If you want a quick escape from your everyday chaotic life, then Chandragiri, one of the highest hills surrounding the Kathmandu valley, is a very popular tourist destination for its history and natural beauty. The current addition of Chandragiri Cable car service has made it one of the most visited local destinations of Kathmandu valley.
Chandragiri hill is located on southwestern outskirts of Kathmandu valley lies about 8 km away from Thankot at an elevation of 2550meters. The journey takes less than an hour from the center of Kathmandu. The hill station has a lot to offer to nature lovers, the adventurer tourists ,families and friends. The weather condition of Chandragiri hill between October and December is the best time to visit as the skies are generally clear and the views spectacular. you can follow Chandragiri-Chitlang Hiking which will be very memorable short trip.
Travelers here can enjoy the mesmerizing view of Kathmandu valley and a panoramic view of many stunning mountains like The Mt. Everest, Annapurna range & Manaslu Himal. The hill is covered with a lush green blanket of flora making it one of the most loved destination for couples.
Whenever a strong wave coupled with rains plunges the temperature on deep winter, there is a high possibility of snow fall. That is the moment when everything truly stops and people all over the valley rush to catch the very glimpse of snow, making the view most majestic of all time.
Chandragiri hill has its own historical significance. From this same hill Late King Prithvi Narayan Shah started the campaign to capture Kathmandu and unify it. So in his memory, we can find his beautiful statue at the right side of the Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple. It is believed that Late King Prithvi Narayan shah worshipped at that temple before conquering the valley. The temple of Bhaleshwor Mahadev adds cultural significance as well to this place. Many Hindus from all around the country visit here with great belief.
At 2,547 meters above sea level, the view tower gives you a panoramic 180-degree view of the majestic Himalayas. From the Annapurna ranges to Mt. Everest. The snow capped peaks feel like they are just an arm’s length away from you.
Chandragiri hills has little bit of everything to offer to every generation. So if you are looking for a good escape from the city crowd this place is highly recommended.