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1 Day Hike in Kathmandu

Start from US$ 94 75 Group Discount

No. of people Price Per Person
0 - 1 120
2 - 3 75
4 - 6 60
7 - 9 55
10 + 50
  • 1 Day
  • Easy
  • 2 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private / Public Vehicle

Accommodation: Teahouse+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 2,156m

Activities: Hiking, Sightseeing

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Nagarkot Hiking is an ideal day hike nearby capital city Kathmandu as mixture of cultural, mountain scenery and historical sites, this trip can do minimum 1 Day Hike to multi days depend on your time and requirements.

As Nepal has a distinct diversity of Geography and dissimilar cultures and customs; we have saying “Nepal for All Season”. Nepal is a great travel destination all around the year, and not only specific seasons and months; Nepal offers different activities for every individual traveler from different corners of the world.

Nagarkot Hiking starts 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hour drive from Kathmandu to the east, near a small ancient trade transit point of Sankhu in 16 km distance. An old charming Newari village Shankhu has formed its own history during Lichchhavi period (2nd to 9th Century AD) of settlement and trade. The traditional Newari settlement still retains its medieval character with narrow streets, public squares with interspersed tiered temples, old houses, woodcarving windows and stone water taps and rest houses. Then the trail goes through the popular holy river “Salinadi” and on to Nagarkot. Nagarkot is best destination for sun rise and sun set view with amazing Himalaya range with comfort hotels and resorts.  Here, Sankhu Nagarkot Hiking provides you the exotic feeling of being close to nature, villages, and rural Nepal. The amazing view of mountains including Mt. Everest on clear day, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, Ganeshimal, Manaslu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri can see East-North side to West-North respectively. During Hiking in Nagarkot, you will observe Kathmandu Valley view at in Glance and healing in Mother Nature.

You may extend your Sankhu to Nagarkot Hiking along a ridge to the oldest temple Changunarayan-with views of Sankhu village to the right and Bhaktapur to the left.

Nepal Mother House Treks arrange day Hike around Kathmandu valley trip for those travelers with small children, or who suffer from altitude sickness, but still like to see a Nepalese mountain experience in shortest time. One Day Hiking in Kathmandu Valley is conductible anytime as a tea house trek suited for every individual and group traveler in Nepal cultural seekers.

Trip Highlights

  • Historical and religious World heritage sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Walk through the 2nd Century old civilization Shankhu and Nagarkot view point.
  • Memorable hiking through the different village with culture and custom.
  • Significant Himalaya Panorama view from East Mt. Everest to west Dhaulagiri.
  • Maxim Elevation at Nagarkot (2156 m).

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Drive Kathmandu to Sankhu (1350m) – 45 minutes to 1 hour and trek to Nagarkot (2156 m) -2 to 3 hours & Drive back to Kathmandu.

Cost Include

  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Sankhu, Nagarkot to Kathmandu private car/ van.
  • English speaking friendly a Guide, include his salary, Transport, Insurances and food.
  • Lunch, with tea coffee ithe hike.
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS Cards.
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
  • Medical Kit Bag during the trek.

Cost Exclude

  • All meals, Cold drinks; coke, fanta, sprite, and mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, beer and bar bills.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance.
  • Souvenir or other expenses during the trekking.
  • Personal mountaineering gears.
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • Sightseeing entrance fee and optional sightseeing if extend.       

Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Day 01 : Drive Kathmandu to Sankhu (1350m) – 45 minutes to 1 hour and trek to Nagarkot (2156 m) -2 to 3 hours & Drive back to Kathmandu.After having breakfast a Nepal Mother House Treks Guide picks up you from your hotel. We will get to Shankhu after less than an hour car driving. The traditional Newari settlement still retains its medieval character with narrow streets, public squares interspersed with tiered temples, old houses, woodcarving windows and stone water taps and rest houses. The Vajrayogini temple complex constructed in the mid 17th Century is located on the flanks of the hills 1.5 km north of Sankhu. The main tiered temple dedicated to the tantric goddess Vajrayogini, is surrounded by several monuments and freestanding statues. The Vajrayogini temple complex has been maintained in its original state. Then the trail goes through the popular holy river “Salinadi”, and after Nagarkot th trail ascends to the jungle. After reaching Nagarkot enjoy the sunset view and its offer of magnificent and panoramic views of many Himalayans ranges including the 8,848 meters top of the world Mt. Everest. Among many incredible beauties of Nagarkot Sunrise and Sunset views over mountains are one of the best. Drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur, It takes 1 hours and 1 ½ hour’s. If you have remaining time you may explore around the Bhaktapur Durbar Square complex also.


Except fixed departure date, we have every day departure according to your requirements.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

For more details please visit Nepal Travel Tips.

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