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5 Things you can do in Nagarkot

Nagarkot is situated at approximately 2,195m (7000 ft.) above sea level and is the second-highest hill around Kathmandu Valley and 28km far. It was also known as Kangra in ancient times as it was an old fort of the Kathmandu valley to observe the external activities of other neighboring kingdoms. It is known for its dawn see of the Himalayas including Mount Everest as well as other peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal and also is surrounded by a thick forest of pine trees. The scenic beauty of this place makes it a very popular hiking route for visitors and also a place to get away from the everyday hustle. Nagarkot moreover offers a panoramic scene of the Kathmandu Valley and other close by districts.

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Top 5 things to do in Nagarkot

Paragliding in Nagarkot

Paragliding is one of the most thrilling adventure experiences anyone can experience (extreme sport) soaring like a winged creature. Paragliding itself bound many risks. While paragliding in Nagarkot everyone can enjoy the lavish greenery forest, wonderful valleys, and Himalayan landscapes with a glimpse of Mt. Everest. It may be a beautiful encounter to paraglide while watching the sunset with a mixture of peaceful flying with some adrenaline-pumping twists and turns.

Nagarkot Bhaktapur Hike

Nagarkot – Bhaktapur Hike via Changu Narayan is a beautiful hike of around 15 km which can take approximately 3-3.5 hours to complete, passing through the villages, forests with incredible views of the Himalayas, terraced farmlands, Kathmandu valley, etc. It is a short break adventure in the Kathmandu valley ideal for families with children, nature lovers, and cultural enthusiasts. Enjoy passing through village after village, nestled in the lush jungle-covered hills where Villagers carry out traditional practices and live much simpler lives than those who live in Kathmandu. You’ll find yourself surrounded by natural and cultural beauty from the moment the hike begins. The hike itself takes approximately 3.5 hour

Nagarkot Geodic Survey Tower

The Nagarkot Viewpoint Tower or Geodic Tower offers a 360-degree vista of eight Himalayan mountain ranges and is considered the town’s best dawn perspective. Where you’ll refresh your intellect with the beauty of nature and a snowcapped mountain. Best spot for dawn and dusk to see the entire scene of Nagarkot from so high. A small dazzling view like this will not be seen anywhere else. Likewise, you can also see the lovely view of Kathmandu valley, as well as Kavre and other areas from here too

Buddha Peace Park

A calm place surrounded by green slopes on the way to Nagarkot is known as Buddha Peace Park (Shanti Dadha). It may be a great place for photos, to hang out with friends, or to take a break from haste.

It is also an extraordinary hiking path, eight kilometers long, that begins at Nagarkot and walks through pine forests, curious towns, viewpoints, and terraced cultivation inside the mountains. In the end, there lies a massive golden Buddha statue representing “Bhumisparsha Mudra (Earth Touching Hand Gesture)”.

Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail

The 12 km-long hiking path known as Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail is well-known for offering the scenic beauty of the white Himalayas, Tamang Village Walk, sunrise and sunset views, and farmland. It takes approximately a 3 to 3.5-hour walk to wrap up which is a big huge journey around the complete range making it a great hiking route through the lush wilderness that attracts tourists from different places. Most people hike to keep a balance between their daily hustle, high pressure, and anxiety.

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