Kulekhani Dam, Markhu, and Chitlang-1N/2D

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1 Nights / 2 Days


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Embark on a refreshing 1-night, 2-day journey through the scenic wonders of Kulekhani Dam, Markhu, and Chitlang. Day one begins with an early departure from Kathmandu, leading to the picturesque Kulekhani Dam for captivating reservoir views and relaxation. A delightful lunch precedes a short drive to Markhu, where lakeside exploration and cultural immersion await. Nightfall brings cozy accommodations and traditional Nepali cuisine. Day two unfolds with a leisurely exploration of Chitlang's rustic charm, including visits to historic sites and engaging in farm-to-table experiences. A flavorsome lunch marks the conclusion, followed by a fond departure back to Kathmandu, cherishing memories of a serene getaway amidst Nepal's natural beauty.


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Departure from Kathmandu Day 2: Exploring Chitlang

Detail Itinerary

Start your day early, around 7:00 AM, to avoid traffic and make the most of your time. Pack light with essentials like water, snacks, sunscreen, and a camera. Depart from Kathmandu towards Kulekhani Dam. You can either hire a private vehicle or take public transportation. Mid-morning: Arrival at Kulekhani Dam Reach Kulekhani Dam around 9:00 AM, after a scenic drive of approximately 2-3 hours. Stop at designated viewpoints along the way to capture the breathtaking landscapes and stretch your legs. Upon arrival, take some time to soak in the panoramic views of the reservoir and surrounding hills. Late Morning: Exploring Kulekhani Dam Walk along the dam to admire its engineering marvel and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere. Consider taking a short boat ride on the reservoir (if available) for a closer look at the dam and surrounding scenery. Engage in photography sessions to capture memorable moments against the backdrop of the dam. Afternoon: Lunch and Travel to Markhu Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant near Kulekhani Dam, savoring authentic Nepali cuisine. After lunch, embark on a scenic drive to Markhu, which is only a short distance away. The journey takes approximately 30-45 minutes, offering picturesque views of the countryside. Late Afternoon/Evening: Arrival in Markhu Upon reaching Markhu, check into your chosen accommodation, whether it's a guesthouse, homestay, or resort. Freshen up and unwind for a while before heading out to explore the village. Take a leisurely stroll along the shores of the lake, marveling at the serene beauty of the surroundings. Engage in conversations with locals to learn about their way of life and cultural practices. Night: Dinner and Overnight Stay in Markhu Enjoy a traditional dinner at your accommodation or at a local restaurant, indulging in delectable Nepali dishes. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing under the starry sky, reflecting on the day's adventures. Retire to your cozy accommodation for a peaceful night's sleep, rejuvenating for the next day's exploration.

Wake up early to make the most of your second day in Chitlang. Have a hearty breakfast at your accommodation, energizing yourself for the day ahead. Bid farewell to Markhu and embark on a scenic drive to Chitlang, which takes approximately 1-2 hours. Mid-morning: Arrival in Chitlang Reach Chitlang by late morning and immerse yourself in the charm of this rustic village. Visit the historic Chitlang Homestay, where you can interact with locals and experience the traditional Newari lifestyle firsthand. Explore the Goat Cheese Factory and learn about the artisanal process of cheese-making, a renowned specialty of Chitlang. Late Morning/Early Afternoon: Sightseeing and Activities Take a leisurely walk through the village, admiring the ancient temples, traditional architecture, and lush greenery. Visit the Organic Farm and indulge in some farm-to-table experiences, picking fresh fruits or vegetables (depending on the season). Engage in optional activities such as hiking, birdwatching, or simply relaxing amidst nature's bounty. Afternoon: Lunch and Departure Enjoy a sumptuous lunch featuring organic delicacies at one of the local eateries in Chitlang. After lunch, it's time to bid farewell to Chitlang and begin your journey back to Kathmandu or your onward destination. Depart from Chitlang around 2:00 PM to ensure a timely return.

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Depart From location icon Kathmandu
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