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Chandragiri hill tour

Chandragiri hill tour is a new destination for the mountain views for nature lovers, The journey takes leas than one hour from heart of Kathmandu. Chandragiri hills lies on the south west of Kathmandu valley. Chandragiri hills which is 2552 meters up from the sea level.

After less than one hour drive from Kathmandu city we will rich is the cable car station of Chandragiri hill. The journey of cable car is about 12 minutes and it is about 2.5 kilometers distance, The Landscape of Chandragiri hills is just an amazing and stunning views are surroundings .

Chandragiri hill tour offer.

The view of Mt. Annapurna range, Langtang and Everest range is clearly visible from the top of Chandragri hill. For the Hindu religious  people Bhalashower Madhave ( Shiva ) Temple is an another attraction.

Chandragiri hill is made up of small and big boulders can be found on the route to the peak, and is covered with a lush green blanket of flora.

The Bhaleshore Mahadev temple of Lord Shiva is on top of the hill. Legend says that King Prithivi Narayan Shah worshipped in the temple before conquering the valley during his unification campaign.

The Chandragiri hill tour is an excellent option for the nature lover which is close from Katmandu. The road access to the cable car station is easy access. Travelers can enjoy the beautiful nature, Panoramic views of Himalayan ranges as well as food and drinks with great views.

Historical Significance of Chandragiri hill tour.

Chandragiri hills carry historical significance as well. It was from these hills that King Prithivi Narayan Shah caught the first glimpse of a much scenic and prosperous Kathmandu valley, which in fact instilled in the king’s mind an idea of annexing the valley into his kingdom. According to folklore, Prithivi Narayan Shah is believed to have amassed spiritual powers for unification process after undergoing rigorous ‘sadhana’ or meditation at these very hills. The Gorkhali King disguised himself while ascending the hills in order to avoid being recognized by the Malla Kings of Kathmandu Valley.

Travelers can also stay overnight at this Chandragiri hill as well as can hike to Chitlang village for a day.

09:00 AM :Drive to cable car station.

10: 00 AM : Chandragiri hill by cable car.

12:00 Noon : Back to the car station by cable car.

01:00 in to your hotel.

09:00 AM :Drive to cable car station.

10: 00 AM : Chandragiri hill by cable car.

12:00 Noon : Back to the car station by cable car.

01:oo in to your hotel

Trip Cost US$ 85 Per person
Cost Includes:
-A car -A Driver -Ticket of Cable car.
Cost Excludes:
-Lunch, Guide, Drinks.

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Challenging family-day hike to Chandragiri

We had a family day hike to Chandragiri hill in January of 2018. That was our first ever visit to a beautiful country Nepal. After traveling around the country for a week, we planned a hike that would take a day or two to witness the enormous beauty of Kathmandu, the capital city of the country.

Exciting Nepal suggested us a day hike to Chandragiri, that would match our expectations of Panoramic and unobstructed view of the valley. We were dropped to Macchegaun early morning at 7 and after a nice warm breakfast on the base of the hill, me, my wife and our two lovely daughters started hiking right after.

Our guide, one of the experienced team members of Exciting Nepal, led us through thick jungles inhabited by varieties of birds, animal species and vegetation of its kind. He was very fun-loving, informative and generous too.

Walking in the typical Nepali stone trails, conquering steep hills was pretty challenging for my kids. The first one hour in the hike was very tough and we had to take frequent breaks as there was a long and continuous uphill trail. But the exhaustion simply vanished as soon as we got a mind-blowing view of the city and snowy mountain ranges expanding from east to the west and majestic hills surrounding the valley. After three and a half hours of hiking, we reached our destination, Chandragiri hilltop. There was an architectural Hindu temple holding religious importance standing tall on top of the hill. After wandering for an hour enjoying scenic views, we had our lunch and we left with unforgettable memories. My kids enjoyed the cable car ride a lot while returning back. We were picked up from the bottom station and dropped to our hotel in the evening by Exciting Nepal’s representatives. This whole experience was beautiful with Exciting Nepal.

Fredadkins, Canada

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  • Grade Info: Easy
  • Transportation: Car / Cable car
  • Total Days: 01

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