Nagarkot Sunrise View And Day Hiking From Kathmandu

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  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    04:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all hotels inside ring road including Boudha area, Bhaktapur and Nagarkot area.
    Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
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    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Enjoy the beautiful view and sunrise from the best viewpoint of the valley on this Nagarkot Sunrise View one day package which also includes hike towards one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Nepal, Changunarayan. This Nagarkot Sunrise View and Day Hike to Changunarayan will excite you early in the morning with a mesmerizing view of many glorious peaks of Nepal like Mt. Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Everest, and 8 out of 13 mountain ranges that shines in early sunrise including panoramic view of the valley and Shivpuri National Park. After such a fantastic start early in the morning, hike down to Changunarayan with beautiful nature walk amidst the forest of pine and terraced farms crossing typical and local villages of Tamang and Newar community. At Changunarayan, you will be impressed by the stone and wood carvings and sculptures of Hindu and Tantric deities which will show you the rich and old heritage of Nepal.


  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

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Stop At: Nagarkot View point tower, Nagarkot, Bagmati Zone, Central Region

The day begins when it is still dark (about 4am 5am depends on season) as a private vehicle leaves the hotel in Kathmandu and makes its way toward Nagarkot Hill about 42Km drive to watch one of the finest sunrises over the mighty Himalayas. On a clear day, you can see the ranges of Gosainkunda, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and the Annapurna Mountains. The sun's rays first begin to light up the sky, turning the snowcapped peaks from grey to pink before the rising sun turns the snow a most brilliant white. The scene is absolutely breathtaking.
Enjoy then a hearty breakfast about 7am at one of the many fine restaurants at Nagarkot (breakfast not included in price of tour). About 8am the guide will lead you after breakfast on the trail toward Changu narayan. This trail passes through Brahmin and Tamang villages. Watch the people as they farm the terraced farms that hang on the sides of the hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley. On clear days, there are great views of the Himalayas along this trail.
The trek is about 3 to 4 hours to the smallest and least visited of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Changu narayan. Here discover a wonderful little Newari village where they still do wood and stone carvings like they have done over the centuries.
Changu narayan, because of its location receives the least amount of visitors of the World Heritage Sites, yet is a real gem. The oldest temple in the valley is atop the hill in the village.
There is an opportunity to experience Newari food for lunch in Changu Narayan (not included in price of tour). The people of the village are very friendly and accommodating, demonstrating true Newari hospitality.
The return trip to Kathmandu about 1pm is by private vehicle that goes straight back to the hotel. The day trip concludes here and enjoys your hiking trip with us!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Nagarkot Hiking, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region

After sunrise and breakfast we start hiking to Changu Narayan Temple from here and enjoy passing through the countryside of Nepal.

Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail, Nagarkot, Bagmati Zone, Central Region

While you visit Nagarkot and see the sunrise we will take a breakfast and start to hiking in the trail to Changu Narayan. This is one of the most scenic panoramic hiking trail which offer wide range of beautiful mountains range from the trail. Enjoy watching beautiful Himalayas while walking in clear day.

Stop At: Nagarkot Buddha Peace Park Hiking Trail, Nagarkot, Bagmati Zone, Central Region

While we go to Nagarkot sunrise view and day hiking, you will visit this small beautiful place of Buddha peace park. One of the small status of Lord Buddha, nice decorated garden with beautiful view of across jungle are amazing. Take a rest for a while and enjoy taking beautiful picture of hiking here.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Changu Narayan, Bhaktapur, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region

We take you oldest temple of Kathmandu valley called Changu Narayan. Enjoy the World Heritage Sites and return back to hotel.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Thamel, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region

The trip mainly depart from main tourist hub from Thamel. If the customers are staying out of Thamel we do pick up them from most of part like Lazimpat area, Durbar marg, Patan, Buddha, Bhaktapur and Nagarkot it self. This trip is unique and amazing. Don't miss out to see Nepal's best sunrise view, Himalayas including Mount Everest and local Nepali village lifestyle.


Professional guide

Transportation (hotel pickup & drop, air conditioned vehicle)

Fees (admission, fuel surcharge, parking, entry)

Entry/Admission - Nagarkot View Tower

Entry/Admission - Changu Narayan


Food and drinks


Additional Info

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 wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

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

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Jan-2023

    The view of the sunrise and mountain is stunning. We are lucky to have a day with good weather and visibility. There is a few photo taking spots. After the sunrise, we had a breakfast buffet in a nearby hotel that offer good view. So no need to worry about breakfast. After that, we walk down hill into the local village where we can see how their lives is like. Lastly, we visited an ancient temple which is currently under renovation.

  • 26-Jan-2023

    Once I booked the tour, the Himalayan Planet contacted me and confirmed the pick up arrangement. The day before the tour, they advised me the temperature difference between morning and daytime, asked me to prepare my hiking clothes accordingly. My tour guide, Mr.Shishir Thapa showed up on time. He and the deiver were very polite and friendly. During the Hiking, Mr.Thapa never rushed me anyrhing, he always gave me extra time to take pictures and enjoy the beautiful view. He was also very knowledgeable. Whatever question I asked, he had an answer. He explained what's crops local farmer were growing winter season, name of the flowers and fruits by roadside, local customs, history and religion of Nepal, all were very interesting. Since he was a very experienced mountain guide, he shared some story of trekking trips. If you have not enough time to go for a long trekking but want see mountain, I highly recommend this tour with Mr.Shishir Thapa.

  • 23-Jan-2023

    I had a wonderful time on this day. Woke up super early and my guide Madan and the driver arrived at 5.30am. The journey to Nagarkot took a little more than an hour and we arrived to a beautiful sunrise and breathtaking view of the mountains. We then made our way for buffet breakfast at a nearby hotel with a great view. We then continued to walk around the nearby village which was mostly downhill and fairly easy, absorbing the morning freshness and witnessing the every day lives of the people. We also visited a few temples before making our journey back. I highly recommend this trip especially if you are short on time like me.

  • 19-Jan-2023

    Take a break from busy Kathmandu and enjoy breathtaking sunrise, peaceful trek, Nepali village life and the best guide in the galaxy going by the name of Shishir!

  • 12-Jan-2023

    It was a fantastic time if you can wake up for it. Both the driver and my guide, Madan, were super knowledgeable and professional, and the views everywhere were astonishing. It was also very cool to see so many small villages up in the hills, felt very authentic.

  • 08-Jan-2023

    “Every sunrise gives us the opportunity to begin again with the morning lights of love, with the power of persistence and with the magic of gratitude. “ Debasish Mridha What a wonderful way to begin my solo trip to Nepal! I was very fortunate to have a beautiful clear sky to view the sun rising up over the valley. The hike was made even more enjoyable thanks to the kindness of the locals, beauty of the surroundings and encounters with baby goats, puppies, wandering geese, turkeys and buffalo. Thank you to my wonderful guide, Shishir for his wonderful company, great conversations and good humor and to our very good driver Deepak for this magical day outside of Katmandu.

  • 07-Jan-2023

    Madan was an excellent guide and was informative, helpful and wonderful. He took care to give you details and show you things you may have missed. All around a really positive experience and a great hike.

  • 05-Jan-2023

    We had a great trip for day hiking! It was unfortunately pretty foggy in the morning so we didn’t get a great view, but we had a wonderful day hike through a local village. Our guide even took us to get a lassi near Durbar square because we mentioned it to him! He was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions. We ended up booking our guide for a quick day trip and tour of the local markets and thamel and he took us to some shops. He made us (two females) feel safe. Overall great experience and if we ever come back to Nepal we will definitely be reaching out to Shishir Thapa!

  • 29-Dec-2022

    The Nargakot sunrise and day hike tour was a truly memorable experience for us. We got the best view of the sunrise over the Himalayan ranges from the Nargakot tower, which is a small tower in the middle of the viewpoint area. Following the sunrise was a breakfast paid by ourselves (not included in the tour) at a hotel recommended by our tour guide. After breakfast, we started the 13-km hike from Nargakot to Changu Narayan temple. The hike was easy and mostly downhills, taking us through the villages where we could see the daily life of Nepali people. We did the tour in late December so it was freezing during the sunrise, but afterwards the hike warmed us up and it got hot later in the sun. So one pro tip is layer up for the morning and get ready to leave your jackets in the car when the hike began. Communication with the tour organizer was fast and responsive. Our guide Som was also very helpful and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this tour!

  • 28-Dec-2022

    We had a great day with Nirmal we loved the sunrise and walk through villages. Definitely recommend for a relaxing easy walk and information on Kathmandu.

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