One Day Hike to Chandragiri

Chandragiri is one of the best hikes around Kathmandu Valley, taking you through a clean and fresh environment. It takes 6 to 7 hours. During the hike, observe the panoramic view of the Langtang, Mt. Api, Makalu, Kanchenjunga, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and Gaurishankar mountain ranges. This is the best option to get rid of the crowded Kathmandu Valley. The view tower, the playground for children, and Bhaleshwor Temple are the major attractions of the site.

A scenic drive from the hotel in Kathmandu to Machhegaun, the base of Chandragiri Hill, ends at the summit. The trail goes through the evergreen forest and zig-zag route. The trail is short and easy. The journey takes us to the various settlements of different ethnic groups. The forest in Chandragiri is a remarkable place to observe the various species of birds, including the Grey Wagtail, Kingfishers, Common Myna, Oriental Turtle Dove, Red-vented Bulbul, Great Egret, Little Egret, Spotted Dove, and so many others. Chandragiri has been a religious destination. The major attractions of the site are the View Tower, the playground for children, and the Bhaleshwor Temple. It is believed that the temple has the power to fulfill the wishes of visitors. We will have a 360-degree view from Mt. Everest in the east to Mt. Dhaulagiri in the west, along with views of the high hills between the valleys. After spending some quality time together, we will take the cable car all the way down.


  • Best day hiking spot
  • Best view point & Cable Car
  • Beautiful sunrise view point
  • Walk inside green Jungle.

Trip Facts

Duration: 1 days
Max altitude: 2729m
Difficulty: Easy
Season: All month
Equipment: Basic trekking gear

Our Offer

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally
+ One way cable car entry ticket
+ Hiking in private vehicle by professional guide
+ Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
+ Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with host family

Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country
- Lunch & Dinner during tour
- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)
- Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc.
- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt


Tour Equipment

Please bring following stated equipment. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Trekking Pole

Trip Related Information

Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure(IHSA)

  Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses

Nepal Visas

You need a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15-day visa and £35 for a 30-day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entries. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. For further information, visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports, there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90-day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Money and Gratuity

Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to graduate their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuity; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 12 - 20 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.




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