PM: Drive back to Kathmandu & Proceed for Nagarkot

Early morning breakfast at the hotel after breakfast drive to Nagarkot via Kathmandu. Nagarkot is 210 km from Bandipur ( east of Katmandu  32kms)  and is a  7 -8 hrs drive approx. It is a world-famous hills station commanding breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, Rolling hills, Deep valley, Lush pine forest in a quaint rural atmosphere. The panoramic view of the major peaks including Mt. Everest, Ganesh, Langtang, DorjeLakpa and Gauri Shankar can be seen from here. the weather conditions are clear, you could see the Annapurna range too from Nagarkot. Where an excellent view of snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan Ranges in eastern Nepal can be seen (if weather permits), as well as renowned for the spectacular sunrise. Though Mt. Everest is far from Nagarkot, it can be viewed from the Nagarkot Tower( if the weather is clear). Nagarkot route is the entrance gate to Everest and other Himalayas mountains. Check into the hotel &Rest of the day is free to relax or you may enjoy the environment of the location. Overnight in Nagarkot.

About Nagarkot

Nagarkot, at an altitude of 2,175 meters above the sea level, is the most popular touristic destination out of the Kathmandu Valley. It is the favorite weekend gateway among those seeking mountain views in comfort and quiet. At sunrise, the Himalayan range, stretching from Dhaulagiri in the west past Everest to Kanchenjunga in the east, emerges from the darkness to greet the happy visitors with its awe-inspiring majesty and beauty. For those wishing to stretch their legs and enjoy the fresh morning air, there are charming walking trails as well as a lookout tower from which the sights can be taken. Getting to Nagarkot is easy that doesn't take more than two hours by a tourist bus.

Among all the places for mountain viewing around Kathmandu Valley, Nagarkot is usually considered to be the best. The views go from Dhaulagiri in the west to Kanchenjunga in the east. On a clear day, you can see Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha). You can also see Manaslu (8,463m), Ganesh Himal (7,111m), and Langtang (7,246m). Many people go up to Nagarkot in the afternoon, stay in a hotel in Nagarkot, and then get up at dawn to see the Himalaya Mountains during the sunrise.

There is a lookout tower south of the village where you can get a 360º view of the scenery. It is an easy one hour walk from the main hotel area. To get there you have to pass an army checkpoint, and they will only let you pass in the morning. You can go to Nagarkot in the afternoon and stay overnight and view the mountain at sunrise.