Asiana Treks

Chandragiri Day Hiking

1 days
Max. Elevation
Group size
Min 1+
Private Jeep/ Car/Van
Best Season
All year round
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route


    • Beautiful nature walks to the top.
    • A peaceful day well-spent.
    • Spectacular view of the Kathmandu valley.
    • Panoramic view of west Dhauligiri to east Gaurishanker Himalayan range.
    • Test newly operated cable car to get a top.



Chandragiri Day Hiking is a beautiful nature hiking in the lush forest of Chandragiri hill in the southwestern part of Kathmandu valley. The goes to one of the high ridge tops of Kathmandu valley through a beautiful and peaceful forest area. The hiking route has recently come into operation and is getting extremely popular among nature hikers.

The hiking starts after a drive of about 30 minutes from Thamel to Matatirtha village at the foothills of towering Chandragiri. After a short tea break and hiking preparation, you start hiking towards the Chandragiri hilltop. It’s also a long day walk of about 7 hours both ways. The ascent is as steep as it can be but it goes through the woods so it feels cooler even on a hot day. About 3 hours of the walk takes you to Chhap Bhanjyang where you can take short rest.  Later, you continue the walk to the top.

Once you reach the top, it brings you an incredible panorama of the Himalayan range from east to west. A spectacular long-range view of the snow-capped mountain and bustling Kathmandu valley is certainly breathtaking. Chandragiri hill has become a highly sought after destination among the locals as well after a cable car company has started its service from the foothills to its top. The top has good facilities of restaurant, bar and a spectacular viewpoint as well as famous temple Bhaleshwor.  After spending good hours on the top, you start descending via the same route. You have the option of taking the cable car down to the bottom.

Chandragiri day hike has another option also after the drive you could take the cable car to the top then walk through the peaceful green hill east ridge of the hill. after a long walk around 6 hours, we finish our tour in Pharping or Hattiban. if you take a second option cost is double then normal.

Trip Itinerary

Chandragiri Hiking Tour is a day hiking trip that starts and finishes at your hotel in Kathmandu. We come to meet you at your hotel to take you for the tour. The tour starts after breakfast. We will drive for about 30 minutes before starting the hike. We will hike up to the top of Chandragiri hill and later hike down. There is also an option of taking a cable car ride back. Should you wish to take the cable car ride, the charge for the ride will be separate that is payable at the ticket counter. In that case, you will also need to bear the cable car ride cost of the guide as well.

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    • Pick up and drop off from your location or from the place you are staying
    • Private transportation for pick up and drop off. 
    • An experienced hiking guide for the trips.
    • All necessary government taxes and lunch.

Doesn't Include

    • Any alcoholic or soft drinks.
    • Breakfast and dinner.
    • Personal expenses such as phone and additional shopping. 
    • Gratuities for guide and driver.

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