70. Nagarkot, Nepal
Why Nagarkot, Nepal
Want a closer view of Mt. Everest mountain range? Well, if you head up to Nagarkot, Nepal you’ll get one. At 7,201′ (2,195m) elevation you do get a nice view of the range when standing in the right position. It is quite the journey to get to this area; winding roads, high elevation, its a rush, but the view is worth it.
Nagarkot, Nepal is a small town west of Kathmandu in Nepal.
How To Get Here
There are no trains to Nagarkot. Seat61 does talk about how to get to Kathmandu though from other places by train. After that its necessary to just hire a local driver to take you up the mountain and the winding roads to Nagarkot.
The nearest airport is the Tribhuvan International Airport Kathmandu, Nepal. Then you get driver or rent a car or take a bus. I recommend acquiring a driver.
The following airlines serve the Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM):
Air Arabia (G9), Air Asia X (D7), Air China (CA), Air India (AI),Biman Bangladesh Airlines (BG), Cathay Dragon (KA), China Eastern Airlines (MU), China Southern Airlines (CZ), Druk Air (KB), Etihad Airways (EY), FlyDubai (FZ), IndiGo Airlines (6E), Jet Airways (9W), Korean Airlines (KE), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Nepal Airlines(RA), Oman Air (WY), Qatar Airways (QR), Regent Airways (RX), Sichuan Airlines (3U), SilkAir (MI), Thai Airways (TG), TOR Air (OD) and Turkish Airlines (TK).
You can take a bus to Nagarkot from Kathmandu. It is necessary to stop in Bhaktapur and change buses.
If you are already in the region you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.
Hire A Local
This is the preferred method and the one I used. They know the winding road, so that make it all easier.
Where To Stay
I stayed n Kathmandu, but you can choose to stay in Nagarkot as there are a few places there. It will get cool in the nights so dress appropriately.
==>> You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.
==>>Here are some hotels in Kathmandu.
==>> Try Airbnb.
Where To Eat
Lots of places to find local food; just follow your nose. On the way up, there is a restaurant at the mid way point as well.
==>> You can find a list of restaurants from TripAdvisor here.
What To Do
This is a place to relax and enjoy the outdoors at this elevation. Go hiking and enjoy the surroundings. You should also consider taking a side trip to Bhaktapur, Nepal on the way up too.
==>> Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.
==>> Here are some tours from Viator for Nepal.
Currency:Nepalese Rupee (NPR)