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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu
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Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu

By Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours
Recommended by 95% of travelers
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A mountain village in Nepal, Nagarkot is famous for its sunrise views over the Himalayas. On this tour from Kathmandu, enjoy an early morning panorama over world-renowned peaks before a scenic hike to Changu Narayan. Visit other villages as you make your way through the country’s picturesque hillsides before arriving at the UNESCO-listed temple. A private guide means plenty of personal attention, and hotel pickup makes for a seamless experience.
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₱5,176.49
per adult (price varies by group size)
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₱5,176.49
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Duration:
9h
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English

Highlights
  • A sunrise Nagarkot trip with Changu Narayan hike
  • Enjoy panoramic views over the Himalayas, followed by a gentle guided hike
  • Stop along the route to enjoy local Newari delicacies in family-run shops
  • Spend time exploring the UNESCO-listed temple that most visitors miss

  • Professional guide
  • Transportation (hotel pickup & drop, air conditioned vehicle)
  • Fees (admission, fuel surcharge, parking, entry)
  • Entry/Admission - Nagarkot View Tower
  • Entry/Admission - Changu Narayan
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

After early morning hotel pickup from your hotel, relax on the ride to Nagarkot, where you have a chance to view the world-famous sunrise panorama over the iconic mountain chain.Then, prepare to stretch your legs with a gentle trek through local villages and terraced hillsides. Follow your guide on a smooth, downhill hike to the UNESCO-listed temple of Changu Narayan, a hidden gem that’s often overlooked by visitors. On the way, pass by red-brick Tamang and Newari homes, getting a slice of local life that most tours miss. You even have the opportunity to stop and sample local delicacies by the tiny, family-run eateries that are scattered en route. Arriving at the temple, get a one-of-a-kind peek at the local artisans that are keeping stone and wood-carving traditions alive. Your tour ends with drop-off back at your departure point.

Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels inside ring road including Boudha area, Bhaktapur and Nagarkot area.
  • Airports:
  • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7670P7

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • In the event of poor weather or bad traffic conditions, tour itinerary is subject to change without notice. No cancellations or refunds will be issued. See voucher for details
  • We recommend you bring warm clothing during winter
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu?
How much is Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu?
Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu price starts from ₱4,841.65. Discover and book Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu on Tripadvisor
What is the Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu cancellation policy?
Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu?
Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu is hosted by Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Himalayan Planet Adventures Day Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hiking from Kathmandu on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 7670P7

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Nagarkot View Tower
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Nagarkot Buddha Peace Park Hiking Trail
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 3
    Changu Narayan
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Thamel
  • You'll return to the starting point
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178 reviews
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Laurens T
17 contributions
Couples
Unfortunately we weren’t able to see the mountains during the sunrise as the weather was hazy but Shishir made sure we still get a wonderful time during the tour. He was very professional and friendly, he would ho out of his way just to please you. I would recommend Shishir and this tour to anyone who wants to escape the busy streets of Kathmandu and get some fresh air in the mountains.
Written 10 April 2022
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Himalayanplanetadv
Hi Laurens, Thank you very much for your feedback and we highly appreciated. Sometime the weather doesn't allow the view and i think your time is crucial for the view. Anyway, you had a wonderful hike in nature and village and that is awesome part. we are extremely looking forward to serve you again. Namaste!
Written 11 April 2022
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LarsHoldgaard
Copenhagen, Denmark133 contributions
Absolutely amazing experience!
You get so much value for your money it’s absurd. You get a beautiful sunrise, you get a fun hike, you see cultural tempels, you meet tons of locals - and I even had a breakfast at a random house we found!

Many trips around the world feels like … a package. Everything is scripted. This trip is not like that. It felt unique and customizable.

My guide, Shishir, was also truly fantastic. Spoke perfect English and knew his stuff - but to me he has a superpower few guides have: you get to know him & he’s personal. He is not “hiding” behind his job. Hes a wonderful human being and made the trip even better!

Ps: you are not guaranteed to see the mountains in the background due to clouds. But it doesn’t matter - the trip is super worth it anyway!
Written 20 March 2022
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Himalayanplanetadv
Hi Lars, Thank you so much for taking service with us. We were glad to knew that you got value of your money as well as happy with this trip. We are always ready to serve you in future and feel free to book any trip in future.
Written 20 March 2022
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Caroline
19 contributions
I booked the Nargarkot sunrise trip only two days in advance, and coordination with Himalayan Planet Adventures was very easy. The guide (Bidur) and driver promptly picked me up at 5:15am for the trip to Nagarkot. Upon arriving, we had tea to keep warm and then went to the sunrise viewing point. Although it was a cloudy day, I can imagine that the sunrise would be great from Nagarkot. Breakfast at Club Himalayan Resort was excellent, and it was worth the extra price. After breakfast, we began our hike to the Changu Narayan Temple. It was a peaceful escape from hectic Kathmandu and interesting to see a more rural lifestyle so close to the city. Bidur was a great guide the entire time. He was kind enough to answer any of my questions, describe the history of sites we saw, and always offered to take my picture. The hike was good exercise, and there were opportunities to take the car if you wanted to make it a shorter hike to the temple. Changu Narayan Temple is very peaceful and one of the lesser visited UNESCO World Heritage Sites. I definitely recommend this tour if you want to explore outside of Kathmandu!
Written 25 January 2020
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Himalayanplanetadv
Hi Caroline, Thank you so much for choosing our company for your trip to Nepal. It's our great pleasure that you enjoyed your trip along with our guide Bidur. We looked forward to serving you again here in Nepal.
Written 26 January 2020
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Fi M
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Solo
I can not recommend this tour more highly an incredible experience Shishir was the guide for the day he was very reliable, friendly, witty and a very knowledgeable experienced tour guide over 15 years and had some incredible stories to tell.

We meet a lot of local people along the way and shared tea with one beautiful family. The views were incredible and Shishir was also a fantastic photographer. The whole day went above and beyond my expectations. A most do in beautiful Nepal. Two thumbs up
Written 8 August 2022
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Himalayanplanetadv
Hi Fiona, Thank you for taking service with us and glad to know you are happy to hike with our guide Shishir. It's our pleasure to serve you again in the future and hope you will give a chance again. Have a good trip ahead.
Written 8 August 2022
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Jessica J
Phoenix, AZ5 contributions
We started off our day being picked up early in the morning to see the sunrise. On this day, the fog moved in quickly which obstructed the mountains; however, we were still able to see the amazing sunrise! The road to Nagarkot winds up the mountain and the road is in relatively good shape compared with others in the area. The driver was excellent as well. We then had a wonderful breakfast at Club Himalaya that is perched on the mountain top. Next, we parked and hiked with our tour guide, Madan, who did a fantastic job giving us knowledge of the region and temples along the way. I really enjoyed being able to walk through the villages and see how the Nepalese live plus it was a nice relief from Kathmandu with fresh air. The valley views were also breathtaking! We hiked for a few miles then had the option of taking a car to the last temple which is mostly uphill. We felt good so we decided to keep hiking and we were so glad we did as the views continued along with perfect weather! Madan was the ideal tour guide who seemed very experienced and was also flexible based on what we wanted to do. We hope to come back again soon to take a trekking trip with Himalayan Planet Adventures and Madan.
Written 7 January 2020
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Himalayanplanetadv
Hi Jessica, Namaste! from team of Himalayan Planet Adventures. Thank you so much for buying a trip with us and trust us to make your holiday wonderful. We are glad that you loved this trip and off course we are looking forward to serve you again.
Written 7 January 2020
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Jennifer S
Pai, Thailand31 contributions
Friends
Me and my sister really enjoyed our trip to nagarkot and the hike to the hindu temple. It was great to get out of the craziness of kathmandu for the day and breath clean air up in the hills and watch the sunrise. It was a little foggy but we still had lovely views of langtang and the ganesh himal range.

Our guide Bidur was friendly, chatty and answered all of our questions. It was interesting to learn about the mountains from him and also more about Nepali life and Hinduism. We didnt feel rushed and he took us for a lovely breakfast and offered us to stop for tea later in the day too.

Would recommend to people who want to see how many nepali people live and have a short mountain escape from the valley and stretch their legs on a lovely downhill/flat walk.

Thank you for the great day!

Jen and Hay
Written 3 February 2020
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Himalayanplanetadv
Hi Jennifer, Thank you very much for taking a service with us and glad to know that you get good service from our guide. We are always focus how to improve our services and hope we are able to give you five star services in next time. Have a nice time!
Written 4 February 2020
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Shamel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6 contributions
Had a great time capturing the sunrise view from Nagarkot observation point and it was worth waking up at 5am for the one hour journey from our hotel in Kathmandu. The hike along Nagarkot village was very pleasant too with scenic views along the way and we were lucky to have Madan Thapa as our guide as he is very helpful and well versed in terms of local culture and history. Wouldn't mind doing this tour all over again if we have the chance to visit Nepal again in the future!
Written 1 January 2020
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Himalayanplanetadv
Namaste! from team of Himalayan Planet Adventures. Thank you so much for booking a trip with us and glad that you loved this trip with our guide. We hope to see you again in Nepal Himalayas and trust that you will give an opportunity to serve you again.
Written 2 January 2020
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Victoria B
1 contribution
Solo
What a wonderful final day in Nepal! I was keen to get a break from busy Kathmandu to do a scenic hike, and this experience exceeded my expectations. Shishir was a knowledgeable guide, and he was great company over our journey. The itinerary was thoughtfully designed, but it also had room for flexibility to suit my interests. Have already recommended the experience to my friends!
Written 27 July 2022
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Himalayanplanetadv
Hi Victoria, Thank you very much for taking service with us. We are glad to know you loved this hiking. We are trying to give our best service and will provide you again in the future. Namaste!
Written 28 July 2022
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rabins
4 contributions
It has been the most beautiful sunrise I have ever seen. Me and my friends went up to one of the beautiful place near Kathmandu to experience this most mesmerizing sunrise. We saw sun rising above hills and mountain spreading beautiful colors behind it. I couldn’t think about anything else except being engrossed in nature’s beauty.
Written 12 July 2022
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Himalayanplanetadv
Namaste! Thank you for visiting our place and visiting for Nagarkot Sunrise. We love to offer you beautiful place again in the future. Have a great trip ahead.
Written 13 July 2022
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Thein P
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
We booked this tour to enjoy the trekking experiences and to see sunrise and mount Everest from Nagarkot View point in Nepal. It was well worth.

We were lucky to see the sunrise view and Himalayas mountain chain due to weather permit and it was breathtaking.

Breakfast was not that good. I was hoping to enjoy local nepalese cuisine.

After breakfast, we went for trekking and it was nice experience short version of trekking through nepal local village.

The last stop was at Changu Narayan - UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Our Guide Madan was experience and he explained well about the trekking experiences.

Would recommend!!!
Written 23 January 2020
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Himalayanplanetadv
Hello Thein, Thank you so much for booking a trip with us. It's our great pleasure that you enjoyed your trip along with our guide Madan. But, we feel sorry that you can't get a chance to enjoy local Nepalese cuisine. We looked forward to serving you again in Nepal.
Written 24 January 2020
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