The Chandragiri-Dakshinkali Hike is a great one-day hike right outside Kathmandu Valley. The hike takes you away from the bustling city and takes you to the quiet and lush forests of Chandragiri Hill. The top of the hill offers you a great view of Langtang, Everest, and Jugal Mountain Ranges on a clear day. You also get to visit one of the most famous temples of Nepal, Dakshinkali on your trek down. The Chandragiri-Dakshinkali hike is a specially designed package that caters to people with limited time but still want to experience the forest, hills and view of the mountains of Nepal.
The hike starts with a drive from your hotel to Thankot. From the Chandragiri Cable Car Station, you start hiking uphill to the top of Chandragiri Hill. It edges at the southeastern part of the capital and has an elevation of 2500m. According to the myth, the hill was once rich in Chandan (sandalwood) and goddess Parvati used to roam around the foothills to look for it. Thus, the location carries a great cultural significance. There is a ropeway that takes you all the way up to the summit of Chandragiri Temple. From the top of the hill, you can witness the amazing view of Kathmandu Valley and the distant view of the mountain range. Afterwards, you start walking downhill through another route to Dakshinkali. Dakshinkali is another sacred Hindu Temple (of goddess Kali) that is located about 20 km far from the hills of Chandragiri. Dakshinkali is one of the best places for hikers as it leads gradually up towards the northern ridge through dense pine forests. Hikers will most likely come across two caves one called Asura Cave and Yanglesho Cave. These types of hikes are specially designed for those who are looking for an easy vacation getaway, that does not require you to be super fit, young and experienced (i.e. suitable for the whole family).
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