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Nagarkot Day Hiking

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Nagarkot Day Hiking

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01 Day

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Group Size:

Minimum - 1 People




Easy - Classic

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Kathmandu, Nepal



Unveiling the Serenity: Nagarkot Day Hiking Guide
Embark on a journey of awe-inspiring vistas and tranquil landscapes with a Nagarkot day hike. Nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas, Nagarkot offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. This comprehensive guide will unveil the treasures of Nagarkot and equip you with all the essential information for an unforgettable day hike adventure.

Why Nagarkot?

Nagarkot, located just 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is renowned for its panoramic views of the Himalayan range, including Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, and Langtang. Its elevation of 2,195 meters ensures breathtaking vistas and a refreshing climate, making it an ideal destination for hikers of all levels.

Trail Overview:

The Nagarkot day hike offers a variety of trails catering to different preferences and fitness levels. One popular route begins from Nagarkot itself, winding through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced farmlands. Along the way, hikers are treated to stunning views of snow-capped peaks and verdant valleys, creating a feast for the senses.


  • Sunrise Spectacle: Witness the ethereal beauty of the sunrise as it bathes the Himalayas in a golden hue, an experience that will leave you spellbound.
  • Himalayan Panorama: Marvel at the awe-inspiring vistas of iconic Himalayan peaks, including Everest, as they dominate the horizon in all their grandeur.
  • Cultural Encounters: Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Nepal by interacting with friendly locals in quaint mountain villages dotted along the trail.
  • Birdwatching Paradise: Nagarkot is a haven for birdwatchers, with numerous species of birds, including the colorful Himalayan Monal, gracing its forests and hillsides.

Essential Tips:

  • Pack Wisely: Ensure you carry sufficient water, snacks, sunscreen, and a first-aid kit. Dress in layers to accommodate changing temperatures.
  • Start Early: Begin your hike early in the morning to catch the breathtaking sunrise and avoid the midday heat.
  • Stay Hydrated: Hydration is key, especially at higher altitudes. Remember to drink plenty of water throughout your hike.
  • Respect Nature: Preserve the natural beauty of Nagarkot by disposing of waste responsibly and respecting wildlife and local customs.

A Nagarkot day hike promises an enriching blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and outdoor adventure. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a casual hiker, this Himalayan gem offers an unforgettable experience that will linger in your memories for years to come. So lace up your boots breathes in the crisp mountain air, and let Nagarkot unveil its serenity one step at a time.

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Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Nagarkot to Nala Day Hiking return to Kathmandu Hotel

Day Activity
Day Hiking

Nagarkot to Nala: A Scenic Day Hiking Itinerary
Embark on a mesmerizing journey from the panoramic heights of Nagarkot to the charming village of Nala in this one-day hiking adventure. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural richness of Nepal as you traverse through picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and lush forests. Follow this comprehensive itinerary to make the most of your Nagarkot to Nala hiking experience.

Starting Point: Drive From Kathmandu to Nagarkot (2,195 meters)

Time: 6:00 AM

  • Activity: Begin your day early to catch the breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas from Nagarkot's vantage point. Witness as the first rays of light illuminate the snow-capped peaks, creating a magical spectacle.

  • Tip: Don't forget to capture this unforgettable moment with your camera to cherish forever.

 Nagarkot to Nala (Approx. 3 hours)

Time: 10:30 AM

  • Activity: Continue your journey from Tanchok to Nala, passing through charming rural settlements and verdant valleys.

  • Highlights: Encounter the warm hospitality of local villagers as you traverse through their communities. Marvel at the traditional architecture of Nepalese houses and the terraced farmlands that adorn the landscape.

  • Tip: Engage with locals, learn about their way of life, and savor authentic Nepali cuisine at one of the local teahouses or eateries along the trail. Activity: Arrive in the quaint village of Nala, where your hiking journey concludes.Explore the cultural treasures of Nala, including its ancient temples, intricate woodcarvings, and bustling marketplaces. Take a leisurely stroll through the village streets and soak in the tranquil ambiance. Tip: Visit the renowned Changu Narayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located nearby to enrich your cultural experience.

Return Journey to Kathmandu

Time: 3:00 PM

  • Activity: After exploring Nala, begin your return journey to Kathmandu.
  • Transportation: You can either hire a local taxi or catch a bus from Nala to Kathmandu, which takes approximately 1-2 hours depending on traffic.
  • Tip: Reflect on the memorable experiences of your hiking adventure as you journey back to the bustling city life of Kathmandu. The Nagarkot to Nala day hike offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural exploration, and outdoor adventure. Follow this itinerary to embark on an enriching journey that will leave you with cherished memories of Nepal's breathtaking landscapes and warm hospitality.

What are included in my Package?

  • (1) Tour Guide for Day hiking
  • (2) Nagarkot Entrance Fees
  • (3) Private Car for Drop to Nagarkot including Guide 
  • (4) Pick up from Nala to Kathmandu transfer to your Hotel

What are Excluded from my Package?

  • Your personal nature expenses
  • Tips for guides
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Client Reviews

Gisele Nouges

Gisele Nouges

France, 4th April, 2024


Très beaux souvenirs de cette magnifique expérience de trek au Népal. Je remercie M Nabin Karki pour l'excellente organisation de notre séjour. Nous avons bénéficier de tous les avantages de son agence; voiture et chauffeur privé, repas et nuit chez l'habitant. Il a su nous proposer un circuit en fonction de nos capacités. Nous avons fait un trek jusqu'à Nagarkot et nous avons vu le sommet de l'Everest. C'est à couper le souffle ! Notre guide était super sympa, et les porteurs sont toujours prêts pour vous aider. Nous avons découvert la richesse culturelle de Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Patan a travers l'architecture, mais d'une manière générale, merci à Nabin qui nous a fait découvrir la richesse de l'esprit népalais en nous permettant de nous immerger dans la culture de son pays. Souvenir inoubliable, vivement le prochain voyage au Népal, avec l'agence Himalayan Magic Treks, c'est sûr.

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