Best Of Nagarkot Local Culture 3 days

  • Covid-19 Safe
  • Shared tour
  • Solo friendly
  • Eco Responsible

Nagarkot is well known as a tourist destination for admiring the views across the panorama of the Himalayas. However here you are away from the crowds and see another side of life in the Kathmandu Valley. You are welcomed by your host family, and have the chance to get to know their family members and share in their meals and lifestyle. You are shown the local temples and admire the Himalayas from another perspective with your local guide.

This package is ideal for anyone who does not mind up to 2-3 hours very easy hiking. No previous experience of yoga is required and complete beginners are very welcome.

Day 1 Kathmandu - Nagarkot

Your homestay is about two hours’ drive from Kathmandu. When you arrive you will be welcomed to the family home by your host. You will be taken for a walk to explore the village and surrounding area.

In the evening you will be shown how to cook Nepali dal bhat and your hosts will explain more about the spices that they use. Many, like turmeric are grown in their gardens.

Day 2 Nagarkot

Admiring the sunrise is what most people come to Nagarkot for. After an early morning wake up call, some tea and a light snack for breakfast you walk a short way up to the viewpoint where you can admire the sunrise over the Himalayas. Here too is a fascinating little temple where you will see local people coming to worship.

You will have the opportunity to take a yoga class that is run by one of the brothers of the families from the our community. Here your session will be held where you can also enjoy the view of the hills around you.

Returning to your family homestay for brunch, you then go to explore the nearby forest and waterfalls with your guide.

Day 3 Hike to Changu Narayan Temple (2-3 hrs) - Bhaktapur - Kathmandu

After your last session of yoga you join your family for breakfast. You then hike down to Changu Narayan Temple, about 8 kilometres down from your homestay.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site and said to be the oldest temple in Nepal, it has a shrine dating back to 325AD. It is dedicated to Lord Visnu and was reconstructed in 1702 after a devastating fire. As well as the main temple there are numerous shrines at the premises dedicated to Lord Shiva, Ashta Matrika, Chhinnamasta, Kileshwor and Krishna. Life-size pairs of animals such as lions, sarabhas, griffins and elephants guard the four entrances. There are a number of festivals celebrated here such as Changu Narayan Jatra (January) which is marked by smashing earthen pots to halt the journey of the deities from returning to Bhaktapur. Mahashanan is another important festival held here and on the days of ‘Jugadi Nawami’ and ‘Haribodhini Ekadashi’ special pujas can be observed, though every day there are daily pujas and ‘aarati’ a Hindu religious ritual of worship, where light (usually from a flame) is offered to one or more deities in the temple.

You are then transferred to Bhaktapur which is just a few kilometres away to explore this ‘must see’ UNESCO World Heritage Site. You are then transferred back to Kathmandu where your trip ends.

What's included

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  • Guide
  • Cooking class
  • 2 yoga sessions
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation with full board


  • Personal expenses
  • Any entry fees


Available in


Available for

Students, Adults, Seniors

Departure & Return

Start city: Kathmandu , Nepal

Pick up times available: 8:00

Pick up location: Traditional Comfort - A Boutique Hotel, Krishna Pauroti, Kamalpokhari Street, Kathmandu

Ends at: Bhaktapur Durbar Square

Nearest airport: Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM)

Covid-19 measures

  • Contactless payments for add-ons
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

We are Eco Responsible:

  • Eco-friendly accommodation
    Eco-friendly accommodation
    Most of accommodation is provided in indigenous or local community or eco-lodge
  • Eco-friendly meals
    Eco-friendly meals
    Meal(s) in restaurant or snack(s) that is produced using locally sourced products, saving energy, recycling, biodegradable cleaning products, saving water resources etc.
  • Education & exploration
    Education & exploration
    The product is educational rather than entertainment focused - it respects and gives insight into local traditions and/or environment
  • Interaction with locals or nature
    Interaction with locals or nature
    The major part of the tour is spent on interacting with local communities, their representative(s) (other than guides) or observing the nature or animals without disturbing their natural habitat and environment
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Local or indigenous tour guide(s)

Cancellation policy

0% cancellation fee - 7 days or more before the travel date
50% cancellation fee - between 3-6 days before the travel date
100% cancellation fee - between 0-2 days before the travel date

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from $214 per person