Nagarkot Sunrise Day Tour begins:
Earliest as 5:30 A.M. drive leads east from Kathmandu city passing high above Bhaktapur city area on winding road to reach at scenic view point hill of Nagarkot. Here, you can catch fantastic sunrise views over chain of Himalayan peaks as far Manalsu-Ganesh-Langtang-Jugal Himal with Gaurishankar. Furthermore,t hese peaks extends towards far east horizon around Everest region.
Enjoy breathtaking panorama of sunrise and mountains in tranquil environment of green forest. With the sunrise, have breakfast on the terraced of a world class restaurant.
From Nagarkot, downhill drive leads to visit at Bhaktapur city. This city is a place of great wonders with many historical and religious magnificent temples and monuments. Which blends well with Hindu and Buddhism religions.
Beside this tour, there is yet another itinerary designed to help you see the mountain range from view point. But you could miss sunrise at the same day. Rather stay that day in Nagarkot and enjoy sunset that day and sunrise next day morning. Enjoy those sunrise and sunset moments with Nagarkot Hiking.
Place of interest around Bhaktapur city:
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Probably world’s best Nepal heritage sites reflects the city’s rich culture, art and architectural design. It is also the central setting of the city for architectural monuments and arts.
Famous golden gate entrance on the main courtyard of the Palace of 55 window. The gate is regarded as the world’s most beautiful and richly carved specimens of its kind.
Bhaktapur Nyatapol Temple:
Highlights of Bhaktapur and landmark Nyatapol Temple, meaning 5 storied temple of 30 meter high. It is the tallest temple of Kathmandu valley.
It was built by King Bhupatindra Malla in 1708 AD. Each of its five terraces holds a pair of figures, starting from bottom wrestlers, elephant, lion, griffins and goddesses.
The Bhaktapur National Art Gallery:
Located within Bhaktapur Durbar Square, treasures rare paintings and manuscripts with painted covers and illustrations are found in this museum. Gallery contains brass, bronze, stone and wooden images of medieval art tradition of Nepal. Gallery is closed on Thursday and public holidays.
Bhairavnath Temple of Bhaktapur:
Originally built as one-story pagoda during King Jagat Jyoti Malla period. Later changed into a three-storey temple in 1718 A.D. by King Bhupatindra Malla. This temple now stands for its artistic grandeur. Bhairavnath temple is dedicated to Lord Bhairab – the god of Terror.
Built in 1427 AD, the temple is said to have been built from a single tree. Visit a monastery having exquisitely carved peacock windows located near the temple area.
Pottery square and market:
Around Bhaktapur there are two main pottery area. The first pottery square is at Suryamadhi, east from Dattarya temple square, oldest pottery square. Another pottery place leads south from the Nyatapol square at Talako’s Potter’s Square. Walk along interesting markets side streets, the pottery is in full blaze. The wide open brick courtyard is a mix of small grey and brownish red clay pots. Where each pot is examined by hand before being turned to face the sun at new angle or dipped into a bucket of colored water.
Observe skilled craftsman on wheels shaping the clay in a finely tuned system of human pottery rotation from past centuries of old tradition.
After a great impressive Bhaktapur and Nagarkot Day Tour, return back to your hotel in Kathmandu. With marvelous grand memories from early morning to late afternoon,enjoy rest of your time in Kathmandu.
We provide comfortable coach and car as per the group size with guide. ( different foreign languages besides English). And good expert driver to take care of you on our day tour.