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Things to do in Nagarkot : For active travellers

Nagarkot is a rocking hiking and biking destination. You will find both action and relaxation here. Explore the most beautiful trails in a natural setting of uplifting beauty with wide variety of day trips. Enjoy your refreshing holidays in peaceful seclusion and breathtaking natural scenery in Nagarkot by hiking and biking. Majestic snow capped peaks, verdant valleys, idyllic villages are waiting for you.




For your gentle reminder, please do download the MAPS.ME here in Play Store or Apple Store to navigate the hiking trails.






Here are some inspirations for you:

1. Nagarkot Panoramic Hiking Trail With Inspiring Views




Ideal for acclimatization before heading to the trekking. Nature walk with stunning mountain views + Fresh Mountain air + Serene atmosphere. Good 3 -3.5 hrs with around 12 km hike. This hike includes Nagarkot Nature Trail + Village Walk (starting from kartike village) + Panoramic Hiking Trail with 180 degree views of the stunning landscapes with lush greenery.




First Part (Nature Walk)
You will start this trail with quiet walk inside the pine trees where you can enjoy the freshness of nature and take lots of mountain oxygen. The initial Nature Trail is a lovely walk through a dense coniferous forest. Second Part (Village Walk) After you will complete the nature trail, you will reach Kartike village from where you can see the mountain villages perched on the hill with terraced farmlands and if the weather is clear, you will be awarded with the stunning himalayan views.


Third Part (Panoramic Trail)
The second part of hike starts from kartike VILLAGE and ends at dhanda gaun VILLAGE (gaun means village in nepali). When you reach dhanda gaun village, you need to turn righwhere your landmark should be a school with blue color roof. from that school, it's a good uphill walk around 5 minutes. From there you need to turn left with a very inspiring views of the rolling hills and villages. You will make one whole loop of the village. It is around 12 km hike and it is very very beautiful time in nature in quiet and peace.




Note:
It is a very safe and secure hiking which can be done with or without guide. however it is HIGHLY recommended to download the MAPS.ME in Android Play or Apple Store.





Time Duration: 3.5 hours
Distance: Approx. 12 km
Level: medium

Recommended For: Outdoor enthusiasts, Nature lovers, family travellers to get a taste of trekking in the mountains.

Download the GPS file here and open with maps.me




2. Nagarkot Everest View Paragliding




Paragliding from Nagarkot is an awe inspiring experience ranging from adrenaline pumping twists & turns to a truly relaxing experience floating above the stunning wilderness and scenery of the himalayas, forests, verdant valleys and mongolian villages.

Unforgettable flights amid the breathtaking mountain landscape are available from take off zone. Ascend wonderful thermals for unique cross-country flights.Breathtaking views and an adrenaline rush are guaranteed!

Participants get to enjoy a safe and exhilarating flight, adapted to their needs, with an experienced paragliding pilot. Sailing through the air, you fly past majestic peaks. As a passenger, you need no previous experience; you are given a few instructions and then a few steps later you lift off with your pilot. Getting an unusual bird's eye view of the unique Himalayan panorama is sure to make you forget everything else for a while!

We take a 10-15 min jeep ride from Nagarkot to Lapsiphedi 1905 M surrounded by lovely hills and mountains. This is where we begin the unforgettable adventure. From here we can see some of the highest mountains in the world.

Soar high up in the sky with the bird eye’s view looking at these stunning 6,000 m +, 7000m+, 8000m+  peaks. Feel the cool breeze while you fly in the tranquil surroundings.
Take off Site :Lapsifedi (1905m)
Landing Site: 1307 m, 5 Km from take off site
Operational Hours :Everyday we start from 8:00 am to 11:30 pm
Flight Type: We offer: a) Normal 20-30 minutes tandem flight b) 40-60 minutes Cross country tandem flight
Best stuffs for Paragliding: Sports Shoes, long trousers, gloves, sunglasses, t-shirts & wind proof jacket
It is around 7 km away from nagarkot and guests can enjoy the paragliding from 8:00 am to 3:00 PM depending on the weather. The best time to visit is from mid September till April.For reservation: peacefulcottage@hotmail.com or pcottage@gmail.com Mobile: CARON 9851192617

3. Nagarkot 360 View Tower + Village hiking trail




Energy boostingmood enhancingoxygen deliveringstress relieving walk in Nature. Ideal for acclimatization before heading for trekking or for those who want a gentle stroll with Himalayan views without staircase.


Scenic uphill walk to the 360 view tower with an elevation gain of 200m from where you can relish the unparalleled Himalayan vistas, 5 out of 8 highest peaks of Nepal can been seen from here in a crystal clear day along with lots of 7000’s meter and 6000’s meter high peak. Then, you will pass through a serene walk inside pine forest with occasional bird watching opportunity as well.There is also a monastery inside the forest for Buddhist retreat though permission required to enter. After the end of pine forest, you will encounter a cross road leading to different places. You need to go straight towards a temple of ganesh and then turn left.


The trail will firstly passes through small bush followed by two countryside villages of thakurigaun and gurung gaun. Gaun means village in Nepal before returning back to town. Third part of the hike passes through the wonderful trail passing through different villages commanding unobstructed views of rolling hills, verdant valleys, lush forests, snowcapped himalayas. Very therapeutic experience with green escape in Nature which we call it Nature therapy.



Time: 3 hours        Distance: 10 km                    Level: Medium 
Point of interest: view tower, pine forests, mountain views, villages. ((Highly recommended for families with children as well.))


Download the GPS file here for Nagarkot view tower Hiking Trail + village walk (SHORTER VERSION) and for LONGER VERSION, GPS FILE HERE.




3. Nagarkot buddha peace garden + Village hiking



The first part of the walk will pass through traditional villages with terraced farming where you can see the countryside lifestyle. You can also see the kathmandu valley and shivapuri national park from this hiking trail. After walking for about 45 minutes passing through sunrise hotel, few Charming home stays where you can pose for a while for herbal tea and om shanti meditation center, you will see a very nice statue of Buddha in a nice garden posing Infront of green jungle. After spending few time admiring the beauty, you can return back to the town of Nagarkot from another side of village to make one complete loop. 


The second part of the trail passing back to town passes through two villages gauri gaun and bakri gaun and lots of farmlands. Depending the seasons of the year, you can see different crops and vegetables planted in the agriculture land. The last part of the trail is an uphill walk back to town. Its a very refreshing walk with nice Himalayan views as well. This hike can be done whole year around.





Level: Medium
Distance: 8 km
Time duration: 2h30
Point of interest: villages, farmlands, Buddha statue
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