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Chandragiri Hill Day Tour with Swayambhunath Stupa

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Best Price
Price starting from

$0 USD 75

per person

Duration

1 days

Max. Elevation

m

Group size

1+

Level
EASY
Transportation
Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Best Season
All season
Accomodation
not included
Meals
Pack Lunch
Starts at
Kathmandu Hotel
Ends at
Kathmandu Hotel
Trip Route
Chandragiri and ride on a cable car-Chandragiri Fun Park-Swayambhunath Stupa

Highlights

  • Enjoyable day around Kathmandu valley scenic hills with super Himalayan views.
  • Fabulous scenery of rolling green hills and Kathmandu city with high snow peaks.
  • Within serene and tranquil surroundings at Chandragiri fun park and holy temple.
  • Interesting tour of old Buddhist Swayambhunath Stupa and country’s landmark

‘Exciting tour with scenic and cultural sightseeing around Kathmandu valley rim’

Chandragiri Hill Day Tour with Swayambhunath Stupa, a great way to enjoy the day and an escape from hustle and bustle busy city life of Kathmandu. An opportunity to observe Nepalese rural farm life, as it were past hundreds of centuries.

Chandragiri Hill in the past and as well at present a pilgrimage place for Hindu and Buddhist followers, where the temple stands at the height above 2, 551 m and 8,369 feet high, above sea level.

A scenic hilltop, at present since last decade Chandragiri Hill built into a Fun Park where local and foreign visitors with family of children, can enjoy the day in fresh and cool mountain air.

The hill of Chandragiri offers a fascinating panorama of the Himalayan mountain range, includes view of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang, and Jugal Himal extends towards Everest in the far eastern horizon.
Morning begins with an hour drive to reach on the city and valley outskirt to Thankot, a small town and gateway to Kathmandu city from other parts of Nepal.
Start a short walk to get into a cable car that takes you on top scenic Chandragiri Hill.

Enjoy the morning till mid-afternoon overlooking spectacular views of snow peaks in the north with tiers of green hills that surrounds this beautiful spot.

From here on the same route with an exciting drive to reach at old and famous Swayambhunath and its stunning looking dome stupa, with the eyes of Buddha in four cardinal direction watching over the people for rights and wrongdoings.

Swayambhunath with a history of more than 2,500 years old, located on a hillock above Kathmandu western side of the city, offers grand views of whole Kathmandu city and the valley with Snow Mountains on a clear day.

It is also a famous landmark of Kathmandu and Nepal, stands with pride overlooking the valley and Kathmandu city, Swayambhunath popularly known as Monkey Temple also. Due to many Rhesus species monkey that dwells around the Stupa premises and its lovely cool forest that surrounds this old Buddhist Monument.

After an enjoyable and delightful time, end the afternoon heading back to your hotel with a great refreshing day on Chandragiri Hill Day Tour with
Swayambhunath Stupa.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

8 a.m to 12 p.m: Drive to Chandragiri and ride on a cable car and enjoy the day.

Morning after breakfast, an interesting drive to on the outskirt from Kathmandu city to reach the western valley rim.

On arrival at Thankot, a small town and the exit and entry point to Kathmandu city and the valley. From here short drive and walk for 10 minutes ride on cable car, after a pleasant then reach Chandragiri Hill one of the highest hill that surrounds Kathmandu valley at an altitude above 2,551 meters and 8369 feet high.

At Chandragiri, enjoy spending time around the Fun Park with refreshing time overlooking the panorama of Himalayan peak, from Manaslu, Ganesh with Langtang Himal range, extends further east towards Jugal Himal with Dorji Lakpa and Gaurishankar, as far towards Everest range of mountains.

12 p.m. to 1 p.m: Lunch break at leisure around Chandragiri Fun Park.

With time at Chandragiri to visit the temple, located on top Chandragiri hill, where once stood an idol of Lord Shiva, after a time here having lunch break at Chandragiri Resorts restaurants, and then back to the car park near Thankot after a short ride on a cable car.

1: 30 p.m to 2 p.m: Drive to Swambhunath Stupa for an hour tour.

From Thankot, drive takes you to wonderful site at Swambhunath Stupa perched on a hillock surround with green forest where many Rhesus monkey dwells, and thus the name Monkey Temple.

2 p.m. to 3 p.m. At Swayambhunath Stupa for an hour visit.

Swambhunath Stupa, dates back as far to 460 A.D. stands above Kathmandu west of the valley and city rim, a famous landmark of the country. Enjoy grand views of Kathmandu city and the valley with snow peaks in the north.

Swayambhunath and the Stupa with fascinating mystical eyes of Lord Buddha on the four cardinals, visit the monastery with the largest image of Sakyamuni Buddha, behind the hill a small temple dedicated to Lord Manjushree the patron god of Kathmandu valley.

Who drained the lake with a mighty sword and made the valley possible for people to settle on the fertile land.

3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: End of the tour and back at the hotel.

Enjoying marvelous and interesting time at ancient Swayambhunath a short walk down to the car park, and then drive back to your hotel after a glorious Chandragiri Hill Day Tour with Swayambhunath Stupa.

Inclusions

Includes

  • Professional local Tour Guide of Kathmandu city.
  • All transfer and sightseeing tour by private deluxe Car / Coach with Air condition
  • pack lunch 

Excludes

  • Tour Entrances fees of the monuments
  • Nepal visa- USD 25 upon arrival, at the airport, bring 2 Passport size photos
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu 
  • Travel insurance
  • Air fare and airport tax
  • Special Drinks
  • Cost of personal nature such as laundry, telephone, Tips etc.
  • Cost not mentioned in above list

Complimentary

  • Holiday Tours Nepal’s T-shirt, cap and city maps

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