Chandragiri Day Hiking
Chandragiri day hiking is one of the beautiful day hiking from kathmandu valley. The most beautiful tourist destination Chandragiri Temple is situated at the southwest side of Kathmandu Valley. Chandragiri Temple is around 15 km from Kathmandu and you can reach in the temple in maximum 1 hour. The Chandragiri hill is about 2551 meter above sea level. Chandragiri hill is made from sedimentary rock, lots of small and big boulders can be found from route to peak. The hill is beautifully covered by a lush green blanket of fauna. The hill of Chandragiri is connected with both Buddhist and Hindu religion. Furthermore, Hill point of Chandragiri is well managed fully equipped restaurants, stores, and various other facilities. This place offers great views with family and friendly environment.
Chandragiri hill is one of the important passes out of four passes of Kathmandu, so is connected with the unification of Nepal by Prithvi Narayan Shah. Temple of Chandragiri situated at the top hill was known to locals only in the past. Now, this temple named Valeshwor Mahadev has become the major attraction and important religious sites for people. Historically, it is believed that late King Prithvi Narayan Shah used to worship in the Valeshwor Temple in his ruling period. It is said that the temple is a tribute to his unification campaign. There is also monument image of Prithvi Narayan Shah viewing the Kathmandu Valley from the top hill.
Hiking in Chandragiri is an excellent full day trip. It is the best option among other hiking destinations of Kathmandu valley. You will play hide and seek with the golden sunrays through the shadow. It is really a unique trail in the sense that while walking you will see a most awesome view of snow capped peaks along with wonderful scenery of Kathmandu valley. Your Chandragiri Day Hiking begins from cable car station above Thankot. It will be interesting to walk enjoying the view of cable car also you will feel like walking in the countryside. However, while walking you will get to hear the sound of birds, smell the leaves that had fallen down and walk continuously to the uphill. This journey is also beneficial for those people who love natural scenery and adventure.
Chandragiri Hiking is a bit mixed trail some parts is tough and some are normal but you will be perfectly guided. The top of the Chandragiri hill is 8369 ft and it is the cable car station. It is also a beautiful park where you will see children playing and devotees paying their homage to the temple. Likewise from the hill, you can observe exotic mountains view west to east that includes Mt. API, Saipal to Everest, Manaslu, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal and many more. Chandragiri day hiking is a remarkable place to find auspicious medical plants and to observe varieties of birds like an eagle, Kingfisher, Indian pond heron, house crow, sparrow, spotted dove and many more at the descending time. After finishing the hiking you will drive to your accommodation by private vehicle. Chandragiri Day Hiking and Chandragiri Cable Car Ticket Price available from our company.
Chandragiri Cable Car Ticket Price List
NATIONALITY: NEPALESE SAARC CHINESE FOREIGN
ONE WAY: NPR 415 INR 415 USD 9 USD 13
ROUND TRIP: NPR 700 INR 700 USD 15 USD 22
Discount Policy on the normal price for Nepalese.
• Children up to 3 feet: Free entry
• Child (3 feet- 4 feet): 40% discount
• Differently abled Person: 50% discount
• Elderly (over 60 years) : 25% discount
• Students: 25% discount
• Locals: 25% discount
Some of the attractions of Chandragiri Hiking
1. Cable Car:-
If you want to finish your trip in very few time then Cable car is the shortest means to reach the top of Chandragiri. The cable car ensures a smooth and safe journey and gives you the close views of the untrained wilderness. One cable car accommodates 8 passengers at a time and child having height more than 3 feet need to buy tickets.
2. View tower:-
At the height of 2547 m, you can see the beautiful white view tower that gives you an unobstructed 180-degree view of different peaks. The majestic Himalayas ranges, from the Annapurna, range to Mt. Everest the wonderful white snow-capped peaks fell like the Himalayas are just arm’s length far from you. Besides the Himalayas, you can see the lush green forest.
3. Children’s playground:-
As Chandragiri is not someone’s private likewise Children playground of there is for everyone. This playground is designed to entertain your children with exciting recreational equipment like climbing ropes, exciting swings, colorful slides, seesaws, and baby jungle gym. By playing many games your children will deny backing home. However, the main things are you can enjoy amazing sunrise and sunset views of the mountains.
4. Chandragiri Shopping:–
There are many shops on the bottom and top stations where you can buy various clothes of the nice brand and cultural merchandise which is reasonably priced. This can be one of the perfect memories. There are also toy shops that make your children happy to have it.
5. Pony ride:-
Pony ride is one of the exciting activities that can be done in the visit to Chandragiri. After having enough fun in the playground, your children can ride on a pony around the hill under the perfect guidance of guide. These all experience and fun can make your children visit Chandragiri again. The Chandragiri hill hiking is worth to do and visit.
Conclusion Chandragiri hill hiking is one of the best short day hiking from Kathmandu. We Sunrise Adventure trek will arrange your complete day hiking to Chandragiri hill. It is one of the prominent attraction for the tourist for day tour to see massif views of himalayas and kathmandu valley from the top.