Nagarkot hike

Best Price
7 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 2
Hotel and guesthouse
Best Season
Mar-May and Sep-Dec
Trip Route


    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur
    • Scenic short drive to Chisapani 
    • Hike through the Shivapuri National Park
    • Amazing sunset/rise views from Nagarkot

Trip Itinerary

  • Meet and greet at the airport
  • Hotel transfer by private vehicle and check-in
  • Welcome drinks + meeting with your tour guide
  • 06:00 pm Welcome dinner
  • Overnight at your hotel
  • 07:30-08:30 am Hotel breakfast
  • 09:00-09:30 am Pick-up by your tour guide
  • 10:00-10:30 am Arrival at Bishal Bazaar and start walking tour
  • Explore around Kathmandu Durbar Square and Asan market
  • 12:00-12:30 pm Pick-up at Bishal Nagar and drive to Garden of Dreams
  • 01:00 pm Lunch at Garden of Dreams
  • 01:45 pm Pick up and drive to Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
  • 02:15-02:30 pm Arrival Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)
  • 03:30-03:45 pm Pick-up at Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) and drive to SK Pashmina
  • 04:15 pm Arrival at SK Pashmina
  • 05:15 pm Pick-up at SK Pashmina and transfer to your hotel
  • 05:30-06:00 pm Arrival at your hotel
  • Short hike briefing with your guide
  • Dinner and overnight at your hotel
  • 06:30 am Wake up
  • 07:00-08:00 am Breakfast
  • 08:30 am Hotel checkout + pick up
  • Drive to Sundarijal
  • Start to hike
  • Head north to Mulkharka
  • Enter the Shivapuri National Park
  • Enjoy lunch at Mulkarka
  • Continue further north to Chisapani
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse
  • 06:30 am Wake-up call (Optional)
  • 07:00-08:00 am Breakfast
  • 08:30 am Start to hike
  • Follow the forest trail to Jhule
  • Head on to Chauki Bhanjyang for lunch
  • Ascend up to Nagarkot
  • Hotel check-in
  • Enjoy the sunset view
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
  • 02:30 am Wake up (optional)
  • 03:00 am Hike to the viewpoint for sunrise view (optional)
  • 7.30-8.30 am Hotel breakfast
  • 09:00 am Hotel check-out + pick up
  • Drive to Bhaktapur
  • Guided tour Bhaktapur durbar square: Durbar/museum, Pottery square, and Paper factory
  • 12:00 pm Lunch at Bhaktapur
  • 01:00 pm Drive to Kathmandu
  • Hotel check-in
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel
  • Trip review & feedback
  • Dinner and overnight at the hotel
  • Hotel breakfast
  • Check-out
  • Our team will transfer you to the airport approx. 3hrs before departure
Not satisfied with this itinerary? Make your own.
One of Nepal’s most popular short hikes is the Nagarkot Hike of 7 days. This incredible scenic hike in Nepal takes you to the famous hillside village of Nagarkot. From where incredible sunrise and sunset views can be seen of the Nepalese Himalayas. The hike goes gradually up but on easy-going trails. Making the Nagarkot hike suitable for youngsters as well as seniors. Royal Himalayan Holidays takes you on an incredible journey hiking through the Shivapuri National Park and visiting some of the most famous places in Nepal, as well as seeing views of the Himalayas! 

The Nagarkot hike of 7 days has just 2 days of light hiking from Sundarijal to Chisopani and to Nagarkot. We’ll also make sure to visit some historical places in Kathmandu as well as Bhaktapur. These include the famous Monkey Temple of Swayambunath and the two Palace or Durbar Squares of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur. But the main highlight of the Nagarkot hike is an amazing sunrise view from Nagarkot’s viewpoint. Located at a height of 2,195 meters or 7,201 feet, Nagarkot is one of the most popular spots for scenic sightseeing. Furthermore, Royal Himalayan Holidays include an extra day in Kathmandu allowing you to do some last-time exploring, shopping, or relaxing! During this incredible short hike in Nepal, you might be able to see some wildlife as well, depending on the season. For the best views, Royal Himalayan Holidays does recommend booking within the spring season, as the jungle will be in full bloom and the skies clear blue! 

Book today your Nagarkot Hike in Nepal and discover some of the most scenic places within a 7 days holiday! 


    • Airport transfers
    • All-inclusive accommodation as per the itinerary
    • All private transportation as per the itinerary
    • All meals during the hike
    • All accommodation during the hike
    • Welcome dinner
    • Licensed English-speaking guide/leader
    • Porter service during the hike
    • All government and local taxes as per the itinerary
    • All permits as per the itinerary
    • All entry fees as per the itinerary
    • All official expenses as per the itinerary
    • 1 basic medical kit per group

Frequently Asked Questions

With the thousands of travel and trekking agents to choose from in Nepal, why book a holiday with Royal Himalayan Holidays? Well first off, at RHH we take care in organizing any type of tour, trek, or adventure activity in Nepal. Furthermore, we provide a unique service by hiring only local and licensed guides. But the real reason you should book with RHH is, because of that touch of luxury that we provide in Nepal. All of our packages come with an All-Inclusive package, giving you more time to just enjoy your holiday. We provide luxury holidays in the Himalayas!

Booking with RHH has never been easier! Just use our easy-to-use website, select your package for Nepal, Bhutan, or Tibet and click Book Now to fill up your booking form. After receiving your booking form by auto email, our team will contact you back via email, to finalize your booking. It’s that easy!

Yes, all of our packages are based on luxury trips and can get pricy for the average budget trekker. We do however can change this during your booking should you wish. By lowering the accommodation type and switching to the public instead of private transport you can enjoy trips or treks with RHH without the luxury element. But then again would you sacrifice comfort for the price during a holiday? Enjoy the best of the Himalayas with our luxury packages. 

If you wish to book a budget trip with Royal Himalayan Holidays, you can just make any booking, but a request for a budget trip. Then after receiving your request our team can send you a budget itinerary for that package with a new and lower calculated rate per person. 

Almost all of our trips are family and child friendly. Of course, you’ll need to see a bit yourself, we think it’s logical that you can’t book a hard and strenuous trek while bringing children with you. For family and child-friendly trips or treks, we do recommend any of our tour packages or one of our short treks in Nepal that don’t reach too such high altitudes. 

No, Royal Himalayan Holidays do not have any hidden or additional fees after booking a trip. With us, full transparency is an important part of our customer relations! Hence, all rates are included within your package, of course, these do not include your personal expenses, such as drinks, souvenirs, tips, etc. 

Yes with RHH you have the option to book a non-English guide for your trip. If you would like to have a different language guide during your holiday we do insist on mentioning this during your booking so we have the time to organize, find, check and hire said guide for your trip. There are French, German, Dutch, and Spanish-speaking guides available.

Royal Himalayan Holidays does take great care of booking your accommodation during your holiday in Nepal. We book only the best available 4 to 5-star category hotel. These hotels are based on All-Inclusive plans and have luxury rooms as well as other facilities available for you to enjoy during your holiday. During treks, accommodation is limited to standard guest or tea houses, but at some overnight locations where there is luxury accommodation available, we plan to stay at those.  

Well, since ATMs don’t exist up high in the mountains we do recommend bringing some additional cash with you, preferably Nepalese Rupees or US Dollars. Calculate a 15 to 25 USD per day in the Himalayas. This way you can use extra facilities in the guesthouses such as WIFI usage. 

Yes, with RHH you have the option to tailor-make or customize an itinerary before booking a holiday. If you want to change a part of your itinerary during your holiday then RHH can organize for you, but at additional cost depending on the changes that have to be made. 

No, international flights are not included in the package rate. With so many flight options nowadays we give you the freedom of choosing the best available flights from and to Nepal yourself. If you do require international flight tickets we can arrange this, but by experience, we found that our customers can get better international flight rates by themselves from their own respective countries. 

So Nepal has 4 seasons. Starting with spring, followed by the monsoon or rainy season going into fall/autumn and ultimately winter. The best times to book a trip or trek in Nepal will either be during spring or fall/autumn. Spring starts in March and ends at the end of May. During this season the winter cold is gone and the skies are clear blue with a few clouds here and there. Perfect for seeing those incredible mountain and valley views! Fall or autumn starts in September and runs until the end of November. This season is extra special in Nepal, not because of the clear skies and comfortable weather, but due to being the festival season. In October the biggest festival takes place in Nepal, namely Dashain and Tihar. To get the best experience in Nepal we do recommend booking either for the spring or fall/autumn seasons.

Almost all guesthouses have WIFI available and phone reception. Do note that this is not high-speed WIFI or perfect reception, you’re still in the remote Himalayas. During the trek, there will be areas with no reception or WIFI, meaning you’ll be completely cut out from the world and surrounded by nature! Exactly what a trek should be.

While tipping is not mandatory in Nepal, due to being a low-income country many of the workers do depend on it as a secondary income. Hence we do ask our travelers to give some gratuities at the end of your trip to your guide or driver. Common tips in Nepal for a service well performed are about 5 to 10USD a day. But once again it is not mandatory.

Yes with RHH you can extend or add extra days on your holiday to enjoy your trip further. We do also provide assistance in VISA extension should it be required as well as helping you choose new and different activities. You can even combine multiple tours or treks with each other, as well as doing additional activities such as hiking, or adventure packages such as rafting or paragliding. 

With Royal Himalayan Holidays you can even hold a special event such as a birthday celebration, company team building, anniversary celebration, marriage proposal and even hold a traditional Nepalese wedding. Do request us during your booking if you want us to organize such an event during your trip to Nepal.

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