Nagarkot, located 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu, is one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise when the weather is clear. Visitors often travel to Nagarkot from Katmandu to spend the night there so that they can then get up early and observe the breathtaking sunrise.
Nagarkot has acquired the fame as one of the best spots to view Mount Everest as well as other snow-topped peaks of the Himalayan range in eastern Nepal. It also offers an excellent view of the lndrawati river valley lying to the east.
With an elevation of 2195 meters, Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Valley and is generally described by visitors as a place whose beauty endures all year round with a harmonious blending of the changing scenery.
Many visitors prefer to visit Nagarkot in the spring when the valleys and dales of the surrounding area break out in a rich kaleidoscope of differently colored flowers. The flowers stand in stark beauty against the serene backdrop of the snow-covered mountains on the horizon.
Ever popular among the tourists are the less-exacting treks and picnics which Nagarkot. Treks from Nagarkot are unique and delightful. For anyone who may want to have an adventure without exerting much effort, a hike to Nagarkot's surrounding areas would be the best option. One can always traverse short distances on trekking trails and come close to nature's wonders such as the outer fringe of verdant forests, flower- covered Himalayan meadows and unusual rock formations.