Nepal | Kathmandu

Chandragiri and Kirtipur: A day of nature & history


Chandragiri and Kirtipur: A day of nature & history

USD 70


Trip Overview

Embark on an exhilarating journey through the stunning landscapes of Chandragiri and Kirtipur, offering a short yet unforgettable hiking experience in Nepal. This adventure combines the majestic heights of Chandragiri Hill with the cultural allure of Kirtipur, promising a perfect blend of nature and history.

While the hike demands a moderate level of fitness, it remains accessible to most adventure enthusiasts. The well-marked paths and occasional resting points ensure a pleasant journey, enabling hikers to enjoy the stunning Himalayan panoramas without overwhelming physical strain.

Explore Chandragiri

Chandragiri, standing majestically at 2,551 meters (8,369 feet) elevation, offers awe-inspiring views of the Himalayan range. This scenic hill is renowned for its panoramic vistas, including the stunning sights of Mount Everest, Annapurna, and Manaslu. The trekking trail spans approximately 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) round trip, providing an exhilarating experience through lush forests and diverse flora, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and adventurers in Nepal.

Explore Kirtipur

Nestled in the Kathmandu Valley, Kirtipur is an ancient Newari town steeped in rich cultural heritage. With its meticulously designed temples, traditional architecture, and narrow streets lined with historical buildings, Kirtipur exudes a unique charm. Visitors can immerse themselves in the town’s vibrant culture, savor authentic local cuisine, and explore a tapestry of fascinating stories that echo through its streets, offering a captivating glimpse into Nepal’s history and heritage.

Note: This is a everyday departure join in day trip, if you want to do a private hiking trip, the price is Subject to Change.

Trip Highlights of Chandragiri and Kirtipur Hike

  • Breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan range including Mount Everest, Annapurna, and Manaslu.
  • Lush forests and diverse flora, encountering occasional wildlife.
  • Discover the spiritual significance of Chandragiri Hill and its historical importance in Nepali folklore.
  • Charming streets adorned with traditional architecture, showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Kirtipur.
  • Engage with warm-hearted locals, indulge in authentic Nepali cuisine, and experience the vibrant local lifestyle.
  • Local Living Experience in Kritipur Community Homestay and Enjoy the scrumptious lunch with the local host.


We will start the day with an early morning transfer to Chandragiri and approx. 10 minutes cable car ride will take us on the hilltop welcoming with a spectacular views of the we-inspiring Himalayan range, including peaks like Mount Everest, Annapurna, and Manaslu, among others. 

Ascending Chandragiri Hill, reaching an elevation of 2,551 meters (8,369 feet), the 7-kilometer (4.3 miles) round trip involves a well-defined path that provides a manageable challenge. The terrain varies from gentle slopes to moderately steep sections, allowing hikers to pace themselves comfortably. 

We will conclude our hike in the beautiful town of Kirtipur with a scrumptious meal with one of the host of Kirtipur Community Homestay

Post lunch exploring Kirtipur further complements the hike, offering a leisurely cultural experience without additional trekking intensity. The town’s streets and landmarks are navigable, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in its rich history and traditional ambiance.

  • Drive Distance: 23 Kilometers
  • Drive Duration: 1 Hours Approx.
  • Hike Distance: 7 Kilometers approx.
  • Hike Duration: 3-4 Hours approx.
  • Drive Distance: 10 Kilometers (Kritipur to Kathmandu)
  • Drive Duration: 30 Minutes Approx.

Services Included

  • Private Transfer as per group size
  • English Speaking Hiking Guide
  • Cable Car Charge – One way
  • Lunch in Kritipur Community Homestay
  • Entrance Fee – Kritipur

Services Excluded

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any other services not specified as included
  • Additional expenses which may arise due to circumstances beyond control of Royal Mountain Travel