Nagarkot Day Hiking

Duration: 1 Day

About Nagarkot Day Hiking

Nagarkot Day Hiking is one of the most popular hikes that take you to the eastern hill of the Kathmandu Valley. This 1-day hike takes around 6-7 hours to complete.

The hike starts from the ancient Newari town of Sankhu which is rich in Newari culture and tradition with a lot of temples around. You can visit the old palace as well which was built in ancient times when Sankhu used to be a separate kingdom. From there, you will hike up to Changunarayan Temple which is the oldest temple in Nepal built in the 5th century by King Mandev of the Lichchhavi dynasty. It is one of the most significant places in Nepal from a historical and religious viewpoint.

Then you will take a gradual ascent and continue towards Nagarkot where you will have your lunch. Located at an altitude of 2175 M from sea level, it is one of the best destinations around the Kathmandu Valley for viewing the beautiful sunrise and sunset over the Himalayan ranges. And finally, you will drive to the hotel in the evening after viewing the sunset over the Himalayas. Nagarkot Day Hiking trail passes through beautiful fields, settlements, forests, and temples with a beautiful view of the Himalayas. As a whole, this one-day hike is a perfect one around the Kathmandu Valley.  


  • Beautiful sunset view over the Himalayas from Nagarkot
  • A short and easy hike near to Kathmandu Valley 
  • Changunarayan, the oldest temple in Nepal
  • Ancient Newari settlement of Sankhu


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Day 01: Drive to Sankhu, hike to Changunarayan and then to Nagarkot. Drive back to hotel

Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 8 AM and will brief you about the program. And after breakfast, the guide will drive with you to Sankhu, an ancient Newari settlement. You will start hiking through the rice fields and make a gradual ascent to Changunarayan Temple, the oldest temple in Nepal. After exploring around for some time, you will continue hiking to Nagarkot passing through different settlements, forests, and vehicle roads in some parts as well. You will have lunch on the way before Nagarkot. Upon reaching Nagarkot, you will explore around. In the evening, enjoy the view of the beautiful sunset over the magnificent Himalayas and drive back to the hotel.

  • Lunch
  • 2175 M
  • 6-7 hours

What’s Included

  • Hotel to Sankhu and Nagarkot to Hotel drop in a private vehicle.
  • Assistant guide if the group is over 6 people.
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Lunch with seasonal fruits.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu except for lunch on the day of hiking.
  • Tips for the guide, and assistant guide(Tipping is expected).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance.