A picturesque ancient Newa dominant village, Chitlang is where you can find peace of mind in nature and enjoy the lush forest, surreal landscapes, and scenic beauty.
Located southwest of Kathmandu Valley, Chitlang is a perfect destination for a quick getaway from your hectic day-to-day life. Surrounded by the Chandragiri Hills, Chitlang carries an important historical significance as it was a favoured resting stop in the old trading routes from Tibet to India. Not just that, if we were to turn the pages of history—in the late 18 century—the Malla dynasty had come into exile to Chitlang after Prithivi Narayan Shah conquered their lands.
What to do when in Chitlang?
A short hike along with the greenery of nature, listening to the chirping of birds and a scenic view of hills is one of the highlights of reaching Chitlang. If you want to explore more, there are several destinations around Chitlang—Chandragiri, Markhu and Kulekhani—that are worth visiting. Each destination has its own significance and beauty, which can be explored if you don't want to limit your experience.
• Tour the organic farm
Chitlang is also known as an organic village. Not only can you explore the organic farms here, but you can also learn more about them through the friendly farm owners who are more than happy to let you in on the health benefits of organic vegetables and fruits.
• Visit Bhedafarm
Located close to Markhu and Kulekhani village, Chitlang’s Bhedafarm is the largest grazing land in Nepal. Besides being famous for its scenic, layered and green terraces for its dazzling landscape, Bhedafarm is also one of Nepal's oldest goat/sheep farming projects.
• Taste the famous goat cheese
Besides its landscapes, Chitlang is also famous for its goat cheese. Nepal’s first goat cheese factory, which simply goes by Goat Cheese Factory, cannot be missed when you’re in Chitlang. Ashok Singh Thakuri, the owner of the factory, learned the makings of goat cheese in France. Upon his return, he started a goat farm and opened his own cheese factory.