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Sankhu Nagarkot Day Hike

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About Sakhu Nagarkot Hiking

  • Duration: 1 Day (5-6 hrs)
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Trip Starts/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Maximum altitude: 2175m
  • Group Size : 2-12 Pax
  • Departure Date/time: On request

Trip Highlights

  • Exposure of primitive settlement of Newari communities.
  • Passing through 2nd Century old civilization Sankhu and Nagarkot settlement.
  • Spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu, Langtang ranges, Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar Himal ranges, Dorje Lakpa etc.
  • Amazing view of hidden Kathmandu valley and several nearby districts.
  • Witness of the oldest historical monuments and heritages.
  • Encounter with several flora and fauna.
  • Amazing Sunrise view from the chest of Nagarkot.


Sankhu Nagarkot Day Hike provides an instant insight into the natural and cultural beauty of Kathmandu at a glance.

Sankhu Nagarkot Day Hike is one of the best hiking routes around Kathmandu providing you with the best way to explore a quick glimpse of rural Nepal. Among several other day hiking destinations around Kathmandu, Sankhu Nagarkot Day Hike is considered easy yet full of natural and cultural wonders. It is best for those who desire to spend one day with nature and have a short timeframe.

Due to its location and rich cultural and natural diversity, this one-day hiking trip is a real escape to the bustling city of Kathmandu.

Sankhu is the ancient Newari beautiful town just located in the North-Eastern corner of Kathmandu Valley. It is just around 17 Km. far from the madding crowd of Kathmandu Valley. Sankhu was regarded as a separate kingdom before Malla Dynasty in Nepal. This destination is very rich with diverse culture, nature, and historic importance.

The temple Bajrayogini also known as Khadgayogini is also located there. This is a panoramic natural hiking trail with an elevation of approximately 2000 meters from the sea level.

Nagarkot (2175m) is another very popular hill station where most of the people from Kathmandu Valley escape out to chill, especially in their holiday time either alone or with friends or families. It is the best destination to capture the breathtaking view of Sunrise and Sunset. You can feel that you are above the cloud when you stand above the viewing tower.

If the weather is clean, you can ever view very clear settlements of Kathmandu Valley and several parts of Nepal. You can even capture Mt Everest and several other mountain ranges with your open eyes.

Your hiking starts with one and a half hours from Kathmandu to beautiful Sankhu town. You will have a very slow and pleasant hike starting from Sankhu to the height of Nagarkot which may engage you for around 4-5 hours. During hiking, you will feel that you are releasing all your stresses and gaining positive vibrations from clean and green nature.

Do not forget to carry a large space of memory stick in your camera since you won’t get a chance to stop capturing the mesmerizing views of several snow-capped Himalayas ranges, flora fauna, culture, and natural phenomenon during your hiking.

Sankhu Nagarkot Day Hike can be the to-do before embarking on other trekking in Nepal, which gives you an instant glimpse into Nepalese geography, culture, and traditions. With such an authentic natural and cultural beauty, this Sankhu Nagarkot Day Hike is no doubt the best day tour around Kathmandu.

Sakhu Nagarkot Hiking Itinerary

Day 1: 07:00 Am - 08:00 Am

There will be a gathering of all groups in front of the Great Nepal Treks office in Shantinagar. After a short introduction briefing among the group, you will need to check all materials that are very essential to carry with you as per our list before starting the hiking. The checklist will be provided to you after confirming the hiking program.

08:00 Am - 9:00 Am

After completing the introduction round you will be escorted to the beautiful and old historic town, Sankhu from where your Hiking starts. It will take around an hour to reach Sankhu from the starting destination. After taking warm tea, load your water bottle and check out the last chance if you missed out on anything since Sankhu is the last place for shopping.

9:30 Am-16:30 Pm

After warm tea and quick stretching, your hiking time starts following the natural trail of Lapsiphedi, Jaharing Pouwa, and Kattike Bhanjyang. Hiking to Nagarkot offers a unique and pleasant memory that exceeds the limitation of your imagination and feelings. The stunning sceneries of lush green forest, the chirping of several birds, the Buzzing & squeaking of several insects, and the snow-capped Himalayas in the Northern part keep you spellbound and amazed.

Enjoy the breathtaking moments standing at the highest elevation of the tower and capture several views of the Himalayas and amazing sunset view and move back to your vehicle leaving your footprints. The Vehicle takes around 2 hours to drop you back to your destination. Review your day while you will be traveling back to Kathmandu.

There will be an hour lunch break on the way to Nagarkot. During this lunchtime, you can share the experience that you have made during the hiking period with your friends and review the program. After a few hours of hike, you will reach Nagarkot in the late evening.


  • Pick-up and drop facility
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch
  • T-shirt
  • Skilled & English-speaking hiking guide
  • Tour completion certificate
  • Permits if required

Note: Single day hiking to this destination might be hectic and very incomplete to experience the real taste of nature and culture of Sankhu and Nagarkot so we suggest you to keep at least two days’ time so that you can easily experience every beautiful moment of Sankhu town and Nagarkot. Our professional team from Great Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd can craft you very special program as per your request for 1N/2Ds if you feel comfortable with your time.