How can Nagarkot be described?
A hub for vacation goers? A stop for trekking lovers? A home for tranquil
Well, in a nutshell, Nagarkot is a popular destination that many people visit
to stretch their arms wide and relax in front of the rising and the setting
It is also best known for the splendid panoramic view it provides of not only
the hills of the Kathmandu valley but also of the great Himalayan range
(including 8848 Mt. Everest peak! if the weather's right).
Look outside your window from your cozy hotel room or reach the top of the
historic view tower, just make sure you look at the sky before the sun glares
at you! The Himalayas and the hills slowly come in the limelight as the red
sun peeps through the sky and turns into a golden treasure - and this very
sight has won hearts of many. Hence, you see Nagarkot on every person's Bucket
List. The place's popularity is best explained by the ample number of lodges
and the ample number of visitors you will find here everyday!
Rewinding back, Nagarkot has been always a preferred place for splendid views.
The royal families and their royal guests came here occasionally at their
summer retreat to witness the great Himalayas and the golden sun. In fact,
long ago, Nagarkot, due to the unobstructed view it provides, used to be a
strategic spot where army forts stood to keep an eye on neighboring kingdoms.
Hence, it is called Nagarkot which literally means 'City Fort'. To add more to
the views Nagarkot offers, it is said that even Lord Manjushree chose to stand
atop this place to view the valley and pick the right spot to cut a gorge! Hm,
Nagarkot must be the best spot in Kathmandu to view the sun, valley and the