Chandragiri Hill Hiking

Trip Duration 6
Max Altitude 2500M
Group Size 1-20
Best Time for Visit March to May, September to December

Trip Overview

Chandragiri Hill Hiking Trip Overview

The Chandragiri Hill hiking trip is an enchanting adventure that takes nature enthusiasts and avid hikers on a thrilling journey to the majestic Chandragiri Hill, located in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal. With its breathtaking landscapes and rich historical significance, this expedition offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. The hike commences at the base of Chandragiri Hill, where participants gets greetings with lush greenery, tranquil surroundings, and the promise of an unforgettable experience. The trail, varying in difficulty, caters to both seasoned hikers and beginners. Throughout the hike, trekkers get treatment with awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peaks, terraced fields, and quaint villages dotting the countryside. As the trek advances, adventurers will encounter the Chandragiri Cable Car, an optional way to reach the hilltop. Alternatively, the more daring can also continue on foot, taking in the freshness of the air and the music of nature. At the summit, a breathtaking panorama of the Kathmandu Valley unfolds, providing a mesmerizing backdrop for well-deserved photo opportunities.

Exploring the Enchanting Chandragiri Hill and its Historic Fort

One of the highlights of the Chandragiri Hill hike is the historic Chandragiri Fort, dating back to the 16th century. This ancient marvel offers insight into the region's rich past, adding an extra layer of cultural significance to the journey. Tour guides often share intriguing stories and legends that surround the fort, enhancing the overall experience. The hike can be done in a day, making it an ideal escapade for those with limited time, or it can also be combined with an overnight stay at a local lodge to savor the serenity of the hills and witness stunning sunrise and sunset views. As with any trek, it is crucial for participants to prepare adequately with appropriate hiking gear, comfortable clothing, and sufficient water and snacks. Hiring an experienced guide recommend to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip while gaining valuable insights into the local culture and history.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Chandragiri Hill hiking trip offers an exhilarating escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life, presenting a remarkable opportunity to immerse oneself in Nepal's natural beauty and ancient heritage. This adventure promises to create lasting memories and inspire a deep appreciation for the wonders of the great outdoors.

 Trip Highlight

  • Experience the vibrant energy of Kathmandu as you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, ready for your adventure.
  • Enjoy a seamless transition to your hotel in Kathmandu, where comfort awaits after your journey.
  • Settle into your accommodation, taking a moment to relax and rejuvenate before exploring the city.
  • Dive into the rich tapestry of Nepalese culture as you wander through bustling bazaars, marvel at intricate temples, and savor local cuisine.
  • Immerse yourself in the historical and spiritual wonders of Kathmandu, from Durbar Square to the Monkey Temple.
  • Begin your trek with a scenic drive to Matatirtha, followed by a rewarding hike through lush forests to Chandragiri Base Camp.
  • Visit Matatirtha Temple- locally Famous for Matatirtha Aunsi festival, a day to honour mothers and motherhood
  • Take a break midday to enjoy a delicious meal amidst the tranquility of the surrounding nature.
  • Rise early to witness the majestic sunrise over the Himalayas as you ascend towards the summit of Chandragiri Hill.
  • Marvel at the panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan range from Annapurna Range to Mahalangur Himal Range, capturing unforgettable moments with your camera.
  • Take time to explore Chandragiri Hilltop and its surroundings, soaking in the tranquility of the mountain wilderness.
  • After a fulfilling day of exploration, descend back to Chandragiri Base Camp for a well-deserved rest.
  • Spend the afternoon relaxing amidst the natural beauty, whether through leisurely walks or quiet meditation sessions.
  • Descend back to Thankot, bidding farewell to the mountains as you prepare to return to Kathmandu.
  • Make the most of your time in Kathmandu, exploring markets, shopping for souvenirs, or indulging in Nepalese cuisine.
  • Gather with your fellow hikers for a farewell dinner, sharing stories and memories from your Chandragiri adventure.
  • Enjoy some free time in Kathmandu for last-minute sightseeing or shopping, reflecting on the experiences of your journey.
  • Bid farewell to Kathmandu as you make your way to Tribhuvan International Airport, marking the end of your unforgettable trip.
  • Reflect on the beauty of Chandragiri and the warmth of Nepalese hospitality as you depart from Kathmandu.
  • Depart with hearts full of memories and spirits enriched by the mountain escapade.
  • Embrace the end of a remarkable journey amidst the towering peaks of the Himalayas, ready to cherish the experiences forever.


Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, travelers are greeted by the bustling energy of this vibrant city. After clearing customs and collecting luggage, a pre-arranged transfer takes them to their chosen hotel in Kathmandu. Here, amidst the lively atmosphere of the city, they check-in and unwind, relishing the comfort of their accommodation after the journey. As the sun sets, casting a warm glow over Kathmandu’s ancient streets, travelers venture out to explore. Immersed in the colorful tapestry of Nepalese culture, they meander through bustling bazaars, marvel at intricate temples, and savor the enticing aromas of local cuisine wafting from street food stalls and cozy restaurants alike. It’s an evening of sensory delights, offering a tantalizing glimpse into the heart and soul of Kathmandu.

Our Tour Guide leads you to explore around Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Explore historical and spiritual attractions; including the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square; the House of Living Goddess “Kumari” and Kasthamandup temple” (said to have been built from a single tree in 16th century), Big bell-Big drams, Erotic carvings in old temples, old palace etc., Bouddhanath; one of the largest Stupas in Nepal, and Swayambhunath – situated on top of a hill and known as the Monkey Temple, it is one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the world, which has been registered in UNESCO heritage side. Pasupatinath; Hindus holy place, Sadhus and pilgrims bathing at occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats, located on the holy Bagmati river. Finally we have sightseeing in beautiful Patan and Durbar squares; the Krisna Temple has build only of stone with incredible feats of craftsmanship, Patan king’s palace, the Golden temple, and much more! Patan is very famous for woodcarving, Metal works, Temples and Monasteries. If we have time there are still more remarkable sites. One of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley, “Bhaktapur” is known as the Living Museum. With old brick-paved enclaves of the old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, and Datatriya temple feature exquisite artwork which offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. After these activities we go back to hotel and prepare for the treks. Stay overnight at hotel. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 1,350m
  • Sightseeing

With the anticipation of adventure in the crisp morning air, travelers rise early to fuel themselves with a hearty breakfast before embarking on their journey to Matatirtha, 10 Km from Kathmandu city center, the gateway to the Chandragiri hike, a mere 45-minute drive from Kathmandu. As they arrive, excitement builds as they set foot on the trail, greeted by the verdant embrace of lush forests and winding scenic paths. Amidst the tranquil beauty of nature, they ascend steadily, each step revealing new wonders of the landscape. Pausing midday, they find respite at a picturesque spot along the trail, where they enjoy a well-deserved lunch amidst the serenity of the surroundings. Energized, they resume their hike, pressing forward until they reach the tranquil sanctuary of Chandragiri Base Camp. Here, they check-in at the lodge or campsite, easing into a state of relaxation, nourished by a comforting dinner. As twilight descends, the expansive night sky beckons, inviting travelers to gaze upon a celestial spectacle. Underneath the canopy of stars, they unwind, immersing themselves in the tranquility of the mountain night, a perfect conclusion to a day filled with adventure and natural beauty.

As the first light of dawn illuminates the horizon, hikers eagerly rise early to witness the majestic spectacle of the sunrise casting its golden hues over the Himalayas. After a hearty breakfast, they embark on the final leg of their journey, ascending towards the summit of Chandragiri Hill. Upon reaching the pinnacle, a breathtaking panorama unfolds before their eyes, showcasing the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayan range in all their glory. From the towering heights of Mount Everest to the serene beauty of Langtang and Ganesh Himal, every vista captivates with its sheer grandeur. Cameras click incessantly as hikers capture these awe-inspiring moments, forever preserving memories of this unforgettable experience. After soaking in the vistas, they explore the hilltop and its surroundings, immersing themselves in the tranquility of the mountain wilderness. With appetites whetted by the invigorating mountain air, they descend back to Chandragiri Base Camp for a well-deserved lunch. The afternoon invites relaxation and rejuvenation, whether through leisurely nature walks amidst the verdant landscape or quiet meditation sessions, allowing hikers to connect with the natural beauty that surrounds them. As dusk falls, a hearty dinner awaits, followed by a peaceful night’s rest at the base camp, serenaded by the gentle whispers of the mountains under a starlit sky.

Following a replenishing breakfast, adventurers ready themselves for the descent back to Thankot, retracing their steps along the trail that had led them to Chandragiri’s heights. As they descend, they’re enveloped once again in the mesmerizing beauty of the landscape, with each step offering new glimpses of wildlife and captivating scenery. Eventually arriving at Thankot, they bid farewell to the mountains and board their transport back to Kathmandu. Upon returning to the city, they check-in at their hotel, taking a moment to refresh and rejuvenate after their exhilarating hike. With the remainder of the day at their leisure, travelers have the opportunity to explore Kathmandu’s bustling markets, perusing unique souvenirs and immersing themselves in the city’s vibrant atmosphere. Alternatively, they may opt for a serene interlude at a local café, savoring the flavors of Nepalese cuisine or simply basking in the ambiance. As the evening unfolds, the group gathers once more for a farewell dinner, sharing stories and laughter as they reminisce about the challenges and triumphs of their Chandragiri adventure, forging lasting memories amidst the camaraderie of fellow hikers.

As the Chandragiri Hill hiking trip draws to a close, travelers find themselves with some free time in Kathmandu, their departure contingent upon their flight schedule. With this opportunity, they may opt for some last-minute sightseeing, perhaps revisiting favorite landmarks or exploring hidden gems they hadn’t yet discovered. Alternatively, they might indulge in a bit of shopping, browsing through vibrant markets for souvenirs to take home as mementos of their Nepalese adventure. Eventually, it’s time to bid farewell to Kathmandu as they make their way to Tribhuvan International Airport for their departure flight. With hearts full of memories and spirits enriched by their mountain escapade, they reflect on the beauty of Chandragiri and the warmth of Nepalese hospitality, marking the end of a remarkable journey amidst the towering peaks of the Himalayas.

Departures & Availability

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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy, are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

Price include

  • Arrival to until Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Hotel in Kathmandu before trek and after trek overnight with BBB Plan.
  • Welcome and farewell Dinner with Nepali Cultural restaurant.
  • All comfortable Star level Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea, coffee, chocolate during the trekking.
  • Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Matatirtha, Dakshinkali to Kathmandu private car/ van.
  • English speaking friendly Guide and helpful strong porters and their lodging and food.
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing by City Tour Guide with entry fee and transportation.
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS Cards.
  • Insurances for Guides and Porters.
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
  • Medical Kit Bag during the trek.
  • Camping Gears and staff.

Price Excludes

  • Cold drinks; coke, Fanta, sprite, and mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, beer, and bar bills.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance.
  • Souvenir or other expenses during the trekking.
  • Personal mountaineering gears.
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.

Gears And Equipment

Trip Information

The Chandragiri Range edges along the southeastern part of Kathmandu Valley at an elevation of 2275m. There are so many interesting stories about Chandra Giri Hill. Legend has it that this summit was once so rich in Chandan (Sandalwood) trees that Goddess Parvati herself, the mythical mother of all living beings, rummaged around its foothills to look for them. In fact, some scholars believe that the name Chandragiri was derived from the original Chandan- Giri, Giri Meaning Mountain in Sanskrit – although, considering the exploits of Rana Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher, it might be equally tempting to attribute the name to him.

Chandragiri Hike is an exotic vacation for those who are extremely interested to see the varieties of birds at the closest distance from Kathmandu Valley. Here you can see Red-vented Bulbul, Great Egret, Grey Wagtail, House Crow, House Sparrow, Little Egret, Oriental Turtle Dove, Spotted Dove, Steppe Eagle, Kingfishers, Common Myna, Indian Pond Heron, Tit and so many others. Many Medical plants of Nepal have been found in the Chandragiri jungle sub-tropical zone (1,000-2275 m). This Magic Shangri-La of Nepal offers the scenic ecstasy of the Kathmandu valley and unparalleled sunrises. Chandragiri Hill is the warm home of Leopards Barking deer, Jackal, Bears, and red cats, and other types of wild animals which is unbelievable. Chandragiri Hiking is a good first trip near Kathmandu which we offer to our clients who are not much more interested to see city life but want to see the real village life of Nepal within a short duration. You will trek through the jungle and small villages. You will enjoy rural life while on this short trek. The trek starts from Matatirtha, 10 Km from Kathmandu city center, and ends in Dakshinkali which is a famous goddess of Hindu devotes.

Chandragiri Hill Hiking Route Map

Chandragiri Hill Hiking Map


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