Situated 32 kilometers east of Kathmandu at an altitude of 2,175 meters, the small village of Nagarkot can be found on the northeastern rim of the Kathmandu Valley. One of the most scenic spots in the region, it is widely renowned for its breathtaking sunrises and sunsets against the Himalayas. Surrounding Nagarkot is a beautiful panoramic view of some of the major peaks of the eastern Nepal Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, known as Sagarmartha to the Nepalese. And while the world's tallest mountain can be viewed from from Nagarkot, Nagarkot takes the spot of second tallest mountain in the Kathmandu valley. Gazing up at the heights of the Himalayas is not the only spectacular view. Peering down on the Kathmandu Valley one can also see an amazing view of the local roads, dwellings and city. Nagarkot is also known as the place where Manjushree Bodhisatto once stood and watched the lake below leading to the fact that this village boasts one of the most all-encompassing views of the Himalayas.