CHANDRAGIRI HILL AND CHITLANG HIKING

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destination Chandragiri Hill
duration 2 Days
grade Beginner
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Chandragiri
max altitude 2,650m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 390
Pax 2 USD 350
Pax 3 USD 290
Pax 4 to 6 USD 280
Pax 7 to 12 USD 250
Pax 13 to 18 USD 230
Pax 19 to 24 USD 190
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CHANDRAGIRI HILL AND CHITLANG HIKING

Chandragiri Hill is located on the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley and offers stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mount Everest, as well as the Kathmandu Valley. The hiking trail to Chandragiri Hill is relatively easy and suitable for hikers of all levels. The hill is also accessible by cable car, which provides a convenient option for those who prefer not to hike. At the top of Chandragiri Hill, there is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, as well as a restaurant and a viewpoint tower. Visitors can spend a day exploring the hill, enjoying the views, and participating in various activities like paragliding.
 

Chitlang is a picturesque village located in the Makwanpur district of Nepal, about 22 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu. The hiking trail to Chitlang is a bit more challenging compared to Chandragiri Hill, but it rewards hikers with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lush green landscapes. Chitlang is known for its organic farming practices, and visitors can witness traditional farming methods and taste organic produce during their hike. The village also has historical significance, with ancient stone sculptures and temples scattered throughout the area. Hikers can explore the village, interact with the friendly locals, and even stay overnight in homestays to experience the local culture and hospitality.

Both Chandragiri Hill and Chitlang offer a peaceful escape from the busy city life of Kathmandu and provide an opportunity to connect with nature. Whether you choose to hike to Chandragiri Hill or Chitlang, both destinations offer unique experiences and stunning natural beauty.

ITINERARY

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We first take about 30-40 minutes to drive to Chandragiri cable car station, our start point of the hiking. We start hiking towards Chandragiri Hills top (2729m) which is an old temple site but have been a new popular touristic site lately after the establishment of the Cable car. The area is full of natural greenery as it has a lush sub-tropical forest with verities of flora and fauna. It's about 4-5 hours hike through some minor hills, lush jungle, a small village at Chhap Bhanjyang (you may be lucky if find a local shop to have a cup of relaxing tea/coffee here). Chandragiri Hill which is a very beautiful site with Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple, restaurants, park site, etc. On a clear day, you can observe spectacular mountains views from east to west including Mt. Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang mountain range, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Mt. Everest, API, etc. After enjoying lunch together with the beauty ul views of Chandragiri Hills, the Himalayan views, then we hike down towards Chitlang. Chitlang is an ancient village which still has lots of evidence like ancient temples, rest houses artistically made, stone water taps, some of the rudraksha farm, etc., that proves it was a civilized society in ancient time. There are some lodges to stay and Chitlang Village also gives you an opportunity of the homeland, where you can interact and get an insight into the rural life in Nepal. Historical sites like Pauwa, Saat Dhara (seven water taps), Shiwalaya, and some other archeological monuments gives you more pleasure during the staying in Chitlang. Overnight in lodges at Chitlang.

We have breakfast and start our hike relaxed. After about one and half hour's hike, we reach Kulekhani. Khulekhani has the biggest artificial Lake (dame) in Nepal made to produce hydroelectricity. The lake's name is Indrasarobar (sarobar means lake). We can enjoy boating in the lake. Then after lunch, we drive back to Kathmandu. We pass through Dakshinkali Temple (temple of Hindu Goddess) and a Buddhist monastery in Pharping. We may take opportunity to explore around the temple and monastery if we prefer to. Continue drive back to Kathmandu.

SERVICES

Cost Includes:

  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Chandragiri to Kathmandu by private car.
  • One night standard twin sharing Hotel in Chitlang with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • All necessary paperwork including Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park Entry Permit fees.
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • Hotel accommodation In Kathmandu
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Sherpa Trekking Porter to carry your luggage during the trek
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)

EQUIPMENTS

Backpack: A comfortable and durable backpack to carry all your essentials.

Clothing:
 - Lightweight and breathable hiking shirts
 - Long-sleeved shirts and pants to protect against the sun and bugs
 - Fleece or lightweight jacket for cool evenings
 - Rain jacket or poncho
 - Hiking shorts and pants
 - Underwear and socks (consider moisture-wicking materials)
 - Hat or cap for sun protection
 - Swimsuit (if you plan to swim in any lakes or rivers)

Footwear:
 - Sturdy hiking boots or shoes with good traction
 - Extra pair of comfortable shoes for evenings or rest days
 - Hiking socks (consider moisture-wicking materials)

Personal items:
 - Sunscreen with a high SPF
 - Insect repellent
 - Personal hygiene items (toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, etc.)
 - Towel
 - Prescription medications (if applicable)
 - First aid kit with essentials like band-aids, pain relievers, and blister treatment
 - Hand sanitizer or wet wipes

Navigation and safety:
 - Map and compass or GPS device
 - Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
 - Whistle for emergencies
 - Multi-tool or pocket knife
 - Water purification system or tablets
 - Emergency blanket

Food and water:
 - Lightweight and high-energy snacks
 - Water bottles or hydration bladder (ensure you have enough capacity for the hike)

Electronics:
 - Mobile phone and charger
 - Power bank for charging on the go

Miscellaneous:
 - Trekking poles (optional but can provide added stability and support)
 - Camera or GoPro to capture the beautiful scenery
 - Extra plastic bags or dry bags for organizing and protecting your belongings
 - Cash and identification documents in a waterproof pouch

Remember to pack light and only carry what is necessary for your hike. It's also advisable to check the weather forecast before your trip and adjust your packing list accordingly.

GOOD TO KNOW

- Chandragiri Hill is a popular tourist destination located in Kathmandu, Nepal. It offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley and the Himalayan range.
- The hill is about 7 kilometers west of Kathmandu and can be reached by a cable car or by hiking.
- The cable car ride takes about 10 minutes and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape. It is a convenient option for those who prefer not to hike.
- If you choose to hike, it will take approximately 2-3 hours to reach the top of Chandragiri Hill. The trail is well-marked and relatively easy, suitable for all fitness levels. However, it is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and carry water and snacks.
- Chitlang is a beautiful village located in the Makwanpur district of Nepal, about 22 kilometers southwest of Kathmandu.
- The village is known for its scenic beauty, lush greenery, and tranquil atmosphere. It is a popular destination for hiking and nature lovers.
- The hiking trail to Chitlang offers stunning views of the surrounding hills, forests, and farmlands. It takes approximately 4-5 hours to reach Chitlang from Kathmandu by foot.
- Along the way, you will come across picturesque villages, terraced fields, and friendly locals. It is a great opportunity to experience the rural lifestyle and culture of Nepal.
- Chitlang also has some interesting attractions such as the Chitlang Organic Village Resort, Kulekhani Lake, and the ancient Chitlang Temple.
- It is recommended to carry a water bottle, snacks, and sunscreen while hiking to Chitlang. Wearing comfortable hiking shoes and lightweight clothing is also advised.
- It is always a good idea to check the weather conditions before embarking on any hiking trip and to inform someone about your plans for safety purposes.

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Chandragiri Hill is a popular tourist destination located on the outskirts of Kathmandu, Nepal. It offers stunning views of the Kathmandu Valley and the surrounding mountains. The hill is also home to the historic Chandragiri Fort, which adds to its cultural significance.

Chandragiri Hill can be reached by road from Kathmandu. It is approximately 16 kilometers away from the city center. You can hire a taxi or take a local bus to reach the base station of the cable car, which will take you to the top of the hill.

The cable car ride to Chandragiri Hill is a thrilling experience. It offers panoramic views of the lush green hills and the Kathmandu Valley. The ride takes around 10-15 minutes and is a convenient and scenic way to reach the top of the hill.

At Chandragiri Hill, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, take a walk around the hilltop, visit the Chandragiri Fort, and explore the nearby Bhaleshwor Mahadev Temple. There are also restaurants and cafes where you can relax and enjoy a meal with a view.

Chitlang hiking is a popular trekking route located in the Chitlang village of Nepal. It is known for its scenic beauty, lush green landscapes, and cultural heritage. The hiking trail takes you through forests, farmlands, and traditional villages, offering a unique experience of rural Nepal.

The duration of the Chitlang hiking trail can vary depending on your pace and the specific route you choose. On average, it takes around 4-5 hours to complete the hike. However, some people may take longer to explore the surroundings and enjoy the scenic beauty.

During the Chitlang hike, you can enjoy the picturesque views of the countryside, terraced fields, and traditional villages. You will also pass by the historic Chitlang village, which is known for its ancient temples, stone paved streets, and rich cultural heritage. The hike also offers opportunities to interact with the local community and learn about their way of life.

Yes, the Chitlang hike is suitable for beginners as it is not very strenuous. The trail is mostly flat and well-marked, making it easier to navigate. However, it is still advised to have a basic level of fitness and wear comfortable hiking shoes.

Yes, there are several accommodations available in Chitlang, ranging from guesthouses to homestays. These accommodations provide basic facilities and a chance to experience the local hospitality. It is recommended to make prior reservations, especially during peak trekking seasons.

For the Chitlang hike, it is recommended to pack comfortable hiking shoes, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, snacks, a rain jacket (during the monsoon season), and a small backpack. It is also advisable to carry some cash as there might not be ATMs available in the village.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 390
Pax 2 USD 350
Pax 3 USD 290
Pax 4 to 6 USD 280
Pax 7 to 12 USD 250
Pax 13 to 18 USD 230
Pax 19 to 24 USD 190
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 280

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

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Fatima Labed

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December 1, 2023

A Journey Filled with Thrills and Beauty

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Embarking on a hiking expedition to Chandragiri and Chitlang with Sherpa Expedition Guide was an experience that exceeded all my expectations. From the moment we set foot on the trail, the beauty and thrill of the journey unfolded before our eyes. The hiking route took us through a variety of terrains, each offering its own unique charm. From steep ascents to gentle descents, we were treated to a dynamic and exhilarating adventure. The panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys were nothing short of awe-inspiring, leaving us in a constant state of wonder. What made this journey truly exceptional was the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the local culture. Our guide's deep knowledge of the region allowed us to visit traditional villages, where we had the chance to interact with the friendly locals and learn about their customs and traditions. The warm hospitality and genuine smiles of the people we encountered along the way added a special touch to the overall experience. Sherpa Expedition Guide's commitment to our safety and comfort was evident throughout the journey. The team provided us with top-quality hiking gear, delicious meals that catered to our dietary preferences, and comfortable accommodations that allowed us to rest and rejuvenate after each day's adventure. In conclusion, my experience with Sherpa Expedition Guide in Chandragiri and Chitlang was nothing short of extraordinary. The combination of thrilling hikes, stunning landscapes, and cultural immersion made this journey one that I will cherish forever. I highly recommend Sherpa Expedition Guide to anyone seeking an unforgettable adventure in Nepal.

Shari Rietheimer

Australia

November 1, 2023

Unveiling the Hidden Gems

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My recent hiking expedition to Chandragiri and Chitlang with Sherpa Expedition Guide was an experience that left me speechless. From the moment we began our journey, it was evident that we were in for an adventure filled with discovery and wonder. The hiking trails took us through a tapestry of landscapes, each more stunning than the last. From the dense forests teeming with wildlife to the terraced fields and charming villages, every step of the way was a revelation. The panoramic views of the Himalayas and the surrounding valleys were simply breathtaking, making every effort worthwhile. What truly set this journey apart was the opportunity to explore the hidden gems of the region. Our guide's deep knowledge of the area allowed us to visit off-the-beaten-path locations, where we encountered ancient temples, serene monasteries, and cultural sites that were steeped in history. The chance to interact with the locals and learn about their way of life added a whole new dimension to the experience. Sherpa Expedition Guide's attention to detail and commitment to our comfort were commendable. The team provided us with well-maintained hiking gear, delicious and nutritious meals, and comfortable accommodations that allowed us to rest and recharge after each day's adventure. Their professionalism and expertise were evident in every aspect of the journey. In conclusion, my journey through Chandragiri and Chitlang with Sherpa Expedition Guide was an experience that will stay with me forever. The combination of stunning landscapes, cultural immersion, and the expertise of our guide made this expedition one that I will cherish forever. I wholeheartedly recommend Sherpa Expedition Guide to anyone seeking a journey of discovery and wonder in Nepal.

Debbie Makowski-Kowalka

Australia

October 11, 2023

A Tranquil Escape to Chandragiri and Chitlang

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Embarking on a hiking expedition to Chandragiri and Chitlang with Sherpa Expedition Guide was an experience that surpassed all my expectations. From the moment we set foot on the trail, it was evident that we were in for a truly remarkable journey. The hiking route took us through some of the most breathtaking landscapes I have ever encountered. The lush greenery, rolling hills, and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains left me in awe at every turn. The serenity of the surroundings was unparalleled, providing the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. One of the highlights of the trip was the chance to explore the cultural heritage of the region. Our guide's deep knowledge of the area allowed us to visit ancient temples, monasteries, and traditional villages, where we had the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals and learn about their rich cultural traditions. Sherpa Expedition Guide's commitment to our comfort and safety was evident throughout the journey. The team provided us with top-quality hiking gear, delicious meals, and comfortable accommodations that allowed us to rest and rejuvenate after each day's adventure. Overall, my experience with Sherpa Expedition Guide in Chandragiri and Chitlang was nothing short of extraordinary. The combination of serene landscapes, cultural immersion, and the expertise of our guide made this hiking expedition one that I will cherish forever. I highly recommend Sherpa Expedition Guide to anyone seeking a tranquil and adventurous experience in Nepal.

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