The only nearest hill station from Kathmandu, the Nagarkot is located about 32km east from the capital. Almost no tourist missed this beautiful landmark while visiting Nepal. I was questioned multiple times from my readers “If there is a tourist bus between Kathmandu and Nagarkot”? If you try to look for an answer online, you will find a mixed result mostly from around 2011-2012.  As of today (15 February 2019), I am here with some recent information about the tourist bus service between Kathmandu and Nagarkot.

In 2011 one of the hotels from Nagarkot started a tourist bus service between Nagarkot and Kathmandu. The service continued until the year 2013. In 2014 they took it down a regular service and decided to run only during the busy season of September to December in autumn and March to May in Spring. In recent years there is no longer a tourist bus service between Kathmandu and Nagarkot.

A majority of tourists would visit Nagarkot as a day trip from Kathmandu, including other cultural world heritage sites such as Bhaktapur, Changunarayan, etc. At the same time, a different visitor has their uniqueness. “One stone two birds” They would probably prefer to include additional activities such as day hiking, or overnight Sunrise sunset hike, etc. Due to the various cause, there was perhaps too little tourist who would only like to go Nagarkot and back to Kathmandu. In the year 2019, this service is no longer available. As I suppose, the company didn’t run very well.

If you wish to travel Nagarkot, you must take a private tour, or the budget options would be a local bus. If you are interested in a private trip to Nagarkot Bhaktapur from Kathmandu, It is available between USD 50-70 for up to 4 people in one car. Besides, if you like to add a night in Nagarkot, it will be roughly 30 for one night two days tour.  You can also tailor-make your plan, including a hike,  guide, accommodation, etc. If you require additional information about the private, please do not hesitate to contact us at –

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Rajendra Khanal (Raj)

Born and raised in Gorkha, Nepal, I am proud to call the Manaslu region my home! I have been in the travel business for over a decade from being assistance guide, leader, to being a manager. And finally today I am the founder of NEST Adventure. So you could say I know my way well enough in the Himalayas, especially in some of the off-the-beaten-trails in Nepal like Manaslu, Kanchenjunga and Mustang!

I am passionate about travelling and I strongly believe that seeing the world shouldn't break the bank (at least not too much!). I have backpacked to over 15 countries in Asia, Central America, USA, Canada, one-third of Europe, the Caribbean Islands, and Latin America.

I studied in the UK and moved to the United States. During that period, I had the opportunity of working with multinational companies which taught me how to deliver quality customer service in the business. As a world travelling backpacker myself, and travel expert for the Nepalese Himalayas, I started writing about my own country. Which I would love to share with you. In case you required free information about Nepal or join a group with our existing departure, (particularly If you are a solo hiker for the restricted area) please do not hesitate to visit my office in Thamel. We are located in the centre of Kathmandu called Thamel. I am happy to share a cup of Nepali tea and free information.

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