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The Fort

The Kathmandu Valley

Rating: Mid-range    

The Fort overview

The first and best resort hotel in Nagarkot, The Fort sits at the top of the Northern Ridge and enjoys unobstructed views of over 300km of the world's tallest mountains, from Manaslu in the west to Everest in the East. Just an hour and a half from Kathmandu, The Fort has been designed in a traditional Newari style featuring fine woodwork. The hotel offers a variety of rooms to suit all tastes - the main building has 15 rooms, most of them enjoying mountain views, while there are a total of 20 rooms in one and two storey cottages, all featuring balconies and panoramic views.

The Fort is at an altitude of 2,000m and protects an area of 6 acres of dense woodlands. The hotel features a good restaurant serving Nepalese and international cuisine, as well as a bar. You can enjoy a drink on the terrace outside, although it can be chilly in winter. The rooms are cozy, with gas heaters and hot water bottles provided for cold nights. Ask the staff to arrange an early morning wake up call to enjoy the sunrise, and climb the stairs to the roof terrace for the best the mountain views.


Open:  The Fort is open all year.

Rooms:  The Fort is located on a ridge at 2,166 metres at edge of the hill town of Nagarkot in the Kathmandu Valley. It is set in 14 acres of grounds. The airport at Kathmandu is just 19kms away and the city is about 30kms away.  

Rooms:  There are 40 rooms, some in the main building and others in Newari-style cottages in the gardens. These have wooden floors and beamed ceilings and views of the gardens.  

Activities:  Hiking – the hotel has a programme of day hikes, rock climbing and mountain biking. Guests can go canoeing, rafting and fishing in the Indrawati River. They can also explore Nagarkot, stroll in the hotel’s garden looking for birds and butterflies. The hotel can arrange visits to traditional handicrafts workshops and local villages.  

Facilities:  Meals are served in the restaurant or on the terrace with views of the Himalayas. Local and international dishes are offered. There is a cosy bar. Guests can relax with a book in the library. There are several acres of gardens. The hotel offers a currency exchange, safe, travel desk and laundry service.   

Dining:  Meals are taken at individual tables.

Children:  Children of all ages are welcome.

Health: Nagarkot is not a malarial area.


Communication:  There is free Wi-Fi internet access in public areas.

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