Chandragiri Hike

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Located in the lush green landscape of Nepal, Chandragiri offers a fascinating trekking experience that seamlessly blends natural beauty with rich culture. Chandragiri trekking trail is the gateway to breathtaking views of the Kathmandu Valley, the Himalayas, and the beautiful landscape surrounding the place.

The journey begins at the foot of the mountain, where travelers are greeted by a peaceful atmosphere and the sound of rustling leaves. As you climb the marked path, the air becomes cooler and the scent of pine fills you. This walk is a small challenge suitable for experienced walkers and those who want to enjoy the noise and the bustle of the city.

Halfway through, the trail will take you through the thick forest, giving you another break from the open road. Here, the vibrant colors of the plants and the chirping of the birds create a symphony of nature. When you emerge from the forest, you will find a clearing where you can get your first view of the tallest mountain.

From here to the top, the Chandragiri Hills offer hikers the beautiful Kathmandu Valley surrounded by rolling hills and mountains in the distance. The view of the snow-capped peaks is particularly mesmerizing and makes the climb all the easier.

The hilltop Chandragiri Temple adds a cultural touch to the experience. Devotees often visit the temple to pray and the peaceful place encourages meditation and enjoying the natural feel around the mountain. After admiring the view and exploring the temples, heading down the hill offers a different perspective, allowing travelers to see the beauty of Chandragiri from different angles.

Chandragiri trekking is not just a physical journey; it is an emotional quest that combines the beauty of nature with culture and spirituality to provide seekers with a positive and uplifting experience. 


Duration: 1 day

Destinations: Chandragiri Hill

Trip Grade: Easy

Starting point: Kathmandu

Ending point: Kathmandu

Trip type: Hiking

Transportation: Private car

Minimum altitude: 1,400 meters (Kathmandu Valley)

Maximum altitude: 2,475 meters (Chandragiri Hilltop)

Group Size: 1 to 12

Group Type: Group joining, private or solo


Start your Chandragiri adventure at 8:00 AM, start from Kathmandu and reach the Chandragiri base. Enjoy the beautiful scenery on a leisurely walk, starting from your base before 10:00. Early in the morning, walk along the trail to the top of Chandragiri Hill and admire the beauty of the surroundings. Around 1:00 PM, enjoy the panoramic view while enjoying lunch. Explore the Chandragiri Bhaleshwor Temple in depth before 2:30 PM. Then, at 4:00 PM, the journey back to the base begins and the day's journey ends. Return to Kathmandu at 6:00 PM and experience the charm of Chandragiri in one day.

Afternoon (4:00 PM): Descend from Chandragiri Hill to the base and enjoy the view below.

At 6:00 PM: Return to Kathmandu to end an unforgettable day. Enjoy the breathtaking views and spiritual ambiance of Chandragiri Hill. Land, take time to admire the views, and head back to the bustling entertainment city. Embrace the peace of your journey as you look forward to the comfort of the mountainous city of Kathmandu at the end of the day.

Included & Excluded Items in the Trip Package


  • English speaking guide

  • Drinking water

  • Private car as per itinerary


  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • All personal expenses

  • Tips for guide and driver

Reasons to do Chandragiri Hike


Chandragiri offers beautiful panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley with the Himalayas in the background.

Cultural Significance

The trek involves visiting the ancient temple of Chandragiri, a sacred place of cultural and historical importance.

Magical Sunset View

Show the beautiful face of Sunset Mountain, where the atmosphere is beautiful and pleasant.

Near Kathmandu Valley

Chandragiri is conveniently located near Kathmandu, making it a quick escape from the city without having to travel long.

Scenic Views

Chandragiri is a popular place for its beautiful panoramic views. On a clear day, you can see the Langtang range, Ganesha, Manaslu, and Annapurna range, all forming a beautiful view. Below, you’ll see the Kathmandu Valley, which offers a unique view of the city and its surroundings. The natural beauty of the exhibition is fascinating, with the perfect combination of majestic mountains and the charm of the city. Chandragiri offers a clear view where you can admire the majestic peak and enjoy the beauty of the city from a higher point. It is a great example of Nepal’s beautiful landscape and the perfect blend of urban and natural beauty.

Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple

Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple is located on the Chandragiri hill and is a holy place for Hindus, popular among pilgrims and tourists. The tranquility of this church brings peace and makes it the perfect place to sit and relax. The peaceful environment of the temple enhances the spiritual experience of devotees and provides a sanctuary for those seeking solace. With its sacred temples and peaceful surroundings, Chandragiri is a peaceful place where spirituality and serenity blend, leaving a lasting impression on all visitors.

Hiking Trails

The trek to Chandragiri follows a well-marked trail through dense forests, picturesque villages, and sweeping landscapes. Designed for beginners and families, this trail is a little more challenging and offers a fun walk in the beautiful nature of Nepal. Immerse yourself in the local culture as you pass through lush greenery, charming villages, and open landscapes. This beautiful hike is not only suitable for beginners but is also a window into rural life in Nepal. Enjoy the simplicity of the journey that reveals the essence of the land making it the perfect adventurous hike for those looking for a blend of nature and culture in rural life.


About Meal

The hike typically takes around 3 to 4 hours to reach the Chandragiri Hilltop, depending on your pace and fitness level.

It's advisable to start the hike in the morning, around 8:00 AM, to avoid the heat of the afternoon and to have sufficient time to explore the hilltop.

Yes, there is a cable car that can take you to the Chandragiri Hilltop, providing an alternative to hiking.

Yes, there are food stalls and a restaurant on the hilltop where you can purchase refreshments and meals.

Yes, there is the Chandragiri Bhaleshwor Temple at the hilltop, which is a popular pilgrimage site.

Wear comfortable hiking shoes, carry water, sunscreen, a hat, snacks, and a light jacket. Check the weather forecast before starting.

Yes, you have the option to take the cable car down if you prefer not to descend.