Chandragiri Cable Car, Ticket, Price, Opening Time, Time

Chandragiri Cable Car

Find everything about Chandragiri Cable Car, Ticket, Price, Opening Time in our blog. Chandragiri Cable Car is located in the western part of Kathmandu. The cable car is one of the swift ways to reach the historical Chandragiri Hills. You can enjoy the spectacular view of the different mountains from the top of the hill.

Facts about Chandragiri Cable Car

Chandragiri Cable Car Length

2.5 KM

Cable Car Starting Station


Cable Car Ending Point

Chandragiri Hill

Cable Car Duration

9 Minutes

Open Year


Starting Price

NPR 415 Per Person

Chandragiri hill carries historical importance in the history of Nepal. King Prithivi Narayan Shah saw the Kathmandu valley during the 17th century and planned an attack in Kathmandu Valley. There were 3 kingdoms in Kathmandu valley in the 17th century. Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Patan were the places where the valley was operated.

Chandragiri also holds another historical importance in Nepal. The first car in Nepal was brought via Chandragiri route to Kathmandu by Rana family who rules Nepal for 107 years. Now to reach Chandragiri is easy and comfortable. The 9 Minutes cable car journey makes everyone’s dream come true. The total length of the Chandragiri Cable Car is 2.5 KM.

Chandragiri Cable Car

Besides the historical facts and the temple, you also can enjoy Chandragiri with family and friends. There is a number of restaurants on top of the hill. And if you want to spend a night in the hill then there is also a resort where you can enjoy the hospitality inside the green lush forest.

Chandragiri Cable Car gonadal is pretty big to accommodate 8 people at once. If there is irregular electricity then the backup generator automatically starts which runs the Cable Car. A cable car is often closed for certain times if the weather condition goes wrong.

Things to do in Chandragiri Hill

  • Hiking
  • Picnic
  • Sightseeing
  • Bird Watching
  • Mountain View
  • Children’s Park
  • Horse Riding
  • View Tower
  • Mahadev Temple Visit

Chandragiri Cable Car Ticket Price



SAARC inc Indian



Price One Way

NPR 415

NPR 664

US $ 13

US $ 9

Round Trip

NPR 700

NPR 1120

US $ 22

US $ 15

The price of a Chandragiri Cable car starts from NPR 415 per person for Nepalese and up to the US $ 22 per person foreigners. You need to display a valid Identity Card to receive a discount. A child above 3 feet needs to purchase a cable car ticket to take a ride. Below 3 years goes free in the cable car. Likewise, in other industries, the age of the child doesn’t matter here.

Discount in Chandragiri Cable Car Ticket  

Children Up to 3 Feet

Entry Fee

Children from 3-4 Feet

40 % OFF in Ticket Price

Differently Abled Person

50 % OFF

Elderly Person – Above 60 Years

25 % OFF


25 % OFF


25 % OFF

Best Time to Visit Chandragiri Cable Car

The perfect time to visit Chandragiri Cable Car from September to February. The weather condition is perfect in between these months where you can enjoy the wide range of mountains from the top of the resort. You can see a glimpse of Mt Everest for Chandragiri hill. Besides Mt Everest, you can enjoy the view of Mt Manaslu, Mt Langtang, Mt Annapurna, Mt Jugal, and many more mountains from this hill station.

Chandragiri Hills also carries religious importance so people take a ride to the hill to pay homage towards god Vishnu in the mountain during Dashain Festival which lies in October.

Chandragiri Cable Car

How to go to Chandragiri Hill from Kathmandu

Kathmandu valley to Chandragiri Cable car station point in approx. 11 KM in distance. You can take a taxi or hire a car from your staying destination to reach the base station of the cable car which takes approx. 30 min to reach.

After reaching the base station, you do have two option to reach the top:

Option One: Take a Cable Car Ride 9 Minutes

Option Two: Hike to the Hill for 3 Hours

Option one is the swift way to reach Chandragiri hill without pain and hassle. You can purchase the ticket in the base station of the Cable Car Station and take a ride. Ticket price is categorized in 3 upon nationality. You are asked a valid id card to display if they doubt your nationality so carry a government ID card with you during the ride.

Option Two is a cheap and lengthy way to reach the top. You can enjoy 3 hours hike to the top with your guide or friends. Chandragiri Hiking is also a popular day tour activity you can do in Kathmandu if you have a leisure day to spend.

Most of the visitors choose option one to reach the top. Hiking is not a cup of tea for everyone and old and kids are not used to it so they a sh. ort Cable Car ride to concur the thirst to visit Chandragiri Hill.

Chandragiri Cable Car Opening Time

Chandragiri Cable Car opens from 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM from Sunday to Friday. There will be a one-hour lunch break in the mid of the day. Lunch break starts from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM.

And if you are planning to travel on Saturday and Sunday then the cable car starts one hour early than the other days. Cable Car starts from 08:00 AM up to 07:00 PM. This rule also applied to public holidays.

Chitlang via Chandragiri Cable Car

If you are planning to spend a weekend in Chitlang then the Chandragiri route also can be one of the perfect options for you. Taking the Cable car to reach the hill station and hiking 2 hours to reach Chitlang is popular these days among domestic travelers. He

Purchase a one-way Cable Car Ticket a take a ride to the hill. After spending some time on the hill, you can hike to the old Newari settlement, Chitlang. Chitlang Tour Package via Chandragiri Cable Car is available for travelers.

Where can I Purchase Chandragiri Cable Car Ticket?

You can get a Chandragiri Cable Car ticket online to purchase or get instantly in the base of the cable car. Besides this, we can arrange a vehicle to the hill to make your travel easy. Kindly ring us or send us an email to get in touch with our staff so that we can assist you to fulfill your thirst to visit Chandragiri Hill.

Snowfall in Chandragiri

Chandragiri is also the popular hill station that receives snowfall and a large number of people around Kathmandu valley there to play snowfall during wintertime. In the month of December and January, there is a chance of snowfall and often after the rain, snowfall covers the hill of Chandragiri.

Snowfall in Chandragiri

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