Chandragiri Chitlang Kulekhani is an popular and historic route which was used for travelling into and out from Kathmandu. Chitlang offers you the chance to capture vintage photographs of old Newari heritage and settlement. But in recent days, this place is quite popular as hiking destination rather than route to travel from and to the capital. If you wish to engage in safe and economic Chandragiri Chitlang Kulekhani Hiking, then worry no more and call us @ 9851197286 , Duke Nepal Adventure.
Chitlang, the amazing Newar village is full of open verdant rice fields and patches of vegetables, making this place one of the fertile valley. First settlement seen in Chitlang was that of Tamang people. Chitlang, in recent years has seen massive growth in incoming tourist as village resembles old ancient heritage accompanied with local cuisines. Lying at Makwanpur district, varieties artistic monuments, pagoda-style roofs and unique craftsmanship is what Chitlang lures you to. Then there are wood and stone carved arts, artistic rest houses, stone taps to engage you even more. With modernization, Chitlang has adapted to modern accommodation, new ways of transportation to attract more tourists.
Chitlang is one of the best, if not the best hiking route near Kathmandu. And there is the facility of cycling, dirt biking for adventure lovers out there. After hiking from Chitlang for just 40 minutes, you will reach largest manmade Lake of Nepal, known as Indrasarobar or Kulekhani. In Indrasarobar, you can boat and have the view of all scenic beauty around amazing lake.
Chandragiri is this beatiful hill lying at the altitude of 2410m above the sea level at South West direction of Kathmandu. This recently developed hill is amazing and is full of manmade attractions. The amazing view of Kathmandu valley, with the scenic view of mountain range is what Chandragiri is offering.
Chandragiri is popular for:
- Telescopic view of Kathmandu valley.
- Children Park
- Temple of Bhaleshwor Mahadev (Shiva Temple)
- Horse Riding
- Seminar Hall for MICE needs.
- Scenic view of Himalayan ranges from Annapurna to Everest.
This Chandragiri-Chitlang-Kulekhani hike is offering you the best view of flora and fauna too.
The Hiking Route
Journey starts from Kathmandu to Chandragiri cable car station. Upon reaching Chandragiri, you will have plenty of time to explore the serenity of Chandragiri Hills. After visiting this amazing hill, our hiking starts to Chitlang, popular Newar village. You will reach Chitlang after hiking for 5-6 hours. We will stay overnight at Chitlang as this village has plenty of options in accommodation section.
The very next day, we will explore Chitlang. One can enjoy beautiful organic pear(Naspati) garden in the area after the lunch. After having lunch short hike to Bhairab temple, Newari village and Seven Water Sprouts(Satdhara) is equally appealing & satisfying. Furthermore, Evening campfire with barbecue is most do activity in Chitlang.
On our third day you will hike to Indra Sarobar. Activities like Boating can be done with lunch at Kulekhani and returning back to Kathmandu.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Private transportation
- A professional tour guide
- Accommodation in twin/double sharing basis.
- Breakfast x 1
- Lunch x 2
- Dinner x 1
- Entrance permits for tour.
- Local taxes with guide fees.
- Transportation, accommodation & meals in Kathmandu
- Bar drinks and beverages such as coke, fanta, can juice etc.
- Personal travel insurance and hiking gears.
- Personal nature expenses such as toiletries, phone calls and laundry service.
- Rescue operation in case of emergency.
- Tips for your guide/driver
In our first day of hike, we will drive to Chandragiri’s cable car station. Then, you will be travelling to Chandragiri Hill Station via Cable Car. Upon reaching Chandragiri, you will have the chance to taste delicious cuisine, have telescopic view of snow capped mountains and Kathmandu. After exploring Chandragiri, you will move downhill to hike to Chitlang, the southeastern direction from Chandragiri. This will take almost 2 hours to reach Chitlang. Evening dinner and camp fire at Chitlang.
In our this second day, you will explore this amazing village known as Chitlang. In Chitlang, you will visit Goat Cheese factory, Sat dhare, old temples, pagoda style homes and many more. After visiting, this amazing village, you will return back to Chitlang for your meals. Overnight at Chitlang.
On your last day of hike, you will hike down to Mansarobar, the largest man made lake of Nepal with the purpose of generating hydro-electricity. You will do the boating in this amazing lake. After visiting the lake, you will again hike to Chitlang. Drive back to Kathmandu.