The trip from Kathmandu to Nagarkot adds to one of those lifetime experiences one would love to preserve. Nagarkot located 32kms to the northeast of Kathmandu is known for the picturesque Himalayan view and the famous Himalayan peaks during sunrise. This hilltop offers the widest view of the Himalayan range present in the area. 8 Himalayan ranges out of the 13 present in Nepal are observed from here. These include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalangur range and Numbur range adding to it, the views of Kathmandu valley and Shivapuri National Park. Due to the broad view of the mountain range, this place has a huge scope for trekking. These areas are densely covered by the pine forestry giving the place its scenic beauty. A trip of 2 days will be enough for you to enjoy this beautiful place. Kathmandu Nagarkot tour offers the views of Mount Everest and other Himalayas which are miles away but gives the feeling that it's nearby.
Nagarkot can be reached from Kathmandu through many ways of transport. The cheapest and best is by bus.
Kathmandu to Nagarkot by bus: For people interested in travelling by bus, they can board a bus from the Ratna Park to Bhaktapur and the change to another bus from Bhaktapur to Nagarkot. It would cost around 400 rupees per person. This pleasuring and attractive journey would to your memory line. Overcrowding in the buses would the only difficulty to be faced by the people.
By a private car: the simplest way to reach Nagarkot it to rent a car or a taxi. Advance booking of the vehicle will be required as there are no fixed taxi stands here.
MOUNTAIN BIKING: For those excited for adventure, mountain biking would be the best option. It might include little risk because the trip is steep and valiant.
Financial estimate: Budget required would differ according to the luxuries one would prefer. It can range from around 500-2000 per person
The safety of the visitors is questionable as there are instances noted when the travelers were robbed.
Few more places nearby when you plan to Trekking in Nepal
Changuanarayan: It is a little village and home for the atavistic Changu Narayan temple. It is well-known hiking route of the Kathmandu valley. During the walk, people will experience the local Tamang culture and their local settlements along half way and another half is filled exuberant pine forests. This ancient temple is at a distance of 15kms from Nagarkot and 6kms from Bhaktapur. This temple has got more artistic value than religious importance. The temple is full of wood and stone carvings of Lord Vishnu, the God worshiped there. This is an easy trek and absolutely suitable for travelers of all age groups.
Dhulikhel: The hill station of Dhulikhel is 18kms from Nagarkot. This is one of the best hiking areas. For all the nature lovers and for those who want to experience the nontourist side of Nepal, this would be a one-stop solution. The first 10kms of the trek is through the pine forestry and close to nature. The second 8kms is through the terraced farmlands and villages. No restaurants are available on the way so it would be ideal if people carry enough water and food with them.