Nagarkot is usually included as a part of a Nepal Tour Package. Whether you want to witness the Annapurna, the Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, or the resplendent as ever Mount Everest, one of the things to keep in mind before visiting Nagarkot is that it is best visited between the months of October to December, and March to April where there is less likelihood of rain, and where the skies are most likely clear. While visiting Nagarkot during the monsoon seasons is not advisable as the peaks may disappear behind the overcast skies that is also an experience that one can afford to live once in their lifetime.
After mid-October, if one is visiting Nagarkot, it is advisable to bring warm clothing as the town can get a little chilly.
An unforgettable view of the stunning Himalayan peaks
One of the most beautiful things that you are likely to experience in your lifetime, the town of Nagarkot, and quiet and quaint and filled with tiny lodgings is sure to ensure an unforgettable experience of viewing the Himalayas from the comfort of your own rooms. Visiting Nagarkot is something you are unlikely to forget in your lifetime.
Usually, a Nepal Tour Package includes a variety of visual treats in Kathmandu. Some of the most beautiful places that are a must visit are:
- Hanuman Dhoka, in Kathmandu which is a stunning royal palace;
- ItumBahal, in Kathmandu, a Buddhist Monastery Courtyard which is tremendously picturesque;
- The Garden of Dreams, which as the name suggests is a garden of absolute dreams and an amazing place to visit;
- The Asansol, A cultural experience of a lifetime, it is a marketplace that sells everything from exotic spices to dried fish;
- Indira Chowk, another magnificent marketplace that truly brings out the culture, and colours of Kathmandu;
- The Durbar Square, A fabulous depiction of the Durbar, or the kings square. The durbar square, unfortunately, suffered damage during the earthquake but is still a magnificent spot to visit;
- The Nasal Chowk, A courtyard that is so splendorous in architecture that you are unlikely to forget the experience in a lifetime.
Apart from all these places, there are plenty more to see and experience as a part of the Kathmandu Tour. The colours, culture, and the splendour of Kathmandu is sure to leave you fascinated.
Day 01 – Kathmandu
Meeting at airport upon arrival by NTP Personnel. Kathmandu is the capital of Nepal and the Kathmandu Valley is the political and cultural heart of the Kingdom. The urban sprawl that makes up modern Kathmandu is in fact two cities, Patan and Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02 – Kathmandu
This morning you will be taken for a visit of the Hindu culture in Nepal, Pashupatinath. This is the place where holy saddhus pray and cremations on the Bagmati River are carried out. We then continue to the holiest shrine for the Buddhist culture in Nepal, Bouddhanath, with its large stupa, this is the place where all devout Buddhists come for a pilgrimage. After completion of these two spots, you will be takentake you for a visit to Patan. Also known as Lalitpur , the city of beauty is separated from Kathmandu only by the Bagmati River and is the second largest town in the valley. Lalitpur is fragmented from other cities due to its substantive architectural ancient masterpieces. Patan’s central Durbar Square is absolutely packed with temples: Its an architectural center point with a far greater concentration of temples per sq. meter than in Kathamandu or Bhaktapur. Within the city also lies the Tibetan refugee center, home to most of the valley’s Tibetan population. While technically refugees, the Tibetans are some of the wealthiest people in the valley because of the carpet industry they operate. For those looking to bring home a fine Tibetan carpet, this is the place to shop.You will then go to Swayambhunath the golden spire of the 5th-century Swayambhu stupa is adorned with a colorful fluttering of prayer flags; it crowns a hill overlooking the Kathmandu Valley and offers fantastic views over the city of Kathmandu. Swayambhunath is one of the most recognizable symbols in Nepal and the painted eyes of Buddha watch all who ascend the worn stone steps.
Day 03 – Kathmandu / Nagarkot via Bhaktapur ( 35 KMS )
Drive to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is situated 32 kilometers, 1.5 hrs drive east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175 meters. The panoramic view of the major peaks including Mt. Everest can be seen from here. This place is also famous for viewing sunrise and sunset. Overnight at hotel. On the way to Nagarkot at 17 kms stop for Bhaktapur. Perhaps the least changed of all the cities in the Kathmandu Valley, with a distinct medieval feel. Pottery and weaving are still traditional industries here. Architectural wonders abound, including the Palace of Fifty Five Windows, Golden Gate and the magnificent five-storied pagoda-style Nyatapola Temple.
Day 04 – Nagarkot / Airport
Drive staright to the airport which is 1.5 hours drive approx to board flight for onward journey.