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Nagarkot Sunrise Day Tour

Trip Cost: USD 110

Kathmandu-Nagarkot Trip Highlights

1. 1:30 hours driving from Kathmandu. 

2. Nagarkot Tower (2175 m) suggests Mount Everest & Sunrise view.

3. Telkot-Changu Narayan hiking (1:40 hour).  

4. The World Heritage Changu Narayan Temple tour.

5. Today's Nagarkot Sunrise time with accurate weather.


Nagarkot Sunrise Day Tour is an exciting 7-hour trip from Kathmandu to Nagarkot to observe outstanding sunrise and Himalayas views on a clear day.  Nagarkot (Bhaktapur) is 32 km from Kathmandu to the eastern rim of Kathmandu Valley, the city's fort, serene hill station, resort village and historic summer escape of the Rana Dynasty (1846-1950).

Nagarkot Tower (2175 m) is the highest point, 360 degrees views over eight Himalayas ranges, Numbur (6956 m), Mount Everest (8848.86 m), Gaurishankar (7134 m), Choba Bhamare (5933 m), Dorje Lakpa (6966 m), Shishapangma (8013 m), Langtang (7246 m), Ganesh Himal (7406 m), Manaslu (8163 m), Annapurna (8091 m). The gorgeous hill blessed the sunset, village, forest, Kathmandu valley, Shivapuri and Indravati river views. Nagarkot is rich in floral and faunal varieties, pine, alder, chestnut, zanthoxylum, Himalayan cherry, Mahua, stinging nettle, eagle, owl, dove, barking deer, wild boars, yellow-throated marten, Gallus gallus, jackal, porcupine, mongoose, squirrel.

Nagarkot Sunrise Day Tour presented exhilarating driving, nature walking and heritage sightseeing with a professional English guide. Nagarkot bus stop lies 4 km northwest of the tower and takes a 10-minute drive (one-hour walk). Nagarkot has a picnic spot, bus stop, helipad, Mahadev Pokhari, Ratnachudeshwar Mahadev temple, 35 hotels, restaurants, an army camp and a school with hiking trail to Changu Narayan, Dhulikhel and Sankhu.

Telkot village (1600 m) commences a short hike (1:40 hours) to Changu Narayan (1541 m) with the Himalaya views, terraced fields, rural lifestyle and winemaking houses. The nature walking encounters varieties of flora fauna, butterflies, birds, box myrtle, hog plum, orchid, goat, water buffalo, and cow.

Changu Narayan Temple (323 AD) is the oldest temple and UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu Valley. The living museum reveals ancient arts, the first stone inscription (464-506 AD) written on Prince about Queen Mother not joining father's funeral pyre (Sati System), Vamana Tribikram, Garud-Narayan, Man-lion (7th century), Man-bird Garuda (5th century), Pati, stone elephant, Kileshwar Mahadev, Chhinnamasta Temple, festival chariot.

Nagarkot with Bhaktapur Durbar Square combines the next 6-hour alternative day trip. Eighth-century Bhaktapur Palace Square, Taumadhi, Dattatreya, and Pottery Square enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage sites in 1979. The Medieval Palace Square featured a 55-window palace, a golden gate, Taleju, Shiva, Nyatapola, Bhairabnath, and Dattatreya temple.

September to May suggested the best Nagarkot sunrise tours, hiking, cycling, meditation and overnight rest. Local travel Yeti Trail Adventure offers Nagarkot tour booking with a guide and car at WhatsApp +9779847688421. 

Nagarkot Tour Cost 2024-2025

Nagarkot Sunrise, Telkot-Changu Narayan Hike: 7 Hours

Group Size: 1 pax tourist - $110

Group Size: 2-3 pax tourists - $70 Per Person

Group Size: 4-6 pax tourists - $60 Per Person

Group Size: 7-12 pax tourists - $50 Per Person

Nagarkot Sunrise, Bhaktapur Durbar Square Tour: 6 Hours

Group Size: 1 pax tourist - $120 

Group Size: 2-3 pax tourist - $80 Per Person

Group Size: 4-6 pax tourist - $70 Per Person

Group Size: 7-12 pax tourist - $60 Per Person

Nagarkot Sunrise Tour: 5 Hours

 Group Size: 1 pax tourist - $100 

Group Size: 2-3 pax tourist - $60 Per Person

Group Size: 4-6 pax tourist - $50 Per Person

Group Size: 7-12 pax tourist - $40 Per Person

1: Drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot - 1:30 hours

2 : Drive to Telkot, hike to Changu Narayan - 2:20 hours

3: Drive from Changu Narayan to Kathmandu - 1:00 hour

1: Drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot - 1:30 hours
Nagarkot day tour starts from Kathmandu at 4 a.m. (1:30 hours before sunrise) with a professional guide and driver. The driving routes go from Kathmandu Jamal, Singha Durbar, Babarmahal, Koteshwor and Bhaktapur-Nagarkot road with views of mountains, terraced fields, villages, seasonal crops and pine forests. After the car, walk 5 minutes to Nagarkot Tower (2175 m) for an hour sunrise with Himalayas views, Annapurna to Mount Everest. Drive 10 minutes to Nagarkot town (4 km) for a hot breakfast.

2 : Drive to Telkot, hike to Changu Narayan - 2:20 hours
Drive 25 minutes from Nagarkot to Telkot with views of forests and villages. Changu Narayan hiking (1:40 hour) commences at Telkot along with the village and pine forest. The Himalayas view will be impressive on a clear day. Afterwards, visit the UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site, Changu Narayan Temple.

3: Drive from Changu Narayan to Kathmandu - 1:00 hour
In the end, drive back to Kathmandu in one hour. The driving route is Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur, Koteshwor, Baneshwar, Bhadrakali, Ratnapark and Thamel.

Trip Cost Includes

1. Private car with driver

2. Professional guide

3. Breakfast

4. 13 % government tax

5. Changu Narayan Temple entrance fee

Trip Cost Excludes

1. Tip to guide and driver

2. Lunch


Three Different Nagarkot Tour Itineraries 
1. Nagarkot sunrise with Telkot-Changu Narayan hiking - 7 hours
2. Nagarkot with Bhaktapur Durbar Square tour - 6 hours
3. Nagarkot sunrise tour - 5 hours



Trip Facts

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Departure Date: Everyday at 4/5 AM
  • Views: Sunrise & Mt. Everest
  • Start and End: Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude : 2175 m / Nagarkot Tower
  • Best Season: September to May
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Activity: Driving and hiking
  • Supportive: Tour Guide and Car