Chandragiri Hiking trip is a beautiful nature hiking in the lush forest of Chandragiri hill in the southwestern part of Kathmandu valley. The goes to one of the high ridge tops of Kathmandu valley through beautiful and peaceful forest area. The hiking route has recently come into operation and is getting extremely popular among the nature hikers.
The hiking starts after a drive of about 30 minutes from Thamel to Matatirtha village at the foothills of towering Chandragiri. After a short tea break and hiking preparation, you start hiking towards the Chandragiri hill top. It’s a long day walk of about 7 hours both ways. The ascent is as steep us as it can be but it goes through the woods so it feels cooler even on a hot day. About 3 hours of walk takes you to Chhap Bhanjyang where you can take short rest before moving forward to the top.
Once you reach the top, it brings you incredible panorama of the Himalayan range from east to west. A spectacular long range view of the snow-capped mountain and bustling Kathmandu valley is just breathtaking. Chandragiri hill has become a highly sought after destination among the locals as well after a cable car company has started its service from the foothills to its top. The top has good facilities of restaurant, bar and a spectacular view point. After spending good hours on the top, you start descending via the same route. You have option of taking the cable car down to the bottom.