Located just 32 kms east of Kathmandu, Nagarkot offers unrestricted views to the mighty Himalaya mountain range right from the Annapurna’s in the west to the mighty Everest in the east.
Nagarkot was historically a place for the Nepalese royal family to escape the sweltering heat of summer and the chaotic frantic life in Kathmandu. Back in the 1960’s intrepid travellers (mainly explorers and hippies) would battle the mountain winds and sleepless nights to see the astounding sunrise and sunsets but nowadays modern travellers head to Nagarkot, to enjoy the picturesque rural scenery of terraced rice fields, green pastures, the sunrise and sunsets from the luxury of comfortable hotels.
The town is located at 2200m above sea level: ideal for acclimatisation if you are going to high altitude treks or onwards to Tibet or Bhutan. It is an ideal base for Mountain biking or hiking to Changunarayan, Bhaktapur or Swayambhu.