See one of the most incredible sunrises from atop Nagarkot Hill. Situated east of Kathmandu at over 2,000m above sea level, this spot is known best for its panoramic views of the rising sun. Begin your day in the dark and drive up to Nagarkot Hill Station, where you'll also see the rest of the Himalayan Range including, yes, Mt. Everest. Then wait as the early splinters of light cuts through the horizon – it's an experience for the books you're sure to treasure for a long, long time.
Nepal is one of the best places in the world to go trekking, and this route is a great place to start for those unused to heavy hiking, preferring a leisurely walking journey. Begin your day early and drive up to Nagarkot, famed for its sunrise views. Take in the spectacular Himalayan range and glimpse the majestic Annapurna mountain range to the west and Everest to the east. After breakfast, you'll be led on a scenic trek down to the Nerawi town of Dhulikhel, passing through farming terraces, picturesque rural villages and stunning panoramic views.
Ride downhill on a mountain bike from the 2,732m-high ridge of Kakani. Wind through Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park, home to the valley's water supply and over 170 winged species and rare orchids. The forest is among the last of Kathmandu's woodlands. From there you'll visit Budhanilkantha, an area off of tourist routes and reserved for devotees of Buddhism and Hinduism. See the reclining black stone statue of Vishnu, resting upon the coils of Ananta, the 11-headed snake god, who you might glimpse en route to Kathmandu city.