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Looking for the idyllic, atmospheric, authentic Nepal hill village to experience REAL Nepalese life?

Look no further—you've just found it! We'll admit here and now that as far as Nuwakot is concerned, we're biassed, but that bias is based upon the fact that Nuwakot is just such a beautiful place, and that's why we chose to restore a former Newari Mansion and convert it into the Famous Farm Country Inn!

Nuwakot is pretty much 'off the beaten track'.  Mind you, it's a stunning journey of around 4 hours from Kathmandu, mostly on the main road that ultimately heads up into the Langtang and then to Tibet. As you reach the top of a 2000-metre road, the views of the Himalaya are staggering. Dropping down, down, down, just past the town of Trisuli Bazaar, a single-track (and recently metalled) road heads up, up, up through scented pine forests and ends at Nuwakot itself.

We think Nuwakot is very, very special and without exception all of our

Snow Cat Travel clients who have spent a couple of days here agree too.


In downtown Nuwakot, there's an old Royal Palace, as well as a fort, and an ornate Hindu temple next door to a former Rana building that looks somewhat colonial British in its architecture. That's because the Rana's were inspired by British architecture. All the same, it's an interesting sight to see these two constructions next to each other.

The local school has a football field if you fancy a kickabout with the local kids. But if the ball goes out of play, it can be a very long way down (and then back up again) to get the ball back! There's also a tiny school here for deaf and mute children, who are always ecstatically happy to see visitors.

A bit of brief huffing and puffing gets you to a fine hilltop viewpoint with a "this was worth it" panorama. It's definitely worth it for either sunset or sunrise.


See our hand-picked Nuwakot Accommodation for suggestions as to where to stay.

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