House of the Rising Sun
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Nagarkot has been recommended by many and we have 4 days left before we leave so we decide to explore the hills surrounding Kathmendu. We track down a tourist bus that runs daily to Nagarkot but today it is full so we decide to risk the local buses, even though the LP makes this sound tricky. A get directions to the pickup stop for buses to Bhatapur and find the bus goes to Kamabinayk from where we change to a bus for Nagarkot.
I knew Nagarkot was a resort village, but I am still surprised but how many hotels there are there, and all apart from the expensive Club Himalaya appear to be empty. Most visitors arrive in the afternoon, go to the view point 5km from the village for sunrise and leave immediatley after breakfast. We do this at a more leisurely pace and walk to the view tower after breakfast, but he hazy weather that dogged out stay in Pokhara has returned and we only have the briefest of views north to the mountains.
The next day we walk over the hill and down to Nala and then on to Banepa befoe catching a bus to Dhulikhel where we spend the night. Dhulikhel turns out to be a poor choice; we find little of interest in the town and the choice of mid-prce hotels is limited. We eventually find one with a good room, but the service is a disaster, they can't even make eggs for breakfast. I'm not rushing back here in a hurry!