Arriving at Nagarkot, the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu seemed a million miles away.Set on a ridge at an elevation of 2,195 meters, it is considered one of the most scenic spots in Bhaktapur District.
Nagarkot is surrounded by lush pine forests and has a quaint rural atmosphere, living in a city there is something very special about the smell of pine trees. Strolling through the village and spending time watching the kids trying to fly their home made kites it is not long until you find your body unwinding.
Literature reports that when Punjabi mercenaries were recruited to defend the valley they quickly succumbed to the mountain air proving drunkenly incapable when the Gurkha invaders finally arrived.
Nagarkot offers a panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley as well as being renowned for its sunrise view of the Himalaya including Mount Everest as well as other snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan range of eastern Nepal.
Waking up at a ridiculously early time in hope of catching the sunrise i should have just looked out of my window (without getting out of bed) instead of dragging myself out of bed.The valley was covered in a thick duvet of fog keeping its jewels well and truly hidden. Hugging cups of coffee in a attempt to keep warm fingers were kept crossed but it was not to be. There are times that we should let nature do the talking however this time with the help of modern technology we were able to capture our own sunrise much to the amusement of the hotel staff and other guests.