Chandragiri Trek

Chandragiri trek is the western bordering hill which is very close distance from Kathmandu valley. Chandragiri hill has religious and historical significance, and it provides enchanting natural beauties. During winter this place is covered by snow and looks like Himalaya peaks. This is very virgin land for trekking as it is recently opened for trekking. Even in short distance of Kathmandu valley, this trekking trail is isolated and provides us experience of real country side.

Historically it is said that the Great King Prithivi Narayan Shah saw beautiful Kathmandu valley from the top of Chandragiri and developed the strategy to conquer three states of Kathmandu namely: Kantipur, Patan, and Bhadgaun. Religiously, on the top of Chandragiri there is a famous Hindu temple called Bhaleswor. It is believed that Baleswor temple is created out of forehead of Lord Shiva’ s consort Satidevi who was being carried by Lord Shiva after her suicidal death. It is believed that people who visit Bhaleswor temple fulfill their wishes. This temple was reachable only after 3-4 hours walking from famous Hindu Temple Matathirtha located on the bottom of Chandragiri hill, but now it is accessible by Cable Car.

Interestingly after the cable car connection, trekking to Chandragiri hill has been popular and people love to trek up in a very peaceful and soothing atmosphere to relax their mind and rejuvenate. Away from robotic and hectic city life, there is Chandragiri hill trekking to refresh you. Chandragiri hill trekking is a wonderful chance to observe the semi-urban life of people at the edge of Kathmandu, panoramic view of mountains ranges from Annapurna to west and Mt.Everest to the east, and breathtaking view of Kathmandu valley.

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Day 01: Drive to Matatirtha, 5 Hours Trekking

A professional trekking guide from Real Adventure comes to your hotel to pick up you and drive south west of Kathmandu towards Matathirtha. After visiting Mathathirtha temple, which is dedicated to mothers, we start walking up via stone paved steps. From very beginning, we walk inside community forest with chirping of birds, exchanging greetings with local cow and goat herders. We get glimpse of mammals, butterflies and birds like.g. Grey-bellied Cuckoo (Cacomantis passerines), Drongo Cuckoo (Surniculus lugubris), Eurasian Golden Oriole (Oriolus oriolus) etc. Two nationally threatened bird species, Barn Owl (Tyto alba) and Pied Thrush (Zoothera wardii). After two hour we reach to Chhap Bhanjyang, the place with seasonal tea house and take rest with alluring view of Kathmandu valley and breathe a fresh air. The more uphill we walk the more clear view of Kathmandu valley we enjoy and snowcapped mountain peaks like Annapurna, Langtang, Manaslu, Gaurishanker, Ganesh Himal and Mt. Everest. Another 1 hour trek thorough steep route takes us to summit of Chandragiri. Upon arriving, you will be thrilled by 180 degree view of mountain peaks straddling from Annapurna to Mt. Everest. Close to recently built, Bhaleswor temple, there is a view tower at 2547 above sea level which provides jaw dropping view of Himalayas. Children Park, open air theatre and shopping area are also major attraction of Chandragiri. We can have lunch at café with nice view. After lunch we return back either via same route or we can trek down to Hattiban Resort for two and half hour and take a ride back to hotel.

Cost Includes

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  • Pick up and drop off in a private tourist vehicle
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Packet Lunch
  • Licensed, English-speaking Real Adventure Nepal hiking guide
  • All government taxes
  • Tourist service charge
Cost Excludes

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  • ip for the hiking guide (Tipping is expected)
  • Any expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section



Trip Facts

  • Duration:1 Days
  • Grade:Easy
  • Rating:Best
  • Region:Day trek in Kathmandu
  • Trip:Day trek in Kathmandu Nepal Day Tours and Treks
  • Activity:Day trek in Kathmandu, Chandragiri Hill Trek,
  • Max.Altitude:2551 M ft.

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