Nagarkot

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Nagarkot showing tranquil scenes and a small town or village

Embark on a range of hiking trails in the towering mountains of the Himalayas and go paragliding near Mount Everest.

Nagarkot is a scenic hilly town in the midst of snow-capped mountains. It stands more than 7,000 feet (2,000 meters) above sea level and offers wonderful views of the Himalayan mountain range. Snap photos of the exceptional mountains that dwarf this tiny village.

Stay at a hotel with balconies overlooking some of the Himalayan behemoths. Travel from October through March is best for cool, clear skies that allow better photos. Bring sunscreen and an umbrella the rest of the year, which is fairly wet and warm. Be prepared for clouds to roll in, totally blocking the mountains at times.

Hike along picturesque walking paths leading up through the mountainous terrain surrounding the village. Wear warm clothing and additional layers for the cooler temperatures at higher altitudes. Among the best routes are the Nagarkot Nature Trail and its extension as the Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail, a 7.5-mile (12-kilometer) trek that takes 3 or 4 hours to complete and incorporates a Tamang village walk.

Make your way to the mountain ranges to the east and paraglide over jagged peaks. In the distance on a clear day, you might see the summit of Mount Everest on the border with Tibet.

Wander through the pleasant farming town and chat with locals for a glimpse into the Nagarkot culture. Wake up early and watch the sun rise gradually over the surrounding mountain peaks. The village has an intriguing history as an ancient fortress of Kathmandu that kept watch over rival kingdoms.

Note that many hotels and facilities were damaged by a 2015 earthquake. Some structures are still in the process of restoration.

The village is in the heart of the Himalayas in the Bhaktapur District of central Nepal. Arrive at the Kathmandu International Airport and drive east for 17 miles (27 kilometers) to get here in just over 1 hour. You can also take a bus from the airport, although it is rather infrequent. Alternatively, start your trekking trip to Nepal by hiking the distance.

Nagarkot is a quaint farming village that acts as a window to the giants of the Himalayas.

Hotel at the End of the Universe
Hotel at the End of the Universe
2.5 out of 5
Bhaktapur 10, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nagarkot
The price is ¥1,378 per night from Jan 18 to Jan 19
Situated in Nagarkot, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail and 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from Nagarkot View Tower. Changu Narayan Temple and ...
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Hotel Mystic Mountain
Hotel Mystic Mountain
4 out of 5
Nagarkot, Nagarkot
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The price is ¥11,851 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22
Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Buddha Peace Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail and Nagarkot View ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (51 reviews)
"Very nice, a bit difficult to navigate at first loved the open air lobby and passageways."

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

Hotel Mystic Mountain
Club Himalaya, by ACE Hotels
Club Himalaya, by ACE Hotels
4 out of 5
Windy Hills, Nagarkot
The price is ¥10,073 per night from Jan 26 to Jan 27
This family-friendly Nagarkot hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail and Buddha Peace Park. Nagarkot View Tower ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (142 reviews)
"Fantastic hospitality and cleanliness. Friendly and welcoming staff who are always happy to help. There was a fantastic view which was amazing to view from the hotel. The hotel had a swimming pool and a jacuzzi which was brilliant to use especially during the cold, harsh winters. I would strongly ..."

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Club Himalaya, by ACE Hotels
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Lalit Service Apartment
Lalit Service Apartment
Lalitpur, Bagmati
The price is ¥5,139 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Located in Hattiban, this apartment building is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Kathmandu University School of Management and 2 mi (3.2 km) from Patan Durbar Square. Golden ...
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Sanepa Apartment
Sanepa Apartment
2 out of 5
Maitri Marg, \N, Lalitpur, Province No. 3
Situated in Lalitpur, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Durbar Marg, and Patan Durbar Square. Kathmandu Durbar Square ...
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"The family is so warm and nice! They have invited me to their birthday party. The apartment is very clean."

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New Two Bedroom Apartments at Sanepa, Jhamsikhel
Lalitpur, Bagmati
Located in Jhamsikhel, this condo building is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Patan Zoo and within 3 mi (5 km) of Patan Durbar Square and Durbar Marg. Kathmandu Durbar ...
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