Himalayas seen from Nagarkot
Whether you have only one day or several weeks, Nepal offers the best mountain viewing options in the world. From day hikes to see the Himalayas to up-close, personal encounter with the enormous masses of stone and ice, from mountain flights to world-class trekking to the Everest or Annapurnas; from the time you are preparing to land in Nepal, you will be blessed with gorgeous views.
The Himalayas form the northern border of Nepal and Kathmandu is approximately 65 km in a straight line distance from the border so it is possible to get many fantastic views of the greater Himalayan range within a short driving distance from your hotel in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu a short drive to Nagarkot will take you to the rim of the Kathmandu Valley, with plenty of hotels to choose from and you could stay overnight to witness the incredible sunset and sunrise, this visit could be combined with a short tour of Bhaktapur.