Chandragiri is a popular hill located at the South West of Kathmandu. Measuring 2,551 meters above sea-level, it lies 7 km from Thankot, on the outskirts of Kathmandu city. The temple of Bhaleshwor Mahadev atop the hill is a major tourist attraction.
The historians suggest that King Prithvi Narayan of the Shah dynasty worshiped at the temple before attacking and conquering the Kathmandu valley.
The temple is accessible through cable car or hiking. A day hiking is enough to reach the top and come back down. Himalayas such as Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Ranges, Gaurishankar and Everest are visible from the top. The overall duration of the hiking is more or less 7 hours. The hill is filled with various kinds of flora and fauna. It becomes a delight for the hikers to witness natural riches at such close distance from Kathmandu.
Kathmandu was inscribed in UNSECO World Heritage Site in 2006. A popular hub among the incoming tourists since the ages, it has attracted the flow of Hippies during the 70s. Chandragiri is a local attraction popular among both the locals and foreign tourists..
Light walking and hiking suitable for most fitness levels. Not too challenging for amateurs. Max. altitude remains around 3000 m and the hike requires around 3-4 hours a day.
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport. Star Standard meals at Kathmandu!
|07:00||Be ready to start the trip||–|
|07:15||Drive from Kathmandu to Matatirtha Temple||45 min|
|08:00||Rest / Refreshment Break||–|
|08:30||Start Hiking up to Chhap Bhanjyang (Stop I)||3 hours|
|11:30||Rest / Lunch Break||–|
|13:30||Hike up to Chandragiri top (Stop II)||2.5 hours|
|16:00||Descend down to Hattiban Resort (Stop III)||2.5 hours|
|16:10||Drive back to the Hotel||–|
I have already visited Nepal many times before. I been any touristic places. This time, I tried a First cable car in Kathmandu, which is just in operation, called Chandragiri cable car. It’s located western part of Kathmandu city. Caravan outdoors arranged my this day tour as well as Manakamana. ~Shiv K (India)
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It is a day trip
|Trip Length||01 day|
|Hike Length||01 day|
|Activities||Hiking and Sightseeing|
|Max. Altitude||2,551 meters (8,370 ft)|
|Meal||Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks|
|Transportation||Private Vehicle, Tourist Bus|
|Best Month||February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November|
|Required||Min. 2 Person|