How to go Nagarkot from Kathmandu

  • Jan 29, 2024
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Nagarkot is the most popular hill station near Kathmandu, where you can see stunning mountain views, valleys, green hills, landscapes, and more with unblocking sunrises and sunsets. If you have just a few days in Nepal and want to see long-ranged white mountains with other natural attractions, this hill can be one of the best places. If you are traveling to Nepal for the first time and have heard about Nagarkot but are still trying to figure out how to get there from Kathmandu. So, this post leads you to the Nagarkot from Kathmandu quickly.

Long-ranged Mountain Views from Nagarkot

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You can drive directly to Nagarkot from Kathmandu at any time. Still, it depends on what kind of transportation you will use. Plenty of lodges and hotels for a night stay with food service are in Nagarkot. If you stay one night here, you can see magnificent views of the Sunset and sunrise with charming mountains.

How to Reach Nagarkot from Kathmandu?

The best way to reach Nagarkot from Kathmandu is by hiring a private transport. You can take a car, jeep, van, or bus according to your group size. You can also reserve a taxi from the city to go to this magnificent hill station.

Tourist Bus to Nagarkot

There were tourist buses to Nagarkot from Kathmandu a few years back. Still, no scheduled tourist coaches are departing from Kathmandu. You could get this service every afternoon from Lainchour. The service has stopped because not enough passengers are taking tourist buses to Nagarkot.

Public Bus to Nagarkot from Kathmandu

There is not a direct public bus from Kathmandu to Nagarkot. You must take two different city coaches to get there. The first one, you can take from Bagbazaar Bhaktapur bus park, which takes you to Bhaktapur, and change another from Kamalbinayak to Nagarkot.

You can also get transport from the new bus park, Gongabu, to Bhaktapur and change another bus to Nagarkot Hill. It may take more than two hours to reach Nagarkot from Kathmandu if you use public transportation. Still, it takes around an hour to an hour and a half by a private vehicle or taxi.

Visit Nagarkot from Chisapani

Nagarkot Hill and the white mountains

If you have a few days and want to do a short trek near Kathmandu, Chisapani Nagarkot is a perfect hiking trip. You can visit Nagarkot from Chisapani with a full day walk. You start a walking journey from Sundarijal after driving around an hour from the city center and hiking through the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park to Chisapani on the first day. After spending one night in Chisapani, you trek to Nagarkot more than twenty kilometers.

You pass some traditional villages by seeing captivating farming terraces, natural landscapes, wildlife, valleys, white mountains in a long-range, tranquil lake in Dhap Dam, and more.

Hiking Trips from Nagarkot

Sunrise and Sunset with magnificent mountain views are the major attractions of the Nagarkot Hill station. Still, you can also do some hiking trips from here. After enjoying the views from this viewpoint, you can hike to Changunarayan or Sankhu through typical settlements. You can see the locals' village lifestyle and daily activities while walking on these trails.

There are plenty of sidewalks on these routes, so you may need a guide to reach the leading destination, which will cause trouble getting to the main destination. You can also walk to Kattike for around an hour up and down from Nagarkot if you arrive early and would love to do some activity during the day. A few hour's walk from here can benefit you for the long adventure treks such as the Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit Treks.

Best Time to Visit Nagarkot

October, November, and December are the best times to visit Nagarkot from Kathmandu. However, spring (from March to April) is also the right time to visit this hill station. The weather conditions matter more than the months, so you can even see magnificent views sometimes in winter and summer.

It is better to check Nagarkot's weather conditions before you visit here. You expect to see charming nature before traveling to Nagarkot from Kathmandu.


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Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

Namaste! I am Rajesh, a Nepal travel blogger who provides Nepal travel tips to travellers who are planning to visit Nepal and know about Nepal.

I am a tourism service provider in Nepal So far, I have been to the Nepalese Himalayan base camps as a tour leader and collected lots of information about the Nepalese Himalayas. You can find my experiences in my travel blogs, so it may make it a lot easier for you to travel to Nepal.

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