the places for mountain viewing in the Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot is
usually considered to be the best. The views go from Dhaulagir in the
west to Kanchenjunga in the east. On a clear day you can see Mt.
Everest (Sagarmatha). You can also see Manaslu (8,463m), Ganesh Himal
(7,111m), and Langtang (7,246m). Many people go up to Nagarkot in the
afternoon, stay in a hotel in Nagarkot, and then get up at dawn to see
the Himalaya Mountains during the sunrise.
Nagarkot is 32 kilometres east of Kathmandu, on the northeast edge of
the Valley at an elevation of 2,175m. It is best to view the mountains
in the early morning because it is more likely to be clear. There is a
viewing tower next to the Club Himalaya Resort, where you get good
views that has a coffee shop where you can sit inside. Many of the
hotels also have good views.
Airport at Nagarkot is the sole international airport in Nepal.
The best way to reach
Nagarkot is by hiring taxis, cars or buses. There are shuttle
buses as well which operate for the tourists. From the
international airport it takes around 40 minutes to reach the
Considered as a scenic
destination, Nagarkot is located east of Kathmandu, Nepal. Nagarkot is
a hill top elevated about two-thousand meters above sea level. It is
considered to be the second highest peak in all of Kathmandu. The best
way to travel to Nagarkot is by private cars or taxis. However, there
are also tour buses that can take you there. The drive to Nagarkot is
only an hour’s drive away from the city proper. Nagarkot’s climate is
slightly colder than Kathmandu. The best time to visit the hill top is
between October and March when the skies are clear.
Plenty of resorts can be seen in Nagarkot, offering full board and
accommodation. Situated just below the peak, many tourists stay here
and trek to the hill top to watch the sunrise. It is considered the
best time to view the mountain ranges because it is when the skies are
clear. Nagarkot offers a magnificent view of the breathtaking
Himalayan peaks of Nepal including the famous Mount Everest.
hh - heritage hotel ; ph -
palace hotel ; bh - boutique hotel ; gh - guest house ; hs - home stay