The Fort Resort Nagarkot is set within 6 acres of dense forest, to the east of Kathmandu valley. It is designed in a traditional Newari style with carved doors and windows. The standard cottages built like pagodas are well equipped, and overlook the spectacular Himalayan Mountains. The small, comfortable and homely atmosphere of this resort gives one a sense of a soothing and relaxing experience. The resort has comfortable rooms with attached baths and a good supply of hot and cold water. During the winter heaters are provided in rooms.
The Fort provides twenty five resort rooms, four independent retreat cottages, conference hall, sauna, and restaurant with continental, Chinese, Indian and Nepali food. The property has its own organic vegetable garden which is the largest in Nagarkot. Also, it has a reading room that is in the process to be turned into the library for both the guests’ and staffs’ benefit.
The Fort is located in Nagarkot on the ancient trade route to Tibet. It has been a place to see the sunrise right from the peak of the Mount Everest since ancient times. Kings and Magarajas came here to enjoy their summer resorts for the spectacular view of the Himalayas.
Nagarkot had been a fort since the Licchavi period and had its own tax and immigration regulations. As a matter of fact, the first European, Father Grueber and Dorville, who entered Nepal in 1661, were received here in Nagarkot by King Pratap Malla.