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Nothing can get better than boarding a cable car up to an altitude of 2540m height and reaching the Chandragiri Hill’s top station. The hill station is situated 7 km away from Kathmandu Valley. Chandragiri is an attractive spot famous for the holy temple of Lord Shiva along with several restaurants, resorts, branded shops and of course, cable cars. The Chandragiri hills cable car runs from 8 AM to 5 PM on weekdays and 7 AM to 6 PM on weekends & holidays. It basically covers the distance of 2.5 KM to reach the top of Chandragiri Hills. This ride takes about 9 minutes.
The religious importance of this place may be the reason why the Chandragiri hill is full of people. You can witness a huge crowd, especially on Saturdays and Mondays. The Chandragiri hill also has great historical importance associated with King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the Great. He initiated the unification of smaller states into greater Nepal. It is believed that he rested in this very hill, prior to his attack on the Kathmandu Valley. Chandragiri hill is where he first witnessed the true beauty of the valley. There and then, he plotted an attack on the valley.
The Chandragiri cable car day tour starts with a joyous cable car ride from Godam, Thankot which takes the visitors to the top of the hill station with the panoramic views of the lush green forest that they can enjoy along the ride. The weather can be quite windy and cold up on the hill. The breeze, the scenic views and the spiritual visit to the temple at the hilltop would undoubtedly make your day better. Enjoy the best view of Kathmandu Valley from the Chandragiri Hills and if you’re lucky & the sky is clear, the majestic view of mountain ranges as well.
Here’s the itinerary if you were wondering how to go Chandragiri hills from Kathmandu:
Detailed Itinerary of Chandragiri Hills Cable Car Tour
- Car Drive from Kathmandu to Mata Tirtha (Duration depends on the location you start the drive from)
- Cable car ride from Godam, Thankot to the top of Chandragiri Hill
- Lunch at Chandragiri hilltop
- Cable car ride returning to Godam
- Drive back to the hotel at Kathmandu Valley by car