|Trip Code: BT-124
|Total Duration: 02 days
|Destination: Short Hiking
|Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec
|Group Size: 1 - 12
Chandragiri Chitlang is a beautiful village trek that can be done over a short period of time. The trek starts by driving to Matatirtha, a small settlement towards the southwest corner of Kathmandu valley. This 13 kilometer ride from the city center would take around an hour. Once you get off in Matatirtha your hiking on foot begins. You will hike through the foot of the hills initially and further you would start climbing on one namely Chandragiri. The surrounding around you would be beautiful and on a clear day you will see the mountains as well. The trail encompasses beautiful forest and off road track where motor vehicles rarely travel. From the top of the hill you will be seeing the beautiful village nested below. The trek would take anywhere in between 4-6 hours. Snapping pictures, resting frequently to enjoy the nature would take around 6 hours to reach our final destination. Overnight in Chitlang.
We wake up early in the morning and have homemade and fresh breakfast. Pronto after breakfast we spend around an hour to see around the village. After spending brief moment in the village knowing the culture and snapping the picture we embark on our trail to Kulekhani. With the distance view of Kathmandu city we keep climbing the hill. You will notice that the forest and the tranquility is amazing. Meanwhile, on our way we come across beautiful waterfalls. One of the waterfalls make beautiful natural swimming pool, not too deep, not too shallow. Our final destination Kulekhani is a water reservoir and an artificial lake, which takes around 6 hours from the village of Chitlang. In Kulekhani waits our vehicle which takes us back to Kathmandu.