Nepal Creation’s 1 Day Chandragiri Tour takes you to the top of Chandragiri Hill. It is at the southwestern part of Kathmandu valley standing high 2540m above the sea level. This spiritual destination offers you beautiful sceneries of Gaurishankar, Annapurna, Langtang, and many more.
It is a new destination for nature-loving people. The new cable car is another major attraction of this place which takes you from foothill to top. If you visit Chandragiri in December or January you will see snowfall in this area. From the top hill of Chandragiri, you can see the settlements of Kathmandu as they say it is a concrete jungle.
This 1 day Chandragiri tour is for all age groups and walks of life. Chandragiri has a beautiful temple of Lord Shiva, which has its own mythological and historical importance. Lush green forest covers the hill of Chandragiri which adds beauty to this region. As a cold breeze passes through your ear you enjoy the view of Kathmandu valley followed by the majestic mountain range.
Nearby Chandragiri, there is a small village of Chitlang, which is also a major tourist attraction of this area. Forest, people, and the scenery are all that you get here at Chandragiri. You can either take a cable car or trek to this hilltop. Most people take a cable car to visit Chandragiri but at the time of descending, they prefer walking. This place shares both mythological and historical importance which is further explained below.
Highlights of 1 day Chandragiri tour
Cablecar ride to the top of Chandragiri
You can trek to Chandragiri or take a cable car. Most people choose cable cars because you can see the beautiful Kathmandu valley from it. You can take a two-way or one way ticket for a cable car. You can have a cable car ride going to the top of a hill but while descending you can choose to trek. The cable car facility has made this 1 day Chandragiri tour easy.
Enjoy at the garden and children park
Chandragiri also has a garden and children park. It is for all age groups and work of life, from grandparents to newly born babies. While you are busy sightseeing you can leave your children in this park, it is safe. Seeing your children happy in the park makes you happy too.
Visit Bhaleshwor Mahadev temple
There is a beautiful temple on the top of Chandragiri hill. Bhaleshwor Mahadev temple has various associations with historical and mythological aspects. It is a holy place for Hindu people, they worship here for the wellbeing of their family.
Visit historical monuments of Prithivi Narayan Shah
This place has historic relevance too, Prithivi Narayan saw Kathmandu valley for the first time from here. He found it so beautiful that he planned to capture the kingdoms of Kathmandu valley. There is a statue of Prithivi Narayan Shah on this hill, standing straight and viewing the beautiful Kathmandu valley.
Panoramic view of Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and many more.
Along with the historic and spiritual center, this place is also famous for the Himalayan range that it offers. Panoramic views of Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, etc are captivating. Chandragiri hill is one of the highest hills in the Kathmandu valley.
Drive from Kathmandu to Chandragiri Cable Car Station
Waking up early, you get ready and wait for your ride to come to pick you up. Receiving you from the hotel they will drive you to Chandragiri cable car station. On your way, you will see crowded roads with people swarming all over it.
As you head out of the city, the beautiful scenarios of hills and fields will surround you. After 1 hour drive, you reach your destination.
Cable car ride to the Chandragiri Hilltop
After arriving at the cable car station, your driver will purchase the tickets for you. Then waiting for your turn you board the cable car. It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to reach the hilltop.
As you look out your cart, you will see the beautiful scenery of the valleys below. The route covers a total distance of 2.8 km. Looking at the scenarios, you reach your destination.
Lunch at one of the resorts
As you reach the top of Chandragiri hill, you can see the breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley from above. On the north side, you can see the picturesque view of mountain ranges.
This place also has a small park and children’s playground. You can see the whole Kathmandu Valley from this viewpoint. After exploring the area, you have lunch in one of the restaurants. There are many restaurants, hotels, and cafes there.
Chandragiri Hills reside at an altitude of 2540 m above sea level. The weather is unpredictable on top of Chandragiri Hills. The weather is chilly even in the summer season. Also, occasional rainfall happens in the hilltop. So, it is better to carry a sweater or extra-warm clothes just in case.
Back to Kathmandu
After having a delicious lunch, you head back to the cable station via cable car. Then from there, you board your ride and return to Kathmandu valley.