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One Day Nagarkot Tour

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A day Tour of Nagarkot & Bhaktapur Tour

Trip Duration: 1 day(s)

Activity: Tour

Max. Altitude: 2211m.

Group Size: 01 - 10 pax

Trip Highlights:Guided day tour of Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Durbar Square

The Kathmandu valley day tour is suitable for those visitors who have come to Kathmandu for a weekend or few days business purposes. Also, a day tour could be equally handy for those travellers who are already in Kathmandu having 1 or 2 spare days pre or post tour of their main holiday.

Our bespoke escorted day tour will take you to some of our cultural heritage & historical monuments sites within periphery of Kathmandu valley including Buddhist Stupas (i.e. Swoyambhunath, Namobuddha, Kapan monastery etc..), Exotic Hindu Temples (Pashupatinath, Dakshinkali, Buddhanilkantha etc..), historical monuments (i.e. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square), the hill side tour of Nagarkot, Namobuddha, Dhulikhel, Nagarjun etc., a traditional Newari villages of Bugmati & Khhokana, and 1 hour exotic mountain flight to see the World's highest peak Mt. Everest and other innumerable Himalayan peaks!

Also, an escorted day hiking tour of 3-6 hours can be arranged nearer Kathmandu valley with a glimpse of Kathmandu valley and Himalayan ranges.


A vehicle will be waiting for you at the airport to take you towards north-eastern rim of valley that is Nagarkot. Nagarkot is about 25 km and approximately 01 hours drive from airport. Nagarkot offers enchanting views of mountains and rural serenity. Nagarkot, situated at the height of 2175m, provides a view extends all the way from Dhaulagiri in the west past Mt. Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east. You will be enjoying a warm delicious Breakfast with the panoramic view of mountains, terraced hillside and farm houses. 

You will take a short walk from Nagarkot along a ridge to the world heritage site Changu Narayan temple – with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktatur to the left to experience a short hiking. You will reach to Changu Narayan Temple.

Kathmandu Hiking Day Tour-1 day

This great tour is truly the hikers delight! On it you will hike two of our best day tours of  Kathmandu  Valley starting with our short hiking tour from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Temple and Hiking in Shivapuri hills.The Kathmandu  Hiking Day Tour  is for those who want to enjoy a brilliant walk in the outskirts of the valley. The hiking tour allows its participants to enjoy the beautiful green forests, meadows, and farmlands which are abundant in the outskirts of the valley and also discover the culture and customs of the Nepalese people along the way.

Friendship World Treks offers its clients two route choices for hiking:

1.Hiking from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Temple (3-4 hours)

Friendship World Treks starts  a one-hour drive early in the morning to Nagarkot located 32 km east of Kathmandu Valley  at an altitude of 2100m. Locals believe it to be one of the best places to watch the morning sun as it caresses Mt. Everest and the ever-soaring Himalayas. We then enjoy an authentic breakfast in the hills of Nagarkot, descend further and pass through beautiful villages with locally-built stone houses painted with ochre. After walking for 3-4 hours, we reach the Changu Narayan Temple, a UNESCO world heritage site, where we are greeted by idols over 1000-years-old. We then end our journey by driving back to Kathmandu.

2.Hiking in Shivapuri Hills (4-5 hours)

After we have completed hiking to Nagarkot then we move to Hiking in shivapuri Hills, the Shivapuri Hill located 9 km north of Kathmandu. Situated at an altitude of 2563m, it is the second-highest hill around the valley.  The 2-3 hours hike begins with a visit to the Narayanthan Temple where you will be greeted by a big statue of Lord Vishnu resting atop a bed of serpents. We also pass through Shivapuri Conservation area and visit the Nagi Gumba, a Buddhist monastery for nuns, and upon reaching the top of the hill we get to witness the picturesque view of snow-capped Himalayas surrounding the valley. Next, we hike downhill for about 2 hours and reach the Kopan Monastery, a Tibetan-styled monastery established in 1975. We then end our journey by driving back to Kathmandu.

3.Other Hiking choices

All our team members are being from local community and have dedicated several years in the tourism industries we have an intimate knowledge of the region and have best connection with almost all tourism industries in the country.We are also happy to provide you with other choices mentioned below:

Hiking in Nagarjuna Hills

Hiking from Nagarkot to Dhulikhel

Duration: 1 day (9am – 6pm)

Departure point: Friendship World Treks (P) Ltd. office, Kapan, Kathmandu @ 9am or pickup from your hotel upon request.

First site: Nagarkot, 1 hour drive or 15 minutes walking to Nagarkot Tower

Second site: hiking from Nagarkot to Changu Narayan Temple, 4 to 5 hours walking

Third site: hiking to Shivapuri Hills, 4 to 5 hours

Final site: Visit to shivapuri Conservation Area and Narayan Temple

Return point: Friendship World Treks (P) Ltd. office, Kapan, Kathmandu @ 6pm or drop at your hotel upon request.


Here are 6  diffirent itineraries for Kathmandu Valley  private day hiking tours for you to choose!

The Valley rim hike cost you USD 45 per person per day ( Minimum 3 person in the team) if just 1 or 2 person the cost will revise - you can do it any day

Please let us know which day hiking tour around Kathmandu suits you and we can arrange accordingly with guide and transport.

The city tour of Kathmandu ( UNESCO  world heritage  sites) also availiable with Award winning city guides.

The Kathmandu valley hike can go any day, just call us one day in advance, we can pick up you from your hotel and drope you back. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go for hike, at your own pace.

We show you what you have come to see, and help you discover things you had no idea exists there around the Valley of Kathmandu.

The trail around Kathmandu valley day hike are wide and easy to walk on as long as one is geared with hiking shoes.

Trip Facts

Trip Facts
Duration 1 Day
Best time to travel January to December
Trip Grade Easy
Departure Date Every Day

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