Chandragiri Cable Car



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Kathmandu Chandragiri Cable Car



2551 Meters.



2 pax min. Pax






Day Trip


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Chandragiri Hill is a high mountain peak in Kathmandu District, Bagmati Pradesh, Nepal, with a height of 2,551 meters above sea level. It is one of the most famous and visited tourist attractions in the Katmandu Valley and the beauty of Lord Shiva’s Bhaleshwore Mahadev Temple. Chandragiri is a municipality in Nepal's Kathmandu District, Bagmati Province, formed by the merger of the former Village Development Committees Baad Bhanjyang, Balambu, Dahachok, Mahadevsthan, Machhegaun, Matatirtha, Naikap Naya Bhanjyang, Naikap Purano Bhanjyang, Satungal, Thankot, and Tinthana on December 2, 2014. Old-Balambu is home to the city administration. Chandragiri Hill in Nepal, with its Cable Car, is one of the city's primary attractions. It is believed that King Prithvi Narayan Shah prayed here before unifying Nepal and conquering Kathmandu Valley, which has historical significance. He is also said to have meditated on the peak and received Bhaleshwar Mahadev's blessings for his devotion. Chandragiri Hill was one of the four trade crossings used by Prithvi Narayan Shah when the nation was unified.

The Hill is located on the southwest side of Kathmandu Valley, seven kilometers from Thankot. From the peak, you can see the Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayan mountains, from Annapurna to Everest. A few temples, gardens, cafés, and towers may be found on the peak. It is believed to be one of the most popular day-trip locations in Nepal. On weekends, the place becomes extremely busy. 

Chandragiri is accessible by cable car, driving, or hiking. Chandragiri cable car is Nepal's second cable car, after Manakamana. The cable car ride is around 2.5 kilometers long and takes between 9 and 14 minutes, depending on the speed of the wind. Seeing Kathmandu Valley, the countryside, and the mountains from the cable car is a thrilling and enjoyable experience. It's a simple one-day trip from Kathmandu's central valley. The Chandragiri Cable Car connects Thankot with Chandragiri. The cable car system has 38 gondolas with a capacity of 1000 passengers per hour. This location is also accessible to people with disabilities. The paths and pavements have been made more accessible to the elderly, making it easier for them to stroll around without exerting too much effort. In a short amount of time, this location has garnered popularity among both locals and tourists. For all nature, history, and culture enthusiasts, it is a must-see destination.

Attractions of Chandragiri Hill Cable Car

  • Beautiful view of Himalayan mountains from Annapurna to Everest
  • Snowfall during the winter season

  • Nepalese architecture with pagoda influences, wooden grid windows, and wall carvings of many gods and goddesses.

  • Stunning view of the green valley of Kathmandu 

  • Beautiful parks, shops that promote both local and branded goods.


Our tour agent will pick you up from your hotel at 9 or 10 am for your day tour to Chandragiri Hill Cable Car. You will then head towards the Thankot in a private vehicle. It takes around 30 minutes to reach Chandragiri. Our guide will then provide you with the tickets for Chandragiri Cable Car. The cable car ride is around 2.5 kilometers long and takes between 9 and 14 minutes. Seeing Kathmandu Valley, the countryside, and the mountains from the cable car is a thrilling and enjoyable experience. At the top of the hill, there is a pagoda-style temple of Bhaleshwar Mahadev. Outside the temple, there stands the statue of Prithvi Narayan Shah, against the snowy mountain ranges in the distance. There are recreation centers, restaurants, and shops on the hilltop and also we can find many shops that offer both local and branded products in this area. Other cafes and food stalls can be found in and around the area. After exploring an area we will have our lunch. You can also buy local products from the shops around Chandragiri if you are interested. After spending a good time there, we will then head back to drop you at Kathmandu where your hotel is.


  • Meal at rooftop resturant of Chandragiri (Breakfast or Lunch)
  • Transportation
  • Two-ways tickets of Chandragiri Hills Cable Car
  • All Government, Vat, Service charge, and taxes are included.
  • PIck up and drop from the hotel


  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, Tips
  • Travel insurance, personal items, and expenses


It takes around 30 to 45 minutes to reach CHandragiri from Kathmandu.

The cable car ride is around 2.5 kilometers long and takes between 9 and 14 minutes.

Manakamana Cable Car is the longest one in Nepal

The cost of a ticket to the Chandragiri cable car is NPR 415 for Nepalese citizens, INR 415 for citizens of other SAARC nations, USD 9 for Chinese citizens, and USD 13 for citizens of other countries. The costs for a round trip are NPR 700, INR 700, USD 15 and USD 22 in that order.

Children are categorized by their height, children above 3 ft and up to 4 ft height qualify for child ticket.

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Chandragiri hills can be visited any time of the month, but if you are willing to experience the best view from the top of the hill then the Autumn and Spring seasons are the best. But if you want to experience the heavy snowfall near Kathmandu valley during winter, then Chandragiri is the best option.

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