unblocked sunrise view from Nagarkot Hill station.
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    Private Transport
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    Group Size: 1-16 Pax
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Highlights of Sunrise and Sunset Tour Around Kathmandu

  • Unblocking sunrise and sunset from Nagarkot Hill Station
  • Ancient Royal Palaces (Patan and Bhaktapur), historical pagoda temples, art museums, architecture, and more
  • Magnificent views of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal, Gaurishankar, and Everest massifs
  • Captivating landscapes and farming terraces
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  • Charming Valleys and rivers
  • Traditional villages, the lifestyle of the villagers, and daily activities

About Sunrise and Sunset Tour Around Kathmandu

The Sunrise and sunset tour in Kathmandu is an exceptional tourist activity in Nepal, which offers glorious mountain views in a long line, cultural monuments, the traditional lifestyle of the local villagers, captivating landscapes, valleys, and more.

The most popular hill station for sunrise and sunset views is Nagarkot, which is 27.2 km (16.901 miles) east of Kathmandu and takes around an hour's drive if there is no traffic. Chandragiri Hill is also a nice viewpoint for the sunset, which you can visit via cable car.

If you do not have many days in Nepal but like to see magnificent mountain views, rural lifestyles, farming terraces, ‘ unblocked sunrise and sunset’, and cultural heritage sites, this tour can be one of the best options for you while traveling in Kathmandu. You see pristine snow-capped high mountains pretty far in the distance with different colors of the sunrise and sunset, but if you want to reach the foot of the high mountains and the world’s highest mountain, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the best one for you.

You drive to Nagarkot Hill Station to see the sunset after visiting Patan and Bhaktapur Durbar Squares. You start the tour at 9:00 a.m. after breakfast. Our experienced tour guide takes you to Patan's ancient royal palace on private transport. You see ancient temples, a royal palace, an art museum, and more in Patan and drive to Bhaktapur.

You visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, where you see a few Hindu Temples, a 55-window palace, a royal bath, and more after entering from the main gate and walking to Pottery Square. You see the place making clay pots here and then go to Taumadhi Square. Here, you see the tallest temple (Nyatapola) and other pagoda buildings and have lunch. After lunch, you walk for around 15 minutes to Dattatraya Square, where you see the ancient religious Dattatraya Temple, Pujari Math (the house of the priest), a peacock-carved window (the Nepalese Monalisa), and more. Then, you walk to the main road for another 10 minutes, see old buildings and Newar architecture, and drive to Nagarkot for about half an hour.

You see stunning sunset views, magnificent mountains, landscapes, and Kathmandu Valley from the viewpoint and stay overnight in a hotel. You can see an unblocking sunrise in the morning and hike to Changunarayan or drive direct to Kathmandu.

Sunrise and Sunset Tour Costs in Kathmandu

The cost of the sunrise and sunset in Kathmandu depends on the number of visitors. Of course! single if it costs more for a single traveler compared to the group. It is a budget tour in Nepal, so contact us for a special discount if you are booking this trip in a group, and check the cost details for this luxury tour below:

  • 1 Traveler: 290 USD
  • 2–5 Travelers: 175 USD per person
  • 6–15 Travelers: 135 USD per person

Frolic Adventure is operating this ‘one-night, two-day sunrise and sunset tour at the best cost. Not just for time-bound travelers, this tour can be perfect for those who complete any long mountain trek, such as the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal, for refreshment and to kill the tiredness through this luxury tour. We are providing knowledgeable and experienced government license-holder guides and private transport for this sunrise and sunset tour around Kathmandu.


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You start the tour at 9:00 in the morning today. You drive to Patan and visit the ancient Patan Royal Palace, art museum, and pagoda temples. After visiting the Patan Durbar Square, you drive to Bhaktapur. Here in Bhaktapur, you can visit Durbar Square, Pottery Square, Taumadhi Square, and Dattatraya Square and see Newari architecture. After having lunch in Bhaktapur, you drive to Nagarkot Hill Station through the hillside road.

Once you reach Nagarkot, you check in to the hotel and hike for around 20 minutes to the viewpoint to see the sunset through the town. After seeing the magnificent sunset, mountain views, Kathmandu Valley views, and amazing landscapes, you hike back to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel in Nagarkot

  • Meals: None
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Nagarkot
  • Altitude: 2175m
  • Mode of Transportation: Private
  • Departure Time: 9:00 am

You see the sunrise early in the morning from your hotel. You will also see awe-inspiring views of the Langtang, Jugal, Gauri Shankar, and Everest Himalayan ranges. Below, you see captivating landscapes, farming terraces, and the Indrawati River valley. You start hiking to Changunarayan after breakfast through the typical Tamang Village, which is around 4-5 hours of walking. Changunarayan (a UNESCO cultural heritage site) is the end destination of the hike. You visit Pagoda Changunarayan temple and drive to Kathmandu. If you do not like to hike, you can drive from Nagarkot to Kathmandu directly.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: None
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1350m
  • Mode of Transportation: Private
  • Departure Time: 8:00 am

Cost Details

  • Private transport during the tour
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Salary, food, drink, accommodation, and insurance for the guide and driver
  • One night at the Nagarkot Hotel with breakfast
  • All government taxes
  • Lunch and Dinner during the tour
  • Your personal shopping
  • Entry fees on the tour sites
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Things are not mentioned in the included section.


Trip DatesAvailabilityNotesPrice  
01 Sep, 2024 - 02 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
02 Sep, 2024 - 03 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
03 Sep, 2024 - 04 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
04 Sep, 2024 - 05 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
05 Sep, 2024 - 06 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
06 Sep, 2024 - 07 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
07 Sep, 2024 - 08 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
08 Sep, 2024 - 09 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
09 Sep, 2024 - 10 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
10 Sep, 2024 - 11 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
11 Sep, 2024 - 12 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
12 Sep, 2024 - 13 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
13 Sep, 2024 - 14 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
14 Sep, 2024 - 15 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
15 Sep, 2024 - 16 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
16 Sep, 2024 - 17 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
17 Sep, 2024 - 18 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
18 Sep, 2024 - 19 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
19 Sep, 2024 - 20 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
20 Sep, 2024 - 21 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
21 Sep, 2024 - 22 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
22 Sep, 2024 - 23 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
23 Sep, 2024 - 24 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
24 Sep, 2024 - 25 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
25 Sep, 2024 - 26 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
26 Sep, 2024 - 27 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
27 Sep, 2024 - 28 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
28 Sep, 2024 - 29 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
29 Sep, 2024 - 30 Sep, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
30 Sep, 2024 - 01 Oct, 2024GuaranteedUS$200
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