Nagarkot Sunrise Tour


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Nagarkot sunrise tour

Nagarkot Sunrise Tour Summary

    1. Best time: Before 8 AM [every morning].
    2. Group-Size: 1 – 15 Tourist
    3. Best Months: March, April, May, October, November and December.
    4. Activity Hours: 3 Hours
    5. Transportation: Comfortable Car [Private Trip]

A sunrise from Nagarkot Hill (Nagarkot sunrise) is popular during a stay in Nepal due to its breathtaking and panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range, including the Everest mountain. Nagarkot is situated approximately 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, and it stands at an elevation of around 2,195 meters (7,201 feet).

Nagarkot offers unobstructed views of a wide range of Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. An early morning light bathes the snow-capped peaks in a warm golden glow, creating a mesmerizing visual spectacle.

Nagarkot is a tranquil hill station away from the bustling city life of Kathmandu. It offers a peaceful environment perfect for relaxation and reflection. In the summer, its cooler temperatures provide a refreshing escape from the city’s heat.

Easily accessible from Kathmandu, Nagarkot is a popular spot to watch the sunrise over the majestic mountain range. Photography enthusiasts will love capturing the Himalayan peaks’ changing colors at dawn.

Spend about 40 to 50 minutes at the Nagarkot viewpoint before returning. The area is also known for its clean, fresh air, providing a welcome escape from the city’s pollution.

Nagarkot Sunrise Panorama

How much is for Nagarkot Sunrise Tour Package Cost?

The cost of the Nagarkot sunrise package tour with a Gokyo Treks local agency in Nepal ranges between US$ 17 to 65. Typically, the tour package cost will vary as per group size you are travelling with.

Have in mind that, we also have a discount offer for tour leaders, if you could bring 10+ travelers (besides you) on your trip, you are treated as a group leader. So, you can travel to get a sunrise from Nagarkot for free of cost.

It’s a cheapest trip package price for a single-day tour by a private car. If you are 2 people for Nagarkot sunrise tour cost US$ 35 as per the given travel plan. We can modify the sightseeing places and prices as per your demand. Here is the price list for the Nagarkot sunrise sightseeing.

Price Per Person for a single day tour to Nagarkot sunrise package:-

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 65
2 PersonUS$ 35
3 PersonUS$ 30
4 to 6 personUS$ 28
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 20
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 17

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly take a look as given below.

mountain view from Nagarkot hill

Nagarkot Sunrise Tour itinerary details

In the early morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Nagarkot hill station to get sunrise. The non-stop overland drive with a private car takes about 90 minutes to reach Nagarkot tower each way. In a clear morning, you may see the mystical Himalayan range however here is a suggested itinerary for a Nagarkot sunrise tour for you:

4:10 AM:

Departure from your hotel in Kathmandu by private car.

5:30 AM:

Arrive at Nagarkot Hill station. Walk to the viewpoint and witness the sunrise over the Himalayan mountain ranges.

6:30 AM – 7:00 AM:

Enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant (optional, not included in the tour).

7:00 AM – 7:15 AM:

Explore the surrounding area and take in the panoramic views.

7:15 AM – 8:30 AM:

Departure from Nagarkot and return to Kathmandu at your hotel. Above itinerary allows you to experience the stunning sunrise at Nagarkot and also gives you some time to explore the area before returning to Kathmandu.

Sunrise from Nagarkot hill tour package highlights

  • Discover the sky touching tallest mountains of Earth.
  • Ancient Newari town Bhaktapur on your drive .
  • Nagarkot is famous for place to see rising sun and sunset over the towering peaks.
  • Traveler’s can watch the magnificent view of the Annapurna, Langtang and Everest mountain range.
  • Green hills, clean and fresh environment and the unobstructed views of pristine Himalayan range

What’s included in the Nagarkot sunrise tour package cost:-

  • Professional driver and a comfortable private car transfer from Kathmandu to Nagarkot and return.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.
  • Nagarkot Tower entrance fee if requires
  • Tour Certificate as a special gift from the Gokyo Tour Agency.

What’s not includes on sunrise tour package:-

  • All types of Food and drinks during the tour.
  • English speaking Certified Tourist Guide cost US$ 30.

Today’s Sunrise time in Nagarkot Hill

As a matter of fact, Dawn and dusk time are relying on the month you travel to Nagarkot ridge. Take a reference for dawn/dusk time from Nagarkot as given here. Yet, for a precise dawn/dusk time, simply email us.

MonthsSunrise Time Sunset TimeDay Light
January Month06:53:37 AM05:29:21 PM10.6 hours
February Month06:40:34 AM05:52:23 PM11.2 hours
March Month06:12:26 AM06:10:21 PM12.00 hours
April Month05:39:20 AM06:26:25 PM12.8 hours
May Month05:14:35 AM06:44:15 PM13.5 hours
June Month05:06:30 AM06:58:29 PM13.9 hours
July Month 05:16:26 AM06:59:08 PM13.7 hours
August Monthly05:32:32 AM06:40:28 PM13.1 hours
September Month05:47:43 AM06:08:11 PM12.3 hours
October Month06:02:23 AM05:34:19 PM11.5 hours
November Month06:22:30 AM05:11:24 PM10.8 hours
December Month06:44:28 AM05:10:18 PM10.4 hours

Sunrise from Nagarkot hill tour [Departure & Return] information

We offer the traveler pick up customer’s Hotel within Kathmandu valley. Our Professional driver will reach at your hotel to pick you up approximately 10 minutes prior to the departure time around 4:15 AM.

What to expect on Nagarkot hill station tour

This journey from Kathmandu to Nagarkot Hill station takes about an hour by car. Nagarkot offers breathtaking views of the Himalayan mountain ranges, including Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Mahalangur, and Numbur.

The sight of the rising sun casting its rays on the mountains, making the snow sparkle, is a stunning display of nature’s beauty. Visitors can enjoy these magnificent views daily and then return to Kathmandu by car.

The Entrance fees (admission ticket paid by Guest)

Nagarkot hill entrance fees for travelers – totally free.

Cancellation Policy and Refund Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours prior to the departure date of the tour experience. Learn more about cancellations and refund policy Terms and condition.

“What makes Nagarkot sunrise tours is a very special?”

Watching the sunrise from Nagarkot Hill Station is a highly anticipated experience for tourists due to its breathtaking views and serene ambiance. Nagarkot offers an unobstructed panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain range, including renowned peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, and Makalu. The spectacle of the sun painting the sky with vibrant hues while casting a warm glow on the snow-capped peaks is a mesmerizing sight, often described as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Beyond its natural beauty, the tranquil setting of Nagarkot provides a peaceful environment for reflection and relaxation, making the sunrise tour a deeply enriching and memorable experience for tourists seeking to connect with nature and witness the stunning beauty of the Himalayas.

Likewise, the combination of stunning mountain vistas, tranquility, accessibility, and cultural experiences makes watching the sunrise from Nagarkot Hill an unforgettable and highly recommended activity for those staying in Nepal.

Sunrise from Nagarkot hill Tour notes:

For a Nagarkot hill sunrise tour in the morning, it’s recommended to wear warm and comfortable clothing. Layers are ideal, as the temperature can be quite cold before sunrise and then warm up quickly. A jacket or sweater, along with long pants and closed-toe shoes, are advisable. Don’t forget to bring a hat and gloves if you’re sensitive to cold.

Nagarkot Sunrise Tour Review

The Best Sunrise Ever

April 5, 2022

Nagarkot sunrise with Bhaktapur City Tour with Guide Ammar. It was an amazing day trip with Ammar Guni! His knowledge on every aspect of Nepal and the daily life of their local people was great. The sunrise from Nagarkot was not the best as it was a cloudy morning reaching the hill station.

In fact, the guide told us some of the mountain names. Despite clouds, we had a great hike to Bhaktapur royal palace a UNESCO heritage site. Fabulous hike with stunning sightseeing. The private aspect of this tour is so agreeable! Highly suggest.

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Nagarkot Sunrise Best Tour

November 14, 2021

Ammar Guni was a great and professional guide. He picked up at 4:25 am in the morning for express drive to Nagarkot Tower. We reach Nagarkot Tower and catch the sunrise right in time. Mr, Guni told us the great stories about Hindu temples, and heritage sites in Bhaktapur. I and my family were very happy with his service. Thanks Ammar for arranging such a great trip

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Nagarkot Hill just perfect

October 20, 2021

I was lucky to have Ammar Guni as my guide for Nagarkot and Bhaktapur tours. It was a great experience. We had a great morning with fine views of snowy peaks. The nature walk from Telkot to Changu Narayan was beautiful to see fertile lands and bricks factory but encountered with some drops of rains in between.

He took me through a really nice and easy route and it was an experience I’ll never forget. If you have a chance to go and hike with him you won’t regret it.

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