Chandragiri Cable Car Tour

1 Day

During the Chandragiri Cable Car Tour, visitors have the opportunity to admire the breathtaking views of the Kathmandu valley and its surroundings from the mountaintop. The Chandragiri Hiking Trail, a newly established route encircling the Kathmandu Valley, offers a unique experience for nature enthusiasts. Accessible by a cable car, this scenic spot is located approximately seven kilometers southwest of Thankot, at an elevation of 2551m/ 8369 ft above sea level, on the southern side of the Kathmandu Valley.

One of the remarkable aspects of this mountaintop is the harmonious coexistence of the Buddhist and Hindu religions. From the peak, visitors can marvel at the stunning beauty of the Kathmandu Valley, with its rolling hills and the majestic Himalayas stretching from Annapurna to Everest. The Chandragiri Cable Car Tour is a must-visit destination for both Nepalis and tourists alike. Situated in a picturesque green hill station, it offers an excellent opportunity for a day trip from the Kathmandu Valley.

Reaching the Chandragiri summit viewpoint takes approximately 20 minutes by cable car, and it is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindu devotees due to the presence of a grand Lord Shiva temple atop the hill.

Historical Background

Before the unification of Nepal, the country was divided into numerous small kingdoms. Prithivi Narayan Shah, a legendary monarch, played a pivotal role in uniting these kingdoms and establishing a unified Nepal. Kathmandu, once a powerful and prosperous kingdom, was a target for conquest, and Prithvi Narayan Shah would often come to Makwanpur, his father-in-law’s state, to strategize on how to defeat Kathmandu. This historical significance is reflected in the presence of the King’s statue at Chandragiri.

Trip Info

  • Most Places
  • 2551m
  • 5-7 hours/day
  • Thamel, Kathmandu
  • Chandragiri Hill
  • Whole Year
  • 10

Chandragiri Cable Car Tour Overview

  • Destination: Chandragiri Hills
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Ending point: Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: 2551m/ 8369ft at sea level
  • No of Days: 1 day
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Best time: All Season
  • Group size: 1-15 max

Chandragiri Cable Car Tour Highlights:

  • Unique mountain landscape from the summit of Chandragiri.
  • View of Kathmandu city at an elevation of 2540m / 8333ft.
  • Short cable car ride; if you’re lucky, you might be able to spot some wildlife in the dense forest below you because the cable car passes through it.
  • On the summit, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
  • An Exceptional View of the Surrounding area


After the pre-trip meeting, we will start our tour at around 8 in the morning. You’ll have a private jeep and a well-experienced guide throughout the day. It will take around an hour to reach Chandragiri Cable Car Station.

The tour gives you alternatives to cable car rides. You can either go up to the hill via cable car both ways or reach the hilltop by cable car and hike down the lush green rhododendron forest on your return. The tour can be customized accordingly.


Price Includes

  • Cable Car Ticket Both Way
  • A Clean and Heat private car with driver from your hotel to hotel
  • A Local Tour guide on your chosen Language
  • All Local Tax and Company Service Charge

Price Excludes

  • Tips to tour guide and driver
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.


What is the tour's difficulty level?

The entrance to the sightseeing area is a short walk. You may be required to confront stair challenges in some locations.

What kind of meals can I expect to find there?

Various restaurants and lodges can be found during a tour. Dal Bhat is a traditional Nepali dish served in every restaurant and hostel (rice and lentil soup). The menus of several of them include western cuisine. In most restaurants and lodges, soft drinks, munchies, and beer are offered.

Is there any specific attire required for the tour?

For the tour, you can dress in your regular attire.

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Chandragiri Cable Car Tour
From $200
/ Adult