Located in the north-eastern part of Kathmandu valley, Sankhu to Nagarkot Day Hiking is one of best ways to get a taste of the true nature and culture surrounding the beautiful valley. While Sankhu is a small Newari settlement, Nagarkot is a hill station with amazing mountain views, which makes this hike a pleasant experience for anyone searching for ways to spend a leisure day in Kathmandu.
Sankhu to Nagarkot day hiking starts from Sankhu, which is a medieval Newari settlement with its old-fashioned houses and traditional way of living. The hike features a visit to the 16th century Bodhisattva temple, Bajrayogini. Situated on the bank of Sali Nadi, Bajrayogini is a holy site for both the Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims. The hike ascends through the rich forest of rhododendron, oak, and pine, and provides stunning views of the Kathmandu valley. The silent paths leading you to Nagarkot offer scenic landscape made up of the vast range of hills that envelope the valley. Furthermore, the view of the Himalayan ranges seen from Nagarkot is a treat for the eyes. The panoramic view of the mountains including Gaurishankar Himal (7134m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), Cho Oyu (8188m), Ganesh Himal Range, and so on make Nagarkot an excellent vantage point. The mountains look even more spectacular during the sunset and the sunrise, which can be viewed from the Nagarkot View Tower (2195m). After watching the enticing sunset over the Himalayas, the hiking ends with a drive back to Kathmandu.
Himalayan Summit Treks and Expedition is one of the renowned hike organizers in Nepal since 2016. Our day hike package includes transportation, food, recreational activities, and first aid services. We also provide other trekking and tour services all over Nepal and cater to all the feasible demands of our clients. With our highly experienced guides, you are sure to make the most out of your holiday in Nepal.