Standing at 2195 meters above the sea level, Nagarkot is one of the most beautiful hill stations lies within the Kathmandu valley. It is known for a beautiful sunrise view of the Himalayan including Mt Everest as well as other surrounding Himalayan ranges of eastern Nepal. Nagarkot also offers the panoramic views of Kathmandu valley. The surrounding beauty of the place makes this hill station popular hiking route of the tourist.
Nagarkot provides the best view of the Himalayans by being within the Kathmandu valley which includes the Annapurna ranges, Manaslu ranges, Ganesh Himal ranges, Langtang Himal, Jugal ranges, Mahalangur ranges (Everest ranges), Numbur ranges with the breathtaking views of Kathamndu valley and Shivapuri National Park.
Hiking to the Nagarkot also offers you with the sunrise and sunset view with night stay facilities. many visitors stay overnight and early morning enjoy the sunrise view over the snowy mountains. There are also many other hiking activities that you can do while hiking Nagarkot.
The short hike to the Nagarkot can be very fruitful for those who are an active adventure lover.
Standing at 1500 meter above the sea level. Dhulikhel is another most beautiful hill station lies within the Kathmandu valley. This place is very famous as a well-preserved Newari town, best for the hiking and biking and amazing backdrop mountain views. It is also an amazing mountain drive to Namobuddha. It takes around 2-3 hours to hike in the top hill station.
During the Hike to Dhulikhel, you will enjoy the peace and calm trip with the amazing views of surrounding, mountains views and breathtaking nature peace to calm your mind and soul. Best hiking place with other fun activities like enjoying the chirping sounds of the birds, enjoying flora and fauna views of the Gosaikunda forest hill. During the hike, one gets to enjoy the beautiful sceneries around the hills. You can catch the bus from Ratnapark, you will be drop to your destination. This place is also famous for hiking through the 1000 stone steep. This hill station is also famous picnic spots to enjoy the surrounding views
Hiking to this station, you will get to enjoy the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains. There are many temples which reflect the old tradition and culture. The temples including Lord Krishna, Harisiddhi, Narayan Bhagwati and many more.
The place to visit in the Dhulikhel hill station is Namobuddha, Kathmandu fun valley, Panauti and so on.
Chandragiri Hill Station
Chandragiri Hill Station is the attractive viewpoint which lies within the Kathmandu valley. Resting at an altitude of 2551 meters, it is one of the newly introduced hill stations in Nepal and offers the panoramic views of the Kathmandu valley and its surrounding nature.
Hiking to this hill station fell off getting a glimpse of the Whole Nepal from the top. You can reach the top by hiking around 2-3 hours or also you can enjoy the cable car ride. there you can see the beautiful statue of King Prithvi Narayan Shaha, temples and the perfect rest spots, parks from the children, fun activities like horse riding for the adults and many more.
Some Famous Hill Station Outside Kathmandu Valley:
Daman Hill station
Daman is the beautiful tourist attraction of Nepal which is southeast to Kathmandu valley. Standing at 2322 meters above the sea level, Daman contains the amazing Everest panoramic resort with the helipad and offer the beautiful scenery to enjoy the peace of nature for those who want to get rid out of the hustling and bustling life of the city.
During winter, hiking to the Daman hill station will be very fruitful, as snowfall occurs in the hills, augmenting the beauty of the villages. You will also get to see the beautiful Risheshow Mahadev Temples. There is also a beautiful botanical garden- which is one of the biggest and the oldest botanical garden in Nepal. With the different kinds of blooms rhododendrons, hiking to the Daman hill station is worthy, with a lifetime experience of encountering the views of the world iconic peak-Mt Everest in very shorts periods.
It is also famous tourist spots around the places. As you are interested, this hike can be a day trip as well as 2-3 days trip. There are good accommodation facilities as there are so many hotels, lodges, resorts with pretty affordable prices.
Kakani Hill Station
Kakani is another beautiful location to view the mountain scenery. It takes around 2-hour drive from capital city-Kathmandu.
Hiking to this hill stops you will get to see the beautiful landscapes of central Nepal, majestic snow-capped mountain extended from Ganesh Himal to the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. There is also unusual views of the mountain scenery with the beautiful environment of the lower valley. The rhododendrons growing in the mountain slopes begin to blooms in the late winter and stay blooms for the several months, gives the village and surrounding area more charms and beautiful.
Bhedetar Hill Station
Bhedetar is the beautiful tourist spot and attractive small hill station which lies in Dhankuta district, the eastern part of Nepal and nearest to Dharan which is only 16 kilometres away. This hill station is famous for its unpredictable weather- i.e after a few moments it hides in the blanket of thick fogs and another moment it reveals itself. Hiking to Bhedetar, it offers the visit to Namaste waterfalls, beautiful traditional villages. You can also enjoy the flag hill hiking from here.
Bhedetar hill station is the famous hiking spots in Nepal as it is listed in top 12 best hill station in Nepal.
Bandipur Hill Station
Bandipur is another attractive hill station which lies in Tanahu District of Nepal. This hill station is in medium elevation but also offer the excellent views of the snow-capped mountains including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal and other surrounding snowy peaks.
With the easy availability, beautiful nature and traditional villages make this small town very attractive to the visitors.
Bandipur is also one of the attractive tourist spots for those who are looking for the amazing nature view and beauty. The saved Newari architecture of their houses is the major beauty of these places as in the other villages it would have been replaced by the faceless modern types. The various Newari and Magar festival which is still practice can be of interest to the visitors.
Spending the night in this town means, you will get to see the many houses have been turned into boarding houses due to the distance and poor accessibility and many Magar and Gurung men serve as Gurkha soldiers.
Jomsom Hill Station
Jomsom Hill Station is also popular hill Station in Nepal and also it is the starting point of the beautiful trekking route in the Upper Mustang and Manang. The diverse landscapes and the culture found in the places give the marvellous insight into the way of life of Nepali people of various ethnic groups. The highlight of hiking to this hill station is enjoying the views of the deepest gorge in the world carved by the Kali Gandaki rivers.
View of the Muktinath- the famous pilgrimage site for the Hindus( a sacred place for salvation)- as well as Buddhists. It is believed that bathing in the water here guarantees salvation after death.
The hill station of Jomsom offers the backdrop views of the amazing Dhaulagiri ranges, giant Annapurna and Nilgiri, with the beautiful Town of Mustang, desert views of the surrounding and many more. Embrace a wide range of terrain from subtropical jungle to high as well as dry landscapes.
Jomsom is the part of the Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Foothill, it means you will see the many trekkers on your way, you can share your experience with them.
Poon Hill Station
Ghorepani Poon Hill is one of the popular as well as beautiful hill station of Nepal which lies in the Annapurna ranges, best for those who are looking for the short days hiking with the beautiful mountains and nature view to enjoy their holidays. You will get to see the best sunrise views over the giant Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, Machhapuchre, Himchuli, Dhampus peak, Dhaulagiri II and other surrounding peaks from this hill.
The hike to this Hill station takes around 2-3 days from Pokhara to see the amazing Himalayan ranges, this viewpoint is one the way to the Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna sanctuary which lies in the centre of Annapurna Conservation area.
Hikers and visitors prefer to stay overnight to enjoy the beautiful sunrise views over this mountain the next morning.
Chitlang Hill Station
Chitlang is also a beautiful;l sites for the adventure seeker, here you can embark the unspoiled landscapes, ancient culture. Enjoying the warmth of the people residing here is the highlights of the hike. With a peaceful environment, it makes soothe your mind, relaxes your soul and calms your body.
This place also offers the homestay opportunity, to learn more about the local's culture and lifestyle of the rural areas of Nepal. this hill station is around 27 km far from Kathmandu and takes around 4-5 hours hike from Thankot.
Other than enjoying nature, you can also enjoy camping, boating, mountain biking and hiking as well.
Explore the nearby farms, villages, temples, factory and many more of this hill station.
Every hill station in Nepal gives you the lifetime experience of nature with the beautiful surrounding views of snow-capped mountains.
So, if you planning to trip to Nepal and explore more then don't miss to visit one of these Hill statins of Nepal. Also if you are interested in the different tour and trek packages in Nepal then don't miss to trek this three popular trek in Nepal- Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Langtang Region Trek with Nepal Hiking Trek.