The Chandragiri cable car tour offers delightful views of the pristine mountain Series comprising hilly-green scenery and the Historical Bhaleshwor temple.
The Chandragiri Hill Tour is a real treasure for all types of people, who want to escape the busy city life for a day. Many visitors who come to Nepal, don’t know about Chandragiri hill, but I would say, do not miss it if you are in Kathmandu. It is just a 2 to 3 hours round trip, and you get an opportunity to enjoy the pine-covered forest, the valley of Kathmandu, and the popular Mountain range of Nepal.
From the top of Chandragiri hill, you have a spectacular view of Annapurna, Langtang, and the Ganesh Himal mountain range. The backdrop of the Chandragiri hill will take your breath away. You have incredible views from the top. It is a few-hour tour, but within a short period, you can experience quite some interesting facts about Nepal.
The Bhaleshor Mahadev Temple and Chandragiri hill are 2,552 m high from sea level. It is the highest hill near Kathmandu. The cable car ride goes over the dense forest, and it is 2.5 kilometers in distance. This short cable car tour makes you refresh at least for a few hours. The cable car ride into the talk takes about 10 minutes (one way).
It is the best day hike near Kathmandu to witness the magical Himalayas and Historical temple.
There is an alternative option on foot if you want to walk. The forest is very isolated, dense and sometimes not proper route too, that you should go with friends or a guide. Many visitors take a cable car ride way up to the hilltop, and after way back, they trek through the forest on foot.
Hiking from the top of the Chandragiri hill station to the bottom, there are different atmospheres so, you will collect many experiences from the hike.
You can take a cable car on the way up and hike way down to the bottom. It will be the best tour experience near Kathmandu.
However, there are many day tours near Kathmandu valley. And all of them provide different experiences, but the Chandragiri hill tour is the one from where you gain various knowledge about Hinduism and natural beauty.
The legend of Chandragiri Hill goes back to 300 BC. It began when Shruthakevali Bhadrabahu and Chandragupta Maurya visited the place to attain religious peace.
The name of the Chandragiri hill Valeshower temple was resulting from the holy men living here. Chanda refers to the name of the sage (Chandragupta) and Rishi, Sanskrit to Holy man.
Before that, the hill was called, and it dominates the history of the town of Shravanabelagola between the 3rd century BC and 12th century AD.
Further, It was not until the Jain traditions linked the Maurya Empire Emperor Chandragupta and his teacher Bhadrabahu to Kalbappu and subsequently changed the name. Still, today you can find 47 memorials. They go back to the 7th and 8th centuries and belong among others, to nine nuns and five valued households in the area. These memorials are a reminder of the popularity, customs, and importance of this small hill.
Hindu mythology tells that this is the place where Satidevi lost her forehead when Lord Mahadev carried her dead body. Thus, it is a pure hill station regarding God and beliefs.
The price of the Chandragiri cable car ticket is reasonable. This tour is new and near Kathmandu. However, the cost of cable car tickets is classified locally and internationally. The local price is cheaper.
Nepali Citizens: ⇒ 700 NPR (Both ways) & 415 NPR (One way)
SAARC Citizens: ⇒ 1,120 NPR (Both ways) & 664 NPR (One way)
Chinese Citizens: ⇒ $ 15 USD (Both ways) & $ 9 USD (One way)
Other Citizens: ⇒ $ 22 USD (Both ways) & $ 13 USD (One way)
⇒ Kids below 3 ft. Is free
⇒ Kid 3-4 ft. Tall get 40 % Discount,
⇒ Students get a 25 % discount on the total price.
⇒ Locals from the Chandragiri area get a 25 % discount,
⇒ Physically or mentally disabled visitors, get a 50 % discount
⇒ Old age people over 60 years, get a 25 % discount
8:30 am: We provide pick-up service from your location or hotel/hostel.
9:15 am: Arrive at Chandragiri gill base and get the cable car drive to the top.
9:30 am: Arrive at Chandragiri Hilltop,
9:30 am – 11:30 am: Explore Bhaleshor Temple and enjoy the stunning 180-degree view from the top.
11:45 am: Hike Down steeply to Chandragiri hill base counter, which is about 3hours descending through the forest.
3: pm: Drive back to your Hotel
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Chandragiri hill is in Kathmandu. It is located in the south-west of Kathmandu valley. Kalanki is a popular junction in Kathmandu valley so, from here is just 7 km in distance.
The cable car opens at 8 am and closes at 5 pm. But on Saturday and local public holiday it opens at 8 am and close at 6 pm.
Chandragiri cable car ride is not so long. It is only 9 minutes to reach.
Maximum 8 people can ride in one box. Even children below 3 years old are counted.
It all depends on your interest. Chandragiri hill station is wide and there is quite something to spend time. However, you can spend a minimum of 2 to 3 hours.
Yes, for sure you can but you are prohibited to move a lot.
The climate up there is changeable as it is situated at 2500 m. If you visit early in the morning you have more chances to witness the Himalayas. If you are there to see mountains, then dry seasons are recommended. Spring season (March to May) and autumn season (Sep. – Nov)
If you are lucky, sometimes during January you can see some snow up here.
The main purpose to visit this hill station is to witness the beauty of the Annapurna, Ganesh him, and Langtang range.
And, next, some people travel to Chandragiri hill tour for religious purposes. Additionally, because there is a Valeshor Mahadev sanctuary to the highest point of the mountain and staggering perspective so, many snow crests.
Yes, on the top of Chandragiri Hill, there are few beautiful restaurants, where they serve local, Chinese, westerns, and Indian foods. After visiting the temple, you may stop there for food, and at the same time, you can observe incredible views.