Chitlang Hiking - 2 Days

Trip facts

Trip Code: GHA-CH-105
Duration: 2 days
Best Season: Mar - May/Sep - Nov
Max. Altitude: 1950 M
Trip Grade: Easy
Accommodations: Hotel, Lodge, Home stay
Transportation: Private Vehicle

Chitlang VDC located in the south west part of kathmandu valley in the mid-hills called Mahabharat range. Chitlang is an ancient Newar settlement dating back to the Lichchavi era. In the past, before the Tribhuwan Rajpath (a highway that links India and Nepal) was established, Chitlang was the "On foot route" to get to India. The Chitlang VDC is surrounded by beautiful green forest, which is the habitat of more than 160 species of birds and animals. The another attraction of Chitlag Hike is the Indra Sarovar Lake and the apple Garden with thousands of apple trees.

Itienery Overview

Day 01: Morning drive to Thankot by a private vehicle. A short hike for about 3 hours.  After reaching Chitlang, an enjoyalbe view of Apple Garden. Afternoon Visit to Bhairab temple, a spectacular view of the Newari Tribes and Satdhara. Overnight at the local Home stay.
Day 02: Early breakfast and hike down to the Indra Sarovar Lake. Boating on Indra Sarovar Lake. Drive back to kathmandu. Overnight at the Hotel.

Useful Informations

During the trip such thing weather, local Politics, transportation and other factors are beyond our control which can change our itinerary. However it is unlikely that the itinerary would be changed. If the cases alternative itinerary is needed the leader (Guide) will decide what is the best alternative itinerary for the whole group. Whether the change of itinerary is does not matter, we can do everything and minimized it effect but we can not be responsible for the result of delay.

Day 01: Morning drive to Thankot by a private vehicle. A short hike for about 3 hours.  After reaching Chitlang, an enjoyalbe view of Apple Garden. Afternoon Visit to Bhairab temple, a spectacular view of the Newari Tribes and Satdhara. Overnight at the local Home stay.
Day 02: Early breakfast and hike down to the Indra Sarovar Lake. Boating on Indra Sarovar Lake. Drive back to kathmandu. Overnight at the Hotel.

Price Include

  • Hotel in Kathmandu with BB Plan.
  • All airport drop and pick up.
  • Internal transport and flight within your Nepal staying as per the itinerary.
  • 3 meals a day during the hiking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as indicated by the itinerary.
  • Accommodation while hiking in twin sharing basis tents or local lodges / guesthouses.
  • Entry Permit and TIMS Card
  • Professional English speaking tour leader, guides.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Exclude

  • International air fare to/ from Nepal.
  • Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Insurance which covers, medical, emergency evacuation, lost, theft expenses.
  • Drinks: both alcoholic and bottled other than sterilized drinking water.
  • Laundry fees.
  • All food and beverages other than on the itinerary.
  • Tips and gratitude provided to staff.

WHERE IS NEPAL ?
Nepal is located in South Asia and is bordered by China to the North and India to the East, West and South. Nepal is also country of World highest peak Mt. Everest.

WHY IS NEPAL SUCH A FASCINATING COUNTRY FOR MANY PEOPLE ?
Nepal is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical location and variation in attitude. The elevation of the country ranges from sea level to the highest point on earth Mt. Everest at 8,848 meter ( 29,029 Feet). All of this variation is within a distance of less than 100 miles, resulting in climate conditions from sub-tropical to extreme cold. The breath-taking Himalayas of Nepal awaits you. So experience the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas and the fabulous culture of hospitality of the Nepalese. 

HOW CAN I ENTER NEPAL ?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and non-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Culcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa & Varanasi. 

All visitors can enter by Land through any of these entry points on the India-Nepal Boarder.

  1. Pani Tanki- Kakarbhitta ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  2. Raxual- Birjung ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  3. Rupaidiya- Nepalgunj ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  4. Mohana- Dhangadi ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  5. Banbasa/Mahendranagar, Gaddachauki ( Nepal-India Boarder)
  6. Khasa, Liping/Tatopani on the Tibet, China-Nepal boarder respectively.


VISA INFO:  Entry Visa fees- at present US$ 25 for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry to Nepal. You can take visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport. 

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO TRAVEL IN NEPAL :
Because of its elevation, Nepal can divided into three zones-the high mountains, the mid-hills and the flat plains called the Terai. The Everest, Langtang and Annapuran Trekking destinations in the mountains are cool throughout the year. The mid-hills, including Kathmandu & Pokhara, are cool except in the summer months from May to July. Temperatures in these cities during the summer remain much cooler that in many cities of the region. Lumbini, Chitwan and Janakpur in the Terai plains are hot in summer ( March-July) but cold in winter( December- February). 

Any month of the year would be good to visit Nepal around the mid-hills & flat plains and September to May is good time for trekking and expedition. 

IS SOMEONE GOING TO MEET ME AT THE AIRPORT ? 
Our airport representative will come to the airport to pick up. We will be displaying a play card Global Holidays Adventure with your name on it. You need a visa to Nepal. You can easily get a visa upon your arrival in TIA airport, Kathmandu on paying US$. 40 for a month US$. 100 for three 
months.

DO I HAVE PRE_DEPARTURE MEETING ? 
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the Hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek leader. 

While briefing, please bring passport, 3 copies of passport size photos, travel insurance, writing pen and notepad.

HOW DO I PAY TO GLOBAL HOLIDAYS ADVENTURE ?
How do i pay to Global Holidays Adventure? 
After the trip confirmation you will send around 25% advance deposited by wire transfer to GHA Bank Account and remaining you can pay after your arrival by Cash or Credit Card but to pay by credit card there will be extra 4% bank service charge. Now Traveller Cheque is not acceptable as per the rule & regulation of Nepal Rastra Bank. We accept visa card, master card & National Card. 

WHAT SORT OF ACCOMMODATION CAN EXPECT IN KATHMANDU AND DURING THE TOUR ?
There are all kind of Hotel simple to 5* hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwon, Lumbini and others places. It's depends on your demand but normally in our tour package we use standard rooms from 3* or 4* on BB Basis.  

WHAT'S THE COMMON FROM OF GREETING IN NEPAL ?
It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you?, I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc. 

WHAT ARE THE BASIC NEPALI CUSTOMS THAT I NEED TO KNOW ?
When visiting a temple, always circumambulate it is a clockwise direction. 
Take off your shoes before entering a temple or a Nepalese home. 
Entrance to some temples is forbidden, so look out for such notices.
Seek permission to take photographs inside temples or of religious ceremonies. 
You can accept a handshake offered by either a male or a female but never offer your hand first. 
Show decency in dress and avoid any show of public affection. 

HOW ARE COMMUNICATION FACILITIES IN NEPAL ? 
Mobile coverage is wide in Nepal, even in the rural areas. Internet facilities are available in hotels and cyber cafes in all major cities. Apart from the urban centers, popular trekking destinations-the Annapuran and Everest Region, also have modern communication facilities. 

WHAT IS THE CURRENCY OF NEPAL ?
Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee ( Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is NRS or Rs. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Rupees. Coin has not been popular in Nepal hence is almost always ignored in business. 

ARE THERE ATM FACILITIES IN NEPAL ?
Yes, in Kathmandu, Pokhara and main city of Nepal there is the facilities of ATM. 

WHERE CAN I EXCHANGE MY MONEY ?
It is illegal to exchange foreign currency with persons and organizations other than those authorized such as Travel Company, Banks, Hotels and Licensed money changers. 

DO I NEED TO TIP MY GUIDE AND DRIVER ? HOW MUCH WOULD THAT BEST ?
This is difficult things to tell. It's up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and drivers thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide. 

WHAT ESSENTIAL DOCUMENTS DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME ON TOUR ?

  • Valid passport, must be valid up to 6 months after return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy.
  • Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for trip.
  • Cash, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate.
  • Flight ticket.
  • Emergency contact numbers for insurance & family contact.

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH REQUIREMRNTS TO VISIT NEPAL ? 
Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.

Normally, no special equipments are required for a short hike but we suggest you to be wear comfortable shoes and carry a bag with all your needy materials such as medicine, money, etc. 

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