The Chadragiri Range edges along the south-eastern part of Kathmandu Valley an elevation of 2275m. There are so many interesting stories about the Chandra Giri Hill. Legend has it that this summit was once so rich in Chandan (Sandalwood) trees that Goddess Parvati herself, the mythical mother of all living beings, rummaged around its foothills to look for them. In fact, some scholars believe that the name Chandragiri was derived from the original Chandan- Giri, Giri Meaning Mountain in Sanskrit – although, considering the exploits of Rana Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher, it might be equally tempting to attribute the name to him.
Chandeagiri Hike is an exotic vacation for those who are extremely interested to see the varieties of birds at the closest distance from Kathmandu Valley. Here you can see Red-vented Bulbul, Great Egret, Grey Wagtail, House Crow, House Sparrow, Little Egret, Oriental Turtle Dove, Spotted Dove, Steppe Eagle, Kingfishers, Common Myna, Indian Pond Heron, Tit and so many others. Many Medical plants of Nepal have been found in the Chandragiri jungle sub-tropical zone (1,000-2275 m). This Magic Shangri-La of Nepal offers the scenic ecstasy of the Kathmandu valley and unparalleled sunrises. Chandragiri hill is the warm home of Leopards and Barking deer, Jackal, Bears and red cats, and other types of wild animals which is unbelievable. Chandragiri Hiking is a good first trip near Kathmandu which we offer to our clients who are not much more interested to see city life but want to see the real village life of Nepal within a short duration. You will trek through the jungle and small villages. You will enjoy the rural life while on this short trek. The trek starts from Matatirtha, 10 Km from Kathmandu city center and ends in Dakshinkali which is a famous goddess of Hindu devotes.
Nepal Mother House Treks arranges the Chandragiri Hill Hiking program for those travelers with small children, or who suffer from altitude sickness, but still want a Nepalese mountain experience. This trip is available at any time as a tea house trek, and is suitable for every individual and group traveler in Nepal.
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu.
Upon arrival at international airport meet assistants and transfer to the Hotel located at Thamel, take a rest and have a free afternoon.
Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing pre- Treks (1350m)
Our Tour Guide leads you to explore around Kathmandu valley for sightseeing. Explore historical and spiritual attractions; including the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square; the House of Living Goddess “Kumari” and Kasthamandup temple” (said to have been built from a single tree in 16th century), Big bell-Big drams, Erotic carvings in old temples, old palace etc., Bouddhanath; one of the largest Stupas in Nepal, and Swayambhunath – situated on top of a hill and known as the Monkey Temple, it is one of the oldest Buddhist Stupa in the world, which has been registered in UNESCO heritage side. Pasupatinath; Hindus holy place, Sadhus and pilgrims bathing at occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats, located on the holy Bagmati river. Finally we have sightseeing in beautiful Patan and Durbar squares; the Krisna Temple has build only of stone with incredible feats of craftsmanship, Patan king’s palace, the Golden temple, and much more! Patan is very famous for woodcarving, Metal works, Temples and Monasteries. If we have time there are still more remarkable sites. One of the oldest cities in Kathmandu valley, “Bhaktapur” is known as the Living Museum. With old brick-paved enclaves of the old Royal palace, Nyathapola Temple, and Datatriya temple feature exquisite artwork which offers a picture of the grandeur of medieval Nepal. After these activities we go back to hotel and prepare for the treks. Stay overnight at hotel. Please, check your insurance details and have a copy of your travel medical insurance policy with you.
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Matatirtha- 45 munities and trek to Chadragiri (2275m) -3 to 4 hours
We drive to Matatirtha, 10 Km from Kathmandu city center. Then walk to Chandragiri Hill with tents, camping equipments and our staff. Overnight in Camp at the top of the hill, you will see the best view of Kathmandu valley as well as Mountain Views from Machhepuchre to Everest region including Mt.Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Langtang range.
Day 04 : Hike Chadragiri to Dakshinkali -4 to 5 hours then drive back to Kathmandu
Having breakfast, we will visit the Cave at the village and trek to Dakshinkali (around 5 hours) and drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu (Thamel).
Day 05 : A free day in Kathmandu or your destination
Today is free for last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives until your departure flight/drive. Nepal Mother House Treks assistants will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with you the memory of a life time.
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