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Nagarkot was a place for the royals of Nepal to escape the scorching heat of summer and a hectic city life. In the 60’s explorers would battle the shivering winds and sleepless nights to see the stupendous sunrise and sunsets. Today, still people from all over World, from different walks of life, travel to Nagarkot, to enjoy the picturesque rural scenery of terraced rice fields, green pastures, the sunrise and sunsets. Nagarkot is situated 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2175m above the sea level. It is famous for the panoramic view of Everest (8848m), Manaslu (8163m), Ganesh Himal (7134m) and Numbur (6957m). A motorbike road linked Nagarkot with Bhaktapur; however, trekking is equally enjoyable. It is one of the most scenic spots of Bhaktapur district and is renowned for its spectacular sunrise views of the Himalaya when the weather is clear. Visitors often travel to Nagarkot from Kathmandu to spend the night sothat they can be there for the breathtaking sunrise. It has become famous as one of the best spots to view Mt. Everest as well as other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan ranges of eastern Nepal. It also offers an excellent views of the Indrawati river valley to the east. Nagarkot also offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu valley and is described by visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round.

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