Sunrise Sunset Tour in Nepal
Sunrise and Sunset tours in Nepal will give you a superb blend of culture and historical sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and a breathtaking Himalayan panoramic view in Nagarkot. Sunrise and Sunset Tour will begin with the first half plan of the Nepal Kathmandu Valley Tour and then on the same day drive to Nagarkot, 32km north-east of Kathmandu, to appreciate the beautiful sunset and sunrise the next day together with the unbeaten Himalayan mountain views; afterward, drive back to Kathmandu to complete the second half of Nepal Kathmandu Valley Tour.
Nepal Sunrise and Sunset View Tour in Nagarkot are one of the most popular short holiday tours in Nepal. This Kathmandu travels is your chance to witness Nepal’s unique heritage and culture that has been unknown to the world. Let MyEverestTrip book your Kathmandu city tour and create a memory to be cherished for a lifetime. We operate this tour in both groups and private tours. A customized itinerary with customized travel and accommodation plan is also available upon request. Moreover, Nepal Kathmandu Valley Short Trek is also added to this package by many to fully appreciate the lush greens, colorful rice terrace, and breathtaking Himalayan mountain range.
Nagarkot, a beautiful hilltop is suited 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu. The top is 2,195 meters above sea level. The trek offers fabulous views of the Everest Ranges, Langtang, and Annapurna. The prodigious sunrise and sunset view from the tower are fabulous. You can drive to Nagarkot from Kalambinaya or hike from Sakhu or Bhaktapur. It’s about 4 hours of walking through the pine forest.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
After landing in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our friendly representatives who will transfer you to the hotel. Once there you are free to rest or spend your day exploring the vibrant capital. O/N at the hotel.
Day 02 Kathmandu Sightseeing
After Breakfast, we will not only visit one but many World heritage sites. First, we visit Swayambhunath Stupa, the Monkey Temple. Located on a quiet hilltop away from the capital chaos, Swayambhunath gives you a sense of great peace. Next, we head towards the renowned temple of Lord Shiva. Pashupatinath holds a vital position among the Hindu followers of Nepal and India. Next, we also visit Boudhanath, the largest stupa in Nepal. This stupa was rebuilt after the earthquake of 2015 when it was completely destroyed. Lastly, we drive to Bhaktapur. This smallest district of Nepal is home to the Newari people. In the far north of Bhaktapur, there’s a peaceful hilltop of Nagarkot. There you can see many. mountain with a panoramic view of the forest and local villagers and their lifestyle.O/N at a 3-star hotel (A, B, D)We end the day with a delicious dinner at the top of the hill.
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Day 03: Nagarkot Seigtseeing
On the third day of the tour, we woke up quite early to view the stunning sunrise above Nagarkot hill. In the morning, the panoramic views of the mountain vista are very beautiful. After breakfast in such pristine premises, we then head to explore the city of Bhaktapur. This irresistible city witness an authentic local Newari lifestyle preserved over centuries. Within the area, we will explore the Nyata-Pola Temple, the tallest temple in Nepal. In the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, there’s a Golden Gate, 55- a window palace, many temples, and water spouts. Next, we drive for an hour to explore the beautiful ambiance of the magical Patan Durbar Square. It’s the most peaceful and rewarding of all three Durbar Square- the artist culture of Patan is just “Wow.” We immerse ourselves in the authentic Newari delicacy before getting back to the hotel. You can enjoy your time in the bustle of Thamel, or we can celebrate farewell dinner together. O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, B, D)
Day 04: Free day in Kathmandu or Moutain flight
In the morning, we can take a mountain flight to Everest or Annapurna. An hour-long flight takes you beyond the lush hills of the capital and then brings you closer to the mountains. The panorama of dozens of mountain peaks above 6000m will be very delightful. You might also add skydiving in Pokhara or Everest for a more thrilling experience. After about an hour, we get back to our hotel.
Or we take the day to visit other interesting places around Kathmandu like Dubar Square, Narayanhiti place, and so on. O/N at 3 Star Hotel (A, B, D)
Day 05: Departure (B)
Your Kathmandu city tour packages come to an end today. We shall drive back to the hotel and the journey ends here.
Sunrise and Sunset Tour
If you are looking for something close to Kathmandu, then obviously Nagarkot is the best Sunrise and Sunset view of Nepal. Popular for its proximity to the Capital and the awesome surrounding, this Nepal sunrise-sunset view is actually very popular. Another famous sunrise tour of Nepal is the Illam, Kanyam tour which lies in the easternmost part of Nepal. This is about 12 hour drive away from Kathmandu. Also, if you want a Nepal sunrise and sunset view trek, then the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek route is among the most popular ones you shall ever come across. For some interesting views around the capital, hilltops such as Chandragiri, Dhulikhel, Phulchowki, etc shall also be equally pleasant.
Best Time For Nagarkot Sunrise view
Among many others, we perceive that the weather of Kathmandu is its best character. Throughout the year, the climate is warm and welcoming. Even winter is about 5 degrees Celsius, and summer doesn’t go above 30 degrees Celsius. Meaning, that you can visit Nagarkot throughout the year without putting much thought into the weather. However, Autumn (September, October, and November) is the time when the mountains can be seen up to the Evening. In spring (March, April, and May), the views are visible in the morning and blocked in the afternoon. These are the month when Nagarkot is vibrant and crowded. It’s the peak season for trekkers and festive tours. Even Everest Base Camp is crowded during these months.
Other months, i.e., summer and winter are relatively calm and peaceful, providing you the chance to explore Nagarkot very peacefully. In Summer, the mountains might not be clearly seen but the greenery and after-rain view make it magical. The same goes for the summer. You can just let us know when you will be free, and the booking shall be done.
The best time for the Nagarkot sunrise view is between 5 to 6 in the morning. In the evening, the Nagarkot sunset view can be seen between 5 to 7 pm, depending on the season. You should reach the view tower at this time.
People and Culture in Nagarkot
The ancient tradition of Nagarkot (which represents the culture of the whole of Nepal) is an exceptional blend of Hindu and Buddhist ethos. Bhaktapur, the City’s Core cultural wealth was developed between the 15th and 18th centuries when the Newari people used to lead the valley. The skill of the local artisans, especially the Newari people’s wood, stone, and metal casting is still praised by the world. There weaving, pottery, and painting is also a part of people’s life.
After the 18th century, the Bhramin, Chhetri, Magar, Gurung, and Rai people from hills and mountains started to migrate here. Their entry not only changed the economy of Kathmandu but also had a great impact on the local culture. This is when the Gurung people started to reside in Nagarkot. These Gurung people have their own Launage, Gurung cultural dress, and different kinds of food. They are usually good at making buff items, local alcoholic drinks, and warm Tibetan soup.
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MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for more than a decade, traveling with hundreds of trekkers and travelers all around the world.
With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planer, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal for ensuring that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.
So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.
Customize your itinerary:
We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the need and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so that we can arrange the rest.
Our Expert guide:
Although all travel agency claims to have a good guide, many of them are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its own licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture, and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. Upon special request, we can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal.
Fair and reasonable Cost:
MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.
Your safety is our priority:
Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and our team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have insurance of their own. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trip have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.
Responsible and Eco-Friendly
MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes
- We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
- We cover all the places that have been promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged).
- All our guides and porter are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
- We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry them back with us and send it to the municipality
- We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal we stay.
Where is Nagarkot view Tower?
Nagarkot view Tower lies at the top of the hill on the north side of Bhaktapur. People usually plan Nagarkot tours without knowing that Nagarkot View tower is actually about a 30 to 45-minute walk from Nagarkot Park. Nagarkot bus park is the end point of public vehicles to Nagarkot and you should set the rest of the journey on your foot. Private vehicles i.e. cars, vans, and motorcycles can easily go up to Nagarkot View Tower.
How long is the Nepal sunrise tour?
Drive to Nagarkot and back takes less than 3 hours. So, obviously, his Nepal sunrise tour is just one day long. However, MyEverestTrip sunrise tours have one day for arrival and other days for Sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley. Also, the 5th day is reserved for Departure. So, it’s a 5 days complete package.
If you wanna enjoy the full beauty of Nepal, we suggest taking longer tours to Nepal like Dolpo Trek.
How to get to Nagarkot?
You can get to Nagarkot on a public bus or in a private taxi/ motorcycle. Public buses to Nagarkot is available from Kalambinayak, Bhaktapur. On the bus park right outside the Kamalbinayak’s pond, you can find a bus to Nagarkot that leaves on an hourly basis. You can get a bus to Kalambinayak from the Bus park at Ratnapark or Goungabu. The easiest way is to pick a bus to Kalambinayak and then ride to Nagarkot. Bus to Kalambinayak costs about Rs 40 and that to Nagarkot cost about Rs 70 (as of early 2022). From Kalambinayak, it’s about one hour of a journey in a public vehicle.
Now, getting to Nagarkot in a private vehicle is way more comfortable, but obviously expensive. You can get a taxi to Nagarkot from any place in Kathmandu. From Ratnapark, a taxi ride to Nagarkot can cost about Rs 2000 to Rs 2500 and from Kamalbinayak can cost Rs 1500.
How far is Nagarkot Nepal?
Nagarkot might be one of the closest viewpoints from Kathmandu. Nagarkot to Kathmandu is only 27.3 km away and this drive can be completed in one and half hours.
Why is the Nagarkot sunrise view popular?
First and foremost, this is the closest escape from Kathmandu with such relaxing views. And also, it’s the nearest viewpoint to Everest, the world’s tallest mountain. There are only very few viewpoints around where you can overlook the view of Everest. And Nagarkot is the best among those spots. Along with Everest, you can dozens of other mountain peaks including Ganesh Himal, Langtang Peak, Luri Himal, Porong Ri, etc.
Check Short Everest Trek for the exclusive view of Everest in less than a week.
However, it’s not just about the Himalayas. The Nagarkot viewpoint lies perfectly calm in between the forest. There are beautiful Sal trees around and you can even spot the wildlife. The birds and the Mammals around make them exciting.
Can you see Everest from Nagarkot?
Yes, you can see Everest peaks from Nagarkot. Now, don’t imagine seeing Nagarkot Everest View as huge and Majestic Everest as you would often see in the photos. However, you can see the Panorama of many Himalayas far and distant. Even from far, seeing Everest ( World’s tallest mountain) is a blessing.
- Hotel accommodation at respective hotels on a BB basis
- All transfers using private cars.
- All sightseeing tours are accompanied by a local guide. (please note this tour will be operated in the English language unless other language specified – We have French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, speaking guides are available)
- Necessary entrance fees to Monuments.
What's not included
- Airfare to/from Nepal.
- Beverage and expenses of personal nature.
- Personal Insurance.
- Any Optional Sightseeing Tours and extension of tours, hotel accommodation, etc.
- Tips to guide, porters, drivers, etc.
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Highlights of Sunrise Sunset Tour in Nepal
- Visit six to seven UNESCO World Heritage sites that lie over the Kathmandu Valley.
- Very exciting mountain flight above the world’s tallest mountain and Kathmandu city for about an hour
- Explore the fascinating 2000-year-old civilization.
- Witness the unbelievable harmony among people of completely different religions, cultures, and ethnicity
- A peaceful, luxurious, and refreshing vacation for your body.
- Refreshing to stay at the hilltop of Nagarkot for the awesome sunrise and Mountain View
- A glimpse of Nepal’s tallest mountains, including Everest from the Nagarkot view tower.
- Relish a wide variety of artistry and monumental delights.
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