Chandragiri Hills is a quick getaway and an enchanting oasis right outside the city. Just 7 km away from Thankot, Kathmandu, Chandragiri Hills feels like a whole new world, altogether. The 2551 meter-high natural haven is surrounded by temperate wilderness with a fantastic panorama of the Himalayas as the backdrop. The closest location from Kathmandu to get a view of the majestic Mount Everest is surely something that you shouldn’t be missed.
Along with refreshing forest air and a spectacular view of the Himalayan vistas, the area is also home to one of the most important Hindu temple: the Bhaleshwor Mahadev, which is believed to possess wish-granting powers.
Chandragiri Hill has its historical significance as well. It was from Chandragiri Hill that King Prithivi Narayan Shah caught the first glimpse of a much scenic and prosperous Kathmandu valley, which in fact instilled in the king’s mind an idea of annexing the valley into his kingdom. According to folklore, Prithivi Narayan Shah is believed to have amassed spiritual powers for unification process after undergoing rigorous ‘sadhana’ or meditation at these very hills. The Gorkhali King disguised himself while ascending the hills in order to avoid being recognized by the Malla Kings of Kathmandu Valley.
We invite the bold passionate to join Alpine Club of Himalaya’s one day trip to Chandragiri Hill. It is a quick getaway and an enchanting oasis right outside the city.
Departure time: Daily at 8 am
Departure place: Alpine Club of Himalaya ( Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal)
Price: USD 150
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