Peeking the World's Highest Peak

One mountain peak is the dream for every enthusiastic traveler, explorer, and wanderer soaking in the wanderlust. It’s like forbidden love, you want to go head first in the journey full of adventure, ups and downs, highs and lows, but there are way too many obstacles that keep you from experiencing that euphoria. Because we all know only a handful of brave people have seen Mountain Everest up close. The dedication, bravery, courage, and discipline required to climb up that snowy peak is not easy. But we all want to see that peak with our own eyes, don’t we? And that wish of yours can come true as you take a peek at the world’s highest peak!

So close yet so far

For about 28 Kilometer drive away from Kathmandu at Nagarkot, you get the best views of the Himalayas. Out of the 13 Himalayan Range of mountains in Nepal, you can see 8. Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Jugal, Rolwaling, Mahalangur (Everest), Numbur.  So, you can imagine how exhilarating this trek is. You might even want to sell your properties in the city and settle down here at this charming place in the shadow of these magnificent mountains. It can be very tempting once you get familiar with the life of locals here and as you start making a bond with nature. You can see it so close to Everest, but you cannot touch or feel the Everest air. This will give you an epiphany about life and how sometimes we are so close to opportunities that make our lives. Still, we cannot overcome the challenges, and we just watch them unfolding from afar. Because like the Everest trek, people before us have proven that it’s not impossible, but despite being the self-proclaimed proud explorer or a trekker, we don’t have what it takes to be there. And that’s okay! 

The village used to be an old summer retreat for Nepali, Indian and British Royalty. Then the word got around about the gorgeous panoramic view of mountains, and the village rose to its fame. This serene village sits amidst nature with birds chirping, the aroma of mixed cuisine drafting through the air, as the loud voice of tourists and locals joking around at tea points, breeze whistling through the pines on a bright sunny day. The village is picture perfect. 
Nagarkot is very close to Kathmandu, so it is easily accessible and less expensive. A treat for our budget-friendly pockets. 

The easy road towards the dream  

Nagartok Trek requires minimal effort and sheer will to climb up that hill. Between the drive and your hike, you will see an incredible shift between valley life and landscape from Kathmandu. You should experience sunrise and sunset on this hill, a lifelong cherished memory. Then as you move forward through jungles admiring the calm, serene surrounding, you will also see Changunarayan Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
A perfect escape from the hustle-bustle of daily life and having that sense of achievement of seeing the world’s most prominent peak so close will fill your heart with so much happiness and contentment. A True nature lover might even shed a tear or two due to the joy this trek brings!
Klaus O
January 07, 2022
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