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Nagarkot

Travel Guide
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
Fully refundable
The price is ¥881 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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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"it was awesome view was great and food was even better"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

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Hotel Mystic Mountain
Hotel Mystic Mountain
4 out of 5
Nagarkot, Nagarkot
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥12,327 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
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 ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (51 reviews)
"Very nice, a bit difficult to navigate at first loved the open air lobby and passageways."

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2020

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Hotel Country Villa
Hotel Country Villa
3.5 out of 5
Naldum Road, Nagarkot
The price is ¥10,070 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated in Nagarkot, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail and within 3 mi (5 km) of Buddha Peace Park and Nagarkot View Tower. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (30 reviews)
Great country stay
"We stay with Hitel country villa only one night , we wish we could stayed longer. About two hrs drive from Kathmandu with all the bumpy road, but is worth. We stay at the suite room with a indoor spa tub, room with balcony with a amazing view. Service very good , clean n good size room , hotel restaurant ..."

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2019

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Grande Tower 6b apartment
Grande Tower 6b apartment
3 out of 5
Dhapasi Tokha, Kathmandu, Bagmati
The price is ¥4,403 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Situated in Kathmandu, this apartment building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Charumati Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Garden of Dreams. Durbar Marg and Boudhanath ...
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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, Patan Durbar Square, and Durbar Marg. Kathmandu Durbar Square ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"The family is so warm and nice! They have invited me to their birthday party. The apartment is very clean."

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2018

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Sanepa House
Sanepa House
2.5 out of 5
Sanepa Heights Rd, Lalitpur, Province No. 3
Situated in Lalitpur, this apartment building is within 2 mi (3 km) of Dasarath Rangasala Stadium, Durbar Marg, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. Patan Durbar Square ...
Sanepa House
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