Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Tour


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sunrise from Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Tour

Sunrise from Nagarkot hill and Bhaktapur Tour Summary

      1. Best time: Everyday before 9:00 AM .
      2. Level of Difficulty: Easy Tours
      3. Group-Size: 1 – 12 Tourists
      4. Best Months: October to June (besides the rain).
      5. Activity Hours: 7 – 8 Hours
      6. Transportation: Car/Hiace Van [Private Tours]

Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Tour is renowned for its breathtaking view of high mountains and cultural heritage sites. It takes you through stunning mountain vistas, charming ancient towns, and a glimpse into Nepal’s cultural tapestry.

Tranquil hill station of Nagarkot is a prominent for its sweeping panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range. On the sun rises, the snow-capped peaks come alive with a warm, golden hue. Awake before the sun to witness this mesmerizing sight, a truly unforgettable experience that lingers in a memory.

Aside from its awe-inspiring vistas, Nagarkot offers a range of activities for nature enthusiasts. Hike through lush forests and terraced fields, providing an opportunity to connect with the natural beauty of the region. For adventurous soul, mountain biking and hiking are popular options, offering a unique outlook of the landscape.

mountain view from Nagarkot

Leaving Nagarkot behind, we continues to Changu Narayan Temple, situated at the hilltop. A famous UNESCO heritage site that exudes an aura of timelessness. It has detailed carvings depict mythological tales, gods, and goddesses, providing a visual narrative of Nepal’s cultural and religious history.

Furthermore, Bhaktapur, an ancient city known for its well-preserved heritage and vibrant culture. Bhaktapur’s Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a heart of the city and a testament to its rich history. Intricately carved temples, palaces, and courtyards showcase the exquisite Newari craftsmanship that has been passed down through generations.

From Nagarkot sunrise and Bhaktapur tour itinerary detail [single day sightseeing]

6 O’clock: Nagarkot hill sightseeing;

Get up early and proceed to drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot hill station to get sunup over the high mountains. Journey with a private car to Nagarkot takes about 90 minutes to reach Nagarkot tower, a best spot to watch amazing Himalayan vista.

From Nagarkot Sunrise Panorama view

Fortunately, in Nagarkot, you can awaken to such amazing mountain view of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Mahalangur, and Numbur on a clear morning. 8 Himalayan mountain ranges are possible to view from the Hilltop including the Mount Everest.

When the rays of the rising sun fall on top of the mountains and make the snow sparkle, you will get to understand what the material resembles once nature begins to paint. Delicate orange shade of the sun, and the ruby defect fanning out in the blue sky, featuring the brilliant diagram of the mountain, seem to be every one of the tints of the variety range have become an integral factor.

8 O’clock: Seeing the sights of Buddha Peace Garden

The Buddha Peace Garden in Nagarkot situated in the Changunarayan municipality -2 in Bhaktapur district. Its a serene retreat for visitors seeking tranquility and natural beauty. Featuring a large Buddha statue surrounded of its lush greenery and panoramic views of its surrounding.

Buddha Peace Garden

A visit at Buddha peace garden is an ideal spot for meditation, reflection, and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This garden’s tranquil ambiance and stunning vistas make it a must-visit for those exploring the Nagarkot area.

10 O’clock: Changu Narayan hill sightseeing;

Eat a hot breakfast, continue to drive down to Telkot and hike to reach Changu Narayan Temple with guide. On the other hand, interested traveler’s can hike from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan heritage site. Visit the Lord Vishnu temple and its surroundings before heading down to Bhaktapur’s Durbar square build by Malla Kings in Nepal around 15th Century. At this temple premises is also popular to watch the glimpse of Bhaktapur town.

Find numerous small shops that offers range of items such as handicrafts, souvenirs, local artwork, textiles, jewelry, religious artifacts, and snacks. Provides for visitors looking for souvenirs and reminder while exploring the historical and cultural significance of the entire temple area.

11 O’clock: Bhaktapur Durbar square sightseeing;

Sightseeing in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Explore the ancient Bhaktapur town of its world heritage sites. Dattatraya square, 55 window palace, Vatsala Temple, Statue of Bhupatindra Malla, Nyatapola Temple, lion’s gate, Golden gate, Pashupatinath temple etc are the prime things to see.

Additionally, walk through Bhaktapur’s narrow passages, visitors are transported back in time. Also have an unique architecture, adorned with wood and stone carvings, tells stories of Nepal’s bygone eras.

Pottery squares are alive with artisans molding clay into beautiful ceramics, a tradition that Bhaktapur has upheld for centuries. likewise, Siddha Pokhari, a nice swimming pool situated nearby Bhaktapur cancer hospital where we can visit at the end before leaving the town.

Highlights of Nagarkot and Bhaktapur tour package;

  • Discover the sky touching towering mountains of Earth.
  • Newari town Bhaktapur, UNESCO world heritage sites.
  • Old Changu Narayan Temple and Bhaktapur royal palaces.
  • Dattatraya Square is one of the most charming squares of Bhaktapur.
  • Nyatapola temple 33m (108.26 feet) dominates the skyline of Bhaktapur, the tallest monument.
  • Ramble the Palaces to get a better understanding with a private tour guide.
Nagarkot to Changu Narayan hike

How much is Nagarkot Sunrise sightseeing and Bhaktapur Tour Package Cost?

The cost of the Nagarkot Hill sightseeing, Changu Narayan, and Bhaktapur package tour with Gokyo Treks local agency in Nepal ranges between US$ 50 to US$ 125. This tour package cost varies depending on the group size and the services you choose.

Please note, we offer a discount for group tour leaders. If you bring 10 or more travelers (excluding yourself), you will be treated as a group leader and can enjoy with rising sun from Nagarkot Hill, along with sightseeing at Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur, free of charge.

This is the most budget-friendly or standard trip package price for a single-day tour by private car. For two people, the Nagarkot and Bhaktapur tour package costs US$ 90 as per the provided travel plan. We can customize the sightseeing locations and prices according to your preferences. Here is the price list for the Nagarkot Changunarayan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square sightseeing.

Price Per Person for Nagarkot Changunarayan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square sightseeing package:-

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 125
2 PersonUS$ 90
3 PersonUS$ 85
4 to 6 personUS$ 70
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 65
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 50

Includes in the tour packages:-

  • Certified tour guide (English Speaking) for about 7-8 hours.
  • Comfortable private car transfer including a driver and fuel for sightseeing.
  • Nagarkot view tower entrance fee.
  • Changu Narayan temple entrance fee.
  • Bhaktapur Durbar main square (world heritage sites) entrance fee.
  • 55 window palace, Golden gate and Sundari Chowk heritage sites entrance.
  • Dattatreya Temple (heritage site) entrance fee.
  • National art gallery (NAG) entrance fee.
  • Pottery Square entrance fee (heritage site).
  • Taumadhi Square [Bhimsen Temple & Nyatapola Temple] world heritage site entrance fee.
  • 2 bottles of Mineral water during the full day tour.
  • Certificate of single day tour on a request (zero cost).
  • Government of Nepal Tax/VAT + Gokyo Treks Agency service charge.

Not includes in this package trip:-

  • All food on tour.
  • Additional sightseeing spot visiting.
  • Photo as a souvenir (available to purchase).
  • personal expenses such as donation.
  • Tip for guide and driver, its a culture.

Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Tour [Departure & Return] information!

Private car with a professional guide will reach in your hotel to pick you up approximately 5 to 10 minutes prior to departure. Pick you up from your Hotel within Ring road area of Kathmandu city and depart to Nagarkot time at 4:15 AM (depending upon the month you visit). After the tour, return to Kathmandu, total length of this day tour takes about 8 hours.

What to expect on Nagarkot and Bhaktapur City Sightseeing;

From Nagarkot Hill, you can expect to see the spectacular sunup over the Himalayan mountain range. On a clear morning, you can view the several prominent peaks, including Mount Everest, Annapurna, and other stunning above 6k mountains in a single line. Travelers can also enjoy the best views of the entire Bhaktapur city combined with the majestic surrounding hills.

Likewise, Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur is a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural exploration. You’re delighted by the majesty of the Himalayas or enchanted by the historical charm of Bhaktapur’s streets. It promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you with lasting memories of Nepal’s cultural and natural wonders.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 72 hours prior to the departure date of the tour experience. Learn more about cancellations and refund policy on a trip booking Terms and condition.

1 Night 2 Days optional tour package!

Visitors can reach at Nagarkot in the afternoon (drop off by a private car) and hike to the view tower with your Guide. Likewise, stay overnight in the hotel in Nagarkot hill (comfort or Luxuries) choose for yourself. On the next early morning, we walk to the hill to get sunrise over the towering peaks.

Return to hotel for a hot breakfast and continue to hike to Changu Narayan temple. Basically Nagarkot to changu Narayan hike takes around 4 hours. Experience the breathtaking sunrise from Nagarkot Hills followed by an enchanting hike to Changu Narayan is super amazing passing through the local villages.

Later an hour of exploring Changu Narayan world heritage site, a private car will pick us up to Bhaktapur ancient royal palace for sightseeing and after that we return. This type of Nagarkot overnight tour such as 1 night 2 days plan is also possible with us in a extra cost.

Notes for Nagarkot, Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur Durbar Square visitors:

When visiting Nagarkot, Changu Narayan, and Bhaktapur Palace, travelers should consider several factors. Check the dress accordingly and prepare well for entrance fees and dress modestly, respecting local traditions. Mind restrictions, especially in temples, and avoid touching or climbing on monuments to respect the heritage sites.

Please note that the itinerary for the Sunrise from Nagarkot Hill, hike to Changu Narayan, and Bhaktapur tour is subject to change due to weather conditions. At here we provided itinerary is a sample guideline, showcasing tentative monuments and temples for your sightseeing. Additionally, it is possible to hike to the Holy Temple of Changu Narayan from Byasi, located near the Tourist Bus Park by Bhaktapur Royal Palace.

“What makes Nagarkot, Changu Narayan and Bhaktapur tours very special?”

Exploring these destinations create an immersive journey that celebrates Nepal’s rich tapestry of culture and nature. Leaving travelers with a sense of wonder and a profound appreciation for the country’s heritage.

Moreover, we at Gokyo Treks believe in quality services. Therefore, we serve professional and certified local guide who know these destination better than others.

The sunrise from Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Tour Review;

Best Sunrise and amazing short hike

September 19, 2023

We arranged for a private car and a guide through Ammar Guni to explore Nagarkot Hill and Bhaktapur’s sights. Ammar expertly guided us through the enchanting landscapes of Nagarkot Hill, the sacred Changu Narayan Temple, and the majestic Bhaktapur Palace.

We were fortunate to experience clear skies during sunrise at Nagarkot, which allowed us to catch glimpses of the breathtaking mountain vistas from the Nagarkot Tower. Following this awe-inspiring start to our day, we indulged in a delicious breakfast before embarking on visits to Changu Narayan Temple and the historic Bhaktapur Royal Palace, both recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Our overall experience was nothing short of astounding. Ammar, our friendly guide, played a pivotal role in making this journey memorable. We wholeheartedly recommend his services to fellow travelers.

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John Marvin Singapore

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear John Marvin, We appreciate your effort in providing feedback on the Bhaktapur Durbar square and Nagarkot sightseeing tour package. We eagerly anticipate the opportunity to serve you once more in the near future. Thank you! Regards, Ammar

Nagarkot hiking Tour was great

April 10, 2023

Ammar Guni (my guide) and Manoj (driver) were great and punctual. Although it was, unfortunately, cloudy morning and during the sunrise, I could see some mountains for a few minutes. Because the clouds came very quickly over the mountains.

Likewise, it was a lovely hike down the mountain with great views. Definitely, an easy and quick hike took 1.5 hours and all downhill but it was so nice to pass through the village and see how the locals live. I felt very comfortable and safe the whole time. Thanks Gokyo treks arranging our great trip ?

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Sophie Russell, Manhattan, New York.

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Sophie Russell,

Your review has filled us with absolute pleasure! Your satisfaction is our top priority, and we are excited to learn that you had a wonderful experience with our services. Your kind words mean the world to us, and we are sincerely grateful for your understanding.

Your words of encouragement serve as a powerful motivation for us to continue delivering exceptional Himalayan adventures. We eagerly await the opportunity to serve you further outstanding trip in the near future. Your return will be a true pleasure for our team.

Thank you once again for choosing us and for sharing such positive feedback. Should you have any further questions or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Warm regards, Ammar

Best Scenic Sightseeing in Bhaktapur

November 20, 2022

We went on the Nagarkot Sunrise, Changu Narayan temple, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square excursion, and it exceeded our expectations. Our Guide Ammar showcased an impressive depth of knowledge concerning the historical and geographical aspects of the places we explored. We were fortunate enough to witness a breathtaking sunrise, revealing the awe-inspiring vistas of numerous Himalayan mountain ranges. I definitely recommend both this tour, guide Ammar and his company behind it.

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Ramona Scintu Australia

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Dear Ramona Scintu, Australia,

We want to express our gratitude for your valuable feedback regarding the sunrise from Nagakot Hill and Bhaktapur Royal Palace sightseeing including Changu Narayan day tour package. Your input is highly appreciated, and it helps us improve our services.

We are looking forward to the privilege of serving you again in the near future. Thank you for choosing us for your travel needs!

Warm regards, Ammar

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