Enjoy the breathtaking view of Himalayas

Sunrise & Sunset Views of Himalaya from Nagarkot

Nagarkot boasts one of the best sunrise and sunset views in Kathmandu. Located 32km to the east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot hill station is famous for the mountain views ranging from Annapurna in west to Everest in east including Langtang, Manaslu, Dorje Lakpa, Everest, Langtang and Khumbu Ranges. It is a great idea to plan an overnight stay in Nagarkot since you will enjoy sunset view in the evening as well as sunrise view early in the morning of next day. You can also enjoy breathtaking view of Indrawati river valley. Spring is the most suitable season for Nagarkot Tour as you will be greeted by blooming rhododendrons. 

Mahadev Pokhari, Kali Devi Temple and Jalpa Devi Temple are interesting places to visit in Nagarkot which exists below the tower of Nagarkot. Janai Purnima is observed with great enthusiasm at Nagarkot.

Nagarkot Sunrise or Nagarkot Sunset tour can be arranged while you will also be taken on Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour for the wonderful journey of UNESCO sites in Kathmandu including Swoyambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath and Pashupatinath.

We can tailor-make memorable Kathmandu Nagarkot Sunrise and Nagarkot Sunset. This is a terrific tour that can be memorized for a life time.


Himalaya view from Nagarkot


Best of the Himalaya Views

Nepal is home to 8 of the 14 highest peaks in the world. One of the key attractions of traveling to Nepal is to take in stunning Himalaya views.

There are many great reasons to visit Nepal: its friendly people, its cultural heritage sites, and its world-class treks. The biggest attraction of all is perhaps the amazing views of Himalayan giants such as Everest, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Ama Dablam and Machapuchare.

The best hill station for watching sunrise view, Nagarkot, Nepal has been the hub for both domestic as well as international tourists. Nagarkot exists 25 miles east of the capital city of Kathmandu at an altitude of 6,800 feet above sea level. If you are short on time and want to stay close to Kathmandu while still enjoying amazing views of the Himalayas, Nagarkot is your best bet. Nagarkot is just a short 1-hour drive away from Kathmandu.

There are many things to do in Nagarkot. You can hike to Nagarkot view tower for mountain views. If the weather is clear, you can get entire view of Himlayas stretching from Annapurna Mountain in west to Everest in east. Nagarkot was used for long by Royal members as the place of retreat. You can visit Nagarkot village. Villages near Nagarkot are inhabited by Tamang ethnics. Visit monasteries and temples in these villages. Nagarkot is also famous as a best place for meditation. This holiday destination is located at a serene place surrounded by dense forest with cool breeze to give us a refreshing feel.

If you have a bit more time, consider adding a few more days around your stay in Nagarkot.


Himalayan range


Hike up to the Lookout Tower

A popular spot to soak in the Himalayan splendour is this lookout tower, perched at 2164m on a ridge, although the rising vegetation can obscure the vista. It’s around an hour’s walk (4km) south from the village, and best at sunrise. If you’re not up for a dark and chilly walk, taxis and private cars (return Rs 1200) are easily arranged through any hotel or the tourist offices.

If you are looking for the perfect place to experience sunrises and sunsets while you are visiting the city, this is the perfect location. The tower gives you a perfect view of some of the mountains nearby including Mount Everest. This tower can only be accessed in the morning since the Army post will only allow you to cross then so make sure to get up early enough to experience this.




View of Nagarkot sunrise

There's nothing more glamorous than watching the sunrise from Nagarkot. Nagarkot has a viewing tower, which is very suitable for sunrise. The tower is nearly 30 minutes away from the hotel area (for ordinary walkers).

Most of the visitors who live in Nagarkot walk to the observation tower early in the morning. In the cold and dark morning, walking on a beautiful road makes people relaxed and happy. Smell the fresh air, trek up the tower and see the golden ball rising over the Himalayas.

You'll remember the Nagarkot sunrise for a long time. Bring your camera to seize the sunrise and the charming Himalayas glow with the touch of sunlight.

When the rising sun touches the top of the mountain and makes the snow shine, once nature starts painting, you will know what the canvas looks like. The soft orange of the sun and the scattered red and yellow stripes on the blue sky highlight the golden outline of the mountain. It seems that all the colors have played a role. Fortunately, in Nagarkot, you wake up almost every day to see such a breathtaking view.

The time of dawn differs from season to season. In summer, the sun rises between 5:00 and 5:40 in the morning, while in winter, it rises between 6:30 and 7:00 in the morning. As the mountain station is far away from the city, there is less dust and pollution in the air. Nevertheless, from March to September, the sky is even clearer, and there are some of the most fascinating sunrise scenes.


View of Nagarkot sunrise


View of Nagarkot sunset

Nagarkot does not only boast a popular sunrise landscape, but also a sunset landscape. It offers one of the most spectacular sunsets. On a fortunate day, you may see the northern Himalayas, including Mount Everest and the Annapuna mountains. People can also see the real rural culture and lifestyle provided by the peak city. It's really pleasant to see the sun go through the valley and set outside. When the sun sets, you will witness the valley sleeping.

Similar to sunrise, Nagarkot sunset tour is also a favorite day tour for domestic and foreign tourists. From the Nagarkot viewing tower, you can see the dense forests and tree- lined rolling mountains of Shivapuri National Park. From here you can see snow mountains such as Jugal Himal, Numbur Himal, Dorje lakpa, Himalchuli (7900m), Langtang lirung, Ganesh Himal, etc. Due to its proximity to Kathmandu, visitors prefer Nagakot sunset tour to other popular sunset tour destinations.

Nagarkot is well known for its charming sunset. From the Kalamash dam, you can see the red sun setting on the mountains of Chandragiri, making the whole valley shining. The setting sun and its yellow light gently touch the water, making your chin droop. The setting sun is also charming, from Karamash mountain and the whole night scene makes you feel more connected with nature. So if you're in Nagarkot, I strongly recommend that you go to kalamash to experience the sunset and see the magic happen before you.


View of Nagarkot sunset


Best Time for Himalaya View

Do remember to schedule your trip to Nagarkot between October and December or between March and April to enjoy the best of the Himalaya views. Spring can be regarded as one of the best times to visit Nagarkot. The cold winter temperature began to rise, replaced by a pleasant climate, where there are colorful valleys and spectacular mountain scenery. Most daytime activities, such as paragliding and hiking or views of sunrise and sunset, are also fully enjoyed in these months.