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Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Day Tour

  • 1 or 1+
  • Duration 5-7 Hours

Introduction

Nagarkot

Nagarkot is one of the nearest and most famous hills in Kathmandu. It is a village located about 26.6 km east of Kathmandu Valley. It is at an elevation of close to 2,175 m above sea level. As one of the most scenic spots in the region, Nagarkot is famous for its sunrise views of the Himalayas.

You can observe Mt. Everest with its snow-topped peaks and an overlook tower at the top of the village’s hills. Eight out of the 13 Himalayan ranges of mountains in Nepal, such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Mahalangur (Everest), and Numbur, can be seen from here. You will also have panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley and Shivapuri National Park.

This package is especially for a day tour or interested in nature walking along with the additional day in Bhaktapur. Moreover, this tour takes you to the beautiful and fantastic village of Nagarkot to observe mesmerizing sunrise view. You will also visit the old classic streets of Bhaktapur, where you can witness Nepal’s ancient history and culture.

What is special about Nagarkot?

It is regarded as one of the most picturesque locations in the Bhaktapur District and at the height of 2,195 meters. It is renowned for its sunrise views of the Himalayas, which include Mount Everest and other peaks in eastern Nepal’s Himalayan range. Additionally, Nagarkot provides a birds-eye perspective of the Kathmandu Valley.

Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Bhaktapur Durbar Square contains many showpieces of art, architecture, and historical monuments. Among them, we are going to discover some of the significant sites. We can observe a collection of pagodas and Shikhara-style temples.

One temple encompasses a 55-Window Palace made of brick and wood. This durbar square highlights the idols of ancient kings resting on top of stone monoliths. Not only that, the guardian divinities looking out from their shrines and the wood carvings seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony.

Some of the highlights of the square are the palace of 55 windows, the Golden Gate, the National Art Gallery, Nyatpole, Pottery Square, etc. Bhaktapur Darbar Square is one of the biggest palaces in Kathmandu valley and one of Nepal’s World Heritage sites. However, in the town, we see Newari people, their culture, and art crafted in the windows, doors, strouts, etc., in the daily use of the stuff.

What are the major features of Bhaktapur Durbar Square?

Some of the historical sites in Bhaktapur that signify medieval-era culture and tradition-inspired locations include:

  1. Bhairava Nath Temple.
  2. Golden Gate.
  3. Nyatapola Temple.
  4. 55 window palace.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Durbar Square UNESCO Tour

We will pick you up early at 4:30 am from your hotel in Kathmandu and drive you to Nagarkot. In terms of distance from Kathmandu, Nagarkot is one of the closest and most popular hills. At an elevation of about 2,175 meters above sea level, Nagarkot is located about 26.6 km east of Kathmandu Valley.

As one of the most scenic spots in the region, Nagarkot is famous for its sunrise views of the Himalayas. You can observe Mount Everest with its snow-topped peaks and an overlook tower at the very top of the village’s hills. Eight out of the 13 Himalayan ranges of mountains in Nepal, such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Mahalangur (Everest), Numbur can be seen from here.

The Kathmandu Valley and Shivapuri National Park will also be visible from the top. This tour package is specially designed for a day tour or interested in nature walking along with the additional day in Bhaktapur. Nagarkot and Bhaktapur day tour takes you to the beautiful and amazing village of Nagarkot to observe mesmerizing sunrise view.

And then takes you to the old classic streets of Bhaktapur, where you can experience the ancient culture and history of Nepal. Bhaktapur Durbar Square contains many showpieces, art, architecture, and historical monuments. Among them, we are going to discover some of the well-known sites.

We can observe a collection of the pagoda and Shikhara-style temples sorted into a 55-Window Palace made of brick and wood. The square is part of a beautiful valley as it highlights the idols of ancient kings resting on top of stone monoliths, the guardian divinities looking out from their shrines, and the wood carvings in the very place, which seem to form a well-orchestrated symphony.

Some of the highlights of the square are the palace of 55 windows, the Golden Gate, the National Art Gallery, Nyatpole, Pottery Square, etc.

Inclusions

● Tourist transportation as per the itinerary.

● Visit Thanka Art painting school.
● A professional/ government license holder tour guide.

● An assistant guide for more than 20 pax.

Exclusions

  • Foods.
  • Entry fee in monuments areas.
  • Tips for your guide and driver.

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Reviews

Bhaktapur Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
November 11, 2022

Great memorable tour in Bhaktapur with Attractive Travels and Tours.

Lajil Kaplan

Sunrise Tour with Kathmandu

Rated 5 out of 5
April 13, 2022

Attractive Travels and Tours is number 1 travel and tour agency based in Kathmandu Nepal. I did Kathmandu tour include Nagarkot sunrise tour with this agency. Prakash made our trip memorable. So I would like highly recommend to all for your Nepal trip with this agency.

RK Dallakoti

Kathmandu and Nagarkot Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
December 15, 2021

I did Kathmandu Tour with this agency. Our guide Prakash was really knowledgeable and experience. So I would like to recommend all for your Nepal 🇳🇵 trip with Prakash and his company. Thank you!

Laxmi Magar

2 days memorable tour in Kathmandu valley, Bhaktapur and Nagarkot

Rated 5 out of 5
March 17, 2020

We had great experience and memory from Kathmandu Valley Unesco sites day tour and Nagarkot Sunrise tour with this agency. Our guide was Prakash Aryal. He is an excellent tour guide in Kathmandu. He is an excellent in English, knowledge about culture, religion, geography, festival, local peoples . So we only recommend Mr. Prakash Aryal and Attractive Travels and Tours Pvt. Ltd. for Nepal Tour and Trekking Trip.

We visited Moneky Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Golden Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanagh Stupa which are listed in UNESCO world heritage sites by UNESCO. Next Day we visited Nagarkot, top of mountain around Kathmandu valley for Sunrise and Himalayas views include Mt. Everest. then after breakfast we continue our trip to Bhaktapur Durbar Square also UNESCO world heritage sites. In Bhaktapur we saw local festival, many temples and monuments, 55 windows ancient royal palace, priest house, buddhist temple, 5 stories temple was really unique, painting school and many more. So we highly recommend this agency and guide Prakash Aryal.

Robert Brown

Beautiful Nepal

Rated 5 out of 5
February 17, 2020

I am truly mesmerized by the beautiful sceneries of Nepal. My wife and I visited Bhaktapur and Nagarkot. It was truly an unforgettable moment in Bhaktapur which had so many cultural sites to visit. We also visited Nagarkot with its amazing sunrise in the morning. I am so glad that I chose Attractive Travels for traveling in Nepal which has been great. Thank you for your wonderful services and for making our trip successful.

May Miller

trip facts
PRICE: US $ 70
TRIP START: Kathmandu
TRIP END: Kathmandu
TRIP DURATION: 5-7 Hours
TREK TYPE: Tour
BEST MONTH: 12 Months
ACCESSIBILITY: Tour
MAX.Altitude: 2165 M
TRIP GRADE: Easy
MIN.GROUP SIZE : 1 or 1+
DEPARTURE: Granted
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