Sankhu - Nagarkot Hike (1 Days)

Basic Info ( SNH ) $ 100 per person

Duration 1
Group Size 2 or more
TransportaionPrivate vehicle
Altitude 2100m
Accomodations N/A
Best Seasons N/A
Activities Day Hiking
Meals N/A

Basic Intro

Sankhu – Nagarkot hiking is one of the most popular hiking from Kathmandu Valley where, you can enjoy traditional Newari culture and breathtaking views of the high Himalayan range (Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh, and many more high peaks). Our trek starts in the morning after having breakfast at the hotel and driving to Sankhu which takes a 1-hour drive from the hotel (17 km). We start our hike from Sankhu, the traditional Newari culture village. We hike for just about 3-4 hours through the jungle and some villages on the way. After walking with a guide we reached Nagarkot View Point where we spent some time with nature and tea/coffee from 2100m. Then we drive back to the hotel which takes approximately one hour and thirty minutes However, on the way you can also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square. Bhaktapur is a royal palace from Bhaktapur Kingdom. Inside it you can find Fifty-five Windows Palace which was built in 1427 A.D, and Nyatpola temple where you find Newari language means five stories, symbol of five basic elements. This is the biggest and highest pagoda of Nepal ever built, and many more places where you can find the history and culture of ancient Nepal.

  • 08:00 am: - Drive to Sankhu from the Hotel (1 hour drive).
  • 09:00 am: - Walk to Nagarkot (3-4 hours).
  • 01:00 pm: - Mountain View from Nagarkot viewpoint.
  • 02:30 pm: - Drive to Bhaktapur, Sightseeing, Lunch (2-3 hours).
  • 05:30 pm: - Drive to Hotel. (1 hour).


  • Hotel – Sankhu & Nagarkot 
  • Hotel by private A/c car/jeep.
  • Professional English speaking License holder Guide.


Not Includes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast and lunch during the trek.
  • Bhaktapur Palace Entry fee.
  • Tips for Guide & Porter.

Equipment List

  • Backpack or daypack (Size depends on whether you take porter or not)
  • Water purification tablets.
  • Trekking pole.
  • Sleeping bag (-15 degree bag is best in high altitude trekking)
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrush)

Useful Information

The best month to visit Nagarkot is from October to April so that you can have a clear view of the Himalayan Peaks. You will be awarded with clear mornings with the most stunning views of the Himalayas at sunrise. During the monsoon from June to September, it is unlikely to get a view of the mountains.