Private Full-Day Tour With Nagarkot Sunrise And Bhaktapur From Kathmandu

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    5:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel or accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point or preferred location within Kathmandu valley
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This 10-hour private tour takesyou to the mountain viewpoint Nagarkot at 2195 m to see the sunrise. From Nagarkot, you can see the vista of the Himalayas ranging from the Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. Also, depending on the day's visibility, you might see Mt. Everest with binoculars. You will also visit Bhaktapur, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its richness in cultures, temples, arts and crafts.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Breakfast included
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views

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Early morning at around 5:15am, your tour begins with pickup from your accommodations in Kathmandu. Head to your first stop to see breathtaking views and the sunrise above of the Himalayas from Nagarkot.

You will be surprised to see just how much the local villages along the trail is unchanged. You will see the traditional countryside lifestyle of locals even though they are so close to the city. Nagarkot is at 2195m and it is a scenic hilltop about 32 km from Kathmandu, which is very popular as amountain viewpoint.

From Nagarkot, you can see the vista of the Himalayas ranging from the Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. Also, you might possibly seeMt. Everest but only as a dot on the horizon. With binoculars however, you can see it much better. Watch the stunning sunrise in the early morning, which can serve as a lifetime memory for you.

After enjoying the sunrise, you will have your breakfast and about 9:30am, then head to Bhaktapur for sightseeing. Bhaktapur is a famous and old city around a Nepal, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its richness in cultures, temples, arts and crafts.

During your Bhaktapur sightseeing, you will see Golden Gate, Nyatapole Temple, National Art Gallery, Dattatreya Temple, Potters Square, the palace of 55 windows, Bhaktapur Durbar square and many other famous attractions.

After visiting Bhaktapur, stop at a nice local restaurant to take break (food at own cost). You will drive for another 30 minutes before getting dropped back off to your hotel at around 2pm.


Hotel pickup and drop-off


Bottled water

Transport by private vehicle

Private tour guide



Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Most travelers can participate

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Minimum age is 14 years

Please expect to spend around the $10 USD for lunch purchased locally

Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015

A maximum of 10 people per booking

Recommend to take binocular for to have best view of Everest on clear day

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Nov-2019

    We were picked up a 4:30 for the drive to Nagarkot in the dark. There was no commentary but then it was hard to see anything.

    Arrived in time for the sunrise and did get one on a nice day. (The morning was chilly so dress appropriately)

    Breakfast was provided at a nearby hotel and followed by a walking tour of old Bhaktapur. Our guide Prakash was knowledgeable and it was nice to see Bhaktapur’s Durban Square survives the 2015 earthquake better than Kathmandu.

    Tickets to enter the city were Us$30 per person (as indicated n the brief). On top of this we had to pay another $7 for the two of us to see the sunrise a couple km up a road into a park. This was not mentioned when booking..

    We were dropped off back at the hotel at 10:15. (6:45 duration)

    You’ll spend most of your time driving back and forth and taking in the sunrise. The walking part of tour was around an hour although we were offered the option of wandering around by ourselves once it finished.

    If you’re short of time this hits some of the highlights.

  • 22-May-2018

    Excellent tour guide! Though we didn't see the sunrise at Nagarkot because of the clouds but we had a fun time in Bhaktapur.

  • 20-Mar-2018

    We took this tour last week while in Kathmandu. It was a really early pick up 445am and we drove for about an hour up to the hotel to watch the sunrise and have breakfast. Unfortunately for us there was no sunrise as it was a foggy cloudy day but the views were still fab and it was very peaceful. The buffet breakfast was lovely with plenty of options.
    We then drove back to the city and visited the temples and our guide was very knowledgable with the history of each.
    We were surprised however that the tour ended at 915 and we were taken back to the hotel.
    Our reflection therefore was not about the content of the tour, but that it perhaps should not be called a full day.

  • 03-Jan-2018

    It was a great tour, starting with morning pick up at 5:!5 AM in the morning and then driving up to Nagarkot to catch the sunrise. The Tour Guide Ms. Jomuna and the driver were very attentive, they will make sure that we're going to be there on time to see the sunrise. Soon after we arrived at Nagarkot, we climbed to the patio to see the sun coming up from the himalaya mountain, it was a breath taking views. From dark, to slowly orange, especially when the orange colour emerge in the top of surrounding mountain

    After that we went to breakfast at the Hotel Country Villa. The breakfast was great, we were having breakfast with the magnificent views

    Finish breakfast, we went to see Bhaktapur, it was an amazing heritage complex packed with history. Bhaktapur was exotic, inside the complex, aside from the historical building, you could also find lots of traditional items, souvenirs, gifts, paintings and many more. Ms. Jomuna bought us traditional yoghurt there, the yogurt was placed in the traditional pottery and it's delicious

    Thanks to Ms. Jomuna, especially to accompany both my elderly parents, and also for the driver who has a very good skill through the narrow and winding road, what a great experience !

  • 19-Dec-2017

    This was an excellent tour. Our guide was super friendly, spoke English perfectly, and made sure we had the exact right timing to see the sunrise at Nagarkot. She was patient for us to take all the photos we wanted and even had the driver stop additionally for more views. She was well informed for the tour of Bhaktapur, even taking us to some more local type places for the best experience. I would definitely recommend this tour and especially our guide.