Chandragiri, Chitlang, Indrasarovar Day Hiking - 1 Day

Thankot Chitlang Indrasarovar Day Hiking - 1 Day
Trip Information
  • Duration1 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude2551 m
  • ActivityHiking
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeSept to Jun
  • Explore the tranquil lake of Indra Sarovar in an amazing boat ride with additional activity of fishing.
  • Savor and explore the delicious goat cheese in the cheese factory located in Chitlang while getting info about production, processing and marketing.
  • View the organic farming methods in the organic village of Chitlang with terrace farming and traditional methods of farming.
  • Explore the goat farm and goat cheese factory as a quick escape from the bustling city of Kathmandu.

Chandragiri Chitlang Indra Sarovar Day Hiking is a fascinating hiking adventure that takes you to the historical places, one of the big water-source of a kingdom and one of the nature proof favorable climates of the kingdom of Nepal.

Trip Introduction: Chandragiri, Chitlang, and Indra Sarovar

Chitlang is located at 22 KM away from Kathmandu in the South West region. Before the establishment of national highway that connects India and Kathmandu, Chitlang was considered as the “by walking Highway” to reach India and the Southern part of Nepal. This is a legendary place for Nepal where motor cars are brought in to the capital city of Kathmandu by people carrying in over their shoulder as there was not any road to India and southern part of Nepal from Kathmandu.

There are lots of shreds of evidence, which show that there was the civilized society in ancient centuries in Chandragiri Chitlang Indra Sarovar Day Hiking region. Numerous temples with stone and wooden artifacts, fascination guest houses, water sources carved in stone relics, the ancient inscription of old centuries available give the confirmation of those ancient civilized society resided here.

Chitlang village is encompassed by wonderful green forest that consists of more than 160 types of birds and animals. The magnificent green fields are incorporated fascination of Chitlang. The man-made Indra Sarovar Lake lies in the southern side of the village. The Kulekhani Hydro Electric Project is based on this Indra Sarovar. One can reach this grand lake site by easy hiking of one or 2 hours from Chitlang.

The hills of Chitlang offer one of the best hiking open doors around Kathmandu. Rather than traveling through vehicle hiking and trekking is a good consideration to reach Chitlang.

Attractions of Chandragiri Chitlang Indra Sarovar Day Hiking

Goat Farm and Cheese Factory.

Chitlang takes pride in Nepal’s only goat cheese processing industry and the largest goat grazing ground in the country along with this first and renowned goat-milk cheese that are products under French technical expertise.

Ashoka Stupa.

The historical backdrop of Chitlang VDC has been identified by the Ashoka Stupa which tell the history or visits Indian Emperor Ashoka in its ancient days.

Indra Sarovar.

Indra Sarovar, the water source of the Kulekhani Hydropower Project which is established by building a dam in a deep valley in the middle of Kulekhani and Markhu VDCs to gather water from the neighborhood waterways and rivers is an extraordinary model in hydropower engineering. Indra Sarovar spreads over a territory of 7 sq. km is Asia’s first man-made lake. It is likewise a well-known spot for boating and fishing.

Bhaleswor Mahadev.

Bhaleswor Mahadev lies in the 2-3 hours trek upwards the mountain from where one can see the Himalayas of Nepal and Kathmandu Valley from the top.


Taukhel is a traditional Newari village where locales are in living their traditional authentic lifestyle of Newari culture.

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Wake up and drive to Chandragiri

As you wake up you will have breakfast. After breakfast you will continue on a road trip towards Chandragiri in a private or shared vehicle. You will be picked up from the hotel lobby by the representative of Holiday Tours Nepal who will take you to from the bustling city of Kathmandu towards Chandragiri. Upon reaching Chandragiri you will start the hike towards Chitlang which is about four and half hours walk.

You will walk along the trails inside the sub-tropical forests is relatively easy with relatively flat and downhill trail. The trail leads to an ancient Newari settlement in Makwanpur district known as Chitlang.

Hike to Chitlang

Once you finish your hike to Chitlang you will explore the area. You can see ancient artistic monuments with crafted sculptures representing the Newari culture. After that you can engage in various recreational activities like visiting the oldest brewery in Nepal, quad bike riding, farming, pottery, preparing local cuisine, exploring the pear garden, visiting the Bhairav Temple, Ashoka Chaitya, Shivalaya and Satdhara (Seven taps).

Return and explore Indrasarovar

After a well spent afternoon in Chitlang you will return to Indrasarovar. You will trek back for about one and half hour to reach Indrasarovar which is the biggest artificial lake in Nepal for hydroelectricity generation. Once you reach Indrasarovar you will enjoy boating in the late afternoon followed by fishing or camping that is totally upon personal request. After spending quality time in Indrasarovar a private or shared vehicle will take you back to Kathmandu marking the end of one day Chandragiri Chitlang Indrasarovar hiking.

    • The trip departs everyday if the year
    • The trip and trek is fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients

    • The trip is available for solo travelers group travelers and private travelers

    • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well

    • If the given date are not appropriate for the travllers and trekkers the trip can be conducted on the custom date provided by our clients

    • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time specially sometimes in themountains the accommodation are booked prior so prior booking helps a lot

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