Near and around Nagarkot
Nagrkot has dense forests around road and settlements. Nepal Army has Army school and training centers in those areas. It’s safe, peaceful and environmentally friend walking around. There is a seismic observatory, global positioning geo-reference point set by the Government of Nepal. There is a 360 degree view tower at the top of Nagarkot hill. You can view sunrise and sunset from the tower. This area also receives snowfall during winter and many local people come to play snow in winter. Local people also enjoy this place for picnic.
In addition to scenic beauty, Nagarkot area is also cultural and religious place. There is a Mahadev Temple and a pond. Nagarkot are has been resort for many years (over 100 years). Old King in Kathmandu built summer palaces for recreation. There exist Bhaingeri and Putali Durbar (palaces) inside the army compound. Nepal Army manages these palaces.
On your way back
On the way back you can have different routes.