Chandragiri Day Hiking - Himalayan Smile Treks

Chandragiri Day Hiking

chandragiri day hiking

chandragiri-trailTrip Price: start from USD 60.00 per Person
Trip Code: HST-AT-17
Trek Start/End: Matatirtha / Hattiban Resort
Grade: Easy
Trek start Elevation: 1650 m.
Highest Elevation: 2729 m.
Group Size: Minimum 2 person, Maximum: 12 People
Best time: Four seasons (Except Monsoon).
Mode of Trek: Day hiking
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours walking.
Departure time: 7 am
Place of departure: In front of Himalayan Smile Treks office, Thamel Kathmandu.

Chandragiri day hiking is one of the best day hiking around at Kathmandu valley. The hiking starts Hindus Temple at  Matatirtha or Hotel Outlook INN. The clean environment makes you different and you feel relaxed in your mind. Also, you can view the panoramic view of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal range. From outlook Inn hotel the trail leads to Chhap Bhanjyang at 2275m through the small village and forest. You will walk 3 hours steep up a stone staircase to the Chhap Bhanjyang.  Here you will get tea and coffees in a local tea shop. This tea shop only open in season time.  After one hour walking through the forest, you will be in Chandragiri Hill at 2729 m.

From Chandragiri Hill, you can observe spectacular mountains view west to east including Mt. Api, Saipal to Everest, Makalu, Kanchenjunga Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Dorje Lakpa and Gaurishankar mountains range.

The Chandragiri inhabitant of an auspicious medical plant(herbs) and it has been found in Chandragiri jungle sub-tropical zone (1,000-2275 m). It is also a remarkable place to observe the verities of birds including Grey Wagtail, Steppe Eagle, Kingfishers, Common Myna, Indian Pond Heron, Oriental Turtle Dove, Red-vented Bulbul, Great Egret, House Crow, House Sparrow, Little Egret, Spotted Dove and so many others. The trail continues two and half hour descend to the Hattiban Resort. Your day hiking in end. Drive to Kathmandu by private vehicle.

Outline of Chandragiri day hiking Itinerary

Chandagiri-hiking-20807:00 – Gather all groups in front of Himalayan Smile Treks office

07:15 – Drive 45m to outlook Inn hotel nearby Matatirtha Temple from HST office

08:00 – Tea and coffee break, in the Outlook Inn hotel, fill up a water bottle or last-minute shopping for the hike.

08:30 –  Start hiking from outlook Inn hotel to Chhap Bhanjyang at 2275m through the small village and forest. Walk for 3 hours.

11:30 – After 3 hours steep climb reach in top Chhap Bhanjyang at 2275m.

11:30 to 12:30 – lunch break for one hour (Pack lunch).

13:30 – Reach top of Chandragiri Hill at 2729m which is rewarded with spectacular views of the mountains.

16:00- The trail continues two and half hour descend to the Hattiban Resort. Your day hiking in end. Tea break for 10m.

16:10 – Drive to Kathmandu by private vehicle. Drop all the group member in front of HST office.

Chandagiri-hiking-172Cost Includes

  • Drive from Himalayan Smile Treks Sataghumti to hike starting point at Hotel Outlook INN.
  • Tea and coffee. Breakfast in your requirement
  • Lunch
  • Tea/coffee or Noodle soup at ending point in Hattiban

Cost Excludes

  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Dinner in Kathmandu (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. Personal illness, strike etc.

Checklist: Walking boots, raincoat, day back, light jackets, extra T-shirts, water bottle (including water) and other personal day hiking equipment

Contact details:
Himalayan Smile Treks and Adventures Pvt. Ltd.
Organizer of Trekking, Tours & Adventures (Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan)
Seven Corner Road, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone No: 977 1 4700386, 4700446, 2291858
Fax No: 977 1 4701336

Side Trip to Chandragiri Hills

Excursion to the Chandragiri hills with cable car

Chandragiri hill is located at the southwestern region from Kathmandu. Chandragiri hills short hiking is the best option for the people who prefer hiking in less challenging terrain. This hike is suitable for all physical fitness level. If you have no experience of hiking you don’t have to worry much about. This hiking is designed for whom who prefers less strain and less challenging. To avoid the sweaty physical effort and make this trip luxurious we have cable car transportation all the way to the top of Chandragiri hilltop from where we can see a panoramic view of Himalaya all the way east to the Everest to Dhaulagiri in the west. This journey will offer more then you expect as the thrilling cable car will lift you through the steep ridge which ultimately takes you to the top at the altitude of 2551m/8367ft.

Chandragiri cable car

After we reach the hilltop the soaring view around and Kathmandu valley surrounded by lush green subtropical forest. The stunning Himalaya panorama in the north will make you feel jolly. After having a warm-up drink we head for a short hike around through the ridge which takes around one hour. The hiking trail goes through the lush green forest where we can see many different kinds of birds, animals, and floras with great herbal value for Ayurveda.  We will come back to hilltop again after hiking few hours then we have launched there. After launch, we visit Doleshor temple there and walk around for a while. After exploring Chandragiri we take cable car again to get back down from where we will be picked up by our car.

View from Chandragiri Hills

In short Chandragiri hills, short hiking offers the great peace inside and the amazing landscape view with less physical challenge also this territory is a great spot for bird watching lovers as many different kinds of birds are found in this area.

 Chandragiri hills  cable car Ticket Prices

Ticket Price        Nepalese            SAARC Countries             Foreigners

One way              NPR 415               NPR 415                             US $ 13.00

Both ways           NPR 700               NPR 700                             US $ 22.00


Discount Policy on the normal price.

  • Children up to 3 feet: Free entry
  • Child (3 feet- 4 feet): 40% discount
  • Differently abled Person: 50% discount
  • Elderly (over 60 years) : 25% discount
  • Students: 25% discount
  • Locals: 25% discount

Remarks: Valid ID card is required to meet the above-mentioned discount policies. For Nepalese Nationality only.


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