About Nagarkot Day hiking

Nagarkot Day Hiking Tour start from kathmandu. Its about 32 km north east from kathmandu which is the most popular tourist destinations for Mountain Viewpoint, and sunrise close from kathmandu. Nagarkot is located at an altitude of 2100m from sea level. Mt. Everest and other mountain views can be seen in a clear day from Nagarkot. Nagarkot day hiking is for those who have only short time in Nepal and still like to experience short hiking in Nepal. The hiking trails of Nagarkot day hiking passes through the rural settlement, farm land, jungle and some ethinic culture and lifestyle around countryside. The trail to Nagarkot Day Hiking passes through the rural Nepalese villages, local cultural people, forest and some religious spots. You may encounter local culture and lifstyle .

We start early in the morning from kathmandu is better to see the sunrise and Himalayan view for the day trip to Nagarkot. If you are going to stay overnight in Nagarkot than you can start after noon from kathmandu. Trekking Plus offer three different options for Day Hiking to Nagarkot.

Option 1. Itinerary 

Pick up from your hotel around 4:30 am early in the morning and drive 1:30 hour to Nagarkot 
Enjoy sunrise and Himalayan view.
Sunny breakfast is served and hike to Changunarayan. Our hiking guide escorted you for day hike about 4 hours to Telkot or Changunarayan. 
We serve you a lunch in Changunarayan. After lunch, we drive back to Kathmandu.

Option 2. Itinerary

We pick you up from your hotel around  4:30 am and drive 1:30 hour to Nagarkot 
Enjoy sunrise and Himalayan view.
Sunny breakfast is served and hike to from Nagarkot and start to hike 5-6 hrs to Dhulikhel.
Enjoy late lunch in Dhulikhel and drive back to Kathmandu around 5 PM.

Option 3. Itinerary

07:30 AM - Breakfast in your hotel

08:00 AM - Drive to Sankhu

09:00 AM - Start hiking from Sankhu

12:00 PM – Stop for drinks break in Kattike

01:30 PM – Reach Nagarkot and have lunch

Around 06:00 PM – Watch sunset and drive back to Kathmandu

What to bring for Nagarkot Day Hiking

Your are recommended to bring with you a bottle of water, some chocolate, gum, sun glass, sun cream, sun hat, long shirt, long pant or hiking trouser, hiking pole etc.

we will suggest you the list of hiking equipments when you confirm your booking too 

Difficulty Level - Moderate

Nagarkot Day Hiking is difficult to navigate without an offline map. Google does not have a lot of the routes listed. If you have an offline map, it should be easy to navigate. Physically, this is not a very difficult day hiking. You will go down some steep descents, so trekking poles are recommended to take pressure off your knees. This is a good hiking for beginners and should be easy as long as you are in decent shape.

How to book Nagarkot Day Hiking 

You can drop us an email for booking Nagarkot Day Hiking. As per your hotel details we will pick you up. Regarding the payment, you can transfer to our bank or pay the day before the hiking start in person.

Highlights of Nagarkot Day hiking

  • Explore two major hiking destinations near Kathmandu, Nagarkot and Dhulikhel in a day
  • Experience amazing landscape, wide mountain ranges, villages and dense forest.
  • Experience spectacular views of rolling mountains ranges including Everest

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot and Hiking to Changunarayan or Dhulikhel


  • All ground transfer as per itinerary
  • Breakfast and lunch during the hiking.
  • English speaking Hiking Guide
  • All entrance fees
  • Porter to carry luggage (1 porter between two trekkers)
  • Trekking Plus service charges and government taxes
  • All personal expenses (phone calls, bar bills, Bottled or boiled water etc.)
  • Accommodation and dinner in kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Tipping and donation ( Tipping is expected ) 
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