Hattiban - Chandragiri Hill - Thankot
2,500 M/8,700 FT
Lunch + Mineral Water
Chandragiri Till Tour, a complete wilderness day hike to Chandragiri, highest point near to Kathmandu and enjoy to see a panoramic range of the Himalayas and Kathmandu valley.
Kathmandu valley, the historic valley with unenlightened architecture is guarded by hill stations, one of the panoramic views is Chandragiri which is laying at height of (2,560 m) at the west of Kathmandu. The Chandragiri hill approaching amazing view of dense populated Kathmandu valley and with together spiraling Himalayan peaks including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Machhapuchhare, Annapurna II, III, IV, mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himalayan range, Gauri Shanker, etc. The vantage point carrying the history of Nepal our unified king Prithvi Narayan Shah has built a castle in the 18th century. The 8,395 Ft perspective can be the pre-trek day hike before final departure to Everest base camp or any another challenging trek to Himalaya. There are many option way to hike Chandragiri and Bhasmasur hill, both hills stand nearly same elevation and get a magnificent view of the soaring Himalayan range above the smokey Kathmandu valley. Choose the beginning point of Chandragiri day hike according to physical demand.
Chandragiri Day Hike from Hattiban
If you looking a long day hike then should start Chandragiri day hike from Hattiban which will be around 4-5 hrs up and down hike to Chandragiri with covering 11 km distance then extra 5km, if trek down to Thankot from Chandragiri. leaving early morning from the hotel with driving west direction of the valley and get a superb view of monkey temple. an hours drive will drop us at Hattiban bus stop. The trek begins with a presetting magnificent view of Chobar then as climb higher colorful Kathmandu valley will be seen. The trail from Hattiban to Chandragiri has a stable trail with lots of up and down. It takes 4-5 hrs from starting of a hike to Chandragiri temple. Before reach to Chandragiri hill, must climb up Champa Devi temple and Bhasmasur hill. Bhasmasur hill is the highest elevation viewpoint in your day hike and offers a great view of both valleys (Kathmandu and Kulekhani with Himalayan range). Completely no shops along the trail should carry sufficient drinks and foods from the hotel. Chandragiri is calm places with a superb view of wider valley and mountains after lunch 2 hrs steep down walk to Thankot or 10-minute cable car ride.
Chandragiri Day Hike from Matatirtha
From Matatirtha to Chandragiri hike is shorter and easier than from Hattiban. After breakfast onward to Matatirtha by bus or taxi which takes an hour from Thamel then Chandragiri day hike begins. Matatirtha to Chisopani route is an ancient trail to enter Kathmandu valley from India-Hetauda-Kulekhani-Kathmandu. The trail is steep uphill through the jungle and gets an awesome view of the west side of Kathmandu. From Chisopani again ascend up on the stair to Chandragiri temple. After spending some time get down by hike or cable car ride to Thankot then drive back to the hotel.
You can hike with light hiking paint and t-shirt, while walking-up probably sweat a lot, better to carry easy dry shirt or t-shirt. There is lots of the up and down pebble trail, should have proper trekking boot or sneakers. Chandragiri is quite windy and cold, should take windproof or fleece jacket.