Nagarkot, one of the scenic spots of Nepal is located at 28km north east of Kathmandu and situated at an altitude of 2300m. Nagarkot is mostly known for the best panoramic views of the Himalayas and the Kathmandu Valley of course. It is the most famous and nearest location from Kathmandu to see the mountain ranges. It was the ancient fort of Kathmandu valley built to monitor the external activities of the other kingdoms and before becoming popular as an international hill station, it was a summer retreat for the royal family. It offers the spectacular views of Mount Everest, Annapurna range, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa and Gauri Shanker. On a fine day, five among the ten world’s highest peak including Everest, Lhotse, Choyu, Makalu and Manaslu are visible from here. The breath-taking views of the sunrise and sunset are the favorite amongst the visitors. The well managed and facilitated hotels and restaurants at Nagarkot supports to become one of the attractive tourists’ destination.
Nagarkot is a great escape from the busy and noisy city and the tiring routine life. One can literally feel the fresh air and refreshing scent of pine forest while climbing up from the land of Kathmandu to Nagarkot. The cool temperature refreshes the senses and clears the lungs of polluted air of the city. The natural beauty of Nagarkot has made it popular hiking route for tourists.
The overnight escape would be best option to those who don’t have enough time for trekking and wishes to spend some quality time between the beauties of The Himalayas. This place is very easy to reach as it’s near to the capital city. You can simply take a taxi and it is just about an hour or one and half hour from the capital city, Kathmandu. It is also possible to take a public transport, first to Bhaktapur and then transferring to Nagarkot. There are many hotels in several price brackets where you can have a quality service at reasonable price. As you plan for the overnight escape at Nagarkot, you can enjoy the dinner, bed and breakfast at the hotel. If the weather is fine and you are punctual then you are lucky to enjoy the scenic beauty of the sun rising on the clear sky.
The views of the mountains standing proudly and shining as the sun rays strikes on it, it is just amazing. The terrace and balconies at the hotels are designed in such a way that one can capture all the visible Himalayan ranges and where one can sit comfortably and wait the world to unfold. There are much more to explore at Nagarkot. There are lots of hiking opportunities for those who are active nature lover and outdoor enthusiasts. The hiking along the trails that goes through the forest to the hillside, including the short trail up to the Nagarkot View Tower and the Nagarkot Nature Trail and paragliding with Everest view are some of the most fascinating things at Nagarkot. After enjoying the day, the evenings and nights at Nagarkot are also very sparkling that won’t upset you. The sunset view in the evening is just out of the world. When the sun touches the horizon, it’s like the heaven on earth. Nagarkot is the best place to relax and refresh yourself. You don’t need to spend a lot to get rid of the busy schedules and take a short break. Nagarkot – overnight escape is enough to escape out from the daily routine and enjoy a quality time with friends and family between the natural beauty of Himalayas. This place is perfect to those who wants to explore the natural beauty. One who has visited Nagarkot would definitely wish to visit it again and again.