Nagarkot is a popular place to visit around Kathmandu Nepal. A 32km east drive from Kathmandu at the altitude of 2,175 (7000 ft) is Nagarkot, After an hour long exciting and winding drive you will be above to feel the cool breeze of air blowing endlessly into your face, and see the widest range of Himalayas including Mount Everest with our bare eyes from here. The ridge offers possibly the best display of Himalayas including Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) and many others like Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Choba Bhamree, Gauri Shankar, Shisa Pangma, Phurbichyachu and many more to count.
The scenic beauty of the place makes it a very popular hiking route for tourists. It is located approximately 7000 ft (2000 m) above sea level. It also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley. Situated in a strategic location, Nagarkot was an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley built to monitor the external activities of other kingdoms. Later, it became a summer retreat for the royal family before becoming popular as an international hill station. Visitors are recommended to stay overnight to enjoy the sunset and sunrise. People from all over World, from different walks of life, travel to Nagarkot, to enjoy the picturesque rural scenery of terraced rice fields, green pastures.
The top of Nagarkot commands amazing views in all directions. Encompassing more than 200 miles of snowcapped peaks. Nagarkot is the place where once Manjushree Bodhisatto stood and watched the lake in the Kathmandu Valley. You will discover the rich art and cultures, and even learn a brief history of Nepal It has also become a popular stop for mountain bikers.
It is also known to be an ideal hideaway for honeymooners who seek that special quietness for a special holiday. Nagarkot is a perfect getaway from the dirt and traffic of the modern Nepal, right onto the lap of nature with just a small tinge of civilization.