Chitlang to Kunchhal Village Home Stay Trek near Kathmandu (2 Nights / 3 Days)
This is the best hiking route around Kathmandu Valley. You will be staying at people's homes as homestay in both locations to experience rural life first hand. Kulekhani and Chitlang are the top looped location for sightseeing, nature exploration, and rural life experience. You will also get to experience boating in the biggest artificial lake of Nepal called Indra Sarovar formed by the Kulekhani Dam. This trek and trip combo pack are suitable for any age group of people and too perfect for a family vacation.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 2x Breakfast
- 2x Dinner
- 3x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 2 nights
- Private transportation
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- All entrance fees
- Professional Guide
- Entry/Admission - Chitlang resort
- Entry/Admission - Kulekhani Reservoir
What's excluded :
- Bar & beverage
- Gratuity (Recommended)
Day 1: Drive to Matatirtha and Hike to Chitlang
Pass By: MataTirtha Temple, Chandragiri 44614, Nepal
Your hike to Chitlang starts after you have had your breakfast in your hotel. You will be picked up from the suggested location and driven to Matatirtha. It will take about 40 minutes to reach Matatirtha. Matatirtha can be translated as a mother's shrine. It is located in Chandragiri Municipality. It has vague religious aspects and values. Matatirtha is usually visited on Mother's Day as showing respect to their mothers. The place was meant basically for, but nowadays, it is visited by many religions. There is also a sacred pond in the area where people who have lost their mother takes a dip on Mother's Day.
After Matatirtha, you will hike towards Chitlang. The way is first uphill then downhill. You will first reach Deurali ridge where you can enjoy the scenery of several peaks like Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang, Gaurishanker, and Mt. Everest in bright days. There will be a subtropical forest surrounding you with no less or no people around. There are only a few teashops scattered in the area, so prepare yourself with light snacks and water bottles if you needed it on the way. After 4-5 hours of peaceful journey amid nature, you will reach Chitlang. Chitlang lies in the south-west of Kathmandu and is 22km far. Its location is in mid-hills of the Mahabharat range. Chitlang is an ancient Newar village with proof of being a civilized society of ancient times. It has many ancient temples; stone water taps and rest houses with several historical sites like Pauwa, Shiwalayas, Ashok Chaitya, and Saat Dhara. You will enjoy the beautiful day in the beautiful terrain and natural beauty. It is rich in flora and fauna with unique craftsmanship, artistic creation, and pagoda roofs laid in many corners. You will be staying in the homes of local people as a homestay in Chitlang for the night with a local lifestyle. You can interact with rural life trying their local fresh produce and way of living.
Accommodation included: Overnight at Homestay
Day 2: Hike from Chitlang to Kunchhal
Stop At: Chitlang resort, Chitlang 44100, Nepal
This day you will explore Chitlang in the morning. You will visit historical sites like Saat Dhara and Ashok Chaitya and also a local goat cheese factory situated in the area. Then after exploring, you will hike towards Kunchhal. It will be 4 – 5 hours of hike to Kunchhal. Funchal village is located in Makawanpur District. Previously, it had a small narrow path throughout the region, so it was called Kunchhal. The human settlement started in the Nepali Sambat 833, as stated in the historical stone tap in the area. The significant highlights of Kunchhal are the old stone water taps, Ganesh temple, Newari lifestyle, festivals, music, foods, and drinks. As you enter the region, you will see houses made of red muds and woods. The area has the scope of agricultural and rural tourism. You will also be staying in the homes of locals as homestay in Kunchhal too. In the night, enjoy a local cultural program conducted there.
Duration: 5 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Homestay
Day 3: Explore Kunchhal village and Drive to Kulekhani and back to Kathmandu
Stop At: Kulekhani Reservoir, Kulekhani Dam Rd, Kulekhani 44100, Nepal
Today, rise early in the morning for your breakfast and then get ready to explore the town. You will find yourself fresh and active due to the energizing natural environment there. Then you will ride a vehicle to Kulekhani, which is 10 km far from Kunchhal. Kulekhani has the biggest artificial lake called Indra Sarovar. The lake is created due to Kulekhani Dam that is used to produce hydroelectricity. You can enjoy activities like boating and fishing. Due to its amazing landscapes, it is best for adventurous tourism. After spending some moment in the area, you will have lunch in Kunchhal and then drive back to Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be dropped at your hotel, which marks the end of your three days hike and drives.
Duration: 4 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Matatirtha, Chandragiri 44600, Nepal
Traveler pickup is offered
We will pick up our customers from the hotel inside the ring road and the Boudha area.
Departure Time :8:15 AM
Return Detail :Kulekhani 44100, Nepal
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.