Bhaktapur & Nagarkot Tour

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Bhaktapur & Nagarkot Tour is a combination of historical & spiritual journey that will make your 1 Day trip memorable and fun. This tour is best for those who are seeking an authentic and immersive journey through the captivating beauty of Nepal.

Highlights of the Bhaktapur & Nagarkot Tour:

  1. Witness spectacular Himalayan views & sunrise from Nagarkot, including a possible glimpse of Mount Everest on a clear weather.
  2. Trek through a forested path to Changu Narayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bhaktapur.
  3. Marvel at the architectural wonders, including Nyatapole Temple and the Palace of 55 Windows.
  4. Experience the Newari culture and their art of Bhaktapur’s Medieval Kingdom.

Things You Should Know Before Booking:
  1. You will receive confirmation when you book, which secures your reservation for the Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Tour.
  2. Please note that the visibility of mountain views from Nagarkot is subject to weather conditions. Clear skies without clouds provide the best opportunity to enjoy the stunning vistas of the Himalayas.
  3. To witness the breathtaking sunrise, the recommended time is 4:30 AM, while 1:00 PM is the ideal time for experiencing the mesmerizing sunset during the tour.
  4. This tour is suitable for most travelers, offering an enjoyable experience for individuals and groups alike.
  5. As this experience is weather-dependent, in the event of poor weather conditions, the tour may be canceled. In such cases, you will be given the option to reschedule for a different date or receive a full refund.

Bhaktapur Nagarkot Tour Route:

One of the Nepal Holiday Organizer representative will come to pick you up in your hotel early in the morning. Our aim is to reach Nagarkot before sunrise which will take 1-2 hours to reach from Kathmandu. After witnessing the sunrise view from the view point and having breakfast, the next destination is Changu Narayan Temple.
First of all, we will drive to Telkot and from here we will hike to Changu Narayan Temple which is one of the UNESCO world heritage site. It takes 3-4 hours hiking to Changu Narayan Temple. Changu Narayan Temple is a famous temple built in 2nd century during the Lichhavi Dynasty. It was again rebuilt in 1702 after a major fire breakage.
Finally, after visiting Changu Narayan Temple & Bhaktapur, we will head back to Kathmandu & transfer you to your hotel. If you are familier with other UENSCO heritage sites then you may like this UNESCO world Heritage Tour.

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1 Days
Guided sightseeing
Group Size

Fist Location: Kathmandu to Nagarkot (Approx Drive – 1 hour 30 minutes)

Starting at early in the morning, we will leave behind the hustle & bustle city of Kathmandu to Nagarkot via private vehicle. Upon arrival, it will take a short walk to the Nagarkot viewpoint where you will have a sunrise view showing vibrant color above Himalayas.

After a glimpse of sunrise view and Himalayan ranges, indulge in a delightful breakfast accompanied by the relaxing sound of birds and winds. Staying around 1-2 hours in Nagarkot, we will head down to Changu Narayan.

Kathmandu to Nagarkot Distance: 27.2 km
Time to reach: 1-2 hour

Second Phase: Hike to Changu Narayan Temple

After enjoying the view & Nepali breakfast, we will head to Telkot via private vehicle. From Telkot, hike through a forested trail to Changu Narayan Temple which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage site.

The history shows that Chanu Narayan Temple is one of the oldest Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, a hindu deity. Not only that, but you will witness some of the finest carvings in woods & stones that highlight the temple.

Telkot to Changu Narayan Distance: 11.8 km
Duration: 3-4 hour trek

Third Phase: Changu Narayan Temple to Bhaktapur Durbar Square: (20 min) & Back to Ktm

Bhaktapur which is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Delight in the architecture marvels of square, divided into three sections; Durbar Square, Taumadhi Square, and Dattereya Square.

Hidden gems like, Nayatapole Temple, the Golden Gate, the palace of 55 windows, & many other structures are the highlight of this place.
Similarly, we will taste the famous ‘Juju Dhau’ (King of Yogurt), before returning to Kathamndu

Bhaktapur to Kathmandu Distance: 16.3 km
Duration: 40-50 min

Here are the cost inclusion and exclusion for Bhaktapur & Nagarkot Tour

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  • Private Vehicle
  • Airport Pickup and drops (Both International & Domestic Airport)
  • All necessary documents and paperwork
  • Government Registered Licensed Guide (Wages, Insurance & Salary)
  • First aid box
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Country visa fee
  • Personal expenses
  • Tipping and donations

Nagarkot offers a serene & tranquil atmosphere, providing a much-needed escape from the bustling city of life. Surrounded by lush green hills & pine forest, the vintage point of Nagarkot offers views of Himalayan Ranges & a glimpse of Mount Everest.

The distance between Nagarkot to Bhaktapur Durbar square is 10 km which will take about 2-3 hours on private vehicle.

Here are some essential information about tours in Nepal:

Tour Itinerary:

The itinerary can be customized as per your preferences.

Additional cost will be applied when adding extra days, destination and services in the itinerary.

Meeting Point and Time:

Usually, meeting point will be provided before the tour and we request all tourist to be ready on time.

Guide or any representative of NHO will be there to pick you up on time.

Contact Information:

There are many options to contact us for any help during tour. You can directly talk with head of NHO through What’s App, email, or phone number too.

Packing and Dress Code:

We request participants to pack clothing based on the weather of Nepal and activities planned.

Please wear comfortable & sweat absorbing clothes. Also, we request you to wear less revealing clothes during tour.

Entrance Fees and Tickets:

Usually, entrance fees & tickets costs will be in cost inclusion. If you do not see them in cost inclusion then do message us as some tour package do not cover entrance fees & tickets.

Participants can pay for the entrance fees & tickets in the destination directly if the fees & ticket cost is not mention in cost inclusion.

Meals and Snacks:

Please notify us if you have any food allergy.

Foods & Snacks are usually not included in cost. You can get meals & snacks in near restaurants which offer all types of cuisines.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Check our cancellation and refund policy for more details.