Chandragiri day hike
  • Duration: 8 Hours
  • Diffculty Level: Easy 
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Best Time: Jan-Dec
  • Activity: Day Hike
  • Max. Altitude: 2550m


  • Best one-day hike
  • Panoramic view of mountains as far as Annapurna, Everest, and Manaslu.
  • Chandragiri range Lush forests and mountain vistas
  • Picturesque and enticing trail
  • The chirping sound of the birds
  • Elevation of 2729m
  • Wide range of flora and fauna.

“Chandragiri Hike – Mountain Vistas from Kathmandu”

Chandragiri Hike is the latest hot hiking trail around Kathmandu Valley. The latest addition of cable car, Bhaleshwor Temple, and King Prithivi Narayan Shah Statue on top of the hill made the trail very famous. Green lush forest, stunning view of Kathmandu Valley, and mountain vistas definitely excite every hiker.

As recently the Chandragiri Hike trail is maintained by the Nepal Tourism Board as well. During the lockdown, many trekking guides and support crew members worked on upgrading the trail. Therefore, hiking on this trail now is even more comfortable and fun.

Hikers start their hiking from the foothill of Chandragiri hill nearby Thankot Cable Car Station. The trail is vertically steep. However, the staircase and paved way make it comfortable for the hikers to walk on. The chirping sound of the birds makes it even more enchanting.

Our travel planners recommend all tourists at least allocate a day for this hike during their holiday in Nepal.

Chandragiri Hiking Trail Extensions

There are three legendary destinations where hikers can extend their trekking. Kulekhani, Dakshinkali, and Daman are places where trekkers can extend their hiking. If you are searching to spend overnight at these destinations this route offers the best short walking adventure.

From the top of the Chandragiri, hikers can get a panoramic view of mountains as far as Annapurna, Everest, and Manaslu. Apart from these top ten tallest mountains of the world, there are numerous other mountains like Ganesh, Langtang, Jugal, Dorje Lakpa, etc. are seen from the top.

Hikers don’t need to return to the same trail they hiked. The hiking ends at Tau Daha. From the top of Chandragiri hill, the hikers hike downhill through green lush forests all the way to Tau Daha.

Book the Chandragiri Hike and spend one day of your life to the fullest. Lush forests and mountain vistas help you rejuvenate.


  • Altitude2550m
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Chandragiri Hike is a short day hike for 6-8 hours for an average traveler. Today early in the morning after a light breakfast, we start our journey to Chandragiri. We will pick you up from your hotel and drive to iconic Kirtipur Durbar Square, Kirtipur which has historical monuments and is full of Newari culture. We then drive a few kilometers to Machhagaun where we start a hike up in a slight green lush forest with a lot of medicinal herbs and a range of flora and fauna. we travel over a green trail lined with woods and offering breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. We go to Chandragiri to see the temple and its grounds rewarded with spectacular views of the Alps from the summit. From Mt. Api to Everest, and from Makalu to Kanchenjunga, the hill provides an unobstructed vista of the Alps.

You can also see the beauty of Kathmandu valley with a bird's eye view. We drive back to Kathmandu after spending some happy moments in Chandragiri. After the short day hike, we will drop you off at your accommodation in Kathmandu.

What's Included
  • Experienced driver and a private vehicle.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel or airport.
  • One hiking guide is well-versed on the tour.
  • Pass for hiking.
  • Midway through the hike, a meal.
What's Excluded
  • If you visit the monument, there is a cost to enter.
  • Driver and guide receive a gratuity.
  • All of your excess shopping

Additional Info

For a short day tour, Chandragiri hill climbing can be done one-way ascending or descending by cable car. Around Chandragiri, you can prolong your day trip for one and overnight for a multi-day hike. If necessary, a professional guide and private tourist transportation will be provided, as well as a porter. You can also do a 5- to 7-hour day tour starting in the morning or in the middle of the day. Mountains like Manaslu, Langtang range, Gaurishankar, Ganesh Himal, and others may be seen from the massif. Price varies depending on whether you are a solo or a group, so please be flexible in your request.

Trek Guide

Yolo Hike offers you with good and fluent English-speaking certified guide, who have a complete idea about the route and places during a hike, are well trained both mentally and physically with First Aid training.


  • Q1. What is the best time for Chandragiri Hike

    Chandragiri Hike is a short trek in the south of Kathmandu valley located at 2550m above sea level, a famed sunset viewpoint that is suitable to trek in any season due to its natural troposphere always being constant, but if you want to see the best of the trek February to June is the recommended time. You can see and feel a crystal-clear sky with evergreen flora and mountain vistas.

  • Chandragiri Hike is a day hike, one of the nearest and short treks in nepal. Every local and foreign found it easier and suitable for any situation. Some of the travelers make the complete hike in about 5 to 6 hours but if you are traveling from a different country then you will complete it around 8 to 9 hours depending upon the situation.

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