Nagarkot and Pokhara Himalayan Sunrise Tour - 5 days

Nagarkot and Pokhara Himalayan Sunrise Tour - 5 days

Enjoy breathtaking Himalayan sunrises with our Nagarkot and Pokhara Himalayan Sunrise Tour. Third Rock Adventures will take you to Nagarkot and Sarangkot, the two most popular viewpoints offering incredible views of the Himalayan mountains.

You will get to savor panoramic views of the Himalayas without taking an arduous trek in the mountains. A tour of the popular tourist sightseeing spots of Pokhara and Kathmandu is also included.

From Kathmandu, you take a scenic drive to Nagarkot, a hill station located at the top of a forested hill. You will get to experience the amazing sunrise and sunset that Nagarkot is famous for. Surrounded by nature and traditional farms, it is the perfect getaway to relieve stress.

A flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara offers a splendid aerial view of the Annapurna Range. Take an early morning drive to Sarangkot viewpoint for a gorgeous Himalayan sunrise view. The sight of the snow-covered Machhapuchre(Fishtail Peak),  Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and numerous other peaks glowing as the sun rises is sure to keep you mesmerized.

Nagarkot and Pokhara Himalayan Sunrise Tour are ideal for family holidays, elderly tourists, couples, and vacationers on a short holiday, who want to experience Himalayan views and nature without exhausting themselves.

How Much Does This Trip Cost?

The trip's price depends on the type of services chosen by our clients and the group size. The cost of each trip we organize is different because we see travelers as individuals having their own particular needs and preferences.

Get ready for an incredible journey tailored to your interests and preferences, whether you're looking for a budget-friendly adventure or a luxurious getaway. Leave the planning to us as we take care of all the details, ensuring your dream trip becomes a reality. You can relax and focus on creating unforgettable memories that will stay with you forever.

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Trip Highlights

  • Panoramic Himalayan sunrise from Nagarkot and Sarangkot
  • Opportunity to view the Himalayan mountains without trekking
  • Visit the cultural landmarks of Kathmandu city
  • Boating in Phewa Lake and sightseeing in Pokhara

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights
Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m/4600ft) and drive to Nagarkot (2,175m/7,136ft) – 1 hour drive
Day 2 Sunrise view from Nagarkot and Fly to Pokhara (822m/2,697ft) - 1 hour drive and 25 minutes flight
Day 3 Drive to Sarangkot Viewpoint (1,600m/5,249ft) for sunrise view followed by Sightseeing Tour
Day 4 Fly to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,600ft) and Sightseeing Tour
Day 5 Depart Kathmandu from Nepal

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu (1400m/4600ft) and drive to Nagarkot (2,175m/7,136ft) – 1 hour drive

Once you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you complete the immigration process and head out to the terminal. Our guide will meet you and drive you to Nagarkot.

Leaving the busy highway of Kathmandu, the driver takes the path leading to Nagarkot. Nagarkot lies about 32 kilometers east of the city. From central Kathmandu, it takes around one and a half hours to reach the resort town. The road weaves past forests and farms. It is a peaceful ride filled with awesome views of villages and green hills.

After arriving in Nagarkot, you will be driven to your hotel, where you check-in and relax. Later you can explore the town a bit or chill out at your hotel.

Overnight in Nagarkot.

Day 2
Sunrise view from Nagarkot and Fly to Pokhara (822m/2,697ft) - 1 hour drive and 25 minutes flight

View from Nagarkot View from Nagarro's hilltop

Wake up early in the morning and enjoy a beautiful sunrise over the mountains. The landscape looks like a painting as the sun rises, lighting up the hills and valleys.

Nagarkot's hilltop location makes it an excellent viewpoint. In winter, one can see the Himalayan range stretching on the horizon. On a clear day, one can even spot the summit of Mount Everest. 

After breakfast, you will be driven to the domestic airport in Kathmandu to catch your flight to Pokhara. During the thirty-minute flight, you can enjoy amazing views of the snowcapped mountains - Annapurna, Machhapuchhre or Fishtail Peak, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu.

Our guide will drive you to your hotel on arrival. No activity is planned for today. You can explore the lakeside area on your own in the evening. The scene at the lakeside turns lively and fun at dusk.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 3
Drive to Sarangkot Viewpoint (1,600m/5,249ft) for sunrise view followed by Sightseeing Tour

Sunrise from Sarangkot Sunrise from Sarangkot

You head out to the viewpoint at Sarangkot quite early in the morning, when it's still dark. The view of the mist-covered Pokhara Valley and the snow-covered mountains glowing in the morning sun's light is simply breathtaking.

Take pictures and soak in the view before heading back to Pokhara. Your sightseeing tour begins after breakfast. You get to visit Davis Falls, Gupteshwar Cave, and International Mountain Museum. You also get to ride on a wooden boat at the Phewa Lake and visit the small island with the Tal Barahi Temple.

Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 4
Fly to Kathmandu (1,400m/4,600ft) and Sightseeing Tour

Bouddhanath Boudhanath Stupa - Buddhist pilgrimage site and one of the seven cultural heritage sites protected by UNESCO.

You leave Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu. After landing at the domestic airport, you begin your sightseeing tour.

Your guide will take you first to Pashupatinath Temple, one of the holiest shrines dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is an ancient Hindu temple and a protected world heritage site. If you are a Hindu, you can enter the temple; if not, you can get a close-up view of the temple from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. The Arya Ghat, or the Hindu cremation site, lies on the other side of the river, and you can observe the funeral rites performed by the relatives of the deceased.

Next, you will visit Boudhanath Stupa, a Buddhist pilgrimage site and one of the seven cultural heritage sites protected by UNESCO in the city. Lastly, head to Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the ancient Hanuman Dhoka Palace, Kumari Bahal(residence of the Living Goddess), and temples. The sprawling palace complex is also a world heritage site.

Overnight in Kathmandu.    

Day 5
Depart Kathmandu from Nepal

Third Rock Adventures will arrange an airport drop-off for you. If you want to stay on and experience more adventures in Nepal, do let us know. We will help you plan another exciting and fulfilling experience.

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Latest Trip Reviews

Travel experiences of our clients who recently returned from their trips.

George Woods
flagsUnited States of America
Apr 11, 2022

Nagarkot and Sarankot trip

Had an early morning view from Sarankot and Nagarkot. Annapurna range, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri and other peaks were clearly visible under clear weather. Pokhara is a lovely place to hangout. I loved Pokhara., While Kathmandu is a bit chaotic for sure.
Aleta Orosco
Mar 27, 2022

Himalayan Sunrise

Finally I checked off Nagarkot from My Nepal-travel list. I am grateful to Naba and his team for this wonderful trip. both Nagarkot and Sarankot are the best viewpoint to enjoy Hiamlayan views. My guide was helpful and friendly. I enjoyed a lot from the very beginning.

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