Chobhar is located 9 km southwest of Kathmandu, Nepal. Chobhar is known for the Chobhar gorge through which all the water of the valley drains. A small temple of Adinath Sampradaya sits on top of a nearby hill. The temple offers a view of snow-capped mountains. The location is also notable for the vast network of natural caves nearby. According to legend, Kathmandu Valley was once a lake. It is believed that goddess Manjushree cut a gorge at a place called Chobhar Gorge, near Chobhar Ancient Hill Village (sp. also Chovar, Chobhar) and drained away the waters to establish a habitable land.