Sankhu is the ancient Newar town located in the north-eastern corner of Kathmandu Valley in about 17 km from the capital city Kathmandu. Before Malla Dynasty in Nepal, Sankhu was said to be a separate kingdom. The historical Durbar square ( Layaku ) has still been preserved. The temple of Bajrayogini(Khadgayogini) is one of identity of Sankhu. It is situated on middle of hill.Located approx. 7000 ft (2000 m) above Sea level and 32 kms from touris hub Thamel, Nagarkot is a world famous hills station commanding breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas, rolling hills, deep valleys, lush pine forests in a quaint rural atmosphere.This is a panoramic Nature trail walk with stunning views of the majestic Himalayan range along with best views of Nature. .
Hiking Theme: Hiking from Sankhu to Nagarkot Hiking Route: Sankhu to Nagarkot Hiking Duration: ~4.5hrs. Hiking Distance: ~12km.Hiking Grade: ~Easy08.00 AM: Drive to Sakhu, 45 minutes by Car.09.00 AM: Hiking start to Nagarkot 3- 4 hours follow off road and climb to Nagarkot (2175m).12.30 to 01.30: PM: Lunch on the way.03.00 To 04.00 PM: Arrive in Nagarkot, take a rest and wait for sunset view.05-06.30: PM: Enjoy the sunset view and take picture.06.30 PM: Drive to Kathmandu by Car 1.30 to 2 hours transfer to hotel Hike from Sankhu to Nagarkot gives opportunity to escape from hassle and bustle of Kathmandu city and relax in beauty of lush hill, panoramic view of mountain and breath a fresh air. Located in just 32 km north-east of Katmandu and hour drive through the windy road situated at 2175 meter from the sea level, Nagarkot is magnificent place to view the panorama of major peaks of eastern Himalaya range including top Mt. Everest on clear days. It is also very stunning to watch sunrise and sunset over Himalayan ranges from NagarkotEarly in the morning, your hiking guide will pick you up in your hotel and drive towards Sankhu village, commencing point of our hiking. While walking, on the way we’ll be enjoying seeing rice fields, forests, observe lifestyle of mainly Newar community people. Upon arriving Nagarkot, we already start viewing mountain and hills. In the evening, we take view of sunset from the view tower then drive back to Kathmandu via Bhaktapur city concluding our hiking program