Chandragiri is a small hill station located about 30 minutes away from the bustling Kathmandu. People looking for a respite from the heat and chaos usually visit this place as its very approachable.
Less than an hour’s drive away from Kathmandu city, Chandragiri hilltop is a mesmerising tourist location, enriched with natural beauty and cultural significance. The view of the entire Kathmandu valley can be seen from up there.
At 2500 km on the top of Chandragiri Nepal, the entire stretch of all the great Himalayan mountain massifs can be seen. For an even better glimpse, there is a view tower with binoculars. From west to east runs the great Annapurna, Nepal’s favourite trekking destination Mount Manaslu, the mighty Ganesh Himal and then the magnificent Langtang Himal. With a clear sky, one might even catch a glimpse of Mount Everest.
How to reach Chandragiri – A cable car trip is the shortest means to reach Chandragiri Hills’ top station. The 2.5 km long cable car ensures a smooth and safe journey, all the while giving you an up-close view of the untainted wilderness.
Duration – The 2.5 km cable car ride takes approximately 9 minutes to reach.
Capacity – A cabin accommodates 8 passengers. A child above 3 feet of height requires a ticket.
Trekking – A 3 hr hike along a designated trail is for those who like to take their time to soak in the vistas of the wilderness.
Timing – 8 AM to 9 PM.
Where to stay – There is a beautiful resort called Chandragiri hill resort managed and operated by a royal family. Reaching there by cable car makes this get away more interesting. This luxury resort offers a jaw dropping views of Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Mt. Everest. You can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of snow-capped mountains and Kathmandu valley.
There are well executed 30 rooms that are bright and airy giving enough space for ultimate relaxation. Most of the rooms are located on the top floors of the building and decorated with custom designed handmade furniture’s. Each room open towards a large balcony which gives you spectacular views.
Guests of Chandragiri Hills Resort have access to an outdoor pool, a children’s pool, and free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with luggage storage, concierge services, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.