Without exploring Chandragiri hill your trip won’t be completed. The newly opened Chandragiri Hill day tour is one of the best destinations for those who love to explore chain Himalayan range of Nepal within a day hike from Kathmandu. If you have short holiday and looking for experiencing stunning day hike somewhere in Kathmandu then Chandragiri hill is the best option. Recently you can explore by newly opened cable car as well.
After driving 45 minute west from main Kathmandu we reach in Chandragiri cable car station. The real and exciting hiking trail begins from next to cable car station and leads through amazing lush Jungle. The trail starts with steep up which might take more or less 3 hours to get on top of the hill. The view point is situated 2520 m and offers beautiful Kathmandu valley along with striking Himalaya surroundings. During hike we will have great opportunity of exploring different kind of birds and flora fauna. We will be greeted by all major Himalayan range of Nepal Annapurna to Everest.
On top of it we will encounter a very famous Hindu temple also called Bhaleshwor Mahadev. It is equally popular for Hindu pilgrims as well. The temple has a Hindu mythology that Bhaleshor Mahadev appeared at the spot where Satidevi’s (Bhala) or the forehead fell off from her dead body. It has believed that Sati Devi, Shiva’s consort, gave up her life by jumping in a fire pyre at her father Daksha Prajapati’s yagna after Daksha insulted her husband Shiva.
Chandragiri hills carry another historical significance as well. It was the same hill that king Prithvi Narayan Shah (The king who united whole Nepal) caught the first glimpse of a must scenic and prosperous Kathmandu valley, which in fact instilled in the king`s mind an idea of annexing the valley into his kingdom.
So all this reasons it is one of the most worthy place to visit in Kathmandu valley which you will never regret choosing it.
Day 01: After breakfast drive to Chandragiri and back to the Hotel for overnight.
Enjoy the breakfast then drive more or less 45 minute from center of kathmandu to Chandragiri. Then our adventure will begin from here. The local trail will lead steep ascending till to the top through enormous lush jungle. We can have great experience of challenging hiking along with pristine flora and fauna. During ascending we will be greeted by gorgeous panorama of the white Himalaya range. When we get in the top then we will be rewarded by striking view of snow capped chain Himalaya, entire Kathmandu valley, rolling hills and historical and cultural stuffs. It will fully compensate of your all effort being here and hard earned money. After exploring such a piece of naturally paradise we will get back to Kathmandu valley for overnight.