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Chandragiri Day Hike

Trip Cost: USD 140

Chandragiri Day Hike Highlights 

1. 1:25 hours road trip before and after hiking

2. Chandragiri Hills cable car for 15 minutes

3. Panoramice view Annapurna-Everest from Bhaleswor Temple

4. 5-hour hike from Chadragiri to Hattiban  

5. Close to nature with photographs


Chandragiri Day Hike commences at Chandragiri Hills Cable Car Station (1569 m-2520 m) through panoramic trails leading the Hattiban Resort and Pharping-Dakshinkali Road. Chandragiri Hill is 16 kilometres from Thamel, Kathmandu, and takes a 30-minute drive. Purchase a one-way cable car ticket for a thrilling trip above a forested hill station (15 minutes) with fascinating views of Kathmandu Valley, Langtang and Dorje Lakpa Himalayas. 

Chandragiri Day Hike (14.9 km) usually takes 5-6 hours in a group, individual pace with a rest and photograph. The path is moderate level to pass six uphill sections with impressive views of the surrounding landscape, Kathmandu Valley, Annapurna to Everest Himalayas and endless ranges of hills. The hiking routes comprise stone steps, forest, downhill and uphill trails, witnessing lush green forests occasionally, and glimpses the panoramic views of the Himalayas and Kathmandu Valley on a clear day.

Along the trail, meet a few tea shops for tea and snacks, signposts, and sideways. Take only the middle walking paths leading Champa Devi Temple (2275 m) without left and right footpaths. The route identifies the Mahadev cave, a few viewpoints, signposts, and white and yellow colour lines on rocks and trees. Place of Hattiban Resort and Chandragiri Hill, Bhaleswor Mahadeva Temple, and restaurant offers nature walking, refreshments, relaxation and peace with a view of the Himalayas and the Kathmandu Valley. 

Chandragiri Hiking requires comfortable hiking shoes, sunscreen, water, and snacks. Nepali people hike independently, though a tourist guide is worth safety and information about culture, history, and mountain views. Respect the nature trail, follow guidelines, and be mindful of your surroundings without throwing any rubbish during the day hike. The Bhasmasur and Champa Devi hills are a range of Chandragiri Hill.

The Chandrgiri, Bhasmasur, Champa Devi hills and Hattiban Resort area are the day hiking opportunities to explore natural and cultural beauty with the breathtaking Himalayas and Kathmandu Valley views. The visitors enjoy Chandragiri Hill with facilities like a resort, restaurant, view tower, zipline, and hiking paths with the Himalayas view on a clear day. The hiking requires a cable car ticket, transportation of the cable car station (40 minutes) and return to the hotel (35 minutes), snacks, and a hiking guide.

Chandragiri Day Hike Cost 2024-2025

Group Size: 1 pax tourist - $140

Group Size: 2-3 pax tourists - $80 Per Person

Group Size: 4-6 pax tourists - $70 Per Person

Group Size: 7-12 pax tourists - $60 Per Person