Chitlang hike

duration
2 Days
difficulty
Easy
accomodation
Homestay
max altitude
2540m
transportation
Bus/Jeep/Taxi
meals included
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  • Chitlang is a typical Nepali valley surrounded by hills, rice fields and vegetable patches. It is an ancient Newari town containing many temples with amazing wood and stone carvings, artistic rest houses, stone taps, and old inscriptions which are a mark of the civilization. The Chitlang Organic Village Resort located here is famous for its pear garden and the special local pear wine that is produced over there. Other important places include the oldest Cheese factory of Nepal, and several temples. There are also large meadows to graze the cattle around the village.

    This trek offers an amazing experience with the combination of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Chitlang offers visitors an opportunity to get an insight of the rural life in Nepal.

    Trek Highlights

    • View of the Himalayan Ranges and surrounding valleys.
    • Visit Bhaleshwor Temple and perform Hindu rituals.
    • See the Newari Settlements and the local village lifestyle.
    • Goat Farming – taste goat milk and cheese.
    • Taste organic local food: pear wine, nettle wine etc. 
    • Bird Watching and Trout Farming.

     

    • Day 1 : Drive to Thankot - Hike to Chandragiri Hills - Hike to Chitlang

      We will start the day by taking about an hour drive to Thankot, our starting point. We start our hike from Thankot towards the Chandragiri Hills and it takes us around 3 hours to reach at the top. After reaching the top we will have lunch at the top 2551m enjoying the view of Kathmandu Valley. You will then visit the Bhaleshor temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and see mountains like Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Api, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Langtang Range, Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Jugal etc. We will then head towards the Chitlang Valley, which is famous for its Pear Wine and Goat Cheese. It takes us around 3 hours to reach here from the Chandragiri Hills. Here you can know about the history of Chitlang (inscriptions dating back to the Lichchhavi era have been found in this place). After a few hours of rest, we will enjoy a campfire in the Chitlang Homestay where we have typical Nepali food for dinner. Here you can also taste the rhododendron flower wine. O/N at Chitlang.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 2 : Chitlang - Kulekhani - Kathmandu

      In the morning, we will head towards Kulekhani. On the way you can also see an interesting sheep farm. At Kulekhani, we can see many herbs and the Thulo Chaur (big ground). From Thulo Chaur, you can see the Kulekhani dam side. We will then boat around the Indra Sarovar - the largest manmade lake in Nepal, have lunch at Kulekhani then drive back to Kathmandu.

      Meals included
      All
  • Trip cost includes

    • English-speaking licensed guide
    • All necessary permits and entrance fees
    • Transportation during the tour

    Trip cost excludes

    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water
    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast or Dinner
    • Travel and medical insurance
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax
    • Tips for guide and driver (Tipping is customary, but not compulsory)
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    • Good hiking shoes
    • Rucksack
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (SPF 50+),hat
    • Personal hygiene and first aid kit, your regular medicine, etc. 

     

     

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.  Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. 

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions. 

  • Overview

    Chitlang is a typical Nepali valley surrounded by hills, rice fields and vegetable patches. It is an ancient Newari town containing many temples with amazing wood and stone carvings, artistic rest houses, stone taps, and old inscriptions which are a mark of the civilization. The Chitlang Organic Village Resort located here is famous for its pear garden and the special local pear wine that is produced over there. Other important places include the oldest Cheese factory of Nepal, and several temples. There are also large meadows to graze the cattle around the village.

    This trek offers an amazing experience with the combination of natural beauty and cultural heritage. Chitlang offers visitors an opportunity to get an insight of the rural life in Nepal.

    Trek Highlights

    • View of the Himalayan Ranges and surrounding valleys.
    • Visit Bhaleshwor Temple and perform Hindu rituals.
    • See the Newari Settlements and the local village lifestyle.
    • Goat Farming – taste goat milk and cheese.
    • Taste organic local food: pear wine, nettle wine etc. 
    • Bird Watching and Trout Farming.

     

  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 : Drive to Thankot - Hike to Chandragiri Hills - Hike to Chitlang

      We will start the day by taking about an hour drive to Thankot, our starting point. We start our hike from Thankot towards the Chandragiri Hills and it takes us around 3 hours to reach at the top. After reaching the top we will have lunch at the top 2551m enjoying the view of Kathmandu Valley. You will then visit the Bhaleshor temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and see mountains like Mt. Gaurishankar, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Api, Mt. Kanchenjunga, Langtang Range, Mt. Ganesh, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Jugal etc. We will then head towards the Chitlang Valley, which is famous for its Pear Wine and Goat Cheese. It takes us around 3 hours to reach here from the Chandragiri Hills. Here you can know about the history of Chitlang (inscriptions dating back to the Lichchhavi era have been found in this place). After a few hours of rest, we will enjoy a campfire in the Chitlang Homestay where we have typical Nepali food for dinner. Here you can also taste the rhododendron flower wine. O/N at Chitlang.

      Meals included
      All
    • Day 2 : Chitlang - Kulekhani - Kathmandu

      In the morning, we will head towards Kulekhani. On the way you can also see an interesting sheep farm. At Kulekhani, we can see many herbs and the Thulo Chaur (big ground). From Thulo Chaur, you can see the Kulekhani dam side. We will then boat around the Indra Sarovar - the largest manmade lake in Nepal, have lunch at Kulekhani then drive back to Kathmandu.

      Meals included
      All
  • Services

    Trip cost includes

    • English-speaking licensed guide
    • All necessary permits and entrance fees
    • Transportation during the tour

    Trip cost excludes

    • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water
    • Accommodation
    • Breakfast or Dinner
    • Travel and medical insurance
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax
    • Tips for guide and driver (Tipping is customary, but not compulsory)
  • Date & Price

    Start Date

    End Date

    price

    status

    Thur,Feb 20, 2020

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

    Feb 20

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

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  • Important Info
    • Good hiking shoes
    • Rucksack
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (SPF 50+),hat
    • Personal hygiene and first aid kit, your regular medicine, etc. 

     

     

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.  Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours. 

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions. 

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