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.As it is located in a strategic location, Nagarkot was an ancient fort of the Kathmandu valley to monitor external activities of another kingdom. Later, it became a summer retreat places for the royals before becoming popular as a summer retreat place. Nagarkot has been the favorite summer resort of Kings and Maharajas for its cool climate and the scenic beauty around. Rana Priminister Chandra Shumsher who was advised by his physicians to retreat at the Nagarkot built the summer palace called ‘Bhangeri Durbar’.During the Coronation of the late King Birendra in 1975, the road was metalled, so that the royal guests from 100 nations, could witness the most spectacular sunset and sunrise over the Himalayas, from the best vantage point. Nagarkot offers the panoramic view of host of 8000 m+ giant peaks of Tibet and Nepal including the Mt. Everest.So near yet so far from heat, dust, smoke and city’s hustle-bustle.
Nagakut is a small place, but it has a reputation for having a panoramic view of the Himalayan Snow Mountains on top of it. In fine weather, the snow mountain in the distance is like a jade belt hanging across the sky. The mountain scenery is very spectacular. April may not be the best viewing season, although the weather is clear but low visibility, the best season should be in October, the sky is high and cloudy. Faced with the impressive language description of the Nagakut viewing terrace scenery on the Internet, two months before departure, a "Dumont Coffee House and Peace Hotel" was ordered, overlooking the jungle hills and distant snow mountains. Despite the beautiful scenery, the price is not expensive. Breakfast is RMB 250 per night. This is the price on Bookin Reservation Network a few months ago. It is also the most expensive time on this trip. But it's worth it. I can enjoy the beautiful scenery in my room by lying in bed. As a poor traveler, let's go luxuriously. The setting sun is infinitely beautiful, and the sunset landscape of Kathmandu Valley is amazing. A couple of foreign lovers are sitting quietly in the stands, drinking coffee while enjoying the beautiful sunset. They are so envious that they wish all the loved ones in the world to go to old hand in hand. Watching the sunrise the next morning was the highlight of the show. It was just dawn in the early morning, and the lobby at the top of the hotel was full of guests waiting for the rising sun. In the early morning of April in Nagawat, the outdoor temperature was still very low and the wind was strong and chilly. Nevertheless, tourists are still enthusiastic, erecting long guns and guns, waiting for the moment of sunrise.
Every time I go to Nepal, I have to go to Nagakut, one year apart, but I like this place more and more. Every time I ride a motorcycle with my friends up the mountain, the scenery along the way is very good. In the evening, I drink in the hotel and friends on the balcony to see the stars and the moon. There are many stars here, as beautiful as the Milky Way. Before going to bed, set the alarm clock to watch the sunrise in the morning (4:40 is the best time to get up), get up without washing, dress directly and rush to the hotel bleacher. This is the top of the hill. The hotel we choose has a special bleacher to watch the sunrise. On the top floor of the hotel, many hotels have been damaged and renovated due to last year's earthquake. Climbing to the stand, you will see the sea of clouds submerging the whole mountain top, and the cheers of various birds, not to mention the air, sitting quietly with closed eyes, the peace and enjoyment from the heart at that moment, and in a few minutes you will see the sun rising bit by bit.
It's worth it. I went to Batu from Bad Hill. The bus was crowded and full of people. The traffic was not good and the road was worse. Besides three old people, two Europeans and one Chinese (occasionally) were all clay people. The ticket was no longer 35 rupees, but 50. That night, living in the town, this hotel, upstairs and downstairs, I was alone. The next morning, at 5:30, we climbed 4 kilometers on foot and came to the 360-degree Himalayan viewing platform. It was shocked and exploded. Over 7000 meters, it was arranged from east to west, giving us a panoramic view. At noon, I returned to Batu and went to Badgang with a Danish friend I temporarily met in the same car.
One or two nights is recommended here. You can go hiking, do paragliding, ride horses or enjoy the fresh air. From here we can see the Himalayan snow mountains, sunrise, sunset and beautiful countryside and forests. Can we go for a walk or stay in a hotel for a very leisure time in nature?
Nagakut, known as the Himalayan Observatory. But I think, even if the clouds do not see Himalaya, even if you miss the beautiful scenery. In addition, the sunrise and sunset here are also beautiful standing on the Watchtower of the Himalaya Mountains to get a full view.
Nagakut, located in the valley area around Kathmandu at an altitude of more than 2,100 meters, is known as the "Himalayan viewing platform". We drove a long way up the mountain along Panshan Road, trying to stay on the mountain for a night and see the Himalayas and sunrise and sunset. There are many hotels in the mountains, one by one, choose a better hotel, you can see the sunrise and the beautiful snow mountain in the room.
It's very quiet here. It's a landscape house by the hillside. You can see the beautiful sunrise on the terrace inside. The sunrise before sunrise is very beautiful. The 13 pink Himalayan peaks are lined up in front of you. It's spectacular. It's also suitable for stargazing at night.
We must choose to stay here for one night. It's sunny and foggy, the sunset can barely be seen. It rained that night. Although we can't see the sunrise the next day, the sea of clouds is wonderful. On this day, the clouds are thick and we can't see the snow mountain. We stayed for another night. The next day, when the sun comes out, the snow mountain appears.
Nagakut's view of the Himalayas is so vast that you suspect you're a bird. The accommodation conditions are very good everywhere, but the prices vary widely. You can ask a few more places in order to find a hotel that you are satisfied with. If weather conditions permit, it is recommended that you have meals on one of your rooftops.