Chandragiri Cable Car – A New Destination for Outing Within Kathmandu Valley


Chandragiri Hill Pvt. Ltd – a new destination for outing

As we all know that Chandragiri cable car is in Kathmandu Nepal. Nepal, which suffers from the poor economy, treasures divine natural beauty. Nepal is known for its overwhelmingly beautiful scenic destinations. According to the World Bank (last measured in 2013), 798,000 is the number of tourists arrivals in Nepal.

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A tourist from around the world visits Nepal to enjoy its extraordinary beauty. Nepal comprises various thrilling, exciting and beautiful destinations and among them Chandragiri Hill Pvt. Ltd has been able to establish itself as a major tourist attraction destination in Kathmandu Valley.

Chandragiri Cable Car – A New Destination for Outing Within Kathmandu Valley

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Chandragiri Hills Station

Chandragiri located 7 Km away from Thankot features pristine beauty and majestic view of the Himalayas along with beautiful sunrise view point. Chandragiri is an ideal hill station to escape hectic schedule and spend some quality time in the lap of nature. It is the second highest hill after Pulchowki at 2551 meter above from sea level with an exceptional scenic view.

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Ticket Counter

Chandragiri Hill Pvt. Ltd. has recently begun cable car service on August 8,2016. The company provided the first free ride to local people of Thankot on the opening occasion of cable car system. The cable car service in operation has been brought by Kathmandu Fun Park Pvt. Ltd., a privately owned company.

Thousands of locals from in and around the city comes to visit and worship Baleshwor also known as “Ichhapuresoram” which was built with the purpose of promoting the hill as a historical site. The installed cable car route from Chandragiri to the terminal of Thankot is the second cable car system in Nepal and first in Kathmandu valley.

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Visitors are in Queue in Chandragiri Hills Station Kathmandu Nepal

There are 38 gondolas in the newly installed cable car system that carries 1,000 people per hour in one way. The cable car takes 9-14 minutes to cover 2.5 Km distance from the terminal at Thankot to foothills of Chandragiri depending upon certain factors.

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Entering to Chandragiri Cable Car

Usually, the gondolas are stopped for 2-3 minutes in a midway due to the power cut, high winds, and even thunder or lightning. During the ride in a cable car, people can enjoy breath taking a panoramic view of Kathmandu valley along with a lusciousgreen blanket of flora covering the entire land.

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map of Chandragiri Hill station cable car from the Main City of Kathmandu

Similarly, smooth and spectacular scenic view of mountains such as Makalu, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gaurishankar, Mt. Everest and others can be beholden from West to East after reaching a top of Chandragiri Hill.

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A family inside the cable car

The bottom station of cable car has been developed on 120 ropanis of property owned by Kathmandu Fun Park Pvt. Ltd. at Godam, Thankot. Likewise, the top station has been developed on 700 ropanis of land taken on the 40-year lease from the government.

Chandragiri cable car ticket price

This project offers 25% discount to students, elderly and local people above 60 years and children less than 3 feet tall are not charged. The disabled people are offered 50% discount.

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Beautiful views from Chandragiri Hills Station Kathmandu Nepal

The one-way ticket from Godam, Thankot costs Rs 450 and a return ticket is priced Rs 700. Foreigners are charged $22 per person whereas the ticket price for SAARC nationals is IRS 700.

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Beautiful views from Chandragiri Hills Station Kathmandu Nepal

People preferring to drive should pass 7 Km of rough roads to reach the hill top.

Things you can see on the way to Chandragiri cable car hiking destination

Chandragiri hill is also a natural inhabitant of precious medicinal plant and endangered animals. As per the local people Red Tiger, black bear and other unspecified wildlife were spotted in the dense forest of Chandragiri.

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Beautiful Kathmandu Views from Chandragiri Cable Car

According to biodiversity survey conducted by Small Mammals Conservation and Research Foundation, Kathmandu, the Chandragiri hill dwells 137 species of birds including rare birds like Pied Thrus, Crimson-breasted Woodpecker etc., 53 species of butterflies and 9 types of reptiles and amphibians.

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Kathmandu Views from Chandragiri Hills Station Kathmandu Nepal

The dense forest of the hill also abides 14 species of mammals including the endangered animals like Yellow-throated Marten, Golden Jackle etc. Being this rich in bio-diversity, Chandragiri Hill Pvt. Ltd. has become a potential site for tourism with a presence of exquisite beauty.

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Map of Changragiri

Chandragiri Hill Pvt. Ltd. is also the popular spot for hiking and outing. The hike begins from Hotel Outlook Inn situated at Matatirtha which provides one-night lodge accommodation. Matatirtha to Chandragiri and Chitlang hill is the popular hike route which takes through dense forest rich in exotic flora and fauna and offers the delightful vista of Kathmandu Valley and mountain ranges at the top.

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I Love Chandragiri

This day hike takes approximately six to seven hours but the feel after reaching the top is everlasting. These hills of Chandragiri also possess a historical background, it is believed that this is the place where SatiDevi’s forehead fell off her body while Lord Mahadev was carrying her dead body.

Chandragiri, the beautiful touristic place is always crowded because of its religious values and natural beauty. Having the mythological historic background, pristine natural beauty, religious values and rich bio-diversity this hill has even more potential of attracting allies for bird watching, hiking , outing, research activities etc. ever than before.

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Agnikunda at Chandragiri Hills Station Kathmandu Nepal

It has become the famous destination for tourists seeking the best of Kathmandu within short time period. Chandragiri Hills Pvt. Ltd has recently begun Cable Car service along with resort, restaurant, amusement park and branded shops etc. Moreover, this place has become the center of attraction for tourists in Kathmandu featuring bountiful nature and religious values.

Visitors trying fingers like statue of Prithivi Narayan shah Chandragiri Hills Station Kathmandu Nepal Cable car places Travel Visit Outing Destination Image
Visitors are trying fingers like a statue of Prithivi Narayan shah

Points to remember about Chandragiri cable car

Chandragiri cable car opening time
10AM–5PM

Chandragiri cable car contact number
01-4312515

Chandra Giri cable car time
9-14 minutes

chandragiri cable care height
2551 meters from sea level

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Children park at Chandragiri Hills Station Kathmandu Nepal

Chandragiri cable car location
Chandragiri Hill is located on seven kilometers from Thankot, lies on the South-West of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal.

Writer: Rashika Shrestha Pahari

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Jitendra Sahayogee

I am Jitendra Sahayogee, a Writer of 12 Nepali Books, Director of Maithili films, Founder of Radio Stations, Designer of Websites and Editor of Some Nepali Blogs.

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