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Chandragiri Chitlang Hiking – 2 Days

Trip Facts


Weather 5°C to 22°C


Duration 2 Days


Accommodation Hotel

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Best Season Sept, Oct, Nov, March, April & May


Transportation Private Jeep

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Hiking


Religion Hindu and Buddhist

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Newar, Tamang and Magar

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Forest, Village

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Bagmati Province, Kathmandu

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 2729m./9005ft.

Start this two-day Chandragiri Chitlang hiking to Chitlang Markhu Lake, then take a short drive to the well-known Hindu sanctuary of Matatirtha. When we get there, the hike to the top of Chandragiri Hill begins. The peak itself provides stunning panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayan Gauri Shankar to Annapurna.

Thanks to the installation of cable cars, Chandragiri hill has recently developed into an intriguing tourist destination. Chitlang, a historic Newari town in the Makwanpur area, is the next destination on the trip. A fascinating draw is provided by the various aesthetic structures, pagoda roofs, and superb craftsmanship seen throughout the area. On the second day, we continue hiking all the way to Kulekhani.

Recently, Chandragiri unveiled an outstanding cable car system. The gondolas travel between the steep crevasses of the hill in between broad screens on all sides, making for an exhilarating journey. You have the option of either using the cable car or going on a lengthy downhill hike.


Nepal alternative treks has beautifully combined three different beautiful hiking itineraries of Chandragiri – Chitlang Hiking. You can explore with same routes in just one entry in a shorter period with reducing cost. One can experience of different cultures, nature beauties, people and verities in this trek. It is an alternative offer for those trekkers who are interested for doing it all at once than doing separately.

Alternative route to Chandragiri

This recommended path begins from Machhegaun, the Chandragiri Hill’s base, and ends at the peak. It can take up to three hours to complete. To enjoy the best views of the mountain range and the valley, it is advisable to begin the hike early in the day.

Once you leave the residential village in your rearview mirror, the trail meanders into the lush woodland. You ascend the hill fast by taking a zigzag path while the valley below narrows. Hikers are greeted to magnificent views of the valley below all along the forest trek. When you reach the summit, when the skies open up for the breathtaking views, the mountain ranges are renowned for playing hide and seek with you.

Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple, which has been rebuilt, is located atop the mountain. Hindu believers think the temple has the ability to grant visitors’ wishes. A recently built park with a

restaurant and a viewing tower surrounds the temple. The viewing tower offers a clear 360-degree view of the surrounding area, including views of the high hills between the valley and Mount Everest in the east and Mount Dhaulagiri in the west.

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  • Get a ultimate hiking Experience in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal
  • Witness different mountains like Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh including the highest
  • mountain in the world Mount Everest.
  • Travel in one of the easiest hiking destination in Nepal.  Visit one of the holiest place Nepal


Day 1

Drive to Matatirtha - Hike to Chandragiri Hills - Hike to Chitlang

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

15km./06 hours hike


Chitlang Resort



Included meals

Lunch, Dinner

The trip to Matatirtha, where the hike starts, takes around 35 minutes. “Matatirtha” refers to the mother’s shrine. During Mother’s Day in April each year (the Hindu people of Nepal commemorate Mother’s Day on the new moon day of each year), this shrine receives a large number of visitors/pilgrims who have lost their mothers. After installing a cable car, the old temple site of Chandragiri Hills Top (2729m) has recently become a new, well-liked tourist destination.

The region is covered with lush subtropical forest with a variety of flora and wildlife, which gives the area a lot of natural greenery. It takes 4-5 hours to climb over several smaller hills, lush jungle, and a tiny village before arriving at Chhap Bhanjyang (you might be lucky to find a local cafe to enjoy a cup of soothing tea or coffee here). Chandragiri Hill is a very attractive location with a park, eateries, and the Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple. On a clear day, the majestic mountain ranges of Mt. Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Mt. Everest, Api, etc. may be seen from east to west.

We eat lunch while admiring Chandragiri Hills’ natural splendor and the Himalayas, and then climb back down to Chitlang. The old settlement of Chitlang is still home to numerous artfully constructed rest homes, stone water taps, and other artifacts that attest to its former status as a civilized community. There are a few lodges where you can stay, and Chitlang Village also offers home stays where you can connect and learn about rural life in Nepal. When visiting Chitlang,

historical attractions like Pauwa, Saat Dhara (seven water taps), Shiwalaya, and other ancient monuments will increase your enjoyment.

Day 2

Hike to Kulekhani via Markhu Village - Drive to Kathmandu

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km./03 hours hike



Included meals

Breakfast, Lunch

After a delicious breakfast, continue your hike. We arrive at Kulekhani after a hike of roughly one and a half hours. The largest man-made lake (dam) in Nepal is located in Khulekhani and was built to generate hydroelectricity. Indrasarovar Lake is its name (sarobar Means Lake). We can take pleasure in lake boating. We then take a journey back to Kathmandu after lunch. We travel past the Black Goddess of the South, Dakshinkali Temple, and the well-known Buddhist pilgrimage site of Pharping, where the illustrious Guru Padmasabhava is reputed to have meditated and gained Buddhahood. If we’d like, we can use this chance to explore the temple and monastery. Drive back to Kathmandu as usual.

What do you get in the Trip?


  • Overland private transport as per mentioned in itinerary.
  • All meals during the hiking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee) three times in a day.
  • Hotel acommodation ( Twin share basis) during hiking.
  • One experienced educated, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, government authorized and professional hiking guide.
  • Guide and porter’s food, accommodation, salary, insurance and transportation.
  • Hiking T-shirt, Water , seasonal fruits etc.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • Public Liability Insurance

Not Included

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu .
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, beer, desert, phone bill, laundry etc during hiking.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing.
  • Tips for guide. ( Highly suggested ).

Book the Trip

Currently, we do not have any scheduled group trips, but you are welcome to embark on the journey on a date that suits you best.

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Group Discounts Available

Group of 2 - 4 $300.00 PP $200.00 PP
Group of 5 - 8 $280.00 PP $180.00 PP
Group of 9 - 12 $260.00 PP $160.00 PP
Group of 13 - 16 $240.00 PP $140.00 PP
Group of 17 - 20 $220.00 PP $120.00 PP
Group of 21 - 25 $200.00 PP $100.00 PP

Need a private date?

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Asked Questions

Terms and Conditions

1. Cancellation Policy

There is no cancellation or withdrawal policy for the trip by the client after the trip has started. During the trip, any unused services provided by the company, like accommodation, food, permits, etc., won’t be refunded.

If you cancel the trip at any time before the departure date, 90% of the total cost is reusable for a year or refunded. Visit this page for more details on the cancellation policy.

2. Risk of unforeseen circumstances

Nepal Alternative Treks is directed towards the fulfillment of your every desire. In this connection, we perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, Nepal Alternative Treks will not take any responsibility regarding any change & alternations in the itinerary due to unavoidable circumstances such as landslides, road blockage, flood, snow, political unrest, flight cancellation, delayed arrival, sickness, or accidents. The clients shall bear any extra cost incurred there on the spots.

3. Clients' Responsible

A trekking guide representing Nepal’s alternative treks deserves all authority during your tours. If you commit an unlawful act, you must leave the tour, and no refund will be issued.

4. Impact on your journey

We put our every effort into ensuring you are comfortable traveling. Still, it is a must understand that what you might be accustomed to in the western affluent countries, the Himalayan countries can’t afford such facilities. Weather is another factor that directly impacts your journey. Hence, patience in mind, enthusiasm, and proper preparation before heading is a must to venture into a journey trip.

5. Travel Insurance

You must purchase a comprehensive travel insurance package against medical, natural calamity, helicopter evacuation, personal accident, trip cancellation, etc. This is strongly suggested to all our esteemed clients.

6. Your personal belongings

On any account, we’re not answerable for any loss or damage of your luggage or property belonging to you even when shouldered by guide cum porter or transferred by transport means. That means your personal possessions and luggage are at your risk at the time.

7. Porter weight limit

Porter will carry 10 kg each and 20 kilograms in total. A bit more or less can be adjusted per both parties’ mutual understanding.

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