Visit to Sankhu & Hike to Nagarkot:
Sankhu, situated at the riverbank of Shalinadi (River), is the oldest urban centre of the valley, believed to have been established in 1299Bc. It is very famous for the artistic temple of Bajra Jogini, the town’s guardian goddess.
Sankhu, is mostly a settlement of Newari Peoples, old Newari Culture and traditions and the name itself Sankhu derived from the original Newar language Sakwo: means the settlement next to the Tibet. As the name suggests, it was once a small but vibrant Newar city before it lost its prominence as the trade.
Nagarkot is a famous hill station which is 32kms eastern side of Kathmandu Valley. It is situated at the altitude of 2170m, and its offer the great views of eastern Himalayan range, Gauri Shanker, Langtang, Jugal Himal, etc.
The sunset and sunrise view of great Himalayan range are stunning, and the great views of the green valleys, lower hills villages, farming lands, terraces are seen in 360 degree views which is just an impressive.
Morning we pick up you from your hotel at 8:00 AM, then drive to Sankhu which is approx. of 1 hours’ drive from Kathmandu Valley. Once get off, we will visit this newari city with Salinadi and Bajra Yogini Temple, the local newari town then continue our walking to the eastern all along the way traversed many patches of jungles, uphill trail through scattered local/mountain villages and farmlands to Nagarkot, this hike would mostly takes minimum of 3 and half to 4 hours.
Afternoon, Lunch at Nagarkot, then visit to the Nagarkot Tower, from here, one could see the breath-taking views of the major Himalayan peaks of Nepal like Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, sisa pagma, Choyu, Gauri Shankar, etc. On a clear crystal day, one can even see the tip of Mt. Everest (8848 m) range.
Evening with sunset views with the great Himalayan range then will drive back to Kathmandu in the evening.
Option of good hotels in Nagarkot for overnight is very much available, and among of them, Hotel Club Himalaya, Fort Resort, Country Villa, View Point are the comfort hotels at this hill top for the relaxing overnight.