Chandragiri hill tour is one of the best things to do in Kathmandu valley. This is also an opportunity to see the great Himalayan scenery from the top of Chandragiri which is elevated around 2540 Meter. Travellers can have a great view of the city as well as the green hills of chitlang site. This is one of the best hill stations around Kathmandu. In the past, it used to be only accessible through the hike but these days there is a Cable car to go there. The cable car takes 10 minutes to take you on the top of Chandragiri where there is a Shiva temple as well as a view tower. The surrounding hills of Kathmandu are visible from here.

Many locals from Kathmandu go here to get freshness as well as see the Valeshowr shiva temple. The Chandragiri hills are suitable for any travellers from old to young travellers since you don’t have to walk or climb. You can go until the cable car by car and from there by cable car on the top of Chandragiri hills. Tourists can see the panoramic view of mountains from here, from Manaslu to Langtang. The most highlighted is Ganesh Himal (Yangra) 7,422 m (24,350 ft), Langtang Lirung, Langtang ri and many other peaks which are countless.

Cable car riding is also an experience although you already use a cable car, this is quite fun because of the thick forest and the view of Kathmandu city. When you reach the top of Chandragiri you can see the Kathmandu valley clearly plus the other side of Makwanpur district villages clearly. The dense forest and cold environment of Chandragiri is an experience with the view of breathtaking mountains.

Historical aspect of Chandragiri Hills

Before the unification of Nepal, there were many small kingdoms in all over present Nepal. There was a famous king called Prithivi Narayan Shah who started to conquer Nepal by unifying all the small kingdoms. Kathmandu used to be one of the strong and very rich kingdoms and Prithvi Naryan Shah’s father in law state was Makwanpur so he used to be here for the strategic analysis of how to get the victory over Kathmandu. That is why you can see the King statue here in Chandragiri .

Chandragiri tour highlights

Following are the Chandragiri hill tour Highlights, which we have mentioned here

  • Cool and less cold environment place of Kathmandu at the elevation of 2540 Meter
  • Amazing mountain scenery from the top of Chandragiri
  • View of Kathmandu city
  • Short cable car ridding, if you are lucky you can see some wildlife in the forest below you because the cable car crosses the dense forest
  • Lord Shiva temple on the top
  • An Amazing viewpoint to Surroundings area

Chandragiri tour itinerary

9:00 Am -pick up from Hotel then you drive to the Cable car station which might take around 50 minutes, depending on crowds you should back before 12.30 because they close Cable car for 12.30 to 1.30. You will drop to the Hotel after finishing the tour.
you can mention whether you take a guide or not it is up to you.

Kakani day hiking includes

  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local tour guide
  • Private car to Chandragiri Hill station with AC Car.
  • Bottle of Water

Cost excludes

  • Cable Car fees
  • Food during the hike
  • Personal hiking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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