Chandragiri Hill Day TourChandragiri Hill Day Tour

Chandragiri Hill Day Tour

Chandragiri hill cable car tour
  • Duration1 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Activity Trekking/Hiking
  • Max. Altitude 2520m/ 8268 feet
  • Starts Kathmandu
  • Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-20
  • Best Season September to November and March to May
Group Discount Prices
1 paxUS$125
2 - 6 paxUS$85
7 - 10 paxUS$75
11 - 15 paxUS$65
16 - 20 paxUS$50
Chandragiri Hill Day Tour Highlights
  • Lush, dense jungle walk
  • Panoramic views of the Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Annapurna Himalayas, and many more giant peaks
  • An maazing Kathmandu Valley view
  • Exploration of a noteworthy Hindu shrine
  • Experience the Chandragiri Hill cable car ride

The newly opened Chandragiri Hill Day Tour allows you to be one of the first to appreciate the Himalayan range from this unique vantage point. It's perfect for those who have limited time, but an unlimited thirst for adventure.

A 30-minute drive west from Kathmandu brings you to Chandragiri cable car station, where your adventure begins. A hiking trail adjacent to the station serves as your starting point for making your way through a lush jungle abundant with exotic plant, animal, and bird life. Despite the steep ascent, you'll make the top in approximately three hours. This 2520m peak offers beautiful views of the Kathmandu Valley and striking Himalayan peaks such as Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, Langtang, Everest, Kanchenjunga, and more.

Set atop Chandragiri Hill is the famous Hindu temple of Bhaleshwor Mahadev. Legend has it that Shiva's first consort, Sati Devi, sacrificed her own life at Daksha Prajapati’s yagna after Daksha insulted Shiva in front of other deities. Shiva, enraged by Sati Devi's death, carried her dead body on his back and walked across the world in rage. Blinded by his fury, Shiva failed to realize that Sati Devi's body was decomposing and dropping parts at various places. Pilgrimages were later established at these sites. Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple is believed to have been built on the site where Sati Devi's forehead (Bhala) fell. Hindu pilgrims still come to pay their respects.

Chandragiri Hill's other claim to fame is that it's reportedly the site where King Prithivi Narayan Shah, the ruler who united Nepal, caught the first glimpse of the lovely and prosperous Kathmandu Valley. One glimpse of the beautiful vista convinced the king to annex the valley into his kingdom.

For all these reasons, you'll find the Chandragiri Hill Day Tour to be a meaningful and attractive point on your Nepalese itinerary.

Alternatively, you may also consider the Nagarkot day hike, Champa Devi Hill day hike, Nagarjun day hike, Kathmandu city tour, and many more unforgettable packages.


Useful Information

Carry rain coat, a down or fleece jacket depending on the season, a trekking pant or shorts, t-shirt, hiking boots or running shoes, trekking sticks, snacks, at least two liters of water bottles, etc. 


    Enjoy the breakfast then drive more or less 45 minutes from the center of Kathmandu to Chandragiri. Then our adventure will begin from here. The local trail will lead steeply ascending to the top through the enormous lush jungle. We can have a great experience of challenging hiking along with pristine flora and fauna. During ascending we will be greeted by a gorgeous panorama of the white Himalayas range. When we get to the top then we will be rewarded with a striking view of the snow-capped chain of the Himalayas, the entire Kathmandu valley, rolling hills, and historical and cultural stuff. It will fully compensate for your all effort being here and hard-earned money. After exploring such a piece of natural paradise we will get back to Kathmandu valley for overnight. 

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    What's Included
    Cost Includes
    • Professional hiking guide and his salary meal, transportation, and insurance
    • One way return by cable car
    • Transportation from Hotel to Hotel by private car/jeep
    • Government tax/VAT and agency service charge
    Cost Excludes
    • Personal insurance, meals drinks, shopping etc
    • Tips to staff
    Dates & Availability
    Start:ThursdayAug 01, 2024
    End:ThursdayAug 01, 2024
    Start:ThursdayAug 15, 2024
    End:ThursdayAug 15, 2024
    Start:SundayAug 25, 2024
    End:SundayAug 25, 2024


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