Nagarkot is located 30 kilometers to the east of Kathmandu city on the valley rim. Nagarkot is the favorite weekend gateway for those who seek Himalayan scenery and rural serenity. From Nagarkot, you witness the stunning view of mountains that extend from Dhaulagiri in the west past Mount Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east. The surrounding countryside of this mountain is great for walking.
This beautiful hill is situated at an elevation of 2,175 meters and provides a grandstand panorama of the Himalaya. You can see five of the world’s ten tallest mountains from here. The snow peaks look especially gorgeous during sunset and sunrise.
Surrounded by terraced hillsides and picturesque farm-houses, the hilltop resort is the epitome of an idyllic escape – with only the wind and the sound of rustling leaves to disturb you. Bird Watching is a joy in the forests here. Short hiking options abound. The most popular walk leads down from the hills along a ridge to the temple of Chagunarayan – with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left. Another preferred trail leads south from Nagarkot to Nala and Banepa on the highway to Tibet.