I am visiting Kathmandu in October and wondering if I should stay in Themel or Nagarkot.

  • Themel is more touristy and has more hotels.
  • Nagarkot is a bit far, but is more unspoiled.

I would prefer to stay in Nagarkot, but need to know how much extra time/driving I will need to stay in Nagarkot.

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  • It seems you're providing an answer but no question. Usually, you would describe your preferences and people would tell you what's touristy and what's unspoiled ;-) – Relaxed Oct 9 '14 at 9:32
  • @Relaxed: I would prefer to stay at Nagarkot, but I want to know how much extra driving time I am looking at compared to staying in Themel. – shabda Oct 9 '14 at 9:55
  • You might want to edit your question to reflect that because at the moment it's really unclear (to me at least) that this was what you were after. – Relaxed Oct 9 '14 at 9:56

Nagarkot sits up in the hills surrounding Kathmandu, about 25 kilometers away. You would be looking at an hour to an hour & a half on average to downtown Kathmandu (maybe more during peak traffic times).


An hour's drive from downtown-Kathmandu to Nagarkot is worth the time. Nagarkot provides picturesque views of sunrise and sunset (in a good weather condition); scenery of the unblocked Himalayan range and panoramic views along the way. I definitely would have taken Nagarkot tour.enter image description here And by the way, it's Thamel; not Themel. No offense.

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    ARe you linked in some way to "BaseCameAdventure"? – CMaster May 26 '16 at 9:26
  • This doesn't answer the question, which is about the time taken to reach Nagarkot. – David Richerby May 26 '16 at 17:41

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