Sankhu Nagarkot Day Hiking

Sankhu Village

Sankhu Nagarkot Day Hiking is the day trip from Kathmandu exploring the beautiful Newari village to panoramic Himalayan hilltop Nagarkot.

The hiking trail takes you to the Sankhu, the ancient and historical Newari village on the eastern part of Kathmandu Valley. It was a separate kingdom before Malla Dynasty and historical palace has still been preserved. The Bajrayogini (Khadgayogini) temple is the main attraction of Sankhu.

Best Time to Visit Sankhu Nagarkot

The best time to hike sankhu Nagarkot is from October to November and March to May. During this time, you can see rhododendron forest blooming red. Witness the festival; explore culture, green vegetation and wild fauna during autumn and spring.


At 9:00 am drive to Sankhu from your hotel. The hiking starts from Sankhu along the paved road to Dhalanko. The trail follows the small Newari village. Explore the lifestyle of local people, their cattle and vegetable farm and rice paddy fields.

Witness the Panchmeshwori Temple at the side of Salinadi River – the Holy River popularly visited on Swasthani Bratha Katha festival.

After the village, you will hike through the oak and pine trees jungle reaching Kartike Bhanjyang. Keep following the trail to reach to the final destination Nagarkot.

After reaching Nagarkot, enjoy the local dish Dal Bhat and rest. After the lunch time, hike up to view tower, explore the Himalayan snow-capped peaks, Kathmandu valley and nearby villages.

Stay up to evening for beautiful sunset views and drive back to Kathmandu.

Guide and Porter during Hiking

A professional government licensed tour guide will assist you on the trail to Sankhu Nagarkot Hiking. He/she will explain about the history, cultural aspects, wild vegetation and animals, places to visit and things to do during the trail. We are sure; you will enjoy your trip with our experienced Sankhu Nagarkot hiking guide.

Places to Visit

Sankhu – The Historical Newari Village

Sankhu is a small village situated at the northern eastern of Kathmandu valley. It was then the trade route to Lhasa, China. Sankhu town has five historical gates till date among other 8 gates. Sankhu is famous for Bajrayogini – the temple of Buddhist goddess.

Nagarkot – The Hilltop destination

Nagarkot is the best hiking destination near Kathmandu Valley. Situated 32 km away from Kathmandu, Nagarkot offers village exploration, Himalayan views and hilltop views.

Transportation during Sankhu Nagarkot Hiking

The transportation we use will be on the basis of group size.

Group Size Vehicles
1-2 Private A/C Car
3-6 Private Jeep
7-14 Private Hiace
15- 30 Sutlej Bus

How to book Sankhu Nagarkot Day hiking trip?

Sankhu Nagarkot Day hiking is most frequently organized trip of Treks Booking throughout the year. This is the best option to enjoy culture, nature with Himalayan views.

Contact Treks Booking sales team for booking the trip. Get 20% discount for groups (min. 10 – max 30 persons) , elderly people, honeymoon couples and students.

Sankhu Nagarkot Hiking Cost

The trip cost depends upon the group size and services used. Please contact our sales team for more details.

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