A beautiful hill station, Nagarkot is 30 km far from Kathmandu valley and 14 km far from Bhaktapur. It is famous for the stunning views of the Himalayas including Annapurna in the west and Everest in the East. Similarly, you can see a very good sunrise and sunset view from Nagarkot. Travel to Nagarkot from Kathmandu by overland either by car or bus, it takes nearly 2 hours. Nagarkot is one of the major tourism destination of Nepal. Nagarkot is must travel place if you have a free day in Kathmandu.
We can visit Nagarkot all year round. October to February and March to June are the best time of year for this trip because the sky are always clear, and good visibility of the Mountains. The weather is neither cold nor hot. Days are always sunny.
It's possible to travel directly to Nagarkot from Kathmandu airport once you arrive. You can chill out in nature if you wish to avoid the city. Bring warm clothing after mid-October. You will have an opportunity to experience the villagers local life which is an amazing thing of Nagarkot holidays.
It is nice to spend a night in Nagarkot if you have time. If not wake up early in the morning and travel to Nagarkot to see the morning sunrise view. Nagarkot is one of the best point to see Mount Everest and other mountain range. Nagarkot tour highly recommends for all who want to enjoy the magic view of the Himalayas.
Hence, Nagarkot is a perfect place for the relaxation and to enjoy the natural beauty. Join us a day travel and enjoy breathtaking views, delicious food, and excellent hiking tour.
Day 01Kathmandu- Nagarkot-Changunarayan-Bhaktapur(90 km, 7-8 hours)
90 km, 7/8 hours BB Plan-Breakfast Standard Accommodation hotel in Kathmandu
Wake up early in the morning, our prepesentative will receive you at 4:30 am in the morning from you hotel, and drive to Nagarkot(2000m) is the best view point for sunrise, and a nice Himalayan range from Annapurna to Mount Everest along with other snow capped mountains like Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and other peaks. After this we hike down to Changunarayan temple for 4 to 5 hours. Changu Narayan Temple is one of the least visited heritage and historical site of Kathmandu valley. There can see a very old pagoda style temple, probably the most oldest temple that date back on 3rd century Bc. There can see Licchavi time's stone and wood icon and staue. A great countryside landscapes are seen while hiking to the temple.
From there we travel to Bhaktapur durbar square. Bhaktapur is a medieval city also called Bhadgaun known as the "City of Devotees", named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk along the maze of winding streets lined with homes and temples dating back to the 13th century. Marvel at the intricately carved deities of the richly molded Golden Gate and the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows, with its exquisite wood carvings. View the Golden Sprout, the Taleju temple complex, and Nyatapola, the five storied temple in Taumadhi Square, and drive back to Kathmandu for overnight stay. travel to Bhaktapur to make sightseeing tour around Bhaktapur is a medieval city called the City of Devotees, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lined with palaces, temples, statues and squares connected by a maze of pedestrianized streets. The 14th century Dattatreya Temple and the world famous Peacock Window at Tachapal keep visitors spellbound. Marvel at the intricately carved deities of the richly molded Golden Gate and enter the Palace of Fifty-Five Windows with its exquisite wood carvings. See the Lion's Gate with its guarding statues, Nyatapola, the five-storied temple in Taumadhi Square and the astonishing Bhairab Temple, dedicated to Lord Buddha. Then, you visit the Pottery Center where you watch a demonstration of this fine craft by skilled potters, and get you back to hotel.
Full fledged Cost
- Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
- Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu before and after travel we can book only on your request.
- Private vehicles transportation/ Tourist Bus service for all tour destination.
- English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary & allowance.
- All government taxes, vat, company service charge.
What's not included?
- Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Bhaktapur
- Entrance sightseeing fee in Kathmandu & Bhaktapur.
- Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication.
- Nepal visa fee
- All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
- Tips for guide and porter
- Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
- All the cost not mention on above cost includes.
Yes, you can get on arrival tourist visa at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. Most of people can obtain visa on entry to Nepal. There are some countries visa will needed to be organize prior to travelling. $25 for 15 days of visa from the date of issue, $40 for 30days and 100US$ for 90 days tourist visa. You need two photos.
You can apply online visa from 1st of March(http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/).
Yes, our agency airport representative will pick you up from airport. We will be displaying name card of Mission Eco Trek with your name on it. and when you finished you trip we will drop you to airport. Pick up and drop is complimentary from our company.
Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May), these are the best season to go on a trek. But according to the will of the traveler, the visiting and travelling in Nepal can be managed. Travelling in Nepal should be done during the summer time or September to November and March to May at the low lands can be done at throughout the year.
The travelling at the different parts of Nepal will be different according to the distance of the travelling destinations. Generally, there are different places where one can go for short and long travelling takes generally about 1 day or more week also.
While travelling in Nepal, meals are prepared good quality standards of hygiene, fruit and vegetable soaked . The food along the trail will be simple and a mix of local and international cuisine. If the traveler is camping , then they will mainly be served with the local foods of Nepal and as well as continental and western foods. In Kathmandu you will find meals in good quality tourist restaurants. Most of hotel serve good quality meal & filter water which is safe. It is possible to buy the bottle of mineral water in the trip.
While visiting to Nepal, tour guides is almost mandatory to travel in Nepal for everyone. When you hired one your trip will lot more informative and memorable. You get lots of knowledge about country. But if the traveler is well experienced and have visited at different places of Nepal many times then s/he may not need the tour guides. But tour guide can play big role to make your travel. They will provide informative information about the destination along with its surroundings. Similarly, if any problems will arise during the travel, then the guides will solve it easily and it will be rather difficult for the traveler themselves to solve them.
Yes, Nepal is safe to Travel. Safety during the trekking or travel in Nepal is one of the prime concerns that every trekker or traveler want to know. In the past, Nepal has experienced political unrest, however since November of 2006, the signed Nepal Peace Agreement, between the Government of Nepal and the Nepal Communist Party (Maoists) has brought this unrest to a close. but now there is the situation of peace and tranquility in the field of trekking as well as in whole Nepal.
Besides, the trekking stakeholders in Nepal are also forwarding several steps for the safety of the trekkers. Now after election democratic parties will lead the government and rule the nation that’s why the huge possibility has seen in safety. Yes, there are pick pockets here, as you find in other countries so keep your belongings safe at all times. You need to take usual precautions as you would traveling anywhere in the world
If someone get sick in the group, a fellow trekker in the group has to descend, then a porter/assistant guide would go with them. So the person descending would be well looked after and it would not impact on the rest of the group's experience. Emergencies are dealt with by the guide and depending on the severity.
Our Guides carry a comprehensive medical kit. But you should bring your own personal kit and carry it with you when on the trek. It should contain antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, headache pills, diarrhoea treatment, re-hydration salts eg Dioralite, Lemsip, plasters and Compede for blisters.
The hotel in Kathmandu provides the free storage services. So you can leave all your items that are not required for the trekking at your hotel or you can leave in our office too.
This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost for tipping entire local staffs, the ratio of tipping guide and porter will be given to you at the pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu before starting the travel.
Yes, all our trips are guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trip due to not having enough participants; we can arrange the trip for one person as well as a private trip at very minimum additional cost. Please inquire about this during the time of booking.
According to thee size of your groups, it differs. The vehicles will be small and light so that it can be handled easily and safely through the narrow roads of Nepal. It can be a car, minibus, land cruiser, van, Jeep.