Chitlang is a small village with an ancient Newari settlement which lies in the Makawanpur district of Narayani zone. It is about 22 km away from the Kathmandu valley. In Chitlang, we can see the land of shepherds and established a settlement for shepherds in Toukha, Nhulgaun, Kunchhal. There are different cultures in the Chitlang village, such as Tamang, Khas, Newari and also a mixed culture. Mostly there are people who follow Newar culture. Chitlang village has a nice homestay, temples, and chaityas. So hike in the Chitlang village offers a unique pleasant memory that exceeds our imagination. From Chitlang, we go for a hike to Kulekhani. Khulekhani is 18.6 km far from Chitlang. The route was the main ancient route with historical importance and was the gateway towards the southern part plain of Nepal before the opening of Prithvi highway. During this hike, we can also feel the amazing weather and the beautiful walking trails which took us deep into the alpine forest. We can also hear the gushing river beneath the hill and also the breathtaking views of INDRASAROBAR.Daman is also small village lies in the Makwanpur district, central Nepal. In Daman, there is a botanical garden which covers 15 ha (300 ropani). We can find the varieties of flora which attract thousands of botanists and also attract nature lovers. Daman is a great destination for tourist attraction.
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1833 m/ 6013.8ft
Indrasarovar is the largest manmade lake in Nepal.
Chitlang lies southwest of Kathmandu at an elevation of 2,410m.
More than 160 species of bird and animals are found here.
Oldest clan of Nepal known as Gopalis were staying here.
Chitlang contains the first goat cheese factory.
Chitlang is a first gateway to carry motor cars to Nepal.
Why this Trip
If you want to feel the amazing weather and historical ancient place then this is the hike which leads you to get this.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
You will be welcomed by our representative. With the help of our representative, you will be transferred to the hotel. At evening you shall join the Swotah team for the welcome dinner in Nepali cultural Restaurant.
You will be exploring the valley where nature and culture meet to warm up your hearts. Morning relaxation and refinement of the soul will take place from the tour to those peaceful temples and monuments. We will visit the Hanumandhoka Durbar Square first and then the exploration of other sites will take place according to your desire and time.
After breakfast, we drive to Thankot in our private vehicle. Upon reaching the Thankot we commence our hike and move towards Chitlang which is 11.7 km far. It takes 3hours 18 min to reach the Chitlang village. Chitlang is an ancient village residing the Ethnic people of Newar community practising the culture and traditions that date back to the century. After reaching the serene village of Chitlang, we go for the small walk near the Chitlang village where we can see the historical places like Pauwa, Saat Dhara (seven water tapes), Shiwalaya, some other archaeological monuments, and a small cheese factory to give your taste a local flavour of yak cheese.
Early morning after breakfast we hike to Kulekhani. From Chitlang it takes around 3 hours to reach the Markhu village. Markhu village is a melting pot of cultures and people of many ethnic communities such as Tamang, Newars, and Brahmin. During the walk, we pass through the agricultural terraced field, green surrounding hill, and the Kulekhani dam which is also known as the INDRASAROVAR. After lunch, we visit the Markhu village. Overnight at the Markhu.
Today we move from Markhu to Daman. We cross the long bridge of Kulekhani dam from where it takes two and a half hour to reach Daman. Whilst climbing uphill we get the chance to see high snowy mountains, beautiful villages and amazing landscape. And again upon reaching Daman, we can see the amazing views of the mountains including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Gauri Shankar, Jugal Himal, Dorje Lakpa, and Everest. Daman is a beautiful hill station where lots of people come to spend their weekends and holidays. It’s quite beautiful during the winters after the snowfall. Overnight at a resort.
Early in the after breakfast in Daman, we move back to the Kathmandu on a private car. After driving for about 5 hours we reach Kathmandu at noon leaving us enough time to do some important sightseeing if desired. You also have the option to spend the leisure time in the spa and get wonderful trekkers'massage. Overnight at the hotel.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trip hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
We make sure to take security measures during hike to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Chitlang Kulekhani hike is very popular for ancient and natural beauty, hence this region provides wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, bread, soup etc. potatoes grown in this region are very delicious which is loved by all the trekkers. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private vehicle for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley. We also do pick up and drop from the starting and ending point of hiking on private car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group
All our guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety.
If you need extra day to complete the hiking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide's schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.