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Chandragiri Hiking

  • 5 Days
  • Easy
  • 1 - 10 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private / Public Vehicle

Accommodation: Teahouse+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 2,275m

Activities: Trekking, Cultural Tour

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The Chadragiri Range edges along the south-eastern part of Kathmandu Valley an elevation of 2275m. There are so many interesting stories about the Chandra Giri Hill. Legend has it that this summit was once so rich in Chandan (Sandalwood) trees that Goddess Parvati herself, the mythical mother of all living beings, rummaged around its foothills to look for them. In fact, some scholars believe that the name Chandragiri was derived from the original Chandan- Giri, Giri Meaning Mountain in Sanskrit - although, considering the exploits of Rana Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher, it might be equally tempting to attribute the name to him.

Chandeagiri Hike is an exotic vacation for those who are extremely interested to see the varieties of birds at the closest distance from Kathmandu Valley. Here you can see Red-vented Bulbul, Great Egret, Grey Wagtail, House Crow, House Sparrow, Little Egret, Oriental Turtle Dove, Spotted Dove, Steppe Eagle, Kingfishers, Common Myna, Indian Pond Heron, Tit and so many others. Many Medical plants of Nepal have been found in the Chandragiri jungle sub-tropical zone (1,000-2275 m). This Magic Shangri-La of Nepal offers the scenic ecstasy of the Kathmandu valley and unparalleled sunrises. Chandragiri hill is the warm home of Leopards and Barking deer, Jackal, Bears and red cats, and other types of wild animals which is unbelievable. Chandragiri Hiking is a good first trip near Kathmandu which we offer to our clients who are not much more interested to see city life but want to see the real village life of Nepal within a short duration. You will trek through the jungle and small villages. You will enjoy the rural life while on this short trek. The trek starts from Matatirtha, 10 Km from Kathmandu city center and ends in Dakshinkali which is a famous goddess of Hindu devotes.

Nepal Mother House Treks arranges the Chandragiri Hill Hiking program for those travelers with small children, or who suffer from altitude sickness, but still want a Nepalese mountain experience. This trip is available at any time as a tea house trek, and is suitable for every individual and group traveler in Nepal.

Trip Highlights

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  •  A Day Hike in Chandeagiri elevation of 2275m.
  • Best view of sunrise and sunset.
  • Escape from hustle bustle city.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu.

Day 02:Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing pre- Treks (1350m)

Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Matatirtha- 45 munities and trek to Chadragiri (2275m) -3 to 4 hours

Day 04:Hike Chadragiri to Dakshinkali -4 to 5 hours then drive back to Kathmandu

Day 05:A free day in Kathmandu or your destination

Cost Include

  • Arrival to until Departure all transportation (airport to Hotel to airport).
  • Hotel in Kathmandu before trek and after trek overnight with BBB Plan.
  • Welcome and farewell Dinner with Nepali Cultural restaurant.
  • All comfortable Star level Hotel, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, tea, coffee, chocolate during the trekking.
  • Warm down Jacket and Sleeping Bag for the trek.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Matatirtha, Dakshinkali to Kathmandu private car/ van.
  • English speaking friendly Guide and helpful strong porters and their lodging and food.
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing by City Tour Guide with entries fee and transportation.
  • Trekking Permit and TIMS Cards.
  • Insurances for Guides and Porters.
  • All government and local taxes if necessary.
  • Medical Kit Bag during the trek.
  • Camping Gears and staff.


Cost Exclude

  • Cold drinks; coke, fanta, sprite, and mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, beer and bar bills.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance.
  • Souvenir or other expenses during the trekking.
  • Personal mountaineering gears.
  • Things which don’t mention above, in our services (Trip Cost Includes).
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extend.         


Trip Note

If you do not need porter for the trip, the trekking cost will be reducing from the original price. Nepal Mother House gives you some clue to make less cost for the Solo traveler also. Please contact us in our email for more details with your requirements. 

If you wish to stay longer, we can offer plenty of suggestions: Bungee Jumping, mountain biking in the Kathmandu valley, white water Rafting, Jeep Flyer, Paragliding, Rock climbing, Jungle Safari tour, Skydiving, Mt. Everest view flight, Bhaktapur and Patan Durbar square, the Kathmandu valley's other historic cities Sightseeing, or a night at the Fort Hotel in Nagarkot for a bit of luxury and some worth able sunset and sunrise mountain panoramas. We help to arrange any of these excursions for you. Namaste and see you during your next trip to the Nepal Himalayas!

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.Upon arrival at international airport meet assistants and transfer to the Hotel located at Thamel, take a rest and have a free afternoon.

Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing pre- Treks (1350m) Our Tour Guide leads you to explore around Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Explore historical and spiritual attractions; including the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square; the House of Living Goddess “Kumari” and Kasthamandup temple” (said to have been built from a single tree in 16th century), Big bell-Big drams, Erotic carvings in old temples, old palace etc., Bouddhanath; one of the largest Stupas in Nepal, and Swayambhunath - situated on top of a hill and known as the Monkey Temple, it is one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the world, which has been registered in UNESCO heritage side. Pasupatinath; Hindus holy place, Sadhus and pilgrims bathing at occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats, located on the holy Bagmati river. Finally we have sightseeing in beautiful Patan and Durbar squares; the Krisna Temple has build only of stone with incredible feats of craftsmanship, Patan king’s palace, the Golden temple, and much more! Patan is very famous for woodcarving, Metal works, Temples and Monasteries. If we have time there are still more remarkable sites. One of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley, “Bhaktapur” is known as the Living Museum. With old brick-paved enclaves of the old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, and Datatriya temple feature exquisite artwork which offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. After these activities we go back to hotel and prepare for the treks. Stay overnight at hotel. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.

Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Matatirtha- 45 munities and trek to Chadragiri (2275m) -3 to 4 hours We drive to Matatirtha, 10 Km from Kathmandu city center. Then walk to Chandragiri Hill with tents, camping equipments and our staff. Overnight in Camp at the top of the hill, you will see the best view of Kathmandu valley as well as Mountain Views from Machhepuchre to Everest region including Mt.Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang range.

Day 04 : Hike Chadragiri to Dakshinkali -4 to 5 hours then drive back to Kathmandu Having breakfast, we will visit the Cave at the village and trek to Dakshinkali (around 5 hours) and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu (Thamel).

Day 05 : A free day in Kathmandu or your destination Today is free for last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives until your departure flight/drive. Nepal Mother House Treks assistants will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.

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Useful Info

Few things are worth arranging while you are at home. Please note down these list details before your departure, this tips will help to make your trip enjoyable:

  • Read travel advice, inform yourself before travelling and get advice locally when you arrive.
  • Make sure your passport valid date during your travel and consult about visa processing.
  • Estimate your budget and fixed holiday period then chose suitable destination.
  • Note down travel check list before leave home and preparer accordingly.
  • Inform your friend and family about your trip and itinerary details.
  • Make copies of your important documents as a backup in case you lose the originals.
  • Buy Guide book and study about Nepal’s general information (culture, custom, political, people, geography, weather, festival, religion, rule and regulation).
  • Buy insurance which will cover all overseas medical, emergency evacuation costs.
  • Batter to know at list few Nepali words while traveling in Nepal.
  • Make reservations with advance payment, especially during peak season, for trip, accommodations and local guides.
  • Call your bank for debit- and credit-card to let them know about fees and your travel destination. Get your bank’s emergency phone number if you have a problem.
  • Visit the doctor for your health report and take medicine and vaccine accordingly.
  • Remember, the local laws apply to you as a visitor and it is your responsibility to follow them.
  • Be sensitive to local customs, traditions and practices as your behavior may be seen as improper, hostile or even illegal.
  • Never step over anyone feet/legs, and pull in your own legs when somebody wants to pass.
  • Never touch anybody with your feet, also never point in a direction using your feet. The feet are considered the most impure parts of the body.
  • When entering a house, somebody's kitchen, temple or monastery take off your shoes.
  • As a woman you should always be dressed avoiding provocation, so keep shoulders and legs covered.
  • It is very polite to give and accept with your right hand, and even more so when you use your left hand for supporting the elbow of your right hand.
  • When in doubt how to behave in certain situations; keep a low profile, do not shout and keep your dignity.
  • It is better not to touch offerings or persons when they are on way to shrines.
  • Beef is prohibited among both the Hindus and Buddhists. No female animal is killed for food.
  • You may not be allowed entry to the inner sanctuaries of temples and Stupas.
  • You may be interested to take snaps of temples, Stupas and monuments. Generally temples, Stupas and monuments are permitted to be photographed, but it is better to have permission before using your cameras.  

For more details please visit Nepal Travel Tips.

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