Chandragiri Hills: Our most recommended tours and activities

Kathmandu: Chandragiri Cable Car and Monkey Temple Tour

1. Kathmandu: Chandragiri Cable Car and Monkey Temple Tour

This tour begins with a pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu, to the Chandragiri’s ‘Gondola Base Station’ located at Chandragiri Municipality. Opened in 2016, the 2.4 km ‘Cable Car’ ride takes you on a 10 minute thrilling trip to the Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple at the top of the hill. The viewpoint in the hill offers you a beautiful panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley along with the mesmerizing view of Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and Langtang range. The hill station also offers you with a wide range of intercontinental cuisines and accommodation on a five star hotel for those seeking an stay overnight. In addition to your tour to Chandragiri, you will now head towards Swayambhunath, the monkey temple. Swayambhunath, an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, is a sacred religious site to both Hindus and Buddhists. Here you will be exploring the ancient complex consisting of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples, some dating back to the Licchavi period. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions.

From Kathmandu: Chandragiri Hill Cable Car Tour

2. From Kathmandu: Chandragiri Hill Cable Car Tour

From Chandragiri Hill, enjoy the beautiful Kathmandu Valley along with the spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, and Langtang range that makes anyone feel like seeing the entirety of Nepal. Get to the top of Chandragiri Hill the shortest way possible and with ease via cable car. This Cable car is also the closest one to Kathmandu. Your driver will take you to Chandragiri Hill and cable car ride by private transportation which is 7km away from Thankot. Visit and explore Chandragiri Hill (2540M) and enjoy majestic views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and Langtang range and the picturesque view of Kathmandu valley, before a comfortable drive back to your hotel.

Kathmandu: Chandragiri Hills & Kathmandu Durbar Square Tour

3. Kathmandu: Chandragiri Hills & Kathmandu Durbar Square Tour

The Chandragiri Hills and the Kathmandu Durbar Square are the most popular tourist hotspots in the Kathmandu valley. This day tour will guide you through the historical, religious, and cultural significance of these places. Chandragiri Hills is located at about 2 hours drive from Kathmandu, named after the ancient Chandragiri Fort that sits atop it. Similarly, Kathmandu Durbar Square is located in the heart of Kathmandu city, the square was the royal palace complex for the Malla kings and later for the Shah dynasty rulers. Outline Itinerary: Morning: Kathmandu Durbar Square Start Early: Begin your day early in the morning to avoid the midday rush. Historical Significance: Kathmandu Durbar Square, also known as Hanuman Dhoka Square, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's home to a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards, and streets that date back to the 12th to 18th centuries. Key Attractions: Visit significant structures such as the Taleju Temple, Jagannath Temple, Kumari Ghar (where the living goddess resides), and the old royal palace. Local Experience: Browse through local shops and stalls. You might also catch sight of local artisans at work. Lunch: Savor a traditional Nepali meal in one of the local restaurants around the square. Afternoon: Chandragiri Hills Chandragiri Cable Car: Head to the cable car station for a scenic ride to the top of Chandragiri Hills. The journey offers panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley and, on clear days, the majestic Himalayan range. Chandragiri Temple: Upon reaching the top, you'll find the historic Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple. It's believed that this temple holds the footprints of Lord Shiva. Viewpoint: From the hilltop, enjoy a 180-degree view of the majestic Himalayan range and overlook the sprawling Kathmandu Valley. Nature Walk: Wander along the lush green trails, and if you have time, explore the children's park and branded shops. Sunset: If possible, stay to watch the sunset. The golden hues against the Himalayan backdrop and the valley below are mesmerizing.

Highest Hill Hike & Cable Car Ride in Kathmandu Chandragiri

4. Highest Hill Hike & Cable Car Ride in Kathmandu Chandragiri

Discover one of the best day hikes (One Way) & Cable car (One Way) in the Kathmandu Valley by going on an exciting trip to Chandragiri. While you walk in this peaceful place, you'll see amazing views of the Langtang Manaslu and Ganesh Himal mountain ranges journey passes through green forests. After that, you'll keep going and take a relaxed hour-long walk through the forest until you reach the top of Chandragiri Hill, which is 2729 meters above sea level. From here, you'll be amazed by the stunning view of the mountains, stretching from the west to the east. You can see incredible peaks like Mt. Api, Saipal, Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and Gaurishankar. Chandragiri is home to lots of special healing plants that grow in the jungle's warm and humid part, which goes from 1000 to 2275 meters. It's also a great place for people who love birds. You'll find many different kinds of birds here, like the elegant Grey Wagtail and the impressive Steppe Eagle. There are also colorful birds like Kingfishers, Common Myna, and Indian Pond Heron. You can even spot charming birds like the Oriental Turtle Dove, the colorful Red-vented Bulbul, the tall Great Egret, the talkative House Crow, and the friendly House Sparrow.

Chandragiri Hill: Full-Day Tour with Cable Car Ride

5. Chandragiri Hill: Full-Day Tour with Cable Car Ride

Meet the group in central Kathmandu and travel one hour to the base of the Chandragiri Hills. Hop in a cable car for the 2551-meter ascent into the hills and enjoy panoramic views of Mount Everest and the Himalayas. Breathe in the fresh mountain air and, with an experienced guide, discover one of the most important Hindu temples, the Bhaleshwor Mahadev, believed to possess wish-granting powers. Learn the history and legends of the hills that are said to have given Prithivi Narayan Shah the spiritual powers necessary to annex the valley into his kingdom and hear stories about the famous Gorkhali King and his clever disguise.  Enjoy lunch on your own before descending by cable car for the return transfer to Kathmandu. We invite the bold passionate to join Alpine Club of Himalaya’s one day trip to Chandragiri Hill. It is a quick getaway and an enchanting oasis right outside the city. Departure time: Daily at 8 am Departure place: Alpine Club of Himalaya ( Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal)

Chandragiri Hills & Monkey Temple Tour with Luxurious Stay

6. Chandragiri Hills & Monkey Temple Tour with Luxurious Stay

Discover the perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and luxurious relaxation with our exclusive package that combines a visit to the enchanting Chandragiri Hills and the iconic Monkey Temple (Swayambhunath) in Kathmandu, Nepal. Immerse yourself in breathtaking panoramic views, explore ancient temples, and indulge in a serene getaway at the luxurious Chandragiri Hills Resort. Join us on this unforgettable journey to experience tranquility amidst the majestic hills and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of Nepal. Outline Itinerary (2 Days); Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal, and proceed to Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple for Sightseeing. Take a scenic cable car ride to Chandragiri Hills, and explore the hilltop and visit the Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple. Overnight stay and Dinner at Chandragiri Hills Resort. Day 2: Breakfast at the resort, Check-out from Chandragiri Hills Resort and take a cable car to ride back, and drive to Kathmandu. Departure.

Kathmandu: Private 2-Day Kathmandu Tour with Hotel & Food

7. Kathmandu: Private 2-Day Kathmandu Tour with Hotel & Food

Enjoy your 2 nights and two days in Kathmandu Valley with Himalayan Social Journey. Choose between Kathmandu Sightseeing tour and Chandragiri Hills tour by Cable Car. Visit World heritage sites of Kathmandu and enjoy private van ride through out the valley. If you have already visited Kathmandu valley, you can opt for tour to Chandragiri Hills by Cable car which is the place of great religious and historical Importance. Unwind in one of the luxurious 27 fancy rooms and 4 fully ventilated and completely light-filled lofts with fridge and minibar with all the home solaces with full reinforcement power, hot showers, cooling and heating arrangement, free 24hrs Wi-Fi, free telephone service and led HD TV with global news and sports channels. Spa, Jacuzzi and Massage where you can appreciate a full scope of calming relaxing and beautifying treatments by the day's end. Outline Itinerary Day 1 : Your Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Meals included: dinner Accommodation included: Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel Day 2 : Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley or Chandragiri Hills Tour by Cable Car Meals included: breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel Day 3 : Departure Meals included: breakfast Accommodation not included

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