If you’ve been in Kathmandu for a bit and are dying to get out of the city, but don’t have time for a trek or longer excursion, take a few days in Nagarkot! This was a great experience for both myself and my preschooler. We stayed in Club Himalaya, the high end hotel in this small town. We needed a night of pampering after having no running hot water in the place we were staying! The hotel has a pool (not heated), a hot tub, great food in large variety at all three meals, excellent service, and really nice rooms. The views are amazing and each room has its own balcony with a view of the Langtang Himalayan range. Costs were $105/night per room which included dinner and breakfast, and $5 for 24 hours of room wifi. There is a spa with its own pricing. You will have to rent a driver to take you to Nagarkot from Kathmandu, which can set you back $30-$50 and takes 1-2 hours depending on from which part of Kathmandu you start.
Hotel and Room
Amazing Himalayan Views
This rickety old post-apocalyptic playground was a huge hit with my kid, who was totally playground starved. By its sheer nature, it provided a challenging and interesting climbing structure…
I’m not sure exactly what there is to do in Nagarkot. There are lots of little budget hotels, and restaurants that are very cheap. M truly enjoyed chasing the goats around, and we also had a good time relaxing on a scenic hill. Worth a walk around!