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Nagarkot Sunrise : Sunrise View of Nagarkot Kathmandu

Nagarkot Sunrise

In this very article, I’m going to share my experience of “Nagarkot Sunrise” and the place;

Nagarkot is located on the outskirts of buzzing capital city of Kathmandu, Nepal. At an elevation of 2,195 meters, it is considered one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur District. Famous for the scenic view, it is in the laps of the hills and mountains. I can say that most of the people visit Nagarkot only to see the scenic view of “Nagarkot Sunrise”.

Approx 32km and one could visit the place during the early hours of the morning. Other option to stay overnight in one of the best resorts of Nagarkot. It is a perfect place for the gateway from the stress and buzzing traffic of the city. When the weather is good, it is possible to see the Himalayan range including Mount Everest.

You’ll enjoy the different kind of trees, its smell during the nature walk, people, their houses and of course the valley means landscape.

Situated in a strategic location, Nagarkot was an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley built to monitor the external activities of other kingdoms. Later, it became a summer retreat for the royal family before becoming popular as an international hill station.

To enjoy the view of the mystic mountains and hills surrounding the Kathmandu Valley, tourists both domestic and international, flock in large numbers. The best option for reaching Nagarkot is via private transport or public transport.

The alternative option being the trekking through the windy roads and enjoying the walk up the mountains.  One could get a public bus from Bhaktapur to Nagarkot. The approx 12.5 km long journey will be a pleasant one because of the scenery and the landscapes that follow the road.

The Beauty of Nagarkot Sunrise

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For those active nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, there are lots of hiking opportunities to do in and around Nagarkot. Among them, Nagarkot eco trail (nature walk)along with Nagarkot panoramic hiking trail is the most popular ones.

You can also do Paragliding with Everest view in Nagarkot. From the watch tower at Nagarkot, 8 (Eight) out of 14 (fourteen) mountain peaks of Himalayan range can be observed. This includes, The ranges include Annapurna range,  Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal rangeRolwaling range, Mahalangur range and Numbur range with views of the Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park.

Situated in a strategic location, Nagarkot was an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley built to monitor the external activities of other kingdoms. Later, it became a summer retreat for the royal family before becoming popular as an international hill station.

One could find a different positive vibe in the atmosphere away from the dust and smoke of the Kathmandu city. A weekend retreat and an Internationally renowned place, it holds an exclusive place in the hearts of Nepalese and foreigners alike.

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