Private Full-Day Tour With Nagarkot Sunrise and Bhaktapur From Kathmandu

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Private Full-Day Tour With Nagarkot Sunrise and Bhaktapur From Kathmandu
from USD $60.50
This 8-hour private tour takes you to the mountain viewpoint Nagarkot at 2195 m to see the sunrise. From Nagarkot, you can see the vista of the Himalayas ranging from the Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. Also, depending on the day's visibility, you might see Mt. Everest with binoculars. You will also visit Bhaktapur, listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its richness in cultures, temples, arts and crafts.
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In Brief

Kathmandu, Nepal
8 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Nagarkot View point tower, Nagarkot Nepal

Best view point near Kathmandu

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Mount Everest, Sagarmatha National Park 00977 Nepal

Mount Everest, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal

Stop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 00977-1-4701148 Nepal

One of ancient Durbar Square In Kathmandu valley

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: 55 Window Palace, Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal

55 Window Palace, Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dattatreya Temple, Dattatreya Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal

Dattatreya Temple, Dattatreya Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: National Art Gallery, Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal

National Art Gallery, Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Himalayan Recreation - Day Tours, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Best tour operator

Pass By: Thamel, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

tourist center

Pass By: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Kathmandu Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal

Stop At: Pottery Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal

Potty Square

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Pashupatinath Temple, Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal

Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal

Pass By: Patan Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700 Nepal

Patan Durbar Square, Patan (Lalitpur), Nepal

Pass By: Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu 44601 Nepal

Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu, Nepal

Stop At: Taumadhi Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal

Taumadhi Square

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Nyatapola Temple, Taumadhi Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal

Nyatapola Temple

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Taleju Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 44800 Nepal

Taleju Temple

Duration: 10 minutes


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Breakfast
  • Bottled water
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private tour guide


  • Lunch
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Entrance fees at Bhaktapur
  • Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Departure Time

5:00 AM

Departure Point

Your hotel or accommodations in Kathmandu

Returns To

Returns to original departure point or preferred location within Kathmandu valley

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Please expect to spend around the $10 USD for lunch purchased locally
  • Please note that there has been significant damage to some of the sites visited on this tour due to the earthquakes in April and May 2015
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Recommend to take binocular for to have best view of Everest on clear day
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

Once booked, this trip is fully non-refundable

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.4 out of 5 based on the last 5 recent reviews

Excellent tour guide! Though we didn't see the sunrise at Nagarkot because of the clouds but we had a fun time in Bhaktapur.
• Submitted 22 May 2018
It was a great tour, starting with morning pick up at 5:!5 AM in the morning and then driving up to Nagarkot to catch the sunrise. The Tour Guide Ms. Jomuna and the driver were very attentive, they will make sure that we're going to be there on time to see the sunrise. Soon after we arrived at Nagarkot, we climbed to the patio to see the sun coming up from the himalaya mountain, it was a breath taking views. From dark, to slowly orange, especially when the orange colour emerge in the top of surrounding mountain After that we went to breakfast at the Hotel Country Villa. The breakfast was great, we were having breakfast with the magnificent views Finish breakfast, we went to see Bhaktapur, it was an amazing heritage complex packed with history. Bhaktapur was exotic, inside the complex, aside from the historical building, you could also find lots of traditional items, souvenirs, gifts, paintings and many more. Ms. Jomuna bought us traditional yoghurt there, the yogurt was placed in the traditional pottery and it's delicious Thanks to Ms. Jomuna, especially to accompany both my elderly parents, and also for the driver who has a very good skill through the narrow and winding road, what a great experience !
• Submitted 03 Jan 2018
This was an excellent tour. Our guide was super friendly, spoke English perfectly, and made sure we had the exact right timing to see the sunrise at Nagarkot. She was patient for us to take all the photos we wanted and even had the driver stop additionally for more views. She was well informed for the tour of Bhaktapur, even taking us to some more local type places for the best experience. I would definitely recommend this tour and especially our guide.
• Submitted 19 Dec 2017
We were picked up a 4:30 for the drive to Nagarkot in the dark. There was no commentary but then it was hard to see anything. Arrived in time for the sunrise and did get one on a nice day. (The morning was chilly so dress appropriately) Breakfast was provided at a nearby hotel and followed by a walking tour of old Bhaktapur. Our guide Prakash was knowledgeable and it was nice to see Bhaktapur’s Durban Square survives the 2015 earthquake better than Kathmandu. Tickets to enter the city were Us$30 per person (as indicated n the brief). On top of this we had to pay another $7 for the two of us to see the sunrise a couple km up a road into a park. This was not mentioned when booking.. We were dropped off back at the hotel at 10:15. (6:45 duration) You’ll spend most of your time driving back and forth and taking in the sunrise. The walking part of tour was around an hour although we were offered the option of wandering around by ourselves once it finished. If you’re short of time this hits some of the highlights.
• Submitted 12 Nov 2019
We took this tour last week while in Kathmandu. It was a really early pick up 445am and we drove for about an hour up to the hotel to watch the sunrise and have breakfast. Unfortunately for us there was no sunrise as it was a foggy cloudy day but the views were still fab and it was very peaceful. The buffet breakfast was lovely with plenty of options. We then drove back to the city and visited the temples and our guide was very knowledgable with the history of each. We were surprised however that the tour ended at 915 and we were taken back to the hotel. Our reflection therefore was not about the content of the tour, but that it perhaps should not be called a full day.
• Submitted 20 Mar 2018