Nagarkot is a village in central Nepal, near the Kathmandu Valley's rim. It's famous for its panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest to the northeast, which are especially beautiful at sunrise and sunset. The adjacent scrubland is crisscrossed with trails and is home to a plethora of butterflies. To the west is the historic, pagoda-style Changunarayan Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage destination devoted to Vishnu.

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Is Nagarkot worth visiting?

Nagarkot is absolutely one of the best hill stations in the Kathmandu Valley, offering panoramic views of mountain ranges, including the world's tallest mountain peak, Everest.

Should I visit Nagarkot or Sarangkot for the best Himalayan views?

It's a great question, not a dumb one! Both Nagarkot and Sarangkot offer stunning Himalayan vistas, but they showcase different ranges.

  • Sarangkot: This viewpoint near Pokhara is ideal for witnessing the majestic Annapurna range, including the iconic Fishtail Peak (Machapuchare).
  • Nagarkot: Located closer to Kathmandu, Nagarkot boasts panoramic views of various Himalayan ranges, with a chance of spotting Mount Everest on clear days.

Ultimately, the best choice depends on which mountains you'd most like to see and your travel plans.

What is the elevation of Nagarkot?

Nagarkot, a popular tourist destination outside the Kathmandu Valley, sits at a high altitude of 2,175 metres above sea level.

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