When you get tired of Kathmandu City, usually you won’t, Chandragiri is among the newly famous Hill stations near Kathmandu after accessible by Cable Car. Chandragiri Hills is in southwest of Kathmandu valley in elevation of 2,550 meters. It is hill from where King Prithivi Narayan Shah saw the beautiful Kathmandu valley and decided to annex to his Kingdom. He is the king who unified Nepal.
the point of natural beauty, this is the best place to view Kathmandu valley on
northeast and Chitlang valley on Southwest. The major mountains seen from top
are Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and Langtang Lirung. If you see from View Tower with
binocular, you can see the whole range from Annapurna on west to Everest on
east on the clear day. At the top of the station, there is famous Bhaleshwor
Mahadev Temple-temple of Lord Shiva and other amenities like food court,
restaurants and bars, shopping centre, conference centre, view tower and
Chandragiri Hills Resort with outdoor swimming pool. There is a nice hiking trail to the hill. You
can hike either both ways or one way hike and one way by Cable car.
The station is 14 kms from Kathmandu and takes around 1 hour by car. It operates every day from 8am to 5 pm in the weekdays and 7am to 6 pm in the weekends. Cable Car line is of 2.4 kms and takes around 10-12 minutes to reach the top of station at 2,500 meters.