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Sankhu Nagarkot day hike

Sankhu Nagarkot Day Hike

Hike from Sankhu to Nagarkot



Sankhu Nagarkot Day Hike is one of the best short day hikes around Kathmandu Valley.  Sankhu Nagarkot day hike trail goes along with stunning mountain views with the best views of nature. Besides, the Sankhu Nagarkot Day hike can be the best option for those who do not have time for longer treks and wish to experience the Nepalese countryside and village life.

Sankhu is a small ancient Newari town located in the northeast corner of Kathmandu valley. Sankhu was said to be an independent kingdom before the Malla Rule. The Durbar square of Sankhu still stands to this day. Bajroygini temple is another attraction of Sankhu. It is situated on a hilltop and is sacred to both the Hindus and the Buddhists.

Nagarkot is the closest hill station to Kathmandu. Nagarkot is especially famous for its sunrise and sunset views. There is a view tower in Nagarkot from where one can see the entire Himalayan Range, such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Everest, with a view of Kathmandu valley.

Trip highlights

 • Visit the ancient town of Sankhu.
 • Learn about the culture, tradition, and daily lives of the people.
 • Enjoy a 180° panoramic mountain view and the sunset view over the Himalayas.
 • Walk through the lush green forest and terraced fields interacting with locals.

Brief Itinerary

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and drive for an hour or more to Sankhu, the starting point of our hike. Sankhu is an ancient Newari town. This legendary town is worth visiting because of its old houses, wooden carved doors and windows, and stone water taps. Explore around, learning more about the culture, tradition, and living style. Also, visit the famous Hindu pilgrimage site of the Vajrayogini temple. And then, we start our hike towards Nagarkot. The hike is a gradual uphill walk past forests, terraced rice fields, and villages. At Nagarkot, enjoy the spectacular mountain view, explore and then drive back to your hotel in Kathmandu.

• Hotel transfer by private vehicle.
• Professional guide.
• All taxes and service charges.

Not Included
• Any meal or beverages.
• Hiking gears.
• Donations, Tips, and gratuity.

  • Trip Price From US$ 30