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Nagarkot Hiking

At a Glance

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1 Day

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Activity

Trekking, Sightseeing, Himalayan views, culture

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Best Season

All seasons

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Difficulty

Easy

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Group Size

Any Size

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Description

The Highlight of Nagarkot Hiking / Trekking

  • Most popular day hiking trail near Kathmandu in Bhaktapur district
  • Experience the beautiful scenery of the Himalayan range
  • Immerse yourself in the local culture in the village
  • Best place for sunrise, sunset, and to see Mount Everest from near Kathmandu
  • Enjoy the beautiful valley, terraces, and more

Nagarkot is one of the most pleasant hiking and biking destinations near Kathmandu. It is a trail 32 km east from Kathmandu in the Bhaktapur district of the Bagmati zone. There are several good walks in and around Nagarkot, such as the Nature Walk, View Tower Walk, and Tamang Village Walk. The hill station is famous for its sightseeing of the Himalayas and deep green valleys. Nagarkot Hiking also offers a sunrise view from the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan range and a panoramic outlook of the entire Kathmandu valley. The beauty of this place creates a lifetime memory for those who visit.

Just 38 km from Kathmandu, Nagarkot is the most accessible and nearest place to get a glimpse of the highest mountain, Everest, as well as the Manaslu, Langtang, and Annapurna ranges.

Before Nagarkot became a tourist destination, it was a fort for the rulers of Nepal. Due to its strategic location, it was used to keep an eye on other kingdoms and valleys.

Itinerary

Early in the morning we take drive to Nagarkot. It is one of the closest touristic destinations from where you can see the stunning views of Mountain giants likeManaslu, Langrang and Annapurna Range.

Inclusions

  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trekking Guide 
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • All necessary paper 
  • A comprehensive medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag  (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All government and local taxes
  • All ground transportation
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the hiking
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the Hiking 
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Welcome and farewell dinners

Exclusions

  • Personal expenses, Personal equipment's
  • All kind of beverage including mineral water, hot water and alcoholic drinks
  • Travel insurance Nepal visa fee
  • International air fare
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Frequently Asked Question

  • Trip Benefits

    The main benefits of this trekking is that, you can enjoy really the Himalayan views with sunset and sunrise. And also help to burn some fats and sugars making you healthy along the way. You can also enjoy scenic drive along the way with different villages and variety of ethnicity of people.
  • Hiking Group Size

    We organize hiking in Nagarkot for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek/hike leader. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.
  • Clothing

    - T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Sun hat - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal).
  • Equipment and Packing List

    A short list of clothe is enough for this hike. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.
  • Acclimatization

    As Nagarkot Hiking is an easy trail, acclimatization is not necessary. But If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.
  • Equipment and Packing List

    A short list of clothe is enough for this hike. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.
  • Foot Wear

    - Hiking boots - Thin, lightweight inner socks.
  • Accessories

    - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments
  • Toiletries and Personal Hygiene

    - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Trek Leader(s) and Staff

    All our trek leaders are well experienced who have knowledge of every corner of Nagarkot. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one.
  • Porter Care

    For Nagarkot trekking, no extra equipments are not necessary. So, porter are not necessary. But to inform you, we are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.
  • Best Season

    Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Nagarkot are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ) if you are looking for nice views of clear mountain. This trek can be done in any month except January and February as it is too much cold.

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