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Chandragiri – Chitlang Hiking

Trip Facts

Duration

Duration 2 Days

Start this two-day hike 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.

Background

Nepal alternative treks has beautifully combined three different beautiful trekking 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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Highlights

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

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Matatirtha, hike to Chandragiri Hills and again hike to Chitlang, 5-6 hours.

The trip to Matatirtha, where the trek 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

Trek to Kulekhani via Markhu Village-hike 2 to 3 hours, drive back to Kathmandu

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.

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