Enjoy the majestic day hike to Nagarkot, now your age is not an obstacle to observing the panoramic views of the Himalayas. Nagarkot hike is a very popular short hiking trail around Kathmandu, nearby the capital city but far from the crowded city dwellers.
This is a trail mix with the nature, culture, and religion of the country, a very popular and easy trail for all age groups taking you to explore the massif Himalayas of Nepal.
Nagarkot Hike starts from Changunarayan (1541m/5056ft), a very ancient town from around the 2nd century, visiting the temple of Lord Vishnu before the hike will add a blended flavor to the trail.
The temple of Changunarayan listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the very popular for the Vaisnavism sects of Hinduism built in the 3rd century by Pagoda architect and one of the finest stone idols from the 5th century related to different gods and goddesses can be observed. Thus, the town has been named after the temple because of its popularity.
This Bhaktapur-Nagarkot hike is a short hike for the sunset view close to Kathmandu, making your day a memorable moment with its beauty and massif Himalayas around throughout the trail.
After visiting the holy temple you will be entering the village of Tamang settlement, an ethnic group of Nepal, and the native of the village with old houses, mainly engaged in agriculture and livestock.
As you pass through the village different vegetation and landscape can be seen, daily activities of the people welcoming hospitability will make your hike a memorable one.
Moreover, the magnificent view of the mighty Himalayas and at the distance, Kathmandu valley will pacify your eyes. Passing through the community reserved forest through the trail will help one to encounter the wildlife, different flora, and fauna of the hills.
How different ethnic settlements live together and practice their religion is one of the main attractions of this trail. Further, you will be able to see different temples and Buddhist monuments while hiking.
With the panoramic views of the Himalayas and the villages, the trail will finally take you to Nagarkot (2195m/7201ft) a popular Hill Station, where one can enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayan range including different mountains and the setting of the sun on the far horizon.
After the view of the sunset, you will be driving back to Kathmandu which will be almost an hour and a half drive crossing the foothill and the city, and finally to the hotel.