Nagarkot is 32 km NE of Kathmandu on the northern fringe of the Kathmandu valley. Nagarkot is famous for its Himalayan views- the Himalayan peaks at sunrise are a magnificent sight to behold. Nagarkot is situated at 2,195 meters above the sea level and is the second highest hill around Kathmandu Valley.
Located 7000 ft above sea level, Nagarkot is a world famous international hillstation commanding the killer panorama of the snowcapped Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys and pine forests in a quiant rural atmosphere.
Considered as the best viewpoint spot to enjoy the magnificent sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas, Nagarkot commands one of the broadest views of the Himalayas in the Kathmandu valley from where we can see the breathtaking views of the 8 major himalayan ranges of Nepal out of 13 from here. The ranges include Annapurna range, Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Langtang range, Jugal range, Rolwaling range, Mahalanguar range(also known as Everest range) and numbur range with splendid views of the kathmandu valley in the west.
On a clear crystal day, one can even see the tip of the Mount Everest from here. The top activity at Nagarkot is sitting back and gazing at the long-wall of snow-covered peaks that stretches out as far as you can see. Fog and low clouds obscure the views from April till September..On evenings, its really chilly on an altitude of 2000 metres of windswept ridge of Nagarkot Hillstation.
What to bring
As Nagarkot is located 7200 ft or 2100 meters above sea level, it is generally warm in daytime and chilly in evening. The general temperature is 5 degree celsius cooler than kathmandu and in afternoons, it can be quite windy. So, please bring warm clothes, jumpers to keep yourself warm and cosy.
When to visit Nagarkot
October to Mid December ( Autumn Season)
Clear views, warm and sunny days make autumn the peak season. High Best time to visit for clear mountain views but chilly nights .
Mid December to Feb (Winter Season)
It is thick of winter so, is considered less trekking season however the best time of year to see the himalayan views if not doing trekking as the clouds will be below and the snowcapped himalayas will be glistening white.
March to May ( Spring Season)
Warm weather, spring season brings spectacular rhododendron blooms. Second busy season after autumn.
May to September ( Rainy Season )
During monsoon period normally we don't see the sunrise and Himalayas however we can admire the lush greenery of nature and rain spread the pleasantness around the green vegetation.Mountain views are often obscured by cloud but you will treated with greenary ,fresh air and terraced farmlands,valleys and mid hills from the balcony of our resort