Chandragiri Hike is one of the best one day hikes located in the south western part of the Kathmandu valley. The Chandragiri range stands before a picturesque and enticing trail. Beginning from Thankot,the Chandragiri hike takes to the maximum elevation of 2729m. For people who prefer a less challenging hike, the Chandragiri hike is the best. The Chandragiri forest is home to a wide range of flora and founa. The route passes thorugh the small villages along the way and the lush green forest. The Chandragiri Hike is a escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

About Chandragiri

Chandragiri Hill proves a mesmerizing view of the hills and Himalayas surrounding the area and also the valley down below. The Chandragiri Jungle has a sub-tropical zone ranging from 1000-2275 meters. Chandragiri Hills give an opportunity to view the mountain range like Gaurishankar, DorjeLakpa, Kanchanjunga, Manaslu and others. Chandragiri can be reached through the cable car or alternately through hiking. The Chandragiri Hills is growing as a popular tourist destination since the past years.

The Route

The hike takes about a day and is best for all four seasons except the monsoon season due to the rugged and slippery roads due to heavy rainfall. The hike takes approximately 6 to 7 hours of walking. Beginning from Thankot at the time of 7 am, the route leads to Matatirtha. Then the route takes to the ChaapBhanjyang which is elevated at the height of 2275m . The route leads to a 3 hour steep climb towards ChhapBhanjhyang. After lunch, the hike continues and leads to the Chandragiri hills. After getting an immaculate and rewarding view of the hills and mountains, the route leads back to your destination. It is regarded as one of the easiest routes which lies on the outskirts of the Kathmandu valley.

The Scenery

From views of the high standing Everest in the east to the picturesque Dhaulagiri in the west, Chandragiri offers a remarkable view of the milky white Himalayas stretching across the valley.One gets to observe the culturally diverse small villages along the way. The villagers are known to be particular warm and inviting. All along the trail, one can experience the lush forest surrounding the area and the chirping of the birds. Some of the birds that can be viewed include Indian Pond Heron, Spotted Dove, Red-vented Bulbul, Great Egret, and more. 

Trip Highlights

  • Chandragiri Hike is one of the best one day hikes located in the south western part of the Kathmandu valley.
  • The Chandragiri range stands before a picturesque and enticing trail. Beginning from Thankot,the Chandragiri hike takes to the maximum elevation of 2729m. For people who prefer a less challenging hike, the Chandragiri hike is the best.
  • The Chandragiri forest is home to a wide range of flora and fauna.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Chandragiri Hike

What's Included

  • we offer you one very nice driver with brand new car.
  • pick up drop off from/to your hotel or airport .
  • One hiking guide with tour Knowledge  .
  • Hiking pass.
  • One Lunch mid of hiking .

What's Excluded

  • Entrance fee of monument if you visit . 
  • Tip for driver and guide.                 
  • All extra shopping

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Chandragiri Hike

    The hike takes about a day and is best for all four seasons except the monsoon season due to the rugged and slippery roads due to heavy rainfall. The hike takes approximately 6 to 7 hours of walking. Beginning from Thankot at the time of 7 am, the route leads to Matatirtha. Then the route takes to the ChaapBhanjyang which is elevated at the height of 2275m . The route leads to a 3 hour steep climb towards ChhapBhanjhyang. After lunch, the hike continues and leads to the Chandragiri hills. After getting an immaculate and rewarding view of the hills and mountains, the route leads back to your destination. It is regarded as one of the easiest routes which lies on the outskirts of the Kathmandu valley.