Chandragiri/Champadevi/Hattiban Hike


USD 45

Trip Duration

5-7 hrs

Trip Grade



Private Vehicle

Group Size


Best Season

through out the year

Chandragiri/Champadevi/Hattiban Hike Brief Insight

It is believed that the people who come here to worship Bhaleshwor get their wishes fulfilled and that they will find abode in the Shivaloka or Lord Shiva’s world in their afterlife. Chandragiri/Champadevi/Hattiban Hike hills carry historical significance. It was from these hills that King Prithvi Narayan Shah caught the first glimpse of a much scenic and prosperous Kathmandu valley, which in fact installed in the king’s mind an idea of annexing the valley into his kingdom. According to folklore, Prithvi Narayan Shah is believed to have amassed spiritual powers for the unification process after undergoing rigorous ‘sadhana’ or meditation at these very hills. The Gorkhali King disguised himself while ascending the hills in order to avoid being recognized by the Malla Kings of Kathmandu Valley. Here you will see the historical temple of Bhaleshwor Mahadev with the spectacular view of Himalayas ranges and Kathmandu Valley. Enjoy the day with the historical background about the goddess and late King Prithvi Narayan Shah facts during the unification of Three State Kasthamandav(Kathmandu), Patan(Lalitpur) and Bhaktapur.

Highlights of Chandragiri/Champadevi/Hattiban Hike

  • Spectacular view of Himalayas ranges and Kathmandu Valley
  • Historical temple of Bhaleshwor Mahadev
  • Chandragiri Hill provides you the finest and spectacular view of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal and Gaurishankar

Outline Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Chandragiri Tour

Chandragiri tour starts at 9;00 am in the morning after lunch. Our guide and vehicle come to your hotel to pick up. After everything prepare you will be a drive to Chandragiri Hill. Your guide will head you to Cable Car station from where you will be driving for a few minutes to reach the top of Chandragiri Hill and enjoy the views. Afterr hours of sightseeing, we drop our guest at their hotel.

What is included in Chandragiri/Champadevi/Hattiban Hike

  • Expert guide.
  • Private transportation.
  • Guide salary, allowance

What is Excluded

  • Entrance fees.
  • Tips for guide/driver.
  • Snacks, bar bills etc.
  • Lunch.

Additional Information

Chandragiri Hill is seven kilometers from Thankot. And lies on the southwest side of Kathmandu Valley which is 2551 meters above sea level. This hill is connected with both the Buddhist and Hindu religions. Similarly, The hill provides panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Everest.

And The Bhaleshwar Mahadev temple of Lord Shiva is on top of the hill. Legend says that King Prithivi Narayan Shah worshipped in the temple before conquering the valley during his unification campaign.

Chandragiri Cable Car is a gondola lift transportation system located in Chandragiri. Opened in 2016, the Chandragiri Cable Car runs from Thankot to Chandragiri hills. The 2.4 km (9,095 ft) line has two stations. The cable car system consists of 38 gondolas that can carry 1,000 people per hour.

Champa Devi hiking is an easy and enjoyable day hike in the southern hill of Kathmandu valley. Champa Devi is at an elevation of 2180 meters above sea level. And is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the Hindu and Buddhist religions.

Chandragiri Hill Tour lies on the South-West of Kathmandu Valley and is 2551 meters from sea level. It is 7 km from the Thankot. Tour provides you the finest and spectacular view of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal and Gaurishankar. And covered with a lush green blanket of flora makes Chandragiri truly a great bountiful and pristine landscape. Similarly, The panoramic views of Kathmandu Valley & Himalayan ranges make any one feel like seeing whole Nepal from this hill.

Mythological Significance

With reference to the description written in Himvatakhanda, Bhaleshwor Mahadev appeared at the spot. Where Satidevi’s ‘Bhala’ or the forehead fell off from her dead body. It believes that Satidevi, Shiva’s consort, gave up her life by jumping in a fire. And pyre at her father Daksha Prajapati’s yagna (sacred fire ritual).

After Daksha insulted her husband Shiva in front of scores of gods and goddesses invited at the religious ceremony. An enraged Shiva then carried her dead body on his back and walked across the world. Like a madman for a long span of time, without taking note of Satidevi’s decaying body. Different ‘shakti-centres’ were established at sites where different parts of Satidevi’s body fell in course of Lord Shiva’s mourning.
Therefore, A temple was erect at the same site where Bhaleshwor Mahadev appeared.

Our service for our guest

Hence, If you’re interested to involve in these trips by your interest, time, and physical and mental preparation it’s fine.

Besides this, Hot Spring Trek, Trek near Kathmandu, Panchase Trek, Ghalegaun Trek, Chepang Hill Trek, Chisapani Nagarkot Trek, Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek are available.

Similarly, Annapurna Circuit Trek – 14 Days, Annapurna Base Camp Trek – 14 Days, and many more are in Annapurna Region.

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In Langtang Region Holy Gosainkunda Trek – 6 Days, Langtang Valley Trek – 9 Days, Langtang Gosainkunda Chisapani Trek – 13 Days are available.

Manasalu Circuit Trek – 15 Days, Upper Mustang Trek – 14 Days, Nar Phu Valley Trek – 12 Days, Rara Lake Trek – 11 Days are in Restricted Region.

As well as Ganesh Himal, Kanchanjunga, Makalu Trek, and furthermore programs are organized by Robinson Crusoe Holidays.

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Thus, According to your time duration and schedule, please go to our Plan Trip or Customize Trip.

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