The green hills and blossoming rhododendrons there will mesmerize you.

The cool breeze of Nagarkot will make you feel free from the busy city of Kathmandu. You will enjoy the openness of the place.  Out of 13 mountain ranges in the country, you will see eight ranges which are the specialty of this place. The ranges are Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Mahalangur (Everest) and Numbers. Nagarkot used to be a famous holiday destination for the kings of the country especially, Shah Kings. Due to its beauty, the site became popular among the public lately. Before the unification of Modern Nepal, Nagarkot was a fort. It was situated in a strategic location from where the then kings used to monitor the external affairs of other kingdoms.


  • World heritage sites tour Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Changu Narayan Temple
  • The cheapest way to see Mount Everest (8848m) from Nagarkot 
  • Worlds best sunrise & sunset view
  • Panoramic mountain views including Mt.Everest
  • Nagarkot sightseeing 
  • Scenic road trip to Nagarkot
  • Visit world's tallest 144 ft statue of Lord Shiva in the Sanga Mahadev temple

Nagarkot day trip offers a sightseeing tour from Kathmandu to Nagarkot. Magnificient sunset view during a day tour in Nagarkot & outstanding world's best sunrise view with breathtaking panorama view of mountains including Mt.Everest if we stay overnight in Nagarkot. One can visit 2 of the World Heritage sites - Bhaktapur Durbar Square & Changunarayan temple, Sanga Mahadev temple on the way, Nagarkot tower & Nagarkot sightseeing while on 6 hours of Nagarkot tour package from Kathmandu. 

After touring for a day and enjoying the scenic and panoramic view from Nagarkot we get back to Kathmandu. We will drop you at the mentioned place.


A visit to Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Nagarkot hill station. Nagarkot day trip is approximately four to five hours day tour from Kathmandu valley depending on your walking pace. We will visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, & Nagarkot hill tower, during our Nagarkot tour package day tour.

Trip PlanExpand all

We will start our Nagarkot tour by taking a drive (1 hr)from Kathmandu to reach Bhaktapur. Start our tour of the world heritage site Bhaktapur Durbar Square, & sightseeing. 

Continue to drive to Nagarkot. Visit Nagarkot hill station tour and from there you will drive to Changu Narayan Temple and explore world heritage sites including the fascinating and unique Changu Narayan Temple dedicated to Lord Visnu. Drive back to Kathmandu after you enjoy the view.

Max. Altitude: 2175 m
Cost Details
  • Private transportation 
  • A bottle of water
  • Bhaktapur entrance fee
  • Changunarayan and Nagarkot entrance fee
  • All government taxes 
  • Any meals
  • Guide 
  • Tips for driver
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • All Personal Expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, bar bills beverage, snacks.
  • Travel Insurance.
Dates & Availability
  • Nagarkot Sunrise with Changunarayan Hiking of 2 hrs can also opt. 
Additional Info
  • Nagarkot Entrance - 350 Rupees (foreigners), 250 Rupees (SAARC tourists). 
  • Changu Narayan Temple Entrance - 350 Rupees (foreigners), 250 (SAARC tourists)
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