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Sankhu - Nagarkot | Hiking in Nepal (2 Days)

  • Nagarkot budget trekking


Trip Code: WEVT-58
Group Size: 2-20 Person
Max Altitude: 2195.00 meters
Trip Category: Tour
Travel Style: One Day Hike
Activities Trekking and Hiking Sightseeing
Places Covered
Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Nagarkot, Sunrise from Nagarkot ( Nagarkot View Tower), Sankhu,
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Sankhu to Nagarkot is one the best day hikes available in Nepal. This hike can be either done in a day’s time or can be extended and made an overnight trip as well. Nevertheless, the trip is in the surrounding hills of Kathmandu.


The trip commences from a beautiful and ancient town of Sankhu, which lies in the northeast corner of Kathmandu valley. The trek begins immediately after leaving this ancient town and embarking on the trails in the National park. Majority of this highking is done in the woods and inside forested area. The only settlements we come across are few patches of houses that is in the national park. Towards the end, in Nagarkot, awaits the most beautiful view of mountain range that even includes the Everest .

The hike is for all nature lovers and can be done by even a novice hiker. This trail has been a fantastic option for people who are in Nepal but for a very brief moment of time or are just nature lovers. Sankhu - Nagarkot hike is of easy grade and yet one of the most beautiful.

Short Itinerary:

Day 1Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Nagarkot
Day 2Nagarkot - Sankhu
Best Seasons:
Spring(April, June, July), Monsoon(August, September, October), Summer(November, December January), Winter(February, March, April),
Number of Days:
2 Days
Day 1
Kathmandu - Bhaktapur - Nagarkot

Places Visited: Nagarkot Sunrise from Nagarkot ( Nagarkot View Tower) Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Activities: Hiking Briefing

We would have our breakfast and head for Nagarkot. In between we would observe the 15th century town of Bhaktapur, which is till the preserved to its primitive days. After spending couple of hours observing 2 historical sites in Bhaktapur, we have our lunch. Finally after lunch we head out towards Nagarkot. One hour through the curvy road surrounded by surreal pine trees and we reach Nagarkot. We would rest for a while and go out for a short evening walk to observe the area. Overnight in Nagarkot.

Day 2
Nagarkot - Sankhu

Places Visited: Nagarkot Sankhu

Activities: Hiking Briefing

Before embarking on the trails downhill we first hike up to the view point or view tower of Nagarkot. It is a small hill top and the highest knoll in the surrounding which is naturally placed to offer the best view of the mountains. If we are blessed with good weather, we will be blessed with best views. After the sunrise and the view we head down for breakfast. Now we begin walking towards Sankhu. A very short and mesmerizing hike that is encompassed between the forest and sparse settlement. It takes 3-4 hours to reach Sankhu from Nagarkot. It could as well be done very quickly but since we wouldn't be competing and observing the nature, we will take it slow. Once we reach Sankhu our vehicle will pick us up and drop us off in the hotel. Once we transfer you to your hotel this trip comes to end.

Price :
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What's Included:
  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • Trekking Map
What's Not Included:
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, day backpacks, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • Excess baggage charges
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
Please make sure that you are equipped with following equipments and resuorces before you proceed for this tour package.
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Hiking shorts.
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • T-shirts
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Face and body moisturiser
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Journal & Pen
  • I-pod

Reviews from our gratified travellers

Sankhu to Nagarkot is one the best day hikes available in Nepal. This hike can be either done in a day’s time or can be extended and made an overnight trip as well.


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