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    Chandragiri Tour and Experience

    5.00/5 from 1 reviews


    • Ride to and from Chandragiri Hills via cable car (gondola)
    • View tower & Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple at the top of the hill
    • Panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayan ranges of Nepal
    • Adventure activities of Horse riding, Zipline, and children playing ground in the hills
    • Chandragiri Hills (2551m): one of the four hills that surround Kathmandu Valley with a nature view
    • Destination
    • Durations
      4 hrs
    • Trip Difficulty
      Easy Trip
    • Meals
      No meals
    • Vehicle
      Private Vehicle
    • Max. People
    • Min. Group Size

    Introduction - Chandragiri Tour and Experience

    Chandragiri Hill is one of the four hills that lay South-West of Kathmandu Valley. It is at an altitude of 2551 meters above sea level. As the hill is only accessible by cable car or hiking, it is a natural treasure for the people who would retreat away from screaming urban life. The cable car that leads to the hilltop takes 9-15 minutes to travel the distance of 2.5 km. There are about 38 gondolas in the Cable Car System, which can carry 1000 people hourly. The experience of riding the cable car is thrilling as you will view the landscapes of Kathmandu valley and a panoramic view of the Great Himalayan Range of Nepal.

    Chandragiri Hill is a famous viewpoint that attracts local and international tourists. It is crowded with local tourists when there is snowfall in the region. Fresh air and breathtaking scenes are not only the redeeming factor of the hill point, but also the Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple is a historical, religious, and cultural monument. The temple displays traditional pagoda style with exquisite wall carvings of many deities and wooden windows. There are many small temples and statues of other gods in the area. Unified Nepal was the effort of Great King Prithvi Narayan Shah. So, a statue of the king is placed there as it is believed that before conquering Kathmandu Valley, he received the blessings of Bhaleshwor Mahadev.

    Being a popular spot as many individuals frequently visit, there is a children's park where small children can play, a restaurant, many gift shops, and various eateries. Thus it is a family-friendly place where you can travel with young and old.

    We, Himalayan Advisor, have designed this trip to provide a luxurious trip for the family group and friends to enjoy and spend time together. On this trip, you will be picked up from your hotel within the ring road or Bouddha area and taken to Chandragiri Hills. Then you will ride a gondola up the hilltop, spend your precious time there, and ride the gondola back to your private vehicle. Finally, we will drop you back at your hotel.

    We also offer other day hikes and tours such as UNESCO Seven World Heritage Tour, Nagarkot Sunrise & Changunarayan Hike, and Rafting in Trishuli. So, you can contact us if you want to extend your day trips. Also, we offer treks in various regions like Annapurna and Everest. Check out the treks in those regions by clicking on them.

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    Chandragiri Tour and Experience Itinerary

    Chandragiri Half Day Tour

    Detail Itinerary

    8:30 am: Pickup from Hotel and Drive to Chandragiri

    Good morning our dear guest. We will come and pick you up from your hotel. The pickup facility is available near the Bouddha area and inside the ring road. We will quickly pick up the pace leaving the urban region and climbing up the hill to reach the Chandragiri Municipality, where we will ride a cable car (gondola).

    • Distance: 16 km
    • Highest Altitude: 1488m/4882ft
    • Duration: 30-45 min


    9:15 am: Ride a gondola to Chandragiri Hills

    After reaching the top of Godam, where our vehicle can go, we will grab a ticket and get into the gondola to arrive at the Chandragiri Hill View Point. The ride duration is only a quarter of an hour at max, but the scenery below is beautiful with forest and tiny settlements around the landscape, and we will reach our destination.

    • Distance: 2.5 km
    • Highest Altitude: 2551m/8369ft
    • Duration: 9-14 min


    9:30 am: Explore the Chandragiri Hills

    The Chandragiri hills offer a panoramic view of the beautiful Himalayan ranges of Annapurna and Everest, along with landscapes of Kathmandu valley. There is also a temple of Bhaleshwor Mahadev, a cultural and religious significance that adds to the natural beauty. We will explore the region to our heart's content and then have lunch in the eateries at the top of the hill.

    • Distance: -
    • Highest Altitude: 2551m/8369ft
    • Duration: 2/4 hrs


    Noon: Return to Hotel

    After lunch on the hilltop, we will ride to the gondola and return. We will drop you at your hotel. We hope you had a wonderful time with us on this half-day trip to Chandragiri hills. If you have more time, you can spend the rest days visiting some of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu. We will be happy to serve you for the remaining time of the day for an extra charge. You can also check out our other day trip packages or multiple day's trips and treks.

    • Distance: 19km
    • Highest Altitude: 1400m/4593ft
    • Duration: 1 hrs
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    Cost Details

    What's Included

    • Both ways cable car ticket
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Professional English-speaking tour guide

    What's Excluded

    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities (Recommended)
    • Extra activities: Horse riding, Zipline

    Dates & Availability

    The list of group joining dates is available below. Select the date that matches your holiday schedule and join new people with similar interests. If any of the group joining dates do not match your schedule, CONTACT US and we will make one for you.

    For private trip, go to the "Private Trip" tab and give us the details. We will get in touch with you ASAP.

    No group joining date available! you can make a request for private date

    Customer Reviews

    • Great Tour with a great guide!

      Just a short ride out of Kathmandu but up in the hills with a lovely view. Peaceful slow cable car ride let’s you take in the beautiful views. Shanti my guide is very knowledgeable and easy to listen to. She was great company on this tour and very thoughtful. A trip well worth taking! 5 Stars!

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      - Excellent
      Mr. Kerry G
      Australia, Melbourne   |   17th Jun 2024

    Chandragiri Tour and Experience FAQS

    Essential Information

    • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other severe medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • It requires good weather. If it's canceled due to bad weather then you will be offered a different date.
    • Return to the original departure point
    • Pickup from any place inside ring road and Bouddha area and airport.
    • Duration:3/4 hrs
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