Matatirtha- Chandragiri- Chitlang- Kulekhani- Kathmandu
This Chandragiri-Chitlang-Kulekhani hike is an incredible journey to the rural and most popular parts of Nepal. You can visit Annapurna to Dhaulagiri ranges from Chandragiri Hills. The hike provides you the opportunity to go through the Chandragiri, Chitlang, and Kulekhani which are the major destinations. You may also witness the Matatirtha which is the famous Hindu shrine
Along the way to the hike, you walk through beautiful temples, villages, forests, monasteries, and many more. Do not miss the opportunity to walk on the unexplored paths of Kulekhani that will enrich your experience. All these features of the trip will make it very thrilling and unforgettable. There is no precise age boundary for this hike. Seniors and minimum age people can also do it if they find it safe and convenient. However, it is better to be aware of the route map, itinerary, difficulty, altitude, action challenges, fitness, medications, necessities before the trip. You will get the opportunity to explore Indrasarobar which is the largest manmade lake in Nepal.
Throughout the Chandragiri-Chitlang-Kulekhani hike, you will visit the amazing villages and towns of this region. These villages are renowned for their unique culture, traditions, and hospitality. Your interaction with villagers will provide more experience for lifestyle in rural Nepal. Hence, the hike provides you knowledge and entertainment at the same time.
You can change this itinerary, services, accommodation, duration of this trip etc.to suit your needs and budget. The choice is yours. Let us help you tailor your perfect holiday.
On this day, we take around 30-40 minutes drive to Matatirtha early in the morning. This is our start point for the trek. This is commonly known as “mother’s shrine” where visitors come on mother’s day each year and remember their moms. Hindus celebrate this day on new moon day in April each year. We then start hiking at Chandragiri Hills top which is an old temple site. However, it is a popular touristic site after the establishment of Cable Car. The area is full of natural greenery with sub-tropical forests. Chandragiri is a popular destination with spectacular views of mountains, Temple (Bhaleshwor Mahadev), restaurants, park site, etc. After lunch, we hike towards Chitlang which is an ancient village with a traditional temple, rest houses, stone water taps, etc. There are some lodges as well as the option of homestay to spend overnight at this place.
Today, we start our hike after breakfast and reach Kulekhani. Kulekhani has the biggest artificial lake in the country. The lake was made to produce hydroelectricity. The name of the lake is “Indrasarobar” where the word “sarobar” means lake. You may also enjoy boating in the lake and drive back to Kathmandu. On the way, we will visit a famous temple called Dakshinkali and a Buddhist monastery in Pharping. You may explore these areas if you prefer to. After that, we continue our hike back to Kathmandu.
Before starting your trek, you need to take both mental and physical training. This helps to withstand extreme weather and adventure in this region. We provide the best guides for you. All our trek guides are authorized and licensed by Nepal Government and reputed organizations such as Nepal Trekking Association. We suggest you choose guides who are licensed and authorized by the Nepal Government; along with those who have years of experience and are fluent in various languages including English, Chinese, Japanese and more.
Altitude sickness has been a major problem for most of the visitors. Here are the few tips that are tried and tested by our professional leaders:
The most significant things to be included on the backpack are:
You need to pack your bags lightly because you will not be able to carry heavy loads along with the trek. You will not be able to enjoy your journey in the Himalayas unless you pack wisely. You will be sleeping in small lodges and tea houses during the entire trip. Please be prepared with the right clothes as per the season. It will get colder at the higher elevations especially during winters. You can also consult us or simply visit our comprehensive packing list for the Chandragiri-Chitlang-Kulekhani hike in Nepal.
The hike is not difficult physically. However, the altitude will make it hard. This hike has rising and falling flats and abruptly ascends but it is generally manageable for the hiker of any age. They require little experience. However, it is advised for them to be physically fit and have some training before planning it.
It is highly recommended to purchase travel insurance. You need to make sure that it covers emergency evacuation at high altitude. Altitude sickness may attack you though you are physically fit. The only solution is to take time and walk slow. If you feel uncomfortable, it is suggested to go lower elevation.
The best month for the trek is during the pre-monsoon months. This is generally from March to May. However, post-monsoon months starting from late September till December are also considered favorable. You need to prepare accordingly during the winter seasons. Some people also go trekking in February and early September.
This hike in Nepal is completely safe and has very minimal requirements. However, some possibilities of threats will be discussed by our experts. We encourage every traveler to take a professional training guide. They will provide you information regarding locations as you go.
Yes, the trek is fixable. We can continue to other trekking as per guest request. However, visit other trekking sites may include additional charge.
You will be provided several booking options that include such as online booking, wire transfer, or cash on arrival. Similarly, we suggest you go through our booking policy. It is better to read every policy thoroughly before you head to the payment. Please feel free to get in touch with us in case of any other queries.
We will run our booked trips under normal circumstances. You will still be going on the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the whole trip even if there are fewer participants. Please note that we will not be continuing the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemics or catastrophes, etc.
2 Days from US $1100
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