Chandragiri day hiking one of the best day hiking around at Kathmandu valley. The hiking starts from Thankot. The clean environment makes you different and you feel relaxation in your mind. Also you can view panoramic view of the Langtang and Ganesh himal range.
The trail lead to Chhap Bhanjyang at 2275m through the small village and forest. You will walk 3 hours steep up stone staircase to the Chhap Bhanjyang. Here you will get tea and coffees in local tea shop. This tea shop only open in season time. After one hour walking through the forest, you will be in Chandragiri Hill at 2729 m.
From Chandragiri Hills, you can observe spectacular mountains view from west to east including Mt. Api, Saipal to Everest, Makalu, Kanchanjunga Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang himal, Dorje Lakpa and Gaurishankar mountains range.
Chandragiri is the inhabitant of auspicious medical plant(herbs) and it has been found in Chandragiri jungle sub-tropical zone (1,000-2275 m). It is also remarkable place to observe the varities of birds including Grey Wagtail, Steppe Eagle, Kingfishers, Common Myna, Indian Pond Heron, Oriental Turtle Dove, Red-vented Bulbul, Great Egret, House Crow, House Sparrow, Little Egret, Spotted Dove and so many others. The trail continues two and half hour descend to the Hattiban Resort. Finally, drive back to Kathmandu by private vehicle.