Nagarkot sunrise is one of the main attraction of Nagarkot, weather permitted of course. The best time to see the glory of the Himalayas is to wake up before the crack of dawn then head to the view tower of Nagarkot located 4 km from the main town, 1 hour walk with an elevation gain of 200 meters which will be a great exercise to clear your head. I recommend walking in the morning before sunrise as I believe in the mountains, you should be healthy and I believe in #healthyactivelifestyle .
The tower boasts one of the broadest views of the Himalayas with 6 out of 14 highest peaks above 8000 meter can be seen from here on a crystal clear day though it can be just a little tip haha.. The highest peaks that can be seen here are Everest (8850m), Cho oyu (8), Manaslu (8156m), Annapurna(8010m), Dhaulagiri (8176m), shishapangma (8) along with lots of peaks above 7000 meters, 6000 meters. The crow fly distance of the mountains from Nagarkot ranges from 50km (jugal range of the nearest range of the Himalayas to the kathmandu valley) to 150km far (everest). Some famous that can be seen includes Numbur peak(6,958 m), melungtse (7200), gauri Shankar(7,134 m), dorje lakpa (6,966 m), langtang ri (7205 m), phurbi chu , ganesh himal(7,422 m) , himalchuli (7900m), etc.
The best time to see these majestic snowcovered peaks are in the mountains where all these peaks glow with the rays of sunshine gently spraying towards these peaks. The colour of these peaks changes from blue to grey into orange which is like fire in ice. It’s like sun rays painting the canvas in the sky. It’s this magical spectacle of orange ball of fire rising above the peaks with the surreal glow which will captivate everyone’s heart and soul. To be surrounded in the natural surroundings with uplifting beauty looking this breathtaking splendor over the mighty mountains is a healing experience. I like to call it a nature therapy. May every sunrise brings you more hope and every sunset peace.