Chandragiri Hill Hiking Tour

Chandragiri Hill Hiking Tour

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Kathmandu

Duration

1 Dasy

Grade

Moderate

Max Altitude

2551 m.

Meals

Lunch

No. of Person

Min. 01 Pax

Highlights

Chandragiri Hill is a popular tourist destination near Kathmandu, Nepal, known for its panoramic views, cultural significance, and outdoor activities. Here are some highlights of Chandragiri Hill:

Scenic Views: Chandragiri offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range, including peaks like Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, and Gaurishankar. On clear days, you can even catch a glimpse of Mount Everest.

Cable Car Ride: The Chandragiri Cable Car takes visitors from the base of the hill to the top, providing a convenient and scenic journey. The cable car ride itself offers stunning views of the lush landscape below.

Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple: At the top of Chandragiri Hill, you’ll find the Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple, a sacred site dedicated to Lord Shiva. Pilgrims and visitors alike can explore the temple premises and take in the religious and cultural atmosphere.

Garden of Dreams: The hill features beautifully landscaped gardens where visitors can relax and enjoy the serene surroundings. The Garden of Dreams is a peaceful retreat offering a contrast to the bustling city life.

Adventure Activities: Chandragiri Hill is becoming increasingly popular for adventure activities. The hill offers opportunities for paragliding, hiking, and mountain biking, catering to both adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Cultural Experience: The surrounding area is home to the indigenous Tamang community. Visitors have the chance to experience local culture, interact with the residents, and gain insights into the traditional way of life.

Sunset and Sunrise Views: Chandragiri Hill is an excellent spot to witness both sunrise and sunset. The changing colors of the sky against the backdrop of the Himalayas create a mesmerizing and unforgettable experience.

Photography Opportunities: The hill provides ample opportunities for photography, capturing the scenic landscapes, cultural elements, and the cable car journey.

Family-Friendly Destination: Chandragiri Hill is a family-friendly destination with facilities for children, including a play area. The cable car ride is particularly exciting for kids.

Dining Options: At the hill’s summit, there are restaurants and cafes where visitors can enjoy local and international cuisine while taking in the spectacular views.

Accessibility: Chandragiri Hill is easily accessible from Kathmandu, making it a popular day trip destination for both locals and tourists.

Chandragiri Hill, located on the south-western edge of the Kathmandu Valley, is a popular destination for day hiking, offering panoramic views of the Himalayas and the Kathmandu Valley. Here’s a suggested itinerary for a day hike to Chandragiri Hill:

  1. Start Early:

Begin your day early in the morning to make the most of your time on Chandragiri Hill. The morning light is perfect for capturing stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

  1. Travel to Thankot:

Chandragiri Hill can be reached from Thankot, which is around 16 kilometers from Kathmandu. You can take a local bus, taxi, or a private vehicle to reach Thankot.

  1. Cable Car Ride:

The most popular way to ascend Chandragiri Hill is by taking the cable car. The cable car ride offers scenic views as it ascends to the top of the hill. Enjoy the lush greenery and observe the landscape changing as you gain elevation.

  1. Explore Chandragiri Hill:

Upon reaching the top, explore Chandragiri Hill. There’s a vantage point with an observation deck that provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Langtang, Annapurna, and Everest on clear days.

  1. Hiking Trails:

Chandragiri Hill has several hiking trails for those who prefer to explore on foot. There are trails that lead to nearby villages and through the surrounding forests. Check with the local authorities or guides for information on available hiking routes.

  1. Visit Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple:

Chandragiri Hill is also home to the Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple, a sacred Hindu shrine. Take some time to visit the temple and appreciate its cultural and religious significance.

  1. Lunch at the Top:

There are facilities at the top of Chandragiri Hill where you can find restaurants and eateries. Enjoy a meal while soaking in the breathtaking views.

  1. Return Journey:

Descend from Chandragiri Hill using the cable car or, if you prefer, take one of the hiking trails for a different perspective. Be mindful of the time and ensure a safe descent.

Tips:

Wear comfortable hiking shoes and bring a hat and sunscreen, especially during sunny days.

Carry sufficient water to stay hydrated during the hike.

Check the weather conditions before your trip, and be prepared for changes in temperature.

It’s advisable to bring a camera to capture the scenic views.

A day hike to Chandragiri Hill is a great way to enjoy nature, experience the local culture, and witness stunning Himalayan vistas without venturing too far from Kathmandu.

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    Location: Chandragiri Hill is located on the southwestern edge of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.

    Altitude: The summit of Chandragiri Hill is at an elevation of approximately 2,551 meters (8,369 feet) above sea level.

    Cable Car: The most popular way to reach the top of Chandragiri Hill is by taking the Chandragiri Cable Car. The cable car ride offers scenic views and takes visitors from the base station to the hill’s summit.

    Cable Car Duration: The cable car ride takes around 9 to 12 minutes to cover the distance from the base to the top of Chandragiri Hill.

    Views: Chandragiri Hill provides stunning panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range, including peaks like Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Gaurishankar, and even Mount Everest on clear days.

    Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple: At the hill’s summit, there is the Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple, a sacred site dedicated to Lord Shiva. Visitors can explore the temple and enjoy the religious and cultural ambiance.

    Garden of Dreams: Chandragiri Hill features a beautifully landscaped area known as the Garden of Dreams, providing a peaceful and relaxing environment for visitors.

    Adventure Activities: The hill offers adventure activities such as paragliding, hiking, and mountain biking for those seeking a more active experience.

    Cultural Experience: Visitors have the opportunity to experience the local culture, particularly the traditions of the Tamang community in the surrounding areas.

    Sunrise and Sunset: Chandragiri Hill is a popular spot to witness both sunrise and sunset, providing breathtaking views of the changing colors of the sky.

    Family-Friendly: Chandragiri Hill is suitable for families, and there are facilities for children, including a play area.

    Dining Options: At the hill’s summit, there are restaurants and cafes where visitors can enjoy local and international cuisine.

    Accessibility: Chandragiri Hill is easily accessible from Kathmandu, and it’s a popular day trip destination for both locals and tourists.

    Entrance Fees: There is an entrance fee for the cable car ride and access to certain areas of Chandragiri Hill. It’s advisable to check the current rates before planning your visit.

    Weather: The weather on Chandragiri Hill can vary, so it’s recommended to check the forecast and dress accordingly.

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    With over 18 years of experience we are well known in tourism sector of Nepal for operating both group and individual tours and treks. We have been executing adventure travel and tour itineraries with no occasion of complaints regarding our services since the time of our inception.

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