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Hikes around Nagarkot

Height 2,195m. From Nagarkot and its surrounding hills you can see several mountain ranges including Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang and Everest. Sunrise and sunset from Nagarkot. Hike Duration 4 hours

Nagarkot itself is 32km east of Kathmandu and can be visited for a day but in order to really appreciate the beauty of the area and mountain views, it is a good idea to hike around the area and, if possible, stay overnight.

To start your trek drive approximately one hour to Sakhu, an ancient Newari town on the northeast corner of the Kathmandu Valley. The hike takes approximately four hours through pine forests. On reaching Nagarkot you can look around the village and watch the sun set spectacularly over the Himalayas. Then take a (pre-booked) taxi back to Kathmandu or stay overnight and hike down or take a local bus down the next day. And don’t forget the even more spectacular sunrise!

Nagarkot Geodic Survey Tower, Nagarkot Road, 44812, Nepal

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