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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

  • A sunrise Nagarkot trip with Changu Narayan hike
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the Himalayas, followed by a gentle guided trek
  • Stop along the route to enjoy local Newari delicacies in family-run shops
Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu
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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

Nagarkot is a culturally-rich mountain resort in Nepal, famous for its sunrise views over the Himalayan mountain range. During this exhilarating tour from Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy an early morning panorama over world-renowned peaks before setting off on a scenic hike to Changu Narayan. Discover local Newari and Tamang villages as you make your way through the country’s picturesque hillsides before arriving at the UNESCO-listed temple.

What to Expect

Overlooking the snow-topped peaks of the mighty Himalayas, the mountain resort of Nagarkot is on every visitor’s must-see list. But most tours end there, meaning tourists miss out on exploring the picturesque and culturally-rich surrounding regions.

During this immersive hiking tour through the Kathmandu Valley, you’ll still have a chance to tick off Nagarkot’s world-famous sunrise panorama over the iconic mountain chain. But then, prepare to stretch your legs with a gentle trek through local villages and terraced hillsides. You’ll follow your guide on a smooth, downhill hike to the UNESCO-listed temple of Changu Narayan, a hidden gem that is usually overlooked by visitors.

On the way, you’ll pass by red-brick Tamang and Newari homes, getting a slice of local life that most tours miss. You’ll even have the opportunity to stop and sample local delicacies by the tiny, family-run eateries that are scattered en route. Arriving at the temple, you’ll get a one-of-a-kind peek at the local artisans that are keeping stone and wood-carving traditions alive.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beautiful Sunrise and Great Day Hike

I had an amazing trip with my guide, Harry. I got picked up at 4am from my hotel and headed to Nagarkot for the sunrise. Although the sky was a bit cloudy, the sunrise was still an amazing sight. Afterwards, we had a traditional Nepali...More

1  Thank John Y
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile
Great half day!

We had a great time during our half day Sunrise at Nagarkot followed by a 3.5 hour trek. Our guide, Bidur, was very kind and knowledgeable. He was always checking in to make sure that we were fairing well on the trek. The trek itself...More

3  Thank blairw03
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Namaste Blair! Thank you so much for trusting our company to carry your Nagarkot sunrise and half day hiking trip in Nepal. We are always very happy to welcome customers like you. Weather conditions are very unpredictable as you know, but we really hope we...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile
Sunrise okay, hike average

Viewing the sunrise was something nice, but bad luck with the weather didn’t make it amazing. The hike after was more a nice stroll around with a few nice not great views.More

Thank Bwefar8
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Namaste! Thank you for choosing Himalayan Planet Adventures to operate your Nagarkot sunrise and day hiking trip. We feel sad that you weren't able to enjoy the trip to the most due to weather conditions. It is very unpredictable as we all know. However we...More

Reviewed 14 June 2018
A dream come true with the best guied: BIDUR

I,ve been traveling solo to Kathmandu for a few days. Went on two day tours with Himalayan Planet, which were both beyond expectations . Nabaraj, the owner of the company and especially my guied-friend BIDUR, are both quick to communicate and incredibly accommodating. They were...More

1  Thank rafelia
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Namaste Rafelia! Thank you so much for booking your trips with our company and trusting us to operate your trips in Nepal. We are very happy to have served you during your holidays in Nepal. We feel wonderful to hear you had a great time...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Great trek through Nagarkot for less advanced hikers and interesting sights

If you're looking for a moderate intensity, half day hike down through the rural villages of Nargakot, close to Kathmandu this is a great tour. If you're an advanced trekker, looking for a challenge, this will probably disappoint you. If you're looking for an medium...More

3  Thank davidT8845IT
NabarajThapa, Owner at Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Namaste David! We really appreciate your effort of reviewing our company with your gracious words. Thank you so much for choosing our company to carry your Nagarkot Sunrise and Day hiking trip and Chandragiri cable car and hiking trip.We aim to provide every customer with...More

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Genevieve D
9 August 2018|
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Response from Bwefar8 | Reviewed this property |
The tour was 6 am until about 2/3 pm
Donata R
23 July 2018|
Response from NabarajThapa | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for question. Sunrise view may intrupt during the monsoon. It is depends on what the weather look like on your visiting day. Besides the sunrise view, you can experience the 4 hrs hiking to ChanguNarayan... More
20 July 2018|
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Response from NabarajThapa | Property representative |
We are opposite of KGH. This is easy hiking trail in Nepal and mostly downhill but about 20 minutes you can have uphills too. This is easy hiking routes.