Max Altitude:2175 m
Route :Nagarkot, Bhaktapur
Group Size :1-16
Tour Customize :On Request
Trip Grade :Easy
Best Season:Jan- May/ Sept-Dec
- Enjoy the sublime sunrise from Nagarkot.
- Relish the views of Langtang, Ganesh, and Jugal ranges.
- Visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square and explore the Newar cultural heritage.
Private Tour to Nagarkot Sunrise Bhaktapur Durbar Square trip is a sightseeing tour to Nagarkot to view the beautiful sunrise. Nagarkot is the most famous viewpoint near Kathmandu valley from where you get views of many mountain ranges. You also get to explore Bhaktapur city and observe the Newari culture, tradition, and lifestyle. In addition, you can also witness the ancient architecture in the temples in Bhaktapur city.
Early morning, at around 4:30, am, you’ll drive to Nagarkot to view the sunrise. You drive for around an hour and reach the viewpoint. The drive is also a scenic one as you follow the bends through lush hills and forests. Here, you can rejoice in the beauty of the Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Everest ranges decorated in the first rays of sunlight. Then, you can explore around Nagarkot and prepare to return. Further, you drive to Bhaktapur Durbar Square which is one of the 7 world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. Here, you can visit the 55-window palace, Nyatapola, and pottery square. In addition, you can also go to Siddha Pokhari and other lakes in Bhaktapur. All of these heritages are the symbol of the art, craft, and culture of ancient Bhaktapur.
Most of the time in a year is suitable for this tour except monsoon (June to August). The rain can worsen the condition of the hiking trail so, it is best to avoid this season. People of any age group can take part in this tour as the trails are easy and well-made.
We, at Himalayan Adventure Treks, provide you with all the services including transport and dining for the day’s tour. We also provide you with experienced guides. You can choose other trip packages in addition to this tour.
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Day Schedule: Private tour to Nagarkot Sunrise Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Note: Time may be changed due to Weather and season.
- Day Schedule: Private tour to Nagarkot Sunrise Nagarkot and Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
Tour duration from 4: 30 a.m. to approx 11 A.m. with drive both ways:
Early morning at 4: 30 a.m. our driver will pick you from the hotel lobby for an interesting drive on the outskirt of Kathmandu city heading North East past Bhaktapur city outskirts, as the drive climbs uphill past farm villages to reach at Nagarkot hilltop of 2,100 meters high.
At Nagarkot with view tower where you can catch the first morning rays and sunrise views over mountain panorama which extends from Manaslu-Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal extend towards the east at Mt. Everest range.
Nagarkot a favourite weekend spot of city folks to escapes the busy hustle/bustle life of Kathmandu, where you will in the midst of serene natural surroundings with excellent views of dramatic landscapes and mountains.
Enjoying the early sunrise and then drive downhill towards Bhaktapur Durbar Square an old medieval city retaining its rich heritage of past glory. where you will witness unique culture and the finest display of craftsmanship. Bhaktapur is the only place in Nepal that has remained untouched by western culture. Lion Gate, Golden Gate, Art Gallery, Statue of King Bhupatindra, Nyatapola Temple, and fifty-five windowed Malla Palace are the living pride of Bhaktapur. You can have lunch on the view terrace on Durbar square then drop to hotel.
- Fuel surcharge with Driver.
- Experience and helpful tour guide.
- Entrance fee.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off.
- Transport by private vehicle.
- Food and drinks.
Entrance fees of Heritage Sites of Nepal:
Nepal is famous for world heritage sites, Tourist attractions places, and monuments areas. Tourism is the second income source of the country. Entrance fees, National park fees, climbing royalties are the backbone of the Nepalese economy. Foreigner tourists visiting heritage sites, attraction places and monuments of the country and have to pay a certain entrance fee to get inside the area. The people of South Asian countries (SAARC) have to pay fewer entrance fees in comparison to tourists from other countries. Many tourists want to see the typical Nepalese art and cultural places, happily paying the entrance fee because it is worth paying to visit.
The 7 heritage sites of Kathmandu valley are amazing. Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, and Changunarayan have their own history. They are not only rich in art and architecture but also fountain spiritual places of Hinduism and Buddhism. Most of the constructions made have a tantric background and old history. Not only the Kathmandu valley but other parts of the country are also rich in nature and history. Lumbini (Birth Place of Gautam Buddha) Chitwan National park, Pokhara, Nagarkot, Trekking trails, Peak climbing, Expedition are the main tourist destination in Nepal and main income sources of the country. It is the government that keeps the price of priceless monuments and makes some money from tourists who visit it.
Please find the attached PDF file for the Entrance fees of World heritage and other attraction places in Nepal.
Popularly recognized worldwide for its majestic sky dominating peaks, Nepal is one of the most sought-after nations for trekking and other adventure activities. This tiny Himalayan nation is home to eight of the world’s tallest peaks, including the Mt. Everest (8848m)- the highest mountain in the world. Moreover, the rugged and rural trekking trails to the massifs along the dense forest which is filled with exotic floras and faunas instills excitement and adventures to the travelers. However, traveling to Nepal is not only about the mountains and natural beauty. Unraveling the beauty that lies in the old monuments, palaces, and temples. Nepal has a diverse array of cultures, traditions, languages, and history which are reflected in the lifestyle of the people.
Location: Nepal is located in South Asia; between two great giants the Republic of China to the north and India to the south, east, and west.
Geography: A landlocked country, Nepal is divided into three geographical regions, namely, the Himalayas, the Hills, and the Terai.
Capital: The capital city of Nepal is Kathmandu.
Area: The total area of Nepal is 147,181sq km.
Population: The current population of Nepal is 29 million.
Political system: Nepal is a federal republic country with a multi-party system.
Major religion: Nepal is a secular state but the majority of people follow Hinduism, followed by Buddhism and Christianity.
Time zone: The time zone of Nepal is GMT +5:45.
Official Language: The official language of Nepal is Nepali.
Working hours: The working hours in Nepal are from 10 am to 5 pm.
Electricity: Currently, all the major cities have electricity while electricity supply in some rural areas is limited. The standard voltage of electricity in Nepal is 220V.
All tourists visiting Nepal except tourists from India should have a valid passport and visa. An On-Arrival visa to enter can be obtained at the Tribhuvan International Airport or any other land entry/exit points at the Nepal-Tibet and Nepal-India border. During the peak season, there will be a long line of tourists here trying to get their visa. So, to avoid the endless waiting you should visit the nearest Nepalese diplomatic missions stationed in your country before your arrival.
An On-Arrival Tourist Visa costs USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days. Find more information regarding the updated visa fees at http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/post/notice-regarding-visa-fee-updates.
You can also extend your visa within a valid period which will cost you USD 3 per day. However, if you are visiting Nepal from SAARC countries you don’t have to pay visa fees as gratis fee or free visa is applicable for 100 days. Regarding information about the tourist visas, you can head to the information on the official website of the Department of Immigration at http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/page/tourist-visa.
How to reach the country
Nepal is very well accessible via air, rail, and road. Tribhuvan International Airport is the only international airport and the entry point for those arriving by air. Nepal Airlines is the main operator in the nation. Other international airlines here are Air Arabia, Air Asia, Etihad airlines, Fly Dubai, Jet Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Silk Air, and Thai air. The rail and road service can only be used by those arriving from India.
In terms of land transport, there are several land entry/exit points at the Nepal-Tibet and Nepal-India borders. Kerung and Kodari are the entry/exit points at the Nepal-Tibet border whereas
Janakpur-Jainagar railway is the sole railway that connects Nepal with India, several buses connect Delhi and Kathmandu.
Popular destinations to visit
There are many places you can visit in Nepal. Nepal is not only gifted with natural beauty but it is also culturally rich which means there are many heritages and sites you can visit. Kathmandu Valley is the first and foremost destination that you should not miss out on. The seven UNESCO world heritage sites in the valley, namely, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Changunarayan.
Other places you must visit while in Nepal are Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini. Pokhara is a scenic lake city, located 6 hours’ drive away from Kathmandu city. There you will be able to enjoy the serene and peaceful nature with the Annapurna ranges in the backdrop. Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, is a historic destination whereas the Chitwan National Park is a natural haven for exotic flora and fauna. Both of these are also enlisted as world heritage sites by UNESCO. Palpa, Bandipur, Bardia National Park, and Ilam are some of the popular destinations.
As for trekking and mountaineering activities, Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, Manaslu, Upper Mustang, and Dolpo regions are some of the most popular ones in Nepal.
Internet and Communication in the country
You do not have to worry about not getting communication service or Internet service in Nepal. In recent years, the internet and communication services have drastically progressed and developed. While in the major cities and tourist destinations, you can use free Wi-Fi including many of the cafes and restaurants. Similarly, almost every hotel and some public areas provide Wi-Fi services. However, Wi-Fi is not always available in remote areas in the Himalayas and rural Hilly regions.
In such situations, cellular connection is the best option for both Internet access and communication. NTC and Ncell at two of the biggest telecommunication corporations and offer sim cards with various packages at a reasonable price. These service providers have a wide reach over many parts of Nepal. You will easily be able to purchase any sim card with your passport or identity card.
Local currency and foreign exchange
While in Nepal, you should use Nepali rupees (NRs) which is also the official currency of Nepal. You can easily exchange your currency into Nepalese Rupee at the Tribhuvan International Airport or the exchange counters and banks around the major cities. Also, the major cities like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and Lumbini have a great availability of banks and ATMs. However, their availability becomes quite scarce when you head to the Himalayas and remote areas.
So, it is best if the travelers perform all their money-related activities while they are in the major cities.
Weather and climate
The climate in Nepal varies according to altitude and the current season. The lowland of the Terai region in the southern part of the country is very hot and humid during the summer. The temperature there can get as high as 45 degrees Celsius. The middle part is also known as the hilly region has a pleasant and bearable climate all year long. However, in winter the nights and early mornings can get quite chilly. The Himalayan region is the northernmost part of the country and is above 3300m. This region usually has alpine climatic conditions and during the winter season, it experiences adverse weather conditions.
Nepal generally has four seasons, namely, spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The spring here means every part of the country has flowers blooming and summer means a lot of humidity and rainfall. While the autumn is neither too hot nor too cold and the skies are always clear. The winter season brings snow in the Himalayan region and some parts of the hilly region as well. Finally, during the monsoon season, the entire country experiences heavy rainfall except in the rain shadow areas of Upper Dolpo and Mustang.
People, culture, and festivals
Nepalese are known to be one of the kindest people all over the world. With a smile on everyone’s face, you will be warmly welcomed and greeted. The word “Namaste” is used while they join their hands together which means a respectful greeting. Nepal is a culturally rich country with many different castes, languages, and traditions. The diverse culture and tradition results in many different festivals celebrated all around the nation. The major festivals celebrated are Dashain, Tihar, Holi, Sonam Losar, Gyalpo Losar, and many more. Especially in Newari settlements, people celebrate many colorful and radiant festivals. You will be able to experience wonderful and lifelong memory if you visit Nepal during the time of festivals.
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