Thankot Chitlang Indrasarovar Lake Hiking

Drive to Thankot then Godam village from Kathmandu, hiking uphill journey reaching Chandragiri pass (2250m), passing through rhododendron forests, birds chirping and Kathmandu view. On a clear weather Himalayas range in the north is a great view. Walking downhill will reach Chitlang village which has nice homestay, temples and Chaityas. The trail follows to Markhu village a typical Newari village, then to Indrasarowar and drive back to Kathmandu via Pharping.

The route was main ancient route with historical importance, and was gateway towards the southern plain of Nepal before the opening of Prithivi highway.
The entire hiking duration for Thankot, Chitlang - Indrasarovar Lake (Kulekhani) will be for 8 hours.  We need to starts our journey from Kathmandu at 6:30 am and we will be back to Kathmandu (at your hotel) at 6:00 pm.  Couple of hours takes to reach and back from hiking starting and ending point.

Thankot - Chitlang - Indrasarovar Lake hike itienrary:

06:30am: Pickup at Hotel, drive to Thankot (15 kms, 35 minutes)
07:10am:  Start hiking from Thankot to Chitlang, Lunch will be taken en route to hike.
02:30pm: Hike down to Indrasarovar Lake . From Chitlang it will take 2 hours leisure walk to reach the Lake.
04:30pm: Drive back to Kathmandu, Kulekhani to Kathmandu distance is 45 Kms which will take 1:30 hours to reach Kathmandu.

Note: We suggest you to take packed lunch from Kathmandu.

Trip cost: USD $115 per person

Last Updated: 2014-11-22 by
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Thankot - Chitland Indrasarovar Lake hike highlights

Hiking Duration: 1 day

Region of Hike: Kathmandu valley

Maximum Altitude: 2250m Chandragiri pass

Hiking Grade: Easy

Food: not included

Accommodation: not included

Starting and Ending Point: Thankot/ Kulekhani

Maximum walking: 8 hours

Transportation: Private transportation

Best of the hiking: Thankot - Chitlang – Indrasarovar lake hiking Pass through rhododendron forest and villages and ends at tranquil Lake Indrasarovar  is best nature walk with bird watching around Kathmandu.

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Private transportation
English speaking tour/hiking guide

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Best hikingand bird watching trip around Kathmandu valley