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Chandragiri Tour with Monkey Temple


Chandragiri Tour with Monkey Temple

Duration :   1 Day
The Price :   $77.00
Max People :    35
Start Location:   Kathmandu

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Chandragiri Tour with Monkey Temple is the most famous one day tour package in Kathmandu Valley. Chandragiri is situated south-west from the city of Kathmandu at an elevation of 2551 m / 8370 ft). The tour mainly highlights Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple. It is therefore considered to be the ideal destination for a day’s escape in the outskirts of the crowded capital. Moreover, the place also offers an spectacular view of the surrounding mountains.


The tour begins with a pick up from your hotel in Kathmandu. You will then be escorted to the Chandragiri’s Gondola Base Station located at Chandragiri Municipality. Opened in 2016, the 2.4 km Cable Car ride takes you on a 10 minute thrilling trip to the temple at the top of the hill. The viewpoint in the hill offers you a beautiful panoramic view of Kathmandu Valley. Here you will be experiencing the mesmerizing view of Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu and Langtang range. The hill station also offers you with a wide range of intercontinental cuisines and accommodation on a five star hotel for those seeking an stay overnight.


Added Tour of Swayambhunath

In addition to your tour to Chandragiri Hills, this package also offers you with a brief tour of Swayambhunath. Also known as the monkey temple, Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. It is a sacred religious site to both Hindus and Buddhists. Here you will be exploring the ancient complex consisting of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples. Some temples here are dating back to the Licchavi period. A Tibetan monastery, museum and library are more recent additions.


The stupa has Buddha’s eyes and eyebrows painted on. Between them, the number one (in Nepal script) is painted in the fashion of a nose. Moreover, there are also many shops and restaurants in the area where you can try out your favorites. The site has two access points: a long staircase leading directly to the main platform of the temple and a car road around the hill from the south.


Chandragiri Hills


Highlights of Chandragiri Cable Car & Monkey Temple Tour:


1. 25-30 minutes two way Cable-Car ride

2. Panoramic view of the surrounding mountains including Mt. Everest

3. Walk up to a highest point of 2551 m at Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple

4. Chance to experience snowfall during mid-winter

5. Aerial view of Kathmandu Valley

6. Perfect day-tour for all kinds of travelers

7. A guided tour of Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple

8. Hotel pickup and drop with private transfers

9. Addon option for a thrilling & adventurous experience of zipline

10. Addon option for an overnight stay at Chandragiri 5-Star Resort

Places You’ll See :

Chandragiri Hill lies on the outskirts towards the south-west of Kathmandu Valley. The hill is 2551 meters above sea level and provides panoramic views of the capital and the Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Everest.

1Chandragiri Hills

Bhaleshwor Mahadev is a Hindu temple located in Chandragiri hill in south-west side of Kathmandu Valley.

2Bhaleshwor Temple

Swayambhu is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city.


Travel Itinerary:

09:00 AM: Tour begins from your hotel

The tour begins with a Tour Guide picking you up from your hotel.

10:00 AM: Chandragiri Hills (Max Altitude: 2551 m / 8370 ft)

You begin your tour at the base station of the Chandragiri Cable Car service at Chandragiri Municipality. You will then take a 10 minutes thrilling ride on the gondola to Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple at the hill station 2.4 km apart. After your arrival at the hill station, you will be able to observe the spectacular breathtaking panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and Kathmandu Valley.


After staying here for about 2-3 hours you will make your way down for the same thrilling ride on the cable car back to the base station. Your driver will then take you towards your next destination, the Monkey Temple.

01:30 PM: The Monkey Temple

After a 45 min drive back from Chandragiri Hills, you will be arriving at the Statue of Peace of Swayambhunath Mahachaitya, most commonly known as the Monkey Temple.  You begin your tour at Swayambhunath with a coin tossing at the ‘pool’ of Statue of Peace. Making your way towards the top you will be passing through many smaller Chaityas and Temples.


Swayambhunath is among the oldest religious sites in Nepal founded by the great-grandfather of King Mānadeva (464-505 CE), King Vṛsadeva, about the beginning of the 5th century CE. From the viewpoint at the top of the Monkey Temple you will be offered with another panoramic and broader view of the ancient and historic civilization of Kathmandu Valley.

03:00 PM: Drop back to your hotel

You will be then dropped back to your hotel at four in the afternoon.


What are the places I will visit during this tour?

The places you will visit during this tour include Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple and Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple. 


Note: Swayambhunath, the Monkey Temple is listed as UNESCO's World Heritage Site.

What should I bring along for this day tour?

You must bring along your Passport along with some cash (USD 20 or its equivalent NPR) with you for lunch (excluded in your pay).


You may also consider tagging along your sunscreen and sunglasses with you.

What should I wear for the tour?

Kathmandu is a moderately hot place during summer but its winter is cold. You may likewise choose any outfit comfortable to you according to your season of visit. 


Note: There aren't any restrictions to your clothes whatsoever.

Is pick up and drop off service included?

Yes, we have pickup and drop off service included in your pay. A private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Kathmandu and drop you off at the same hotel in the evening.

What's Included

  • Bottled Drinking Water
  • Cable Car Tickets
  • Monuments Entrance Fee
  • Pick Up and Drop
  • Private Vehicle
  • Tour Guide

What's Excluded

  • Gratitude for Guide / Driver
  • Personal Expenses


  • Cable Car Ride
  • City Tours

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