|Destination:||Nepal||Activity:||Travels & Tours|
|Duration:||1 day||Group Size:||Minimum 02|
|Max Altitude:||2551 Meters||Difficulty:||Easy|
Chandragiri Hike with Cable car Enjoy scenic full-day hiking in the forested hills of Kathmandu valley along with the beautiful panorama of Himalayas and city-scape. Chandragiri (2551m) is part of the high hills that surround the Kathmandu valley and home to the religious destination of Chandragiri temple.Although lying close to the bustling Kathmandu city, Chandragiri seems like another part of the world. Chandragiri Dashinkali Hiking is well suited for those seeking an adventure close to the city.
Chandragiri Hike with Cable car commences upon your arrival in Kathmandu closely followed by a lavish welcome dinner. You’ll wake up early and enjoy your breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, you’ll drive 15.9km southeast of your hotel towards Thankot in the outskirts of Kathmandu city. You’ll embark on a scenic cable car ride that takes you all the way to the top of Chandragiri. The ride gives you a great view of the valley and the mountains in the distance namely Everest, Jugal, and Langtang Himal ranges. Once at the top, you’ll explore the BhaleshworMahadev temple and begin hiking towards Dashinkali. The temple is believed to be located on the site where Lord Shiva dropped the remaining of Sati Devi’s (Shiva’s consort) corpse while carrying her around. The trekking trail goes through the lush forests and tiny settlements of Chandragiri Hills towards the foothills. You can witness some unique flora and fauna along the descent. The 17.8km long trail offers a great scenery of the city-scape which looks like thousands of tiny houses settled in a single bowl. After a few hours, you’ll reach the bottom of the hill where you’ll encounter an age-old temple of Goddess Kali and quaint settlements of indigenous Newar tribe. The hike concludes at Dashinkali. You’ll embark on a private car and drive back to your hotel in Kathmandu. Chandragiri Hike with Cable Car can be undertaken throughout the year, however, the spring and autumn season guarantees best weather and visibility.
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Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our representative will warmly receive you and bring you to your hotel. In the evening, he/she will take you for a lavish welcome dinner in one of the finest diners in Kathmandu. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
AM: After Breakfast Drive to Thankot
You’ll enjoy an early morning breakfast at the hotel and embark on a brief road journey southeast of Kathmandu. The 15.9km long stretch of road goes through the bustling city of Kathmandu towards the outskirts at Thankot. You’ll witness colorful settlements, busy road, and tiny shops throughout the trail. The latter part of the drive brings you into the lush forested area of Thankot from where you’ll embark on a cable car ride all the way to the top of Chandragiri Hill.
AM: Cable Car Ride to Top of Chandragiri
The cable car leaves from Station I located at Thankot. You’ll embark on a cable car ride which may last anywhere from 9-12minutes. The moderate speed of 5 m/s ride will give you enough time to explore the 360-degree panorama of the ridge along with the city-scape of Kathmandu and mountains in the distance. Once at the top, you’ll explore the holy temple of BhaleshworMahadev. On a clearer day, you can catch the sight of a few more pristine mountains.
AM: Start Hiking to Dashinkali
The hike begins at the top of Chandragiri. After exploring the place, you’ll start descending through the lush forested hills. You’ll descend through the lush forest and spare settlements while enjoying the packed lunch. The 4-5hr walk brings you to the foothills where you'll witness the pristine temple of Kali Goddess at Dashinkali. Dashinkali has mostly inhabited the local Newar tribe who are known for their exotic culture, cuisine, architecture, and lifestyle.
PM: Drive Back to Thamel
After a brief rest at Dashinkali, you’ll catch your commute back to your hotel. The drive may last anywhere from 50min – 1hr and will take your through the same bustling part of the city back to your hotel in Thamel.
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