Chandragiri Day Hiking

Duration: 1 Day

About Chandragiri Day Hiking

The Chandragiri Day Hike takes you to one of the many beautiful hills that surround the Kathmandu Valley located on the southwest side. It is around 20 km from the center of the Kathmandu Valley.

The top of the hill is at an elevation of 2551 M providing a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayan ranges like Everest, Gaurishankar, Langtang, Ganesh, Manaslu, and the Annapurnas. This place has great religious and historical importance. It was from this hill where the great late King Prithvi Narayan Shah with his other officials saw the Kathmandu Valley and decided it conquer it during his unification campaign of Nepal. It is believed that Bhaleshwor Mahadev( A Hindu deity) was the one who granted the king his wishes.

During the Chandragiri Day Hiking, we will start hiking from the base of the cable car station and return from the same route. The trail is then uphill through the beautiful and quiet forest with beautiful views of the Himalayas and Kathmandu Valley. Wild animals like deer are often spotted along the way. From the top, the stunning views of the Himalayas can be seen with some of the world's highest peaks like Mt.Everest(8848 M), Mt. Manaslu(8163 M), and Annapurna I(8091 M). The temple of Bhaleshwor Mahadev is also located at the top of the hill which is a religious site for the Hindus. 

The Chandragiri Day Hike can be completed in around 6 hours. But if you would like, we can hike up to the top then come back down by cable car.


  • Beautiful panoramic view of the Kathmandu Valley and the magnificent Himalayas like Annapurna, Manasalu, Ganesh, Langtang, Gaurishankar, and Everest
  • A historically important place in Nepal. i.e. The great late King Prithvi Narayan Shah got the idea of conquering the Kathmandu Valley from this hill
  • A short and beautiful hike suitable for those who have limited time to experience the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal  
  • Bhaleshwor Mahadev, a religious site for Hindus



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Day 01: Drive to Chandragiri Cable Car Station, hike to the top of Chandragiri (2551 M), hike down the same route and drive to hotel

Your guide will meet you at your hotel at 8 AM. He will brief you about the program and drive you to the base of the Chandragiri cable car station. From there you will start the hike. Hiking through the quiet and beautiful forest and by playing hide and seek with the mountain sceneries you will reach the top in around 3 hours. From the top, you will enjoy the magnificent view of the Himalayas and Kathmandu Valley. You will take your lunch here. After spending some time visiting around the place, you will hike down to the Chandragiri cable car station following the same route. Then, your guide will drop you to your hotel and bid farewell.

  • Lunch
  • Chandragiri Hill
  • 2551 M
  • 6 hours

What’s Included

  • Hotel-Machhegaun-Hotel in a private vehicle.
  • Assistant guide if the group is over 6 people.
  • Professional English-speaking guide.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Lunch with seasonal fruits.
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu except for lunch on the day of hiking.
  • Tips for the guide, and assistant guide(Tipping is expected).
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance