Sankhu Nagarkot Day Hike
Sankhu Nagarkot 1 Day hike is a perfect way to explore the natural setting of the Himalayan panorama surrounding Kathmandu. Explore exclusive mountain scenery from Everest to Kanchenjunga, Annapurna Range, Jugal Range, Langtang range as well as the Ganesh Himal range from atop the tower in Nagarkot. Explore it all starting from the ancient Newar town of Sankhu and make this hike a memorable one.
Start off the panoramic nature trail walk through Sankhu and explore sparkling snow covered peak and the freshness of dense pine forests. Reach Nagarkot to breathe in the alluring views of mountain peaks and explore the views of the red sun, setting over the snow-clad peaks of the Himalayas.
One Day Hike: Kathmandu to Sankhu drive and hike to Nagarkot. 3 - 4 Hrs. (2175m) waiting to sunset view at top of Nagarkot view tower and after sunset view drive back to kathmandu. (1336m)
What is Included?
- Airport pick up and drop by private /car/van/bus/
- Park entry permits.
- All your standard meals while in the hiking (Breakfasts and Lunch) with cup of tea or coffee a day.
- Tea house accommodation during the trips.
- Friendly English speaking guide.
- Accommodation, Food, Salary, Insurance, and Medicine for all staff.
- Porter service (1 porter between 2 person basis)
- Medical Kit.
- Tour certificate.
- Company Duffel bag and a hiking t-shirt.
- Transportation Kathmandu – Sankhu drop and Nagarkot to Kathmandu pickup by private vehicle.
- All government and local taxes.
What is not Included?
- Any food and accommodation during your stay in Kathmandu.
- Travel medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
- Nepal entry visa fee. International air fare.
- personal equipment.
- Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)
- Personal expenses such as: Alcoholic beverages, hot shower, water bottle, cold drinks, hot water, battery charge, donation.
Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include' section.
Sun hat / warm fleece hat / Sunglasses / Head torch / headband
Few pair of T-shirt / Cotton t-shirt / Light thermal / leggings
Fleece jacket / down jacket
Light weight walking pant / Hiking Shorts / Under garments
Inner Socks / Thick warm wool hiking socks / Comfortable Hiking boots / Sandals
Fleece Gloves / waterproof wind fleece gloves
Sleeping bag liner / Pancho rain cover / Trekking poles / Headlamps and spare batteries / camera batteries with chargers / watch with light alarm / Water bottle or Camel bag / money belt / Dry Packs
Toiletries and Personal Hygiene:
Shampoo / conditioner
Tooth brush and paste / Face and body moisturizer
Nail clippers file / Clothes washing shop
Toilet paper you can by more on a trek / hand sanitizer / Sunscreen / body high UV Protection.
See yours doctor for complete travel medical include High altitude medicine Diamox.
When trekking or hiking please don’t hesitate to ask out local guide while you're traveling regarding the amazing history and culture of Nepal. If you have any question's we are always happy to answer!
We trek per day between 4 to 8 hours its depending on the walk, we can always tailor the date to you and your needs. Whilst trekking with Happyland Treks we must try to drink 3 to 4 liters water per day. Water is known to help when combating mountain altitude sickness.
During the trek almost every village you will have mineral water bottle, purified drinking water. When trekking you will go through terrain that can be flat, downhill uphill and at points with lots of stairs. We are always there to help and support you and your journey.
Learning about local culture and their people.
Mountain Altitude Sickness can affect anyone above 3000 meters. Altitude Sickness affects people regardless of sex. age and fitness. If you are showing signs of mountain altitude sickness your safety is our first priority and we will facilitate you getting down as fast as possible. We suggest prior to trekking to ensure you are in good health and have consulted with your GP. It is recommended prior to departing walking training is done so you have the most enjoyable time whilst trekking. Please don’t hesitate ask more.
ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS!
Many people suffer from mild symptoms of AMS (ACCUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
A light headache, loss of appetite and disturbed sleep may occur when suffering from AMS. If you experience any of these symptoms do not continue ascend. Instead, stay where you are or go down to acclimatize.
Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema (swelling of the brain)
Hape – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (fluids in the lungs)
Persistent severe headache, difficulty breathing, confused thinking, loss of appetite, rapid breathing or breathlessness at rest, vomiting, coughing up pink, brown or white sputum, sound of liquid in the lungs, blueness of face and lips, severe lethargy (not wanting to do anything), persistent bubbling cough, or persistent increased heart rate (110 per minute)
Prevention:- Drink plenty of water (not alcoholic beverage) and eat fruit - especially when crossing high pass.
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"Short Hike Nagarkot"
Among all the amazing day hikes that the valley of Kathmandu has to offer, walking from Sankhu to Nagarkhot has been my favorite, mostly because the sunset on the tower is a breathtaking view. Nagarkhot is famous for its sunrise and sunset view for a good reason, and after a few hours of walk, it has been a great reward.
"Great Hiking Kathmandu "
The sunrise in Nagarkhot is one of the best view in the Kathmandu valley, and is of course worth waking up early. Instead of going with a car, we walked there, visiting beautiful little villages and enjoying the view on the mountain. I don’t think I would have appreciated the view that much if I had taken a car instead of walking, so I am thankful to Happyland treks for this short but intense adventure.